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Walking Around Lake Hefner
Since moving to Oklahoma City, OKLA in 2009 I have viewed Lake Hefner as a challenge.
A challenge because I wanted to walk around the entire lake at one time but back then I knew it wasn’t possible. I weighed 287 pounds when arriving in OKC ba... Read more
I Look in the Mirror
I look in the mirror
and what do I see?
A healthier version of the person who is me
I look in the mirror and the face looking back
looks nothing like the me, I knew in the past
Where once, only sadness loomed
my smile now brig... Read more
Still Holds True, Quitting is NOT an Option
When you eat to live instead of live to eat then you become mindful of the things you nourish your body with and you will become a much healthier person. Eating healthy means not only weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight but you sleep bet... Read more
If I Can do it, Anyone Can. NOT TRUE
I often times hate the way I think, I'm so outside the box most of the time. I just read a statement someone made on a fitness message board I frequent. A woman had lost over 100 pounds and in talking to other members she said, "If I can do this... Read more
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