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Today I Choose...

Saturday, July 26, 2014      4 comments

Today I choose to be happy. It is a beautiful morning, the emoticon is bright , the birds are singing and I am thank... Read more

CRASH and BURN! YIKES!

Thursday, July 24, 2014      5 comments

Two days back into Spark and I crash and burn. Fall off the wagon or whatever euphemism you choose to describe what most consider an epic failure. For me food is my drug, my addiction, and when I am stressed, upset, anxious and even bored at... Read more

And my doctor said....part 2

Saturday, January 26, 2013      2 comments

So yesterday was my check-up with my doctor. This was the first appointment since I had been told to put on my big girl panties. She had wanted me to lose 2-4 lbs by yesterday and to get my blood sugars under 120. I got a gold star! My wei... Read more

Biopsy, failure and baby, OH MY!

Sunday, January 20, 2013      4 comments

This has been an interesting week and not one of my best for fitness. I had to have a nerve biopsy to check how much damage I have in my feet. My leg has been sore all week from it and not real happy when I walk or use it too much. So I have bee... Read more

I made it through the week!

Saturday, January 12, 2013      3 comments

Whew! I was a bit worried how the week would play out once I went back to work, and in all honesty it went better than I thought it would emoticonRead more

Put Your Big Girl Panties On

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      5 comments

Day 7 has arrived and with it my lowest blood sugar yet emoticon I am down 3 lbs and looking forward to another h... Read more

Day 5

Sunday, January 06, 2013      5 comments

I started this day by working on my menu for the next week. I start back to work tomorrow and I am a little bit worried about maintaining what I have started. I work an average of 13 hours a day most work days and some days I manage to work 15. ... Read more

Day 4

Saturday, January 05, 2013      4 comments

I love that I am seeing results already! After 4 days of eating better and exercising my blood sugar was in an acceptable range for the first time in a long time and I know that it will continue to improve as long as I continue to make veggies a... Read more

AH HA! That is where my Spark was hiding!

Friday, January 04, 2013      1 comments

I found my Spark! It was buried in the vegetable bin I sealed off and shunned. I found my Spark! It was buried in the music I use for cardio and walks that was filed away. I found my Spark! It was buried behind all of that grief and comfort... Read more

And My Doctor Said...

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      6 comments

A lot has happened in my life since the last time I wrote a blog. I lost my mother, my aunt and my father-in-law all within 12 days. I also lost 2 of my cats. I wallowed in grief and ate my way back up the scale about 20 lbs (on top of the other... Read more

who was that girl?

Sunday, May 20, 2012      3 comments

I just reread my last blog entry. It was so positive and I wonder who wrote that. My next thought is, can I get back to that level of optimism? It has been almost a month since I wrote that last blog, and in that month my weight has stayed... Read more

I may not be a writer...week 2

Sunday, April 29, 2012      4 comments

...who can spin words, but I can share my journey. In my mind my words flow and are so poetic, yet when they hit the paper (or computer screen in this case) they seem to lose that witty prose that fills my head. On the upside I can solve a qua... Read more

One Week Later...

Saturday, April 21, 2012      3 comments

Well, I made some progress this week. I lost 0.6 lbs and managed to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch everyday except Friday. Dinners were so so and I know my weight loss would have happened if I had eaten better at night. I need to increase my ... Read more

Oh the Arrogance…

Saturday, April 14, 2012      6 comments

Looking back over the past year I am amazed at my arrogance when I first started Spark. The first 5 months went so smoothly and I saw the numbers on the scale drop, quite rapidly, and I couldn’t help but think, “What is the big deal, this is so ... Read more

Time to get my Spark on!

Monday, January 02, 2012      3 comments

Hard to believe that it is already a new year! My new years rjourney esolution is to get back into sparking. When I went back to work in September I had a hard time finding that balance between my 4 jobs and being active on Spark. While did OK ... Read more


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