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A Year in Review
Saturday, November 25, 2017      2 comments

Looking at myself this time last year, I was doing so well. I was on a steady trajectory on the healthy living path. I was eating good, working out, was steadily losing weight, felt good for the most part. I was proud of how well I was doing and... Read more
A Rough Couple of Weeks
Monday, December 12, 2016      6 comments

In addition to all the physical issues I've been having, this past week and a half have been rough. My eldest cat, Kitty, who was 16 years old ... Read more
A Successful Weekend
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      7 comments

This past weekend, I flew from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Seattle, Washington for my friend's son's wedding. I was flying in on Friday and leaving Sunday, so not much time to spend in the Emerald City. Since I was only going to be there ... Read more
The Art of Exotic Dancing for Everyday Women
Sunday, September 11, 2016      3 comments

So Friday, I attended a dance class entitled "The Art of Exotic Dancing for Everyday Women." It was more like a workshop than a dance class. I think... Read more
The Real Me
Monday, May 30, 2016      3 comments

As I sit here, contemplating the 230 lbs. on the scale, I can't help but ask myself, "Who is this person?" I started working out at a gym when I was 12 yrs. old, at my local YMCA. After my first son was born, I would take public transporta... Read more
Failure Is An Option
Sunday, January 05, 2014      10 comments

I know there's a popular saying that goes, "Failure is not an option." I know where the sentiment is coming from but I think it would be more appropriate to say what t... Read more
Facing My Reality
Friday, January 03, 2014      6 comments

In July, I started my Spark People journey off with not just a spark, but a roaring fire. I was going to conquer not only the world, but this battle with obesity that I've had for many years. My son deployed to Afghanistan in July and I was dete... Read more
A Defining Moment
Saturday, July 20, 2013      15 comments

As I finish my first week of my new nutrition and fitness regime, I reflect back on how my week went and I see a defining moment for me. My husband and I went to our favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner on Wednesday night. Now normally, I woul... Read more
What a Waste!
Saturday, July 13, 2013      11 comments

You know, it's occurred to me all the time, effort and money I've put into trying to get in shape and healthy in the past, without lasting success. I was doing some cleaning today and had to put some things away in the closet. My closet co... Read more
A Military Surprise!
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      12 comments

Let me just start off by saying I love surprises! And I especially love when I can get my son William who always ruins every surprise! My son Justin is in the Marines. He's getting ready to deploy for Afghanistan. He's been gone since Febr... Read more
A Look at Reality ~ No Looking Back
Sunday, June 30, 2013      4 comments

Ok, so it's time to face reality. I think I've been living in a state of denial but there's no more denying it ~ I'm overweight and out of shape. I think it just occurred to me relatively recently that I've been overweight more than half my life... Read more