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Milestone birthday
6/16/2014 3:26:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today I am celebrating my 60th birthday. I am blessed to be here and know that the years ahead will be the healthiest I can make it. Exercise is now...  Read more


BLC 25 Vision Board
6/12/2014 5:46:35 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Part of our BLC Hopscotch challenge is to create and share a vision board for the remaining 6 weeks of BLC 25. So, here it is. I think it...  Read more


Jungle ABC's of Me
4/30/2014 1:10:19 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Posting for my TENACIOUS JUNGLE TIGERS - Jungle ABC's of Me: A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? -- Absolutely!...  Read more


Living in a fastfood crackhouse
12/9/2013 12:15:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It has been awhile since I have been on here. I was much more successful and happy. All of sudden I fell off the Spark wagon, so to speak. I can bl...  Read more


Glad to be alive
10/27/2013 5:40:05 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I had a very scary medical incident recently that was my wake up call. Labor day weekend I landed in the hospital with multiple blood clots in both lu...  Read more


Test Blog
10/23/2013 1:23:15 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Sorry if you make a trip here to see this. I'm just trying to test out something. I'll come back later to update with a "real" blog. 334 ...  Read more


Challenge Blog - Struggles and Successes
10/11/2013 6:21:10 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I don't blog all that often (as you can see); but, now two in one day?!? I'm in a challenge and picked up this assignment: "What steps do you re...  Read more


Missing Bruce
10/11/2013 12:51:02 PM,  20 COMMENTS

It is 22 years ago today that my brother Bruce died. I miss him every day. I can't help but think about what he would be like in his middle age year...  Read more


BLC 22 Review
8/26/2013 10:03:39 AM,  10 COMMENTS

The assignment is to review my performance in the (almost) 12 weeks of Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC). As part of that, I am reposting my original go...  Read more


Needing to relax!
8/6/2013 10:27:32 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I am very stressed about the situation with our house in AL. I am having a lot of anxiety/panic. Unfortunately, when my mind focuses on something, I j...  Read more


BLC First Half Reflection
7/19/2013 11:18:03 PM,  11 COMMENTS

The assignment is to reflect on the first 6 weeks of the Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC), what did I do well, and what could use some work. I thought...  Read more


BLC Goals
6/8/2013 11:42:50 PM,  20 COMMENTS

I'm participating in the Biggest Loser Challenge for the first time and here are my goals for this 12 week challenge: 193 Lose 12 pounds in 12...  Read more


Starting again
6/6/2013 1:48:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Word is that I am going to have 2 more kids in the next month. What in the hell????...  Read more


Hello Body, it's nice to get to know you.
2/17/2013 10:12:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow, how can you live in the same body for over 53 years and not even know it? I started a weight loss journey in Sept 2011 and I've learned so much a...  Read more


My Unexpected Source of Motivation
2/17/2013 5:40:03 PM,  20 COMMENTS

One of my favorite inspirational quotes is this one: I even had that made into a big magnet that I keep where I see it every day. Some day...  Read more


January Steps Goal Exceeded
2/1/2013 11:29:16 AM,  13 COMMENTS

244 One of my new goals is to average 7,000 steps per day walking. I'm happy to share that I exceeded that goal for the first month. Yay me!...  Read more


Saying Goodbye to Mom
1/27/2013 1:27:56 PM,  33 COMMENTS

Hello Spark Friends! I wasn't going to blog about this; but, some of you have asked for updates on my Mom so here goes... I thank you for your f...  Read more


Six months of going backwards
1/27/2013 10:11:35 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Got real w/ weight, FBS and other body measurements after seeing this morning how much worse they've gotten. Metabolism has slowed WAAYYYY down since...  Read more


Joined January Jumpstart
1/4/2013 7:49:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I just joined the January Jumpstart team. I need to lose around 100 pounds to get to my first goal. My next which might be mixed in the middle of the...  Read more


For Nostalgia's Sake (Never Could throw anything away! )
1/3/2013 2:23:45 PM,  10 COMMENTS

This is my old page. I just dumped it here, so I could write my new page and examine it all later. Decided I needed to add this (3/13/2012)...  Read more


Montezuma's Revenge
12/15/2012 2:48:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I know it has been quite a while since I posted but my family keeps passing around a very nasty flu bug. It seems that just about the time one of my...  Read more


