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I had forgotten about blogging
Monday, February 16, 2015      3 comments

2/16/2015 - it's been a very long time since my last blog. I'm struggling a bit right now to get myself back on track and to remain on track. I do well during the day but when I get home I seem to fall apart and I don't know why. Well, I gues... Read more
And so I continue to struggle ..
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      6 comments

I have a fantastic family but the support just isn't there. One tends to be too sensitive to my feeling and doesn't say a word and another constantly brings me things I should not have. Yet another brings home stuff for himself ... all things ... Read more
To be successful ... you REALLY have to want it!
Thursday, May 05, 2011      2 comments

I guess I've never really wanted it before. I've said I wanted it ... I've felt I wanted it but I never, ever managed to be successful at it. Each person needs to search their own hearts and figure out if now is really the time. So many other... Read more
I WON!!! I can't believe I WON!!!
Thursday, May 05, 2011      6 comments

The company I work for held an eight week Biggest Loser Challenge ... I won the female portion of the challenge!!! I have lost 31 pounds so far. It's amazing how God answers prayers. I have brought this weight loss journey to Him each morning... Read more
I'm finally seeing some results!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      2 comments

This is fantastic!! I finally am beginning to see some results. I tried on some of the clothes I have not fit in for over a year and they fit!! Some of them are even too big now so they've been passed on to others who can wear them!! I refus... Read more
HOLY COW!! It's been forever since I've been to Sparkpeople!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008      0 comments

Oh how frustrating it is. I worked so hard to get 41 lbs. off before our Disney World trip back in May of this year and after the vacation I just haven't been able to get back on track. I had to quit my gym membership and I terribly miss my wo... Read more
Yet another failure
Tuesday, July 08, 2008      2 comments

With all that I've been through trying to lose weight and succeeding at losing 41 lbs. you'd think I'd be well on my way to winning the battle .... but NOOOOOOOOO as Steve Martin used to say on SNL. Oh no, that would be a good thing. Nope, I'v... Read more
It's never too late--in fiction or in life--to revise. Nancy Thayer, author
Saturday, April 12, 2008      2 comments

I really like this one. This is EXACTLY what I'm doing with my life now. I'm learning all kinds of ways to get healthy and remain healthy. It's a tough road but it can be done. I've always been one to use the quote "You can't teach an old do... Read more
If it is to be, it is up to me.
Saturday, April 12, 2008      0 comments

Never has this statement been so true!! It's a shame it's not something I realized when I was in my 30's. I've wasted so much time being overweight and unhappy with myself. Being uncomfortable in your own skin is one of the worst feelings. I... Read more
No quotes to post -- just me rambling.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008      2 comments

Well ... after the holidays I've managed to get myself back on track. I did some damage over the holidays but nothing that I can't fix ;-) I'm back to going to the gym and I've added some workout routines at home too. I do really well in the ... Read more
Worry ... who, me??
Monday, October 08, 2007      1 comments

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere. --- Anonymous Don't waste your energy on worrying Too many of us worry about things that we cannot change. Although worrying gives you some... Read more
One step forward, two steps back ...
Thursday, October 04, 2007      3 comments

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams I so needed to see this quote!! I've taken one step forward and at least a dozen steps backwards over the last ... Read more
He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else. -- Samuel Johnson
Wednesday, October 03, 2007      3 comments

Schedule a personal tune-up Proper nutrition is part of the foundation of a healthy life. Your car needs the right amount of gas and periodic tune-ups to make it run smoothly and prevent future problems. Your body needs healthy food and per... Read more
Time for a Change.
Sunday, August 12, 2007      2 comments

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Goethe It's amazing that after reading this quote I now realize how much I focus on negativity and I find that over the last month or two I have... Read more
Thursday, August 09, 2007      4 comments

I can't believe it took this long for me to become motivated. However, all that really matters is that I'm finally motivated. I think I owe this motivation largely to the members of the Firecrackers Team!! Kudos to you all as it's not an easy... Read more