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Changing things up
6/22/2014 3:32:01 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This morning I did the first workout of Jillian Michael's Kickbox FastFix. Um, yeah. This is going to kick my butt, lol. Very reminiscent of our...  Read more


Such a gift, I'm re-inspired!
6/20/2014 4:11:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

New weigh-in! Today I'm 178, so another 4lbs down. Total of 15lbs since I started May 21. Woohoo! I've also lost 2 inches on my waist, 2 i...  Read more


Oh, yeah! It's happening.
6/7/2014 12:49:43 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I achieved a personal best in calories burned at the gym. 275. I know this is nothing to a lot of people, but for me who couldn't walk two...  Read more


Behind the scenes
6/6/2014 6:06:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

That's how things have gone this past month, weight wise. I started at a local gym last month. On average I go 5 times a week, working out anywh...  Read more


Started on a New Team today:
10/6/2013 4:27:57 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I joined a new spark team today called "
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Dealing with Husband's Dementia/Alz.
10/3/2013 11:14:54 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Finally we have discovered what was happening to my husband. We have been married now 49 years and for the last 4-5 years I could not figure out wha...  Read more


Sadness and Motivation
6/4/2013 1:13:46 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I am sad to report that my two year old grandson drowned in the family pool on Saturday, June 1. The family is devastated, to say the least. The funer...  Read more


5/13/2013 7:04:20 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Today's challenge is to write down three accomplishments I am proud of - to dwell on the positive. There are quite a few things I am proud of that I h...  Read more


On Artificial Beginnings
5/1/2013 11:12:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

On the first day of the month, it's tempting for me to sum up the previous month, or to look ahead at the new month with a sense of hope. I used to be...  Read more


Is Huddling Uncool Now?
4/30/2013 8:37:28 AM,  4 COMMENTS

When I first joined SP and started looking at teams a few years ago, I noticed that the huddles were always humming. These days when I drop in I'm ver...  Read more


The Fear of Confrontation
4/27/2013 10:48:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Tell me about your experiences with confrontation. I don't run toward a fight, but I will confront a person or situation when correction or clari...  Read more


4/25/2013 9:55:08 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I've been moving toward a minimalist lifestyle for awhile now, and I'm definitely enjoying owning fewer things. Any other minimalists out there?...  Read more


Getting Strong!
3/11/2013 8:37:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I love lifting weights! Who would have thought it? My gym manager is even encouraging ME to become an instructor! 244 Here I am at 58 years young a...  Read more


Starting Over
1/29/2013 10:14:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I had been having a lot of issuses with my osto. arth. and gout, well it seems that doc. may have gotten mea medication that actually works. I have go...  Read more


Dumb (kinda) Question?
12/7/2012 4:58:02 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Folks, I'm a nurse. In intensive care, no less. I take care of sick people, very sick people, the sickest of the sick. What I don't do is GET sick....  Read more


Nutrition hurdles and plans
9/24/2012 9:17:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have to major hurdles when it comes to my diet and nutrition. First one is that I don't always have the time to prepare and cook meals. I have...  Read more


BLC 20 plan and before pics
9/17/2012 9:14:33 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My plan for the next 12 weeks to make the round of BLC a success: 1. Eat clean, I wan to cut out as much processed food and sugar as possible. Th...  Read more


BLC20 goals and such
9/12/2012 12:00:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This round I WILL reach my goal weight of 128. I want to maintain around 130, but really want to see 128 so I can say I 40lbs!! I will do my...  Read more


My Life is So Weird
8/26/2012 1:24:03 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Allow me to explain. For instance, 1. Most people I know are in bed asleep. Where they should be. Am I in the bed asleep? No. I'm up writing...  Read more


How slow IS your computer?
6/25/2012 11:24:13 AM,  21 COMMENTS

So slow that I did the laundry waiting for my yahoo mail that's dedicated to SP to open. So slow that I took a bath waiting for the bonus wheel t...  Read more


Uninvited Visitor
5/11/2012 10:55:56 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I have a visitor in the house. Right now as we speak. He was not expected. To add to that, he literally frightened me out of my wits. (Granted, ther...  Read more


