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The Ghost Of Janilou's Future
Friday, January 17, 2014      7 comments

My last blog entry on August 15th talked about my new-found motivation to get back to the gym. I continued and was doing great until October 7th, when at 5pm, a driver came through a stop-sign and t-boned the vehicle I was driving for work. The ... Read more
Shaking Up My Workouts -- How About Just Getting There?
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      8 comments

Spark Coach asked me to write a blog today, detailing how I intend to shake up my workouts. Okay, sure. Here's some honesty for you. I've really been struggling lately, and today was my first day back at the gym in five weeks. Yep, five, long we... Read more
Day By Day
Thursday, May 30, 2013      3 comments

SPARK COACH BLOG PROMPT: "Have you struggled with stress or anxiety related to your weight-loss program or weigh-ins? Blog about your experience. Sometimes, just getting things off your mind will help you find a new perspective." Is... Read more
What Part Of No Did You Not Understand?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      7 comments

Spark Coach said: "Is someone sabotaging your weight-loss efforts? Why do you think that is? What can you do to stay in control and address the situation? Write a blog today about your plan, then put it into action!" Ah, yes, the food pus... Read more
Working Out Excuses
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      8 comments

Spark Coach has asked me to blog today about excuses I come up with about going to the gym, or should I say -- for not going to the gym! How long do you have to read this? It really doesn't matter what my excuse is -- it's just that. An excuse. ... Read more
The Visitor
Thursday, April 25, 2013      11 comments

The Visitor I stared. Rude, I know but my mouth dropped open and I stared at the smiling woman standing on my front porch this morning. I'd heard the knock as I was rushing around preparing for work, and muttered under my breath about not h... Read more
Doctor, have I got news for you!
Sunday, April 21, 2013      9 comments

Recently I went for my annual woman's checkup. My gynecologist gave me the all clear and said, "See you next year." I mentioned that I hoped by the next time I saw him I would have reduced my weight back to a normal level again. He said, "... Read more
Goodbye Size Sixteen.
Saturday, April 20, 2013      12 comments

I wanted to jump up and down for joy the other day when I realized my size sixteen jeans just not longer fit me even with a belt. So I did! Two months ago, they were tight, which I when I stepped on the scales and decided enough was enough, and ... Read more
Not Going Back There Again -- My Goals For Spark Coach
Saturday, April 13, 2013      5 comments

For my Spark Coach assignment today, I am re-visiting, revising and writing down my goals. I am supposed to be specific, and have concrete ideas in place for both short term and long term goals. Here goes! When I joined Spark People in Dece... Read more
Loving Spark Coach!
Sunday, April 07, 2013      6 comments

"Blog about the obvious (and not-so-obvious) ways you tend to waste time, and come up with a few healthier ways you can use that time to work toward your goals." I e-mailed my Spark Coach today, having joined SparkCoach just a few days ago,... Read more
Spark Journey Part Seven
Monday, November 26, 2012      1 comments

Every so often, I put the next part of my Spark Journey into my blogs, so I have a record of my trials and tribulations (hee hee) and so I can start off with fresh comments on my spark page. This was part seven from 12/31/11 to 11/25/12 This la... Read more
Note To Self (and to a friend)
Saturday, November 10, 2012      7 comments

So guess what happens if you stop counting calories, stop visiting Spark People and stop working out at the gym? You regain the weight it took so much effort to lose! Yes, I took a step back, well, actually about a hundred steps back, and re-gai... Read more
The Bucket List, And A Miracle Or Two . . . thanks God.
Friday, June 08, 2012      10 comments

Recently I caught up with an old friend of mine for lunch. It's been eight years since we saw each other, but we've been friends for thirty-five years. She lives in Australia with her husband ,who also happens to be my ex-husband, but I don't h... Read more
Day Six of Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Blog
Friday, June 08, 2012      0 comments

Here it is -- Day six of Week Two of "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge." I continue to be amazed at how my appetite has decreased. Now for the second surprise. Tonight as I rushed between jobs in the ninety degree plus heat, I decided to stop for... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day Five
Thursday, June 07, 2012      2 comments

I've been literally working around the clock so couldn't blog yesterday for my Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. Anyway, here we are at day five and I'm impressed. My cravings have reduced. I'm actually still not often hungry so my food intake ha... Read more

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