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Plateau or not a Plateau
Monday, March 04, 2013      1 comments

I just switched up my Spark Coach program to the plateau busting option. By strick definition of the phrase I'm not really in a plateau but my weight loss has slowed somewhat. I realize that sounds a bit impatient but I think I can learn a lot f... Read more
Who Is In Charge of You?
Monday, February 13, 2012      5 comments

Pounds are coming off. I finally feel focused. I'm always "on a diet." Always "trying to lose weight." I can't tell you how many "last meals before the diet" that I've eaten. I also can't tell you why I do this to myself because I d... Read more
I've got a motivational quote to share
Friday, September 23, 2011      7 comments

At work today I found the following in an email sender's signature: "Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." I don't kno... Read more
Just thinking
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      1 comments

Tomorrow is my anniversary. 26 years of marriage to my husband and best friend. Where has the time gone? He accepts me as I am and always wants the best for me. He knows how hard I struggle with my weight issues and loves me just as much as the ... Read more
I'm a team leader
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      7 comments

Today I agreed to be a team leader! I'm excited and a little apprehensive all at once. I want to motivate others and myself to be the best we can be, to put ourselves first so we can be better for those who count on us. I don't know if I have a... Read more
Low on Vitamin D
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      2 comments

I had some routine blood work done a few months ago but because of my comment that I'm tired all the time, she ordered a few more items to be tested. Turns out my Vitamin D is low (as well as one or two other minerals). Doctors orders: 1) Get m... Read more
Spring brings hope and optimism
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      0 comments

We still keep getting snow and other dreary weather but when the calendar says April I can't help but start to feel the excitement of spring and look forward to flowers, green grass, birds, and all the other signs of new life. It makes me feel e... Read more
January goals
Sunday, February 03, 2008      2 comments

January Goals: 1. Exercise 500 minutes. I EXCEEDED 500 MINUTES!!! 2.Eat sensibly. DID NOT TRACK NEARLY AS GOOD AS I SHOULD AND HAVE MUCH ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT 3.Keep a positive motivated attitude!!! NOT BAD/EVEN GOOD!!! 4. Add ground flax... Read more
Christmas Expectations
Thursday, December 06, 2007      5 comments

I really look forward to Christmas but at the same time I don't. I want everything to be picture perfect but don't have the time, energy, or money for that. I want to hang on to the traditions of my childhood but as my own children get older it ... Read more
My Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 28, 2007      2 comments

Thanksgiving was a trip to my sister's in Chicago. I brought along cross stitch to do on the ride and it really helped with snacking. Who wants to get stains on the project? I limited myself (without feeling deprived) to water and 2 homemade bar... Read more
Ways to measure success
Friday, October 26, 2007      6 comments

I really do lean on the numbers on the scale too much. It can make or break my day if I let it. Here are some other ways for me to measure success: 1. How my clothes fit (my jeans feel a bit looser) 2. Blood pressure and cholesterol numbers... Read more
My Motivation
Thursday, October 18, 2007      5 comments

I consider several things to be my motivation: my health, my kids and spouse, looking better in photos, my desire to "get more out of life." However, when I look at my progress, I realize that my "lazy streak" or my over developed skill at procr... Read more
Weekly Challenge blog
Thursday, October 11, 2007      3 comments

Wow, I'm blogging. Putting my thoughts into words for the world to see is incredibly uncomfortable for me. It makes me look deeper within than I like to do. Why is that? I'll keep working on that...... Read more