What was I afraid of???
Saturday, May 19, 2012 6 comments
Well, good news is that week 2 of the second time around and I am still here going strong. After much procrastination I finally got up the nerve to log back on. Embarrassment and fear of not being welcomed by old Spark friends was partially w... Read more
HAPPY SPARKVERSARY TO ME - AND THANKS TO YOU!
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 6 comments
Today I am celebrating my one year Sparkvesary. A year ago, when I started my journey, I had visions of conquering this weight loss battle by losing 131 lbs by today. A totally unrealistic goal which I came to terms with sometime in the 6th m... Read more
Completely Cleaned Out!
Sunday, October 11, 2009 11 comments
Well, I finally did it. My closet is cleaned out, bagged and ready to donate to charity. I did keep one pair of "big girl" slacks as a reminder of days gone by. In the past I always put the larger size wardrobe into plastic totes and stored ... Read more
"Fighting the Good Fight"
Thursday, September 24, 2009 2 comments
Yesterday I met some very special people. While visiting my Mom at the rehab/nursing facility, I had the pleasure of sitting outside on the patio and talking with some of the residents. The group was comparing stories of daily successes on the... Read more
I'M LOVING THIS JOURNEY!
Saturday, September 12, 2009 4 comments
Last Saturday I went with my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren to the Woodstock Fair - something I look forward to doing every Labor Day weekend for the past 25 years. This year was so different than in the past. The biggest difference ... Read more
THIS MOMENT IN TIME
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 7 comments
As I have shared with some of my Spark Friends during the past 2 weeks is making me really think about what is important in life. My Mom, at 78, fell and broke her left arm in 2 places and left hip. Now in a rehab center to begin daily physica... Read more
Small town America - My journey is so much easier.
Friday, August 21, 2009 4 comments
I have been reading blogs upon blogs where people are struggling 24/7 because day after day their cars are on autopilot and headed to the drive-thru of whatever junk food (sorry) fast food restaurant they are passing by. I live in a small to... Read more
OH YES - You have been evicted!
Monday, August 10, 2009 9 comments
It's been going on 8 months and I'm sick and tired of you hanging around. Please take the hint and leave with some dignity. I have catered to your every whim. And the money I have spent trying to keep up with your addictions - oh my. I have... Read more
After 7 months - my journey begins - Thank you Spark friends.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 4 comments
I joined Sparks in January. Wow 7 months have passed so quickly. I have met so many who have inspired, motivated and best of all accepted me for who I am. Putting myself out there has been a journey unto itself. I must confess "My name is R... Read more
CAUGHT THE TRAIN - MISSED THE BOAT = 1 MISSING SIZZLER
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 1 comments
Got up yesterday morning early. Ate breakfast and off to the train station headed for a family day in Boston. No subways for this family. I must admit I finally noticed how much weight I have lost. We must have walked 5 or 6 miles and my fee... Read more
FACE TO FACE - I AM VICTORIOUS - AND LIVING VICARIOUSLY!
Saturday, July 18, 2009 1 comments
I have been reading blogs since I started Sparks in January and the one thing most people try to avoid is the dreaded "'ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET". I am one of those people that absolutely loves a challenge. Soooo twice this week, while out with... Read more
I HAVE A DENT !
Friday, June 19, 2009 5 comments
I can't believe it - after over 30 years I'm dented again! 46 lbs down who would have guessed. Can't imagine what it will look like when I lose the full 130. Where is it you ask? Not easy to spot on some days, but lately more and more visi... Read more