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  • Fooditude - Adjusting your food attitude

    8/24/2017 7:42:12 AM, by ODAT1117

    I had lunch with a dear friend yesterday and she shared something that really clicked for me. She's a very active and overall healthy person. She... Read more

  • Hotter than July

    7/27/2017 2:51:02 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    Haven't checked in for a minute. Long, hot, humid summer. Layoffs looming in a couple of months for my plant. More month than money. Just got... Read more

  • Our Family Crisis

    6/8/2017 8:45:40 AM, by ODAT1117

    Hello Dear Spark Friends, On Monday, May 22nd, our world started to get flipped upside down. That's when I first heard that doctors were con... Read more

  • It's another weekend with the Crazy Redheads

    4/8/2017 12:54:48 PM, by ODAT1117

    Well, it's another weekend with the crazy redheads, otherwise known as Irish Setter dogs. I'm dog sitting nine Irish Setters this weekend and the... Read more

  • Birthday Blessings

    4/7/2017 1:30:08 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    I turned double nickels on Wednesday and I am blessed, blessed, blessed. I spent the day with hubby going down to Union Station to view the Pomp... Read more

  • This is my first St. Patrick's Day

    3/17/2017 7:13:51 AM, by ODAT1117

    Well, this is the first St. Patrick's Day that I've known that I'm Irish, thanks to a genetic heritage DNA test. I've always resisted the onslaug... Read more

  • March Forward

    3/11/2017 1:38:59 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Wow it has been a while since I wrote...February was quick, fast and warm-thank goodness. No major snow storms or major headaches at work. I am... Read more

  • To track or not to track - Looking for Advice

    3/6/2017 10:02:21 AM, by ODAT1117

    Hello Spark Friends!! Yes, I really am struggling with this and I'm looking for some input for my particular situation. I'll try to keep it ... Read more

  • Remembering....maybe that's a part of the puzzle

    3/5/2017 6:14:41 PM, by ODAT1117

    I was thinking the other day.........what was it like when I wasn't obsessed with food; when I didn't eat more than my body needed; when I didn't... Read more

  • Marine Anniversary

    1/29/2017 6:16:10 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Thirty two years ago I stepped on those famous yellow footprints at Parris Island and the rest is history. I can easily go down could of, would ... Read more

  • New Year, new vision

    1/3/2017 8:36:18 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    I love the start of the new year..the crispness, the freshness, the newness. I was able to dance the new year in with my hubby at my sister's we... Read more

  • Merry Christmas Eve

    12/24/2016 9:36:20 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Today is the eve before the birth of Christ and I am just thoughtful and reflective of where my blessings come from. I thank God for His Son Jes... Read more

  • Getting use to my new tool

    12/13/2016 9:39:16 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    One week I was in the hospital recovering from surgery. Tomorrow will be my first follow up appointment and I am already looking at about -20 lb... Read more

  • Done deal

    12/7/2016 9:05:36 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    I am back home now after having my sleeve surgery and I am doing well. On my way with this new tool and new way of nourishing my body. ... Read more

  • Counting down to a new tool

    11/27/2016 9:42:29 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Eight more days and I will have bariatric surgery-the sleeve. I am doing my pre-op prep now. As I write this my stomach is growling but I am mo... Read more

  • Thanksgiving 2016

    11/24/2016 9:46:37 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Another day to give thanks...everyday in my household is Thanksgiving. I do not need a special holiday to be grateful to move in my right mind, f... Read more

  • Veterans Day 2016

    11/11/2016 8:32:33 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Today was a nice day to honor Veterans-including myself for the service to our country. Gotta love the good old USA-we are sometimes like a dysf... Read more

  • Election Day

    11/8/2016 7:11:24 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    So glad this process is going to be over and counting begins in a couple hours. This has been a stressful election year and very eyeopening. It... Read more

  • Day after Mom's new birthday

    10/28/2016 8:41:23 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    Day one of going into eight years of Moma having a new address. I played "A Song for Mama" a lot yesterday, worked and got frustrated with folks... Read more

  • Moma's New Birthday

    10/27/2016 2:33:46 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    The day I dread and rejoice the most...my Mom's new birthday. I played the Moma song by Boyz to Men on the way home from work. It doesn't get a... Read more

  • Fall's gentle arrival

    10/2/2016 6:34:27 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Thanking God for the lower humidity and finally finishing up September. It was a growing month. Buried my father in law and now hubby and I are... Read more

  • Labor Day

    9/5/2016 8:19:35 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Fifth day of the month, getting ready to return to work tomorrow and I was able to reflect on this Labor Day how far I have come, where I want to... Read more

  • Father gone...

