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New eating plan agrees with me!
8/22/2014 9:17:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, I haven't been blogging here on Spark, or anywhere for that matter, for months. After spiraling around in a 6 pound scale vortex for 4 months, i...  Read more


It's a good day
8/20/2014 5:14:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

All in all, it's been a good day! Well, I guess it's really been a good week so far! What makes it so good? Two things. First, was a fol...  Read more


Settling in for Fall
8/20/2014 11:09:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My plans to post daily in August have obviously been unsuccessful. I spent the past week visiting family in Minnesota, and somehow getting online to p...  Read more


My Fitness Plan or My Car? Hey! They are The Same!
8/19/2014 2:43:20 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Remember to think in FORWARD thoughts and never in reverse. Imagine yourself in a car and just never hit park or reverse... always move forward. Ev...  Read more


8/19/2014 2:24:46 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Well I have come off a hard week. I worked too much, but still got my exercise in, but I have to admit some of my meals left a lot to be desired. My...  Read more


My poor doggie, Buster Brown
8/19/2014 12:42:01 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Several weeks ago we noticed a lump on my dog, Buster Brown's back. It was small, about the size of a pea. It got a bit bigger, so I took him into t...  Read more


One Day at a Time
8/17/2014 3:53:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This week has been hard for our family. The passing of Robin Williams has weighed heavy on me and perhaps my son. I have heard that he was diagnosed w...  Read more


No, I'm not swollen, I'm just fat
8/13/2014 6:56:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Confession -- My weight loss journey came to an abrupt halt three weeks ago when I stopped tracking my food, exercising and generally caring. Today, I...  Read more


8/13/2014 3:41:57 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Boy I thank the good Lord that I have gotten some of my health back. I couldn't imagine how bad I would feel right now if I was still 387 lbs. I am...  Read more


My brain wants to.....
8/12/2014 11:00:07 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Sometimes it seems that my mind is stronger than my body. I want to walk a quick mile but my legs say "nope". I want to do a little jog by my knee s...  Read more


I'm on my way home........
8/10/2014 12:12:53 PM,  5 COMMENTS

From an Alaskan cruise. We took lots of pics, ate lots, saw many spectacular things, and got lots of exercise...............more to come!...  Read more


8/9/2014 5:26:40 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Well, this has been a strange day. My wife is gone to a Clown Convention and I am home alone with the dogs. Boy have I gotten a lot done! I got the...  Read more


What a beautiful day!
8/9/2014 2:58:46 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I started the day of with a Jeep ride (top down of course!). Then I went to yoga class. I plan on either hiking later in the day or going for a long w...  Read more


Start Down The Yellow Brick Road
8/8/2014 2:44:03 PM,  179 COMMENTS

Rode my bike for the third time and fell again, this hurting my knee and shoulder, both of which already need surgery. Also pulled on a hernia, which...  Read more


Vacation - continued!
8/8/2014 1:59:32 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Update on vacation - GOSH we have hiked so many miles! Tuesday we visited the Anasazi Heritage Center - nice hike & viewed lots of Native Americ...  Read more


Missed a day... oops
8/7/2014 11:43:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Somehow yesterday slipped away from me again. Making up for it quickly... Yesterday's #backontrack progress notes: Successes: 1. I packe...  Read more


Progress felt if not seen
8/7/2014 7:03:47 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I know that I have been doing well even if the scale doesn't always show it. I had a hard time keeping my shorts up at work yesterday. I have been wea...  Read more


August is off to a good start!
8/5/2014 11:43:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well I regret that it's August 5th and I'm making my first blog post of the month... but the good news is that I've been pretty much #backontrack sinc...  Read more


8/5/2014 2:02:29 PM,  10 COMMENTS

As clarification to yesterday's blog. I spent about 45 minutes trying to figure out how to post pictures here, and failed. But a couple of years ago...  Read more


