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I Can Do ANYTHING for a Day!
Saturday, October 30, 2010      17 comments

My journey is not only about making lifestyle's also about the QUALITY of my life! The ability to make choices is my power...& gives me control! I figure I can do ANYTHING for a day! So, just for today, I choose to... Be HAP... Read more
A BIG Thank You & Progress Reports & Updates!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      21 comments

Hello Everyone! emoticon Wow! I just realized it's been a while since I've blogged! Time does have a way o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 20 Little Secrets to Losing 20 Pounds in 2 Months!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      262 comments

As of today, I've officially lost 21.8 lbs! I've been asked by several members to share how I did it. Well, let me begin by saying that there is NO magic to losing the weight. It takes perseverance & determination on anyone's part to be succe... Read more
Be Part of the Solution!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      23 comments

One of my most favorite sayings is: "If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem!" I decided to share MY interpretation of this saying as it applies to the lifestyle changes I'm currently undertaking: 1. I'm respon... Read more
I don't want to end up like my Mother!
Thursday, October 14, 2010      42 comments

I'm sorry, but I don't! Don't get me wrong, I loved my mother. She was a remarkable woman who raised 5 children. I was the oldest & since I became a nurse, I was the one that looked after her in those last few years of her life. She had a mu... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 2 Month Sparkversary!
Monday, October 11, 2010      51 comments

I've been on SparkPeople for 2 months now...& my world will NEVER be the same! AS OF TODAY... 1. I've lost 21.6 lbs!!! (unofficial 'til weigh in day!) 2. I've lost TWO pant sizes (Wooohoooo!!! :-) 3. I walk for an h... Read more
STOP making excuses & START moving!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      16 comments

Well, it's raining today. So, I have an excuse not to exercise...NOT! Excuses I've heard most recently for NOT exercising: 1. I can't get outdoors to walk/run. 2. My (__fill in the blank__) hurts. 3. I don't feel like it today.... Read more
Monday, October 04, 2010      16 comments

I started wearing a pedometer a few weeks ago, with a goal of completing 10,000 steps per day. My thinking was..."Hey, I can do this!" I can put one foot in front of another... & keep doing it until I reach my daily goal! ... Read more
Fifty one days ago...
Thursday, September 30, 2010      26 comments

As the month of September draws to a close & the fall season is fast approaching, it seems only natural to reflect on my life style changes to date. I started SparkPeople on 8/11/10. That was 51 days ago. On 8/11/10, I weighed... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts THE "CAN DO" SPIRIT!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      106 comments

So often I've heard: "I can't do it because...(fill in the blank)". What does that mean exactly? "I can't..." can (kan) means: (1) have power to; be able; (2) to be able mentally or spiritually; (3) know(s) how to (4) am, are, or is like... Read more
It's MY way!
Friday, September 24, 2010      14 comments

My husband & I took a long walk today through the Metroparks. We began talking about my recent weight loss efforts & in conversation, he says to me: "Hon, you can never just do something half-way, can you?" And I thought about it a moment & s... Read more
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      11 comments

I stepped on the emoticon this AM & it read 204.6 lbs! So, I'm down 2.6 lbs! This will be me by next summ... Read more
I've exceeded 16,000 steps today!
Monday, September 20, 2010      16 comments

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Top Ten Signs You're a SP Member!
Sunday, September 19, 2010      21 comments

TOP TEN SIGNS YOU'RE A SPARKPEOPLE MEMBER! 1. You can't WAIT to log on & spin the wheel! 2. You sign off & immediately sign back on to use the trackers! 3. You become ELATED when you get 3 trivia questions right in a row!... Read more
Began use of Pedometer!
Saturday, September 18, 2010      10 comments

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