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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rethinking Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      181 comments

Hello, everyone! I am only ONE POUND away from my original goal of 136. This will put me at a healthy BMI for the first time in over a decade!!! I've lost 47 pounds since my high weight in 2011; 25 pounds down since February 2013. Disclo... Read more
Just When You Thought You Were Safe!
Monday, November 11, 2013      20 comments

Does anyone else feel like we just got through the gauntlet of Halloween eating? I was going through Sunday's ads today before throwing them in the recycle bin -- and I immediately noticed that the same candy that was endlessly advertised f... Read more
Mystery Solved
Sunday, November 10, 2013      19 comments

I know my friend Nancy- posted a blog today. NO email notification!!! I waited a few hours -- NO email notification!!!! Checked my Spam folder -- EUREKA! There are ten million Spark notices there, including my recipes of the day, team di... Read more
Anybody Else Having this Problem?
Sunday, November 10, 2013      15 comments

For 3 days now Spark has NOT been sending me emails when my Sparkfriends write a new blog! For 3 days I've received NO emails... ... Read more
sTEAMing Ahead!
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      19 comments

I have nothing really to say except I lost another pound this week. That makes 9.5 pounds since October 1, which is a 6.3% loss! Woo hoo! I started at 151.5 and now weigh 142. Woo hoo again! This is EPIC! My blog title isn't a case... Read more
October Review/November Goals
Friday, November 01, 2013      17 comments

October was a blazing success. I started at 151.5 and ended at 143. This is due in NO small part to joining BLC23, the Biggest Loser Challenge. I love my team, the Steely Sapphire Soldiers! Being on the team, participating in the weekl... Read more
Still Chugging Along
Saturday, October 26, 2013      18 comments

Do you ever "hit a new low", only to get back on the scale secretly terrified that you've regained 6 pounds and the new low is elusively gone again? I KNOW it's just a number, BUT! Anyway, I got on the scale this morning and all is good! ... Read more
I did it! Hit the 40 pound mark!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      30 comments

I have not blogged more regularly because I joined the Biggest Loser 23 Fall Challenge, which is keeping me super busy! I've been making really, really good progress. Since October 1, I've lost 7.5 pounds. The friendly competition among t... Read more
My Plan for the Coming Weeks
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      12 comments

I am in the Biggest Loser Challenge, and one of my tasks for today was to write a blog about what I plan to do in Week 5 of the challenge. Well, I have to say that what I've been doing in Weeks 1-4 has been working pretty well! Tomorr... Read more
Day One of the Inca Trail Hike (with lots of pictures)
Wednesday, October 09, 2013      26 comments

After 3-4 days acclimating to the altitude in Cusco, Peru, our group was ready to start hiking! We were each allowed 16 pounds of gear -- clothing, toiletries, pillow, spare shoes, etc. All of our stuff went into duffle bags, was weighed, and ... Read more
Our First Day: Lima, Peru
Monday, October 07, 2013      17 comments

I promise I won't give you a full account of each day in Peru! But this first day was so special. Tomorrow I'll blog on the hike. Because of our weird arrival time, we arrived in Lima the day before everyone else in our group. So before ... Read more
Girls in Hats
Thursday, October 03, 2013      13 comments

Wanted to share these pictures! My picture was taken before we started on the Inca Trail. I'm trying to hold ON to my hat. Rebecca's picture was taken as she was trying... Read more
September Review and October Goals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      14 comments

September: September went well. I didn't lose all the weight I wanted before hiking in Peru, but I was certainly fit enough to complete the hike in fine style. On the hardest day, hiking up 4,000 feet in elevation to Dead Woman's Pass, TC... Read more
Short Check In!
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      13 comments

We had an awesome time in Peru! What an exciting country. I have to go through the 1,335 pictures my husband (mostly) took, delete about 1/3 of them, and then I'll write a blog and post pictures of the trip. TC had a great comment that all of... Read more
Lessons Learned About Eating on Vacation
Saturday, September 21, 2013      21 comments

This is an interesting trip because everyone is quite fit, which isn't surprising since it is a 4-day hiking trip! But it's not like taking a cruise, or a trip where you sit on a bus most of the time. I would say that I'm the most overwei... Read more

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