A hard day for me
This is not going to be a bouncy, happy, inspiring, blog. Today I am writing because I need to say this. It is a very tough day. My grand-nephew Eli, who is 3, is on his way to Duke medical center today for a stem cell transplant. Without it... Read more
No more yo-yo
I was asked as part of a challenge whether I had ever yo-yoed... You know, lose it and gain it right back. Of course I have. And I am betting every single member of SparkPeople has at one time or another! But I am done with the yo-yo! How???... Read more
Ounce by ounce, inch by inch...
I used to follow a Spark member who called himself the slowest loser. I think that I may have replaced him. In 2013 I lost a total of 5 pounds. that's right. 5. This year I am down about 11 - just over a pound a month. Not that I am compla... Read more
An optional activity for BLC26 is to blog about your expectations from the challenge. This is a 12 week challenge, and it is pretty activity intense. I do have some pretty big expectations..
1. Have fun! One of the reasons to join a cha... Read more
And They're OFF!!
Today one of my two challenges begins - the second one starts on Saturday. I am really determined that this time I am going to get my weight moving! Today is the BLC26 (Biggest Loser Challenge) and on Saturday the 5% Challenge starts. They ar... Read more
Why I want to lose weight
I am participating in two great challenges that begin this month. One is the 5% Challenge and the other is BLC26. One of the pre-challenge assignments for the 5% challenge is to list the reasons why I want to lose weight. I don't really think... Read more
My DH loves to tease, and my addiction to spark people and the changes I have made are fair game. Here in Orlando we have "Magical dining month" every September, with great restaurant deals - 3 or 4 course dinners for $33. We have made reserva... Read more
Join me in a challenge!
Come one, come all - to lose 5% of your weight in 8 weeks!!
There are many teams to choose from, all located in the Team Forum:
Any Team is Great!
Casual Tr... Read more
OK, if you are a newbie - or maybe even been around a while - you might be asking "What are NSVs, and are they contagious???" An NSV is a non-scale victory. Something special that happens that makes you realize that even if the scale isn't mov... Read more
Anything or Everything
I was married at 18 years old, and my first husband was very materialistic. Whatever anyone else had, he wanted, only bigger and better! We both had good jobs, we had not debt except our house, but he was not a happy person. If his friend got... Read more
My morning walk
Today I had a lovely walk. I had a hard night sleeping, so got out a little later than normal, which meant it was pretty warm out - OK, HOT! I always like seeing the squirrels and birds. We have a beautiful Black Ibis that hangs around in our... Read more
Queen of the Klutzes...
OK, I am clumsy. In a very dramatic way. There was the time I tripped in the SteinMart parking lot, did a double gainer and skinned my knee without ripping my pants or the brace I was wearing on my knee. My 3 BFFs stood there laughing while I... Read more
Healthy or Not? Avocados...
I have to admit, I am not a fruit and veggie eater. Oh, I have a 1/2 cup of orange juice every morning, and always have at least one veggie serving (usually 2) for dinner, but 5 a day? Or 7? Not so much. Still, I have been working on this. ... Read more
Memorial Day 2014
Today I honor all those who lost their lives in the service of our country, as well as those who lost their youth, their innocence, and are carrying the physical and mental scars of their service. Last night I watched the PBS Memorial Day show,... Read more
Take a Hike!
I have started doing a lot more walking in the last couple of months. I was diagnosed with beginning stages of heart disease, and the doctor said 30 minutes or more, 5 times a week. I have been sick twice, and not up to walking, but otherwise ... Read more