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New Lease on Life
Confession and Accountability Meter
I met with my doctor on Monday, and when I left had a better outlook on my body shape, weight and muscle. I asked him to put me on his weight loss program which includes blood work, EKG, monthly visits, ... Read more
Homemade Carrot Cake (Rivals Cheesecake Factory!)
For our son's 15th birthday he requested homemade triple layer carrot cake. So, being the wonderful mom I am (ah-hem) I dug out my tried and true recipe.
I wish our computer screens were "scratch and sniff" because this cake smells as wo... Read more
2nd WEC #7 Requirement THE MASK
I've been thinking about this question since we came up with it and to tell you the truth it's a hard one to put out there. I find myself hiding behind the mask because I don't want to be used again if I'm at my perfect weight, or should I say ... Read more
Requirement for WEC#7 Round 26
Blog about a time you exhibited super hero strength (mental or physical) you didn’t know you possessed until you had to use it. (200 pts)
Helen Parr came out in me when my DH was deployed to Kuwait among the first activat... Read more
Doing the behind the scenes work on a team is hard work, hunting down errors and problems is even harder...but, what I have learned is that persistence and tenacity seem to be ingrained in my DNA.
I am hoping that these distinct traits serv... Read more
True Confessions....(not AGAIN?)
Okay, those of you who know me….know I am pretty OUT THERE (wacky-wise) and IN-YOUR-FACE HONEST….so this is my confession….lately I’ve been OUT OF CONTROL with my eating. Oh, trust me, I’m staying within my calorie range….BUT WITH THE WRONG FOO... Read more
Love Letter to Trisia
My Dearest Trisia,
We’ve been together for quite a while now and many Valentine’s Days, but this one is truly special. I want you to know just how much you mean to me and I’ve noticed the positive changes you’ve made in ... Read more
20 Year Wedding Anniversary!
I have started this blog three or four times now and each time I read it before entering the words just don't do this milestone anniversary justice.
We vowed to respect and honor, to trust and love unconditionally and these are the cornerst... Read more
VICTORY WILL BE MINE....(whahahahaha!)
November 7, 2013 Day 4 of Phase One DASH Diet
I have been in a slump, pause or whatever you want to call it since I lost the 8 pounds in one week last round. It was as if my fat self was saying, "Ha, this is just a fluke...no way did you r... Read more
EYES POPPING OUT OF THEIR HEADS.......
Hello Spark WORLD.... I feel compelled to do a full confession.
I have been so "out-of-it" lax this BLC round and am ashamed that my weight loss hasn't been higher. But, I haven't gained it back, just pausing. HA HA Ha, just lazy more lik... Read more
Success is detrimental to my continued success! Huh?
Please throw me a line I am having a tough time getting myself and the scale under control.
I have identified that success is detrimental to my “continued success.” This week someone posted that when they have success, they struggle to suc... Read more
As most of you well know, I am a Type A personality (I can't help it....really). And most of you know that I don't let grass grow under my feet too long. But, lately (since last week of BLC22...hmmm could this be a coincidence?) I haven't felt... Read more
Successful BLC22 15.20 lbs. in 12 weeks
Today is Thursday, August 29, 2013, first day in-between BLC rounds. I have to say I surprised myself and did reach my original BLC22 goal (15-17 pounds). I finished strong and over all stats 15.20 pounds lost, 7% total weight loss percentage.... Read more
I did it one day early!
Here is a photo of my scale from this morning when I weighed. I realize that it is not covering the 5 mark completely...but it's close enough for me.
30 pounds G-O-N-E...since August 27, 2012.
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Three days to Go - Which is also my 1 year workout anniversary!
We're down to the wire here in BLC-ville. This past 12 weeks has flown by. During this time I've learned so much about myself and my capabilities. Our wonderful leader has given us so much information to make healthy decisions regarding our ... Read more