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My Big Fat Gratitude List

Friday, June 08, 2012      6 comments

1. I'm wearing a pair of SHORTS and matching top that haven't been wearable in ages! 2. I feel a lot better than I did yesterday, no more upset stomach, much more energy. 3. For sticking with this site for 9 1/2 months! 4. For the near... Read more

Support and Motivation: A+

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      8 comments

emoticonI could stop right there; that emoticon says it all! Thanks to MAMAWLINDALOU, I just realized I too have j... Read more

HOW many miles???

Thursday, May 24, 2012      6 comments

Husband and I are enjoying a wonderful vacation on one of Georgia's barrier islands. Yesterday we climbed a 129 step lighthouse, climbed to a captain's walk, the last bit of which was a ladder--ugh! and did a fair amount of walking. Today's pl... Read more

7 mo Sparkversary!

Thursday, May 17, 2012      5 comments

It came and went yesterday without my noticing. OK, friends, it's time for me to get moving again. I've done great with exercise, am a LOT more fit than when I started, have done lots of things I'd never done before SP, but these last several ... Read more

Post Retreat and Pics

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      3 comments

I am SO grateful to have had the opportunity to make that retreat so soon after my mother-in-law's passing. In spite of much to do when I got home, I continue to feel more rested and centered. Throughout the retreat, I kept thinking of Is... Read more

Blogging on retreat: I CLIMBED BRACE ROCK!

Thursday, May 03, 2012      8 comments

Definitely something I've never done before, posted a blog while on retreat. I've never taken my computer either; you're usually encouraged to leave such at home to maintain inner as well as outer silence. One of my good reasons for bringing i... Read more

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! emotic... <a href=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

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