I Know I Can
Friday, January 10, 2014      0 comments

Today I am thinking about "the little engine that could" and remembering that I can get fit. One day at time, one workout at a time, and one bite of food at a time. I am mentally fit and that it more that half the battle. I KNOW that I can ma... Read more
New Year, New Me
Saturday, January 04, 2014      0 comments

2011 and 2012 were filled with some pretty low points for me and then 2013 was like a bridging year; taking me from hurt and pain to healed and free. During the emotional roller coaster of that time, my fitness and wellness took a back seat. I... Read more
Falling Into Routine
Monday, September 02, 2013      0 comments

Well, summer has come to an end and as we prepare for a small backyard BBQ today, I am a ready to get back into a normal family routine. School starts tomorrow and I am back to work after our family vacation to Hilton Head, SC. The time away w... Read more
Reflection of my week
Friday, August 16, 2013      2 comments

My task is to write about three good things that happened to me last week. I don't often think about things like that weekly so this is a great exercise. First, I stuck with my eating goals and I felt good about it. I loved setting a good exa... Read more
Snow Day
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      3 comments

Well we finally got some real snow in Northern Virginia. I did telework, but it was wonderful to have an unexpected day with the family. We got organized and spent quality time together. I also had time to search through some of the spark peo... Read more
Staying the Course
Thursday, February 28, 2013      2 comments

I am so super proud of myself for sticking with my spark people commitment. It has not been easy because it is a particularly stressful time at work and I want to eat Twix bars daily just to ease the pain. LOL! Seriously, I realize how mu... Read more
Still Going Strong
Saturday, February 16, 2013      2 comments

I refuse to let the busyness of my life take me off track. My health and wellness are the most important investment I can make so I am sticking with my goals this time around. One big help has been getting help. (smile) One of the other moms... Read more
Finding Time
Saturday, January 05, 2013      5 comments

Today I watched a video here on the site about finding that "25th" hour. It has motivated me to keep moving toward my goals and finding the time get workouts in and complete my weekly meals planning. Between surfing web and playing words with fr... Read more
Two steps forward, two steps back
Friday, April 22, 2011      2 comments

I knew this journey would not be easy but I never thought it would take so much time and effort to lose a significant amount of weight and KEEP it off. I have lost a few pounds than I gain a few pounds. It has been very difficult for me to see... Read more
1 Month on SparkPeople
Sunday, February 06, 2011      1 comments

Well, I have one month under my belt and I think I have discovered all of the tools here on the site. Some days I would click around trying to find something that I had found the day before and than happen upon some other useful article or tool... Read more
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      1 comments

So I live in Northern Virginia and we got hit with our first BIG snow of the season. I am pretty happy because that means I will be able to work form home and avoid my two hours spent in the car commuting to work each day. I have committed to ... Read more
Sleep, who knew?
Monday, January 24, 2011      3 comments

I am really glad for all of the education here on sparkpeople and one of the most valuable lessons I have learned thus far is the importance of a good night's sleep. I never realized how much sleep impacted my health until now. I used to get j... Read more
Week-end Warrior
Saturday, January 22, 2011      1 comments

Well, I thought that work days were pretty tough to get used to with my adjustments to spark people, but it is the week-ends that are so unpredictable. I have a had a pretty tough (mental) day staying focused on the fundamentals of the program.... Read more
Visual Board
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      1 comments

I finished my collage today and it felt great to put these visual reminders in place to help me stay focused on the real reasons I am making these changes in my life. I think 40 is such a defining age for me because I thought I would have done ... Read more
Back on track
Sunday, January 16, 2011      0 comments

I am slowly getting over my old habit of intense workouts to maintain a healthy weight. I have been able to lose weight and keep it off in the past but I was working out in the morning and the evenings. That is no way to live! I did not do t... Read more

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