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Panic or plan? Or a plan to panic? Wait - that's not right ...
Monday, November 23, 2009      13 comments

I've been thinking about Turkey day for several weeks now. It's starting to make me more nutty than I am naturally. Only recently has the scale started moving for me again & I don't want to back slide over the holiday. Here's my situatio... Read more
By popular demand .. a recipe for homemade hand sanitizer.
Saturday, November 07, 2009      8 comments

I found this recipe online and tried it out tonight with some friends. We ended up making 9 - 4 oz bottles & 1 - 8 oz bottle of hand sanitizer. It was easy & fun. It leaves your hands feeling not only clean but soft and moisturized. 1 cup... Read more
Is it a trick or is it a treat?
Saturday, October 31, 2009      17 comments

I did it!! This morning I got on the scale and the first number of three was no longer the number 2 - but it was a one!! 199.8!!! Ok so thats barely past the 200s but still --- WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I hope this is a continued ... Read more
One more benefit of losing weight ...
Sunday, October 18, 2009      18 comments

Being able to climb a ladder and feel secure that it's not going to buckle under you. And having the energy to climb up and down the ladder all day with little to no trouble. Two years ago I had to climb this same ladder to paint some de... Read more
Pictures of Pi
Saturday, October 10, 2009      19 comments

My furbaby Pi passed away Wednesday, September 30th. He was born at the Landfill where I work. He was actually born in a storage area that was above my office. I remember hearing these kittens meowing ... I went looking and found him and 2 sib... Read more
Time to Re-Group ...and the Power of Pugs
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      13 comments

Ok - let me just get the following off my chest: Last month sucked big hairy donkey balls. Yep. I know that's not lady like but it really fits. 1) I got the Bell's Palsy. (It's getting better, but the left side of my face still does... Read more
It's been an interesting couple weeks ....
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      21 comments

Back on August 30th things changed for me. I went to bed the night before with a sore neck. I had been sanding and scrapping the windows on our garage the day before & just figured it to be achy because of over doing it a bit. Ah - if only th... Read more
Help Sparkfriends!! I need suggestions ...
Monday, August 24, 2009      14 comments

I do my weekly grocery shopping on Mondays. I'm bored with my lunch selections. Lately I've been either making a salad with tuna or chicken or I have a frozen South Beach Living Pizza for lunch. These are both good - but I'm needing some varie... Read more
You can find Sparkpeople in the oddest places ....
Sunday, August 23, 2009      16 comments

Yesterday my family went on an annual trip to Kings Island Amusement Park. Kings Island is a typical semi-large amusement park. Truth be told prior to going I was a bit nervous about making good food choices. I mean - I think we all know how y... Read more
"I don't like the drugs, but the drugs like me .... "
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      16 comments

About seven weeks ago I took what I had hoped would be my last emotion controlling drug. As I've talked about in my previous blogs - I have a family history of depression & mood disorders. And while I was really hoping to get off all of the dr... Read more
A Letter to the Fat Chick In My Head ...
Saturday, July 11, 2009      18 comments

I was inspired this week by fellow Sparker Dataqueen who wrote a Dear John letter to her cigarettes & smoking habit that she recently quit. Yeah DataQueen!! I thought it was such a good idea that I thought I would write a letter to the Fat Gi... Read more
What Happens When You Die....
Friday, June 26, 2009      13 comments

I picked a really good week to take the last of my anti-depressant meds. Not only has the world lost Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson but one of my mothers best friends died this week too. And like many folks - when we hear of... Read more
Why am I doing this? Why is this important to do?
Wednesday, June 17, 2009      10 comments

Today I read a blog of a fellow Sparkster and it really hit a chord with me. I wanted to make a blog for myself to give myself a recorded reminder of why it is that I'm doing this healthy venture. I'm about to hit 60 lbs gone forever and... Read more
Wow - New Toy Shows I'm in Starvation Mode. Go Figure.
Saturday, June 13, 2009      11 comments

Ok. I admit it. I'm a nerd. There I said it. Having said that - this past week I purchased a new device to assist me on my weight loss journey. I got it on Amazon its a Sports Impact ePulse Heart Rate Monitor with Calorimeter. I picked thi... Read more
I'd like to introduce my bi-polar friend Mary Metabolism ....
Thursday, June 11, 2009      4 comments

When I started with Spark Mary was my friend. She got rid of all that water weight really quickly and then continued to give me pretty consistent results. Then I must have made her mad because she just seemed to take a vacation - without telling... Read more

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