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Broken Foot Blues
Monday, February 24, 2020      2 comments

I've already noted that it's truly amazing to me how much I suddenly want to do, not because it was a habit & I was used to doing it, but much more so by the simple fact that I CAN'T. Isn't it just crazy human nature that when we are presented w... Read more
May 1, 2018
Tuesday, May 01, 2018      1 comments

I just re-read my March 1st / birthday month post & it was very upbeat & full of fun & plans. Some of them came to fruition & some did not, but March was a good month. The weather can be frustrating, but that's something we have NO control over ... Read more
March 1, 2018
Thursday, March 01, 2018      5 comments

Yes, it's the first day of birthday month. Yes, I LOVE birthday month. And it's not about things. It's about people & relationships & sharing your time with those you love. God knows I have enough things. To be perfectly honest I have too many t... Read more
5% Exercise & Diet Commitment
Monday, December 18, 2017      3 comments

Why does the word commitment scare so many people? Why is accountability so difficult for so many of us? I think for many of us, it's because the behavior wasn't modeled in our own lives. Or if the behavior was shown, but never explained, we did... Read more
347 days
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      4 comments

Yes, I had to know. It's been 347 days since I was actively losing weight & watching my body change. I have hit a plateau which turned into a full blown rut & is about to become my launching pad. Unfortunately, my summer challenges have not move... Read more
Rest Day(s)
Monday, July 31, 2017      5 comments

I couldn't decide if I wanted to call this "Cheat Day" Or "Rest Day" & I decided it was much more appropriate to call it "Rest Day". Yesterday I gave myself almost a complete rest day. I had worked at one job or the other for 13 days straight. T... Read more
August 27, 2016
Thursday, June 22, 2017      5 comments

That was the date I broke out of the 290s. I was in the 280s & I was well on my way to life-changing weight loss. Well, here we are almost a year later & I'm still in the 280s & I need to figure out why & how to bust thru this stopping point. I ... Read more
Birthday Blog
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      7 comments

Today I turn 50! Seems like quite an accomplishment. Then I say oh p-shaw, people have been doing this for ages. And then I think about my cancer battle & my friends who didn't survive theirs & I am truly grateful to still be here. I am grateful... Read more
February Fog
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      5 comments

Let's just say I feel like I have been in a fog for awhile now. I'm doing everything I have to do...but I'm not really doing it WELL & I'm not overly happy about doing it. I'm quite literally just going thru the motions. And I'm honestly not sur... Read more
January 17 Goals
Monday, January 16, 2017      5 comments

Hey there SPARK Friends!!! I started another Daisy challenge this past Saturday to lose 5% of my weight. That's going to be 14.25#. I've been pretty STUCK over the past 6 months or so. I lost that 50 pounds & my body said...OK I'm done. So inste... Read more
Da Blues
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      8 comments

There are so many more things I could have titled this piece, but the Blues seems to make the most sense. Today is December 21st & I haven't bought the first gift. I'm one of those crazies who has to be inspired. Please don't give me a list. Let... Read more
Run for the Hills 5K
Saturday, October 15, 2016      3 comments

Today is October 15th, 2016 & I volunteered at yet another 5K today. I did not run. I did not walk. I didn't do the 1 mile "fun run". I did the behind the scenes kind of things. Some lovely (on the outside) runner walked past me & said to her co... Read more
Seasons
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      3 comments

Some of us are familiar with the Pete Seeger tune popularized by the Byrds sometime in the 60s. Others of us are familiar with the Bible verses found in Ecclesiastes Chapter 3. "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose und... Read more
Evolution
Monday, July 04, 2016      4 comments

Today is July 4th which is the USA's Independence Day. I have recently exited an 11 year relationship & I am once again learning to be independent. It's definitely a process. And it's definitely not a simple one. The thing I think I am having th... Read more
2016 Summer 5% Challenge
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      7 comments

You know how long winded I can be, right? This blog will probably be my shortest ever. I have joined the 5% Challenge team for the summer. I did the "Spring Challenge" & while I didn't lose ALL of the weight I wanted to lose (15 pounds) it did k... Read more

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