It starts with a spark and becomes a flame
I had a great day today. Woke up and got on the scale, down 1.4 and feeling optimistic.
We had an all day motorcycle ride planned today and it did not disappoint. Beautiful weather, great fellowship and the wind in my hair. What could ... Read more
This Feels Like Real Life
November 1, 2015, my life was totally out of balance. All work, no exercise, eating at the computer while working on designs and orders. I weighed and found that my weight had hit an incredible 267.8 pounds. The realization hit me...300 pound... Read more
Looking at this a different way...
Well, its only day 3 of this journey, although I have walked this path before. And, I seemingly remember how really simple it is. Pay attention to what you put in your mouth, get your butt up off the chair and away from the computer, drink wat... Read more
21% of My Goal
That's right! I've achieved 21% of my goal so far. I've lost 18.4 pounds and have 87.6 pounds to go. It would seem that 87.6 is a bit overwhelming, and perhaps it is. So, today I want to focus on the 21% or 18.4 pounds lost since December 1,... Read more
A Life Now Focused
Much has happened these last couple of months, major-life changing events, in fact.
My Dad, who was once my hero, has made a conscious effort to banish us from his life. I'll never understand how you can grow so cold to your own flesh and ... Read more
Not sure how to get back!
It's been a while since I was on Sparkpeople. Maybe because Summer was here and there are so many things to do. Maybe because my sisters and I are working on starting a new business. Maybe because I have a bizarre work schedule. Maybe becaus... Read more
After returning from vacation and jumping back into normal life with both feet, the scale is moving. I gained 10 pounds over 3 weeks while on vacation. Eeegads!!!
I'm back to being able to prepare our meals and eat when necessary. In t... Read more
Vacations...a Blessing or a Bust?
We have been away from home a month. A week of visiting Dad in the hospital in St Louis, then two weeks of meandering around the midwest enjoying Branson, Silver Dollar City, Eureka Springs, Tulsa and the great Oklahoma Aquarium, Altus AFB spen... Read more
Yesterday, my husband and I left WV and drove to St Louis, Missouri. My dad is having triple bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement surgery tomorrow morning. He has numerous serious health issues and that makes him a very high risk for th... Read more
A New Fitness Adventure
Okay, so I've been pretty disappointed that I've not lost any significant wait in the month that I've been on SP. So, I've been evaluating where I've gone wrong.
I... Read more
I have to admit to a certain amount of anxiety lately. Last year I weighed in at the heaviest I had ever been, 252 pounds. I knew when the scale blasted past 250 that my life was in jeopardy.
I joined Weight Watchers online and lost 30 ... Read more
Spark - In a Flash It Takes Hold of Your Heart!!!
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In my living room sits one of the most expensive "coat racks" I've ever owned. Oh, I've mentioned it before in a blog, so you may already be familiar with it.
Last December I bought a very nice... Read more
Day 2 Bootcamp
Just a very short blog today. Have to leave for work in a half hour.
I'm loving the 28-day bootcamp challenge. Today I did Day 2. It feels good to be committed to a specific exercise program. I'm enjoying it more than I thought. I've... Read more
Proud To Be an American! Thank you!
Today is Memorial Day and I have taken the time to thank every soldier and veteran that I know.
My Mom was a naturalized citizen from Germany and grew up during the second world war. She told us throughout our lives how wonderful it is t... Read more
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Back In the Saddle
Went on a 3-day motorcycle ride (Fri-Sun). Had a great time in spite of getting very wet!!! The rain couldn't dampen the joy of being with wonderful people, getting away for a few days, and the beautiful WV scenery. It really is Wild and Wond... Read more