LAUREL220's Blogs

Trying to be patient
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      6 comments

It is so hard to be patient. I know that the choices I have been making will slowly and surely add up into weight loss. I just wish I could step on the scale and have lost 10 pounds and already feel "successful." But I know I am already succe... Read more
Cautiously optimistic, but I am buying the self-love at least!
Monday, June 13, 2011      4 comments

Ok, so I have struggled for many years with my weight. I am sure the bulk of it is psychological. I love to read, and so I am currently reading "Just 10 Pounds" by Brad Lamm. Although I "know" that I should love myself, and I *do* love myself... Read more
Nothing too exciting to report
Friday, April 01, 2011      1 comments

It's been way too long since I posted a blog, so hello to you all! Happy April Fools Day! One guy at work here forgot to lock his keyboard and someone sent out a message saying he had chocolate chip cookies at his desk. Well, where I work, wh... Read more
The need to feel heard at work
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      3 comments

Today isn't a bad day, but it's not a good day either. I need to say some things "out loud," but I don't know who I want to say them to. So, time for a blog. I feel like people aren't "hearing me" recently. It's mostly at work. I'm almo... Read more
I will never understand my cat.
Sunday, December 12, 2010      7 comments

It has been a while since I got on my elliptical. I was surprised at how bearable and almost enjoyable it was. I of course grabbed my MP3 player and put on my workout playlist. My cat Kirby likes to sit in front of the machine where the leg "... Read more
Happy today
Saturday, December 11, 2010      3 comments

I just wanted to say that I am happy today, and feeling proud of myself for making some good (well, better at least) choices lately! I also have a goal to lose a pound by Friday, December 17. So, I need to hit 213 on my scale (same time daily,... Read more
Grief at the holidays, cliche? And just another pouring out of thoughts.
Monday, December 06, 2010      8 comments

Here I am, over a year and a half after the death of my brother Steven and I am at Christmas season #2 without him. If I recall correctly, last year it was still so fresh (9 months of him gone) that nothing about the holidays, in specific, real... Read more
my brother's grave...amazing true story
Monday, November 22, 2010      3 comments

Story...last year on my deceased brother's birthday (August 27, 2009), not quite six months after his passing (March 13, 2009), a few of my aunts traveled to be with my mom on his birthday. My mom likes to let balloons fly at the place where he ... Read more
10,000 Spark Points
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      7 comments

I am SUPER proud to announce that I have reached 10,000 Spark Points! I am so happy to have all my friends and support on SP here, through the good times and bad you all have been there for me. I know this is short, but I am still here... Read more
Teensy weensy tiny baby steps, need your ideas and input
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      15 comments

I am feeling overwhelmed and unable to commit to anything on a large scale. But I'm not uncommitted. I'm not unmotivated. I can't explain it, I don't even truly understand it. But for me, I KNOW it is about baby steps turning into good h... Read more
Saturday, August 01, 2009      4 comments

This week on vacation so far has been pretty good. I left my purse at my parents' house, oops. But that didn't stop me. Gotta love using my husband's debit card. I found out that half of my team is out at work. Me (I requested it first), Ki... Read more
A monarch, three deer, and a buck
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      6 comments

One dolla, one dolla...oops, I mean a buck. Johanna and I went on a little nature walk this evening and saw a buck, three deer, and a monarch butterfly! How cool is that!! Once I figure out how to put mobile pictures on my blog, I am going to... Read more
Good morning from Hamlin Lake, Michigan!
Sunday, July 26, 2009      5 comments

Good morning from vacation. Yesterday we drove for 8 hours, and the trip was just over 9 hours with food and restroom stops. We drove in a caravan of two Iowa vehicles, the Suburban with Goldenrod the boat attached and my Avalon. Dad almost g... Read more
A big smile for Friday...what I SHOULD have done for my wedding...
Friday, July 24, 2009      6 comments

Ok, I may be the LAST to know about this video (we heard it playing on our floor this morning), but you HAVE to take 5 minutes out of your day and watch this. It will make you smile!!!!!
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Reflections on yesterday's eating
Thursday, July 23, 2009      5 comments

Ok, so I am trying to clean it up with my eating. I got a little off-track. Not as bad as I used to be, but NOT good, not good by any means. I need to confess my recent weaknesses. NOTE: DO NOT BUY THESE FOOD ITEMS FOR YOUR HOUSE OR YOU WILL... Read more

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