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My Husband is Joining My Journey

Thursday, January 05, 2012      1 comments

For the first time since I started my weight loss journey, I am feeling like I could be 100% successful! My husband, who has always been my cheerleader, has finally decided to get off the sideline and join the team! He quit drinking alcohol as o... Read more

Can A Person Be Scared Thin?

Sunday, February 20, 2011      4 comments

On Valentine's Day '11, I accompanied my husband to the doctor for follow-up on blood work he had done. The news was grim. So much so at one point I left the room crying. My 48 year old husband is hypertensive, cholesterol is over 350, triglycer... Read more

I Feel the Need....

Monday, January 17, 2011      4 comments

I feel the need to spill my guts, so here it goes. As you can see, I haven't posted a blog since OCT. I also quit tracking nutrition, fitness and all other things health related. It all started back in March when I started having pain in my uppe... Read more

Something About Me in Fours...

Sunday, October 24, 2010      0 comments

I got this list from my team mate, GaryP....thanks Gary! Four jobs I have had in my life: 1. Blackjack and Poker dealer 2. 911 Dispatcher 3. Radio disc jockey 4. Vegas cocktail waitress Four movies I have watched more than... Read more

Who says you can't go home?

Friday, October 22, 2010      3 comments

This has been a very difficult year for my family and me. We lost my mother in law to cancer in December and my father in law to alzheimer's in September. I've had health issues involving my lap-band surgery, plantar faciatis in my left foot and... Read more

New York City is the real Temptation Island!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      3 comments

I am having such a great time visiting my daughter in NYC, but I have to admit I am not making the best food choices. BBQ chicken (with the skin on), french fries, full fat salad dressing and that was only day one! I have been walking everywhere... Read more

No Poetry, No Spark...Just Me Being Honest About Me!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      6 comments

If you've read my Sparkpage, you know I had weight loss surgery 3 years ago. I lost 60 lbs. in the first year and thought I was well on my way to reaching my goal of losing 180 lbs. The second year proved to be far more difficult. I developed ga... Read more

My Best Cinquain To Date..IV

Friday, June 25, 2010      4 comments

TRIUMPH Triumph Victory in Waves of emotional Battles between mind and spirit Triumph An original poem by Mary B.... Read more

Cinquain III "COLOR"

Saturday, June 19, 2010      1 comments

COLOR Color Between the lines Be mindful of shadows Don't let stereotypes negate Color An original poem by Mary B. Keep it between the lines but remember, you are the artist that draws those boundaries! Read more

Cinquain II (2, 4, 6, 8, 2)

Thursday, June 17, 2010      2 comments

SORROW Sorrow A faded love A forgotten promise A dream that never came to be Sorrow Original Cinquain by Mary B. (who is oddly NOT sorrowful today...a little mellow perhaps)... Read more

Cinquain (2, 4, 6, 8, 2)

Friday, June 11, 2010      3 comments

CRYING Crying Over the milk That once filled the glass Is the same as him leaving you Crying an Original Cinquain by Mary B.... Read more

Spring Break Up

Thursday, June 10, 2010      0 comments

THE SPRING BREAK UP OF WALLACE STEVENS TITLES The paltry nude starts on a spring voyage They us floral decorations for bananas On the curtains in the house of the metaphysician. The mountains are covered with cats The revolutioni... Read more

Musical Haiku

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      0 comments

FLESH Classical, jazz, rap Rock and roll, rhythm and blues Warm touch of soft flesh! Original musical haiku by Mary B.... Read more

Inspirational Haiku

Sunday, June 06, 2010      2 comments

ZERO The snow melts in spring The flowers begin to bloom The scale reads zero! We all start from the same place. When stepping up to the scale, it reads zero for all of us, no matter how much weight we have to lose. It's what we do... Read more

Even Sexier Haiku

Friday, June 04, 2010      1 comments

SHOUT Lyrics of love shout Melodic truth from the soul Deeper in my throat! Original American Haiku by Mary B.... Read more


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