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Pineapple and thunderstorms
7/23/2014 10:48:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This morning my husband said words to me that shocked me so much I could barely respond. "Mind if I take the last of the pineapple today? I'm...  Read more


Here Comes the Rain Again
7/23/2014 10:44:00 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Yep, I'm thankful for rain. 27 I don't like being caught in it without an umbrella 257 , but there's something about rain. At night, the sou...  Read more


Day 7 of 135 - DON'T QUIT
7/23/2014 10:30:27 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I may feel like this sometimes but I won't quit...  Read more


Arts & Crafts Blog #17
7/23/2014 12:48:07 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Amazing little things you find at camp... (First Step Club's Virtual Summer Camp). I found these colorful inspiration signs! (Photo f...  Read more


Day 7 of 135
7/22/2014 7:43:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today had mostly good and a bit not so good. The boys went off to camp no problem and loved it! The older one is doing a more adventure camp and went...  Read more


Getting smaller, getting more upbeat
7/22/2014 5:18:09 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I notice with the weight loss I'm more open minded and happier. I have little interest in focusing on negative feelings unless it's how to change a...  Read more


All in the Family
7/22/2014 2:16:09 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I've already posted about being thankful for my husband and for my furry kids, but I am also thankful for the rest of my family - my extended family....  Read more


Starting over Day 1
7/22/2014 1:57:11 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yep, I thought I could do the weight loss thing on my own...WRONG. I got off the wagon when my husband had a terrible accident last July. No exc...  Read more


Speak it & make it so time! # 11
7/22/2014 3:54:16 AM,  3 COMMENTS

The sky is the Limit! For so long I have put my hopes and dreams and even my God in a little box . I was afraid if anyone saw them they would be take...  Read more


I'm back and better than ever!
7/21/2014 11:44:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am back on Spark People, and hoping to make some new friends! I started carb cycling two weeks ago, and really feel excited about this new lifestyle...  Read more


Day 6 of 135
7/21/2014 10:05:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

135 days seems so long but I keep telling myself that if I didn't do this now, where would I be in 135 days - nowhere!! So I keep on although I have m...  Read more


On Track
7/21/2014 7:56:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have not been able to realistically continue to post a blog daily on a long term basis. I needed to do that during my 15 day streaks to keep myself...  Read more


First Blog in Three Years
7/21/2014 5:21:18 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This is the first time I've sat and blogged about my journey in 3 years. I think about blogging but then I get sidetracked or tell myself I've spent e...  Read more


Thankful from A to Z
7/21/2014 2:31:35 PM,  12 COMMENTS

A few days ago, one of my SparkFriends challenged us to come up with a list of things we are thankful for from A to Z. I had a lot of fun doing it an...  Read more


Down 61 pounds!
7/21/2014 9:21:00 AM,  8 COMMENTS

WOO HOO!!!!!! The heatwave we were having broke which meant that my thyroid snapped back into normal mode. Not only did my plateau break but I...  Read more


Speak it & make it so time! # 10
7/21/2014 1:50:54 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am a Positive , Loving , happy Child of God. 244...  Read more


Day 5 of 135
7/20/2014 9:23:44 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Had a busy day with the family. Got the kids ready for camp tomorrow, then went to a Nationals game (they won) and then dinner with my in-laws to cele...  Read more


The Good Ole Days
7/20/2014 2:20:31 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Several years ago, my husband and I stumbled upon a reality series on PBS where three families agreed to live the details of the 1800s in the Wild Wes...  Read more


Newest Pic of 240 pounds Lost Using Just SparkPeople
7/20/2014 5:31:58 AM,  257 COMMENTS

I'm the one to the far right....  Read more


Day 4 of 135
7/19/2014 7:46:17 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So I didn't get as much exercise today as I would have liked but did get to spend a nice day with my family which was nice. I did eat very healthy and...  Read more


So far so good
7/19/2014 4:27:34 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well I'm down 7 pounds. Whoo Hoo!!!. I guess that exercising 34 323 is working 20 It's been a pretty good week thus far. I did speak with m...  Read more


