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Preparing for Retreat
Saturday, April 28, 2012      8 comments

My mother-in-law passed from this life the day after my last blog Living Well in Tough Times. What was I thinking when I started a new Challenge this week? Actually, I've done pretty well, missed my daily Spring Into Shape Bootcamp video only ... Read more
Living Well in Tough Times
Thursday, April 19, 2012      5 comments

To borrow a line from my friend ONICAM who often titles her blogs "What's been happening", what's happening here is a multitude of decisions following a period of uncertainty after my 93 year old mother-in-law's stroke. She'd been in her own ho... Read more
Sparkversary - again!
Monday, April 16, 2012      4 comments

Woohoo! It just registered on me that today is my 7 mo Sparkversary! I am 30 lbs down, I've dropped several sizes, almost everything in my closet fits! ... Read more
Tough times and blessings
Saturday, April 14, 2012      5 comments

The last couple of weeks have been very challenging. Along with my mother-in-law's stroke and singing six Holy Week and Easter services, I've had to get my taxes together--and officiate at a memorial and celebration of life service for a dear f... Read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      8 comments

Dear friends, thank you so much for the ongoing support. My scale says 3 lbs up, and it's likely right. With 93 year old mother-in-law's health issues following a stroke and other things going on concurrently, I've had too many meals--or shoul... Read more
Birthday Breakfast
Friday, April 06, 2012      2 comments

Sableness's Birthday Breakfast: 1 NutriGrain light waffle 1 T sugar-free strawberry jam 6 fresh strawberries, chopped 2 T light whipping cream 1/2 ruby grapefruit from backyard tree hard-boiled egg Fair Exchange Caramel... Read more
Stealth Health
Thursday, March 29, 2012      3 comments

STEALTH HEALTH: How to sneak age-defying, disease-fighting habits into your life without really trying; small changes that add up to a HUGE difference! How's that for an eye-catching book title? This book, published by Readers' Digest, is... Read more
New Team Needed!
Monday, March 12, 2012      12 comments

I've had a great surprise this morning! I weighed in as I do every few days. The scale and I are on good terms at the moment, and I was delighted to see that another lb disappeared. What a good start to the week - woohoo! When I joined... Read more
WARNING - Appeared in Swimsuit!
Thursday, March 08, 2012      11 comments

Well! You just never know what SparkPeople might incite you to next! Thanks, THERESAPHILBY, for reminding me I have yardwork to do. While thinking of what I could do instead (I'm still NOT a yardwork fan in spite of progress; see fall blog Sa... Read more
Saturday, March 03, 2012      7 comments

G - Get on my exercise bike daily while the pollen count is too high outdoors O - Opt for unadorned veggies as often as possible A - Act NOW, today, this morning. L - Let myself succeed I have a numbers goal: I want t... Read more
Since when did I look forward to dr visits?
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      7 comments

That is a good question. I don't recall looking forward to doctor appointments being listed as yet another perk from SP. It certainly feels good to want to see what the scale says, knowing it will look mighty good compared to the last visit an... Read more
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

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