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Intensity Matters

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      14 comments

On Oct 1 I made a re-commitment to myself and to losing weight. Let's face it, a 2 month plateau will either be your doing or your undoing and I really, really want it to be my doing. So, Sat, Oct 1 was my daughters 13th birthday, she spen... Read more

October Starting Fresh

Saturday, October 01, 2011      13 comments

In July I'd lost 30 pounds. My daughter and I talked about me losing 30 more pounds by today, her 13th birthday, October 1. Well, I've spent the last 2+ months on a plateau, always weighing within 2-3 pounds of the weight I posted this morning... Read more

I'm Frustrated

Sunday, September 18, 2011      16 comments

Pure and simple, I'm frustrated. I'm eating completely within my ranges, I'm doing cardio, I'm doing ST. I'm drinking my water, I'm not drinking alcohol. I've changed up my workouts... I'm starting to think about trying some HCG to see... Read more

Recently MIA...But Back on Track

Monday, September 05, 2011      10 comments

So recently I hit my first really BIG bump in the road on this journey. I went AWOL, I was so completely MIA, I couldn't find myself! Mid July came and I was doing well, I handled hubby's birthday and though I didn't eat great, I worked ou... Read more

Sometimes I reach the end...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      11 comments

In my life before SP (I hate to call it BS, but that about sums it up, Before Spark) I would reach the end of myself often, about every other week. The end of me is not pretty...it's tired, sometimes sick, I have no energy, my mouth runs but ha... Read more

Nampa Idaho Tour w/Pictures

Monday, July 11, 2011      10 comments

One of the challenges for my The Amazing Race Team race is to blog about a walking tour of our city. I took pictures along the way. The walk was short, I went to the oldest part of our old downtown. Here is what I saw. I started at the b... Read more

Family Dynamics

Saturday, July 09, 2011      13 comments

I've written this blog several times...well, started it anyway but never posted it. Two months ago my dad moved back to Idaho from Illinois where he has lived for the past 9 years. He has essentially been out of my life for 11 years and I'... Read more

You've Been Remade

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      10 comments

Christian music speaks to me. I only listen when I'm in the car but I love to sing along and the words are what it is about for me. So, I was just on a SP page of a friend who is struggling and this song came to my mind...and I have to share i... Read more

I did pushups...Yep...

Monday, June 27, 2011      6 comments

So recently I read The Spark. It was a great reminder of the stages, took me back to the basics. So I was very interested in the back of the book, near the end where it was talking about the 10 minute exercises. As you know, I've been stuck a... Read more

Food from A-Z Thank You GiantMicrobe

Friday, June 24, 2011      4 comments

A: is for Apple, what’s your favorite variety? Apples are too much trouble to eat - but we have a Fuji apple tree so I do lots of applesauce, apple pie and apple crisp B: is for Bread, regardless of nutrition, calories, or whole grains w... Read more

Embracing my "Stuckness"

Thursday, June 16, 2011      9 comments

I'm stuck. I'm at a plateau. I've lost 29 pounds in 2011, 22 of those on SP and I'm stuck. I've gained and lost the same 3 pounds for the past several weeks. Stuck tighter than a cork in a jug. *I'm tracking all I eat. Read more

Walking Issues - I need help!

Sunday, June 05, 2011      13 comments

I try to walk as often as the weather allows, but I have some issues. First, I get blisters on the bottom of my feet - on the ball of the foot between the big toe and the "pointer" toe. I wear New Balance walking shoes. I had a shoe guy t... Read more

Shopping Trip 2...

Saturday, June 04, 2011      12 comments

Today I went shopping with my mom, she is a super-shopper, the person that I've shopped with all my life and she knows me better than anyone...I really, really needed some slacks for work. We recently got a new dress code at work that said we c... Read more

I ate...gasp...pop tarts...of all...

Monday, May 30, 2011      12 comments

During the summer we usually buy food that we don't normally have in the house because the kids are home all day and they consume enormous amounts of food - ginormous, enormous quantities of food...so we shopped on Saturday morning, stocking up ... Read more

The Man and Me...

Sunday, May 29, 2011      8 comments

I've been married for almost 17 years...and I love him, I really, really love him. He is the father of the children that I was told I would never have (100% chance of never having children without major medial intervention) yet here are the lo... Read more


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