Vacation to Colorado - so far!
8/5/2014 1:42:44 AM,  2 COMMENTS

DH & I left for vacation (our first without children for the first time ever!!!) We left Saturday 6 am - and drove 11 hours to Limon CO. Wow - what...  Read more


8 pounds down
8/4/2014 6:15:58 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My team Liverpool FC is playing in the final of the Guinness cup tonight. Unfortunately they are playing my husband's team, Manchester United FC. We w...  Read more


8/4/2014 3:32:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I apparently have a seriously distorted view of being healthy & weight loss. After being so good a couple weeks ago (eating healthy, tracking, exer...  Read more


8/4/2014 12:27:35 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Happy Monday. Today has been a great day so far. The scale was my friend for my weekly weigh-in. Of course, I was the one who was messing up my pro...  Read more


August Joy
8/4/2014 12:19:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Good Morning, Ya'll! I hope you are having a blessed Summer! Can you believe that it's already August? I have to admit I adore Au...  Read more


A Fun Walk
8/3/2014 4:02:57 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Last night was my first blacklight walk and was it fun! All in the name of charity, too! The pre-party provided some glow powder and glow gear while l...  Read more


Once a runner, always a runner
8/3/2014 2:02:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I recently read a post on a Facebook runner's group. It was negative about runner's who don't live up to what the poster thought was his standards. As...  Read more


7/31/2014 1:06:53 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Well another month is exiting, and my plateau is hanging on. I am hoping that it is ending as I do see maybe a 2 lbs loss this week, but I don't want...  Read more


Be a Dreamer- My first Bike Ride in 30 years
7/31/2014 8:25:22 AM,  179 COMMENTS

Went for a bike ride for the first time since I was in my 20's. WOW! I actually didn't plaster my pace into the ground this time. It was evening and...  Read more


The Good, The Bad and The Beauty
7/30/2014 9:37:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The Good: I had a great day today. I don't often get to take my two sons out to lunch. With my oldest going to college and working year round he...  Read more


Feeling good!
7/30/2014 10:56:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So I'm down 4 lbs from last week, I've been exercising more, and I've been eating less. Oh, and I've been spending way more time on SP. Things finally...  Read more


7/29/2014 7:28:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been making plans to make August a great month for myself -- focus on my eating and fitness habits and reign in our extra spending from the crazi...  Read more


Whew...what a walk!
7/28/2014 10:23:48 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I just wanted to post this blog so I could share the picture. We went on a walk on a new trail this evening. The trail was beautiful. And about 2 minu...  Read more


It's been a long summer...
7/28/2014 5:49:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Somehow it's the end of July and here I am writing a follow up to my post from May. I'm sad to report that along with slacking here on SP, I've b...  Read more


River Walk
7/26/2014 5:23:05 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I had a little time (about 45 minutes) to spare before yoga this morning so I decided to take a walk along the river. The weather was just beaut...  Read more


Half a pound is half a pound
7/26/2014 5:08:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I know I haven't done as well this week, but still, losing half a pound is still losing, which is better than staying the same or gaining. I am still...  Read more


7/25/2014 10:05:40 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Fortunately, this week has slowed down some. I took today off work to spend working on things that keep being put on the back burner. I shocked my w...  Read more


Day 3
7/24/2014 2:33:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So it's been a couple days since my last blog. I am please to say that things have been going pretty well. I have been eating much less (but still hav...  Read more


Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes
7/24/2014 12:30:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I don't blog much but today I feel the need to put this in writing so I can always have it handy whenever I need to remind myself of this morning's ev...  Read more


Very rude awakening
7/22/2014 9:59:32 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So I've been honest lately and have told you all how awful my eating has been and how the number on the scale keeps going up up up. Well this morning...  Read more


One Day Challenge
7/22/2014 8:34:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today will be the hardest challenge that I've had in a long time. We are going on vacation soon and am back to one pound from my goal weight....  Read more


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