Thankful Moment
Saturday, December 08, 2012      4 comments

Sometimes I am just overwhelmed by how awesome my life is. It's the same life I had yesterday, when I happened to be feeling a little blue. Nothing circumstantially has changed since yesterday. I just started counting my blessings... oh, the shi... Read more
Transformation Continues!
Saturday, November 24, 2012      4 comments

I have 5 tattoos. I got the first when I was 22, the last probably 10 years ago. Not everyone regrets their tattoos, but I do. I feel like I'm not the same person I was when I got them and I just want them gone. I don't have problems with ... Read more
Dropping some pounds here!
Sunday, November 11, 2012      9 comments

WooooHooooo! My scales have made me very happy today! Thank you to all my sparkies (especially the girls at the castle!) who convinced me that I needed to change up how I was eating! My observations from the past week... 1. Serious... Read more
The evil muffin top!
Monday, October 22, 2012      10 comments

So I'm searching my closet for a clothing article that's one size too small to use for my one size challenge.... and I pull out THE jeans. They are size 12. They are Miss Me jeans that cost $100. They were a Christmas gift last year. ... Read more
Two a days!
Monday, October 08, 2012      8 comments

I've gotten back on the exercise wagon. My eating is just as close to perfect as I can make it and I don't really see any results on the scales. So, after a one year break, I've begun exercising again. I'm going to the local gym and I really lik... Read more
Give me your eyes
Thursday, September 27, 2012      8 comments

My niece has a new friend named Amos. The other day he was listening to Jess and I talk. We were just having a normal "Me and Jess" kind of conversation...... "If my thighs weren't so ugly I could wear cuter shorts." "I like that shirt but... Read more
Yuck! I'm looking in the mirror...
Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

I have some friends who are going to Columbia next spring/summer to get plastic surgery. They know people who live there and have had these surgeries, know the doctors, etc. I've been invited to joint them. It is MUCH more affordable to ha... Read more
Hello Friends!
Sunday, September 16, 2012      8 comments

Well, I've had my little break and it's been good. Now I am ready to return to Sparkin'! I have to adjust my ticker, I am sure. When I quit smoking before my birthday in February I knew it would be a struggle to NOT substitute food for cig... Read more
Vacation's over!
Saturday, January 28, 2012      6 comments

I had the best vacation of my life. A solid week with no cell phone, no calls from work... that part alone was pure bliss! I spent the week with some of my closest friends and just enjoyed the scenery and their company. I don't know when I've ev... Read more
Paula Rocks! =0)
Saturday, December 31, 2011      11 comments

Had the best time today meeting Paula for the first time. You know how you get an impression of someone from your online exchanges? Well, my mental picture of Paula was spot on! lol She is so funny and enthusiastic and a bundle of energy. What a... Read more
I press toward the mark for the prize...
Thursday, December 15, 2011      7 comments

Philippians 3:13&14 is one of my favorite passages in the Bible. It talks about not looking behind, but looking ahead, keeping your eyes on the prize, something we all need a little reminder of now and then. It's easy to dwell on past mist... Read more
Advice for my nearly-banded niece!
Friday, November 18, 2011      7 comments

My niece Jess is getting a lap band in a few weeks. So the following is a list of things I've learned along the way that might be helpful for her. Like any good auntie, I don't want her to have to go through everything I did. (THAT pertains to t... Read more
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      8 comments

One concern my lap-band doc addresses with his surgical candidates is unrealistic expectations. He's a blunt guy, which I personally appreciate. He asked me "Do you expect to come out of this looking like a Victoria's Secret model to which I imm... Read more
Just feeling thankful!
Monday, October 03, 2011      7 comments

I'm reading Joyce Meyer's book Reduce Me to Love. I was reading about how sometimes we have to figure out if we're seeking God's face or if we're just seeking his hand. Are we actually looking for his presence or his PRESENTS? You know, I don't ... Read more

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