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Needing Comfort Foods!
8/19/2014 7:36:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm at the start of a hard time that I've already lived through once. Last time it blew my weight up, and I'd really prefer not to have to go through...  Read more


Don't mean to complain
8/18/2014 2:15:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

For the first time in almost two years, my weight seems to be tipping up. Not much, but I ended the the Summer 5% challenge weighing more than I start...  Read more


Learning to Run Faster
8/16/2014 6:00:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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Need small healthy snacks
8/10/2014 5:23:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

When I have too many things to focus on. I tend to not focus on the foods that I'm putting in my mouth. This is especially true since I work the 3rd s...  Read more


Surprise and frustration at hospital
8/9/2014 8:38:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well this Wednesday I went into the hospital to have a D&C. The doctor wants to make sure that I do not have Cancer of the Uterus. Plus she want to ma...  Read more


A Taco Epiphany
8/6/2014 8:13:35 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Last weekend we had friends over for dinner. I decided to have a soft taco buffet, so people could make theirs the way they wanted. I had Mexican-spic...  Read more


Wow my spotlight day!
8/5/2014 3:28:25 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I can't believe that Susan chose this day to make my Spotlight day. It happens to coincide with my 42nd wedding anniversary. My husband and I decided...  Read more


Positive thinking
7/22/2014 9:29:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Realized today that I tend to focus on my eating and exercise mistakes at the end of the say rather than the accomplishments. I never thought of mysel...  Read more


Learning to like and dislike foods again
7/20/2014 12:27:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

521 Lately I have been really taking a look at what I eat during the day. I've been looking at it not in a calorie, fat, carb, and sugar sense. It...  Read more


Going through the junk food withdraws
7/18/2014 8:34:56 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I didn't really think that people could go through junk food withdraws. I was experiencing these temptations a lot last night. I hope that I don't hav...  Read more


If I had know it would lead to precancerous cells
7/16/2014 11:10:39 AM,  2 COMMENTS

If I had know that obesity would lead to precancerous cells. I would have avoided every junk food, fried food, sugary food, and processed food in the...  Read more


Half Marathon Race Report
7/14/2014 10:29:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Great temperature in the low 60's at the start of the race. Because the race started at a high school track, I warmed up well with good dynamic stretc...  Read more


First time meeting a Registered Dietician
7/11/2014 3:19:59 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband and I've been talking about our health, and he encouraged me to see a dietician. I ended up with one who specializes in weight loss as well...  Read more


Hello Tina!
7/10/2014 10:49:01 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Starting over today. Had a rough couple weeks but I'm gonna try not to let it get me down. Got to get back on track. Not just for the wedding but I...  Read more


First Half Marathon of 2014
7/9/2014 4:28:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have my first half marathon of the year this Sunday. I'd planned on at least 1 or 2 already this year, but between a repeatedly sprained ankle, a sh...  Read more


I feel so secure!
7/3/2014 5:29:44 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today was my Weight Watcher meeting. My regular leader has been on vacation and the substitute is awesome! I have heard so many great ideas from her....  Read more


Can't win on tracking food
7/1/2014 10:33:39 AM,  0 COMMENTS

It just seems like I can't win when it comes to tracking my food. I'm either 500 calories too low on my calories or I'm too high with carbs, fat, and...  Read more


Jeans and Thermals!
6/28/2014 10:58:52 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My new goal is to be able to buy Jeans and Thermals before winter. I know that I'm going to need them for the cold Texas winters. I better think about...  Read more


I got the job!
6/28/2014 10:51:07 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm so bad at updating my blog. It has been four months since I wrote about the possibility of a job. Not only did I get the job but now I'm working 3...  Read more


Heart To Heart with a Friend
6/24/2014 5:58:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I had a heart to heart with a dear friend of mine that I have known pretty much all my life. I'll admit that we were playing beer pong at 12:00am hav...  Read more


Sabotage, over and over again
6/18/2014 2:56:32 PM,  8 COMMENTS

The next 5% challenge starts this weekend so why did I do it?!? Last night was my yoga class' monthly eat dinner out evening. We went to the Rok Bistr...  Read more


