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Flipping The Switch
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      1 comments

At the end of August 2012 another significant event occured in my life. I won't go into details here. Suffice to say that I have suffered some setbacks. My mental focus changed completely for a time. It was like a switch in my mind had been ... Read more
Attention: Transformation in Progress
Friday, February 17, 2012      4 comments

My weight loss has all but come to a screeching halt in 2012! I am maintaining my current weight very well, but the pounds are not flying off as easily as they did last year. And I am okay with this. My body is still changing. I am eatin... Read more
Keep On Moving!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      2 comments

I absolutely did NOT want to jump on the stationary bike at 5:15AM...but I did it. And just like ***EVERY SINGLE TIME*** I don't feel like exercising, but do it anyway, I started feeling AMAZING! My body was in motion, my muscles were warming ... Read more
Answer Me This...
Monday, December 19, 2011      7 comments

I continue to encounter things that BLOW my MIND about this weight loss journey I'm on! Someone else told me I didn't need to lose all that weight. I just don't get it...I am really struggling to understand all this! Today I saw a recent pict... Read more
Thursday, December 01, 2011      3 comments

Rick and I had dinner with my sister last night. Before we went into the restaurant she mentioned that I looked fantastic and asked me how much weight I had lost already. I told her and she was impressed. I said I had started a 5k My Way prog... Read more
My A-HA Moment
Monday, November 07, 2011      3 comments

In the SparkPeople Forums feed this morning, I saw a question posted: What was your A-HA moment? I posted this response there - and I'm adding it to my blogs: My A-HA moment came in two stages. My Mom had been in poor health for decades a... Read more
Spreading The Spark
Monday, October 17, 2011      2 comments

I couldn't help but notice one of my friend's status updates on Facebook today. It said: "I wake up every day on a DIET and I go to bed every night a FAILURE." It was followed by a frown face graphic. My heart just broke for her! Several pe... Read more
Success Begins With Me
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      3 comments

I need to take responsibility for myself. I can find motivation in outside sources, but ultimately it is my own decision to make regarding my lifestyle choices. When temptation steps into the picture, I am the one who must carefully weigh out ... Read more
A New Addition To My Program!
Thursday, September 22, 2011      4 comments

A couple of months ago a dream came true for me - I started commuting by bicycle to work! Granted, I picked the hottest day of the year to do it and almost passed out from heat exhaustion (beginner's mistake :) but that day is a huge motivation... Read more
Beginning Again
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      3 comments

I haven't been tracking anything lately since Dad took a turn for the worse. He passed away on April 23rd. At that time keeping an eye on what I was eating and my activity took the back burner for awhile. I did okay for quite awhile - my last... Read more
My Inspiration, Pt. 2 - My Friends
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      0 comments

I am a big girl. I have always been a big girl. I do not plan on always being a big girl. In grade school I was never into sports or extra curricular activities that were sport-related. On top of that I had very low self-esteem. I didn'... Read more
My Inspiration, Pt. 1 - My Parents
Sunday, February 06, 2011      1 comments

My mom passed away December 4, 2010 after an extended illness. It was one of the most difficult things in my life to watch her deteriorate. My father, after putting his own health issues on hold to take care of my mom, was diagnosed with Stage... Read more
Instant Gratification Will Keep Us From Success
Saturday, February 05, 2011      2 comments

This isn't a blog really, just a thought. Our capitalistic society has trained us that we can have what we want, when we want, without consequences. This simply is not true, especially for those of us attempting to get on track with a heal... Read more