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Thank you, Sparkpeople! An update from me...

Friday, May 16, 2014      45 comments

So it seems my page is being featured as the Motivator of the Day! What an honor! It's been a while since I updated, so just want to let anyone wondering know...I am STILL more or less in maintenance mode after 4 years and some major life ... Read more

The number isn't enough

Sunday, April 07, 2013      5 comments

My original goal weight was 124 pounds and I have managed to remain in a few pounds of that (plus or minus depending on time of year) for 3 years now. Yay me! When that challenge was over I moved on and did Couch to 5K and succeeded. After I ... Read more

Fitbit - One Year Later

Thursday, March 28, 2013      7 comments

One year ago today I received my Fitbit Ultra in the mail and it has been - literally - quite a journey with this gadget! In one year, I ~ walked 3,425,643 steps ~ went a total distance of 1,458.67 miles ~ climbed 2,542 floors ... Read more

Words to live by!

Saturday, July 14, 2012      6 comments

Saw this on Swanson Vitamins Facebook page this AM and thought I'd share... ... Read more

Overcoming obstacles

Thursday, July 12, 2012      6 comments

This week on my Harry Potter team challenge, one of the ways to earn points is by writing a blog addressing the following topic: What's something you're having to overcome in your journey? How are you handling this on your own terms? ... Read more

Hiding something HUGE

Sunday, June 10, 2012      6 comments

One of the tasks this week on my Harry Potter team is: Post a blog about something you've been hiding from yourself/lying to yourself about...anything from amounts of calories you're actually consuming to whether you should be sneaking that... Read more

My excuse

Friday, May 18, 2012      6 comments

This week one of the tasks in the Harry Potter weekly challenge is to blog about an excuse you tell yourself that gets in the way of weight loss/health plan or an obstacle I deliberately don't fight... My excuse/obstacle is TIME. Luckily I... Read more

I did and I didn't...

Saturday, March 24, 2012      8 comments

First of all, I would like to say thank you to each one of you who offered me condolences and/or support on yesterday's blog. I truly appreciate your taking time out of your day to do so and it really touched me. So I am here to report tha... Read more

Heartbroken and wanting to drown my sorrows in red wine and potato chips

Friday, March 23, 2012      20 comments

My grandmother passed away this morning with my mother by her side. After a battle with Alzheimer's she is in heaven with my Grandfather and no longer suffering. I don't really consider myself an emotional eater, at least not to the exte... Read more

I love telling people about the OLD me...

Saturday, February 18, 2012      6 comments

Believe it or not, it's the truth. There was a point in time where I couldn't wait to get far away from this girl and forget about her for good: I thought that ... Read more

Celebrating a miracle

Thursday, February 09, 2012      5 comments

3 years ago today my youngest daughter, Delilah Claire, was born. All babies are miracles, but Delilah Claire is extra special. At 20 weeks pregnant, my water broke prematurely. Doctors told me the outlook was grim - to prepare for the wo... Read more

The moment of truth

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      4 comments

The MRI was finally approved. I go tonight at 7:30 PM to get it done. I am nervous. Not so much about the procedure itself, although that part is a little nerve-wracking in and of itself. But more nervous about getting answers, as silly as t... Read more

In limbo

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      2 comments

So here I am, still waiting...I always feel like I am waiting for something. So I am now pain free - hooray! I am done with the chiro for the time being. My insurance allows 8 visits a year without an official diagnosis and I used 5. I a... Read more

A quick update

Saturday, January 07, 2012      2 comments

Don't have a ton of time but just wanted to give you guys a quick update on my back situation. Chiro checked me out but wouldn't do a ton of work on me because he wanted to know precisely what was wrong because he suspected a major disc pro... Read more


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