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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Six Months Sparkversary *Pics Included*
Thursday, January 06, 2011      172 comments

Today it has been six months since I joined SparkPeople. I couldn't be more happy with the results. I started out weighing in at 265 lbs. I had two major setbacks. One in September, and one in December when my ulcerative colitis caused my heal... Read more
Small Business Saturday - 12 Great Reasons to Shop Locally
Saturday, November 27, 2010      6 comments

Today is Small Business Saturday. As opposed to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday urges you to visit local merchants and do some of your shopping there. I intend to at least attempt to do all of my shopping for Christmas with small busines... Read more
Thanksgiving... Do you have a plan?
Monday, November 22, 2010      6 comments

Well, do you have a plan? Some of us on spark will abandon our meal plans, and reward our hard work with a free pass at the Thanksgiving table. I know that was certainly my plan. Reckless abandon! I'll sort it all out next week! Bring on the g... Read more
Thursday, November 18, 2010      8 comments

So yesterday, this very nice lifeguard at the YMCA pool invited me to come to her deep water gym class. Since I really like her, I said sure. Needed some fitness minutes anyway. Have you ever watched water aerobics? I have. There are only two... Read more
And One More Thing...
Thursday, October 28, 2010      4 comments

If you haven't read my previous blog, this won't make sense, so go back and read "What Were We Thinking" For those who did read it, the people who publish Marie Claire, also publish the following magazines: Answerology Cosmopolitan ... Read more
What Are We Thinking? RE: Marie Claire Blog
Thursday, October 28, 2010      4 comments

Moments ago, I read a blog entitled: Getting the "Fatties" A Room.... Why I Will Never Buy Another Marie Claire, involving a sickening blog about "fatties" written by one of Marie Claire's free lance writers. She basically didn't want to see "f... Read more
Friday, October 01, 2010      10 comments

I don't know what is WRONG with me! I just CANNOT get back in the swing of things. I once watched a little boy trying to get into his big brother's pick up truck. It was a small truck, but it had been jacked up and had big tires on it. He wa... Read more
A Message to My Friends... Progress Pictures Included!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      11 comments

My good friends.... Thank you so much for continuing to write on my wall and send me encouragement, even though I have been scarce. It has meant so much to me. I have been pretty darn sick for the last few weeks. Not hospitalized as ... Read more
People Are So Lazy! Or Are They?
Monday, August 30, 2010      7 comments

Saturday, my husband accompanied me on a trip to the grocery store. This is a rare occurence. He never does the weekly shopping with me. Add that to the fact that when he goes in a grocery store, it's for one item, he finds it and leaves. He ... Read more
Children And Food.... A Comedy
Thursday, August 26, 2010      10 comments

I have always been picky about what my children eat. After all, when you work nine months to create something, you want to keep it nice. ;-) As my knowledge about healthy eating has grown over the years, so has the stringency that I have place... Read more
I Didn't Fall Off The Wagon, I JUMPED!
Friday, August 20, 2010      15 comments

Ugh! A junk food hangover is an ugly thing. And that's what I've got. My belly hurts, I'm tired and I feel blah in general. Yesterday was my 42nd birthday. I woke up with good intentions. I had an ounce of grilled chicken, toast, cheese,... Read more
The Irony of Weight Loss
Monday, August 16, 2010      16 comments

To twist the words of Forrest Gump, "Weight Loss is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Okay. So joined Sparkpeople and I lost some weight... Great! But where did it leave from? Lost weight where? If I had ... Read more
Help! I Need A New 'Do!
Sunday, August 15, 2010      11 comments

I'm looking for a new hairstyle for the healthy slender body I'm working on! Please tell me what you think... 1. 2. ... Read more
Things That Make Me Happy On SPARKPeople!
Thursday, August 12, 2010      10 comments

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Losing Speed....
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      10 comments

Okay! I admit it! I want to be thin because of how I'll look! I KNOW I have to do it for my health. I KNOW I'm saving my own life! BUT I DON'T CARE! If I have to lose weight to save my miserable hide, then why can't I at least have the ben... Read more

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