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Oh No! 2 More Feet of Snow!!

Monday, March 01, 2010      19 comments

My b-i-l sent this to me today and I just thought it was too cute! I tell you all now, up front, feel free to copy it and blog it yourself if you want to. This is NOT my picture, it is a picture being emailed all over the WWW. For any... Read more

Brand new, second-hand StoveTop!

Thursday, February 25, 2010      20 comments

So I went shopping and came home with a new Range, Flat top cooking area. Couldn't get to sleep - just had this annoying feeling it was wrong. I told DH and took the stove back yesterday morning. For 20 years I have hated my StoveTop,... Read more

Dental Cleanings for DH & Me and no problems!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      8 comments

It has been a long time since neither of us had to have any work done! WooHoo! Only have to pay for the cleanings!!... Read more

Why do I use 1 teaspoon of heavy whipping cream??

Monday, February 22, 2010      13 comments

One of my girlfriends checks my Fitness Tracker daily - she says it motivates her and that I am killing her. Now that I know what she is doing, she might just kill me too! Anyway, she asked, "what's with the teaspoon of heavy whipping crea... Read more

Rain rain go away...

Sunday, February 21, 2010      6 comments

... but it didn't. So I cleaned my oven and then did a 3 mile walk your belly flat! Great workout!!... Read more

How do you motivate a motivator?

Saturday, February 20, 2010      14 comments

I just love coming up with "different" titles for blogs! Y'all motivate me every time I read that I am helping someone. Everybody's program is different, I am no exception. When I started Sparking for real back on March 27, 2008, I ... Read more

I am in a holding pattern...

Thursday, February 18, 2010      14 comments

Lately I am having trouble motivating some people around me. I think this is because I am now in a holding pattern - this is what maintaining feels like today. It becomes more difficult to remember how it was to be trying to lose 90 pounds. R... Read more

I am doing good!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      17 comments

Yesterday and today I got my freggies and managed a small calorie deficit. 101 cardio minutes yesterday, 87 cardio minutes today! This a.m. 122.2 so I am definitely on the road again... Read more

I survived Valentine's Day! How did you do?

Monday, February 15, 2010      17 comments

I was not good yesterday but I did struggle to stay within my range and managed!! Yay me! Today I am 122.9 so while still up, it is 'weigh' better than yesterday's 124 Read more

Yum, yum, yum!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010      19 comments

I was so unbelievably bad yesterday - and it was so worth it!! For the first time since last July, I hit 124 this morning!! So what?! Today I am back on track and will be eating soup and doing my Cardio. Yesterday we had a 2nd Thanksgivi... Read more

Still struggling with Strength Training...

Friday, February 12, 2010      11 comments

I am still struggling with Strength Training for one of my team's goals. It's only to do 5 Strength Training exercises 3X per week and I am totally lacking. However, another of the Team Goals is to have a Calorie Deficit daily and that I a... Read more

Fitness Minutes!

Thursday, February 11, 2010      9 comments

Thanks to OldMom for pointing me in the right direction - I had thought the fitness minutes are grossly overestimated! But, when I figured it all out to 64,750 fitness minutes = 1079 hours = 45 days, it starts to make sense! For the ... Read more

Darn Digital Scales - Gosh I LOVE it!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      16 comments

Today when I got on the scale - I weigh every day, it's something I need to do to hold myself accountable - I realized that every pound feels like 10! I no longer think of one pound at a time but in terms of tenths of a pound! Read more

My DH laughed at me :(

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      17 comments

emoticon He said, "I remember when you said you'd kill to be 165 again, and how thrilled you would be to get to 148 l... Read more

Back on track - yet again!

Monday, February 08, 2010      13 comments

This is what maintenance is - getting back on track whenever the weight goes up a few pounds. But returning to my freggies is a good thing! I was also able to walk 7 miles today - in the course of 2 walks - so I feel confident things... Read more


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