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Day 8 After Surgery
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      4 comments

I went for my 2nd post-op doctor's visit this morning. He removed the two drains and all but two staples. There were a lot of staples! Almost each one was like getting a bee sting. My nephew said that was how his staples being removed felt an... Read more
Day 7 after Excess Skin Removal Surgery
Monday, March 25, 2013      9 comments

Glad to say I am finally regular again! I mean as in BM! I know TMI! When I went to see my Dr at my first post-op visit he was very happy with how I was handling the surgery. I had a circumferential abdominoplasty and inner thigh lift. He wa... Read more
Before surgery Blog
Monday, March 18, 2013      10 comments

The title says it all pretty much. Today I go in for excess skin removal surgery. I have kept 146 lbs off. So this is my reward for my lifestyle changes. Unfortunately, insurance is not footing the bill. My mother is picking up this tab. W... Read more
All or nothing attitude
Sunday, February 17, 2013      5 comments

My assignment today is to blog about the last time I experienced an all or nothing attitude regarding food or exercise. Hmmm. That hasn't happened since I joined spark. Actually it was just before I gave up on everything. Well, everything Die... Read more
I had a good day...
Friday, February 15, 2013      1 comments

I went to Adoration I stayed for Mass Then I stayed for Stations of the Cross. I got home. Made some Brown Rice. Ate some Rice with my Coffee. Got on my computer. Checked the Menu of where I was going for lunch logged my food. Shortl... Read more
I am healthier today!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      5 comments

I know I am better health wise because: I can walk 5 plus miles if I want to. (That would be around the perimeter of our villages.) I can jog on the treadmill with out collapsing. Well, at least for 15 min. But I think I could go longer ... Read more
One small step...
Thursday, January 31, 2013      5 comments

Since Becky (Thoms1) went on vacation and left me home alone I have reactivated my spark coach account. Well low and behold while doing my check-in one day this week. I might add I was being just a bit down on myself. I clicked save check-in ... Read more
Fast and Easy Meals!
Saturday, August 18, 2012      4 comments

Sorry, nothing I do is fast or easy! While watching today's SparkCoach video I had to laugh cause Becky Hand is going on about doing these quick and easy meals for your family in just minutes. She had it right as far as having a plan. You hav... Read more
4th year Sparkversary!
Sunday, July 08, 2012      9 comments

Four years ago July 5th was my Independence Day! I was so afraid of failure! I was overwhelmed! Reading some of the articles on nutrition and I was going to say fitness but I wasn't even thinking that far ahead, anyway back to nutrition, I th... Read more
I saw my little girl self at the lake tonight!
Friday, July 22, 2011      7 comments

I felt shame and anger! I wanted to cry for her. I looked over at the picnic table to see who her "fat" parents were. Nobody at those tables looked like they had a weight problem. Then why oh why was she at least 50-60 lbs over weight! The k... Read more
3rd Year Sparkversary!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      6 comments

I am three years old today! That's how I have come to look at my journey. I was living before but since Spark I have learned how to live. As Janey2011 said it is all about balance. I no longer have to juggle my life. That feels so good. I can ... Read more
True Confessions!
Thursday, June 30, 2011      2 comments

Two weeks ago my sister Julie came home for a family reunion we were all going to. You guessed it! Julie's to blame! (Buzzer sounds!) Wrong answer! I have to bite the bullet and say Susie made some bad choices and didn't know when to quit shove... Read more
Friday, May 27, 2011      5 comments

I got out of the military in 1989. If I wanted to reenlist I needed to guess what! LOSE WEIGHT! I spent a few days thinking about it going back and forth-should I bother, can I face even one more 500 calorie day? At home I would burst into te... Read more
Eyes wide shut!
Thursday, May 19, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday I got on the treadmill, after a minute I set it up to 5.1 and started running. By most standards it must seem slow but I just closed my eyes and started running. I didn't have my headset on, I just enjoyed myself. What! To me this doe... Read more
Giving Up
Sunday, April 17, 2011      13 comments

This is the new dress I am planning on wearing while sitting in the audience during a taping of one of the last Oprah shows! Woo Hoo! I have given up many times in... Read more

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