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A fresh start....again :-)
Friday, June 26, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday a dear friend of mine commented on a picture I had posted of the lilies in one of my gardens. That comment lead to us emailing each other and me finally "asking" for help. In 2011 she had coached me through many stressful months in m... Read more
One day at a time....
Thursday, May 14, 2015      4 comments

I always go back to this same saying because it truly is the only way it works in my life...."one day at a time". I have never been big on blogging but I think I need the accountability of it so I am going to work on writing more often here. ... Read more
Failing to plan is planning to fail....
Thursday, March 27, 2014      7 comments

This one saying could be the story of my life when it comes to loosing weight. My intentions are always good and I start out well but then I get busy and fail to plan and everything falls apart. I am so tired of this yo yo cycle that I have... Read more
Being grateful
Thursday, September 06, 2012      6 comments

Today I read on a sparkfriends page that we should keep a "Journal of Gratitude" as a positive reminder of all the good things in our life. She also suggested blogging about it. I have not written a blog in many months (actually 5) and re... Read more
A year ago today....
Friday, April 13, 2012      13 comments

my Dad died. emoticon I am not sure how I expected to feel today but I am feeling blessed. Blessed th... Read more
What does my body look like???
Wednesday, February 08, 2012      6 comments

So it seems like I have been asking myself this very question for almost 30 years. As a teenager I always felt "too fat" while in reality I really wasn't. (5'7" 130 lbs) Often I would eat hardly eat anything all day just to see if I could dro... Read more
A year in reflection ( with pics)
Monday, November 21, 2011      11 comments

Most people blog about a year on their weight loss journey or when the calendar changes to Jan 1st they reflex on the past year. For me my world started to change about a year ago now when my mom was diagnosed again with bowel cancer. I know man... Read more
Mother of the bride
Monday, November 14, 2011      6 comments

My only daughter Amanda was married on 11-11-11. It was a very special day filled with many emotions. This has been a very eventful year for my family. Public speaking has never been a love of mine but because of my fathers death, my sons marria... Read more
Do you remember????
Thursday, July 14, 2011      8 comments

When you started this journey and told yourself how happy and content you would be when you lost the weight? I remember clearly thinking I couldn't wait for the day that I had my old shape back and could walk into a store and not be upset ... Read more
Where did 30 lbs go? (with pics)
Friday, June 10, 2011      32 comments

So on Feb 7,2011 I decided that it was time to change my lifestyle. I asked my husband if he would work with me. That was 124 days ago and I am now 30 lbs lighter. Was it easy? NO Was it a challenge? YES Am I happier now? NO Do... Read more
Mother of the Groom
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      12 comments

On Saturday my son was married. I have three sons and one daughter and this was my second child but first wedding. Milestones in our lives come and go with some having more meaning than others. The day was filled with joy but an empty place... Read more
For my Dad
Sunday, April 17, 2011      9 comments

Today was my Dad's funeral. In front of a full church I gave a tribute to my Dad's life. It is probably the hardest thing I have ever done but also the best gift I could have given my Dad who always did so much for me. Today it is a ... Read more
Two weeks and now coming home....
Monday, April 04, 2011      8 comments

It is a miracle and one I will forever be thankful for. Two weeks ago yesterday the doctors told us my dad would probably not make it through the day. Today he is coming home.... Read more
Thank you...I am blessed
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      7 comments

Your prayers for dad and my family have been an incredible blessing. Each day he is stronger and I am amazed at his recovery (his nurses and doctors are also). Words cannot express how thankful I am for your support. Spark friends are rea... Read more
Miracles do happen
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      14 comments

Sunday was devastating for my family with the news that my dad was not responding to any treatment for his congestive heart failure. His breathing was not improving and they had exhausted all efforts to keep him alive. Dad asked to see his great... Read more

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