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WOW Tough 25!
Thursday, August 02, 2012      9 comments

I FINALLY hit my 3rd target goal of 75 pounds lost. *happy dance*! I've been doing it in increments of 25 pounds each as 'mini goals'. That makes it less intimidating to me than saying I need to lose X amount of pounds. The big picture is a litt... Read more
My New Book
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      8 comments

I started out as a WAHM (work at home mom) way back in the late 90s. Once the kids were grown and out of the house, WAHM no longer was a fitting title. I was still the same person doing the same things, only now I was just another freelancer. LO... Read more
Ups and Downs
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      3 comments

This has been one of those weeks. I stay on track most of the time, but have had a few days where I indulged. It may end up being a "wasted" week as far as actual losses go, but that's one of the benefits of keeping a daily log of weigh-ins. I c... Read more
Woo Hoo--Another Clothing Milestone
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      10 comments

Pulled out a pair of jeans that were a size smaller than what I'd been wearing, and I was waiting to try on. They FIT. I haven't been able to wear these pink (yes pink) jeans in over 5 years!!... Read more
Aw Nuts!
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      7 comments

I know they're good for you, but I have usually avoided adding nuts to my menu due to the extremely high calories, and the fact that I rarely am satisfied with just a little palm-full (1/4 cup serving). About a week ago I started adding several ... Read more
Should We Laugh, Cry or Cheer?
Sunday, April 01, 2012      8 comments

I'm a little bamboozled over the cover story on the Editor's Choice page today: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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sp?id=402 The government, in its infinite wisdom (cough, cough), has decided to solve our ... Read more
Water Makes SUCH a Difference!
Saturday, March 24, 2012      7 comments

I've always known it. I've always believed it actually, but in the winter times, I've always had a hard time living it. When I'm cold, I have to drink warm stuff (and I hate tea). I don't particularly like warm 'water' either. When I drink my wa... Read more
You Know You're Obsessed When...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      4 comments

You wake up in the morning and check your Spark page first thing and find out it's down. Then check it every 15 minutes for the next 7 hours waiting to see if its up yet. Check Spark's Facebook page for updates of the situation every half hour o... Read more
Had to Post (funny)
Friday, March 16, 2012      9 comments

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Toenails and Swim Fins
Thursday, March 01, 2012      7 comments

LOL I know, it's a weird title for a post. While it sounds kind of silly to be happy about something as simple as painted toenails, I am. I have been painting my nails again and it is so great. I have ugly feet, but painting my nails helps a lot... Read more
Is This Really Me?
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      14 comments

I swam an hour today and then took the dog for a 1/2 mile walk. The dog is really getting spoiled with these walks. I've been taking her for a walk every day now, 1/2 mile is the best I can do, but I still have to shake my head and think "Is thi... Read more
Turning a Corner
Sunday, February 19, 2012      12 comments

Sometimes you turn a corner and make progress and don't even realize it until you look back. Today was one frustrating day at the start. I've been having problems with my car battery. It's just dead. It won't even hold a charge for a few mi... Read more
Woot! Wearing New (Old) Capris
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      15 comments

I had a pair of brand new capri shorts that I bought right before I started gaining weight back. I've never been able to wear them. I tried them on a couple weeks ago, and they were still way too tight, and I had to struggle to get them on and s... Read more
Picture of my New Computer Table
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      14 comments

I love my new computer table. I work from home so my work station is important. I got this new table on Amazon.com for under $50 plus shipping (total $75.00). Got it all put together in under 20 minutes. It's perfect! ... Read more
Big Morale Boost
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      10 comments

Even before this morning's great weigh-in, I had a huge morale boost yesterday. We are in the slow process of moving, and not in a big hurry with the housing market being what it is. We're just lucky enough to be able to move things over slowly.... Read more

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