Control my thoughts to control my life!
Thursday, September 25, 2014      0 comments

We move toward and become what we think about. Learn to control your thoughts and you'll be taking control of your life as well. How do you control your thoughts? Monitor what you say to yourself, your inner messages. Ques... Read more
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Newletter Story Credits SparkPeople!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      1 comments

Congrats to Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sipich! WAY TO GO, LADIES!!! www.pages02.net/hcscnosu
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Hardly worthy
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      0 comments

This is hardly worthy of a 'back to Spark People' blog, but I just had to share this. I'm at work with only a small container of plain fat-free Greek yogurt, and feeling like I might have to eat it as is - but it is not my fave and the vending ... Read more
Sometimes it's a struggle...
Friday, February 11, 2011      5 comments

Many of my friends and I seem to be on the same cycle. When I’m following my plan, making good choices and seeing results, many of you seem to be doing the same. Right now, it seems many of us, including me, are teetering on the edge – n... Read more
Tiffany Monique Sparks It!
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      3 comments

ltext/?nxd_id=214956 Here's a link to the Tiffany Monique spot that played on CBS this week. Way to go, Tiffany!... Read more
My body shows it – why doesn’t my mind know it?
Friday, February 04, 2011      7 comments

So this morning, I tentatively pulled out a new pair of jeans from the closet. The smallest size I can ever remember wearing since junior high. When they arrived in the mail, I tried them on, and they fit just right. But now, just days ... Read more
Friday, November 26, 2010      3 comments

Enjoy the rest of your weekend of working, celebrating, visiting and, hopefully, relaxing and enjoying all those things for which are so thankful. I am so blessed with family, friends and homes. God gives us good things... Read more
Thursday, November 11, 2010      7 comments

Yesterday a coworker hollered to me (yes, called out across a long distance) in the presence of several other people, "Hey Julie - are you still losing weight?" Thinking it was a set-up for a nice public compliment, I smilingly replied, "Oh... Read more
Face to face with an old nemesis
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      13 comments

I came face to face with an old nemesis last night. emoticon One I had been foolishly ignoring. Oh, I li... Read more
New skirt? Nah, I've had it for years!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      10 comments

Yesterday I was looking in my closet at the limited selection of clothes that still fit me, searching for something I could wear to work. I still have some of my too-big clothes hanging in there, ones I've just not quite been ready to part with... Read more
Losing weight is like...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      6 comments

Losing weight is like watching a lovely piece of sculpture emerge from within a block of wood, from a piece of marble, from a lump of clay. Losing weight is like ...recognizing for the first time the unfamiliar hollow, the d... Read more
My body is like...
Thursday, September 09, 2010      7 comments

My body is like a machine I am just learning to operate. All my life, I've tried to basically ignore my body. It has been the source of frustration, despair, humiliation, regret and embarrassment. ... Read more
Deep Thoughts, Vol. 4
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      3 comments

edited the title because I'd already DONE vol. 3! emoticon Comparing our journey to physical health and our ... Read more
Wonderful Wednesday!
Thursday, September 02, 2010      4 comments

Big day for me yesterday! I weighed in at noon and finally lost 1.2 lbs, though expecting a gain per the scale at home. This puts me back within 1.4 pounds of the weight on my ticker! Next, I went to the dentist for teeth cleaning/ appoi... Read more
Deep Thoughts, Vol. 3
Monday, August 23, 2010      5 comments

I'm pretty excited about this new unfamiliar size thing. I remember in junior high, buying a dress that was either a 12 or 14, and I really think 14, as a goal to reach on a diet I was on then. My FIRST REAL diet, where the doctor put me... Read more

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