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Christmas Cookie Weight is Gone!
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      3 comments

169.2 lbs!!! I'm in the 160s now!! You would think I'd be jumping around hooting and hollering. The bad news: the reason I know my accurate weight is because I went to the doctor yesterday. I'm so congested and coughing a lot. Both hub... Read more
Cinnamon Toast
Thursday, February 24, 2011      8 comments

This week is going pretty well. I worked Friday through Sunday, and it was insanely busy. It really wore me out, especially since I did the single mom thing last week. Hubby went to Atlanta for a business conference. Monday was a recovery da... Read more
Sunny Thursday!
Thursday, February 17, 2011      6 comments

I am so glad we've gotten a break from winter. Last year was brutal, with no melt until the end of Spring. I've gotten outside for walks and jogs every day this week! Today, I walked with my five year-old twins in their stroller. Holy cow! T... Read more
Some non-health goals met!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      8 comments

Last year, I set the goal of finally transferring my pharmacy license to Iowa. We've only lived here for over eleven years now. It seemed like something I should do. I could get a job at the local hospital and stop commuting to the big city. ... Read more
Butternut squash, and Coffee Brewers
Thursday, February 10, 2011      6 comments

I've had an interesting week in the kitchen, so I thought I'd post about that. On Monday, I decided to make my Harvest Port stew. My husband smoked a pork tenderloin on Sunday, and that makes such a flavorful stew with butternut squash, onions... Read more
Tomorrow is my one year Sparkversary!
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

Kind of funny that I picked Groundhog day to start SparkPeople last year. Like everyone else, it's been a year of ups and downs. I'm so glad I found this site and all the wonderful people who use it. I know I've made progress. I'm down about... Read more
January in Iowa-And I went for a Jog!!!
Friday, January 28, 2011      4 comments

What a gorgeous day here in Western Iowa! The predicted high is 42 and the sun is shining bright. I did something today I have never done before. I went for a winter jog. One of my older kids was home with a cold, so I had him babysit the tw... Read more
Kid's say the darndest things...
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      5 comments

My oldest son, 14 years old, last week said the funniest thing. We were shopping at Costco, in the canned tuna and chicken isle. He said, "Look mom, Albuquerque Tuna." I replied, "Look again, it's albacore tuna." Maybe we need to get him... Read more
Hit a Valley last week
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      5 comments

Last week was pretty frustrating to say the least. I was only able to get one workout in, and that was on Monday. Tuesday I went to the doctor. The scale there was a cheap floor scale, not what I'm used to at the doctor's office. I expected ... Read more
Sledding is listed as an exercise option!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      8 comments

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is go sledding. Well, with six plus inches of new snow on the ground, and decent temps yesterday, we did it. I usually drive the couple blocks to the school so we don't have to walk back up the hil... Read more
Wow! A New Year!
Thursday, January 06, 2011      9 comments

I can't believe how fast time passes. I started on Spark People almost a year ago. Last year had both ups and downs, but through it all, I am down at least 25 lbs from where I started. I don't weight myself often, and only at the doctor's off... Read more
Happy Sunny Thursday!
Thursday, December 09, 2010      5 comments

emoticon I was slow getting going today. This lack of sunlight gets me down. I finally did get up and got mov... Read more
Happy Sunny Monday!
Monday, December 06, 2010      4 comments

Well, I'm finally feeling better! My sinuses are still a little plugged, but I'm much more myself today. I managed to get in two workout sessions last week, before taking the rest of the week off to recover from whatever virus attacked me. Ea... Read more
Getting Back on Track...Again
Sunday, November 28, 2010      3 comments

Computer problems and busy life have gotten in the way of my Sparking. I've decided, that's going to stop. I may not be able to do all I want on SparkPeople, but I can still do most of it, even on the slower iPad. Thanksgiving week was very b... Read more
Making time to spark, a little
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      2 comments

I have to do spark people from the iPad, which is slow compared to our computer. Hubby will eventually get me set up on my own system, so I won't be at the mercy of the viruses the kids keep infecting our computer with. I'm waiting until a... Read more

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