I will never give up.....
I've been away from Sparks for way too long. And honestly, I was doing quite well. I had lost 133 pounds through proper eating and exercise. That was back in 2011. I had maintained that weight loss for 4 years. Then my Dad passed away in 2013, d... Read more
On Losing my Dad
On October 30th, just 3 1/2 months ago my Dad, who had been battling lung cancer, lost his battle.
Since then I have been in such a reflective mood. I wasn't devastatingly sad, like I thought I should be. And even I have found that to be odd. ... Read more
On Finding Pennies
Lately I have been questioning a lot of things in my life, just life stuff mainly, am I doing the right thing, should I have done this or that differently, how can I make things better? Yea, just life stuff. And it's got me stressed out.
So I ... Read more
I've Neglected Myself
I have a feeling this is going to be long.
So it's been forever since I blogged, I'd love to say that I took a long vacation and everything is great and I'm at my goal weight and life is perfect. Well, yea, that's what I'd like to say but I ca... Read more
How I REALLY feel
People look at my pictures and comment on how well I have done. They say "You are beautiful", "You look like a different person", "Wow, you must feel so much better."
While each of these statements are great and they give me a rush when I read... Read more
"How have you lost so much weight?"
I am asked time and time again, "How have you lost so much weight?" My answer is pretty simple. I wanted to regain my health. I put a plan in place. And I live that plan daily.
YOU CAN do this too. I promise you, you can.
Is it easy? NO!... Read more
So...I took a break and I'm OK with that
I have been working on my weight loss for a year and a half and I am proud to be able to say I have lost over one hundred pounds. I promised myself when I started that I wouldn't set crazy goals and become discouraged when I didn't meet them. I ... Read more
Happiness is waking to a bright sunny day
Happiness is going for a walk and walking 6 miles without any pain
Happiness is drinking water and enjoying how refreshed I feel afterwards
Happiness is a bowl of huge, red, juicy, sweet s... Read more
A Dear Friend Just Made Me Cry
But they were tears of happiness.
Brian hasn't seen me in a few years, since I moved away from North Carolina almost 4 years ago. When I left the Carolina's I was at my heaviest weight, so he only remembered me being well over three hundred po... Read more
Things I've learned while losing 100 Pounds
1. Making mistakes is OK, learn from them
2. Practice Patience, I'm not going to lose 100 pounds in a couple months
3. Adding more veggies daily isn't that hard when you start out with the ones you already like, then gradually add n... Read more
This Face in the Mirror
Lately, when I look at myself in the mirror, I am surprised at the reflection looking back at me.
I told my husband the other day, "I don't know this face peering back at me."
He replied, "you know her, you just haven't seen her for a very l... Read more
New Sparkers & Weight Loss Tickers - Something I have observed Time and Time Again
I've visited many Spark pages over the years, looking for ideas, inspiration, special stories and the like. I love the diversity of all the Sparkers. Some pages are so happy and upbeat while others have a feeling of being sad and sullen. I see h... Read more
I Need Advice... Help!
This is something that has been tumbling around in my head for quite some time.
It's funny, because I would think I would have this figured out by now, seeing as I have lost 60 pounds. Most days I look in the mirror and don't see the loss. I k... Read more
I'm at Such a Good Place in my Life
I joined Sparks back in June of 2006. I've met many Sparkers along the way. Learned many things about health and nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle but I seriously didn't implement most things I had learned until this past year.
I've go... Read more
One Year and What a Year it's Been!
It was a year ago today I suffered a stroke. It was the scariest day of my life and also, a changing point in my life.
When a Doctor looks at you and tells you that you are killing yourself, you take notice.
Sure I knew I was over weight.... Read more
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