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A shout-out to all those amazing Sparkers out there...
Friday, May 23, 2014      1 comments

Here's to all the wonderful folks on this site who are making real and sustainable lifestyle changes, and improving their lives everyday! I am struck this morning by the fact that I have been working on that exact thing for four solid months n... Read more
Feeling much better!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014      1 comments

I am feeling better. I thought it was important to time stamp that thought. The last few days have been like one of those running stumbles...the kind where your center of gravity has pitched decidedly forward and your legs are spinning lik... Read more
Discouraged - I want those numbers falling!
Sunday, May 18, 2014      3 comments

I have worked hard for the last 4 months to maintain a positive attitude and stay focused on making good choices for my health and wellness. I have made great progress. I am making a blog entry today because I am feeling low and overwhelmed. I... Read more
No stack of donuts.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      1 comments

I have been in California for about a week and a half. I am starting my fifth day at my new job - so far, so good. It has been tough to be away from my family, even knowing that they will join me in just over four weeks. Because these things ... Read more
I can help myself feel better today.
Sunday, April 20, 2014      3 comments

I woke up feeling low... Action steps: 1) Hug my daughter = check 2) Drink water = check 3) Eat breakfast = check 4) Get in a good walk = that is next on the agenda 5) Stay present. It won't help to focus on ... Read more
Sunday, April 13, 2014      3 comments

Oh...my...goodness.... MY JEANS FIT! emoticon... Read more
Steady on...
Saturday, April 12, 2014      1 comments

Crucial to successfully changing my life is recognizing all the ways that things are better now (than before I started this journey in January). Just the way I woke up this morning is a perfect example. I woke up a few minutes before 6:00, and ... Read more
It is a hard day.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014      5 comments

I am having a hard time today. I know I will get through this, but at this moment, I am struggling. I am making this blog entry in order to let out some of the negative feelings. I would like to replace some of those negative, defeatist ... Read more
Patience and Presence
Thursday, April 03, 2014      2 comments

There are some big changes going on in my life: 1) I am a few weeks away from changing jobs 2) Changing jobs means moving to a new state (Wyoming to California) 3) The move means being away from my family for a whol... Read more
I know I can, but some Monday mornings...Ugh
Monday, March 31, 2014      0 comments

I woke up this morning sandwiched between a couple of very warm and very relaxed dogs. It had snowed during the night, and I guess our bed looked more snuggly than theirs. Both the dogs and the snow made it A LOT more difficult to get out ... Read more
Being the change for me.
Friday, March 28, 2014      2 comments

I am experiencing a few new and really positive sensations: 1) I am enjoying the experience of making time and space for fitness activities MORE than I want to curl up and take a nap. Of course I could still enjoy a nap if I wanted or nee... Read more
Ramping it up!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      0 comments

Now that I have reached a weight loss of 25 pounds, I figure it is time to ramp it up a little. So, I have set a goal to add a morning work out! I can't think of a better motivation than the way I feel today. I want more of this. I... Read more
Another Milestone!
Monday, March 24, 2014      1 comments

I have another reason to be pleased with my progress this morning... I stepped on the scale and had to push the BIG slider down a notch! Yay! Under 250 feels darn good. ... Read more
Two steps forward today
Sunday, March 16, 2014      1 comments

This is a good day. I started with SP two months ago. One of my first goals was to find 10 minutes everywhere I could to do a little exercise. It was a change in both behavior and attitude. It was a way for me to bust through the excuses... Read more
20 Day streak...Yay!
Friday, March 14, 2014      0 comments

Progress, not perfection. It doesn't have to be perfect if I keep moving forward.... Read more

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