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Tough
Monday, July 02, 2018      1 comments

Tough times don't last. Tough people do. - Gregory Peck... Read more
Good things
Friday, June 22, 2018      1 comments

In my Spark Coach program today, they were talking about how positive thinking can have a positive impact on my weight loss. So, I was challenged to write down 3 good things that have happened to me this week. Here is what I came up with: ... Read more
Why I want to lose
Wednesday, June 13, 2018      3 comments

The last 36 hours have gotten me really thinking about why I want to lose weight. It kinda started with looking through old picture albums and seeing pictures of myself at around ages 18 and 19, before I developed PCOS and ballooned up. I was ... Read more
The good in life
Tuesday, May 22, 2018      4 comments

As I was going through my SparkCoach program today, I was reminded that it's important to look at things positively. Having depression, I tend not to do this. So today, I'm going to think about good things in my life. In the last week, a ... Read more
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Sunday, March 18, 2018      3 comments

This came up as quote in my spark coach program today. It was suggested I reflect on it. I think in my own life, I need to practice a lot more self discipline to get to that being good at what I am.... Read more
Random Bubblinesd
Friday, March 16, 2018      1 comments

Sooo...had the most interesting random comment tonight. I stopped to get gas and had a lady, a complete stranger, say to me, "Don't let go of that bubbly personality." I have no idea of who this lady was or why she made that comment...but she ... Read more
Lenten sacrifices (or, um, goals)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018      3 comments

So, I was raised Catholic, but as an adult, I'm not the biggest adherent to all the practices. Once I stopped going to a Catholic grade school, I stopped following Lenten practices. Now that I'm trying to lose weight again, I'm thinking that t... Read more
If stress burned calories, I'd be a supermodel.
Thursday, May 04, 2017      5 comments

So...I have a lot of stress in my life right now. I was laid off about 6 months. I have had a ton of interviews, but haven't gotten any of the jobs. I am freaking out because my unemployment is running out. And it is taking a toll on my weig... Read more
Addiction
Monday, May 01, 2017      1 comments

Addiction...It's a demon that you don't see sneaking up on you and wrapping its spectral tendrils around you. It distorts your perceptions and can ruin so many aspects of your life. Today, I'm really struggling with addictions. First, I... Read more
I need a yes
Saturday, February 11, 2017      1 comments

Have you ever been told no so many times that it just really starts f ing with your head? That's where I'm at today. I lost my job 3 months ago...after years of being told no - like no, you can't get that raise because of the budget; no, you c... Read more
Reminding myself of why I started
Friday, October 07, 2016      5 comments

I'm really struggling with trying to lose weight and to stay motivated. I kind of started this to help get my PCOS under control and to be at a healthier weight. I've had one success with the PCOS - my cycle has started back up again. But, no... Read more
No one is the same
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      9 comments

One of my biggest hurdles in losing weight are people who don't recognize that losing weight does not have a one size fits all approach. Everyone's bodies are different and don't always react the same way to things. I have tried so many differ... Read more
Dogs Rule!
Thursday, January 07, 2016      1 comments

I totally fell off the band wagon last year, but I'm trying to get back on. I'm thankful my shelties are so energetic and playful, they make exercisin... Read more
Don't give up! It's not over.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      2 comments

Don't give up! It's not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back. Dr. Steve Maraboli... Read more
Meal ideas from Spark Coach
Thursday, February 19, 2015      3 comments

Here are some easy 7-minute meal ideas: Can of tuna, drained + chopped celery + pickle relish + mayo. Serve with whole-wheat crackers, carrot sticks, canned peaches and milk. Can of great northern beans, drained and mashed on a plate + ha... Read more

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