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Diet and Exercise: Keys to my 5% success
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      6 comments

The 2013 Fall 5% Challenge is looming over the horizon, which means that the pre-challenge activities have begun. If you are in the challenge, I highly recommend you participate in these activities to prep for the upcoming challenge. Activi... Read more
Sunday, September 29, 2013      7 comments

In a world where we are pushed to get things done right now regardless of what is already on our plates, it is good to stop and say let me rest. For a body heals and replenishes itself while it is at rest. So, why do we often feel like rest... Read more
2013 Fall %5 Challenge
Thursday, September 26, 2013      5 comments

Sign up is now open to join the 2013 Fall 5% Challenge. To me, it is one of the best weight-loss challenges here on SP. I've lost nearly 40 lbs within a year thanks to these challenges and the people that make these challenges work. To join the ... Read more
5 Years on SparkPeople
Friday, September 20, 2013      9 comments

When I started on SP 5 years ago, I had high ambitions to lose weight. And I did. I started out at 212 and ended at 202 after being introduced to the 8 Week Battles. I was diligent to keep on keeping on by spending frequent days at the gym eithe... Read more
Four Hours in the Right Direction
Wednesday, September 18, 2013      8 comments

I just got home from a golf invitational. I placed last but was still under 100 for the day. I was expecting to be over 100 but being under really made my day. What was not expected was to come home and log my four hours on the golf course.... Read more
Wrong Way!!!!
Saturday, September 14, 2013      11 comments

My weight is going the wrong way...along with my waistline!!!! I've been on a business trip two weeks in a row, translating into very little exercise and eating out every meal. Sigh...I was really excited about finally breaking that 200 mark and... Read more
And...the Dress Fits!!!!!!!!!! (Photos)
Thursday, August 29, 2013      16 comments

Okay, so I had to wiggle into my Spanx to do this, but I got my dress on and zipped ALL THE WAY!!!! And, could breath on top of it. Mostly because my Spanx are not as tight as they really are supposed to be (another purchase?). I had lost ... Read more
It may not fit, but I'm determined
Monday, August 26, 2013      15 comments

I have a wedding to attend in October out in Las Vegas. I've been determined to lose weight and look great for the wedding. I've been working diligently and even, ever so briefly, made it below 200 lbs. A few days ago, I came across an ador... Read more
Good Night: Excitement for what the new day may bring
Sunday, August 25, 2013      6 comments

Tomorrow starts a new day...a new week...a new lease on life! I new chance to take control! I'm a perfectionist by heart having to have every aspect in tip top perfect shape including myself. It ain't working. I'm lacking here. I start, get... Read more
RIP Zuzu
Friday, August 23, 2013      10 comments

Today, my mom's dog, Zuzu, drowned after falling into the pool while having a seizure. She was an epileptic who had daily, if not twice daily, seizures. She had started having grand maul seizures in the last couple of weeks that started scaring ... Read more
Sleep Deprived and Other Health Issues
Thursday, August 22, 2013      5 comments

I can't believe that just a little over a week after posting about sleep blogging I'm now posting about being sleep deprived. I haven't slept well this whole week. Usually this type of week is associated with TTOM, but that was last week and I s... Read more
Celebrate Good Time, Woo Hoo!!!!!
Friday, August 16, 2013      10 comments

This morning, when I stepped on the scale, I had a huge surprise: 199 staring right back at me! Yep, you guessed it...ONEderland has been achieved! It has been 5 years in the making, and there were times (even recently) that I was beginning to t... Read more
Sleep Blogging and Other Things
Monday, August 12, 2013      5 comments

I struggle with insomnia. Have since I was a little girl. It hasn't been until the past 7 years that sleep has not been an issue thanks to my doctor who has been helping me with mindfulnes, as well as prescribing meds for anxiety and sleep when ... Read more
The Art of Mowing the Lawn
Sunday, August 11, 2013      7 comments

I love mowing the lawn! I think it is a great workout (45 mins to mow mine) and always has an instant reward: a beautiful lawn! So, then why did it almost take pulling teeth to get me to do it this weekend? It's not that it was a bad weekend: se... Read more
Looking for Suggestions
Friday, August 09, 2013      7 comments

During my visit to the doctor on Monday, she pointed out that I have a lot of fluid building up in my ear that appears to be caused by allergies. It's very uncomfortable and actually kind of painful. I'm constantly pulling at my ear like a baby ... Read more

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