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What Happened in 2009 and My Life Since Then
Sunday, August 14, 2016      5 comments

In June 2009 my doctor recommended Livestrong as a way to enter my food intake and participate in an online community to get some insights on health and fitness. I was faithful on the site and, being inspired by the stories of success with a maj... Read more
It Started On Saturday
Monday, July 25, 2016      3 comments

I was off Thursday and Friday to celebrate my birthday. I slept in both days and didn't go for the walk I had wanted to go on. Saturday I woke up later than I had wanted to and didn't go for the walk in the morning because I wanted to go food sh... Read more
Baby Steps
Monday, July 18, 2016      3 comments

Well, it's Monday after a long weekend for me. I took Friday off to get my learner's permit renewed. That went very well and took less than an hour. It was quite a relief since I had been extremely anxious about it. This weekend culminated ... Read more
Tuesday after 4th of July
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      4 comments

Well, it's back to work today and to my regular routine. I didn't accomplish my goal of limiting alcohol/practicing moderation, this long weekend. Not going to beat myself over it, just noticing and naming. On Saturday I dusted myself off a... Read more
The Rain Will Wash Away My Tears
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      5 comments

Historically, I have had a hard time getting to work. I was sick with depression for 14 years. Although it's been 12 years since I was chronically depressed, I live still live with depression and have to fight it constantly. Last week, for ... Read more
Livid Be Gone
Sunday, June 19, 2016      6 comments

I was absolutely livid yesterday. For the second time my sister's boyfriend didn't show up to fix my water filtration system. He installed it last year. I became very angry when my sister texted me that he was running late, an hour after he was ... Read more
Sleepy Sunday
Sunday, June 12, 2016      5 comments

I'm usually up bright and early and gun ho about getting my day going. Today I am ultra sleepy, probably because I had a hard time sleeping last night. I tossed and turned, although I don't recall having any particular thoughts in mind. One... Read more
Onward and Forward
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      3 comments

Since last week I've tried to practice being mindful in all I do. I've noticed that I have a deficiency in the area of critical thinking so I don't process a lot of things in my mind in order to make decisions. This is something I need to work o... Read more
Monday, May 30, 2016      5 comments

I've been taking pictures of my progress since 2013. These are private, at least for now. They say that once you reach goal suddenly these pics serve as testament of your journey and you want to share them. We'll see. They're pretty horrid, in m... Read more
3rd Sparkversary
Sunday, May 22, 2016      4 comments

When I first joined Spark three years ago I was very cocky. I read the success stories and made friends, and some of them had lost lots of weight. Having over 70 lbs to lose myself, I thought I could do it as well, in one year. I set my Spark go... Read more
It Can't Hurt...
Sunday, May 15, 2016      4 comments

I decided to joint the Spark Community Team this morning. One of the requirements is creating a blog and updating it with my progress once/week. I'm a loner by nature, and very private, so this is stepping outside of my comfort zone, but here go... Read more
It's A Done Deal
Sunday, May 08, 2016      8 comments

I had a total knee replacement in August 2014. I blogged about it just before the surgery. I was scared but optimistic. The recovery was painful but I used lots of pain meds and that made it bearable. As time went on I gained some of my mob... Read more
I'm going To Do It
Saturday, August 02, 2014      7 comments

So I've been in pain from my left knee since 2010. In November of that year I felt a pop on my way to work and could barely walk. I went to immediate care later that morning and was told I had a torn meniscus and was given anti inflammatories an... Read more
It's My 1 Year Sparkversary!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014      9 comments

Exactly one year ago I joined Spark. I didn't know what to expect. The only saving grace was that it is free. If I could handle the ads I'd be fine... Well, a year later I have made tremendous friends and formed bonds that keep me coming ba... Read more
Friday, January 24, 2014      8 comments

This morning I had to take a moment to give thanks. Thanks for waking up, healthy, although with a cold. Thanks for another day to make wise choices. Thanks for having the opportunity to walk to the gym in the cold and for being rewarded becaus... Read more

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