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The Little Engine that Could!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      2 comments

I think I can, I think I can.......I am slowly building a little streak of good, healthy eating to go with my vigorous exercise! Getting stronger about saying "no" to bad choices. Yesterday was easier than the day before. I grabbed a bag of c... Read more

Day 2 of a new journey

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      5 comments

Day 2 Yesterday was not without temptations, but I was able to make good choices with food. I've started with a group studying how to put our affections and cravings toward the Lord instead of things like food, sex, power etc. I am so tha... Read more


Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

Gosh, I just haven't utilized my SPARK like I did in the beginning! Today I am off to a very good start--great walk enjoying the beautiful fall weather, 1 1/2 exercise classes and now after finishing a healthy breakfast I'm ready to attack my d... Read more

Surgery went very well!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      2 comments

I had my second cataract surgery today. As far as surgeries go, it was an easy one, but one that I'm hoping to not have again. Shouldn't unless problems develop. Wasn't able to eat or drink for 6 hours before surgery. That's ok. I had lunch... Read more

Today's Challenges

Tuesday, October 14, 2014      4 comments

Didn't sleep very well last night because of my cataract surgery this morning. I know it's the easiest surgery to have, but I am uncomfortable thinking of having my eye cut despite knowing that it will be numbed. Such a baby I am! haha I've ... Read more

Changes Yield Results Little by Little

Monday, September 29, 2014      4 comments

This is my second go around on SP for weight loss. When I had health issues that lead to several surgeries I abandoned my healthy lifestyle that included lots of good exercise to recuperate and the weight came on so FAST! Now, I have other hea... Read more


Wednesday, September 17, 2014      4 comments

Today is day 2 of my renewal to weight loss. It's been such a hard journey the past three years. I am dealing with much daily pain. Exercise is part of my weekly routine, but it often comes at a price in the pain department. No exercise crea... Read more


Tuesday, May 13, 2014      3 comments

My mood is surprisingly emoticon considering my weight gain! I have been working the spark for several months in ... Read more

Getting food in check again

Friday, January 24, 2014      6 comments

Time to get some things written down. I have struggled, struggled to get the weight off that I put back on. My exercise is excellent, but still the weight has hung on. The joy of getting older!! I have realized that my food must be in ... Read more

Back on Track, Day Two

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      7 comments

I haven't blogged since January! I have been busy at home since then. My dear, dear client died in January and I have needed to take time off from elder care to grieve her loss. In the mean time, my middle son's family moved from Seattle to M... Read more


Sunday, January 20, 2013      6 comments

For the past 24 hours I've been dealing with grief from losing the 90 year old client I cared for and loved for the past 2 years. Yes, we knew she was dying, yes, it wasn't a surprise, but it still hurts. She was the kindest person I ever knew... Read more

Official Streak in Process!

Friday, January 11, 2013      11 comments

Today begins day 3 of my streak of 1) staying within my calorie range and 2) not eating at night to satisfy emotional deficit. It doesn't sound like anything, but I've been trying and trying to get myself back to not falling into the snacking ... Read more

Progress, Slow, but sure

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      6 comments

I love the promise of a new year! I am so very motivated to work my food plan and add to my exercise program by walking more. It has worked for me to walk to work and home yesterday and today. Tomorrow will be another opportunity to do that a... Read more

Bright start to 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013      7 comments

2012 was physically very difficult with 3 surgeries to go through and recover from. I had a weight gain and had to get refocused over and over to getting the exercise I need and had worked up to before I had health problems. Bob and I are in t... Read more

Back to Exercise! Oh happy day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      4 comments

What a great day this is! Today was the first day I was able to return to my vigorous water aerobics class since I had my hysterectomy November 28th. A few weeks ago I swam for a half hour, it felt great, but I suffered for two days after that... Read more

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