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50 lb total loss!
Monday, February 08, 2016      15 comments

Hi, ya'll! As of Feb 2016, I've now lost 50 lbs total (275 lbs to 225 lbs). I actually reached this goal approx a week ago--but didn't want to officially announce it until today... I wanted to make sure that the loss "stuck". As in, "OMG,... Read more
One step forward, two steps back...
Thursday, July 16, 2015      12 comments

Warning: this blog entry will contain periods of whining, tears, and self-absorbed pity-party moments... Ok, so...good news is that I'm home from a brief hospital stay this week. Docs managed to draw off enough fluid from my lungs, limbs, a... Read more
Re. the SC Church Shooting...
Thursday, June 18, 2015      6 comments

I just found out about this from a Sparkfriend's blog. A man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a church in downtown Charleston, S.C., Wednesday night. Nine people have died, including the pastor. A 5-year-old child survived by dropping ... Read more
And Another Thank You!
Thursday, June 11, 2015      6 comments

Just wanted to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all my Spark Friend and Biggest Loser Teammates for the warm wishes, comments, and encouragement that you all posted or sparkmailed to me regarding my page update and my sharing of personal info here for t... Read more
Sunday, June 07, 2015      4 comments

Well. I finally decided to update my SparkPage a bit in several places and actually share some info about myself and my current conditions. It's never been easy for me to talk to people and share personal things such as this--but I promised myse... Read more
Thought for the Week Ahead...
Monday, March 30, 2015      8 comments

Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never! ~~Winston Churchill... Read more
Day 19...Thanks, you guys!
Friday, March 13, 2015      4 comments

Fever still hovering between 102 & 103, but I'm hanging in there! I just wanted to give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that sent messages, posted on my blog, posted on my Spark Page, and sent me Spark Goodies to tell me "get well soon". It really ... Read more
Day 17...Achooo!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      9 comments

Woke up with an icky, nasty cold this morning. Seems like it's been going around lately. I don't mind it too awful much, unless it gets to my chest. I already have limited breathing, so it gets kind of scary when cold symptoms take away a bit mo... Read more
Day 15...3 lbs lost this weigh in!
Monday, March 09, 2015      9 comments

Yay, 3 more lbs gone! I was hoping it would balance out from last week, and apparently it did. emoticon ... Read more
Day 12...We're Having a Heatwave!
Friday, March 06, 2015      9 comments

Well, OK, if you want to get technical about it, it's 25° F outside. But in Central Wisconsin that IS a heat wave! There were actually birds singing underneath blue sky this morning. I'd almost forgotten what birdsong sounds like! It's a ni... Read more
Day 10...Hump Day
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      6 comments

Happy Wednesday, ya'll!... Read more
Day 8...1 lb down this weigh in.
Monday, March 02, 2015      5 comments

Hey, it may be only one lb, but I'll take it! Considering my water retention that occurs...err...every month *cough*...and is currently "occuring"...1 lb DOWN is a good thing! lol Next weigh in should give me a more accurate snapshot. ... Read more
Day 5 of the Journey...
Friday, February 27, 2015      4 comments

Blue skies today, how I've missed them! We had a "heat wave" of 10° ABOVE zero, heh. Fasting blood sugar this morning was 108! That's the lowest that it has been since...umm...so darn long I can't remember. No idea why, am just glad it was ... Read more
Day 4...Sharing With My Best Friend.
Thursday, February 26, 2015      5 comments

I think that at 51 years old I've finally figured out what really matters in my life. I know, I know, it's a cliché, but it's the little things that mean the most. Like a little bit ago, I was kinda down and dwelling on things. I'd had a li... Read more
Day 3...and counting! (I need creative titles!)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      3 comments

Ok, so...doctor's appointment today. Had a bizillion tests done, scheduled for a bizillion more, got some icky news and just trying to absorb and deal right now. Exhausted, but hey, it got me outta the house for a few hours so that's something! ... Read more

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