5/6/2012 5:20:31 PM,  3 COMMENTS

NSV=non scale victory Today my NSV is this: Hard to explain this one, but here goes...since starting this round of BLC I have gotten myself...  Read more


Old Greeting Cards
2/26/2012 5:17:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ever have one of those days or even weeks where you feel so inadequate? This weekend has been difficult for me because someone questioned my integri...  Read more


"Cleansing" Matters...and it's not what you think! :)
2/25/2012 11:16:20 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Impurities?? Toxic lifestyle?? Dangerous Environment?? What do you think of when you think of these terms? Let's explore: Impurities:...  Read more


Out of my "Comfort" Zone
2/24/2012 10:26:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

When we think of getting OUT of our "comfort" zone, we often think that we will be doing something that is uncomfortable to us. While that is true, i...  Read more


2 1/2 Years Later!
2/22/2012 11:02:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Oh my....where to begin?? I cannot believe that the last time I posted on a blog was in August 2009! It doesn't seem like it's been 2 1/2 years ago!...  Read more


Goldilocks and the Three Candy Bars
2/5/2012 5:08:52 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Once upon a time, in a rural area of Georgia, lived a Grandma and Grandpa whose grandson visited regularly. They had great fun together, playing game...  Read more


A Little Teary Eyed
1/22/2012 8:59:56 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I have so many mixed emotions today. My daughter and I have decided to close our children's consignment shop. We have struggled with the finances and...  Read more


It's One O'Clock in the Morning.......
12/15/2011 1:18:32 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Husband is snoring....... (loudly) Cats are roaming..........(they're nocturnal) Lights are twinkling........(on the tree) Breeze is bl...  Read more


Women......Be Proud, Be very Proud!
12/4/2011 12:50:49 PM,  13 COMMENTS

As I was reading blogs, and comments on blogs today, I was inspired to write this. Women are totally amazing. Think about it. Look at what we d...  Read more


Princess P and Me
11/26/2011 1:50:47 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Patches is a cat. Pure and simple. Well, maybe not so simple. She is also known around these parts as Princess P. For a reason. She is a diva, a p...  Read more


Motivate Blog Challenge
11/22/2011 2:34:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

What brought you to motivate, to spark? Why are you ready to take on your weight loss goals now? And if you have been struggling, what is getting in y...  Read more


Update on Pushup Challenge
11/12/2011 7:12:36 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This is my unfortunate update on the Pushup Challenge we started within this Inspire Done girls Challenge. I have not continued after week 2. I have...  Read more


Family Reunion: The Good, The Bad.......and What's Real
11/9/2011 7:39:22 PM,  7 COMMENTS

The Bad: My Dad won't be there this time. The Good: His only remaining brother will. The Bad: Steve and Ronnie won't be there this time. T...  Read more


You want to put a tube in my WHAT?!?!?!?!?!
10/30/2011 1:17:00 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Hello friends. I have not been as active on SP lately as I like. Most of you know that since Aug. I have been having different medical issues. I am ha...  Read more


IF.........You're in the Mood for Real Short and Real Goofy.......
10/22/2011 9:54:52 PM,  21 COMMENTS

1. What did the frustrated corn say? Scroll down "Aw, Shucks!" 2. What kind of hat does the North...  Read more


Blush??? Mascara??? I Feel Faint!
10/20/2011 11:47:22 PM,  9 COMMENTS

A rollercoaster! That's what life is. My babies! What happened?? Went to visit my 3 granddaughters ages 13, 11 and 8. Alexa, Ashlyn and Addison....  Read more


6 weeks and 4 pounds.
10/20/2011 4:43:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Only 4 more pounds till my goal!! This will prbably be the hardest 4 pounds of my life LOL. Of course I'm only making it harder by taking a little vac...  Read more


9/28/2011 7:59:00 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Just sitting here trying to figure out WHY I quit coming here...I have been back for two days now and already feeling better about myself even though...  Read more


Best gift you've ever given.
9/24/2011 11:14:07 AM,  12 COMMENTS

In Real Simple Magazine they ask a question each month and the best answers are published in the magazine. This month they asked "what is the best gif...  Read more


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