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A Kick in the Rear
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      6 comments

For those of you who have been around since I restarted this journey in July 2012, you know that I have not had a smooth path to success. Yes, I am 25+ lbs down from my highest weight, and that's good. But honestly? I'm a big gal. 25 lbs is... Read more
Need a Little Exercise Motivation? Get HAPPY!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      7 comments

Have you seen Pharrell Williams' 24-hour video to "Happy" (from Despicable Me 2)? So awesome! The kids and I had a dance party to it this evening, and it was such a fun time full of smiles and giggl... Read more
Run (or Walk) for Meg
Thursday, January 16, 2014      3 comments

I read a very tragic story about a woman named Meg Menzies, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver while she was out for a run. Here's a link to the article I read:
-running-megs-miles/ ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts On Success
Monday, January 06, 2014      11 comments

With so much talk about “success stories” and being successful with losing weight, I’ve been thinking about what success means and what it looks like. How do you know if you are being successful? To try to look at this more objectively, I w... Read more
Happy New Year!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      5 comments

I can't believe we have started yet another year... It seems that the older I get, the faster the years fly by. And yet, it is still the same 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days in a year. Two and a half months have passed since ... Read more
Sunday, October 20, 2013      7 comments

Sunday is my official weigh-in day, though I do also check throughout the week. Needless to say, it's great to be 30+ lbs down from my highest weight, instead of bouncing around between 20-25 lbs lost. Of course, the fact that some pants that we... Read more
Finally -- FINALLY Feeling the Spark Again!
Thursday, October 17, 2013      3 comments

And I am pretty excited about it emoticon I feel like I have been sputtering along for quite some time. I ha... Read more
Name Change
Friday, September 13, 2013      7 comments

I have been contemplating changing my SP username for a while since the other one didn't "add value" to my journey here. But, being the creatively challenged person that I am, nothing really came to me. Then I stumbled onto fellow Sparker S... Read more
Small Changes Matter
Thursday, September 12, 2013      6 comments

Lately, the changes I have made to my SP page have been as a result of quotes that make me think. Since the quote I just put up is so hard to read on my page itself, I'll put it here, too: ... Read more
Getting Back the Spark a Little
Thursday, August 29, 2013      6 comments

I can't believe that my kids are nearing the end of their second week in school! And as much as I miss them during the day, a regular pattern is emerging: -I'm getting to be around 11:30-11:45 every night. No, not the 10:30 that I had been ... Read more
Saturday, August 17, 2013      9 comments

I've been in a funk for a while and I have been struggling to put together the pieces. But then I had a small "aha" moment: 1. I have been feeling overwhelmed a lot lately. Part of it is my ADHD and will always be something that I need to m... Read more
Life on the Fly
Thursday, August 15, 2013      5 comments

I originally was going to try to come up with something thought-provoking or interesting, but since it had been so long since my last post, I thought I would stop delaying myself and just write. There's not much new to say -- I am still fin... Read more
Feelings of Worth
Sunday, July 21, 2013      5 comments

I have to say that I am glad that I got back into blogging and that I am working harder to go beyond the surface with my weight-loss journey. In addition to the much-appreciated support, there have also been some comments that have given me reas... Read more
Negative Tapes
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      9 comments

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last blog post and messaged me! Your support has buoyed me, and you have given much to think about over the past few days. TIGER_LILY_613 suggested that I blog about some of the things that have bee... Read more
Saturday, July 13, 2013      9 comments

I have always been a helper. If my mom, dad, or siblings needed help with anything, I was right there. A friend had a problem? I was just a phone call away. I even worked in nonprofits for 14 years, helping people who were struggling with one is... Read more

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