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7/10/2014 6:48:31 AM,  5 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


7/9/2014 9:23:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well this plateau is really startng to get me down! But I don't want to give in. I am having a lot of challenges. First, this week and last, my act...  Read more


Super Losers YOU Should Read About
7/8/2014 9:59:35 AM,  93 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


Not Going Overboard with Planning
7/7/2014 4:25:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My spark friend, SAPHRAEL's blog today sparked my thoughts today. I'm not going to go overboard with meal planning. I just won't do it if I try to do...  Read more


Get Better- Go For That Goal! It's NOT Impossible!
7/7/2014 7:48:16 AM,  66 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


Time to stop giving back. . .
7/5/2014 12:50:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

In May, apparently, I was doing decent with holding steady with a +/- 10 pound loss for the past couple of years. Well, there's been a change -- prob...  Read more


Tip for the Day
7/5/2014 12:27:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

As I was browsing through some Spark articles I came across a tip that may help me. I thought I'd share in case it may be helpful to you, too. 2...  Read more


Independence Day
7/4/2014 1:05:56 PM,  11 COMMENTS

ON JULY 4th REMEMBER - Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? 232 Five signers wer...  Read more


Day 5 Strayed a Little
7/4/2014 1:10:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Thursday, July 3 I had another happy day. I bought some flowers for the planter I put in place of one of the dead shrubs I took out yesterday, and p...  Read more


Independence Day Eve
7/3/2014 3:36:13 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Well another week has passed and another medical procedure is done. I had carpal tunnel surgery on my primary hand. This has been a challenge as my...  Read more


Yard Work Workout
7/3/2014 12:25:14 AM,  3 COMMENTS

What a productive day! I purchased an elfa door and rack system for my pantry at The Container Store. I'm tired of not being able to see or get to all...  Read more


A Well-Spent 2 Hours
7/1/2014 3:50:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I made a trip to the produce department today. Just got finished washing and cutting up fruits and veggies and putting them in see-through containers...  Read more


Temper, temper!
7/1/2014 8:02:11 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My temper got me into trouble yesterday. After a hard day of work (shopping, gardening, cleaning, and working on I fixed dinner. (I al...  Read more


6/30/2014 12:47:35 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I did make it to step aerobics class this morning. I'm not usually a morning workout person, and I couldn't keep up with the class. So, I just did my...  Read more


Worth every minute!
6/30/2014 10:40:46 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Today I brought in the first blooms of the season. All of my work grooming the plants was worth it! ...  Read more


96 Days
6/30/2014 8:50:13 AM,  6 COMMENTS

96 days... until my wedding. Man this is going by quick. Most of the stuff is done... just little stuff now. I've been sucking at weight loss....  Read more


Got my Sweat On and Planned Meals
6/29/2014 9:47:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Wow! Can you say H-U-M-I-D!!! I waited to mow till this evening, and cooled off between the front/side yard and the back yard and I was soaked through...  Read more


Fitness Plan for the Week
6/29/2014 5:52:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My fitness plan for the week: Monday - 45 min. step class and ST (*back up plan is walking and ST) Tuesday - water aerobics Wednesday - 45 mi...  Read more


Start of the Chellevolution
6/29/2014 12:56:58 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I can't believe it has been another year. I am still here - I try to check in every day - but I have not been doing the work. My weight has leveled...  Read more


How to Build YOUR Custom Lifestyle
6/29/2014 12:36:18 PM,  84 COMMENTS

Had to have 2 more steroid shots, so my weight jumped up a bit. Had to fight it back down. How? Fresh fruits and veggies and lots of lean protein sour...  Read more


Fun on the Katy Trail
6/29/2014 11:33:14 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a beautiful day so we too a ride in the trail. Here are some of our highlights. Hubby in the last shade we would find for 10 mi...  Read more


Happy 92nd Birthday.........
6/27/2014 11:43:32 AM,  5 COMMENTS

To the best mom in the world! (Mom, hubby, the three stooges, and me.)...  Read more


Reality Time!
6/26/2014 12:52:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Since it's Throwback Thursday, and I am so ready to STOP this out of control eating, I thought I'd share the very first blog and picture I shared on S...  Read more


6/26/2014 10:57:05 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Well this is just a normal weekly blog. Nothing really noteworthy to talk about. My weight loss is still in a plateau. I think I know what might be...  Read more


Healthy Snacks
6/25/2014 3:40:00 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am once again doing the 5% Challenge as a Determined Daisy! 375 One of our challenge threads is "NO MORE JUNK FOOD". I decided to make a li...  Read more


No time
6/24/2014 4:28:26 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm sure a lot of folks have the same problem. Now that I have a job, I have no time to work out. My 2 days off are filled with appointments and get...  Read more


The Time is NOW!
6/23/2014 10:31:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I've not posted a new picture for a while. This is my 'starting over' picture! I went to the grocery store to buy some healthy food, and will clean ou...  Read more


Summer is here!
6/20/2014 10:38:24 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Remember a few months ago when we were talking about the long cold winter, and how we couldn't wait for summer. I want the cold back! Whaaa! Yes it...  Read more


Work is boring.
6/19/2014 9:06:42 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So, here it is. Thursday. I get tomorrow off and then work again on Saturday. This job is really kind of boring. There are only a few rooms, so...  Read more


Are you listening to your body? Is it telling you something?
6/19/2014 9:31:43 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My car has been making some noises but I just let it slide. Then yesterday, the noise became a banging, grinding shaking beast! I had to stop drivin...  Read more


6/18/2014 10:38:38 PM,  6 COMMENTS

After several 1st interviews and several second interviews, I am happy to announce that I got a new job! I am so thrilled. I was really starting to fe...  Read more


Good News, prayers continue!
6/18/2014 2:44:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thanks to all who have been praying for my sister, Dianne, after her stroke. It's been almost 3 weeks, and so happy to report ~ Dianne went home from...  Read more


Lose 100 pounds and people notice....
6/17/2014 4:49:04 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I have been on this weight loss journey in earnest since last July 15. I have been losing weight all along, and none of my co-workers had said anythi...  Read more


109 Days
6/17/2014 1:13:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have 109 days to whip myself in shape for my wedding. A friend of mine were talking last night about pictures on FB of daughters and their fath...  Read more


Reading Top 100 Reasons to Work Out Today
6/17/2014 11:21:22 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Exercise and I have not made friends yet, we are barely on speaking terms...LOL. One of the attachments to my SparkCoach messages today was Top 100...  Read more


Why I Want to Lose Weight
6/17/2014 10:50:43 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Being a senior citizen, it is important for me to remain active both mentally and physically. It is important for me to maintain a healthy weight thr...  Read more


Work and School
6/17/2014 9:30:58 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So, I started my first day of work yesterday. Believe it or not, this is my first full time job. I went from being a kid to having kids, so I worke...  Read more


Its a good news/bad news week
6/14/2014 6:38:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Which you want first? Well, I guess I could go by when it happened. The bad news is I had to put my dog to sleep on Thursday. She was old, not gett...  Read more


What a difference a year makes....
6/13/2014 2:35:35 PM,  17 COMMENTS

When I reflect on where I was a year ago and where I am today, I amaze myself. I would have never thought it possible to make such a major transforma...  Read more


This time works!
6/12/2014 5:22:10 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I mean, seriously, how many times do I have to yo-yo my way through life before I get this right??!! I've learned a lot and made many many changes t...  Read more


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