12/12/2012 12:14:26 PM,  16 COMMENTS

This is my plan for the next three weeks. This last 12 week challenge (BLC20) ended last week. In January, I start two overlapping challenges. My w...  Read more


Plateau Busting Plan
12/11/2012 5:04:35 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I'm embarking on a 4 week Plateau Busting Plan starting today with the help of the new SparkCoach Plateau Buster program. I decided to publicly blog...  Read more


Sitting In Mom's Hospital Room
12/4/2012 11:04:01 PM,  29 COMMENTS

Sitting In The Hospital Room...lights turned out, listening to my Mom's breathing as she sleeps. It could almost be relaxing if it hadn't been such a...  Read more


I Challenge You To Challenge Me
12/2/2012 12:05:04 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Hi Spark friends! I find myself feeling a little lazy today and would love your help and inspiration to snap me out of it. I have also been try...  Read more


Vote for Mama Kal's Next Avatar (BLC 20 Before and After)
11/27/2012 2:48:10 PM,  37 COMMENTS

We all love momma Kal! She is always telling us Midnight Mustangs of the BLC20 challenge that she is hopping on her sea horse and riding on over from...  Read more


OUT OF CONTROL..and then some
11/27/2012 10:40:45 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am definitely feeling the effects of the holidays and not having my Mom. I have made sure to stuff my face all day and all night with crap that I k...  Read more


The Power of a Fitness Partner
11/26/2012 11:07:32 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I met a friend for a morning walk. It was cold out (30ish F) and a little windy; but we went. I had "assumed" we would walk the shorter tra...  Read more


Name This Mustang
11/26/2012 7:46:42 PM,  23 COMMENTS

I've had these pictures for a while and thought I better do this whilst i can! Can you help me name these Mustangs? Who is number 1? Is this...  Read more


Holiday Limits
11/24/2012 4:13:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thanksgiving has come and gone and I'm very happy to say I did well. I passed on many things I usually eat seconds, and I limited myself to one small...  Read more


11/22/2012 10:11:18 AM,  8 COMMENTS

The topic kind of says it all.... HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I am very thankful for family, friends, SparkPeople and my improved healthier lifestyle. ...  Read more


The Short Pass
11/16/2012 11:16:09 AM,  3 COMMENTS

My husband and I both love M*A*S*H, we watch it all the time. There is an episode from an early season where a football loses a leg and feels like no...  Read more


At the Doctor's: Scales & Hicups
11/14/2012 7:55:56 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Wednesday weigh IN: I'm the first! Maybe cause I have something to lose! Or did lose! best as I can trust the scale! Today:...  Read more


Finding the Source
11/10/2012 6:16:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I was hesitant to step on the scale this week after falling of the fitness wagon last week. I was sure that the number would be 10lbs higher than the...  Read more


5k Analysis
11/10/2012 1:40:09 PM,  20 COMMENTS

I'm 2 and 1/2 hours home from my 5k and I can breathe again! Here is what I did, the positives/negatives and thoughts for improvement. PreRac...  Read more


The Power of......shrooms?
11/5/2012 3:30:55 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I told my brother that if he ate the mushrooms on the Millillo's Pizza, it would make him strong. He was 8; I was 12. I was tired of hearing him whine...  Read more


Making Time to Make Time
11/2/2012 11:23:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I know I didn't write last week despite the fact that one of my goals is to post to this blog weekly. I have no excuse other than I simply did not ma...  Read more


AFTER A SLUMP (A lesson learned from Glazed Donut)
10/24/2012 10:37:03 AM,  15 COMMENTS

GOOD ADVICE FOR A SLUMP: Another spark friend (GlazedDonut) told me that after a cheat meal (binge, bad weigh in, or slump for the rest of us!),...  Read more


5k Prep
10/21/2012 9:03:10 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Last three days I've gone about a 5k to prepare for my 5k. Tonight I ran and walked it in about 44. My son did it in about 43! So proud of him. After...  Read more


6 Week Review of BLC20 Plan (12 week challenge)
10/21/2012 3:58:10 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This is a review of my BLC20 12 week challenge at the 6 week mark.....First, is the Plan I started with for the challenge. ***** For my first ro...  Read more


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