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Where Did September Go?
Sunday, October 01, 2017      2 comments

Whoosh, it's gone. The summer is over, September flew by in a flash. And I was caught up in those feelings of being overwhelmed and at the same time wanting to get everything done before saying goodbye to summer. Thank goodness life is f... Read more
Last Great Days of Summer
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      9 comments

This has been an awesome summer for me and I hate to see it end. So happy to be down 20 pounds and have maintained this loss for a few months. Gre... Read more
Shadow, RIP
Saturday, August 05, 2017      14 comments

We lost a treasured member of our family yesterday. My son's dog, Shadow, passed away at home. We think he was close to 15 years old. When ... Read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      8 comments

Today I was feeling especially motivated and strong and during my walking the podcasts for C25K came on my MP3 player. At first I started to bypas... Read more
Feeling the Joy of Summer
Saturday, July 08, 2017      11 comments

I love everything about summer. I love getting up when the sun comes up, opening up all my windows and doors and letting the house cool down before the heat of the day arrives. ... Read more
Slow and Steady
Friday, June 30, 2017      8 comments

Today I took a look back at my progress over the last 103 days. What I learned is that the first month I lost quite quickly, then the next 2 months... Read more
Sunday, June 11, 2017      8 comments

Here I am on Spark - I think it is 10 or 11 years. And I have never reached my goal weight. I have started over or picked up where I left off 11 d... Read more
10 Weeks of Keeping the Dreams Alive - Completed - Now What?
Thursday, June 01, 2017      11 comments

So 10 weeks ago I started back Sparking and committed to 10 weeks of working on my health and fitness and keeping my dreams alive. Fast forward, and I mean fast, that was 74 days ago. The time passed so quickly and here I am still Sparking, st... Read more
Overcoming Giving Up
Friday, May 19, 2017      5 comments

I am always a little afraid to talk about my accomplishments too much. It seems to backfire on me. But I'm really learning to change my habits this time around. I always thought that I was doing that before, but I realize now that I was good ... Read more
7 Weeks Done - Gone By So Fast
Sunday, May 07, 2017      9 comments

7 Weeks ago I made the decision to get my health back on track. At that moment it was kind of a whim. I came back to SparkPeople to find that a friend of mine was back here after a break and was doing good. I wanted to join the Sparkpeople f... Read more
WEEK 6 Keeping my Dreams Alive
Sunday, April 30, 2017      9 comments

If there was one thing I wish I could bottle and sell it would be this feeling of what its like to be on a roll. I love getting up in the morning k... Read more
5 Week Report Card - half way on my 10 weeks of Keeping the Dreams Alive
Monday, April 24, 2017      9 comments

Today is the first day of my next 5 weeks of keeping the dreams alive. Only fantastic things to report. 1. Had surgery for meniscus tear, I a... Read more
That Feeling of Getting Healthy
Sunday, April 23, 2017      6 comments

Today I am beginning to feel that awesome feeling when you know you have gotten over the worst part of a sickness, and I am turning the corner to he... Read more
Sunday, April 16, 2017      9 comments

OK, so I know today is Easter and I should be feeling a little reflective. So I also do my measurements on Sundays. Not every Sunday, but usually ... Read more
Into Week 4 of 10 Weeks of Keeping the Dreams Alive
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      7 comments

Just a short blog about how my Keeping the Dreams Alive is going. So I have made this conscious decision that I want my journey to be joyful, happy an... Read more

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