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Bigger Shorts = More Walking

Saturday, July 05, 2014      4 comments

Went shopping with my daughter today with the sole intention of buying some new shorts that fit. Sadly, most of the ones I bought when I lost all of the weight either don't fit at all or don't fit comfortably anymore. Kind of depressing but mo... Read more

In a Funk

Thursday, August 15, 2013      4 comments

I'm writing this blog as a plea for all of my SparkFriends to give me a swift kick in the behind and to hold me accountable . I have been in a real depressed funk for the past year & only recently realized what is causing it. It is something t... Read more

Choosing Happiness

Sunday, January 01, 2012      6 comments

A friend of mine shared this from an editorial in a Colorado newspaper he read today. "If the list of things you would do to make the final year of your life count is really, really different from your life today, you're doing life wrong." He ... Read more

Winston Salem Sparkers Walkers

Sunday, November 13, 2011      3 comments

Finally got a chance to meet a couple of other Spark Friends. I've walked with GOLFGMA a couple of times but Saturday we were joined by JAMMGIRL & FLOWERGIRL. We met at the Rural Hall park & were able to get in a 2 mile walk in just under 40 m... Read more

Pressure versus Pleasure

Sunday, June 05, 2011      7 comments

One of my good SparkFriends posted a blog a while ago suggesting that we go back & re-read some of our blogs from when we first started with Spark (which was just over a year ago for me) I thought it was good advice & I did. Since then I've be... Read more


Friday, April 08, 2011      6 comments

Right after I joined Spark and read about tracking my steps I bought a pedometer. Not an expensive one. I didn't care about it having any kind of a memory or even how many calories I burned (even though mine did show that) - I just wanted to k... Read more

2011 - Time to Set New Goals

Sunday, January 02, 2011      6 comments

Looking back at what I have accomplished since I joined Spark it's easy to look at the successful weight loss (30 pounds lost) and the inches lost (3 inches in my waist, 3.5 in my hips, etc) but that is not the biggest success I've had. I hav... Read more

Snow Flurries :-)

Sunday, December 05, 2010      6 comments

The weathermen in the Piedmont of North Carolina have a hard job - trying to predict the weather emoticon With moun... Read more

Handel's Messiah for WinstonSalemSparkers

Sunday, December 05, 2010      5 comments

Just a quick note to any Sparkers that are in the Winston-Salem, NC area and like hearing the Hallelujah Chorus sung by choir/chorus of 100+ members. The Mozart Club here has been putting on the complete Handel's Messiah for 77 years now & it i... Read more

Christmas Decorations

Sunday, November 28, 2010      14 comments

My tree is up & decorated. I have a LOT of ceramic decorations made by my mom, mother-in-law and beautiful counted cross stitch made by my daughter and they are all set up. All of the boxes that they are kept in the rest of the year are back i... Read more

Setting a New Goal

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      6 comments

Just got finished changing my ending goal weight. I reached my 10% weight loss in July and was excited because I really wasn't sure I could do this. Still had a way to go to reach the 165 lb goal to get out of the obese category & get in to th... Read more


Thursday, September 09, 2010      2 comments

emoticon I've reached a plateau - not in weight loss but in energy & ambition. Just can't seem to get up the oomph... Read more


Tuesday, August 10, 2010      2 comments

Don't know if anyone has heard of BounceU or ever been to one - but I had a blast there today. My 6 year old granddaughter was going to go there today and I took a looong lunch hour & met her there. It is two big rooms of big inflatable things... Read more

It's Official -- 10% ! !

Saturday, July 31, 2010      3 comments

Got on the emoticon this morning and was very pleasantly surprised to see that I hit the 170 mark which is my 10% g... Read more

Birthday goal met

Monday, July 19, 2010      1 comments

First, thanks so much for all of the birthday wishes & Spark Goodies. Today was my big 60 birthday and I met one of my goals. My goal was to feel better and be healthier at 60 than I was at 50, and I am! ! ! ! If you had told me 10 years ag... Read more

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