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Review and restart
Monday, May 30, 2016      6 comments

I have scanned my previous blogs and not found a lot of encouragement. My personal life has dictated too much of my life and actions. I want to make a fresh start today. I weighed in this morning and charted my first breakfast. For the l... Read more
Inauguration Day
Monday, January 21, 2013      5 comments

Today I am inaugurating my eating and exercise plan. I feel inspired as the President is inaugurated with all the pageantry of Washington, D.C. that it is a great time for a new beginning. I will not be greeted by a million admirers, the sound... Read more
Coming Home!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      6 comments

Today I am very thankful. After moving out and trying to move on--I got the opportunity to come back and make a fresh start at home. It has been a difficult journey, but I am very glad to be reunited with home and family and am now determined ... Read more
Moving on
Saturday, April 21, 2012      2 comments

There is a lot of discussion of the importance of moving--moving physically, spiritually and in relationships. The philosopher Heraclitus proposed that life is all about change, such that to put one's toe in the water flowing by in a stream is ... Read more
Going it alone
Friday, April 20, 2012      5 comments

Well--here I am--somewhere I never expected to be--on my own. I was lucky to find a nice apartment and am finally getting things set up--including getting my internet connection back! The great thing about this change is that I am close to the... Read more
Falling apart while pulling it together.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      3 comments

The past two years in my life have been a real roller-coaster ride. Dealing with personal issues, illness, weight losses and gains, gaining fitness then losing it. I recently wrote about pulling myself together to begin again--little did I kn... Read more
Pulling it back together again.
Saturday, April 07, 2012      5 comments

In many ways a restart is harder than starting the first time. But, on the other hand, one has a store of knowledge to draw upon, plus a great reservoir of favorites and groupings to use on the food tracker. After a year fraught with diff... Read more
Enjoying the fruits (and veggies) of Summer.
Thursday, August 04, 2011      7 comments

Recently I have been enjoying the lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Since I was a child I have loved fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, I loved a lot of foods in addi... Read more
My response to Coach Nicole's tribute to her diabetic grandad
Saturday, July 09, 2011      23 comments

I can only speak from my perspective as a type 2/1 diabetic for the last 24 years(I have been on insulin for many years now so that makes me type 1 I guess)--a lot of it is a lack of hope. Diabetes is a minute-to-minute struggle. One min... Read more
Lawn Mowing and New Commitments
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      7 comments

When I started SparkPeople a little over a year ago I would never have considered purchasing a push lawn mower. The only mowing I was up for was what I could hire done or if I could find a very large, sturdy riding mower to borrow. Yesterday, ... Read more
Monday, June 20, 2011      10 comments

Today is the first day of my (hopefully) recovery and reconfiguration of my program here on SP. After dealing with DW's life-threatening illness for the past 5 months, I had arrested my weight gain and was starting to get on track when my mom's... Read more
Belated First Sparkversary and Recent Stress!
Saturday, April 23, 2011      17 comments

I had planned to do a blog on my first sparkversary (April 8) but as is often the case, life intervened! I am a stress eater--I don't handle stress well--even with a regular antidepressant. The last 3 months have been some of the most stressfu... Read more
5% Challenge Days Six and Seven! Keeping on through thick and thin.
Friday, February 25, 2011      13 comments

This will be my last blog for awhile. I have been blogging (almost) every day this week to help my team, but I like to keep my blogs less frequent and write them when I think I have something significant to contribute. Over the last month ... Read more
5% Challenge Day Five--Teetering on the Brink
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      15 comments

So--I woke up late this morning and thought to myself "here's my opportunity--maybe I will break through the 300 mark since I always weigh less if I weigh a little later."... Read more
5% Challenge Day Four--Keeping Perspective--Losing "Woe is Me" attitude.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      11 comments

Our resolve to gain a healthier lifestyle and lose excess weight is often tested, before, during and after we reach our goal. I have been up and down the diet yo-yo many times and had really despaired of ever having permanent weight loss and im... Read more

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