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Time for Review and Re-Do!
7/21/2014 4:07:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Did some clearing out of emails and reviewed my Spark Teams. Many of them are inactive so I am clearing them out too. :) Getting back on track with...  Read more


Always starting over
6/23/2014 3:23:15 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It seems all I do is start over. I want to lose weight and be healthy but I have to ask myself, do I want it badly enough to really work for it? I hav...  Read more


Tweaking My Goals
5/24/2014 11:42:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

232 May / June 331 34 319 Fitness: I will walk 20 minutes each day. I will complete the daily Spark Video, or a substitute if neede...  Read more


Monday Blues
4/7/2014 4:45:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I woke up today with the Monday Blues. I didn't want to get out of bed at my normal time of 5:00 a.m. to walk on the treadmill so I stayed in bed unt...  Read more


What's going on?
4/3/2014 10:17:31 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning and let the dogs out. What did I see? SNOW. Big giant snow flakes. I was just working in the yard a few days ago. I thought...  Read more


Nana's Words.
3/30/2014 9:55:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

When I was young and single my grandmother and I were sitting on the couch just talking as we always did. This particular afternoon was different bec...  Read more


Today's struggle.
3/23/2014 4:05:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This morning I woke with a heavy heart. My oldest daughter and I are not on good terms and haven't spoken in for several months. Today is her birthda...  Read more


Lost More Than An Hour (daylight savings)
3/22/2014 7:43:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Wow, half of March is gone already! Where DOES the time go? I feel like I lost more than an hour with the transition to Daylight Savings Time. Spen...  Read more


It's me again.
3/8/2014 9:41:52 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hello, everybody. Your infamous "Start-Over-Again Lady" is back. This time, I hope to stay in touch via the SparkPeople App thanks to now having an An...  Read more


My January
1/31/2014 3:13:52 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Well my weight on Thursday was up 7 pounds and today it is down 3 since I started my new program this week. It's under a doctors supervision and entai...  Read more


thursday 1/16/14
1/16/2014 10:39:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

What can I say about today? Well I can tell you it was horrible!!! Started out bad and just got worse. On top of that I made really bad eating choic...  Read more


Tuesday 1/14/14
1/14/2014 11:21:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Still no motivation to exercise today. I did better with my eating today. Still room for improvement. I had a couple bites of a cookie today about 10...  Read more


Where is my Get up and Go?
1/8/2014 2:23:39 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I think it got up and went. I want to exercise and track my food and drink my water in my mind but my body won't do it. It is so frustrating. I have j...  Read more


Hey, everyone!
12/31/2013 7:40:00 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I just would like to wish, and, everyone a Happy, Productive, and Successful, New Year ... 2014!!!! Shar...  Read more


Christmas was Awesome!!!!!
12/29/2013 9:19:15 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Well I got clothes from my husband in a size smaller than I had suggested and you know what some are a little snug but many of them fit just right I a...  Read more


Getting back on track! Merry Christmas to all!!
12/21/2013 2:26:03 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Well I am slowly getting my motivation back again and I haven't gained any weight being off track. I exercised today and it felt so good. I need to ke...  Read more


What's a Girl to do!!
11/27/2013 3:29:24 PM,  16 COMMENTS

First I want to thank everyone for their blessings and prayers during my difficult time it really was touching and helped me get through it!! I have b...  Read more


Creating New Holidays
11/20/2013 8:43:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This is going to be a slightly challenging Thanksgiving. With Mom gone, and Dad physically unable to get into my house, it could be just three of us....  Read more


Today is the Day Again!!!
11/20/2013 1:20:29 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Well today is my daughters birthday and she would have been 33 years old today. She died of a brain aneurysm 33 years ago on the 22nd. She had lived t...  Read more


How I did in the fall biggest losers challenge
11/16/2013 3:53:06 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I lost 5 pounds at the beginning of the 10 week challenge but nothing since then. I am still at that plateau and trying to break it-Maybe in the winte...  Read more


this week
11/13/2013 3:48:55 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I have been doing fair this week. I haven't tracked my food and I am still at 50 pounds lost and not budging on the scale. I just don't think I am eve...  Read more


