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New Herb Garden Area
Monday, April 28, 2014      6 comments

We've had this little triangle area at the back of our house for many many years. It's small enough that trying to mow it with the mower was......a pain to say the least! Weed-eating it was ok, but again, a pain! Here's a 'Before' picture.... ... Read more
Calories In ~ Calories Burned
Sunday, April 27, 2014      2 comments

I've been really struggling, for a long time, over how much to eat on a given day. It used to be that I would exercise my B-hind off and eat only about 1000 calories or less, and wonder why I wasn't losing weight. Finally, I realized the reason ... Read more
Upcoming Willpower Test
Thursday, April 03, 2014      6 comments

I will be traveling to VA this Sunday to visit my Mom for a couple of weeks. Since I just got to my desired weight not long ago, and just started really paying attention to my bodies nutritional needs, I see this trip as both a happy time (bec... Read more
I struggle and emerge
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      5 comments

I've made a few significant changes in my life the past several months. My first change was to quit smoking. I used to smoke 2.5 packs of cigarettes per day. I tried so many times to quit, over the past 5 years. (Yes, you read that righ... Read more
Balanced Diet 3/22/14
Saturday, March 22, 2014      1 comments

So the low carb diet wasn't doing anything for me as far as weight was concerned. I also found it difficult to eat so much fat! ... Read more
March 2, 2014
Sunday, March 02, 2014      1 comments

Where to start? Well, I've been doing really well on my exercise and eating, and the scales have been kind the past few days. I've not eaten ANY sweet snacks for over 2 weeks now, and I'm not finding it that difficult. Definitely easier than I e... Read more
Feb 21, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014      1 comments

So yesterday was a really bad day. I didn't sleep at all the night before, and the scale hasn't moved at all! Combine this with crappy weather, and you have an individual feeling really down and depressed. A really down and depressed person does... Read more
Day 3
Monday, February 17, 2014      1 comments

I did very well yesterday, until last night. I've joined the Spark team 'Cutting out sugar'. I'm in the first week, where all I'm supposed to do is track my sugar intake. So, I did really well yesterday, until last night. While watching tv, I su... Read more
Sunday, February 16, 2014      3 comments

FINALLY! It moved! The scales this morning, that is. Went from 128.2 to 127.8. Small move, but a move none the less! I'll take what I can get at this point. I've been STUCK on 128.2 for too long!! I almost hate to eat breakfast, knowing it'll go... Read more
Feb 15, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014      4 comments

I'm back at Spark, just like I am every Winter. I always gain weight in the Winter and look for inspiration and motivation here at Spark. I've gained more than normal this Winter. Maybe because of more snow??? lol! Anyway, I not only want to los... Read more
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      5 comments

I lost 1.4 lbs yesterday! I did it by just having a liquid diet, and I don't recommend this, but it worked! And my motivation is up because of it! I will be eating and exercising today. ... Read more