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Looking Back and Looking Forward
Monday, December 31, 2018      9 comments

2018 -Was a year of Positive Change for me. I returned to the Spark Program the second week of February 2018. I had reached that OMG NO MORE stage. I weighed 220 lbs, and had been in that weight group for approximately 18 years. We all have o... Read more
A Christmas Story
Saturday, December 15, 2018      7 comments

A Christmas Story Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, our youngest daughter was to spend her lst Christmas without family, without Christmas stockings, without Christmas baking, without Christmas snow. She had moved to Singapore with ... Read more
Monday, October 01, 2018      6 comments

]Stress, happens to all of us at one time or another, it has many triggers. • The death of a loved one. • Divorce. • Loss of a job. • Financial obligations. • Getting married. • Moving to a new home. • Chronic illness or injury. ... Read more
Rewards and Awards and the Envelope
Sunday, August 19, 2018      4 comments

When I came back to Spark in February 2018, I really wanted to get involved with the community, I wanted to support and to be supported. I wanted to take advantage of the knowledge offered and I wanted to learn. And most of all I wanted to find... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I GOT THIS
Sunday, August 12, 2018      12 comments

]img=99372] I am approaching 50 lbs of weigh loss. And I am 40 lbs away from goal. Often in this site we speak of “the journey", well I began my journey seven months ago. I remember looking into a mirror for several years and wondering... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Small Victories
Tuesday, June 26, 2018      19 comments

Well, I have said good bye to 40 lbs since February of this year. 😀🎉 the pace has been slow and steady, often slower than I would want but I do like the consistency. I am healthier, stronger and lighter. And yet (besides my husband) and one... Read more
Notes to Self
Thursday, May 31, 2018      3 comments

This is only my third month of measuring, and I started one month into the spark program. This 23rd of May, I compared my first measurements to my current measurements...... and I was totalling over 15 inches overall loss. 4.5 of those inches ... Read more
Sunday, May 06, 2018      3 comments

I have to say I am a big fan of motivational sayings, especially when they come with those wonderful inspirational pictures. So many of them that are shared here on the spark pages have a way of showing up exactly when needed. Some make you sa... Read more
Monday, April 23, 2018      7 comments

Three weeks ago, I was extremely happy to see 199 on my scale. It was a celebration of ONEderful. Getting out of the two hundreds was a Goal post I was happy to crash. Sooo, I can't help wondering why I have spent the last 3 weeks, goin... Read more
Saturday, April 07, 2018      5 comments

Well, just finished my first full week of menu planning. Yahoo. Hope it gets easier! That was a lot of work. Practice makes perfect, so with that in mind I am going to commit to a minimum of 3 mores weeks of planning on Sat. or Sunday for th... Read more
Measurements #1
Friday, March 23, 2018      3 comments

Six weeks ago I started again with SparkPeople. Six weeks ago I had a winter coat that when I put it on and zipped it up I referred to it as my sausage coat - because I looked and felt like a sausage 🤦‍♀️. Today it is not quite as tight as it ... Read more
Goals goals everywhere! How do you choose??
Thursday, February 15, 2018      2 comments

Starting with Spark, I knew I had a goal of course!! Lose that darn weight, breathe better, walk better, feel better! Some people are smart enough to know when they are carrying 10 lbs more than they need they do something about it, unfortunatel... Read more
The first step. Again!
Friday, February 09, 2018      10 comments

Every journey begins with a first step. Except, it feels like I have taken this first step toward a healthy weight many times. I need to remind myself that it took many times before quitting smoking(about 11 years ago) I finally put out my las... Read more