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Light Bulb Moment
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      3 comments

I've been going to the gym now religiously for a year and a half and have only lost 42 pounds. Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely proud of myself but the scale is not my friend right now. If I'm being honest I haven't really been eating healthy... Read more
Starting over
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      1 comments

Hello fellow Sparklers! I'm starting, yet again, to get healthy! I've joined a gym (Lifetime Fitness) and enrolled in a Team Burn class 3 days a week! I gotta tell you, trying to keep up in such a hard class at 53 isn't easy! My first 2 week... Read more
Lap Band Sufferers
Thursday, April 14, 2011      1 comments

I had my lap band removed in late October because of horrible issues that I had been having continuously since my surgery back in late January 2007. Unfortunately I have gained some weight back but the most important thing is that I'm healthy..... Read more
Emergency Lap Band Removal
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      2 comments

About 3 weeks ago I created a blog concerning the problems I was having with my lap band. Well, things turned for the worst and I wanted to let you know of my experience. Starting on 9/17 I started stressing out over a new job and started ... Read more
Lap band NOT the way to loose weight
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      5 comments

I wanted to share my lap band experience with those that are thinking about having the procedure. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH! I had the surgery done 3.5 years ago and after all that time I've only lost 50 pounds. Unfortunately I can't say that I... Read more
New goal plan for turning 46
Monday, March 29, 2010      2 comments

I'm so tired of making promises to myself and never following through. I'd never do that to anyone else but me and it's time for a change. I would really like to lost 15 pounds before my next birthday on June 18th. If I start on April 2 it wi... Read more
Initiative is power
Thursday, December 10, 2009      1 comments

I decided yesterday to start taking eating right seriously! I use SparkPeople occasionally to count calories and water intake but I really took it to heart. I watched what I ate and I walked the stairs twice in my building and I lost 2 pounds.... Read more
Holiday Guilt
Friday, December 04, 2009      2 comments

Well, it's that time of year again and the guilt is starting to eat me alive. I always promise myself that I'm going to try and be good around the holidays and again, I'm being naughty! I have eaten bad stuff every day this week and it shows o... Read more
Trip to DC
Monday, November 16, 2009      0 comments

I am beyond excited about my trip to DC the week of Thanksgiving. My sister and I were invited to our stepbrother's wedding the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We first thought that we wouldn't go but decided to make a mini vacation out of it. W... Read more
Friday, November 13, 2009      1 comments

I just can't seem to get enthused about exercising. I've been promising myself for weeks that I would exercise everyday, even setting my alarm earlier, just to turn over and hit the snooze button. I need help and support on this issue because ... Read more
How important are the holidays to you?
Monday, November 09, 2009      0 comments

Growing up the holidays were so special, no, they were magical! My family and I always had lots of relatives to visit, good food to share and memories to create. As I get older things of course have changed, especially since I don't have a fam... Read more
Establishing Goals
Friday, October 16, 2009      1 comments

After weighing in for this week's weight loss challenge between myself, my sister and friend I came out the winner! I have to admit that it really wasn't that hard. It was an effort, I'm not going to lie there, but as long as you have a GOAL i... Read more
Thanksgiving Challenge
Thursday, October 08, 2009      2 comments

I decided to create a challenge between myself, my sister and a friend. All three of us are vacationing to Washington DC during Thanksgiving and I created a challenge that whoever lost the most weight by then (weigh-in is 11/25) the winner will... Read more
Friday, August 07, 2009      3 comments

I work two jobs so I'm tired all the time and make excuses for not exercising. The only time I have to myself is the morning, which would be an excellent time to work out. However, my bed is soooooo comfortable I just can't get up. I hit the ... Read more
Sickness interfering with exercise
Monday, November 03, 2008      1 comments

I don't know how many of you out there has caught the bug that's going around but I have and it's really frustrating me. I've been sick now for 2 weeks and I haven't felt up to exercising. It's very hard to feel like exercising when your head ... Read more