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7/13/2014 8:15:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” ~Unknown I interpret this to mean that you should concentrate on one thing at a time. What do you...  Read more


The prodigal daughter returns
7/13/2014 8:00:28 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Hello sparks people. Last time I was on here was early spring 2011, last time I wrote an entry was Jan 2011. Back with my tail between my legs. Back b...  Read more


7/12/14 - Bedtime
7/12/2014 11:31:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

WooHoo! I finally got my hair cut today. I didn't look at my checkbook but I bet it's been at least six months. My stylist was not pleased. Sorry....  Read more


7/12/2014 7:53:11 AM,  3 COMMENTS

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~William Faulkner...  Read more


7/11/14 - Bedtime
7/11/2014 11:35:45 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thankfully I got the lawn mowed, and I did it as quickly as possible. The mosquitoes are positively ferocious. For a mere $.79, I got a good si...  Read more


I'm quietly doing it....I'm losing!
7/11/2014 4:01:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

No special diet, no counting, no tracking, no off-limit foods, no time limit. Just eating less, rarely snacking, and moderate exercise. AND IT'S WOR...  Read more


7/11/2014 6:55:25 AM,  4 COMMENTS

A smile is the carnation in the buttonhole of life....  Read more


7/10/14 - Bedtime
7/10/2014 11:00:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Enjoyed the quiet morning at work. This week's Time magazine is MIA, so I'm happily reading Health on my work commute. I've been holding o...  Read more


7/10/2014 7:34:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” ~John Wanamaker...  Read more


7/10/2014 6:48:31 AM,  177 COMMENTS

I love a good inspirational anecdote and one that I have never forgotten is the story of the crabs in the bucket. When fishermen trap crabs, they...  Read more


7/9/14 - Bedtime
7/9/2014 10:59:27 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My boss #$%^&*(((*&^%$##$%^&!!!!!!!!!! Sigh. If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it - for tod...  Read more


Feet Don't Fail Me Now....
7/9/2014 6:35:38 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Trying to downsize my workout where I am not killing myself to burn calories that I shouldn't be eating in the first place. So I have been very...  Read more


7/9/2014 7:09:50 AM,  6 COMMENTS

“Little by little does the trick.” ~Aesop...  Read more


7/8/14 - Bedtime
7/8/2014 11:13:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm posting this blog because the electricity came back on. It's not raining, storming, windy, or snowy, but we were out of power for 45 minutes. Go...  Read more


Super Losers YOU Should Read About
7/8/2014 9:59:35 AM,  108 COMMENTS

Check out these people who have all lost weight without the help of weight loss surgery! Now I don't say that because I am against weight loss surge...  Read more


7/8/2014 6:18:06 AM,  5 COMMENTS

"Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." -John Wayne...  Read more


7/7/14 - Bedtime
7/7/2014 11:07:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

When I climbed up the ladder to clean out the gutters, I had a real I-am-woman moment. Unfortunately, there's a bush that kept me from getting to abo...  Read more


First Blog entry
7/7/2014 2:03:37 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I think this is my first blog entry. I have never blogged before, so I thought I would give it a try. I'm about 1.5 years into my fitness journe...  Read more


Magnify the Positive...Day 1!
7/7/2014 10:26:26 AM,  2 COMMENTS

What we focus on is what we tend to magnify!! Not sure where I heard this but It is definitely true when it comes to this journey towards healt...  Read more


Get Better- Go For That Goal! It's NOT Impossible!
7/7/2014 7:48:16 AM,  78 COMMENTS

I am not skinny by any means, and I don't plan to be skinny. I plan to be fitter. Slinny just means no body fat. I want curves and muscles and a...  Read more


7/7/2014 6:47:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

“Every choice you make has an end result.” ~Zig Ziglar...  Read more


7/6/14 - Bedtime
7/6/2014 10:54:09 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I've spent so much time working in the yard that I already need a new pair of gardening gloves. I have a large yard waste container, and it has t...  Read more


Not Gonna Have That Awesome Summer Bod, But Am Having a Great Summer!
7/6/2014 1:04:38 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This summer I have been really active, even though I am not getting to the gym as often as I would like. Even so, I gained weight, which may be becau...  Read more


7/6/2014 6:07:52 AM,  5 COMMENTS

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb...  Read more


7/5/14 - Bedtime
7/5/2014 11:57:03 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I pulled some really, really ugly weeds this afternoon. I'm glad they're gone. I finally made an appointment to get my hair cut. This is a good...  Read more


Too fat and/or too old or maybe not
7/5/2014 6:14:05 PM,  8 COMMENTS

First thing Saturday mornings is my TRX class at the park district. Today I actually allowed myself enough time to make it before the class started b...  Read more


Pictures from July 4th parade
7/5/2014 1:39:22 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Cliff and me at the Skokie July 4th Parade Camel at the parade Jesse White...  Read more


Low-Key and OK with it.
7/5/2014 12:05:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Lucky for me that my social circle has become quite small. There was no picnic, no bbq, no party: no issues with being surrounded by unhealthy food in...  Read more


7/5/2014 7:38:28 AM,  3 COMMENTS

“The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.” ~Al Neuharth...  Read more


7/4/14 -Bedtime
7/4/2014 11:53:38 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I hung out the flag for Independence Day. 232 Right now, I can hear all the illegal fireworks that everyone snuck into IL from WI and IN. 283...  Read more


7/4/2014 7:11:26 AM,  5 COMMENTS

283 283 283 283 283 283 283 283 283 283 HAPPY 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 FOURTH OF 195 195 195...  Read more


7/3/14 - Bedtime
7/3/2014 11:26:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The weather was absolutely beautiful today! A truly great day to be alive and living in the midwest. I got to take a short nap this afternoon....  Read more


Still alive
7/3/2014 9:40:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Just wanted to pop in quickly and say I'm still around. But very round. I've really been neglecting myself (and Spark) in the past week or so, and t...  Read more


Pants - Fit … Alice
7/3/2014 9:07:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

For as long as I can remember… that scene in Alice in Wonderland.. You know the one… the bigger smaller bigger smaller scene…. hooked me and is in m...  Read more


7/3/2014 7:25:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

“Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~George Bernard Shaw...  Read more


7/2/14 - Bedtime
7/2/2014 10:59:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Had an appointment with my therapist today. She feels a reality check is in order, and I need to keep a calorie count of all the junk I've been eatin...  Read more


7/2/2014 7:26:41 AM,  8 COMMENTS

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” ~Maya Angelou...  Read more


7/1/14 - Bedtime
7/1/2014 10:55:06 PM,  5 COMMENTS

No rain today! Yippee!!!! One of my co-workers has an 18-year-old daughter who weighs far too much. I gave Lisa some advise, and I hope she tak...  Read more


Don't Panic
7/1/2014 8:55:12 PM,  4 COMMENTS

ahh.ha. This is not about the history. This is about NOW. And This is about ME. Moi. I've been in a panic. Accellerating. Life circum...  Read more


7/1/2014 7:29:44 AM,  5 COMMENTS

“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.” ~Thomas L. Holdcroft...  Read more


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