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Oh, what a beautiful morning! Oh, what a beautiful day!
Sunday, September 20, 2015      5 comments

I've got a wonderful feeling, everything is going my way... ~from the musical Oklahoma! Today, I started my new lifestyle changes! Yes, I'm starting a week early with the new 5% challenge starting next weekend, but after stepping on the ... Read more
Pre-challenge Activity #: Exercise Plan
Thursday, September 10, 2015      1 comments

Well, it's that time of the Fall season for the 2015 Fall 5% Challenge to begin. But, before we take off, there are a few pre-challenge activities that need to be addressed first. Like today, my exercise plan and commitment. I've already updated... Read more
I need some advice
Monday, September 07, 2015      10 comments

I need you, my fellow sparkers, to give me some advice. I'm looking for a healthy weight loss plan that is not a strain on my pocket book. I had been participating in a program called The Onion Factory for the past year. Problem is, I'm spending... Read more
Sunday Night Musings: 9/6/2015 - Swim, Forest, Swim!
Sunday, September 06, 2015      1 comments

34 years ago I found a new passion: swimming! And, boy, was I good at it. Our family lived in a neighborhood that had a pool, so I was constantly in the pool building up my swim prowess. I had great strength in my arms to pull me effortlessly th... Read more
Friday Night Musings: 9/4/2015 (Labor Day Weekend)
Friday, September 04, 2015      4 comments

Here it is...the long awaited celebration of summer's end. Summer was cruel to me this year. I filed for bankruptcy after a struggle with manic/depression landed me in the hospital for a week and off work for 2 weeks. I was literally one paychec... Read more
I did it!!!!
Sunday, August 30, 2015      3 comments

And I wasn't even the slowest turtle on the course! In fact, there were people still on the course as I was leaving. And I was there for a good 30 to 45 minutes after I finished. I feel fabulous (aside from all my muscles screaming at me)! And I... Read more
I may be a turtle...BUT!
Saturday, August 29, 2015      4 comments

It's Saturday and I have a 5k I'm participating in today called the Foam Glow (mentioned in a previous blog post). I'm looking so forward to it, even if I am going to be the turtle on the race course. You see it has been at least 5 years since I... Read more
Baby Steps: First Step
Thursday, August 27, 2015      2 comments

I know they say baby steps in getting back to being healthy, but a friend is dragging me kicking and screaming (okay, so they are more like squeals of joy) to a Foam Glow 5K here in Indy this Saturday night. I won't be running, but I'll be walki... Read more
I Can Do It
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      5 comments

Back on June 25th, I was admitted to the hospital and was there for a weeklong stay. I had hit a wall and could no longer function. I had given up and I made an attempt on my own life. I felt like there was no hope left in me. I was at an impass... Read more
The 2015 Fall 5% Challenge
Monday, August 24, 2015      2 comments

Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exerci... Read more
Turn Around...NOW!!!!!!
Saturday, April 11, 2015      12 comments

That's what I keep telling myself right now. Turn around before it's too late! 200 lbs is looming in the horizon again as I hit 196 again. And I'm not happy about it. And here I had been contemplating a trip to the pancake house this morning. I ... Read more
Spring Challenge: My Recommitment
Saturday, April 04, 2015      6 comments

I, Brenda, make a recommitment as of April 4, 2015 to become more fit, healthy, and vibrant. I've slacked off this past month, but have overcome hurdles that now warrant a new commitment to my well-being.... Read more
There's Always Tomorrow
Sunday, March 29, 2015      8 comments

Isn't that what we always say....there's always tomorrow? Well, tomorrow never actually never comes. It always remains tomorrow in many senses. What we really need is TODAY! So, TODAY I am getting back into the swing of things with my diet and e... Read more
Bumps & Bruises Along the Way
Saturday, March 21, 2015      3 comments

Here we are, the first full day of Spring and I'm no where near the 10 lb mark I had hoped for the month of March. I still have a week left, but dropping 10 lbs in one week is left to those on The Biggest Loser...and that was usually in the firs... Read more
March Challenge 2015
Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

I belong to a place called The Onion Factory ( www.onioncamp.com ). I've lost over 25 lbs since the beginning of November. I've had sluggish weigh loss since the beginning of the year, as I've had some major challenges and hiccup... Read more

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