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30-Day "Back on Track Nutrition Challenge" Starts Today!
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      6 comments

I created this nutrition challenge to help keep myself accountable - I've been doing great with exercise but just can't seem to stay motivated to eat right! I'd love to have you join me. Just go to the link to sign up. https://www.... Read more
2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      4 comments

Hey, everyone! This invitation is for you! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by par... Read more
When I count my blessings, Spark People is near the top :)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      19 comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you here at SP! If you're not American and celebrating tomorrow, take a moment anyway and give thanks with us and maybe have a slice of pie in our honor. :) For all of the wonderful folks who created this site and ... Read more
Fall Foliage - Pics from my morning walk
Sunday, October 28, 2012      29 comments

These were taken earlier this month here in upstate NY. Many of the leaves have fallen now and in another week the trees will be mostly bare. This is one of the reasons autumn is my favorite season. I'm blessed to live where I have such a ni... Read more
2-years at SP, update on my daughter, and more...
Sunday, October 21, 2012      14 comments

Today marks 2 years here at Spark People for me, and even better, a total loss of 71 lbs. When I started here, I weighed 230 lbs and was morbidly obese, was pre-diabetic, had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and felt tired and miserable m... Read more
County Fair Ribbons! :)
Thursday, August 23, 2012      13 comments

For those of you who were interested in the results of my county fair entries that were pictured in my previous blog (
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County Fair Entries (pics)
Sunday, July 29, 2012      17 comments

As some of you know, I'm an avid (obssessive may be a better word, lol) crocheter and have been working since January on items to enter in our county fair. Several friends have asked for pictures, so here they are. Each item gets entered in a ... Read more
Some thoughts on the Never Quit Pledge
Friday, April 27, 2012      13 comments

For the past few days, the Never Quit pledge has been making the rounds of blogs and I've seen it posted by several of my SP friends. Reading it brought to mind a few things I've learned in the past 18 months or so. First of all, there i... Read more
Recipe For A Happy New Year
Thursday, December 29, 2011      19 comments

Recipe For A Happy New Year (author unknown) Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hat... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 21, 2011      6 comments

We give thanks to God not because of how we feel – but because of Who He is. ~ Ann Voskamp "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "T... Read more
Song - The Journey
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      13 comments

In memory of my sister, Linda, who was taken to be with the Lord yesterday.
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One Year and 53 lbs....
Friday, October 21, 2011      16 comments

Today marks my one-year anniversary here on SP and I’m thrilled that during that year I’ve gone from 230 lbs to 177! I feel healthier than I have in years. I’ve gotten my blood glucose reading under control without the aid of drugs (I was pre-... Read more
Is Failure An Option?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      12 comments

I've recently returned to being active here on SP after a summer of just popping in on ocassion due to a number of things - it started with computer problems and then life simply got way too busy, or so I thought at least. Being without a compu... Read more
FEF Week 11 - Non-Scale Victories
Friday, June 10, 2011      6 comments

"MAIN CHALLENGE: Most of us probably have a number of non scale victories, even if we aren’t to our goals yet. This week, reflect on those gains. Have you had health gains so far in your journey as a result of the changes you’ve made? Is your bl... Read more
FEF Challenge - Vacation Planning
Friday, May 27, 2011      6 comments

Our challenge for this week is to pick a city or area we plan to go to or would like to go to, and blog about two healthy times of food available there and one healthy activity. My husband and I plan to take our granddaughter with us for a few ... Read more

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