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First Dragonfly of the season! It is truly Spring!
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      7 comments

I witnessed a miracle of nature today! Our little backyard pond is home to dragonfly nymphs and the first one this season chose today to emerge from the pond and transform into a dragonfly. It is an amazing process that takes several hours ... Read more
New Feathered Family Members!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      5 comments

We have a new group of feathered family members at our house. They are bantam chicks of three different breeds and are a birthday gift from a friend of DH's. Just in time for Easter our house is filled with the sounds of happy peeps and chirps. ... Read more
Inspired by Fellow Sparker! Attitude Shift!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      5 comments

Hello to All in Sparkland! I was reading a couple of Blogs this morning and one of them really touched something in me. It was a Blog about a lady who had been stuck on a plateau for a long time. She was successfully tracking her food and h... Read more
What This Thanksgiving Taught Me! Stuffing myself does not relieve Stress!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      5 comments

Hello All! How did you do last week on your healthy journeys? My path was a bit of a mixed bag. I did have a plan and for the four days preceding Thanksgiving, I did Great! I got in my 10,000 steps, did my strength training, stayed within m... Read more
Learning Something New About Myself & Exercise!
Thursday, November 25, 2010      6 comments

I just realized tonight as I was high steppin' around my kitchen while preparing a nutritious dish for Thanksgiving dinner, that I am learning something new this week. My commitment to lead the Shake, Rattle, & Roll for the holidays challenge on... Read more
Let's SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL for the Holidays!!!
Monday, November 22, 2010      5 comments

Hello All You Sparked Friends! The Holiday Season brings special challenges for me. I am sure that you can all relate as it is no secret to anyone out there who is over 12 years old. But this year I have decided to be more proactive than ev... Read more
Kept It Off For A Year (how time flies when you're having fun)!!!
Friday, July 23, 2010      10 comments

On July 15th 2009 I stepped on the scale and reached my goal weight! I wasn't sure I read the number correctly at first. I had been hovering near it for a few weeks but this was the day. This was a day that I never believed was even possible wh... Read more
"The 3 P's" - Things I Have Learned At Spark People!!!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      9 comments

A couple of days ago I saw a thread on the Message Boards that intrigued me. It was titled, 3 BEST things i learned from SP are....? Since the one year anniversary of reaching maintenance and my second year sparkversary are coming up soon, ... Read more
The Best Thing About My Root Canal Yesterday!
Friday, June 25, 2010      8 comments

No one likes Root Canals, right? This was the third one for me over this lifetime and I was experiencing pain on every level (mental, physical & financial). The fact that my regular dentist just put a crown on this tooth in March to save it fro... Read more
It's OFFICIAL, I am back to my Maintenance goal weight!!!
Saturday, May 22, 2010      14 comments

For any of you doubters out there, I am here to say the Spark People program works (for maintenance as well as initial excess weight release). I let myself have a wonderful Christmas vacation and ate some items that I normally would not. I ... Read more
The SHIFTING SANDS Of Maintenance!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      8 comments

Well, it's weigh-in day again. Aren't our bodies Wonderful! They are really complex and fascinating and mysterious at the same time. I don't believe that I will ever become bored with trying to figure out the best way to take care of this amazin... Read more
DH on SP - Letting Him Find His Dieting Style!
Sunday, March 28, 2010      7 comments

I was so excited to have DH desire to sign up for SparkPeople that my enthusiasm got the better of me. I have always known that I could not talk him into trying the program. If he was ever to be a part of SparkPeople he would have to choose it... Read more
Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles - DH joined SP!!!
Friday, March 26, 2010      8 comments

I joined SparkPeople a year and a half ago. I had reached a place where I was tired of feeling tired all the time. I always felt bloated and self-conscious. I bought clothes to cover up my mid section. Of course, when I took a bath there was tha... Read more
Birthday Blog!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      13 comments

Yes, it is that day again! The day my Mom used to proudly tell the story of how I arrived in this world. These days birthdays are a mixed blessing. I am happy to be alive and celebrating once again and yet each year that number of birthdays pa... Read more
AHHHHhhhhh, Those Irish Dogs!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      9 comments

I was inspired to add a photo of the dogs today in honor of St. Patty's Day! It was my intention to just take a quick snap of the two of them and post it. Sunshine, however, did not want to stop posing! She was so adorable in her insistence to c... Read more

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