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A Positive Blog to offset a Negative Blog....
Monday, January 28, 2013      6 comments

Wow, this may be more difficult. But maybe not. Working through Spark Coach has led me to this blog. The suggestion is to use my blog to create a positive atmosphere about exercise and healthy eating rather than using the blog to vent. ... Read more
How to know you're utilizing moderation...
Monday, November 05, 2012      2 comments

When you say no to that doughnut offered during Bible study.. When you find yourself measuring your portions at each meal... When the measuring cups and spoons show up more frequently in the dishwasher... When you walk on by the baked good... Read more
Friday, November 02, 2012      4 comments

Today's Spark Coach lesson was about moderation. What is moderation for a person who is bombarded by emotion daily? How do I apply moderation? My emotions do not even moderate decently. One moment I can be on a supreme euphoric high and ... Read more
When you feel blue...
Friday, October 05, 2012      4 comments

Like I do today I need to focus on the real reason I'm working to lose weight. For me: I don't want to die before I've had a chance to fully live my life. So what do I need to do to stay focused on that and not the fear of dying? Wha... Read more
Options to substitute instead of watching the scale...
Thursday, September 06, 2012      4 comments

So often that scale, that hunk of metal and a microchip that sits like a spider in our bathroom gets the best of us. After all, other than ourselves; who knows what it reads??? Why does that make a difference? Why doesn't the sweat we shed, t... Read more
The scale - Do I really need it to measure my success?
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      4 comments

Working with Spark Coach I learned that positive changes in overall lifestyle and health are much better to follow than just the scale. After all why do we chain ourselves to one way to measure our progress. But yet we do. The scale bec... Read more
Where I am....The long and short of it - Final Chapter
Friday, March 02, 2012      5 comments

The last few days I've told my story. How I managed to gain so much weight, why I feel the way I do. A week or so ago my daughter suggested I write a journal or tell my story that it could be significant. I thought about it and decided to try... Read more
How I got here the long and short of it...Part 2 Cruelty and a bag of chips
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      1 comments

Daily we make choices that either make or break us. Those choices can be as small as eating a bag of chips that is not on our plan or as momentous as marrying someone who is the wrong person for us. I've done both. I married the wrong per... Read more
How did I get here? The Long and Short of it
Monday, February 27, 2012      0 comments

I was born in the mid 50's. A great time to be born but on the fringes of social enlightenment and growth. My family was not large: three children and the requisite Mom and Dad. Our lives growing up were great. And there were momentous techn... Read more
We do for others but not ourselves
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      4 comments

I realize I spend a lot of time doing what I think others expect of me. I spend a lot of time taking care of those who are important to me. I spend a lot of time working for others. WHY DO I FAIL TO SPEND TIME ON MYSELF?? I'm sure ma... Read more
Week 4 - I'm cocky and it's time to quit!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      6 comments

emoticon This is eluding me, yes, this little emoticon with the shrinking waist and enveloping pants. Metaphorica... Read more
Week 3
Thursday, November 10, 2011      1 comments

This week I gained .2. I view that as maintenance; it's good. I have to keep on track; I'm slipping off. I'm not tracking as well as I should, not measuring so well, eyeballing gets you in trouble everytime. Lunchtime is boring. I ha... Read more
Week 2: Continued Success!!
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      1 comments

This week has been difficult to say the least. I traveled to my aunt's funeral in Saginaw last Friday. I worked all day, went home and jumped back into the car after loading suitcase, husband and various paraphanlia and drove 2.5 hours to the ... Read more
First weigh in
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      5 comments

emoticon This morning is my first weigh in since joining SparkPeople; I'm proud to say that I lost 2.4 poun... Read more
What a weekend!!
Monday, October 24, 2011      2 comments

Friday started with learning my aunt passed away. It was so hard; not another death! This aunt is my mother's baby sister. By the way my mom is 77 in fact just turned 77 on October 17. According to my mom she got pneumonia then an infection ... Read more

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