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Saturday, November 09, 2013      2 comments

I made my first Dr's appointment in five years. I will be getting blood tests and hormone evaluations done with my next cycle. I finally weighed in and measured the results of the rapid weight gain and lack of focus. Now to make two more Dr. ... Read more
Lost in the middle of the journey...
Friday, June 14, 2013      5 comments

When I started this journey, I could basically say I had no "Me time¨. I was the type of person who woke up, showered, pulled up my wet hair, tossed on some work clothes and went out the door - no fussing around required. As part of the decisi... Read more
Update in maintenance
Thursday, April 11, 2013      3 comments

I have maintained my weight for 17 months with 5-10 pounds in fluctuation. Learning to eat smaller portion sizes was an easy habit to learn. Controlling how many different single servings fit on a plate has been harder. I love fresh vegetable... Read more
Update on maintenance
Thursday, April 11, 2013      1 comments

I have maintained my weight for 17 months with 5-10 pounds in fluctuation. Learning to eat smaller portion sizes was an easy habit to learn. Controlling how many different single servings fit on a plate has been harder. I love fresh vegetable... Read more
Maintenance Update Reaction - Successful
Friday, November 16, 2012      5 comments

With the start of November, I noted weight gain not just maintenance. I put my original and simple action plans back into place: drink water, eat out less, be active. I returned to walking/running at the Y before picking my daughter up from t... Read more
Maintenance Update - gaining
Thursday, November 01, 2012      12 comments

After spending a year of looking for opportunities for better choices and more activity, I was 60 lbs lighter. I was ready for a break from the focus and tracking. Since February, I would say that I randomly weighed in at the 60-70lbs lig... Read more
Cheated Motivation, NSV Loophole
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      10 comments

So what victories do I remember in my year Sparking? I remember finally wearing my wedding rings, seeing my collar bone in the mirror one morning, losing two cup sizes – but only one pant/waist size (making them still stick out the same amo... Read more
Moving forward
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      11 comments

Had a moment last night that made me sad about the loss of my brother. My in-laws came to a Labor Day cook out to celebrate our newly finished deck. The first of many projects that need finished in order to move to a better school district. M... Read more
still missing...
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      17 comments

Saturday 8/11 was the last morning of my medieval camping vacation. We packed for several hours with close friends and shared a meal on the road home. Once home, we were too tired to celebrate my husbands birthday and would delay it until tomo... Read more
Who/What? Paul McKenna Techniques Summary - Long
Thursday, July 19, 2012      11 comments

Due to the getting to know you questions, I had to find out who/what none of us knew.... this is a summary of a set of message posts from a TLC show about it: Paul Mckenna wrote the book " I Can Make You Thin The 4 Golden Rules: 1. W... Read more
Getting to know me quiz
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      6 comments

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? no 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? a few weeks ago after shopping and feeling like I spent too much. Got a raise the following week. :) 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? yes. I like draft... Read more
REDBOOK Wedding Dress Challenge Completed!
Monday, July 16, 2012      11 comments

Well, I celebrated the date of my 10 Year Wedding Anniversary by wearing my wedding dress and taking a collague of photos with my 5 year old daughter in the cousin's flower girl dress. I lost just over 60# and was just under my wedding weight. I... Read more
Devoloping a relationship with the kitchen
Friday, July 06, 2012      4 comments

Mostmom1 posted "If I spend any more time in the kitchen, I'm gonna sprout an apron, sensible pumps and a string of pearls. " Really makes me think it could be a problem source for many Sparkers.... I know my kitchen is such an upsid... Read more
Sparks People's 5K Your Way Rookie Running Program 2/8 Weeks
Thursday, July 05, 2012      2 comments

Day 4 - Wednesday 7/4 Ok so it took me the entire week to get started and now I am a week behind. Family from Wisconson was in town. we continued building our deck, it was hot and/or rainy, and we went ice skating instead. I ran in the morni... Read more
Finally tried Almond Milk
Friday, June 29, 2012      8 comments

I finally managed to put almond milk in my shopping cart and actually buy it. It was a nice treat. It is a bit creamier than milk with a nice nutty after taste. I'm not a big milk drinker, but I could see this as a nice treat ever few weeks o... Read more

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