Hope for a New Beginning
Monday, February 27, 2012      2 comments

Oh, where to start! Its been so long! A lot of things have happened in my life within the past few months that have set back my goals. The irony is that I actually met one of them without even trying. With working retail, the holiday seas... Read more
Running On All Four Cylinders Again...Thanks to Uncle Vick!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      2 comments

Well after a year of creams, vinegar, lotions, and a short but sweet prescription, I found a fascinating relief for my athlete's foot! I was surfing around WebMD (one of my go-tos) and a guy had commented on using Vick's VapoRub. I believe he s... Read more
Slap in the Face and Punch in the Gut
Friday, November 04, 2011      4 comments

So I had my yearly physical this week and found it awkward and crushing. At this point in my life and especially after having my son, being up on the examining table in a skimpy robe doesn't phase me. I also wasn't surprised to learn that I ha... Read more
Back From Injury and Illness
Sunday, October 16, 2011      1 comments

Well guys and gal-ys, I've made my way back to Spark! I've been gone awhile because I've been battling a HORRENDOUS bout of athletes foot. I've also been without my laptop. My hubby shared the laptop with his business partner for their karaok... Read more
Goodbye Hot Tamale, Hello Cool Cucumber
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      5 comments

Call me crazy, but I don't care! I love cold weather. To anyone who doesn't know, I live in the great state of Minnesota (USA) and while we have the biggest reputation for cold winters, our summers are worse! To me, sweating while your just s... Read more
Not Holding Back Anymore!
Thursday, August 25, 2011      2 comments

So I have realized that I have been holding back when it comes to buying healthy food. Each week I go through my recipes and grocery store ads and coupons and compile the grocery list and menu for the week. I know what I like. I have ALWAYS k... Read more
Thursday, August 04, 2011      6 comments

So when I started Spark, I really had no idea where my weight was. I had a scale buried in my closet that I shuddered to look at let alone put up in my bathroom. So when I entered my initial weight, I went off what I last weighed about two yea... Read more
Forbidden Apple Syndrome
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      3 comments

Sometimes I feel like the negative feedback motivates me more than the good. I recently sent someone a post and they misinterpreted it and wrote something crabby about it. Regardless, I felt more motivated to kick ass after. And after this who... Read more
Sweets: The Sweet Addiction
Monday, July 25, 2011      2 comments

OOOOhh, that Midnight Milky Way tasted saaaaaweeeet! I learned a few things from not eating sweets last week. One, I can lose major weight fast if I stop eating it. I lost 5 pounds (of course I didn't eat much else either which was not good).... Read more
Fallin', but I Get My Big Butt Back Up
Friday, July 22, 2011      0 comments

Last week was so hard I had to lock myself in my room. Last year the truck my husband bought was repo'd and because I was the primary on the loan, my wages were garnished to pay for it. He thought he'd get a better interest rate by me signing ... Read more
Little Changes
Monday, July 11, 2011      0 comments

Today I discovered that my abs are coming in again from the sides-ya know that junk that pops out after you've had a baby? It feels great and haven't felt that for at least 5 years. We also took Max to his first preschool class today and we... Read more
Met Goals Today!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      0 comments

I met almost all of my goals today. Although this is a crazy week where I am working some overnights and not doing fitness, it makes concentrating on nutrition a little easier. Still feel proud of my choices today!!... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Sunday, July 03, 2011      2 comments

I finally enjoyed one of my favorite meals last night: Raspberry Chicken. It feels great to finally be eating all my healthy meals again. Today I really stayed on track! I have been on a very very tight budget: only 60 bucks to feed a family o... Read more