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8 Day Streak

Saturday, August 06, 2011      9 comments

Trying first blog I accidentally closed instead of posting. emoticon Today is the 8th day that I ha... Read more

Productive Day

Friday, August 05, 2011      2 comments

This week I also finished piecing my sister's 50th birthday quilt. Now to get it quilted by Aug 14 (her surprise party). Tonight I have my two granddaughters. It is so fun playing and snuggling with them. August goals: 1. B... Read more

On A Mission!

Thursday, August 04, 2011      10 comments

I am on a break this plateau I've been on since April and to be at/or below 220 by my birthday on Aug 27th. I lost @15 pounds so far this year, but the last 5 have been gained and lost a few times since April. I have had it! It i... Read more

Cloverleafs Have Landed!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011      7 comments

My Summer 5% Challange team, Cloverleafs, landed today #1!!!! I was able to put in 120 minutes of exercise each day the last 3 days to help. I made it a goal to do that. I'm so excited --this is the first time we as team made in the top 3 and... Read more

Houseguests Preparation

Monday, July 25, 2011      10 comments

This weekend has been preparation for the Stand True Team. They will be staying here for the week. My youngest daughter has been traveling with them this summer. Stand True is pro-life and the team has been traveling to Christian Music Festiv... Read more


Friday, July 22, 2011      8 comments

I feel like I got nothing accomplished today. I had the 3 drop-in boys again, so it was hard to do anything. Plus, I just didn't have any motivation. I did finally get so motivation late afternoon and made 7 loaves of chocolate chip ban... Read more

Good Day

Friday, July 22, 2011      7 comments

Today was a good day. I am glad it wasn't as hot. I quilted some more on my daughter's quilt. I am half way through. I will need to get more thread for the bobbin though. I also worked on the kilt a little and finalized the fabric for... Read more


Tuesday, July 19, 2011      11 comments

Tonight a HUGE thunderstorm came through and we lost power for 1 hour and 10 minutes. I actually had to light candles to see because it was so dark out from the thunderclouds and downpour even at 6:30. It is still raining but not as hard -- so... Read more


Monday, July 18, 2011      9 comments

The last couple of days, I have worked out for 120 minutes each day. It has felt good to get back into working out on a regular basis. Today, was my last day off -- from now on I will have daycare everyday. I will have to workout at the g... Read more

Pep Talk

Friday, July 15, 2011      8 comments

Hi emoticon Let's all repeat after me....Lose Your Quit! We can do this. I know we all have our ups and downs... Read more


Thursday, July 14, 2011      6 comments

I had a good workout with my trainer tonight. It felt great to have a session - I think it is a good jumpstart and got my focus back. My big struggle still is feeling snacky. I need to figure out what I can do to curb it. I finis... Read more

Hard to Get Back into Routine

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      10 comments

This week has been tough getting back into a routine. I have 3 boys (ages 5 mo, 2 yr & 4 yr) drop-in daycare. So, plus the other 3 daycare kids it has been crazy the last couple of days. Monday, the boys weren't picked up until 6:40. T... Read more


Sunday, July 10, 2011      9 comments

We got home late Friday night. This last week has been a lot of traveling! Three days in car -- 1900 miles. After weighing in yesterday morning, I was pleased to have gained only 1 pound. We ate out every meal and I was only able to exercis... Read more

"Unplanned" Vacation

Sunday, July 03, 2011      11 comments

Last week, my husband's mom made the decision to stop driving and is giving us her car. We are flying to DE tomorrow morning to get the car and drive it back. So I will not be on Sparks this week. We have 3 days of driving. I hope to be able ... Read more

Slow Loser - But Making Progress

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      13 comments

I weighed in at TOPS last night and lost .5 lbs. It has taken me two months to lose these last 5 pounds. I was getting a little frustrated with all the exercise and being careful of what I eat and how slow things have been. Then today a spark... Read more

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