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5 months into Spark

Wednesday, September 24, 2008      3 comments

Wow I can't believe it will be 5 months for me here at Sparkpeople and I've already lost 30 pounds. At my starting point at the end of April, I didn't think I could do this. I was at my highest weight ever and in worse shape physically and healt... Read more

Time for a size change

Thursday, September 18, 2008      1 comments

I know that losing weight is going to take some time. I didn't get this way overnight. And I've not done bad. With Sprakpeople's help I've lost almost 30 pounds and am much healthier than I've been in some time. But I look in the mirror at times... Read more

Whiny Americans

Friday, September 12, 2008      4 comments

I'm not a great fan of Jay Leno but I found something he had written which was pretty profound. I'm putting it here but not in entirely all that was said. "'The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some Poll data I foun... Read more

Rants from a Former Teacher

Sunday, September 07, 2008      3 comments

Something on one of my teams prompted me to write this rant. I'm on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to schools. As a former teacher of 25+ years I can see the teacher's points of view and as a mother and not a grandmother of childre... Read more

Why Women Should Vote

Friday, September 05, 2008      3 comments

Regardless of your party affiliation get out and vote... WHY WOMEN SHOULD VOTE This is the story of our Grandmothers and Great-grandmothers; they lived only 90 years ago. Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted th... Read more

After Gustov

Thursday, September 04, 2008      1 comments

We were finally able to really get out and view the river and all. Our road was washed out at the far end. But not much traffic there anyway and most can detour around on another road. The river was up to the bottom of the bridge but I've seen i... Read more

Monday, September 01, 2008      1 comments

I'm not doing well on the walking lately. I think with storms that are coming, I'm just so achy. The joints are really acting up. I go to the rhummy tomorrow for my annual visit. Also new daughter-in-law Carmen is having her ultra sound tomorrow... Read more

Another great day

Friday, August 29, 2008      1 comments

I had a great day today. My daughter-in-law Jackie and I went shopping. We haven't done this in a few months and it was such fun. We visited Hobby Lobby and then ate at Olive Garden and then to the Dollar Tree and Walmarts. This is the first yea... Read more

joined Spark Community and became leader of team

Wednesday, August 27, 2008      3 comments

I'm so thrilled. First I reached stage 4 of my spark journey and was invited to join Spark Community team. I felt so honored to do this and then this morning was asked to become a spark team leader for Arkansas Ladies group. (Thanks Gail and can... Read more

27 pound loss

Saturday, August 23, 2008      1 comments

I have been with Sparks since the end of April and am down by 27 pounds. I'm posting a photo of me today with my son. You can see the difference from my starting photo on my page. I still have a ways to go but know I will eventually get there. I... Read more

3rd day

Friday, April 25, 2008      1 comments

Well this is the 3rd day and I'm progressing slowly. It is an achey day for me today with a front blowing in. Uncle Arthur is giving me fits and so it seems I have slowed to a crawl today. I've started out ok on the nutrition part and hopefully ... Read more

Wednesday, April 23, 2008      1 comments

First day here and kind of overwhelmed by it all. I will jump in feet first tomorrow morning. Don't know really what to expect here. I've tried diets before and they haven't worked for me. I have trouble sticking to it for the long haul.... Read more

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