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Too Late?
Thursday, November 14, 2013      12 comments

At one time I was considered petite, cute, feminine, and even sexy by some. Then, in my 40's, I gained weight and became plump, then chunky and finally fat. And dare I say it? Matronly! This continued for years until one day I found my spark... Read more
Spark Tracker Review
Monday, October 07, 2013      3 comments

Several people on one of the teams found this post helpful, so I've decided to repost it as a blog for those who may be undecided about the Spark Tracker. I got the Spark Tacker a few days ago and thought I would give a (not so) quick rev... Read more
Silly Shakes - Ya Just Gotta Love 'em!
Monday, April 29, 2013      2 comments

When my grandkids were young I introduced them to Silly Shakes. We would get out the blender and they were encouraged to add ice and any combination of foods they wanted. The only rule was they had to drink whatever they concocted. They put i... Read more
The New Me
Thursday, March 28, 2013      3 comments

Let me start by saying I am a sugar addict and a true chocoholic. Before I started this streak I could (and would) easily go through a package of cookies and as many glasses of milk as it took to finish the package. I was a home health nurse a... Read more
Now, About Exercise .....
Thursday, March 07, 2013      3 comments

Like so many others, I don't like to exercise. Oh I like the high I feel when I finish exercising, I just don't like the process. Kind of like cleaning house - I love the results but not the work involved to get it there. Unfortunately (?... Read more
To Track or Not to Track?
Monday, February 25, 2013      1 comments

When I began this journey I decided this time I would not track my food. My goal was to eat like a "normal" person and "normal " people don't write down everything they eat, right? Well, guess what? I found myself trying to keep track of the cal... Read more
A Conversation with Myself
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      4 comments

It's lunch time and I'm hungry, what am I in the mood for? Something light. A salad? No, not today. How about a sandwich? Nope, that's not it. Oh, I know, I want an orange. Ok, what else? (looking in the fridge) Maybe a boiled egg, that so... Read more
Spring Gardening
Monday, February 04, 2013      1 comments

This morning I spent 3 hours happily exercising as I prepared my garden for spring planting. Here in north central Florida we are safe to plant after March 15th, and as today was in the 60's it was a perfect day to turn over that soil, pull the... Read more
New Year - New Beginning
Saturday, February 02, 2013      4 comments

In February '08 I weighed 159' not healthy for my 5'1" frame. I joined Spark and began weighing, measuring and recording everything I ate. I also began running and, as a result, in September '09 I weighed a healthy 122 and felt great. Ahh but... Read more