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Gym update
Saturday, June 16, 2018      13 comments

So my initial goal to use the gym to feel better is still going strong after a month. I’m really not worrying about the scale (ok, trying not to) as much as feeling good and handling stress throughout the week. The challenge of going thre... Read more
Turning over a new leaf: joined a gym
Saturday, June 02, 2018      9 comments

So today I checked into the gym I just joined. The goal: to feel better. It's a pretty simple goal...but a goal nonetheless. After one class...the mission was accomplished. So so simple. But HOW did I feel better???? Me... Read more
Accountability on a backslide
Sunday, April 29, 2018      17 comments

Fact: Everything I worked for in the first quarter of the year is halfway back to where it was. Fact: I'm stress eating and drinking - yet it could be worse if I wasn't so aware of it. Fact: I'm stiff as a board - unflexible and tense ... Read more
When you can't get out of your own way
Sunday, April 08, 2018      12 comments

Ever wake up and just cannot get moving? Today is one of those days. They usually come when there has been a stretch of busy busy social social...and then ... Read more
Want vs. need
Saturday, March 03, 2018      13 comments

Well, yesterday was my birthday...and I guess it was a typical one for me and my family: something always going on, accommodating the schedule so we can be together at least one part of the day...and being grateful for what I have so I don't get... Read more
10 year Sparkiversary
Thursday, February 08, 2018      25 comments

That's's officially 10 years since I joined Sparkpeople....and I probably wouldn't be who I am right now if I didn't. That's a hard fact ... Read more
Intuition and embracing the moment
Saturday, January 20, 2018      12 comments

Yesterday I blogged about fear because something felt "off" when I woke up and started to get was 8am, I had 15 minutes to try and vent feelings out before heading to work...and it helped, it really did. However, something was... Read more
Friday, January 19, 2018      11 comments

I've been reading a lot about fear lately....and courage, and resiliency, connection and practicing gratefulness (all of which will help dispel and help with fear btw - thank goodness!!!) So in the past week, I have been actively practicing... Read more
The great veggie increase of 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018      16 comments

Fact: I don't eat enough vegetables...hold on, backspace...I have to eat more vegetables because I don't normally get enough in during the week...or during the weekend....or during the day. OK...I don't eat enough vegetables. Why? bec... Read more
2018 and 10 years
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      14 comments

10 years ago, I was approximately 187 pounds and miserable. Yup....unhappy on many levels...probably too many to count, but the few most poignant thought I recall was I hated the body I had, hated the lack of self-esteem, and had the lowest... Read more
Have a plan B....
Thursday, August 24, 2017      10 comments

I ate 3 ribs for dinner and a baked potato, and then tried to work out an hour later....but the salt content from today's meals must have caught up with me because I had to stop and drink a gallon of water on top of the gallon I drank during the... Read more
Is it really success?
Monday, July 17, 2017      34 comments

As with every maintenance anniversary coincides with my wedding anniversary, and this time it was for year #7...and every year for the past, oh 4 years? I think?....I have forgotten that anniversary. Thank goodness for the Spark Maint... Read more
Too good to be true!
Thursday, July 13, 2017      17 comments

July 4th - catching up after vacation - again
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      11 comments

Well, I'm back from the second vacation of the year - something that has never really happened before, so it's really time to settle in and buckle down to what I know works and feels good. I will not lie...between the April vacation to Di... Read more
The Beauty Supply store
Saturday, May 13, 2017      7 comments

Update: So last week I got sick...and I'm still recuperating...things take time and I'm still gun-shy about eating, but it is what it is.....and things I was looking SO forward to at the end of the week came to a screeching halt for a whole bunc... Read more

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