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Weight Loss - A Guided Meditation
7/19/2014 12:27:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This you tube bit is so very positive, gentle, and worth a listen! Enjoy!...  Read more


Recovering yet again
7/14/2014 3:07:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

2 weeks ago, I underwent an extraction of the tooth that has been problematic for the past year. I underwent a complex root canal and had a cap place...  Read more


6/26/2014 11:05:27 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Last June, I had a severely infected tooth, underwent a root canal, months of antibiotics and a crown. Six months later the infection came back. I un...  Read more


Gearing up....again
6/7/2014 7:48:50 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Two weeks ago, I came down with a cold. After it progressed to a cough and possible respiratory involvement, I went to the doc. He indicated I had a...  Read more


Thinking Out Loud About Tracking
6/4/2014 1:38:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's definitely an eye-opener to see how differently I eat when planning and tracking my meals vs. spontaneous eating. Even after learning my healthfu...  Read more


5/18/2014 8:06:45 PM,  9 COMMENTS

This week, I'm focusing on mindfulness. Being mindful of what I eat, how much I eat, how I feel when I eat. If I'm eating without being hungry and w...  Read more


An Exceptionally Lazy Homebody
5/12/2014 1:17:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Years of allowing myself to be lazy has really made it difficult to change. I try not to beat myself up when I have gone yet another day, week, and mo...  Read more


scary night
4/17/2014 10:32:02 PM,  8 COMMENTS

My DH had a close call last night. While riding to meet some friends for dinner he was rear-ended. He was on his Harley at a stop sign when the woma...  Read more


Weekend left me exhausted
4/14/2014 5:03:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband and I love to ride our Harley. And this past weekend was a beautiful weekend! 537 (ok so this isn't a Harley--but it is a motorcycle, l...  Read more


Visit with family now over
3/26/2014 11:41:28 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Had a nice visit with my sister. An unplanned visit but still nice. Enjoyed a few days with her. Sad to see her leave, but glad to get back to my r...  Read more


Just realized...
3/18/2014 12:53:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Since I haven't done well in keeping up with spark people, I am unfamiliar with the new layout. The home page looks different. I want to change my goa...  Read more


Happy St. Patrick's Day
3/17/2014 11:30:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today I made my first ever corned beef and cabbage. Normally family members would cook or we'd go out to eat. When I lived in PA and was close...  Read more


Contract for Success
3/13/2014 1:36:20 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I just read a great article on accountability.
ticles.asp?id=748 Spurred into reading arti...  Read more


I'm still here...
3/6/2014 3:22:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Its been awhile... I hope all my spark friends are doing well. :) I bought an arm band for my phone for when I exercise. I'll try it out tonight when...  Read more


Love Spark People
3/4/2014 11:34:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I just read a great article about getting organized for weight loss. Reminds me that everything in life is linked in some way or another. Makes comp...  Read more


Let the streaking begin!
2/28/2014 3:01:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So, I found my pedometer...and discovered it stopped working about the same time I did last year...thankfully my husband found a battery and he's mana...  Read more


not doing well
2/18/2014 1:41:47 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Valentine's day was a BAD day. Woke up at 530am to a dying pet. My sweet baby Topaz, a corn snake not yet a year old died suddenly shortly after I awo...  Read more


I'm back!
2/9/2014 11:05:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

After a long hiatus due to work, I'm returning to SP. I'm glad to be back. I've learned that I absolutely MUST make myself and my health more of a pri...  Read more


Making time...
12/13/2013 4:42:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hi everyone! Work has been very busy.. the longer holiday hours are really exhausting me. I haven't much time for exercise but I do walk a lot at work...  Read more


Long weekend
11/12/2013 12:31:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hi to all my sweet spark friends!!! I hope you had a nice Veterans weekend. I thought of my grandfather who was a Marine. I looked at his picture in h...  Read more


I'm here... :)
11/6/2013 1:48:04 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hi sparkers! I have been busy working.. I have taken on more hours due to the early holiday shoppers. The store is set up with Christmas trees, lighte...  Read more


Making activity a priority
11/6/2013 1:34:47 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I enjoy walking for a purpose, so I find an errand to run, someone to walk with, or do a prayer walk. This gets me outdoors and exercising! ...  Read more


Spark Points...
11/5/2013 2:57:10 AM,  6 COMMENTS

At some point in the last few days, I decided that I want to hit 100 points per day. So far, so good. It helps that there are so many ways to do it....  Read more


Being a Positive Influence
11/4/2013 1:01:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

As I work at making healthy choices, my children are noticing and making better choices themselves....  Read more


End of week one, beginning of a new month.
11/4/2013 2:23:24 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I love November. It's my second favorite month. February is my first favorite, because of my birthday. I love that its the time of year where I don't...  Read more


This week
11/3/2013 6:57:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Fitness is priority. This week I have done better at tracking, and moving- even for a few minutes at a time. My lifestyle is gradually becoming one of...  Read more


November 1st
11/1/2013 1:16:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am grateful for Sparkpeople because it has so much good information....  Read more


Happy Halloween.
11/1/2013 2:53:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today was hectic. Very hectic. It started out fine. I drank 3 glasses of water before leaving for school, of which I am so proud. I made good food cho...  Read more


Building support
10/31/2013 1:41:13 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It really helps to read success stories, since I don't have positive support at home....  Read more


10/29/2013 10:22:34 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Throughout this journey to fitness, I find my tastes for healthy foods are stronger than cravings for sugar and junk foods....  Read more


Tuesday, October 29, 2013
10/29/2013 10:19:57 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Morning workouts are great because of a feeling of accomplishment that carries through the day....  Read more


Happy Monday!
10/28/2013 2:53:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

New beginnings are energizing. Today I downloaded the Spark Coach app and am working toward new goals. This is my year!!...  Read more


dr dr gimme the news i got bad case of loving you
10/23/2013 4:02:12 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So doctors appointment today ..turns out blood pressure is great...but weight not so much...I'm 3 lbs more than I thought I was...yay for old scale at...  Read more


Reaching out to sparkfriends, teams
10/16/2013 4:12:11 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I really think what i need right now is a challenge or a new spark team. Does anyone have a suggestion? I was a part of the biggest loser for a few ro...  Read more


I've thought about..
10/16/2013 3:47:36 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I've thought about not coming back on spark after such a long hiatus. But, I love this site and have learned so much from it. I've thought about...  Read more


Back to Life! (I Hope!)
10/14/2013 2:47:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Itís been a couple of months since my last consistent activity on SparkPeople. I apologize to those who left me messages on my SparkPage or blogs but...  Read more


oh how I have missed natures skittles...
10/14/2013 4:02:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

well life liked to peek in n hand me a barrel of monkeys..needless to say the wagon fell off into a canyon of friedfoodsonlyville...i dont think i hav...  Read more


Back on track, AGAIN
10/8/2013 1:47:10 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My goal is to lose 110 lbs within a year. I started the Monday after Superbowl in February. I was doing very well. I lost 55 lbs and it all came to a...  Read more


Things are looking up.
10/5/2013 11:05:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I love being home in CA. We got a Disneyland Annual pass and have been using it at least once a week for the last month and a half. Lets us get out of...  Read more


I'm doing alright
9/25/2013 2:14:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

A quick update.. My dad came home briefly and was rushed back to the hospital by ambulance. On top of everything, he has a bleeding ulcer. He is hospi...  Read more


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