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What l can do to change.
8/18/2014 1:01:40 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Hi fellow Sparks, If you have ever read any of my blogs you know that I have had a rough go of it. Being on steroids for so many months brought wei...  Read more


Yoda's wisdom
8/15/2014 9:47:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Unable to sleep at 1am I laid in bed and for some crazy reason I began to think of Yoda from the Star Wars movie. I asked myself, "What is his saying...  Read more


Exercising again after 3 days off
8/12/2014 1:24:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Had to recover from my whole 15 minutes of exercise that made me sick on Friday. Did 13 total minutes today. How did I ever let myself go so badly...  Read more


Happy dance "flu"
8/9/2014 10:30:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Oh yeah I over "happy danced". Within a couple hours I felt like I had the flu. Had to go to bed. Yeach! Can't believe that a total of 15 minutes o...  Read more


Lesson learned about myself
8/9/2014 5:22:23 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So generally when losing weight I don't do diets, I don't even go hardcore with my eating habits. A couple weeks ago I started eating less a lot less....  Read more


I may have over "happy danced"
8/8/2014 12:00:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Feeling so good I danced through two 6 1/2 minute Zumba Gold" video's on Youtube. (rested between) I also did my stretching for a couple of minutes....  Read more


Down a pound since Tuesday
8/8/2014 10:18:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I told myself I would only weigh in and post my weight on Tuesdays. I cheated and checked this morning. I could not believe it. Down another pound...  Read more


"New" clothes - for free.
8/6/2014 8:55:27 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Was moving clothes in my closet to get to my carpet cleaner that is in the far right corner that I never go to. Found some clothes I had pushed ther...  Read more


Abstinence and Driving
8/5/2014 11:12:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I 1. stayed abstinent and 2. realized that I may need another route home from work. Apparently, I have triggers built into my drive! ...  Read more


I am abstinent
8/5/2014 12:16:12 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I had no intention of really being abstinent from flour, sugar, and wheat today. I planned to do well for breakfast and lunch... but it happened. On m...  Read more


FAA Prep Day
8/3/2014 8:15:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Here I am... back at what I know works... SPARKPEOPLE! I have joined FAA now, and I am excited to gain freedom from the insanity of food addictio...  Read more


1/2 way through a 40 day challenge
8/3/2014 11:48:16 AM,  1 COMMENTS

On the web I found people doing 40 day challenges (as in Jesus' 40 days in the desert). Great motivators and taking on something in a 40 day chunk se...  Read more


two weeks in
7/29/2014 8:05:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Began tracking weight and some measurements two weeks ago. I'm not dieting, only stretching, a bit of mild aerobics, and static tightening of muscles...  Read more


Read old blog from Jan. 2010
7/22/2014 9:01:26 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Just read my blog from Jan. 2010. Size 14's! Now I am in XXLarge and 1X Womans. Wish I had never given away the 18's and 16's because they would no...  Read more


Toooo long gone
7/22/2014 8:55:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

3 1/2 years since last blog. Gained over 40 pounds since last weigh in. Became way more out of shape than ever. Struggling just to do my job. Ti...  Read more


What Next?
6/17/2014 3:13:44 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Don't read this blog if you want me to be funny, because it's been a long week, and I think my funny bone has been dislocated! This has been a diffi...  Read more


Sonoma-Gone too Soon
6/4/2014 4:19:50 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This morning, my husband woke me with the terrible news that our dear little Sonoma had passed away in the night. Little Toto, her best friend was by...  Read more


Hello Dear Friends!
6/3/2014 1:43:11 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello Dear Friends! Well, it's been almost 3 months since I last was on Spark. I am doing much better than I was. I have struggled with the Lup...  Read more


Stallion Springs Color Run 5k
5/31/2014 5:35:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Our little town had its own Color Run today. It was so fun. I have walked 5k's pretty much every year starting in 2009. This time I finally attempted...  Read more


