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Sunday, April 27, 2014      6 comments

I tend to judge my success in terms of the scale But my measure of true success came yesterday. You see, several years ago, I suffered a knee injury. The injury it... Read more
Monday, June 24, 2013      4 comments

I know that there are so many people like me who are on again off again. That's me on off ...on off...until today. The last several months have been a huge emotional roller coaster for me. I went for a regular mammogram and they found a small... Read more
Completed a 27 mile bike ride
Sunday, April 07, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday I rode in a 27 mile bike event for Talbot Special Riders in St Michael, Maryland. St. Michael's is along the Chesapeake Bay. What a great ride and great views. Even rode up a few hills ( they were bridges, but a hill is a hill to me... Read more
Day two - not true
Monday, January 14, 2013      4 comments

Today was a real day, not like the weekend and sure enough about 1/2 way through....boom, I'm eating chocolate. Can't even tell you why which leads me to believe its just mindless eating. Why can't I be true to myself, hold to a plan, a f... Read more
Day One
Sunday, January 13, 2013      3 comments

I have been a member of Spark People for over a year and have been on again off again. Today... I am making a committment to myself to be "ON" in 2013. So today is day one for me. My points may say differently, they have been accumulated over... Read more
Congratulations on my daughters engagement
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      8 comments

Although we knew that they eventually would get engaged..they finally did it. I couldn't be happier for my daughter Dana and her Fiancée Justin. Not only that...my daughter agreed to join Sparkpeople for herself and to help motivate me to do a... Read more
Boo Hoo!
Monday, August 06, 2012      5 comments

Uggghh!! Another week gone by and I haven't managed to keep myself motivated for more than a day and continue to let my thoughts get in the way. So this is it...my official boo hoo! moment. I have always struggled with my weight, even whe... Read more
I can't seem to do two things at once
Friday, July 13, 2012      7 comments

Last week I was off from work and was highly motivated by Spark People. I was posting to message boards, tracking food, fitness was a first, etc. This week I was back to work (teaching summer school) and BOOM! right back to bad habits. Too t... Read more
Making my motivation to exercise easier
Friday, July 06, 2012      3 comments

I decided I didn't want to join a gym because I have things at home to accomplish my exercise goals (sneakers, bicycle, treadmill, 3 & 5 pound weights, kettle bells, resistance bands, WII fit and Wii Zumba...I think that should be enough) I foun... Read more
So was it the exercise or did I stretch the shorts?
Thursday, July 05, 2012      3 comments

I have been exercising my big muscles..you know the thighs and the one I can't see emoticon and I noticed today tha... Read more
Why do I eat stuff I don't need when I don't really need it?
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      3 comments

I was doing well yesterday until 4:00 pm when I decided to eat potatoe chips... and a chocolate chip cookie... and some cheese. As I was doing so there was one inner voice that was saying "you don't need this, your not even hungry" and another ... Read more
Mothers Day Gift
Sunday, May 13, 2012      0 comments

My family went way out of their way today and gave me a Keurig Coffee maker and chocolate covered strawberries for Mothers Day. I was very excited because my favorite things in life are coffee and chocolate ... Read more
Tough day today
Thursday, May 03, 2012      2 comments

I am a teacher and work with students who have autism and severe behavioral challenges. Some days are great and some are tough. Today was one of the tough ones. Made a strategic mistake in managing a behavior and got bit by a student. Nice big... Read more
Be Proud Today
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      1 comments

On again...off again. Lifestyle changes can really have there ups and downs. But today I am just going to be proud of myself. On my way to 8 glasses of water, tracked food and going out to garden. What more could a really ask for? I have ev... Read more