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Have you seen my spark?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016      16 comments

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Never Quit Pledge

Friday, January 01, 2016      5 comments

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 on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to st... Read more

back to school's biggest loser

Sunday, August 02, 2015      10 comments

I go back to school tomorrow. When I left May 29 I had joined a teacher summer biggest loser challenge. Everyone who wanted to participate put $20 in the pot. The person who weighs in this week with the biggest percentage lost gets that pot of m... Read more

Life happens

Thursday, July 30, 2015      8 comments

I started the summer with a goal of losing 10 pounds. As of Monday I had met that goal. And then Tuesday happened. Tuesday--I had a mid-morning appointment with the kids at church. It just made sense to pick up Chick-fil-A for lunch on the... Read more

5 years on SparkPeople...lessons learned

Thursday, July 16, 2015      9 comments

Yesterday was my emoticon and I found myself thinking about what I have learned during those 5 years. So I offer t... Read more

Fight or flight?

Sunday, July 12, 2015      5 comments

My story begins yesterday. I was actually looking forward to getting on the scale for my weekly weigh in. I know, amazing, right? I thought about how much I had worked the day before painting my daughter's room, walking over 11,000 steps, and ev... Read more

Week 1 of 5% challenge

Saturday, July 04, 2015      7 comments

Ok so my first response as I think about week 1 of my 5% challenge is emoticon as the Read more

Day 4 of my 5% challenge

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      4 comments

Does the emoticon just intentionally try to sabotage anything good we do to make us healthier and happier? I ... Read more

Day 3 of my 5% challenge

Monday, June 29, 2015      3 comments

I woke up this morning with a killer sinus headache as well as the earache. I decided enough was enough and went to the local quick care to get antibiotic drops. I spent a good bit of the day dealing with this and the pain. I was afraid this wou... Read more

Day 2 of my 5% challenge

Sunday, June 28, 2015      5 comments

I don't feel as successful today as I did yesterday. Why? Because I did not get in all the mini walks that led to 10,000 steps yesterday. Plus my ear is still hurting so I sat down to put some heat on it and fell asleep. I don't like taking naps... Read more

Day 1 of my 5% challenge

Saturday, June 27, 2015      12 comments

The temptation to blow off today started before I even got out of bed. I woke up with an earache. Immediately the old tapes started telling would be a good day to take pain medicine and be a bum as well as the lie that I wouldn't feel li... Read more

Day 13 Over 10,000 steps! Woohoo!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      4 comments

I am learning that if I go ahead and get up when my husband leaves for work I feel so much better than drifting back to sleep and sleeping in. I've never been a "morning person" especially now that I am taking a break from coffee. But I really d... Read more

Days 11 & 12 not the best, not the worst

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      3 comments

I didn't write last night because I was struggling. Struggling with how my day went. Struggling with my old depression feelings of being a failure. Struggling with my old habit of hiding and quitting when the going gets tough. it... Read more

Day 10 A day of R&R

Sunday, June 07, 2015      2 comments

So I have decided to treat Sunday as my rest day. I won't revert to old habits of being a total bum. But I will enjoy the day with my family without worrying about steps/minutes. Today was nice because the whole family took some time to hang out... Read more

Day 9 Feeling good...

Saturday, June 06, 2015      4 comments

Another good night's sleep! emoticon Read more

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