Hi, Sparkfriends. I have been away for awhile, had some ups and downs healthwise over the last six months (some migraine flare-ups, a difficult stomach virus, and an assortment of scarey symptoms that I later realized were caused by my migraine... Read more
Whew, glad the work week is over!
Golly. Several people got fired at work for "creative" time sheets so now we have a big crackdown and have to sign in and out for everything, which feels like a demotion from our previously flexible atmosphere. So there is tension in the air; ... Read more
I Feel Like Singing
I have actually been singing this morning. :-) It feels so good to feel good--I had a headache for three days in a row, and it is finally gone! I've been taking topomax to pr... Read more
The King, the Mice, and the Cheese
This book used to be my favorite when I was little. Do any of you remember it? The story goes that the king has to bring in cats to get rid of the mice, then has to bring ... Read more
Back From Vacation
Hi, everybody! We got back from vacation late Saturday night. Since then I have been busy with back-to-school shopping, our 24th anniversary, returning to work, the middle... Read more
Ready to Go
Hi, Sparkfriends! I will be out of town starting Saturday, July 30th, for a little over a week. We are going on vacation--DH, DD, and I--along with Troy, our dog. I don't... Read more
A Lot Going On . . .
I've had a lot going on the past week or two. I'm not as good about exercising and eating healthy when I'm busy, emotional, or not feeling well physically. I don't know if any of you have that problem, but I get so mad at myself. This weekend... Read more
How I Poned a Scone and Other Progress
Until recently, I had been pondering three mysteries: 1. Where did the millions of cicadas go when they died since I don't see any dead ones anywhere? 2. When will I ever begin a downward trek from my weight of 224? and 3. Will I ever be able ... Read more
The flowers are gone but not the hope...
I came in to my office this morning and found a little sadness. Of my three remaining orchid blooms, t... Read more
Well, I'm facing some challenges, but nothing that can't be overcome.
I've made some progress by starting back with exercising using a Ballywood DVD and one for the Abs Diet Workout. But I am realizing that my back and knees are not up t... Read more
No More Excuses--and No Dusting My Lightbulbs!
OK, sparkfriends. This is where the rubber meets the road--no more excuses for me! I'm so tired of my rationalizing and bamboozling and playing games with myself. From thi... Read more
They're Ba-ack! [hears loud chirping sound]
Cicadas are everywhere today! They are loud, flying around, and are on everything, including people. I went to take Troy out this morning, and some even landed on my head a... Read more
Here I am! After falling off the face of the earth, I've managed to crawl back on! :-)
Good morning, sparkfriends! It has been a busy week or so--I have missed you all! Between my training for work (thanks for the words of encouragement), Mother's Day, my bro... Read more
I've GOT to be on time tomorrow . . . HELP!
"Hi, my name is Amy, and I'm punctuality challenged."
Seriously, I need your help sparkfriends. I have to be at a training seminar tomorrow that starts at 8:0... Read more
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Getting to Know Me: 50 Questions
Hi, sparkfriends! I hope you're having a good week so far. I am feeling better in general and having success with WW and counting points. I heard a lady speak Saturday who had lost 268 lbs. with WW in less than 2 years--so that made my 75 lbs... Read more