It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
7/19/2014 4:23:16 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Northern Indiana. It was 75 degrees and sunny skies. I took a vacation day from work with hopes of getting a l...  Read more


Something New at Summer Camp
7/19/2014 12:10:55 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This is a photo blog for "I tried something new" at First Step Club Summer Camp! On our camping trip this weekend, my sisters, nieces, and nephe...  Read more


Personal Adventures This Week - I Bought a New Car!!!
7/18/2014 11:25:44 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This is a blog for Summer Camp! But it is also for real! I'm so excited!!! Are you ready???? Here it is! I love Hyundais! They are AW...  Read more


people and posting stuff on facebook...
7/18/2014 10:45:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

saw a video of a girl that is overweight and went swimming at a lake with her friends. There was one of those trees you climb and a rope where you swi...  Read more


Day 3 of 135
7/18/2014 9:10:10 PM,  11 COMMENTS

It was a busy day so I'm glad it was a day I chose to have an easy exercise day! My boot camp instructor had to cancel today and I have been working h...  Read more


Do you have a plan?
7/18/2014 5:57:32 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I mentioned to you before about my "Lifestyle Pass Program" conducted at a "Senior Assisted Living Complex." I absolutely love, love, love going! We...  Read more


Over Due Progress Report
7/18/2014 2:40:47 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Well... Since my last MAY??? I am happy to say I've seen some real progress for the first time in a long time with consistent (...  Read more


Not my place to add my opinion but man, if it was!
7/18/2014 12:39:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday I saw pictures of a friend on FB. She was out with her toddler and a friend and posted picture after picture of the little girl eating a...  Read more


Day 3 of 135
7/17/2014 9:30:56 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Was happy to see 171 on the scale this morning but it made me nervous too because I don't want to lose my motivation. I don't think I am and I feel li...  Read more


Speak it & make it so time! # 9
7/17/2014 7:56:34 PM,  1 COMMENTS

When you don't know what to do , pray! This has really been helping me especially with my depression. When I'm being a bump on a log, I turn my hands...  Read more


Off to Work I Go
7/17/2014 3:45:49 PM,  9 COMMENTS

On a beautiful day like today (75F and sunny skies), it is hard wanting to be at work. But I am thankful for my job (although it would be nice if my...  Read more


7/17/2014 12:37:01 PM,  0 COMMENTS

TOPS is for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. IRD is for International Recognition Days. There are interesting seminars by educated people, ceremonies where...  Read more


Day 2 of 135
7/16/2014 6:56:46 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Had a good day - did my boot camp this morning - usually there's a group but it was just me and while I was concerned and self conscious about it, I p...  Read more


8. I tried something new at camp this week
7/16/2014 2:45:59 PM,  9 COMMENTS

{{{disclaimer --- virtual camp for a weight loss challenge --- points and opinions mine and true --- camp related events invented to enhance blog}}} ...  Read more


Lunch in the park
7/16/2014 1:42:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Lunch: burger and 2 side salads and less than 1 packet of ranch dressing --- I wiped the cheese off --- heaven forbid you get WHAT and HOW you or...  Read more


Variety is the Spice of LIfe
7/16/2014 11:31:23 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Can you imagine if we had to eat the exact same thing for every meal every day? True, if we did, I may not have a weight problem, but how boring! I...  Read more


Missing you tonight
7/16/2014 1:28:41 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Sunday I won an award as the Alumni of the Year. I had to give a speech. It started with the people that I wanted to thank. Of course, I could have ne...  Read more


You Had Me at "Woof"
7/15/2014 8:34:53 PM,  9 COMMENTS

What can I say? I love dogs. I grew up with at least one dog in the family most of the time. They add such joy to life (most of the time). And I a...  Read more


Bracing for summer
7/15/2014 6:50:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

When the heat soars my thyroid goes along with it. It's not a huge deal, happens for about 4 weeks during the summer and I know it's going to happe...  Read more


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