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Changes, they are a coming!
Thursday, July 28, 2011      8 comments

So sorry to all my SP friends that I have been MIA for so long but I just now, FINALLY, got a few minutes to get online and share my news... DH and I are relocating from central Ohio to Washington in mid-August. We are both THRILLED about the op... Read more
"Just Stay..." (Grab your kleenex now!)
Sunday, June 19, 2011      8 comments

I recently received an e-mail from a very dear friend of mine and the message was so strong that I wanted to share it with all of my SP friends. I am not sure who the author of the story is (I wish I did as I would like to give them credit and ... Read more
Come join the a Dandy Lion!
Saturday, June 18, 2011      4 comments

I have been on Spark People for a while now and have been a member of various teams throughout my time here and I truly have to say that one of the teams that I am a member of stands out among the rest. They have the most wonderful group of dedi... Read more
Challenge: Do it Just Because!
Sunday, May 29, 2011      8 comments

So I went out yesterday with my pup, button, and my hubby for a nice hike and to get a little geocaching done (for those of you who do not know what geocaching is, you can check it out at: - it's a total BLAST!). Thinking tha... Read more
I'm finished...
Sunday, May 15, 2011      6 comments

...with the 8-Week Diabetic Weight Loss Challenge that is! I'm in NO WAY done with my fight against diabetes or weight lose, and that's okay. I know that by doing things like taking this challenge and completing it and working diligently towards... Read more
What I learned today...
Saturday, May 14, 2011      5 comments

...the most important thing I learned...change TRULY IS possible! I know everyone tells me it is, I know that I believe it is...but today, seeing was truly believing! So this is what happened... I was slated to go to my first cookout of the... Read more
What a difference a mile can make!
Monday, May 09, 2011      4 comments

So, I started the "Spring into Shape" bootcamp challenge yesterday along with my personal commitment to devote 7 days a week to some sort of cardio fitness workout. After yesterday's scheduled weekly strength training session and my cardio worko... Read more
The GREAT Walt his own words, and a few of mine... ;-)
Friday, May 06, 2011      1 comments

I just came across this again (on a website) after having read it many years ago and it just really inspired me so I thought I would share it with all of my fellow Sparkers. ENJOY!!! "This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and th... Read more
Isn't it about time...
Thursday, April 21, 2011      5 comments

That I dance in the rain, unabandoned, as I did as a child? That I jump on a swing, throw my head back and laugh that deep belly laugh? That I climb to the top of the jungle gym and turn upside, dangling from my knees, just so I can see things ... Read more
Getting back on the "horse" is soooo much harder than falling off..
Monday, March 21, 2011      4 comments

Well, I am REALLY trying to get my butt back on track and get re-started on my Spark journey. With my severely increased back pain, high sugar levels and decreased energy levels this hill seems so much steeper even than last summer/fall. I reali... Read more
Two weeks gone by...
Monday, September 27, 2010      0 comments

Well, I was VERY faithful in not only tracking my nutrition for EVERYTHING these past two weeks but have also been VERY GOOD (compared to the 'old' me) about what I put into my body. I've done all of my strength training, gotten in TONS of cardi... Read more
A revelation...
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      2 comments

SO as I'm sitting in Applebee's treating myself to my (once) favorite dish, Fiesta-Lime Chicken, it dawns on me that this meal is not NEARLY as good as I remember it being. I have been concentrating so hard on eating healthy and staying away fro... Read more
Before Pictures
Sunday, September 19, 2010      3 comments

So today is the day that I will be taking my "before" pics. I'm so nervous b/c I am the photographer of the family (i.e. ALWAYS behind the lens) and totally HATE to be in front of the camera. I've decided, however, that I really want to have pic... Read more
Week one down...57 to go!
Saturday, September 18, 2010      0 comments

Well, I made it through the end of my first week of my new action plan/Spark diet regimen. I had a few downs but a whole lotta ups this week! I actively tracked my fitness/nutrition all 7 days (religiously!) and was able to meet (and in some cas... Read more
Stumbling stepping stones
Sunday, November 15, 2009      2 comments

"Next time you take a step back, don't let guilt pile it on top of your previous "stumbles." Just take two steps forward and you're still farther along than you were before. It doesn't matter how many walls you face. You only have to get the bet... Read more