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Tuesday, February 21, 2012      5 comments

My last blog, NEW JEANS 2 SIZES DOWN, was extra-satisfying to write. LEAP OF FAITH is an update. I went back to the store where I bought those jeans, and...I bought TWO more pairs, one in a 12 and one in a 10! Looking at those jeans is a tang... Read more
Thursday, February 16, 2012      11 comments

Woohoo! It's been only a week since I bought, with hope, a pair of size 14 jeans in the same style and brand as the larger ones I gave up. Last week they zipped--barely--much like the other pair when I bought them. One week, half a pound, and... Read more
Never think you know what you're doing!
Saturday, February 11, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday's blog was about my excitement in partly reaching the goal of donating my too-big clothes to a women's Clothes Closet. That project came about as I determined to spend the afternoon doing serious cleaning and sorting. Wouldn't you kn... Read more
Part of a goal - donate now!
Friday, February 10, 2012      6 comments

Sableness is really happy! I'm about to load the car with about a third of the contents of my closet to donate to the Clothes Closet of Religious Community Services. I know from having volunteered there that larger size women come in and find ... Read more
Yesterday could have been my last
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      11 comments

Yesterday could have been my last. I was only half a mile from a major three car collision, saw tons of dust and stuff swirling, and realized there were three totalled vehicles right in front of me. I was the second car to stop. In the car ne... Read more
Friday, February 03, 2012      7 comments

Woohoo! TGIF! This has been a long full week. I've barely had time to turn the computer on, so I'll start with THANKS to all my faithful supportive Sparkfriends. THANKS for all the goodies, comments, and mail. Your constant encouragement me... Read more
What's new, pussycat?
Friday, January 27, 2012      4 comments

My kitten thinks workouts on the floor are lots of fun! So now that I've completed the January Jumpstart Workout Challenge, what's next? My specific short-term goals are: To keep doing those videos till I can really do them! I can do... Read more
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      7 comments

emoticonI am jumping up and down for joy, might even be able to do that literally nowadays! SABLENESS has complete... Read more
Oriental Super Buffet and 5 mo Sparkversary!
Monday, January 16, 2012      6 comments

Today, January 16th, is my 5 mo Sparkversary! One of my many learning experiences over these last months has been the art of eating out without overeating out. Today was the true test, the Oriental Super Buffet that I haven't dared frequent si... Read more
Keeping the skinny jeans
Saturday, January 14, 2012      8 comments

I just read the article "5 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Skinny Jeans". While I can see that keeping clothes from ages past that aren't realistic for the new healthy you you're on your way to becoming, I find the opposite is true for me. Most of ... Read more
Fitness on the Cheap
Friday, January 13, 2012      0 comments

When I was newly married and expecting our first child, my husband and I picked up a gem of a book titled something like "How to Keep Your Family Together and Still Have Fun!" It was a goldmine of ideas for fun things to do together that cost l... Read more
Strong Women
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      9 comments

This is not my work, but something I received in a card recently. After sharing one stanza of it with lots of friends, I decided to post the whole thing. What stanza speaks to you? Strong women are those who know the road ahead will be... Read more
Friday, December 30, 2011      7 comments

It's Dec 30th, and I've done two good things for myself this week. Thanks to an invitation from ROXY'SMOM, I joined my first ever fitness challenge, and I joined a new team, thanks to SASSY_CAT, who by the way is new this month to SP and could... Read more
Virtual Fitness?
Monday, December 26, 2011      5 comments

A Happy Day After Christmas, Sparkfriends. After a very full couple of days, I was totally exhausted--but determined to stay on track. I went to bed at 9:30 last night, slept like a log until about 6:30 when I began the 10 min stretching... Read more
Haven't seen these numbers in 5 years!
Thursday, December 22, 2011      6 comments

Woohoo, woohoo! I was quite surprised to see that my scale read 179 this morning! It was moving so slowly at the beginning of the month that I didn't think I'd lose the 5 lbs I hoped for in Dec. This success makes me more determined than ever... Read more

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