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Doing better despite the recent numbers
5/5/2014 11:44:12 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's been a rough month or so and just as my weight was going down, it popped back up again. But fortunately, that's not the end of the story, I've go...  Read more


5/5/2014 10:39:02 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Hmm...been busy lately with mostly good stuff happening, but for whatever reason it hasn't really come together as blogs usually do for me. So I'm ju...  Read more


Because I am worth it
5/4/2014 8:29:48 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Have a great day and remember - You are worth it!...  Read more


Have patience with yourself
5/2/2014 8:52:00 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Have patience with yourself. Once you decide to change your life to create something more purposeful, more positive, it takes time. The decision was t...  Read more


Living it.
4/28/2014 11:57:34 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This has been an important year. This has been the year I stopped working at maintaining my weight as job to do and instead I've made it my life. ...  Read more


Words to live by
4/24/2014 8:16:57 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I have been telling my co-workers this lately. We are unsure of our companies future and after being with them almost 27 years that is not a good feel...  Read more


Easter Hike
4/21/2014 9:46:14 AM,  27 COMMENTS

After enjoying a breakfast out together as a family my DS joined me on a hike through one of our local parks soaking up all the sunshine and nature. D...  Read more


Breaking through the barriers, setting myself up to meet goals
4/20/2014 4:04:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

It's time to re-evaluate. I've been stuck lately. The numbers show it and I can't deny it either. What's been wrong? Well, I have been blogg...  Read more


What Goes Around...
4/19/2014 11:51:44 PM,  21 COMMENTS

A few years ago my neighbor was duly impressed by my health efforts and getting into bicycling. So he reclaimed what was once an interest of his in th...  Read more


Ideas needed: What works for you?
4/19/2014 12:03:50 AM,  9 COMMENTS

When time is too scarce to cook and the refrigerator looks like the land of expired food, and days off are not close, what kind of food does should on...  Read more


3 Days, 3 Hour-Long Jogs
4/15/2014 8:56:04 AM,  19 COMMENTS

These past few days have been such an amazing spring preview, with temps in the 70s, that I simply could not resist putting myself right out there and...  Read more


4/14/2014 2:51:01 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I joined a gym and am really happy about it. Today was my first day. It's supposed to be a 'judgement-free' zone but, of course, I overheard two women...  Read more


Take the Step
4/14/2014 1:15:37 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step. Th...  Read more


When I Grow Up...
4/14/2014 8:45:31 AM,  20 COMMENTS

I had such a wonderful jog yesterday in my favorite local park, Dorchester: I maintained my jogging gait as I went up the ridge to jog alon...  Read more


Apparently exercise makes a difference
4/13/2014 12:10:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So, due to my pricey entry into a 5k, I have been forcing myself to exercise and walk more. I have been eating the same but have also been trying to s...  Read more


Salty Upper Lip: Prepping for 5K
4/12/2014 10:56:31 PM,  17 COMMENTS

We've been graced by stupendous spring-into-summer-like weather this weekend and EVERYBODY'S heading outdoors! Today I began in earnest to prepare for...  Read more


Back in the same cycle again
4/12/2014 12:17:57 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I stay up late, then I go to bed after sun up. I get a little sleep. Then I have to get up a shortly later, and wonder why being so tired I keep stayi...  Read more


First 5k Completed!
4/8/2014 7:48:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Sunday morning I left my house bright and early at 6:30am to head to Binghamton to participate in my first ever 5k - The Color Run. I was really nerv...  Read more


Update: I busted my butt and gained two pounds -- that scale better run away!
4/5/2014 3:31:09 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Ugh. I'm up two pounds. Seriously? I worked hard. Not amused. Still, I got back in the pool and will keep doing so. I'm trying to perfect my fre...  Read more


4/3/2014 10:49:00 AM,  15 COMMENTS

As my Spark name suggests I love rainbows. Today on MSN they have a link to 30 Astounding Rainbows. I of course had to take a look.  Read more


Aww, thanks for the shout out!
4/2/2014 7:23:27 AM,  15 COMMENTS

BOPPY_ wrote a blog post yesterday about the skill set he thinks is necessary for reaching goal weight and staying there. He wants to find a way to m...  Read more


