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One Year Under Goal Today!

Monday, September 01, 2014      14 comments

Before Picture 2008 The picture above was taken in late 2008. In late 2009 I had a double by pass operation! When I read my report it mentioned the "O" word. Obese!... Read more

My workout Shake up

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      8 comments

Through a lot of SP reading I have finally figured out I cannot do the same old exercises everyday. I've been doing 40 minutes a day on the treadmill. One week my ankle hurt and I pushed through. I paid for it with some pain and healed it wit... Read more

A Journey to Health

Sunday, June 30, 2013      11 comments

I believe I started on SP over 5 years ago. I must admit it has been quite an experience. However, all along while not losing as quickly as most, I kept my eye on the goal. During this time I had gallbladder surgery. (lost fast for awhile... Read more

Diet Sabotage

Saturday, June 22, 2013      7 comments

I am fortunate to have the kind of friends who realize I am doing my best to lose weight. I have come to the conclusion that the only person to sabotage my weight loss efforts lives in my house. Since I am a widow, that would be me. I ... Read more

Reason to Be Proud

Friday, August 31, 2012      3 comments

I went over to BAM this afternoon and bought a copy of SELF magazine. (September Issue). I only did it because of a Diet Club mentioned in SP and I knew the exercises featured someone we know. I felt such a sense of pride, because the pull... Read more

Count your Blessings

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      2 comments

Within months of each other my eldest son had surgery for cancer and my youngest just a few days ago, a massive heart attack. A mother does worry. The are alive and both have great attitudes to do what is necessary to be healthy. Well ... Read more

Today I was truly Inspired

Saturday, April 03, 2010      2 comments

I took the cutest stuffed lamb over to one of my church and Hospice friends at a rehab/nursing home. A couple of months ago this fantastic 88 year old suffered a massive stroke. The first time I visited she wanted to give up, as son her wante... Read more


Tuesday, October 06, 2009      6 comments

I started slowly with spark people. I was one of those who thought, well I'll follow the "rules" and I can certainly do it on my own. I didn't join a team for a while. Then I formed my own team. After that I branched out and joined a couple... Read more

Neat chart I receive via email

Monday, September 07, 2009      6 comments

Share this Chart with everyone Apples Protects your heart prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints Apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer's Slows a... Read more


Saturday, September 05, 2009      4 comments

I am trying to stay away from sweets. Someone on one of my member sites mentioned that people are always saying "just one piece won't hurt you". I told her I have found a good way to get around that and that is to not mention you are on a diet... Read more

Boot Camp Completed

Saturday, May 30, 2009      5 comments

YAY; Because this time I finished a boot camp. The last two I entered, I was unable to complete all because of injuries and a surgery. Well nothing interfered this time despite a sore foot (minor compared to determination) Read more

The Tasty Convenience of Oven Roasted Beer Chicken

Sunday, May 24, 2009      10 comments

Last night I mentioned I was preparing beer chicken for dinner, and I got a few "how" inquiries. Start with a 3 to 4 lb chicken. 4 is best. Clean inside and out then rub with olive oil. I also use a lemon pepper rub on the outside. Pr... Read more

Over half way through bootcamp

Wednesday, May 20, 2009      3 comments

I am doing surprisingly well keeping up with the challenges; so much so that I do believe I need to refocus on my eating habits. I skipped my veggie tonight and this reminds me that it is not too late in the evening to go fix myself a salad, as... Read more


Sunday, May 03, 2009      4 comments

Ok I HAD done really well but I have slacked off on my food portions the past few weeks! I just entered an 8 week challenge as I almost end a Mother's Day Challenge doing none too well. I will also be starting a new challenge on The Hospic... Read more

40 Steps to a better life (right now)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008      3 comments

This is not mine! It was sent to me. However I just had to pass it on as I plan to add this to my motivation list. I just love it! Well worth reading, rereading, and TRYING to remember the ones that seem important to you. . . 40 T... Read more

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