My new secret to success
5/18/2014 3:24:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Accountability, commitment: words that keep me going. Since February I have been doing fitness classes. We have a facebook group where we chat and pos...  Read more


healthy means happy
5/15/2014 6:29:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

521 My health has not been great. Problems with my gallbladder, thyroid and my energy level, not to mention my weight and my inconsistent bowels ( i...  Read more


snacks for this week
5/7/2014 3:56:21 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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May goals
5/4/2014 5:47:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The last two weeks my weight loss has slowed down. Since coming home from vacation I have not been sleeping good and have been sick. I think I am fina...  Read more


Tuesday and slip sliding along
3/25/2014 11:13:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

My morning was busy with cleaning the house and getting the laundry done and put away. Chores I have been a bit neglected since Mom has been sick....  Read more


Love my Mondays
3/24/2014 5:11:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm starting to get excited about the new spring challenge that is coming up soon, and determined to lose that 5%. I am slowing getting back into my...  Read more


Getting back on track
3/19/2014 2:15:59 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It has been a hectic and draining few weeks. My dear mother is on the road to recovery after she had a stent placement and the Dr. is working with he...  Read more


Saying Goodbye to You and
3/14/2014 2:27:28 PM,  16 COMMENTS

For anyone who is interested, I wanted to say that I am thinking of closing out my spark account, or at the very least I am going off line until I can...  Read more


3/5/2014 1:37:30 PM,  6 COMMENTS

One of my goals was to have a normal liver function test at my next Dr. appt. and I made it! That makes 6 months of normal liver function! That's...  Read more


Goals for the month of March
3/3/2014 10:31:27 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I have gone over my goals for the month of March and am feeling okay with my progress..."slow and steady wins the race"...that's what they say right?...  Read more


3/3/2014 1:21:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I live in California, the weather is lovely, the tree's and flowers are blooming. Other parts of the country are snowed in. I grew up in Canada, I r...  Read more


Staying True To Myself, No Matter What!
2/28/2014 9:23:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I am making progress. I'm taking baby steps to make permanent changes. The main thing that I'm working on is being honest with myself. Yesterday I ate...  Read more


Trying to be creative and enjoy the journey.
2/26/2014 10:35:30 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This has been a very good day. I have stayed within my WW points, but more than that , I have added my exercise and walked my 5000 plus step...  Read more


great test results
2/26/2014 6:53:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Being diabetic and with out of control blood sugars I decided 3 months to get proactive an work at getting things back under control. Well long story...  Read more


Podcasts keep me focused and determined
2/26/2014 3:42:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I listen to podcasts all day long at work. I have been enjoying the SparkPeople podcast so much! I learn tips and tricks about losing weight, exercise...  Read more


Budgeting led to a fitness opportunity!
2/26/2014 3:39:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So I have been looking for ways to save money. I looked over the last few months of my checking account transactions and noticed that I was spending a...  Read more


Tuesdays Evening walk.
2/25/2014 10:41:42 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I went to work this morning, and then to check on Mom. She is doing well, and is attempting for now to change her diet. I will give her all the help...  Read more


Thoughts on preventing HTN
2/24/2014 6:01:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It has been a stress filled couple of day, with my mother going into the hospital on Friday. She has very high blood pressure and has not been going...  Read more


2/23/2014 6:50:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, I've gone and done it now. Got on the scale today and YAY me! I'm at an all time high.....I talk a good talk but I don't walk. At all. I don...  Read more


Coconut Oil and Chia Seeds
2/22/2014 12:26:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

These are my secret weapons. Every single day, regardless of what else I may do, I start my day with a serving of raw organic chia seeds and organic c...  Read more


On my way to Onederland
2/22/2014 9:45:56 AM,  2 COMMENTS

My long term goal is to lose a total of 50 pounds but my immediate goal is to see that scale read out that I weigh under 200 pounds. It has been soooo...  Read more


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