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A Series of Highs and Lows
Sunday, May 30, 2010      7 comments

Talk about a roller coaster week! Jeez I have been up high and plummeted down low! This past week I found out that my DD won the Citizenship Award and the Presidential Academic Award!!! I am so proud of her -- lord knows, I never did that wel... Read more
Oh those irritating last 10 pounds!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      10 comments

Grrrr! I was on a roll and then TOM/Aunt Flo/The Monthly Bill (call it what you may) came and added 2 extra pounds to my scale! Still lower then where I was and I know it will go away but still..... I felt rather frustrated (monthly situation... Read more
I *swear* I haven't dropped off the face of Spark!!
Monday, May 24, 2010      6 comments

But my life is nothing short of hectic right now so my posting and general sparktime has been sporatic at best. I hate it because I always do so much better when I can sit and find some Sparking time. I am feeling slightly irritated right now ... Read more
A Forced Rest Week
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      7 comments

As much as I don't want to do it, I am mandating a rest week on myself. Talk about frustrating! Sigh. Sigh again. That being said, I am forcing myself to listen to my body and be patient with my body. Something I am certainly not always goo... Read more
Weekend over already?!
Monday, May 17, 2010      6 comments

Guess it is back on to Monday (boo hiss!). This was a great weekend for us. Got my workout in on Sat, had a flute concert for my DD Sat afternoon, ate out and managed to keep my calories in check and even lost a little bit on the scale. Makin... Read more
My Cute Little Turtle
Friday, May 14, 2010      8 comments

There certainly is a little turtle ticker icon for the weight loss tracker and dude, I totally changed mine to it! So I may lose a fraction of a pound each week. This is my lot in life. This is the way I lose weight. Before (years past and f... Read more
HIIT -- should I be scared?!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010      7 comments

This week (so far) has gone stellar! I haven't been tracking my calories but I have been eating well. I swing back and forth on this one. I really am not a fan of tracking. As long as I keep dropping pounds I may just keep with what I am do... Read more
Easing Back
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      8 comments

Today was my first day with using my shoulders again. I am being extremely conservative with them and treating them equal. Even though my right shoulder isn't hurt, I am mirroring the left one. Lame as it is, I didn't do any weight on my over... Read more
End of Burn Phase Results - New Sparkfriend! =)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      10 comments

Well it's official, I am a smaller person than I was a month ago. Nice! I finished up the Burn Phase and did a recovery week and just today finally got around to taking my measurements. I never used to be big on the measuring but since I star... Read more
The Longest Week in Recorded History
Friday, May 07, 2010      9 comments

Man oh man I wish summer would HURRY UP!! Holy cow this week has pretty much just sucked. The kids are climbing the walls, I have grounded, re grounded and re-re grounded my older son, youngest is being a pill and not listening I keep feeling ... Read more
Okay, okay!!
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      8 comments

Since Emily was begging me in her best whiney voice (LOL) and my other faithful blog follower (my own dear Husband) was complaining at a lack of my words, I feel slightly obligated to do an update, lol! This week has been nothing short of NUTS!... Read more
Eating without compromise... really?
Friday, April 30, 2010      14 comments

Okay Laura I totally blame you for this tangent! Lol, just teasing! I have found myself slightly sidetracked tonight, I was going to check my emails and head off to bed for the night but I found myself on my soapbox a bit tonight and posting i... Read more
...It rears its ugly head...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      6 comments

...PMS that is! Holy cow I don't know what happened tonight other than that, I found myself cranky and irritable! I hate feeling this way, but I was so happy to get some time to myself for a few to gather my bearings and get fresh, clean sheet... Read more
...yes **another** blog...
Sunday, April 25, 2010      7 comments

Alright, alright, I know I blogged already today but I decided I would take an opportunity to do another one as I am not sure when I will be able to get one in over the next couple of days. Craziness ensues tomorrow morning. Monday. BOO! I l... Read more
Weigh In
Sunday, April 25, 2010      10 comments

Woo HOO!!! The scale played around with me all week long but really budged today. It trickled ever so slowly down all week .2 here, .2 there but as of this morning, I am down 2 pounds. Whew! I weighed in at 146.2. Still above 145 but my goa... Read more

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