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Three Years? Lots of Struggles and Victories!
Thursday, March 14, 2013      4 comments

So - Tuesday I will be on Spark for 3 years. In that time I have lost 30 pounds - and then gained most of them back - as I have continued to grieve my husband and then the loss of my father too. But there have been lots of victories, as ... Read more
First blog in a while!
Thursday, July 26, 2012      1 comments

So. It's really been a while since I posted a blog. But a lot has gone on. I have a few more Sparkfriends and I also have visits and Sparkmails occasionally from people sharing grief stories and grief journeys. It is so wonderful when people... Read more
Pfun and Pfabulous Challenge 3!
Thursday, September 29, 2011      1 comments

Wow. Pfive things I love about my body. 1. I did 2 Sprint Triathlons this summer! And this body met all the goals I had for those tris! 2. I have beautiful blue eyes and cute freckles. 3. My smile is pfabulous! Gorgeous gleami... Read more
Triathlon Number 2!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      1 comments

Who would have thought? Sunday I do another Sprint Triathlon. Seriously! Me. I could't run 30 straight seconds 2 years ago. Yet I am going to swim half a mile, cycle 12 miles and run a 5 K all in a row this Sunday. And I have trained s... Read more
Can a Triathlon be a tribute?!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      0 comments

So the journey continues... When I joined Sparkpeople in March of 2010 I was down about 28 pounds from my high. That includes baby weight lost and the weight I lost (and then some was regained) due to despair and grief and anxiety when my h... Read more
Why are some women so unsupportive to other women?!
Saturday, August 06, 2011      8 comments

So my first triathlon is this weekend. And the weather isn't going to be great. Rain. And the surf is going to be high. But I'm ready. And I'm proud of myself for how far I've come. And I had such a victory this week! I easily slid into size 8... Read more
What was I thinking?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      0 comments

I am offically overwhelmed! What was I thinking? I am registered for 3 races in the next 3 weeks. A run and swim Saturday (and both my girls are doing this one too - isn't that great?!), and a run the following Sunday, and then my very fr... Read more
Trying to move day at a time
Thursday, June 23, 2011      0 comments

So my kids have finished their fourth school year since their daddy died. My grand goal in life right now is to have them be happy and healthy. And to be present for as much of those happy, healthy lives as I can. So I am incredibly please... Read more
Father's Day without any Dads...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      1 comments

Well - we made it through Father's Day number 4 without my husband and number 2 without my Dad. And yet, what a weekend! My little one (9) finally mastered her 2 wheeler. Funny she finally got it on this weekend. But then - her daddy was ... Read more
What a Difference a Year Makes
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      2 comments

emoticon This is an old story. From last summer. But it took me more than a year to make a spark page and ... Read more
Let Me Introduce You to Me!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      1 comments

I have always struggled with my weight. From a very young age. I have always been chubby. Chunnky. Curvy. I met and married a wonderful man who loved my body. He was an athlete - had run marathons, done triathlons, and was an amazing s... Read more