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Day 300
Sunday, March 19, 2017      6 comments

300 - the number of days I have been logging in to SparkPeople. I think this is the longest I ever stuck with any sort of health, fitness, lifestyle plan. I'm seeing results. Slowly now and I have been losing/gaining the same 2-3 pounds for a wh... Read more
Attitude is Everything
Saturday, February 11, 2017      5 comments

Attitude can make or break your efforts, not just in weight loss but in everything you do. Commit to staying positive and having a can-do philosophy.... Read more
It's the Little Things...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      4 comments

Weight loss is not easy. It's hard work. It takes continued motivation and commitment to reach your goals. Not just the goal of reaching that magic number but sticking with it for every milestone no matter how small. It's never giving up despite... Read more
Happy New Year 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016      1 comments

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200 Days
Friday, December 09, 2016      5 comments

Honestly, when I started SP in May I never really thought I'd still be faithfully at it 7 months later. Today marks 200 days of consistently tracking my food and fitness! I'm down 36 pounds and feel so much better that I did in the spring. ... Read more
Don't Be Too Hard on Yourself
Friday, November 25, 2016      4 comments

Did you eat too much on Thanksgiving? I know I did. In fact, I just assigned myself 8000 calories for the day. I know our natural reaction is to feel disgusted with ourselves when we do go overboard in the eating category. But don't. It's okay t... Read more
My Solution to More Walking...
Monday, November 21, 2016      9 comments

We picked up our Golden Retriever puppy yesterday! YEAH!!!!! His name is Tucker. We had so many name possibilities on the list but a few weeks ago w... Read more
Good Day
Thursday, September 22, 2016      4 comments

Today I was back at work after my fall. While it's quite painful going up and down stairs, regular walking is ok. Not perfect, but ok and I know it will improve. I was super busy at work since I missed Tuesday (I only work 2 days/week for o... Read more
It's a Knee Thing - Crutches Included!
Monday, September 19, 2016      8 comments

5 hours in the ER and here I am with crutches and leg stabilizer. Great! I had surgery in April on the same knee to repair a torn meniscus. Now this. Really? Here I was, rocking my challenges, strength and cardio, abs and I felt great! Went... Read more
September 16
Friday, September 16, 2016      4 comments

Some days are good, some are bad. That can be applied to everything in life. You can go along thinking everything is fine and then, BAM! You get blind-sided with things you didn't know were happening. Things that were building up until they are ... Read more
Oh, Happy Day
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      2 comments

When I started this weight loss journey, I didn't think I'd really see this day. I weighed in this morning at 199.4. I'm under 200 lbs! I haven't seen that number on the scale in at least 5 years if not more. I feel so good, both emotional... Read more
It's All About Attitude!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      3 comments

Attitude is everything. I've heard that a thousand times. Great words but why is attitude so important? What difference does it make as you try to lose weight. It should only be a matter of the calories in vs. the exercise, right? I used to... Read more
Good vs. Evil
Monday, August 01, 2016      0 comments

Do you remember the cartoon where there is an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other? Some days I feel like this classic cartoon is playing i... Read more
Vacation and Trying to Keep it all Together
Saturday, July 30, 2016      4 comments

There is no escaping it! Traveling, not being able to find your normal foods, and having so many different and calorie rich foods right in front of you make sticking to your healthy eating plan challenging. Having just returned from a 5 day geta... Read more
What a Surprise!
Sunday, July 17, 2016      4 comments

I've been following SP for just about two months and have had success. I am 17 pounds down but more importantly, I feel better. No longer bloated and lethargic after meals, I am energized! It's a wonderful feeling and one I can get used to. ... Read more

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