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Fitbit makes me look better than I think I really am
I bought a Fitbit Zip back in January when I saw them on sale. So far it's been a great little tool to track how many steps I take (when I remember to wear it). Between health issues and problems at work, I haven't been intentional about getti... Read more
Shoulder post-op update
Just as I get myself directed back to Spark People after a very, very rough fall 2012, I have shoulder surgery Jan. 8. Even though I have been home from work for a week now, I did NOT feel like doing anything that required use of my shoulder un... Read more
One of my nicknames is Turtle Girl because I identify with and collect turtles. I am very turtle-like in the sense that I have a tough shell, but I also tend to retreat into that shell even though on the outside people see me as friendly and li... Read more
The realizations are setting in...
The realizations are setting in that I am a food addict. I had an alcoholic father. I have a mom who is addicted to cigarettes and who set me up for a lifelong love of sweets. But it is not their fault. I am not going to assign blame; I am g... Read more
Kept my word, sort of...
In my last blog I said I was going to get up early this morning to walk. Well, that didn't happen. I got to bed later than expected and decided to sleep until my normal time.
So tonight, after I took my DS to see some of a soccer practi... Read more
Getting back on track...slowly
Long story short is that I had lost 32 lbs. from Oct. 2011 to Feb. 2012, but then got insanely stressed and busy at work, bought a house, and let my "I Don't Care" sabotage me into gaining 15 lbs. back. It's more complicated than that, but that... Read more
About the blog that got zapped during the storm...
If you read my status update when the big storm hit Friday a week ago (the one that caused power outages all over the eastern half of the country), you'll know I had written a very LONG blog to catch everyone up on why I'd been away from Spark t... Read more
And the journey continues...
I've been on quite the spiritual journey the past few months. I've openly blogged here about my struggles with being in a new job in a new state with multiple layers of transition for myself and my family. 2012 has brought a number of changes,... Read more
General catch-up of last couple weeks~including buying our 1st house
As some of my Spark friends know, we just bought our first house! We're set to close March 30. No, this is not what many people expected who have known of my struggles since we got to Ohio last summer, but I'm in a much better place now. For ... Read more
Finally at peace...got an answer about my job situation
This will have to be a quickie since I have to go to a doctor's appt. soon before I go to work.
I just got an e-mail back from the church in NJ saying that they had just hired someone for their position. For those of you who don't know wha... Read more
Quick job update
Heard back from the church near my hubby's in-laws today. The job doesn't pay nearly enough (as I suspected but was hopeful) and she says I'm over-qualified for the job. If hubby were working full-time, I could probably swing the salary, but w... Read more
Back on the emotional roller coaster
This is NOT a place I wanted or expected to be right now. After all, I have just come off a month of finally feeling at peace with being here in western Ohio, away from our family and friends, dealing with a job that has its good and bad (like ... Read more
Total scale shocker today!
And I do mean a SHOCKER! I was down 3 lbs.! How on earth did that happen, with my lack of sleep, rich food and desserts at my conference, and my PMS bloat this morning?!? Oh well, I guess I shouldn't question it! I just hope that the scale d... Read more
Quick update-good conference!
My conference in Grand Rapids was fabulous! Yes, I'm worn out, but it was so good to see old friends I went to school with, reconnect with others I've known over the years, visit with relatively new friends, and even meet a few new people. I g... Read more
Going out of town for a few days
Hi Spark Friends,
I'm heading out of town in the morning for a conference for work and won't be back until Saturday night. I live in western Ohio and am driving to Grand Rapids, MI. I'm taking my laptop and am hoping to have a little bit ... Read more