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Sunday, January 16, 2011      4 comments

Today was a quiet day and after Church we stayed home. Food has been ok and I actually used the treadmill! I honestly don't know why I have such a hard time exercising since I enjoy it so much when I do it. Part of the problem may be I tend ... Read more
Today's Goals
Friday, January 14, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday did much better eating. It seems when I take care of the carbs, the calories tend to look after themselves. I want to make today another low carb day and stay in calorie range. I did not do a WATP this morning as I need to run up a... Read more
Back to basics
Thursday, January 13, 2011      4 comments

My eating and exercise have not been good lately. I need to get back to the basics and watch out for carbs. At this point I think carb counting is more important than calories! I got up at 7 to exercise. It is 7:30 and I need to get up ther... Read more
First quiet day at home after the holidays.
Thursday, January 06, 2011      5 comments

I'm spending my first quiet day at home since the kids came on Dec 22nd! Christmas was hectic, we started breakfast, then woke up the two kids at home to open presents and eat, then start dinner and pack up and start loading car & truck (ski ge... Read more
Change in Outlook Needed
Saturday, October 02, 2010      9 comments

Yesterday dh and I went to the bank and I realized that I need to change my outlook. Although I truly love admin work and want to work, for now we are classed as retired - we're that old. I have been so worried about a lot of things. Health,... Read more
Thank you Spark friends
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      7 comments

A big thank you to all my Spark friends for all the support I receive. It is much appreciated. Even though my progress is slow (and often non-existent) I could never give up with such a wonderful supportive group behind me all the way. Life h... Read more
Sat Aug 7
Saturday, August 07, 2010      4 comments

Today we are going to a friends for dinner, so I will have to really watch myself. I am bringing dessert which will probably be a chocolate cake with coffee icing and toasted almonds. Something dh loves, but I don't make unless we are going so... Read more
Wed July 28
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      5 comments

I love mornings. Every morning is a fresh start. When I wake up I feel full of energy and determination. By the end of the day, the energy is pretty much gone, but the determination remains. I have been fairly good about tracking my food an... Read more
A 2 lb gain
Friday, July 16, 2010      12 comments

I am getting a little discouraged. Yesterday, I did not do my WATP, but I ate just under 1,000 calories. It was low carb, I felt full and satisfied. When I weighed myself this morning I was up 2 pounds. This does not seem fair. I know that... Read more
A New Commitment to Tracking Food - or kick me if I don't!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      8 comments

Now that I have a contract which allows me to work from home, I have no excuse to not track my food. When I first joined Sparks I was a home-schooling mom with only one child still at home. Her studies were all via internet and I had loads of ... Read more
Another abandoned kitten
Saturday, July 10, 2010      7 comments

Last night as I was driving into town I found another kitten someone abandoned on our lonely country road. How can people do this? We already have 2 cats and this is a kitten my dh estimates at a starving 10 wks old. It just walked out in fro... Read more
The Buddy System
Saturday, July 10, 2010      4 comments

Well, my dd and I have come up with a new plan to make us accountable to each other. We are going to take our pics each month and see our progress. This is the first time I have done something like this. I am always horrified by any photo of ... Read more
Monday Walk with Handweights
Monday, June 21, 2010      2 comments

Today I did the 3 mile walk away with hand weights and boy did my arms feel it. I am really surprised because I didn't think that I was in that bad a shape....well I am and now I have to deal with it. I think that my reluctance to do strength... Read more
Father's Day
Sunday, June 20, 2010      2 comments

Today is a funny kind of Father's Day since the kids are all away and we are too broke to do anything special for dh. The important thing is we love him and appreciate him. I have most of my menu planned for the next two weeks which means I w... Read more
Thank you Rena for sharing your positive attitude.
Friday, June 11, 2010      4 comments

Today I read a blog by my dear Spark friend Rena that really spoke to me. Rena is a beautiful, strong woman who has always inspired me. Today she spoke about using the time of unemployment to get extra strong and healthy in order to come acros... Read more

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