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The Last 10 Days - Part II
Thursday, August 29, 2013      7 comments

For those of you who have gotten to know me through SP, you will quickly learn that I'm a country girl with big city ambitions. Basically saying, you can move me anywhere in the world and far away from the country, but I'll always be that small... Read more
The Last 10 Days - Part I
Thursday, August 29, 2013      6 comments

This blog will be split up into two separate blogs. My husband arrived on August 18th from Afghanistan and by August 20th we were arriving in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On August 19th, we drove 12 hours from our town of Vicenza, Italy up to Kaiser... Read more
Whirlwind of a Trip
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      8 comments

I'm back! We pulled into our driveway last night after a grueling week of international travel. In total, we were gone eight days and flew on six different planes with a total of 33 hours in layovers (that's a long story). Needless to say, we... Read more
Rediscovering ME, MYSELF and I
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      10 comments

Exactly two months ago, I joined SP with a half-hearted pledge to work on my weight. I will admit, at first, finding the balance between diet, exercise, couch potato and food addict was challenging. What most people do not know about me is tha... Read more
Whoa Nelly...Slow Down!
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      11 comments

I previously blogged about my husband's grandmother, Thelma, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Over the past few days, I have tried to stay in contact with my husband's family back in Arkansas to keep abreast of the situation. L... Read more
Social Media = Socially Immune
Friday, August 02, 2013      6 comments

I would consider myself an internet junkie. I didn't own my first computer until I was a Sophomore in college, some 14 years ago. At that point in time, computers were outrageously expensive and I had access to computers in High School and col... Read more
"Selfish" Sundays
Sunday, July 28, 2013      4 comments

Sundays are my rest days. I call them "Selfish" Sundays for a reason. It's the one day of the week, where I do what I WANT to do and not because I need or have to do it. This includes sleeping in late, lounging around on the couch, watching s... Read more
Turning Negatives Into Positives.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      3 comments

Happy HUMPday, my "Sparky" friends. We're inching our way closer to the weekend...woohoo. Oh, if only every day were a weekend! This week marks a year since some major revelations occurred in my life. The past twelve months have been a... Read more
What a Week!
Sunday, July 21, 2013      6 comments

It seems like this week has flown by and I'm happy to report another three pounds lost. Go me! This week was an uphill battle with all sorts of mishaps, such as: fainting and getting injured, air conditioner going out and government furloughs.... Read more
Thirty Days!
Sunday, July 14, 2013      2 comments

I started Sparkpeople on June 14th, not sure how well I would be willing to stick to the lifestyle changes needed in order for me to lose weight. The more I became familiar with Sparkpeople, the more I realized the was exactly the tool I needed... Read more
Diet and Calories
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      2 comments

Over the course of the past week, I have noticed that my appetite has greatly decreased. At first, I thought I had some sort of stomach bug and that I just wasn't that hungry. Now, a little over seven days later and I'm still not that hungry. ... Read more
Sixteen Days Down
Sunday, June 30, 2013      6 comments

I've been on this weight loss journey for sixteen days now and I have to honestly say, I feel pretty damn good. I've been tracking my calories and fitness each day and remembering to drink a minimum of 64oz of water. I weigh myself each Sunday... Read more
The Journey Begins
Thursday, June 27, 2013      4 comments

I have always had a weight problem. My grade school pictures are proof enough that from a very early age, this extra padding followed me around like a long lost puppy. Many people would tell me when I was younger, "you'll lose the weight after... Read more