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One day at a time
Saturday, March 15, 2014      17 comments

I've been "muddling" through my days. I know I said I would be back Sparking, but I haven't been doing that. I know I am in a funk....normal/natural under the circumstances, but I don't like where I am at. I was so used to being "in control" and... Read more
My need to come back
Sunday, February 09, 2014      27 comments

As some of you know, on Jan. 7 my beloved DH was diagnosed with stage 4 lung/liver cancer. Our God had/has a plan and He received Chet back into His heavenly fold on Jan. 18. I feel Chet's presence everyday. He will always be my Special Angel. ... Read more
Laurie/Fund raiser updates
Monday, December 09, 2013      15 comments

Laurie had her third chemo treatment this past week and like too many before her, she shaved her head wearing this as a badge of courage and hope. She has good days and better days, but through it all she is staying strong in her convictions and... Read more
An update on Laurie
Sunday, November 17, 2013      15 comments

I posted this on a AAU team thread and realized my many friends on other teams would like an update For those who don't know the story, here is a short recap. During a routine gall bladder surgery, Laurie was diagnosed with a rare ... Read more
Getting back to old "new" habits
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      17 comments

Now that it's getting colder outside I'm remembering how difficult it was for me that first winter on SP. Trying to get in 8+ glasses of water (it's easy when it's hot outside), having to change my breakfasts (cold cereal with fruit) and my lunc... Read more
A little bit of this and that.
Monday, October 21, 2013      15 comments

The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster, but I am a survivor so I am doing just fine. Had quite a few days of not tracking anything....of not keeping in touch with YOU my spark friends. I know you all understand, but I want you ... Read more
It's been a long day, but outcome good.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      21 comments

Just got home from the hospital. Laurie's surgery which was rescheduled from Sunday to today went better than expected. Because of an emergency her 2 o'clock surgery didn't get started until 5:30. Once it got started it went very well. The docto... Read more
We need prayers and positive vibes.
Friday, October 04, 2013      28 comments

As some of you know my niece was diagnosed with cancer (found when having her gall bladder removed). Originally we were told it was a non aggressive slow growing type of cancer, but there are numerous tumors. Because this is a "rare" type of can... Read more
Gave myself "permission".....
Monday, September 30, 2013      18 comments

On this journey I have used "everything is moderation" as a way of thinking - it works for me. Yesterday I gave myself permission to think out of that box. I planned (tracked) for a high calorie day - right at the top of my maintenance range.... Read more
NSV? - "taste buds" again :)
Tuesday, September 17, 2013      22 comments

I'm trying to keep my mind busy today so here goes another "taste buds" changing since SP. I really like popcorn as a snack. I used to eat a big bowl of buttered popcorn without any thought what so ever. Than I made popcorn eating a "mindfu... Read more
A year later and an "atta girl"
Sunday, September 08, 2013      27 comments

About a year ago I started a downward spiral that took hold for a 10# gain. It started when we took our yearly vacation - too much eating, not enough exercise and an attitude of "I'm on vacation. I'll get back on track when I return home"....Rig... Read more
At GOAL 7/28/2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013      30 comments

As I've stated in a previous blog, I am ready for the maintenance phase of my journey. Today I am doing just that. Reached my goal 60 pounds and am changing my tracker. I've taken the past few weeks working on this transition, especially th... Read more
Big Boy Seasoning
Thursday, July 25, 2013      17 comments

When I was growing up there were a chain of "Big Boy" restaurants around town. I believe there are still some around down South. Anyways, it was always a treat to go this restaurant because they had the best "Big Boy" burgers (sort of like Big M... Read more
My taste "buds" certainly have changed
Monday, July 15, 2013      19 comments

Year ago I came across "Miss Meringue" cookies. At the time you could only get them on line. Now I find them in some stores. These were like an answer to a prayer. I bought the minis and you could have 12 of these sweet treats for 120 calories w... Read more
Yesterday's dilemma...
Monday, July 08, 2013      26 comments

So yesterday started like a normal day. Menu done, ST done, a few chores done. While taking a shower I noticed a light flicker and thought the bulb was going.....than I noticed all three lights were flickering...oh oh ...could be a power outage.... Read more

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