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A year later...

Thursday, August 07, 2014      4 comments

This blog post is a year after my last post. Last year at around this time, my husband had a stroke and needed my care for months. That was one rocky year! I was caring for my husband in a state away from relatives and loved ones. I got sick mys... Read more

Joys and Sorrows, Ups and Downs (continued?)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013      5 comments

I just read my blog entry of April 15 (the last time I blogged), and I was amazed at the similarity of that blog to today. Yes, ups and downs continue in life, but in spite of them, can we remain faithful to our commitment toward health? M... Read more

Ups and Downs? Keep Pressing

Monday, April 15, 2013      3 comments

We all have ups and downs in life, and I am no different. Situations that have affected my weight loss efforts over the years have included getting a cold or flu, going through a period of not having money (to buy the food I need), or spraining... Read more

The Words "Me First" Are Not Dirty Words

Saturday, March 30, 2013      8 comments

I've had a disappointing week - until today. I'm a college instructor, so every day is filled with activity, even on the weekends. This week was Spring break, and when it started last Friday, I was happy and excited. "Finally, I'll get some r... Read more


Thursday, March 21, 2013      5 comments

I feel great! I've been diligently following the Sparkpeople "way" since January, and I feel good. I lost 18 pounds since then, and I have quite a few benefits. I am able to walk up the hill to my job without getting winded. I feel more aler... Read more

The Wrong Side of the Bed

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      6 comments

Whoo! I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. The past week, I have been feeling what is called the "Imposter Syndrome". I was blessed to get a job teaching and doing research at a university a year and a half ago. But this week... Read more

My Last Mistake

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      2 comments

Sparkcoach asked me to answer the following question: "Think about the last 'mistake' you made that left you feeling upset or off track. Now re-frame that event as a learning opportunity. What did it teach you? How can you be better going forwa... Read more

The "Before" in my Before and After Story (video blog)

Monday, February 18, 2013      8 comments

Since I love reading other's success stories, I finally worked up the courage to start my own! Here's to new beginnings...... Read more

Reflecting on Exercise Goals

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      2 comments

In Sparkcoach, I was asked to state a new exercise goal... something that is fun and that can motivate me to attempt to attain it on a long-term basis. I have never been a sports lover or an active person, which is why I'm probably in the weigh... Read more

My Motivation for the Weight Loss

Monday, February 04, 2013      7 comments

In Sparkcoach, I was asked the following question: "Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind your fitness and weight-loss goals. What is your true motivation? What do you hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal?" ... Read more

Peace Be Still

Saturday, January 26, 2013      3 comments

Whew. It's my third full week of being consistent on Sparkpeople, and this week had so many challenges, now that I look back on it! Early in the week I had a serious stomach flu (so much so that I thought I had food poisoning), so I was pretty... Read more

Jinxes and Other Superstitions

Thursday, January 24, 2013      3 comments

I was reading a section on Sparkpeople this morning which suggested that I blog about the non-weight loss changes that I have experienced since being consistent on Sparkpeople these two weeks (as self-motivation). As I thought about blogging on... Read more

My Thought for 2013: You Don't See Me, You See My Residue

Friday, January 18, 2013      3 comments

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). Read more

Creative Procrastination

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      4 comments

This is my first blog entry in a long time. I have been amazed, recently, at finding out how creative I can get when procrastinating! Procrastination occurs on so many points: 1. Avoiding thinking about issues that need to be resolved (and ... Read more

Thanking Jesus for Monday

Monday, November 28, 2011      2 comments

So happy, so grateful! It's a "sin" to wake up this joyful on a Monday! emoticon Jesus is so good, so kind, so wo... Read more

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