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Icky Frustrations ...
Tuesday, June 09, 2009      5 comments

I try to stay positive. It's something I strive for. Life is simply too short to spend it being in a funk. However, the last couple days I've been on the edge of frustration. Part of it - is my lack of weight loss. The past couple weeks ha... Read more
Six month review ...
Sunday, May 31, 2009      14 comments

As of tomorrow I will have been using Spark people daily for 6 full months. I have to say I'm truly amazed at the ride so far. We've all played the diet game before - Atkins, Slimfast, and Extreme Low Fat were some of my choices of the past. Y... Read more
Time is a funny thing ....
Tuesday, May 26, 2009      4 comments

It seems like just a couple months ago I was in high school. But no, that was 25 years ago. It seems like just a couple weeks ago I fell in love with a terrific guy. But no that was 9 years ago. It seems like just yesterday I started with Spa... Read more
My biggest loser moment....
Thursday, May 14, 2009      20 comments

I wear jeans to work every day. I'm a secretary in a garbage truck garage at one of the largest landfills in the state of Ohio. So as I threatened in yesterdays blog - I went to my favorite large discount department store and grabbed 4 di... Read more
50 lbs ... Bub-bye!! WooOOOoooOOo HoooOOOooooo!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      16 comments

I did it. After a couple weeks of stale change - the scale finally caught up with the changes I've been feeling in my body. I'm officially 50 lbs down from the start of my journey. I still have more to go. And I'm totally cool with that. ... Read more
Sometimes it's tough to be a step mom....
Saturday, May 02, 2009      10 comments

I could write a book about the hard to believe stories of my stepsons mother. I'm sure you know of someone who has the "ex from hell" and you also probably know that all stories about the "ex" should be taken with a grain of salt. But this one ... Read more
~~Tempted by the food of another... tempted but the truth is discovered...~~
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      8 comments

I like to be helpful. But I need to not offer to pick up lunch for my co-workers. I did good -- I didn't order anything from McCrackhouse - but ... but.... those damn french fries smelled soooo good on the 8.5 minute drive back to work. (Not tha... Read more
Reward yourself .....
Saturday, April 25, 2009      7 comments

I was getting emails from Sparkpeople - "Reward yourself" they said. What a crazy concept. Reward myself for feeling better. Cool. But this posed a dilemma what to do? What to get? I've been getting a little bored with Wii Fit. I still e... Read more
Ch..Ch..Ch....Changes...Tryin to face the strange .. Changes
Friday, April 24, 2009      7 comments

As the fat has been melting off of my body I've been experiencing physical changes. Most of my clothes are hanging on me. When walking, every couple steps I've had to pull my pants up, as they fall off my hips. I'm excited about these chan... Read more
The Tornado In My Head
Sunday, April 19, 2009      6 comments

I've been wanting to blog all week. Every time I sit down to type - my brain goes in 15 directions at once. Someone forgot to pack her anti-depressants when she went out of town for 2 days last week. I don't want to lay blame here or anything bu... Read more
Staying Positive while Surrounded by Anxiety
Wednesday, April 08, 2009      7 comments

(n) anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune. Many people in my life have mass amounts of anxiety. My sisters, my bf, my stepson ... when they have a problem it's no... Read more
The Guilties
Saturday, April 04, 2009      2 comments

Ok - So I know it's ok to let the calorie count slide every now and then. And I even understand how doing that can sometimes help boost your metabolism. So how come I've got the guilties for not eating the healthiest and for going over my calori... Read more
Missing My Mom on April Fools Day
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      7 comments

Many people think of their mothers on Mothers Day, I think of mine on April Fools day. My mom has pulled some good stunts on April Fools Day. She once tied a bunch of fake money on to one my dad's fruit trees in the front yard. There were ... Read more
Where can I find some good suspenders?
Wednesday, March 25, 2009      5 comments

So last night I changed out of my work jeans, which are getting really baggy & put on my trusty old sweatpants in order to work out on the Wii Fit. In the past several weeks I've discovered that I can't wear my jeans when I do that - as they sl... Read more
Shredded Lettuce $1.29, Low-Fat Dressing $2.49, 2 more pounds gone .. priceless!
Saturday, March 21, 2009      3 comments

I've lost another 2 pounds this week & I'm still feeling really good about this whole thing. I'm finding it easier every day not only to make better food choices & stay within my calorie limits, but I'm also finding it easier to get up off my b... Read more

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