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I've fallen and I can't get up!
Thursday, March 24, 2016      6 comments

Wow. Didn't think my slide would last this long. Back to constant snacking, eating junk food and skimping on work outs. Wish I had a "life alert" button that would send Bob Harper or some other great trainer to my door...put me on The Wake-Up... Read more
the Mouse work out
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      2 comments

So I've been saying I was going to do some major house cleaning for the last 2 weeks. I could see me burning some calories vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning windows.... But I've always got an excuse. The weather is mild. Why not work outsi... Read more
one point down!
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      3 comments

So I was faltering on my diet of low sugar/hi fiber. A week in and I started to have gut cramps after some meals. And I was feeling yucky mid-morning. I started to covet my husbands snack drawer of chips and candy. To top it off, my sister se... Read more
where do you rank?
Sunday, February 28, 2016      3 comments

Ooh, challenge! I am on the Spark team for my state (North Carolina). I didn't know we get ranked on our fitness minutes. So I scrolled, and scrolled to find my ranking(118). Next thing I know, I'm getting out the calculator to figure out ho... Read more
break it down
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      4 comments

I was looking at my long term goal of losing 28 lbs by Sept. and had to realize that it had no "teeth". It feels like a vague wish that isn't really important to me. I DO care about being in the obese range on the BMI scale. So (light bulb mo... Read more
yay for birthdays
Sunday, February 14, 2016      0 comments

What a great way to start my new year. Had a day that included adorable dogs, fitness challenge, hula hoop, and the"wobble" dance and a excellent salad bar we made at home. Oh and there was chocolate. Birthday nirvana.... Read more
can't always go your way...
Monday, February 08, 2016      0 comments

It started Friday. missed the strength straining part of my work out. realized i was coming down with a cold. price of prescription went up. woman cursed at me several times at the grocery store. Saturday: Super Bowl prep led to failed batc... Read more
when your plan is under attack
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      2 comments

So what to do when my husband suggests I do what he is doing to lose weight. (His basketball belly is now more of a soccer ball belly.) What does that mean? Does he think I'm not trying hard enough? Should I give up on my plan? I felt a bit... Read more
count down to 54th birthday!
Sunday, January 31, 2016      3 comments

My birthday is in 13 days. I'm looking for a challenge. something physical or something fun or something nurturing...maybe all three, right? Time to brainstorm!... Read more
funny how things work out
Friday, January 29, 2016      0 comments

So I did my homework and pulled up the restaurant menu before we went out to dinner. My husband and I have a pact that we are passing on dessert every day until the Super Bowl. Things lookin' good...well, the service wasn't that good and the f... Read more
small changes=big rewards
Thursday, January 28, 2016      3 comments

Finishing strong on this first month of 2016! 3 new habits: stop noshing in the evening; fill myself up with 64oz of water every day; eat fruit with breakfast. Feeling successful!... Read more
aaack! evil triggers.
Thursday, January 21, 2016      5 comments

So, definitely should have avoided the grocery store yesterday. My husband asked me to buy some potato chips for him. fine. didn't count on the fibe I get from other shoppers when a snow event is coming. came home with popcorn, choc. covered... Read more
small changes=big rewards
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      1 comments

started a journal with the purpose of finding patterns in my day. is there a certain time of day when my willpower goes awol? am I getting enough sleep? do i have specific times of the day when i'm at my best? how long does it actually take ... Read more
small changes
Monday, January 18, 2016      0 comments

while I still have to distract myself from my obsession with all things sugary, I am in control of the coffee creamer demon! Have to admit I dove into some mini donuts that my daughter brought into the house but I won't use that as an excuse t... Read more
sparkfriend response
Friday, January 15, 2016      3 comments

Thanks for the support regarding my efforts to put sugar in its place. After realizing that I ate 1/2 cup of sugar yesterday from food and coffee creamer, I now have a clearer picture of my "sugar babies". My husband even joined me in counting... Read more

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