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Day one down, now to day 2
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      1 comments

Despite being sick, I did 17 minutes on the treadmill yesterday, and added in 10 minutes of heavy housework. For two hours afterward, I felt marvelous! But once those two hours were up, I was back to feeling puny again. I think if I keep up the ... Read more
A Brand New Year a Blank Page to Start With
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      5 comments

Today is the first day of 2013...a new year...a new, crisp, white blank page to start the new year with. How to start the new year? That's a good question. Most people jump right in and hit the gym hot and heavy, but they lose steam a few weeks ... Read more
Thoughts on 2012 and Looking Forward to 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012      5 comments

It is looking like (thanks to a cold) I'll be ringing in the New Year alone tonight. 2012 has been an okay year with me tackling some things that needed to be done in my life. With 2013 looming large on the landscape in just a little over 7 hour... Read more
Catching Up
Monday, October 22, 2012      1 comments

Things have been crazy around here between work, a jewelry party and just plain life that it nearly seems impossible to get my workouts in. I think (note think) I'm eating healthy, but I've been bad about tracking lately. I'm finding it ha... Read more
Just a lot on my mind
Sunday, October 14, 2012      12 comments

They say that everything around us can have an impact on our weight loss journey: the foods, the people, the emotions. Sometimes, two at a time, all of them, or none of them could be affecting us. Right now, it feels like all three are hit... Read more
Kyle is Home!
Saturday, October 06, 2012      12 comments

Thank you to everyone who prayed for Kyle's safe return. He called his mother late Thursday night from Ohio. His dad then went and picked him up and he was home by midnight. I don't know anymore details other than his mother received the best bi... Read more
Prayers for Kyle
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      12 comments

Kyle is my 19 year old cousin. He's the son of my 1st cousin, Kimberly, whom I grew up with. We come from a close knit family, so this time is very heartbreaking for all of us. He disappeared last Wednesday and has not been seen or heard from si... Read more
Life Lessons from Grandma
Saturday, September 29, 2012      8 comments

I'm 44. I don't feel it. But I really am 44. Thankfully, I'm healthy for the most part. The only thing that I struggle with is my weight. And I'm learning that the older I get, the harder it is to get it off and keep it off. Ever since I hit 40,... Read more
Hitting those crazy speed bumps
Thursday, September 27, 2012      3 comments

I got smacked by a 2x4 sized speed bump in my weight loss journey this week. I can't talk about it outright just yet, as I'm waiting on some confirmation first. If I don't let this defeat me, I can at least use it to my advantage and make the ne... Read more
Excuses, Excuses...No More Excuses
Monday, September 24, 2012      1 comments

Time for pre-challenge assignment #8. And can I say that I'm so stoked for this challenge to begin! I miss the challenges to make us take that extra step in the right direction. Alright. The assignment is to list out the 3 reasons/excuses w... Read more
Cleaning out the Pantry
Sunday, September 23, 2012      4 comments

Today's assignment for the 2012 Fall 5% Challenge was to clean out the fridge and pantry. Considering the looks of my trash can...that has been accomplished. And gross. You see...I do buy good food with the intent to make yummy meals. Sad thing.... Read more
Gold Star Success
Saturday, September 22, 2012      4 comments

I'm stealing from my own blog again... I love my gold stars! I really do! Since my blog Sparking to a Better Me www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5056424 , I've found that using the tiny,... Read more
Goals for 2012 Fall 5% Challenge
Saturday, September 22, 2012      2 comments

I'm a day behind on the pre-challenges, but here are my goals for the 2012 Fall 5% Challenge. Current Weight: 224 pounds Target Weight: 212.8 pounds By When: Nov 24th, 2012 Updated tracker ... Read more
Food Triggers: The Mayhem Begins
Thursday, September 20, 2012      2 comments

Today's pre-challenge assignment for the 2012 Fall 5% Challenge is to write out what our food triggers are. For me, it is ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but chocolate filled with either peanut butter or nuts. I love the combination of rich c... Read more
Finding All the Right Reasons
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      5 comments

Assignment 3 of the 2012 Fall 5% Challenge is to map out the reasons why I want to make this change. All I can think about is just plain being healthy. What do you want to change? My health. It seems like I've been fighting a stupid cold ... Read more

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