What if this doesn't work...
Sunday, March 15, 2015 13 comments
Back in the fall I made a decision to take a break from Spark and focus on spending time with my Mom. We were told in March of 2014 that she wouldn't live long and I wanted to focus my energy on her. I wanted my young sons to spend time with h... Read more
A little about me...
Monday, October 06, 2014 17 comments
Our Dazzling Diamond Challenge for the week is to share some information about ourselves. So here it goes. * My Spark names represents why I started this weight loss wild ride. FORBANDE = FOR Brendan AND Evan (my sons) * I'm 41. I f... Read more
BLC Fall Frenzy Challenge - Team Diamonds
Thursday, September 11, 2014 16 comments
Diamonds Summer Challenge - the results...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 9 comments
You are enough...
Saturday, March 29, 2014 18 comments
YOU ARE ENOUGH. When I logged into Spark, those 3 words jumped off the page at me. I stopped and whispered them to myself. It felt good so I said it again. And again. I've been incredibly overwhelmed with life's curve balls lately. A... Read more
Thursday, March 20, 2014 13 comments
With the promise of warmer temperatures and more sunshine, I'm ready to give my goals an overhaul. It's been a long winter and I've been in somewhat of a rut so I'm ready to change things up. 1. Get outside more. I have a very sedentary j... Read more
Save yourself first...
Saturday, December 21, 2013 23 comments
Anyone who has flown in an airplane has heard the flight attendant explain that in the case of an emergency, place your oxygen mask on first, then help those around you. I understand why they say to do this. What good are you to those around y... Read more
Winter Challenge Goals
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10 comments
Each winter the cold temperatures and snow tend to drive me close to hibernation. The older I get I find that I like a little snow on Christmas and then I'm ready for Spring. However, here in Ohio Spring doesn't come until April or so. S... Read more
Dear Spark Recipes...
Thursday, December 12, 2013 17 comments
Dear Spark Recipes, Each morning I log into my email and am greeted with a message from you. Typically these messages have yummy ideas for salads, chicken or healthy makeovers. However the majority of the recipes I've been greeted with th... Read more
Weight loss sleep...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 20 comments
I've heard of beauty sleep but never weight loss sleep. Imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale and saw 151.9! I haven't seen that number since high school!! Okay, okay. I know it's not really possible to lose over 100 pounds i... Read more
Sunday, September 15, 2013 16 comments
Fall is my favorite season. There is something about the crisp air, the beautiful color of the leaves turning and school getting us back on a schedule that gives a feeling of strength and commitment. I get an amazing feeling that anything is p... Read more
BLC Sun-sational Summer Challenge - the results...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 20 comments
Back in June I started a 10 week challenge with my lovely Dazzling Diamonds. Summer flew by and now here it is the end of the challenge. I posted a starting blog with a beginning weight and measurements. I also posted the dreaded "before" pho... Read more
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