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The Family Won't Exercise With Me BUT....
Sunday, July 17, 2011      4 comments

I have noticed that instead of eating the chips and crap that I sometimes buy as a treat my kids at least are turning toward eating fruit with nut butters (nutella or peanut butter usually), baby carrots, ordering salad with an entree when we go... Read more
Getting to Know You - Borrowed from LADYWOLF71
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      0 comments

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Not my first name my middle name is the same as one of my paternal grandmother's. 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? About 4 or 5 days ago when I came across a bunch of old pictures of my "baby" Blue ... Read more
The Difference a Year Makes (comparison photos)
Saturday, July 09, 2011      5 comments

I decided today to take some pics in my 2 piece bathing suit from last year. The first ones are from July 26, 2010 and the new ones from today (July 9, 2011). I have been maintaining for this time and just wanted to see if there was a differen... Read more
My Job is Making Maintenance Hard
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      4 comments

I think I may have found my "missing link" in the maintenance phase. So today I started work at 7AM (I usually only do this on Mondays) and did NOT get a break. I took small amounts of time to chow down a granola bar, apple and cheese and ... Read more
I Really Need to Track Food Better
Monday, July 04, 2011      2 comments

No I am not complaining about a 1.5 lbs loss in a week however I am a bit concerned because I didn't track my food most of last week and I know there were days I ate like crap (ie. the night of the KISS concert we stopped for McDonald's at 11:30... Read more
How I Spent My Wedding Anniversary (pic heavy)
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      5 comments

It seems that the stars aligned and the fates spoke to us. We found out in April that my hubster's all time favourite band KISS was going to be playing a venue only a half hour from our home. He has been a fan so long that our oldest has a t-s... Read more
Life Got Away From Me and I Missed My 2 Year Sparkversary
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      6 comments

Okay so I realized that I missed my 2 year Sparkversary. I have been here since June 20, 2009 when I decided I needed some help to lose the spare tire I was developing. I had also been badly scared by my Dad in April 2009 when he had a massive... Read more
Decided to Make Slippers to go with the Hat
Sunday, June 12, 2011      7 comments

These are for my co-worker who is expecting her first baby and from day 1 has referred to the baby as "Frog" ... Read more
Official Spring into Shape Challenge Results
Sunday, June 05, 2011      2 comments

OK I forgot to take pictures at the beginning but I think the measurements speak for themselves. At the start of this I weighed in at 113 lbs last weigh in I was 111.6 lbs so down a total of 1.4 lbs (not really a goal I had set out as I am ... Read more
Random Musings on Saturday Night
Sunday, June 05, 2011      2 comments

I did something today that I have been avoiding for over a year. I went shopping for bras. What an eye opener. Before losing weight I was a 36D to a 38DD at the largest. I went to a place that sells nothing but bras and skimpy panties. I wa... Read more
Finished Hat for Co-worker
Sunday, May 29, 2011      8 comments

Ok a little background my co-worker has referred to her baby as either "fetus" or "Frog" since she found out she was pregnant. I saw this pattern and couldn't resist making it for her: ... Read more
Why do we have "wisdom" teeth?
Friday, May 27, 2011      4 comments

I mean I'm sure they don't make you smarter or dentists wouldn't be so gung ho to rip the little pests out. They tend to hurt and seem to get infected easily. So what is their purpose? To drive us all insane, maybe to teach young people that ... Read more
Frustrating Moments (vent)
Sunday, May 22, 2011      8 comments

So my sister stopped by to see me at work to discuss getting a rental for one of her brother in-laws. I had to run a customer back so she waited and talked with my co-worker for the few minutes I was gone. After my sister left my co-worker men... Read more
Signs that your family has noticed a difference in you
Sunday, May 15, 2011      7 comments

Ok this is inspired by a comment my hubster made to me this morning before starting my workout. "Gotta get your 'fix' in today". Wow 2 years ago I was a tried and true couch potato and now I'm apparently a bit of a workout junkie. Even my... Read more
Photo Blog Day 30 - A Picture of You Last Year and Now, How Have You Changed Since Then?
Friday, May 06, 2011      6 comments

This is me in August of 2010 (couldn't find the ones of me from May of last year, although one of the pictures on my profile is from then). It is a special picture becaus... Read more

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