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Looking for active Sparkers and Teams
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      1 comments

The first time around I was so successful, mostly because of the community here. I tried to come back several times but so many of my previous Sparkfriends are inactive for years now and most of my teams are dead too. I tried joining an active g... Read more
All good things must come to an end...
Monday, November 25, 2019      6 comments

...or every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end... Forgive the cliches, but here I am. Spark Motivator, huge success story, lost 50 pounds and maintained it for NINE years. Almost a decade. Maintained it through job chang... Read more
Thank you, Sparkpeople! An update from me...
Friday, May 16, 2014      46 comments

So it seems my page is being featured as the Motivator of the Day! What an honor! It's been a while since I updated, so just want to let anyone wondering know...I am STILL more or less in maintenance mode after 4 years and some major life ... Read more
The number isn't enough
Sunday, April 07, 2013      6 comments

My original goal weight was 124 pounds and I have managed to remain in a few pounds of that (plus or minus depending on time of year) for 3 years now. Yay me! When that challenge was over I moved on and did Couch to 5K and succeeded. After I ... Read more
Fitbit - One Year Later
Thursday, March 28, 2013      7 comments

One year ago today I received my Fitbit Ultra in the mail and it has been - literally - quite a journey with this gadget! In one year, I ~ walked 3,425,643 steps ~ went a total distance of 1,458.67 miles ~ climbed 2,542 floors ... Read more
Words to live by!
Saturday, July 14, 2012      6 comments

Saw this on Swanson Vitamins Facebook page this AM and thought I'd share... ... Read more
Overcoming obstacles
Thursday, July 12, 2012      6 comments

This week on my Harry Potter team challenge, one of the ways to earn points is by writing a blog addressing the following topic: What's something you're having to overcome in your journey? How are you handling this on your own terms? ... Read more
Hiding something HUGE
Sunday, June 10, 2012      6 comments

One of the tasks this week on my Harry Potter team is: Post a blog about something you've been hiding from yourself/lying to yourself about...anything from amounts of calories you're actually consuming to whether you should be sneaking that... Read more
My excuse
Friday, May 18, 2012      6 comments

This week one of the tasks in the Harry Potter weekly challenge is to blog about an excuse you tell yourself that gets in the way of weight loss/health plan or an obstacle I deliberately don't fight... My excuse/obstacle is TIME. Luckily I... Read more
I did and I didn't...
Saturday, March 24, 2012      8 comments

First of all, I would like to say thank you to each one of you who offered me condolences and/or support on yesterday's blog. I truly appreciate your taking time out of your day to do so and it really touched me. So I am here to report tha... Read more
Heartbroken and wanting to drown my sorrows in red wine and potato chips
Friday, March 23, 2012      20 comments

My grandmother passed away this morning with my mother by her side. After a battle with Alzheimer's she is in heaven with my Grandfather and no longer suffering. I don't really consider myself an emotional eater, at least not to the exte... Read more
I love telling people about the OLD me...
Saturday, February 18, 2012      6 comments

Believe it or not, it's the truth. There was a point in time where I couldn't wait to get far away from this girl and forget about her for good: I thought that... Read more
Celebrating a miracle
Thursday, February 09, 2012      5 comments

3 years ago today my youngest daughter, Delilah Claire, was born. All babies are miracles, but Delilah Claire is extra special. At 20 weeks pregnant, my water broke prematurely. Doctors told me the outlook was grim - to prepare for the wo... Read more
The moment of truth
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      4 comments

The MRI was finally approved. I go tonight at 7:30 PM to get it done. I am nervous. Not so much about the procedure itself, although that part is a little nerve-wracking in and of itself. But more nervous about getting answers, as silly as t... Read more

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