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Of Babies and Bananas...Smarter choices for the next generation!
Saturday, September 25, 2010      4 comments

When I was a baby my mother would soothe my aching gums with hard biscuit-like cookies especially made for teething babies. When I was a toddler, she would quiet me down with cookies and sometimes soft candies in between meals or when she needed... Read more
Life is NOW...NOT in the Future!
Thursday, September 23, 2010      7 comments

I just realized that I use a lot of statements that start with "When I lose this weight I'm ....". For instance, I will say things like "When I lose this weight, I am going to go on a nice trip", "When I lose this weight, I am going to have a f... Read more
No Soda for a Year = MAJOR WEIGHT LOSS!
Thursday, September 23, 2010      4 comments

For those who don't think soda is addictive...This is day 2 with no soda pop and I am antsy and have a headache. I was very proud of my water intake today, though, and am going... Read more
Stigma Attached to Being Fat Reduces People to Numbers
Sunday, September 19, 2010      4 comments

I recently read about a woman in Oklahoma who, at 409 pounds, joined a gym. After she paid her membership and was going for a few weeks she was told by staff members that she could walk around in the aerobics room, but she had to stop using the ... Read more
Repost To Remind Myself Who I Am and Where I Am Going
Thursday, September 16, 2010      2 comments

I am reposting this poem that I created for myself 8 months ago. I need the reminder. I am rejoining the Spark community, renewing my commitment to better love and care for myself, and rewarding myself with a big old pat on the back for accep... Read more
The mirror lies; I am beautiful
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      1 comments

The following poem is my little ode to loving myself as I am. If I can't love the body I have enough to make good changes and refine what needs refining, how can I achieve my goal? I can't hate my body or myself. Who wants to do something good f... Read more
I Am Beautiful
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      6 comments

The following poem is my little ode to loving myself as I am. If I can't love the body I have enough to make good changes and refine what needs refining, how can I achieve my goal? I can't hate my body or myself. Who wants to do something goo... Read more
Inspired by Cary Clack
Monday, January 18, 2010      0 comments

I consider Cary Clack, a local columnist and author, to be a compassionate man who writes from his heart. I have spent time with him in both social and professional settings, and h... Read more
Eight Pounds = 10 % of GOAL!
Sunday, January 17, 2010      6 comments

Yes sirreebob, I have lost eight pounds of lard, fat, waste, excess, and unnecessary junk right off of my body! I am at the 10% mark and wailing proud! I've been reading some motivational blogs by other members and I can't tell you what great ... Read more
Mom Wants Ice Cream!
Saturday, January 16, 2010      2 comments

Wow, I had forgotten how hard it is to diet with kids and junk food as staples in your life until I realized the same holds true for elderly parents with sweet tooths. My mother, who is crippled with arthritis, has had congestive heart failure ... Read more
It may be water, but it is still weight!
Friday, January 15, 2010      0 comments

I'm trying not to be giddy about the five pounds I've lost in the last three days, but you know what? It made me grin from ear to ear! I am rational enough to know that when you first start eating better and especially drinking more water ... Read more
Glowing with Pride and Exhaustion
Thursday, January 14, 2010      1 comments

I am so darn proud of myself. I turned the TV to ExerciseOnDemand and did the one mile walk with Leslie Sansone, who I have followed in the past with great results. I thought this would be so easy since I had done it before. HA! Maybe I know how... Read more
My Fifty-Fit Birthday Promise
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      4 comments

My Fifty-Fit Birthday Promise by MaryJane Thomas-Harrison Major life changes that I have made happen usually came about out of frustration, soul-searching, and strong need. I tend to go with the flow, put others' needs first, and over-... Read more
I ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      8 comments

Ugh...so I just finished half of a full sized bag of Lay's kettle cooked hickory bbq chips. I was feeling pretty proud of myself for sneaking a bunch of pulverized veggies into tonight's spaghetti sauce and drinking water instead of soda. I cam... Read more

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