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The Land Downunder
Some of you may have noticed that I (the one who writes those endless posts on the boards) has been slightly quiet these past few days. Well, I am not sick of sparking, but have been vacationing in sunny Australia and have been without internet ... Read more
Success versus Failure
I have noticed that there are those in life who succeed and then there are those in life who seem to fail, over and over, and over again. Always wanting to lead a successful life and achieve their goals, but never quite getting there. Well, I ha... Read more
One step closer to my goals...
It is a wonderful feeling to know that I am getting closer to achieving my goals. As of today I have lost 23.1 lbs since joining SparkPeople and am feeling pretty good about myself. Actually, I am even closer to my goals right now than I was jus... Read more
Walking, walking, walking...
My new boy Zack had his root canal surgery on Friday, as well as one of his front teeth extracted AND he is also been treated for an infection in his gum surrounding the canine that required the root canal. Yes, it was costly at $1350 but it is ... Read more
Where have all the vegetables gone!
This week has been a tough week for some bizarre reason, maybe for many reasons. I have been extremely tired although my schedule hasn't changed at all. I am still working a 10hr day and am only attending one evening class a week at college. How... Read more
Life lessons according to Dog.
Today I was thinking about how people are always saying that dogs often resemble their owners or was that owners resemble their dogs? Who knows, but you get the message.
Well, I have started to think that there could be a greater connectio... Read more
The New Year is quickly approaching...
Where does the time go? I am now into day 6 of my 12 day vacation and absolutely lovin it! No, we didn't travel to some exotic location, but rather chose to stay home and enjoy doing absolutely nothing - which is basically all I have been doing.... Read more
My new training buddy, Zack
Well, you may be wondering what happened to the old training buddy and I would have to say that Zoe is doing well - thanks for asking - but we felt like it was the right time to add another 4 legged friend to our family.
You might also be t... Read more
Life in the fast lane...
I know, I know, I haven't been posting much of late, but I do have a good reason. No, I definitely haven't fallen of the bandwagon and been indulging in all manner of tasty treats. Yes, I did have my turkish delights treats, that are now all but... Read more
The family ties that bind...and sometimes hinder dietary progress.
Now before you go any further in reading this post let me just say that I love my mother dearly and admire her generosity of spirit. However, when that generosity arrives in the form of 60 bars of my favorite chocolate all the way from Australia... Read more
Our ferret Ziggy lost his battle with adrenal gland disease last night and as much as I felt I had prepared myself for this event, I now know I could never have been ready for it and that there really is no way to prepare for the death of a love... Read more
Health Tip: Creating a Healthy Body Image
I read this great article this morning (thank you Healthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/res
sp?health_day=605563!), and felt that the topic of having, and maintaining a healthy body image is applicable to all of u... Read more
I love my treadmill
I have owned my treadmill for about 6 mths now and I am loving it. My husband surprised me with it and I have to admit that all those years of complaining that I needed one, actually paid off. Admittedly, it took a little while for that love to ... Read more
The Vacation is Over!
Ok, so I may have taken a much needed vacation basking up the suns rays at Cannon Beach, Oregon, but that doesn't mean that I took a vacation from my weight loss goals. Actually, it was more like a SparkPeople vacation where my husband and I (an... Read more
The Spark continues to burn!
So I have been a devoted fan of SparkPeople since July 23, or should that be a devoted groupie of SP? Ok, so I have been perusing the site obsessively, and here I sit 6 weeks later and the spark is still burning strong.
I am currently down... Read more