Who knew we were trying to be healthy?
6/9/2014 1:42:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Over 15 years ago we remodeled our kitchen. It really needed it (old appliances, avocado colored boomerang Formica and very dark cheap cabinetry). Why...  Read more


One more good bye for Dad
6/5/2014 7:02:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Last night our synagogue engraved my Dad's name on our memorial wall in their beautiful memorial garden. It feels really great to have his name there...  Read more


I refuse to let the scale own me.
5/29/2014 7:26:25 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I have been really bummed out for the last three weeks and I know why even though I'm having trouble admitting it. After over two years of maintaining...  Read more


Lessons Learned and a new way of thinking about weight loss?
5/27/2014 9:54:36 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Last year around this time, I lost 50 pounds in 15 weeks. SERIOUSLY! Is that crazy or what? I felt incredible..and addicted. Addicted to weight loss,...  Read more


404 is the scariest number I've seen in my entire life...
5/24/2014 2:13:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

404 is not my weight. 404 was my blood sugar 2 days ago. I'm so glad I went to the Dr. I wasn't going to until my vision got so bad that I c...  Read more


Starting Fresh-- Quick Update
5/23/2014 11:26:16 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm back!!! I have reset my goals and I am starting fresh! So much has happened lately. I moved 3 times within a yeah and a half, my hubs just gr...  Read more


I am what I am
5/15/2014 1:58:54 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I've loved being a member of the the SP At Goal and maintaining group for a couple of years. They are a great resource for people who are maintaining....  Read more


Another spark of Joy
5/12/2014 5:26:14 PM,  11 COMMENTS

As I've blogged before, I'm fortunate to work at a company that supports our good health. They offer cash incentives to use a pedometer and walk, walk...  Read more


Out from under the specter!
5/9/2014 6:40:46 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I feel great. Today I've stayed within my calories, easily without feeling deprived. I power walked to Target 3 1/2 miles away and came back toting 1...  Read more


End date for weight loss goal
5/7/2014 8:19:55 PM,  8 COMMENTS

SparkCoach says to write my commitment down so here goes. I'd like to reach my weight loss goal by the first week of December, which is when I'm sched...  Read more


Weekend glow!
5/5/2014 3:53:52 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Just mailed off all of the little pieces for the Life Insurance company for my dad and it feels really good to have that out of the way. I finally cal...  Read more


When I feel a food binge coming on
5/4/2014 4:09:47 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Drink water Do something with my hands like knit Drink more water Eat veggies and drink more water Play a game on my phone Go to the bathroo...  Read more


5 words
5/3/2014 4:27:19 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Healthy goals. Happy. Focused. Forgiving....  Read more


Still working on it.
4/28/2014 2:33:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I still have to call the VA off ice to find out what is happening with his benefits. Do it today! Got my nephews info Called life ins...  Read more


Stress, thy name is daughter Part 3
4/26/2014 1:47:03 PM,  6 COMMENTS

For my Dad PG &E our power company is certainly one of the least customer support company's around. I discontinued my father's gas and electric o...  Read more


Stress, thy name is daughter II
4/22/2014 3:37:10 PM,  13 COMMENTS

For my Dad I still have to call the VA off ice to find out what is happening with his benefits. I have to send a copy of my father's death cert...  Read more


Stress, thy name is daughter
4/21/2014 2:00:13 PM,  17 COMMENTS

My dad died over a month ago and my tasks as executer of his will are driving me crazy! I've decided to keep track of all of the things I have to do h...  Read more


This time for sure! Musings about motivation and diabetes
4/5/2014 10:40:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Once again it's been a long time since I posted to my blog. I have still been coming to Spark multiple times a week, but I have not been committed to...  Read more


I'm a Teddy bear and I love this challenge
4/4/2014 3:53:52 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Tomorrow the 2014 Spring 5% Challenge starts. We have 8 weeks to do as many minutes of fitness activities as we can do, Live the Good Life with...  Read more


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