    9/3/2016 8:02:40 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    I am returning back from Minnesota from the burial of my father-in-law. Another Dad gone, that is both of our dads in an eight month time span. ... Read more

  • Final Session of my "How To Eat" Class

    8/28/2016 8:48:06 AM, by ODAT1117

    Well, this is long overdue. The last session was over a month ago. :-) I guess I didn't want it to end so I procrastinated on the last update. ... Read more

  • Forging on...

    8/12/2016 12:53:26 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet and say a prayer and keep it moving. I am just forging on. Had some tough revelations in the ... Read more

  • Day of Revelation

    8/9/2016 12:44:32 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    Some days are better than others and I realize now what use to be is not always going to be, I have to get over it, suck it up and move on. ... Read more

  • Ending July hot and strong..

    7/31/2016 6:25:03 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    This has been one hot long month, even with me only working half of it, I am beat and drained I am hoping to bring August in strong,... Read more

  • Did something different today

    7/28/2016 12:57:07 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    Today before work, I got my hiney up at 5:15 am, squeezed into my fat bathing suit and went did 45 minutes lazy river water walking. My back, hi... Read more

  • Dog days of summer

    7/24/2016 1:51:42 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    It has been one long, hot, long and very hot summer...Even though I had the first part of July off, the chaotic shape the world is in with all th... Read more

  • Goodbye Junebug...

    7/1/2016 12:50:52 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    June came roaring in and out like a beast. What a month. Six months my Dad transition to his heavenly home and all I can say this... Read more

  • Session 5: "Hierarchy of Food Needs"

    6/30/2016 9:43:26 AM, by ODAT1117

    Hi Everyone! Session 5 of my "How to Eat" class was very interesting and shared a really basic concept from Ellyn Satter's Eating Competency... Read more

  • Summary from Session 4 of my "How to Eat" Class

    6/30/2016 9:17:58 AM, by ODAT1117

    Hello Friends!! Here's a quick summary of Session 4 of the "How to Eat" class that I'm taking. The class is following the Ellyn Satter model... Read more

  • Got through

    6/22/2016 12:48:49 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    I got through Father's Day, ate my emotions. Got through my testing for skilled trades at work and for my studies at IIN. Getting through my fa... Read more

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    Summary from Session 3 of the "How to Eat" Class

    6/10/2016 3:12:05 PM, by ODAT1117

    This is my interpretation and a summary of information from a class that I am taking through work. It's called "How to Eat" and is based on the E... Read more

  • Dieting and fixing a broken foot

    6/6/2016 3:06:53 PM, by ODAT1117

    In this class I'm taking called "How to Eat" I'm learning A LOT. The class is based on the Ellyn Satter model of Competent Eating. Check out her ... Read more

  • Update: Session 2 of my "How to Eat" Class

    6/6/2016 2:44:30 PM, by ODAT1117

    Well Hello, Spark Friends! I thought I'd better share this update before session 3 rolls along. :-) And, I also want to share it here in w... Read more

  • June bug

    6/2/2016 12:57:31 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    How about that, made it to June. To God be the glory. I must say it has been a rough six months, without Daddy now. Therapy does one good, did... Read more

  • "Weight is not a determinant of health"

    5/23/2016 11:22:55 AM, by ODAT1117

    Wait. What??? "Weight is not a determinant of health." That's what my instructor for the "How to Eat" class said. Yes, I'm struggling with t... Read more

  • Fitbit

    5/17/2016 12:59:35 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    All around the corner and back, found my regular fitbit charge-after returning the alta (didn't like it) and the charge HR (programming issues) a... Read more

  • Work Anniversary

    5/10/2016 12:48:59 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    Tomorrow will be sixteen years I have been with my current employer. To God be the glory is the first thing to come to mind. I have to have a m... Read more

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