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I enjoy blogging. Really! But for some time now I haven't felt inspired....haven't really had anything all that interesting to write about. And I've been so busy with life in general that I haven't been Sparking as much as I used to. But tod... Read more
"Did I ever tell you you're my hero.....?"
Well, I have to share some exciting (exciting for ME anyway, lol) news.
Those of you who are teammates of mine and have listened to me rant on and on are probably sick of hearing about my computer woes, and I had finally chalked my crashed ... Read more
The Sun is Peeking Through!
Warning....this is a long post....partly repetitive, partly autobiographical. It's not really humorous, but it makes me feel good to pour out my heart and my feelings.
It's been a long, cold winter.
I live in Minnesota...the winters... Read more
My husband is a saint....but does this ever happen to you?
I wanted to put this out there right off the bat...my husband is a saint.
He has never, EVER said anything negative about my weight, or any of my other shortcomings. He has never made me feel like I was anything less than perfect in his ey... Read more
Bringing back an old idea
Below is an excerpt from a Facebook post I made earlier today:
I loved my job at Mesaba. There's not a better bunch of stand-up people out there as the group I was proud to call my co-workers. Maybe that's the biggest reason that in the ... Read more
I was going to send you confetti.....
Um, Happy New Year?
I'd like to know what happened to the first week of the year....here we are entering the second week, and I haven't even gotten around to wishing my Spark Buddies a Happy 2013 yet! I was going to send you all a goodie a... Read more
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....
As most of you know, I'm currently laid off from my job. And loving it. And struggling with knowing that I do have to go back to work...eventually...
BUT, there is a definite up-side to all this. For the first time ever, I am not trying ... Read more
Semi-Annual Closet Switcheroo
I started October full of motivation and excitement to get "back in the saddle." I've been watching my food intake and eating my rainbow (or at least 5 sixths of it) most days, doing 2-mile daily walks plus a minimum of 10 extra minutes of exer... Read more
Pink's a color.....right?
As many of you might know, last weekend we hosted a 94th birthday party for my mom at our house. Her health is failing, but more so her mind, and I decided that we needed to celebrate this as a milestone. In my heart, I doubt she'll be with us... Read more
I want to be overweight!
Yes! I do! Really....I want to be Overweight!
Only in a place such as SparkPeople can a person blog such a thing and get nods of approval from her readers. Why do I want to be Overweight? Because I've been Obese for so long now. Obesit... Read more
Finding the Silver Lining
As I'm fond of saying, blogging can be cathartic. And blog I did. I just wrote out three long paragraphs from the heart. From deep inside my soul. And then......I deleted it. Why? Because just writing it out made me feel so much better. A... Read more
Back to the Blog
I used to blog regularly.
It was motivating, it was sometimes cathartic, it always made me feel good. It was for ME, but I also have something of a gift for writing, (though some may disagree....) and somewhere along the way some of my b... Read more
It's raining, it's pouring!
Well, when it rains it pours....last night we had our Christmas party with my side of the family. We rent out the party room of a hotel and have pot luck, games, etc. Lots of fun. John and I drove separately, as he came straight from work. S... Read more
Did I Really?
A blog about weight loss for a change! It seems that when I take to my keyboard to post a blog, it's usually about something happening in my family life, or my work life, or at any rate,something sort of unrelated to my weight loss journey. (O... Read more
Last week at this time.....I was in the Honolulu airport.....
Oh my, what an experience!
First, I want to say that I had a wonderful time visiting my son and my new daughter-in-law in Hawaii, where he is stationed as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter at the Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay. They took ... Read more