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The One in the Shirt

Friday, August 27, 2010      14 comments

When I blogged about my shirt, several readers asked for a picture. A group of local team members met for a yummy potluck not too long ago at TBRANCH2's lovely home. I wore... Read more

Being My Own Best Friend

Thursday, August 26, 2010      13 comments

Next Wednesday or Thursday I'll blog about my weight. This week I'm not going to stress about the scale, but just focus on eating healthy and achieving at least a small calorie deficit. If it were my best friend in my situation, that is what I w... Read more

Fun Morning

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      7 comments

I had a fun morning. I went to speaker's training and the trainer had a video of two people giving presentations. One of the people was me from about 3 years ago. The trainers and class went on and on about how much weight I've lost! If I ... Read more

Okay, I Did It Again!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      13 comments

This morning I weighed 125.8, a full .2 below my selected "happy weight" of 126. At 5'6", that is a BMI of 20 and it just feels like the right weight for me. The lowest weight I have been in the last 35 years is 125.6, about 6 weeks ago. The las... Read more

Introducing Slenderella

Sunday, August 22, 2010      16 comments

I changed my screen name yesterday, you know. If you ever want attention from your SparkFriends, change your name and send out a SparkMail. What a wonderful group of friends! I've had 100% positive response. Thank you, thank you. I am begi... Read more

Warning: Some Frustration Expressed Here

Saturday, August 21, 2010      20 comments

Thanks for all your support regarding my frazzled day. I think I proved to myself once more that letting it (stress) get to me just makes me less efficient and productive, as well as less likely to achieve my eating and activity goals. I'm... Read more

Too Focused and Frazzled

Friday, August 20, 2010      10 comments

Yesterday I had a 7:30am professional breakfast. A protégé of mine won a big award, Workforce Champion of the Year. She really deserves it. I am very proud of her. BUT I burned fewer calories than in any day since I seriously started SparkPeople... Read more

Changing It Up

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      14 comments

I told my hubby I was on the way to the gym, envisioning my usual elliptical or stationery bike workout and then hitting the weight machines. On the way there, I was just not excited about it. The day was so beautiful. The sky so blue. I decided... Read more

My Daughter Said This Would Make A Good Blog

Sunday, August 15, 2010      18 comments

Last weekend I weighed 6 pounds more than my happy weight, did not fit into all my clothes, and felt fat, bloated, and a little bit scared. I cut my calories back, lost water weight, feel good that now I'm less than a pound over, and determine... Read more

Team Walk and Progress

Saturday, August 14, 2010      9 comments

I really enjoyed our Polk County SparkTeam walk this morning at the old Lakeland mall. It was wonderfully air conditioned and very comfortable. I had Natalie in the stroller and out of the stroller. Cyndi, our leader, set a comfortable pac... Read more

Advice for New Members and for Myself, Too

Friday, August 13, 2010      23 comments

I was contacted by a new member (ARIANABLUE) and asked how I lost weight. She liked my response, so I thought I'd share it as part of a blog: ************************ You asked how I lost my weight. I lost 50 with Weight Watchers, eating ... Read more

Thank You, SparkFriends!

Thursday, August 12, 2010      13 comments

Yesterday 22 SparkFriends stopped by with kind words and support. Thank you, thank you. It means so much to me. There is so much wisdom and understanding here! In my real life there are many wonderful people, but not one who understands as well ... Read more

Familiar Awful Feelings

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      23 comments

Saturday morning I woke up and grabbed something to wear out of my closet, not thinking. I could hardly button it and it didn't feel comfortable at all. Old familiar feelings came rushing back to me, as I took it off and looked for something a l... Read more

Getting It Back After Minor Bump in the Road

Monday, August 09, 2010      15 comments

I've been very concerned that going back to work 2 full days a week might trigger eating. I started back on payroll on August 2, 2010. (Before that I was just working one day a week as a consultant plus some grant writing at home.) My first week... Read more

Thanks, TBRANCH, and Thanks to FLUTERBUGCE, TOO

Sunday, August 08, 2010      12 comments

Really enjoyed the Polk County SparkTeam pot luck dinner last evening. It was wonderful to meet AMANDJCD and get to see FLUTTERBUGCE, EILEENV3, and ASMITH (hope I have that screen name right) again. TBRANCH has such a lovely home. She and her hu... Read more


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