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Notes for my 16-year-old self
Friday, January 25, 2013      8 comments

Karen, if you only knew what lay ahead for you, I know you would be much more confident! Know that God is walking with you every step of the way no matter what you do, and is ready for you to turn to Him for comfort, guidance, and security. Yo... Read more
BLC Summer Break Plan
Monday, July 16, 2012      2 comments

Since I am about to start a major renovation of my kitchen, I've been hesitant to post a plan, due to the uncertainty of how much time I'll have to work out (it's been very, very limited as I've been preparing to pack up 4 rooms worth of STUFF) ... Read more
Freggie Dare Veggie Recipe #1: Mock Guacamole
Saturday, May 19, 2012      4 comments

As promised in my BINGO blackout post, here is my recipe for Mock Guac, the perfect recipe for those who love guacamole (but not the fat), and/or hate asparagus (but want to check off that box on the BINGO card!): 24 asparagus spears, trimm... Read more
BLC19 S.M.A.R.T. Plan
Monday, April 30, 2012      4 comments

I've never been good at coming up with good plans that would fit the "S.M.A.R.T." parameters (at least that I've been able to stick to), but in the interest of getting full points for this weekend's challenge, here is my shot at a plan that I sh... Read more
2012: Transformation Time
Monday, January 30, 2012      3 comments

As part of my BLC-18 team's weekend challenge that ends tonight, I'm offering this blog to discuss my transformation in health/fitness/wellness. I've been struggling with my weight for years, especially recently as I've hit menopause, have ... Read more
Recovering From My First Stumble of the Year
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      7 comments

I've been really pumped about getting a fresh start on SP in 2012, keeping up with the January Jumpstart Challenge, and joining a BLC-18 group next week. I've been tracking my food and fitness carefully, and have been very conscious of everythi... Read more
Keeping Things In Perspective
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      3 comments

So, my official WI yesterday yielded a .8 weight gain :-( -- Not exactly what I was hoping for only a couple of weeks into my renewed Spark journey. However, with my thyroid issues and menopause wreaking havoc over the last several years, I ca... Read more
Variety is Helping
Saturday, July 02, 2011      2 comments

I've had a good variety of workouts this week, and I think it's been a good thing for my body. Since starting back on SP almost two weeks ago, I've been getting in 3 or more interval-style 3-mile walk/runs each week. I've also started doing wa... Read more
Staying Upbeat
Thursday, June 30, 2011      4 comments

After a real upbeat day yesterday (I got the dream job!), this morning I woke up with a major migraine, and felt awful all day long. Thank goodness my new job involves working part-time hours at home! I managed to get the little bit of work don... Read more
Adapting to Life's Curveballs
Monday, June 27, 2011      3 comments

What a rollercoaster ride today! I got up, showered for my interview, only to get out of the shower and find out that my interview had to be postponed -- maybe for later in the day, maybe for tomorrow. So I adjusted by doing my usual morning 3... Read more
Day of Rest -- Good for the Soul!
Monday, June 27, 2011      1 comments

Today I took it easy. Went to church, had lunch, read the paper, talked to a friend about our Guatemala trip, and watched some tv while I worked on decorating some Christmas bags for our Prison Ministry (yes, we have to work on this in the summ... Read more
Baby Steps
Saturday, June 25, 2011      9 comments

You may have noticed that my SparkPage shows only a 10-lb weight loss goal. Trust me, I have a lot more to go than 10 lbs! One of the things I decided after reading the Spark was that I needed to break down my goals into smaller, more readily ... Read more
Feeling Positive Today!
Friday, June 24, 2011      1 comments

No, I haven't gotten organized yet (still haven't touched my office cleanup like I had planned) , but I had an excellent telephone interview yesterday afternoon, and met with the employment agency today, which also was an excellent experience. I... Read more
Getting my life organized
Thursday, June 23, 2011      2 comments

I had a lot to get done today, but only accomplished a small portion of it. It's funny how working out can end up taking up the whole morning! I'm in the middle of a job hunt, so that took up a good chunk of my day -- but at least there was so... Read more
Getting out of my head, and onto SparkPeople
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      3 comments

Probably my biggest challenge in succeeding in this fresh start that I've embarked on is to realize that I can't do this on my own. The ongoing commentary going on inside my head during all these years of trying to lose weight on my own has alw... Read more

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