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Mirrored walls
Monday, April 09, 2012      3 comments

The entire back wall at the gym I attend is mirrored, which means every day I have to look at the 40 plus pounds I've gained in the past year, and the 10# before that. ... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      1 comments

WEEK 1: I took the sugar assessment. As I already knew, my sugar cravings are out of control. Reasons why I want to cut back/stop: HEALTH! I don't want to end up diabetic and my sugar addiction is perhaps the #1 reason why my strugg... Read more
I don't know why
Sunday, May 08, 2011      2 comments

...but whenever I get into a relationship my fitness and nutritional goals fly out the window. And so it is now that I'm involved with Ed, a sugar-holic with kids who love fried food. (They're all very thin, btw.) I've been on a 3 month bing... Read more
Sometimes it helps to look at the big picture
Friday, March 04, 2011      0 comments

My heaviest recorded weight has been 196#, and that was about 9 months ago. That's about a 55 pound gain from my healthiest weight of 140 pounds. Bleh! My heaviest recorded weight since discovering Spark was 192#. I know I sound... Read more
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      2 comments

I love surprises. The good kind, of course. There is nothing like walking down the street, glancing down, and spotting a five dollar bill. Huh. Come to think of it, THAT hasn't happened in a very long time. But other things ... Read more
Thursday, January 13, 2011      0 comments

I've been down since yesterday afternoon. Started with a scratchy throat but has since morphed into the sniffles and sneezing and a really bad headache. I want to get back to wanting to exercise. ... Read more
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      2 comments

My new phone arrived in the mail yesterday...it's official, I've gone from the stone age to the Android age and I'm not sure if that's good or bad. The first few hours were spent charging and activating it. Shouldn't have taken that long but ... Read more
Brrrrrr! Pat on the back
Monday, January 10, 2011      1 comments

Really...that's all I have to say! emoticon Well, almost... I so didn't want to exercise today but knew... Read more
Sunday, January 09, 2011      0 comments

Today I need to tell a friend that I can't make good on some plans I had made with her. It's so difficult because I knew I shouldn't have made the plans to begin with, but she was persuasive and I have a hard time saying 'no', anyway. Thi... Read more
Saturday, January 08, 2011      1 comments

I can feel Spring approaching. The sun is out and the temperature is still crisp, but a walk on a Saturday afternoon feels refreshing. I got through the holidays with very little damage...not like years past when time spent with fam... Read more
Going to try this>>>daily blogging
Friday, January 07, 2011      3 comments

It can't hurt, right? The good news about getting through the holidays is that I gained 1 lb. But then, I gained another. How??? I'm exercising, I'm tracking my food...well, except when I slip up, which is more than I think I... Read more
Do not go gently...
Thursday, December 16, 2010      1 comments

'Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.' Dylan Thomas While I don't believe for a moment that I'm old or at the close of my day, I do acknowledge... Read more
I should be thankful...
Sunday, November 21, 2010      1 comments

I get to see both of my sisters this year. We all live in different parts of the county and this year I'm flying to see one sister, then we're driving 600 miles to see my other sister and her family. I love both of them dearly and I don't get ... Read more
I did it...finally
Thursday, November 18, 2010      3 comments

I hid the scale this morning. It is NOT my friend. Sometimes I think I need to write that a hundred times on a blackboard. I'm truly a glutton for punishment so I had to let go of my judgmental non-friend today. Patting myself on the back ... Read more
On bouncing back
Monday, November 15, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday was a bad day. After all my hard work the week before, I stepped on the scales to ZERO weight loss. Depressed, I went for the measuring tape and yes, I lost a little on my waist and thighs ... Read more