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Feeling like a Fraud
Wednesday, May 06, 2020      5 comments

I'm flattered to be named as today's featured Motivator. However, I also feel like a bit of a fraud. I've been struggling for the last 5 or 6 years. I've been injured, then I got sick, then I got old! Whenever I take 2 steps forward I i... Read more
New Decade, New Start
Friday, April 27, 2018      4 comments

Hi friends! I can't believe I've been on Spark for 9 years! I've seen many highs and some lows during this time. I'm still recovering from an intestinal infection that has whipped my butt like nothing has ever whipped my butt in my life. It'... Read more
Health Issues and Setbacks
Monday, September 18, 2017      2 comments

Hey everyone. This has been a really crappy year for me. In January I started to experience abdominal pain. I knew it just wasn't right but I figured I'd wait a bit and see how I feel. Time went by and I wasn't getting any better so I went t... Read more
31 Days Back
Thursday, February 02, 2017      17 comments

Today marks 31 days back on Sparkpeople. 31 days of logging my food. 31 days of logging my exercise. I'm down 6.5 pounds and have already hit a plateau. I love when this happens (said no one ever). I was irrationally angry and depressed on ... Read more
Starting Over
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      9 comments

January 6, 2017 marked 8 years since I joined Sparkpeople. I've had great success and great failure during these years. I've lost loved ones, survived job turmoil, cried a lot and laughed a lot. I ran a 5K. I did my first full, unassisted pu... Read more
Six Years with SP - Six Things I've Learned
Monday, January 05, 2015      3 comments

January 6, 2015 marks my 6th year Sparkiversary and it's been quite the ride let me tell you! I came to SP tired and chubby at 153 lbs looking for answers and during the last 6 years I've seen major highs and lows. I've also learned a few th... Read more
Feeling More Like My Old Self
Thursday, August 07, 2014      2 comments

The last few years have been tough. Job uncertainty, family issues, sickness and death have been all around me and the stress has been taking its toll. I've been eating way too much and drinking more than usual, taking in too many empty, useles... Read more
LiveFit Phase 3 Baby!
Monday, May 19, 2014      2 comments

Week 10 of the 12 week LiveFit program is here. I am hungry, sore and exhausted. Other than that the program has flown by!! I can't believe how quickly time has gone by. I did has some problems following the diet around weeks 5 and 6. It wa... Read more
LiveFit: Phase 1 completed, Phase 2 begins
Monday, April 14, 2014      1 comments

My third rotation through Jamie Eason's LiveFit Trainer is flying by! I lost 8 pounds during the first 4 weeks by eating well and doing strength training. No cardio for 4 weeks! It was surprising to see that much of a loss. My other two rota... Read more
My Kid Is Stressing Me Out
Tuesday, March 11, 2014      4 comments

My stepson, Bud, graduated from High School last June. He decided to take a gap year because he didn't know what he wanted to study in college. I know my stepson and I was against the gap year from the beginning, but I was overruled by my husb... Read more
Work Advice Needed Please!
Thursday, January 30, 2014      4 comments

I've just been given the opportunity to manage a co-worker. While it is a great opportunity for me I'm thinking of turning it down. Not because of the work involved, but because I've worked with this woman for over 10 years and we have a very ... Read more
Friday Funnies
Friday, January 10, 2014      3 comments

To Brighten Your Day.... ... Read more
My Top 10 Christmas Songs
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      1 comments

Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate! I forced myself to wait until after Thanksgiving before I would listen to a single Christmas song. Now that we are well past Thanksgiving Christmas music is ALL I'm listening to. My top 10 ... Read more
Killer Butt Workout Today
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      2 comments

Thanks to Muscle and Strength I may not be able to walk tomorrow. Their Butt Builder workout includes a 10 supersets of squats and leg curls at 10 reps each followed by4 sets of reverse lunges,3 sets of step-ups and 3 set of leg extensions to f... Read more
Hump Day Smiles
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      2 comments

To brighten your day: True dat! Awwwwwwwwww! Gah!!! ... Read more

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