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Finishing Up February
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      9 comments

I'm glad you enjoyed the "Monday Motivation" I posted yesterday from Judith Beck. It was a good one, wasn't it?? Well, I stumbled a bit over the weekend but I have every plan to finish February STRONG. I have met my goal weight for Fe... Read more
Monday Motivation from Judith S. Beck
Monday, February 20, 2012      8 comments

Monday Motivation: If you were walking down a flight of stairs and stumbled down a few, would you then say “Well, I’ve blown it” and throw yourself down the rest? No! You would get back up and resume walking. If you stumbled this weekend, ... Read more
It's always darkest...before the weight drop!
Friday, February 17, 2012      10 comments

I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday, but I took all of the comments to my "turtle blog" of Wednesday to heart. Nancy asked if this was just a quick fix to lose weight or a new lifestyle. ... Read more
Slow, slow, slow! Turtle slow!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      7 comments

I am by nature an impatient person. Once I make up my mind to do something, I am IN IT 100%. I am working so hard at my weight loss and it is super-slow! I am frustrated!! I may go see a nutritionist. I know I don't need a trainer, thos... Read more
Looking forward to a GREAT WEEK!
Monday, February 13, 2012      7 comments

Thanks for all the great comments to my parents blog. Yes, we should all be having "the conversation" with our parents or children! I understand the parents don't want to give up their independence but the truth is they aren't independent ... Read more
The Parents, Part 2
Sunday, February 12, 2012      10 comments

My parents are fine, they have to leave for MN on Tuesday. TC's parents are the ongoing saga. His three siblings had an "intervention" with his parents yesterday to discuss their imminent move to an Assisted Living facility. Of cours... Read more
Old People Rant!
Friday, February 10, 2012      14 comments

My daughter used to work as a home health aide and said yesterday, "Old people are as bad as teenagers -- they never do what you tell them to do and always think nothing bad will ever happen to them!" Boy, was that the truth yesterday!! ... Read more
Quick Check In
Thursday, February 09, 2012      11 comments

Yay! After FOURTEEN -- count them, 14 days at 169 or 169.5, I finally moved downward! 167.5 this morning!!! I'm a happy camper, and certainly hope I don't bounce back up. (As I am wont to do.) Well, I've got to run -- assign... Read more
Thanks, Spark Peeps!
Monday, February 06, 2012      8 comments

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments and emails in reference to my blog about my father's medical issues. Prayers and good wishes are highly appreciated. Many of us have challenging situations right now, either our own health or the he... Read more
Just to Share
Saturday, February 04, 2012      9 comments

My dad has had problems with his face for two years now. One side droops and his face is either numb or on fire. The root of the problem has remained a mystery no matter how many neurologists/specialists he sees or how many tests are done. Fi... Read more
January Results - For Real!
Friday, February 03, 2012      8 comments

It was good news all around. I'm down 7 pounds for the month. I've lost an inch to two inches on all measurements. She told me how much on each but I forgot to bring a notepad so I didn't write it down. TC's lost 8 pounds (the dirt... Read more
January Results ....
Monday, January 30, 2012      7 comments

...will not be revealed until FRIDAY! emoticon The fitness center apparently lost or forgot to record our appo... Read more
Walking the Walk (Literally)
Friday, January 27, 2012      8 comments

Hi Fellow Sparklers! I haven't blogged lately because there really hasn't been much new to say. I'm doing my thing. I'm just chugging along, the little engine that could! This is DAY 40 for me getting back on track, can I get a woo hoo... Read more
Staying the Course, of course!
Saturday, January 21, 2012      8 comments

I am down four pounds for January, so I should hit my 5-pound goal for the month with ease. Yay! I've been listening to the Fat Loser videos (www.fatloser.com) and it's been helping with the mental aspect. Yup, that's some tough love, for... Read more
Increasing Calories -- a Counter-Intuitive Approach to Losing Weight
Monday, January 16, 2012      9 comments

OK, so now I'm convinced that 1100-1300 calories per day is not appropriate. I'm probably losing muscle not fat. So, reluctantly, I'm going to increase to 1500/day. A few years ago I did a "metabolism test" where I breathed into a tube fo... Read more

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