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There Will Always Be An Excuse To Eat...
4/14/2014 3:03:08 AM,  49 COMMENTS

In my previous attempts at weight loss, I always felt picking a time to "start" was so difficult. My thought process usually went something like th...  Read more


4/14/2014 1:32:31 AM,  11 COMMENTS

So, You Want to Change? I, too, woke up one morning and decided I wanted to change. And, the first thing I did was take two months to think about...  Read more


I have returned to blogging and sharing
4/13/2014 11:59:08 PM,  10 COMMENTS  Read more


15 lbs lost...15 lbs gained..rinse repeat..rinse repeat!
4/13/2014 11:39:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I just read someone's Blog about "I don't care" And it hit home, I live this ..over and over and over again! In fact, I just did 3 weeks of "...  Read more


Not letting go of "good"
4/13/2014 11:02:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My first year of maintenance has had its ups and downs, but mostly ups. So many hurdles and so many goals, but always baby steps. Setting small goal...  Read more


First Half-Marathon!
4/13/2014 11:01:10 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I completed my first half-marathon today! I did the Gazelle Girl in Grand Rapids, MI. The money raised went to support 4 different charities, one be...  Read more


I Wish...
4/13/2014 10:54:58 PM,  4 COMMENTS

These lyrics are from INTO THE WOODS, an amazing musical that features the stories of very well known fairytale characters. In this scene, Cinderella...  Read more


This weekends progress
4/13/2014 9:32:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Saturday was a good day nutrition and exercise wise. According to my body bugg, I burned over 2600 calories. Today hasn't been that great. Woke up...  Read more


Running in Warm Weather
4/13/2014 8:40:28 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Yesterday was my last volunteer shift doing taxes. This weekend is still pretty full, but going forward I'm not overscheduled as badly as I was. One...  Read more


Day 932... Neoprene is my friend
4/13/2014 7:17:02 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Went kayaking on Lake Erie with my brother this morning. There were high winds, but no surf due to the amount of ice mass still on the lake. In fact...  Read more


4/13/2014 7:11:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

90 days of Mental Toughness are done. 236 Day 1 of eating in calorie range has commenced. I went over on fat and protein. I felt hungry, an...  Read more


Another Idea (or two)
4/13/2014 6:43:29 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Two days in a row with an idea? Are you mental or something? This is my quota for the year. 2 If you write your blog or comment about local...  Read more


Challenging week ahead
4/13/2014 6:29:00 PM,  10 COMMENTS

This coming week will throw a wrench into my exercise program. For the last couple of months DH and I have been going to the gym 5 days a week with M...  Read more


Time to Celebrate
4/13/2014 5:51:40 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Join me as I celebrate 1 year sober today! All by the grace of God Thank you Jesus! 409 410 Thanks to all my sparkfriends who were with me and supp...  Read more


Two Hour Trek
4/13/2014 5:29:01 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Mom, Daisy and I took to the trails late this morning. The top trails were relatively clear, but when we hit the lower trail our way was blocked by t...  Read more


Too Much Time Outside...
4/13/2014 5:00:13 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Too much time outside has caused me to have all kinds of sinus problems today. I have such a bad headache, I plan to rest and then get in at least 40...  Read more


Girls and a Squirrel.
4/13/2014 4:30:32 PM,  22 COMMENTS

I forgot how tiring it is to have a baby in the house. I fell like I haven't slept, wow. I've been so worried about my little guy I'm constantly che...  Read more


Back on Track
4/13/2014 3:44:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

After reaching my final goal, I went nuts. The pounds were creeping up. I regained 13 lbs. Of course not happy with myself for allowing this to hap...  Read more


Spring brings lovely flowers and a shift
4/13/2014 3:32:43 PM,  30 COMMENTS

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”...  Read more


Learning to accept myself and the solution.
4/13/2014 2:22:44 PM,  16 COMMENTS

It seems like taking me a long time to understanding and accepting the solution. I am talking about how to lose weight and keep it off for lif...  Read more


