My Husband is Joining My Journey
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?
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....
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...
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?
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!
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!
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
Waves of emotional
Battles between mind and spirit
An original poem by Mary B.... Read more
Cinquain III "COLOR"
Between the lines
Be mindful of shadows
Don't let stereotypes negate
An original poem by
Keep it between the lines but remember, you are the artist that draws those boundaries! ... Read more
Cinquain II (2, 4, 6, 8, 2)
A faded love
A forgotten promise
A dream that never came to be
Original Cinquain by
(who is oddly NOT sorrowful today...a little mellow perhaps)... Read more
Cinquain (2, 4, 6, 8, 2)
Over the milk
That once filled the glass
Is the same as him leaving you
an Original Cinquain by Mary B.... Read more
Spring Break Up
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
Classical, jazz, rap
Rock and roll, rhythm and blues
Warm touch of soft flesh!
Original musical haiku by
Mary B.... Read more
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
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Even Sexier Haiku
Lyrics of love shout
Melodic truth from the soul
Deeper in my throat!
Original American Haiku
by Mary B.... Read more