Busting my butt: Must lose at least 200 pounds to qualify for prosthetic knees
4/2/2014 3:03:06 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I know I haven't been around much lately. I don't know if very many people have noticed that, but in any case, for those that have, and for those that...  Read more


Safety Not Guaranteed
3/30/2014 11:31:46 AM,  21 COMMENTS

I just have to give this movie one of the most heart-felt shout outs and and jump up & downs I've had over a movie in a long, long time. I knew way ba...  Read more


The OTHER NSA: Pile With A Smile!
3/29/2014 11:25:33 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I've enjoyed getting back into the swing of things at Spinning Class this week along with some nice walk / jogs outside now that the temps are roundin...  Read more


Diet or lifestyle
3/28/2014 7:34:57 AM,  20 COMMENTS

This is the way to live our lives! I hope you all have a Fantastic Friday!...  Read more


I've "Retired"
3/26/2014 7:46:24 AM,  10 COMMENTS

As of March 31, I will be officially retired from my current employer of 32 years. I had some time to take off as well so starting today I'm done wor...  Read more


Working the Spark: The Pay-Offs Keep Rolling In!
3/23/2014 11:14:02 PM,  28 COMMENTS

Today started off with a bang when I hit my new low weight of the year...woo hoo! Only 17 pounds away from my goal of 200! I had already had a pl...  Read more


BLC Progress
3/21/2014 1:24:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Recently I've spent a lot of time working on the nutrition portion of my journey, and I think I've found a reasonable balance for myself. It's hard fo...  Read more


Ask Yourself
3/21/2014 10:22:34 AM,  12 COMMENTS

My thought for today after a very stressful week. I hope you are all doing well and making those choices that matter the most to you. ...  Read more


We lost our Wyatt on Saturday
3/17/2014 1:55:16 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Saturday morning, Wyatt was not acting right. He wasn't able to lay down and be comfortable, was drooling, vomiting a little, panting and he just did...  Read more


Quiet Leadership
3/15/2014 7:41:35 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Another member inspired my blog for today when she pondered the fact that others considered her to be a "leader" but she wasn't so comfortable thinkin...  Read more


Wait! For fun- everyone in the ER runs marathons???
3/15/2014 12:28:42 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I work in an Emergency room. When I started there, I was so excited to be working with people who are my age and enjoy the same things. I was mistaken...  Read more


Another First! Thanks & Shout Out to Our SparkFamily!
3/14/2014 8:55:03 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Thank you everyone for all of your TREMENDOUS support which pushed one of my recent blogs ("A Change in Perspective: Preparing for Maintenance") towar...  Read more


First Day of Spring!
3/11/2014 10:02:22 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Who cares what the calendar sez? Who cares that we're gonna get DUMPED on with another half foot of snow tomorrow? Today was truly the first day...  Read more


Goals for BLC Challenge
3/11/2014 8:43:54 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I have a new challenge beginning tomorrow - I am now a proud member of the Dazzling Diamonds which is a fantabulous team in the BLC. My ultimate goal...  Read more


Skiing with pictures
3/10/2014 2:28:28 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We had a great time this weekend. Weather was great. I can now say that I skied the Catskills and the Adirondack mountains in the same weekend 334 ...  Read more


Seriously? An ad to promote paranoia in relationships?
3/10/2014 7:44:36 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I don't usually see these things on my computer because I'm blocking ads and flash in my browser.. I only saw it because I was browsing with my...  Read more


Berating yourself is damaging.
3/9/2014 3:16:56 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I saw the following image recently on a Facebook post of someone who wants to lose weight: I too was dissatisfied with my health and fitness,...  Read more


Moving On
3/9/2014 1:53:13 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Sundays have become my day of blah. I don't work out, I try not to run errands, I try to keep it low-key. I make some lunches for the week, working on...  Read more


Breathing In & Breathing Out...
3/8/2014 8:17:15 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Sending a big shout out of appreciation and thanks to everyone for your support on my last blog! Took you all "with" me on my latest medical journey w...  Read more


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