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Moving on
Wednesday, May 01, 2019      3 comments

This morning marked the end of my last shift at the nursing home. 10 years of working and learning. 10 years of new faces and painful goodbyes. Laught... Read more
Life changes
Thursday, April 25, 2019      8 comments

I have moved to a new town after 10 years. I will start a new job in May. I'll be a first time Grandma in June. And yesterday I renewed my commitment t... Read more
Moving forward musings
Saturday, November 04, 2017      5 comments

It's been a long long road. I can't remember now how long I've been with SparkPeople.... I lost over 120 pounds and even though I'm kicking myself for ga... Read more
Day One - 2016 edition
Monday, July 25, 2016      5 comments

Today I begin again. Tracking every bite. Doing real, purposeful exercise. I will continue walking/hiking and getting my ten thousand steps. And I wil... Read more
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Saturday, September 05, 2015      6 comments

A log term goal of mine is to hike a large section if not ALL of the Appalachian Trail. Today, with my father and two youngest kids, I spent about 6 hou... Read more
Still in the Fight
Thursday, September 03, 2015      5 comments

It's been a LONG time between blog entries, but I'm still here. I slipped back over 200 pounds when I let life's pressures and financial set backs weigh ... Read more
Event Horizon - Healthy Shopping
Friday, January 16, 2015      10 comments

I am so excited I am in tears. It sounds like such a small thing, but my husband just offered to plan a healthy menu with me before we go shopping. Don't get me ... Read more
Recovering Food Addicts Want You to Know
Thursday, January 08, 2015      14 comments

Emotional eater, chronic overeater. Call it what you will. I prefer Recovering Food Addict because it implies the depth of my struggle, but that I AM fighting it. And the p... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The New "Before"
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      107 comments

This is me after losing well over 100 lb. I have gained back a few pounds over the Holidays and was becoming discouraged. I was losing my momentum. This new challenge to los... Read more
5k? Who would have thought ...?
Sunday, November 30, 2014      6 comments

I can't help looking back today. Reflecting, marvelling at how far I have come... Two years ago I... Read more
I Believe in Magic
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      6 comments

After 44 years of soul searching, my husband has finally decided what he wants to be when he grows up. He has delivered newspapers, made pizza, run various cash registers, sold video rentals, worked in every major fast food outlet in the ... Read more
Lost My Spark
Sunday, May 18, 2014      4 comments

I literally, on the way home from work a little over a week ago, lost my spark. My precious spark tracker fell off somewhere in the woods as I was hurrying home after a 12 hour shift. I have retraced my steps numerous times, but it just seems ... Read more
On the importance of Using
Monday, April 07, 2014      4 comments

I have struggled as my weight loss journey progressed with learning to take a compliment. My strategy ? Deflect. Its all thanks to my supportive family and friends. Couldn't have done it without SparkPeople. My Spark Activity tracker got me... Read more
Aaand She's Gone
Saturday, February 22, 2014      13 comments

I weighed 122 pounds on my wedding day. I look back at the pictures now and see that I was rail thin. But my self image at the time was terrible. Years of yo-yo dieting and low self esteem had taken their toll and I felt bloated and ugly no m... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Story So Far (video blog)
Friday, January 24, 2014      17 comments

A look at my weight loss experience... Read more

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