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Enjoying life--just not the scale!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      8 comments

I am back from a cross country trip with my daughter. She had moved to CA last year for a one year job--and needed to move to the next one in OH. The 3 girls did the trip together last July--but my DD2 asked ME if I'd like to drive with her this... Read more
Feeling frustrated but I will keep fighting.....
Sunday, March 27, 2016      12 comments

I am very frustrated. I am way up in weight but still it into the same jeans. I am in the 5% Spring Challenge and, if I make it, I'll be back in maintenance range. I am not going to eat much bread. I will stay off the alcohol. I will focus on e... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge Coming Up!
Friday, March 11, 2016      5 comments

I love these challenges--they have made a big difference to me and I wish I'd known about them when I was just starting out. The Spring 5% should start March 26--and we are looking for members!! Visit
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My short and medium goals--and rewards
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      10 comments

If I can drop to 157 by Easter, I get a massage. And if I get to 155 by Memorial Day, I get to color my hair for the summer. There--put them in writing! It isn't going to be easy cause the scale is going UP and not down but--I WILL DO IT!... Read more
Skiing in CO--and a BIG NSV!
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      8 comments

I am so very proud of myself! BIG NSV--I can ski all day without getting too sore and tired!! I mean, we went out by 9:30 and I was still skiing at 3:30! Yes, I took about an hour for lunch but--I was FINE to go one or two runs more--but I know ... Read more
My Pledge
Friday, January 01, 2016      2 comments

Thank you to whoever wrote this in the first place and all who have shared it so I could find it! Never Quit Pledge Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue ... Read more
Looking to 2016
Sunday, December 27, 2015      4 comments

I have revamped my goal board and my "other goals" to reflect what I want to do in 2016. I am still going with a theme--2016 is "deep breath and say 'thank you'"--so I will meditate and keep a gratitude journal. I tend to look on the negative si... Read more
Merry Christmas--mine is here
Sunday, December 20, 2015      7 comments

My 3 daughters and my son-in-law are in residence--they are all here till Thursday AM. I am happy--saying grace sounds right--all the voices are present. In church, I had all of them in my sight and could hear 3 lovely voices (SIL does not sing)... Read more
Sad today
Sunday, December 06, 2015      9 comments

I just found out today that a neighborhood friend passed away today--he was married to a classmate and I have known him all my life. He was 60--that isn't old--but he had gained a lot of weight--was at least 250 and he had a major heart attack. ... Read more
I am thankful for my Spark friends
Thursday, November 26, 2015      4 comments

I am an introvert--always have been. So I don't make friends easily but, when I do, I think I am a good friend. But--for whatever reason, I am not "buddy, buddy' with too many local people. I rely on many of you--my Spark friends--for interacti... Read more
More health related victories
Saturday, November 14, 2015      5 comments

I am trying to bust my current plateau. I had been doing fairly well--but then we were on vacation without a scale for a week. I THOUGHT I was getting LOTS of exercise--we walked a lot, did weights, had 2 water aerobics classes--but I gained 4-5... Read more
End of October??
Friday, October 30, 2015      4 comments

HOW is it the end of October? I am almost ready for school to begin! (Well, I lost my job--BIG management change--so I don't tune into the school schedule anymore.) I am not making any headway on my weight-loss journey--did well in the Summ... Read more
Non-Scale Victories to celebrate
Saturday, October 24, 2015      6 comments

1) I could lift that box without any help and carry it across the parking lot. 2) I don't get winded going up and down the stairs. 3) My size 10 jeans still fit from last year! 4) I can pass on the junk food and control my portions on mo... Read more
Last day of the sugar challenge!
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      5 comments

Well, I did it! I have not had much sugar--didn't manage NO sugar but I stayed away from sweets and it has made a difference! I learned some new coping methods that will help me to stay off the sugar snacks. Not too shabby!! Now if this c... Read more
Sugar -- Day 19 and Reasons for decreasing sugar
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      2 comments

No real sugar cravings today--still don't feel 100% so rested the AM. Did get out with friends in the afternoon and for dinner. When I want something, I am getting fruit or some protein and that is working--or a cup of tea! Why to decrease ... Read more

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