Haven't Done This In A While!
4/13/2014 1:40:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

A menu blog!!! Tonight: Baked Ziti w/ Meatballs and Tossed Salad Monday: Ribeye, Baked Potatoes, Spinach Salad w/ Tangerines Tuesday: C...  Read more


Corset :-)
4/13/2014 1:23:23 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So yesterday I got yet another present from my bf :-) he said it's the last one. I opened it and it was another corset but even better than the first....  Read more


The Merry-Go -Round just keeps going round and round!
4/13/2014 12:48:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

334 I came to an "ah" "ha" moment a week ago when my husband had to go out of town to Maryland because we had a death in the family! What was the ah...  Read more


Saturday, suddenly needed
4/13/2014 12:42:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I woke this morning thinking it would be a calm day where I could get around to rearranging my living room like I've been wanting the last few weeks....  Read more


Let go. Be
4/13/2014 12:09:03 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I love the saying,"Let go. Be." If you google it, there is a site all about the meaning behind it and products you can buy to remind you. It has bec...  Read more


Last weeks goals met, new ones set.
4/13/2014 12:07:06 PM,  11 COMMENTS

These are the goals I had set for this week. Monday--pool--walking laps--strength exercises and cardio--orthopedic Dr. appointment in the afternoon....  Read more


4/13/2014 11:46:42 AM,  4 COMMENTS

14 days in a row....  Read more


Recap of Weekly Goals
4/13/2014 10:34:49 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Here's how the week went: Sunday, I hopped on a spin bike before the Body Pump class. Monday, I decided to make it a rest day. Yup, t...  Read more


Urfa in Kurdistan
4/13/2014 10:26:28 AM,  5 COMMENTS

On our latest travels to North Kurdistan we went for a day to see the sights of Urfa. We got caught in a sandstorm blowing in from the east in the lat...  Read more


16 months of maintenance
4/13/2014 9:37:06 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Since I’ve hit a year of weight loss maintenance some things have changed, and I can see ways in which some of those things could lead to relapse. It...  Read more


Race minus 70 days and the skipped workouts
4/13/2014 9:32:58 AM,  15 COMMENTS

OK, not skipped, necessarily... delayed. I got through some preliminary steps... got the bike rack put on the car (by myself - success!), got the bik...  Read more


White Chili
4/13/2014 9:14:24 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Hello Sparkfamily! Does a cup of hot steamy chili sound good "bout now? Why then, take a gander at this! 1 cup small white Navy beans, uncook...  Read more


Lazy Asian Chicken and Biker Tattoos
4/13/2014 9:10:25 AM,  15 COMMENTS

What a lazy soup recipe! On hand: a bag of frozen Chinese style vegetables (carrots, broccoli, onion, water chestnuts, mushrooms); chicken broth;...  Read more


Fun Princess BD party for granddaughter..Lyla
4/13/2014 9:08:55 AM,  17 COMMENTS

It was a really cute party....they dressed all the little girls up as princesses and did their hair and make up. Then the did dances and walked on...  Read more


4/13/2014 8:57:37 AM,  9 COMMENTS

No, I don't think so! 67...  Read more


My Sister Became a Doctor and it Crushed my Manboy Ego
4/13/2014 7:59:52 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I just LOVE Thought Catalog (and its cuter cousin XO Jane Issues and IHTM) ... Could read them all day long. These are Gen Whiners with env...  Read more


An unexpected use for a “body shaper”
4/13/2014 6:39:23 AM,  27 COMMENTS

And the careless behavior that caused me to need it. Some years ago in a moment of vanity I bought a “body shaper.” My mother (and Betty White)...  Read more


Changing the World! / Cambiando el mundo!
4/13/2014 6:16:01 AM,  21 COMMENTS

We are all changing the world in one way or another. We all have a purpose-through our work, our family and our friends. When we have the right bala...  Read more


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