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It's been too long
4/17/2014 10:12:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I must apologize to my spark friends and myself. While I have checked in and changed my status, logged my exercise and posted in my challenge, I have...  Read more


Eating well and being happy
4/17/2014 8:46:48 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have been dying for some Chinese food and today I got paid. I looked at the menu and contemplated over what I could get that was healthy. I looked...  Read more


Rested and ready?...Naw
4/17/2014 3:09:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been working on the whole sleep thing. Last night was not helpful. Lots of catch up stuff the last two nights, actually. Not terribly strenuou...  Read more


4/17/2014 11:47:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Does anyone do Banting and if so what is it about - good bad?...  Read more


Being thankful for what you do have
4/16/2014 8:51:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am realizing more and more just how truly blessed I am. I have a roof over my head, food on the table and clothes to wear. I don't need fancy cars...  Read more


what interesting people you are
4/16/2014 3:43:27 PM,  5 COMMENTS

i have read blogs today from people all over and wow you are a very interesting lot. your stories and activities have motivated me. thanks sparkies...  Read more


The me in me
4/16/2014 5:59:50 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Jerry Gillies "You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will...  Read more


Link to TV appearance
4/16/2014 5:46:53 AM,  1 COMMENTS

For those that want to see my TV appearance here it is.
d-day-pa...  Read more


Blood moon
4/15/2014 4:49:43 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Wow did you see the moon last night? Just when i hear a negative comment about my Creator He puts on a display that shows He is so in control and in...  Read more


Lights, Camera, Action!
4/15/2014 2:26:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today was my first live appearance on TV. I was nervous as heck but everyone said it was really good. I am the founder/director of a performing arts...  Read more


Whatta you know...this works!
4/15/2014 8:52:20 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So I committed myself 100% for one week to Sparkpeople and the plan. I stayed within the prescribed calorie limits and increased my exercise, and I s...  Read more


Sometimes you just have to say "I give in"
4/14/2014 6:07:01 PM,  79 COMMENTS

My partner and I have been having this round and a round arguement about money. For six years i have stuck to my guns despite the opposition. We had...  Read more


So whats with this weather
4/14/2014 2:40:40 PM,  5 COMMENTS

In Virginia and it is freezing - whats up - heard there is a polar vortex coming through the mid US? is that true?...  Read more


Going to Dr's today
4/14/2014 9:46:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Going to the Penn State weight management clinic today. I'm not sure what they have to offer but I figured i would give them a try. I know I do not...  Read more


One sentence
4/13/2014 8:45:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I got up early to put the pot roast in for my friends and cut up the veges. Then I ran around the apt getting ready for the inspection on Tues. My p...  Read more


Yeah, I'm Fat, But Please Stop Suggesting Gastric Bypass Surgery!!
4/13/2014 4:31:01 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Note: Before reading this, I need to say that I KNOW many lives have been saved by gastric bypass surgery. There are those who have struggled for ages...  Read more


What a wonderful day!!!!
4/12/2014 9:35:14 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Spent time with my partner out in the sun today. She took me out to lunch and I ordered something I never get to eat at home - liver and onions. She...  Read more


4/12/2014 6:55:54 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I really like this : dont work for applause work for a cause - this i will use for the week - love it ...  Read more


Rest and Reflect day
4/11/2014 2:40:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is my rest and reflect day. I don't have to go to work and I'm just cleaning up the house and spending time with my kitties. Got the Motown pl...  Read more


36 days!
4/11/2014 10:33:38 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Has it really been almost a month since I made a blog post? I have no clue where March went or where April is going, but I know I've been busy for ev...  Read more


Anxiously awaiting summer
4/11/2014 8:22:39 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Today was one of those "summer workout" days! Everything felt great, I got to joke around with my fitness buddy, and I did not have to think about wh...  Read more


my dog Pi
4/11/2014 7:28:10 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I have just got the sweetest little dog and he is very good. I want to cut his little nails - any ideas?...  Read more


All-Or-Nothing: Not ALWAYS Good
4/11/2014 5:10:49 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I've described myself in interviews and to groups as a woman with an "all-or-nothing" mindset. It's generally perceived as a positive: "if she commits...  Read more


holy Batman!!!!! Could that be right?
4/10/2014 8:20:35 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Amazing story to share with you tonight. I had to go to an eye dr's appointment today and my friend drove me. We have been comparing how many steps...  Read more


Argh (rant ahead)
4/10/2014 3:08:56 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I love my family, but sometimes they make me want to scream. A simple phone call with mom somehow turned into a half hour rant about a relative recent...  Read more


My cheerful blessings
4/10/2014 12:33:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have a few people on spark that just are so cheerful and they really are my inspiration - Eva, Coop - this is a shout out for you x...  Read more


4/9/2014 4:36:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Saw prisoners today - wow - so suspenseful felt that my jaw was clenched the whole time - good because you cant eat popcorn then haha...  Read more


4/9/2014 3:24:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This is my biggest phrase when it comes to exercise. I hear this voice shouting within me and 75% of the time I listen to it. I come up with excuses...  Read more


Choose your hard.
4/9/2014 1:13:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I have found myself at an all-time-high weight of 262 (AAGHH!) and my 41-year-old body has had enough. My bloodwork this week shows high cholester...  Read more


Hi Y'all
4/8/2014 4:22:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

hope yall having a great day xx...  Read more


40 and a Half, STILL With "Daddy Issues"
4/8/2014 8:01:27 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I was seriously sliding this past weekend. Emotional crap. My parents finalized their divorce, leaving my Mom with just enough NOT to qualify for assi...  Read more


JASR -2014
4/7/2014 9:08:57 PM,  11 COMMENTS

As I think back over the past week there are just too many memories to put in writing but what I really want to do is spread some thanks...... ...  Read more


4/7/2014 6:54:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. William James I believe attitude is the key for me in my goal t...  Read more


Monday Renewed
4/7/2014 3:29:26 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Ok its Monday - How many of you decided to recommit to the program - *hand up - ME* haha...  Read more


Why do I really want to get healthy?????
4/7/2014 3:01:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

For me my biggest goal is to be able to go camping again and be in the outdoors that I love so much. I put myself to sleep every night imagining myse...  Read more


I am not the same person I used to be
4/6/2014 7:57:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Went and spent some time with good friends today. Had a nice time and it was great to see them. I realized something when I was with them. I am not...  Read more


Sunny Sunday
4/6/2014 6:45:00 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello Sparkies have a very blessed and Godfilled Sunday xx...  Read more


Decrease in Size
4/5/2014 11:54:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I was huge compared to now! ...  Read more


Not me, Not now, Not ever
4/5/2014 1:17:40 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." - Abraham Lincoln Failure doesn't really ma...  Read more


5% Challenge Starts Today!
4/5/2014 12:52:29 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So today I started off with 40 minutes of zumba, a SP workout video, and some squats, so I feel like I'm off to a good start for the Spring 5% Challen...  Read more


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