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Hello Sun!
Thursday, July 21, 2011      11 comments

okay, I'm going to keep this short, as I can tend to ramble on a bit, plus, I know you all want to see the super cute kiddos at the end in a nutshell, I've been avoiding the sun for at least 10 years - in part because of my weight (I bought... Read more
How To Be 'Noshy' And Still In Control
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      11 comments

so I'm going to share a little secret about how to squash that "noshy" monster - you know, the one that is born out of emotional things, or stress, or boredom, or maybe even habit - that one that demands every yummy (and not so yummy) food sourc... Read more
WooHoo! Back On Track - Thanks Daisies!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      13 comments

today is my official personal weekly weigh-in day, and I was shocked, I actually had to check several times - not only am I back down to my pre-vacation weight, I actually lost a pound and a half! a huge thanks to my Daisies in the 5% Summe... Read more
Scale Battle: Is This Really Winning?
Monday, July 18, 2011      7 comments

today is day three of resisting jumping on the scale for non-weigh-in days my obsessive nature with it is increased by my vacation gain - I am so wanting to see if the last couple of days (since starting the Summer Challenge) of being good ... Read more
Hike: What Are Those Butterflies Doing?
Sunday, July 17, 2011      8 comments

Today I decided to take a hike before it got too hot (heat index reportedly could rise to 105) on some trails at a near-by National Monument. My intent was to hike the 1.2 miles to the Visitor's Center from a side-trail, and then tackle the... Read more
Finding Beauty In Simple Things
Saturday, July 16, 2011      6 comments

Today was a beautiful day we took the kids to the park early in the morning while the weather was still cool, and the equipment was shaded I washed a couple of blankets and hung them out on the line and they smell like sunshine I ... Read more
Reflection: Sodium & Dairy
Thursday, July 14, 2011      6 comments

Sodium during the night and this morning it seemed like I was in the bathroom a lot - especially considering I didn't quite get my 8 cups in yesterday - and the scale was a little better this morning - only 5 lbs from where I left on vacati... Read more
Hello Again
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      6 comments

I am totally conscious and aware in this moment This is the point where I have given up so many times before: - a little weight gain on the scale after a vacation or event that doesn't go down after a few days - a lack of desire t... Read more
5% Summer Challenge Goals
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      3 comments

This is my first 5% Challenge, and I'm so excited to be a Daisy! Here are my personal goals for the 8-week challenge, since this is my first 5% Challenge, I'm going t... Read more
Reset Button
Monday, July 11, 2011      6 comments

I had a plan, a good plan, and I suppose that if I had stuck to my plan 100%, I might not be where I am this morning, staring down at a scale that doesn't seem possible. I am proud of myself for the following during my 10-day vacation: ... Read more
One-Third - Really?
Friday, July 01, 2011      5 comments

I realized today that I only have 50 more lbs to go to reach what I set as my ultimate goal about 4 months ago when I started SparkPeople - I'm a third of the way there already - it sounds like I've come really far, even when I don't feel like i... Read more
Favorite Tools: My Digital Kitchen Scale
Thursday, June 30, 2011      4 comments

RIght now, this is the star of my kitchen life I love my digital scale This morning I wanted to have a serving of my daughter's Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams - count out 24 crackers, lose count because the toddler asked you 6 times what... Read more
5 Things To Reach My Goals x2
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      6 comments

I read an inspiring post this morning from LYRENESSA www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=4330123 - so I thought my own version of it would make a good blog post for today - I'm nervous to do ... Read more
Past Mistakes: Vacation
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      11 comments

We will be heading out on a 10-day driving vacation to visit family in the next week - as I start getting ready for the trip, I've been try to come up with a plan to keep my eating and exercise sustained while still relaxing and enjoying myself.... Read more
Sand Therapy
Monday, June 27, 2011      4 comments

**just as a note, you will be seeing a few more blog posts from me this week (more than the usual one or two) because of a challenge I'm doing** when I was a child (living in land-locked Colorado), my dad built my brother and me a glorious ... Read more

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