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Positive Results!
9/10/2013 8:11:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Finally, at long last, the scale is moving down again! I still haven't figured out what caused me to overeat purposefully for all of those months, but...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Good Girl?
8/22/2013 1:01:06 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I've been a good girl - - fairly consistent the last two weeks, stayed within my calorie range, and chopped plenty of firewood. (I even got a blister;...  Read more

KARENCRANER

It's been too long
8/4/2013 10:16:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It has been far too long since I have logged on to this site. It's unfortunate that I made the choice to be inconsistant, as I find it motivational an...  Read more

ANGIEC77

Finally Back On!
8/2/2013 1:32:27 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I've finally drug myself back onto the eating healthier and being more active wagon. Yee hah! I even stayed within my calorie range (averaged over the...  Read more

KARENCRANER

The Wedding!
4/29/2013 3:19:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The wedding went great! I was able to control my voice and keep it from cracking with emotion, and we got through the formalities all right. Here's pa...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Friday!
4/19/2013 5:36:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It's Friday! Whoo hoo! To follow up on my last blog: I raked about half of the yard over spring vacation before the rains came, and I've been fairly s...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Spring, Finally!
3/30/2013 1:01:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It is the beginning of spring break for me, or will be as soon as I finish grading papers and posting grades! God has blessed us this year with a fore...  Read more

KARENCRANER

No Quitting Allowed!
3/21/2013 2:01:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Please stop and sign this pledge....let's do this together Thursday, March 21, 2013 Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that...  Read more

KARENCRANER

5 Pound Gain!
3/17/2013 3:20:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Although I'm still tracking my caloric intake, I haven't been exercising regularly over the past two weeks. Over the holidays, I ate LOTS, but kept ex...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Now I Can Loose It!
3/12/2013 5:49:01 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It's so typical for me; shortly after the crisis passes, I become a basket case! So, despite the fact that I'd used all of my best stress-relieving sk...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Stable!
3/10/2013 8:26:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Phil's stable, although they may give him one more pint just to "top him off." We're hoping he gets to come home tomorrow. I'm exhausted! What a...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Kicked Out of ICU!
3/9/2013 12:10:17 AM,  6 COMMENTS

All of Phil's tests show no major bleeding issues, so evidentially his spleen is just eating his blood. So, today they kicked us out of intensive care...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Phil Update!
3/7/2013 3:44:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My sweetie suffers from hep. C and end stage liver disease because of it. So, yesterday we took him to the local VA, and his blood counts were all rea...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Oh, My Gosh!
2/17/2013 9:14:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Two fabulous weekends in a row will raise my expectations for next weekend (no problem, I have appointments with a seafood buffet and a swimming pool...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Thankful for Good Friends!!
2/11/2013 2:18:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

What a fabulous weeked! Although several factors played roles in making it great, just one factor made it super-awesome: good friends. On Saturd...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Rough Day!
2/8/2013 12:02:28 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Boy, I had a rough day today. I overslept, had to deal with squirley freshmen all day, was rushed to complete grade changes, and informed of a webinar...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Exercise Rocks!!!
2/4/2013 10:47:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yeah, I said it, and I meant it. Exercise rocks! I never would have thought when I started sparking, just a year ago, that I would ever say it, let al...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Amazing Update!
1/29/2013 6:24:42 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I've still not gained weight! That's amazing!!! I'm somewhat sad that I haven't lost yet, either, but since I'm having such a difficult time staying w...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Hitting the Exercise Bike!
1/14/2013 7:35:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm really enjoying my new exercise bike! I got on it five days out of seven last week. It works pretty well. My only complaint is that I can't adjust...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Met Daily Goal!
1/9/2013 11:09:25 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Sweet success! I met my goal for yesterday! I only had one serving of dessert! Wow, I've been eating a lot of sweets. It kind of blows my mind. I feel...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Unfortunately, since then, . . .
1/8/2013 1:51:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Since that Christmas party, I've been overindulging in sweets almost daily, and going over my caloric range by an average of 1,000! There is some good...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Great!
12/20/2012 11:11:26 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I did great at the party! Only two glasses of wine and one small plate!...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Party Challenge!
12/14/2012 12:24:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Work Christmas party tonight. In preparation, I did not choose the prime rib option, but I will be tempted by a bevy of tasty treats and drinks. I'll...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Making Strides!
12/12/2012 3:53:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm getting a bit more done every day to get out from under this deluge of paperwork. Again, one day at a time!...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Now What?
12/10/2012 1:48:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, we're moved in, I got the rental house cleaned yesterday, I'm over the stomach flu, and I'm still feeling overwhelmed. Maybe that's just how I dea...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Sick!
12/5/2012 10:06:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The stomach flu blows. Pun intended. ;/...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Reflection on Patience
12/4/2012 5:18:13 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As I've traveled this road toward healthier living, I've also had an opportunity to reflect on patience. We are so used to immediate gratifacation, th...  Read more

KARENCRANER

$ Yikes!
12/1/2012 1:23:12 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The well guy is speculating that I just have a broken pipe in my well, so the repair should ONLY cost around $750....  Read more

KARENCRANER

Home Ownership 101!
11/29/2012 1:49:00 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My brother, Edward, sagely advised me this summer, "You should plan for things to go wrong; once you're a homeowner, little things cost big money." We...  Read more

KARENCRANER

It's Official!
11/27/2012 4:45:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The keys have been released to the new owner: me! Let the cleaning and moving begin!...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Lots To Be Thankful For!
11/22/2012 10:50:38 AM,  3 COMMENTS

At the top of my list of things to be thankful for is a new home. We finally signed for our pretty little piece of property yesterday and plan on movi...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Feeling Awesome!
11/15/2012 5:31:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yup, one small step leads to another. Pretty soon, I won't even remember the hole I was in a couple of weeks ago! I'm keeping up on my schoolwork, whi...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Giving Up Control.
11/14/2012 3:13:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

For the last month or two, I've rarely met my recommended calorie window. I've still tracked almost every bite, but I quit trying to meet that goal. I...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Praise God!
11/13/2012 11:54:53 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Levi got a job at Dollar Tree!...  Read more

KARENCRANER

A Little Update!
11/11/2012 9:56:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I just wanted to give a little update on how things are going, to let you know how I'm dealing with this month's stressors. First and foremost,...  Read more

KARENCRANER

It Exploded When I Hit It!
11/2/2012 6:50:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was driving to work on Tuesday in the pre-dawn wet gloom after a ton of rain the night before, minding my own business. I'd just gotten off the pho...  Read more

KARENCRANER

Coming Clean!
10/29/2012 3:57:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's time to come clean and account for my mental, emotional,and physical anguish over the last couple of months as well as how they've affected my he...  Read more

KARENCRANER

My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople (Entry #7)
10/26/2012 5:19:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My favorite thing about spark today, and my last blog in this series, is that it is mobile. I mean that in a couple of ways. One, with my smart phone,...  Read more

KARENCRANER

My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople? (Entry #6)
10/11/2012 5:54:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My favorite thing about Spark today is that it is not a person. I can't hurt its feelings, p!ss it off, or make it resentful just because I didn't blo...  Read more

KARENCRANER

My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople? (Entry #5)
8/3/2012 6:38:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My favorite thing today is the numbers. Yes, weight loss is a simple matter of burn more calories than consumed. Spark supports that by offering a cal...  Read more

KARENCRANER

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