Getting Colder
11/12/2013 8:48:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, between the wind, the rain and the snow, last week's peak leaves are on the ground now. Dad and I had a great drive last Friday to look at the...  Read more


11/7/2013 3:11:55 PM,  20 COMMENTS

For my challenge my goal is to lose 5 pounds and I want to lose 10 pounds by December 31st. I have plateaued and gain 2 pounds lose 2 pounds gain 2 po...  Read more


November Appreciation
11/5/2013 11:57:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I really do love November. Where I live, the leaves are at their peak, but the skies are dark and stormy, which really sets them off. Although I a...  Read more


No Longer a Big Halloween Fan
10/31/2013 11:38:14 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I finally broke down and got a pumpkin, but I'm not carving it. Two bags of candy, and when it's all handed out, the lights go out. I really didn't...  Read more


Happy Halloween to my Sparkpeople Friends!!!
10/29/2013 4:19:13 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Well I lost 3 pounds of the 5 I gained so 2 more pounds to go!!! I started the carbohydrate addicts way of eating and that is agreeing with me more th...  Read more


well I had a gain
10/21/2013 5:29:36 PM,  22 COMMENTS

I gained 5 pounds I slipped off my lo-carb diet and had cake and whatever else I could eat. So tomorrow starts anew again and hopefully I will be back...  Read more


10/18/2013 11:36:17 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Thank-you to all my friends who answered my blog today. What I did is worked out but went at it slow and I am glad I did work through the pain cuz aft...  Read more


I have one question
10/18/2013 4:13:53 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Now that the neurosurgeon said to exercise I stepped up my exercising. My question is how do you keep going when your so sore from the day before that...  Read more


EDs and the college kid
10/18/2013 2:15:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

DD spent the last 2yrs. Of HS battling anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder. The good news is proper meds and a change of scenery, as well as...  Read more


Finally got news!!
10/16/2013 2:59:22 PM,  28 COMMENTS

Well I finally got the results of my MRI and the nerve test. I have another slipped disc in my back in the sacrol region. Going to give me stronger mu...  Read more


Saving Time vs. Spending Time
10/10/2013 12:01:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It's funny how so much of our idioms about time can also be used for money. I think about the worth of time a lot lately, especially with regard to m...  Read more


Coping with Dementia
10/7/2013 6:56:39 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Sometimes I feel like I am presiding over my dad's decline. I don't want to see it, but it's happening. We like to play a simple game called Scrabbl...  Read more


Made it to 50 pounds-yeah
10/7/2013 2:28:58 PM,  51 COMMENTS

Well, I finally hit the 50 pound mark and I am down 2 sizes. I have less than 100 pounds to go now 95 to be exact. It just seems to be going so slow i...  Read more


My Pal Miko
10/4/2013 1:25:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

For the last three Wednesdays, I have brought my 12 year old diabetic blind pug to the veterinarian. He was an itchy mess 3 weeks ago, plus he had a...  Read more


My doctor check up!!!
10/1/2013 1:00:10 PM,  40 COMMENTS

I went back to the doctor today and my shoulder xray showed the tendonitis and arthritis in it. It feels better and I can move it now. The best thing...  Read more


Wedding Time Warp
9/30/2013 4:29:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just back from our nephew's wedding in NH. I felt like I was blasted back to our past, about 25 years ago. We were newly married and living in CT at...  Read more


"Start-Over-Again Lady" is back Again!
9/27/2013 8:37:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I don't know why I go wandering off from SparkPeople so often, but I'm back - for a while, at least. I weigh about 214-215 which seems to be a very co...  Read more


I totally gave in!!!
9/23/2013 11:46:39 PM,  28 COMMENTS

I totally gave in today! I did really well all day then I went to visit my mom in the nursing home and they have snack machines. I ate 4 cookies and 2...  Read more


More tests
9/19/2013 4:58:16 PM,  23 COMMENTS

well I went to my back neurosurgeon and had to get an MRI and a nerve conduction test and then I went to my family doctor 2 days ago and I have a UTI...  Read more


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