Gathering My Tools
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      4 comments

I'm getting ready to leave on a 4 day trip. Our church has a conference twice a year and we have a tradition at our home that when our kids turn 12 we take them (dad the boys and me the girls) to this wonderful conference where we can be filled... Read more
Trying to Find My Way Back!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      4 comments

I began my Spark journey in November of '09. Not to be modest but...I was on FIRE! I sat down and set my goals, decided how I was going to achieve them and TOOK OFF! Well, life happened and I fell off track, headed down the wrong road and... Read more
Stomach Flu...A Jump Start For Weight Loss
Monday, December 13, 2010      5 comments

It's been almost a year since my last blog. Wow, I've sat here and read through a few of my last posts. Who was that person? Someone I wish did not go away, someone I wish had stuck it out and gotten stronger. Instead she disappeared, allowe... Read more
I AM Still Here...AND...New Year Tradition
Friday, January 01, 2010      18 comments

I've been MIA for over a week. I have not been logging. I have not been checking in with my spark friends. I have not been eating right on. BUT I have been doing my regular workouts. I have to admit I struggled. With Christmas break ... Read more
A Day Where Choices Will Determine Direction
Friday, December 18, 2009      12 comments

I'm having an AWFUL day! After getting to bed late I didn't wake up at 5a.m. to work out. I decided I could get it in once the older kids went to school...WRONG! This has been a day of non-stop craziness requiring me to do everything for eve... Read more
A GREAT Gift to Give is...
Thursday, December 17, 2009      8 comments

...The gift of LIFE! Our church was doing a blood drive today. I was thrilled to see it on the schedule. It's been a LOOOONG time since I've donated blood. I always seem to be pregnant or nursing when the opportunity came around. I was ... Read more
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      17 comments

...To TWO-Ville! I'm ecstatic! Today I weighed 298.8. I'm hoping to steadily go down for the next two weeks before TOM arrives so I'll be far enough away from the 3's that I will NEVER see that as my starting number again!!! My pedometer... Read more
I CAN Look At Myself!
Sunday, December 13, 2009      22 comments

For years I haven't liked what I've seen in the mirror. The person looking back at me has NOT been who I feel I am inside. When I walk by a mirror I never look. When I brush my teeth I stare down at the sink. I didn't put make-up on to avoid... Read more
One Month at Curves and The Results!
Friday, December 11, 2009      15 comments

So I joined Curves on November 11th. At the initial visit they weigh and measure you and then do so every month after that. My weigh-in days for Curves will always be the 11th of each month (unless it falls on a Sunday). I have been looki... Read more
Just Checking In
Thursday, December 10, 2009      5 comments

I did get my 10,000 steps in yesterday!!! Actually 11,760. While my daughter was in her appointment I walked around the block over and over again. It was dark and cold but it felt WONDERFUL! Several women at CURVES were talking about the... Read more
BIGGEST LOSER and My Pedometer
Wednesday, December 09, 2009      14 comments

I couldn't WAIT for last night's finale of The Biggest Loser. It's one of my favorite shows! I love watching them work hard and seeing what they are able to accomplish. I love their Ah- Ha moments, it helps me to push forward! I hurrie... Read more
Thank Goodness My Bucket Was FULL...
Monday, December 07, 2009      7 comments

...As I started this week because it's now almost half empty!!! It all started last night. I went upstairs to have a discussion with one of my teenage sons about his weekend ( and some poor choices). What I thought would be a small 5 min... Read more
Rejuvenated For A New Week
Monday, December 07, 2009      6 comments

I'm ready for tomorrow. I'm ready to weigh in on Tuesday (and Wednesday for my BL challenge). I'm ready to feel the difference in my body, the happiness in my soul and the looseness of my clothes. This weekend has been perfect! Yesterday... Read more
Nice, OBESE, Clear Voice
Friday, December 04, 2009      6 comments

So I went for a CT Scan today as follow up from an appointment I had a few weeks ago at the ENT. As I sat in the exam room the doctor pulled up my file online. He had to leave the room at one point so I took a glance. The description he had p... Read more
So Close I Can TASTE It!!!
Thursday, December 03, 2009      6 comments

Tuesday was my official weekly weigh-in day but I do have to admit I usually weigh myself daily. On Tuesday my scale showed an official loss of 4.8lbs!!! I was excited to get that kind of result with the past week being Thanksgiving and TOM ar... Read more

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