I would like all of that food with a supersize of fries - please
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      37 comments

Finding out why I was overweight has been like the proverbial onion. Layers and layers of reasons and excuses. So many facets to be examined and explored. I thought that I had worked to a basic understanding of the major points. First - I ate cr... Read more
I am normal in my own weird "twin" way
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      31 comments

Several people have commented that this is a sad blog. I don't think of it that way - I think it is me telling you a little bit more about myself. Each of us is unique and has our quirks. This certainly explains some of mine. I was a late ... Read more
The Yonder Mountains.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      25 comments

I need to start blogging again. It used to come so naturally but I have definitely had writer's block lately. The idea that writing accesses a different part of the brain used to happen to me because I was surprised when I used to write - I wou... Read more
My first stolen blog - questions and answers about me
Monday, May 31, 2010      28 comments

I stole this from Kasey (KASEYCOFF). I found that I really did get to know her better when she does these. It is surprising how our perception of someone through spark can be altered or confirmed by these questions. Like who would have pegged m... Read more
I stink at goal setting but I have a few
Friday, May 28, 2010      18 comments

I stink at goal setting. I will spend time on thinking up goals and write them down on here and promise accountability. Things like cutting down on salt, trying a new DVD, researching new light recipes or bike this many miles or ST this many day... Read more
Monday, May 17, 2010      24 comments

My daughter, Lizz, graduated from Providence College yesterday. I was strong and only teared up when they played that graduation music and they processed in. Other than that it was a day of picking Lizz and her friends out of the crowd and wavin... Read more
I am struck mute and Spark said get over yourself.
Friday, May 14, 2010      32 comments

Addendum - this blog is really about my frustration with anxiety taking away my voice. My response is to hide away when I get too stressed and I appreciate that spark is giving me a reason to work through it and stay involved. It is also about m... Read more
Saturday, May 08, 2010      19 comments

I do best when my life is calm and consistent. I am sure that holds true for most people so I really admire those on Spark who are living healthy lifestyles with young children, full-time jobs etc. Those things make planning more difficult and e... Read more
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      2 comments

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Trying on a old favorite - pasta
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      19 comments

Back in the good ole days when we were first married we were introduced to a wonderful Italian pasta dish that we call "Penne" or Spicy Penne. It is our take on Penne Arrabiata - which means angry pasta because it is so hot. You make it by sauté... Read more
Ramblings about perfection, dancing and raising children to not be like you
Thursday, April 15, 2010      29 comments

I was so frustrated at dance class last night - and it was my second attempt at a dance class. I really want to enjoy cardio that does not involve the words treadmill or elliptical so I am trying different classes. So last night was Kukuwa - an ... Read more
Oprah - Woman who lost 100 pounds and Regained it
Saturday, April 10, 2010      23 comments
gained-100-Pounds-Video I am fascinated and terrified by this video. Several of her points really strike home. She states she feels worse going back and looking at the 2002 vid... Read more
Spark is like a marriage - a commitment until death do us part.
Friday, April 09, 2010      15 comments

I wrote this in response to someone who was having a emotional detachment with Spark - going through the motions but not feeling it. See JOHNTJ1 You have touched an emotional chord with me also. I have reached a plateau in my spar... Read more
The Power of Conviction
Thursday, April 08, 2010      3 comments

I blogged a week ago about my April goals. It turned into a treatise about overeating. After that I was stuck - do I continue with my overeating theme or my April goals theme. In my so typical fashion when it comes to decision making I become s... Read more
What I learned in March and What I plan to do About it in April
Friday, April 02, 2010      21 comments

I do not want to focus just on weight loss for the month of March - I met my goal and I feel good about that. I really want my journey on Spark to be more about health and learning to be active in my life again - not just physically but mental... Read more

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