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Go bold!
Friday, August 01, 2014      2 comments

Oh, so many stressful things happening... In all likelihood, all the change is going to make life better and more comfortable, but change is change. And stress, even for good reasons is stress. The key, for me, is how I approach it. And my m... Read more
Positive Vibes for a Monday
Monday, July 28, 2014      2 comments

This weekend's lesson - keep actively seeking the answers, they will come. On Friday, I blogged about needing a resolution to our housing issue (living with my parents after a house deal fell through). That house issue COULD resolve itse... Read more
Time Management = Stress Management!
Friday, July 25, 2014      2 comments

Since the move 3 months ago from Wyoming to California, I have been navigating many challenges...being there for my daughter and husband everyday, without physically being there, was difficult...but we made it through. Now that we are all back ... Read more
Be Unstoppable
Thursday, July 24, 2014      2 comments

Among others, I have the "Be Unstoppable" slide scrolling through my goal board. Today that one really speaks to me. I can do this, you can do this, we all can! This morning I did not feel so hot...but I got up for my walk anyway. I pro... Read more
Lessons from Africa
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      1 comments

Everything I need to know about this journey I learned in Africa. It was 17 years ago that I first went to Africa. I was young, single, living abroad and took the opportunity to explore parts of the world I knew little about. I headed to ... Read more
Progress is success
Sunday, July 06, 2014      1 comments

I have had a few days with higher calorie totals. I haven't crested the top of my range, and I am not worried...I am just ready to reign it back in. Days like that are not going to get me to my weight loss goals as quickly as I would like... Read more
Rock on!
Sunday, June 29, 2014      1 comments

I keep saying GOOD LUCK and BEST OF LUCK, etc. when posting to people. I must think of a better turn of phrase...since LUCK really doesn't have much to do with it. While I consider it LUCKY to have found SparkPeople...the work we all put in ev... Read more
Ratcheting up the effort!
Friday, June 27, 2014      3 comments

I feel inspired. This weekend I am ratcheting up the effort. I am doing fine, and happy with my progress - but sitting at 49 pounds lost is motivation for me to give that one pound between me and the big 5-0 a giant karate kick! Best of l... Read more
Making it happen!
Saturday, June 21, 2014      3 comments

Tomorrow marks 5 months on SparkPeople. That is one chin, one belly roll, and 47 lbs gone! So, I took my picture and compared it to my "BEFORE." I feel SO much better, healthier, stronger, and in command of my life and choices. Takin... Read more
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      0 comments

People are amazing... SPARK people are completely remarkable! Keep workin' it Sparkers. It is working!! Thank you for the support, encouragement and inspiration...everyday. I am so grateful. ... Read more
I do love a reward...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      4 comments

I am learning to employ a deeper level of patience. I did not get to 272 lbs without a devotion to instant gratification. I do love a reward. I am proud of the fact that my rewards now come from places other than the plate, but I grow imp... Read more
Keep working the problem...
Monday, June 16, 2014      1 comments

Learning to roll with ups and downs is such a challenge. Over the last decade I have spent a lot of energy and effort challenging myself to really learn how to navigate the ebb and flow of life. It has been an epic journey coming to terms ... Read more
I look at the weekend so differently...
Friday, June 13, 2014      1 comments

Oh Friday, I love you! It occurred to me this morning that the biggest reason I am glad its Friday is because I am looking forward to being active all weekend. What a DIFFERENCE a few months have made. 46 pounds ago, I wanted to get to th... Read more
What is up with sizing?
Monday, June 02, 2014      1 comments

What is up with sizing? One of the goals I set for myself back in January was that I would comfortably wear a size 18 by the 4th of July. Unfortunately, I did not specify the BRAND of clothing in which I would fit into that size 18. I hav... Read more
I can do what I can do
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      0 comments

One of my biggest challenges is remembering to take things in stride. This is a challenge not just in my pursuit of health and wellness, but in general terms. I am reminding myself again that experiencing a plateau in weight loss is in n... Read more

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