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70 lbs Down at DS's Bootcamp Graduation (with pics)
Friday, August 19, 2011      42 comments

So, I'm on a mini vacation...attending DS's bootcamp graduation. We arrived part-way through family day. We left at 4:30 am when DH got off work and drove to Missouri. Arrived about 1 pm...and then spent the day with DS on base. He looks gre... Read more
Green Flags, Yellow Flags, and Red Flags
Saturday, August 13, 2011      28 comments

In the last 4 weeks, I have lost a whopping 2 lbs. Hmmm. Not happy with that. So, I am doing some reassessing here. In the book "The Biggest Loser Success Secrets," there is a section from Greg Hottinger and Michael Scholtz that describes a ... Read more
My 13-Month Sparkversary and My Post-It Challenge (with Pics)
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      53 comments

Exciting day for me today...13-month Sparkversary! I get excited over every Sparkversary. It's a nice milestone marker to see as I journey along. This past month did not have a lot of weight loss...only about 3 lbs. But...I am on the brink o... Read more
Losing Weight and Beading (with pics)
Thursday, August 04, 2011      44 comments

It's been a good week. My weight has dropped a couple of pounds. For me, that's good. My weight has only been dropping about a half to one pound a week...and sometimes nothing. I've been tracking my deficit via the By The Numbers team and th... Read more
A Happy Lifestyle
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      35 comments

I have been thinking the last few days about this journey. I have been trying to respond to everyone who encouraged me on my one-year Sparkversary blog. I had 303 responses...so that was a lot of "thank you's"...but I was glad to do it...every... Read more
I Can Run!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      51 comments

So, I'm doing this new challenge on the By The Numbers team. It's the Jack LaLane challenge. I'm on a team of 3 people...me, Merle, and Karen. Together, we have to accumulate 4 hrs of exercise, then we get to pick a number between 1 and 40. ... Read more
So Much Fun!
Thursday, July 14, 2011      16 comments

Well, I've ended up with an unexpected 4-day weekend! Pretty cool! My boss is going out of town for the weekend and not coming back until Tuesday. We didn't find out until the last minute, so I couldn't really plan to go anywhere. But, I am ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One-Year Sparkversary – 67 lbs gone (with pics)
Saturday, July 09, 2011      305 comments

Here's me, today! (And a comparison picture of "old me.") I'm now at 176 lbs – 67 lbs down...56 to go. And it's all due to SP...eating in range...tracking my food...and being more active! Lifestyle changes work! ... Read more
Yay for 3-Day Weekends!
Friday, July 01, 2011      25 comments

Today, I had my weigh in at the Y. Currently, they are doing weigh-ins every two weeks. I had lost 2 lbs since last time. That was nice. Sometimes, you feel like you're not losing any weight, but then you do something that is more stretched ... Read more
Creative SP Week!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      19 comments

I think my spark friends were right. I need to work on the new mental self image that I see in my head. My weight is currently maintaining...and that's okay with me for now. It gives me time to catch up on the inside with what's taken place o... Read more
Introspection and Fun Stuff
Friday, June 24, 2011      17 comments

I'm 66.5 lbs down...56.5 lbs to go. I've been going over and over that in my head...trying to wrap my head around it. Suddenly, I feel overwhelmed by the progress thus far. I don't know if it's because I've been cleaning out my clothes and sw... Read more
Father's Day Weekend!
Sunday, June 19, 2011      11 comments

Happy Father's Day! Not sure what all we are doing today. Yesterday, I took DH to Red Lobster for Father's Day. Then we did some shopping at Meijers. I got two new pair of work pants (size L...yay). Then we came home and worked on the yard.... Read more
Whatta Great Sick Week!
Friday, June 17, 2011      14 comments

Whew. This has been a tough week...physically. I have been sick all week. My sinuses have put me through the wringer. My cold has kept me from getting a good night's sleep. And I've been so congested and weak that I have not used my stand-u... Read more
Good Weekend/Sick Today but Improving
Monday, June 13, 2011      19 comments

I had a really good weekend. LOTS of walking. We went to Brown County to celebrate our 30th anniversary. It has a lot of little gift shops and we walked and shopped ourselves out. We saw a really good Johnny Cash show (DH is a big fan...I li... Read more
Kindle and Bracelet Motivation
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      26 comments

My week is going pretty good. I've been doing a couple of challenges here on Spark and have been managing to keep up with them pretty well. So, I'm eating on plan, getting some exercise, half-way getting my water in, not sleeping enough, and n... Read more

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