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Twenty pounds in 10 years

Tuesday, June 30, 2009      4 comments

I'm on a weight plateau ---- since February. Though now I've come to call it "maintaining." It just sounds more positive. I've resolved that maybe my body just needs to "maintain" at this place for a while --- and then we'll move on. ... Read more

Veggies from Guantanamo

Sunday, June 14, 2009      6 comments

My DH and I joke that we've built our own version of Guantanamo. But instead of keeping prisoners IN, we're attempting to keep the wildlife OUT. Our personal Guantanamo is a raised vegetable garden fully enclosed with wire mesh fencing. S... Read more

The most important path

Saturday, June 13, 2009      2 comments

Each summer, the bible study group my DH and I lead joins other area groups in a combined study. This allows us to meet more people and gives our leaders a break from the rigors of weekly teaching. We also take turns hosting in our homes. Gat... Read more

I'll be a time traveler

Thursday, June 11, 2009      1 comments

Next week, I'm flying west. I'm going on a long-overdue jaunt to visit my mom. She usually comes to the midwest because my sister and our families live within a few hours of each ... Read more

My 1-Year Spark-iversary: The View from Here

Tuesday, May 26, 2009      11 comments

I've said goodbye to 60 pounds this year. That's an accomplishment. All accolades aside though, I've been resting on my laurels (which is a nice way of saying "my hind quarters") and I've been stuck right here for about 3 months. I guess ... Read more

Hanging onto the Wagon...

Friday, March 06, 2009      4 comments

See that last little bear holding on with her fingertips? That's me. I haven't gained any weight...but I haven't lost it either. I've slacked off on exercise and honest... Read more

They All Ask: "What's the Secret?!"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009      9 comments

If you've lost any noticeable amount of weight, I'm guessing that one of the VERY first questions you get is, "What's the secret?!" Media bombards people with the newest diet craze and the "trick" to easy weight loss. Consumers see a stea... Read more

Double Nickel DONE: 55 Pounds Kicked to the Curb

Friday, January 09, 2009      9 comments

Wheeeew! This weight loss thing is a little like scraping barnacles off the bottom of a ship; slow, but it's comin'~! Today I passed the 55 pound GONE mark. Feels good, ... Read more

Singing the True Chorus...

Saturday, December 20, 2008      4 comments

I don't blog often... and I'm not sure why. It could be because there's so much schlock out there that I feel as if I have to have something really profound to say. It's probably part of my nature as a copywriter. "Every word should count."<... Read more

Feel free to clap: 50 lbs DONE!

Saturday, December 06, 2008      19 comments

It's DONE. I've fought the good fight and by God's grace, have waved goodbye to 50 pounds since I started with SP over Memorial Day. Woo hoo! All along the path, the weight loss hadn't seemed like much to me, but now that I've reached 50 poun... Read more

Doing SERGER-y on my clothes

Wednesday, November 26, 2008      6 comments

I used to sew a lot. Beginning at age 7 when the Okinawan dressmakers down the road would give me their fabric scraps so I could fashion new outfits for Barbie, I steadily progressed through more challenging projects. I even designed and creat... Read more

No longer SHEEP-ish: 45 Pounds DONE

Tuesday, November 25, 2008      4 comments

Yep! It took me 6 weeks to lose 5 pounds, but I'm DONE with them! I've now lost 45 pounds with SP... evidently, the weight of a sheep at weaning. (What do I know about sheep? ... Read more

Throwing out my bra (and other things)

Monday, October 20, 2008      6 comments

I've been purging my closet. As I'm winding my "weigh" down, I'm getting rid of all the "too big" items in my summer closet. It's very encouraging to see the large items in a pile and knowing (well, praying) that I'll never have to wear th... Read more

I darkened the gym's doorstep

Friday, October 17, 2008      3 comments

I finally screwed up my courage and went back to the gym yesterday. Getting over that intimidation, the newness of everything and the fact that I was solo again was holding me back. I'd been gone so long that I had to get a new ID.... how emba... Read more

Skating through days like autumn leaves...

Monday, October 13, 2008      1 comments

Autumn paints with an enviable brush. I walked with my sweetheart through the hues of The Morton Arboretum (pictured above) on Saturday. The beauty of the day was a poignant reminder that all beauty is fleeting. It put me in mind of... Read more


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