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Encouragement..You CAN Make It!
Monday, November 19, 2012      10 comments

Here is something to encourage you. One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what t... Read more
Don't Judge...Be Kind!
Sunday, November 18, 2012      13 comments

I read another Sparkers' blog the other day and it was about someone saying something very cruel about her. The person who said it about her was a woman who was a complete stranger. I decided that I will post something about this. Some people ar... Read more
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOkay
Saturday, November 17, 2012      18 comments

Yesterday I commented on someone's blog who was discouraged about not losing. I am a cheerleader for other and love giving them support and encouragement. So, this morning I get on the scale and I have gained weight! I am supposed to eat between... Read more
Please Give Me Soup Ideas :-)
Thursday, November 15, 2012      12 comments

I posted the following on a message board about how to get affordable fruits and veggies: I try to buy fruits that are in season and on sale. I have found that Aldi's and Save-A-Lot are good places to save money. I stretch veggies by using ... Read more
Down 19.6 Pounds Since 9/29/12
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      12 comments

I am almost at the 20 lbs lost mark since starting SP again on 9/29/12. Altogether from my top weight, I am down a total of 48 lbs. I saw a really awesome pic today on another person's Sparkpage. She put a picture of her balance (stability) b... Read more
Where IS That Time Machine?????
Monday, November 12, 2012      8 comments

Well, I am 6 weeks and day 2 into my weight-loss journey since I started back on SP after years away. I wonder sometimes where I would be now if I had stayed here during all that time. However, that is water under the bridge and as I am often to... Read more
Prayers Needed
Thursday, November 08, 2012      16 comments

Hi everyone! I usually don't ask for prayers for myself BUT I really need a job...like immediately! I was working for a mortgage company, along with about another 2000 people, in 2009. The company closed without notice and we all lost our jobs. ... Read more
Today is THE Day!
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      11 comments

We have a heritage in the USA. Men and women have freely given their lives in order to give us rights. When we willingly give up those rights due to apathy and complacency, we are essentially saying that we don't value what those brave people ha... Read more
Looking Forward to Wednesday
Monday, November 05, 2012      7 comments

I am so looking forward to Wednesday! It is be so much quieter, less stressful, and more peaceful. Ahhh, sweet relief! Commercials will even be MUCH better on Wed. I actually look forward to seeing commercials about foods, cars, and other produc... Read more
Yippie...It went down!!!
Sunday, November 04, 2012      7 comments

I know that it could be bad to weigh every day and I am not doing it but this morning I decided to step on the scale even though I did it yesterday. I am glad I did because it gave me a great boost! I lost 1.6 pounds yesterday! It would be great... Read more
Last 6 Days...HELP! Need Advice Please
Saturday, November 03, 2012      7 comments

Over the last 6 days, I have only lost 6/10 of a pound....a mere six tenths of a pound. I have been eating extremely healthy. Admittedly, most days I come in under the minimum calories that SP is advising me to eat and maybe that is a problem fo... Read more
My Answers
Friday, November 02, 2012      4 comments

I posted these questions I got from another blogger on 10/21/12. Here are my answers: 1. What is the most you have ever weighed? 334 2. What do you weigh right now? 290.6 3. What is your medically advised goal weight, your ... Read more
It's a Balancing Act
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      9 comments

Well, I weighed first thing in the morning on 10/29. It had been one month since I came back to SP. I am down 12.8 pounds for that month. I will be honest...I wish it was more but I am grateful for that! At least I am headed in the right directi... Read more
Break The Silence
Saturday, October 27, 2012      11 comments

The first part of this blog deals with a VERY important issue so PLEASE read this. I volunteer for the Family Violence Prevention Workshop. We raise community awareness about domestic violence and help victims by letting them know about the serv... Read more
NSV's are AWESOME!!!!
Thursday, October 25, 2012      10 comments

Two days ago I put on a pair of jeans that fit well the last time I wore them. When I put them on, they were quite loose...a ... Read more

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