Staying on Track - Baby Steps
Two weeks since my last blog post and I feel pretty good about where I am at. I am at exactly the goal weight I was hoping for at this point. I have had days when I didn't eat well (4 I think) but more days when I ate very well. I haven't worked... Read more
Becoming the Best Version of Myself
And once again, here I am. I just re-read my last blog post and realized I probably failed miserably. Honestly, I don't remember what happened. But does it really matter? The past is the past and all that matters is what I can change now. I want... Read more
Why I'm Back - A Success Story Waiting to Happen
I'm back. Again. And back to my starting weight from the beginning of this year. Easy go, easy come? Or something like that. Anyway, work has been busy. So busy, I feel like I'm barely grasping on to balance in my life. Not good. I know it's par... Read more
My Sesquicentennial Blog
Drumroll please...introducing Spark Blog #150 from me! It's hard to believe that I've been on this journey so long that I could have accumulated 150 posts, but there it is!
It seems fitting to announce on this 150th post that I have succes... Read more
Three Days Away
In three days I will have my final weigh-in for the weight-loss challenge. I did not do very well last week and I didn't weigh-in, because I knew I had gained. For reasons unbeknownst to me, I struggled a lot with eating this past week. I ate ve... Read more
Two Months In
Two months into this weight loss journey and down 21 pounds! Only two weeks left of the weight loss challenge. I took my monthly measurements last night but felt super bloated so not sure how accurate they are. Took pictures today in hopes that ... Read more
It Begins Tomorrow!
About a month ago I registered for the Hospital Hill Half-Marathon in KC. My 12-week training plan starts up with a 3 mile run tomorrow. I'm excited and a little nervous, because the longest race I've done is a 10k. It will be a great thing to c... Read more
I'm in Texas Y'all!
Spring break is finally here and I hit the road for Texas this morning. Went to 8 a.m. Mass in Topeka and realized it was exactly a year and a day to the minute since I had last been to Topeka (which is weird because it is closer than Kansas Cit... Read more
How to Protect Yourself when Monster Cookies Attack?
A couple months ago, I made a double-batch of monster cookies. I can't remember what they were for, but I didn't use them all, and stuffed a couple gallon freezer bags with the leftovers and stuck them in my freezer. My sisters came to visit at ... Read more
It's About to Get Crazy, Folks
Starting Monday I am heading into two weeks of interviews/hiring deliberations. Currently I am scheduled to interview 81 applicants. This is in addition to regular work stuff, so I will try to keep SP as updated as possible, but forgive me if I ... Read more
Hey Hey Hey Hey
This week flew by so fast I just realized I didn't have a chance to blog! I lost almost two pounds at the weigh-in on Wednesday, but I didn't eat or really drink much before the weigh in so I'm not sure how accurate it was. I caved and ate some ... Read more
I'm Feeling Good
It's incredible how much better life seems when I'm taking care of myself physically and spiritually. I've been finding time to work out and eat well every day, as well as get in extra prayer/church time, and I'm feeling better than I have in mo... Read more
NOT Eating my Emotions Away
This weekend was tough. I'm a huge Royals baseball fan, and one of our star pitchers, Yordano Ventura, was killed in a car accident in the early hours of the morning on Sunday. I learned the news as I was walking out of church. It hit me hard, e... Read more
How do I do this again?
The last day I remember really feeling good about my weight was March 3, 2016. The pounds have slowly crept back on since then, and I haven't made a real effort to try to get back in shape. I ran sporadically and basically ate whatever I wanted.... Read more
Last Page »
"Take a deep break, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again."
I think half of my blog posts have been about getting back on track, and I'm not ashamed of that. Of course, I would rather be successful the first time, but I am so grateful that I don't give up completely, that I always come back and try again... Read more