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Still at it
Tuesday, March 10, 2020      10 comments

I have managed to track, accurately, for a whole week. Yeah, me! I made it through my Birthday on Saturday with only going over just a little. I am tired though. I think I am not getting enough exercise and protein. I need to address that. So to... Read more
Tech Problems
Thursday, March 05, 2020      4 comments

#tech I cannot get the 'profile comments' to work. I cannot delete them from mine & I cannot leave any on my friends profiled. I have been off the Spark app for a while, was busy regaining the 25 lbs I lost. Has something changed in how the app ... Read more
This is it!
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      6 comments

My mother used to say that every morning as she tried to herd her four children into the car to give them to school on time. It's appropriate in this situation as well. Just back from vacation in Alabama. The weather was cold but not as cold as ... Read more
I am back, again
Monday, August 19, 2019      9 comments

I wonder in this will be the last time I post a blog that starts with the title, I am back again. It didn't take me long to fall off the wagon the last three times. I wonder sometimes if it is possible to actually stick with it after failing so ... Read more
Tech problems
Tuesday, July 02, 2019      9 comments

I need to visit the phone store. My email is not working & Spark is only spotty. So if you don't hear from me, you will know that it isn't because I am not thinking of you. I lost 2 lbs last week counting calories. I have had some spotty days ... Read more
I am back ... again :-)
Monday, June 24, 2019      10 comments

I was going to give you the big long story of everything that I have been doing the last three to four months since last I posted, but I don't think I'll bore you or me with the details. Needless to say, I did not lose the 15 pounds I gained. Th... Read more
I am back...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      13 comments

For the new year. Missed you all. Somewhere back in November, my phone had problems with memory & I could not stay connected to SPARK, especially the community part. At that time, I was also experiencing a sort of diet fatgue, so I quit. I was... Read more
28 Day Snack Challenge
Saturday, October 20, 2018      7 comments

I just signed up for the 28-day snack challenge. I do snack a lot, but I try to stay within my daily calorie range. I thought it might be fun to see if there are other more healthy ways to snack. The challenge today was to invite friends to join... Read more
Making myself uncomfortable
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      12 comments

I made the comment yesterday that my brother's dietitian said that sometimes to lose weight we have to be uncomfortable. She was talking about people who reach a certain weight and then seem stuck there. She said it was different from a plateau ... Read more
Don't you hate it when drama turns out to be your own fault?
Monday, September 17, 2018      8 comments

Well, my insurance issues may come to an end today. Spent a lot of time last week on the phone trying to resolve my insurance issues. It was very stressful and involved many people from my clinic and the insurance company. I finally found someon... Read more
I want pity....and chocolate!
Wednesday, September 12, 2018      16 comments

I am very much in the process of feeling very sorry for myself. I have been having problems with my insurance company covering some (most) of my costs the last few months. Usually I call and they take care of it. However when I called today, ... Read more
Monday August 6, 2017
Monday, August 06, 2018      8 comments

I am a little disappointed with myself. I did good last week, but really blew it this weekend. Too many calories to even track. Sundays are especially hard for me. I am down .4 lbs & I am not complaining about that. I just wish I could learn to ... Read more
This is it! (7/30/2018)
Monday, July 30, 2018      12 comments

Hello my friends, I said I was going to do it and I am going to do it...lose another 5 lbs. My goal is to weigh 170 lbs at the end of the summer. I don't know why it is that I hit a certain weight and then just quit. I don't really gai... Read more
Aspartame Experiences (6/5/2018)
Tuesday, June 05, 2018      13 comments

Hi, I am interested in hearing about anyone's personal experiences with Aspartame. I have read all the information on the internet, but am a skeptic. Right now, I would like to know if anyone of you has used or consumed Aspartame and whether you... Read more
I am officially retiring June 1st! (5-28-18)
Monday, May 28, 2018      14 comments

This blog isn't about weight loss, though I have lost 25 lbs as of last week. I am so excited about that. This blog is about finally retiring. I quit working 6/18 to come home & care for my mom. At the time, I envisioned summers at the beach & ... Read more

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