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5% Winter Challenge & Starting Over

Saturday, January 10, 2015      3 comments

Itís still hard to believe I have gained back the 50lbs I worked so hard to lose (and some bonus pounds). I canít claim that I donít know how this happened, because Iím guilty of poor food choices and inactivity. Losing weight is tough, but for... Read more

No Hands Required

Thursday, January 10, 2013      6 comments

Last week I could not cross my legs without an assist from my hands. Today, I'm sitting comfortably with my legs crossed. No hands needed!! So happy!... Read more

Training like a Sumo Wrestler

Friday, October 07, 2011      4 comments

After an extended absence, Iím finally returning to Spark and happy to be here. The work project that kept me away is finally wrapped up and I can now move forward. It is not a complete surprise to me that I am returning with a gain on the sca... Read more

You ruined it - or did you?

Sunday, July 24, 2011      7 comments

Where do I begin? Ah, Iíll start where I screwed up. Letís seeÖoh, well, that was a series of mistakes. Ok, Iíll start with the biggest one: 2010 Holidays Ė I deliberately ate whatever my heart desired because ĎI want to enjoy the holidays. ... Read more

Not wimpy

Sunday, May 01, 2011      6 comments

At some point in the last few months, old "Sue"moved back in an took control. Old Sue finds lots of excuses for why she is not able to put forth a lot of effort. Granted she has some really good excuses, the problem with old Sue is that she do... Read more

Vacation Pics & Recovery

Friday, April 22, 2011      6 comments

We had a great time in Aruba! Relaxed, woke up when I wanted to, stayed up late, planted my butt on the beach for hours at a time...it was all that a vacation should be. Although I did manage to make some good choices (vegetables and frui... Read more

I'm not all talk, I swear. Gonna get it done.

Sunday, March 13, 2011      3 comments

Itís time for some tough love directed toward myself. If there is one thing that I have learned on this journey (or re-learned) is that in order to be at a healthy weight and stay there, you have to work at it. I donít look at a thin person an... Read more

Adjusting...

Saturday, February 05, 2011      4 comments

January was a tough month. I was determined that it would not be a repeat of last January, but in the end the results were the same Ė although the reasons behind it were very different. Following several weeks of work spilling over into all ar... Read more

Slacker Be Gone!

Sunday, January 02, 2011      5 comments

Letís get this show on the road! 2011 is here. Itís time to take charge. emoticon Iíve been a bit of a slack... Read more

What you can learn from others & a New Years resolution

Thursday, December 30, 2010      6 comments

Iím logged in for one of the last times in 2010 before I head out of town. This year went by so quickly. It has been a pretty good year. Although my weight loss has not been significant this year, Iíve worked hard, lost inches and kept the ne... Read more

WL Goal Here I Come...

Sunday, November 28, 2010      3 comments

Inspired by progress pictures of a SP friend last week, I promptly ordered Turbo Fire. The box arrived earlier this week and I started the program two days ago. I typically do not like to read instructions, but sat down with the materials and ha... Read more

Back to Basics - November Plan

Sunday, October 31, 2010      5 comments

Tomorrow is November. In June 2009 I foolishly thought I would have completed my weight loss journey by November 2009. As November 2010 approaches, I find that I am crawling, not sprinting, to that finish line. I have spent almost two months ... Read more

This is why SP created SparkFriends

Sunday, October 24, 2010      1 comments

I pulled pieces from an e-mail exchange with a wonderful sparkfriend because my words and her responses are important messages for me right now. I'm really struggling to figure how to move forward. My spark pal is a life-long southern gal and... Read more

What am I waiting for?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      5 comments

It's time to get the ticker moving again and finish what I started. I created a challenge to conclude my weight loss journey by the end of November, but have struggled with maintaining momentum for the last several weeks. I am keeping up with ... Read more

The Answer? Simple - More Good than Bad

Saturday, September 25, 2010      3 comments

A long-time co-worker sent me an e-mail earlier this week after seeing me for the first time in many months. Once upon a time, this man was my manager, then he was a friend. He met me when I was thin and fit and watched years later as I became... Read more


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