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Thursday, March 27, 2014      5 comments

... has a way of interfering with my weight loss... and I just let it. I thought this time I knew better... I thought this time I could see it coming and this time... I would be ready. I wasn't. I haven't been on SP for a few days... ... Read more
Last time I sparked...
Friday, February 28, 2014      4 comments

... I was always counting sticks of butter as my weight went lower on the scale. You know, four sticks of butter make a pound. It was easier for me to "see" in my head as the sticks melted (so to speak) off of my body. I hadn't decided h... Read more
A Woman's Prerogative...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      4 comments

I'm having a blue and blah and just pretty much down day today. I'm not sure why I'm blue and feeling blah. I just am. A woman's prerogative, I suppose. We do, after all, sometimes change our moods about as often as the clock ticks... I've n... Read more
I'm never going to change...
Thursday, February 13, 2014      3 comments

... the way I prepare food or the food I prepare. It's just not in me. I'll be 55 years old this month and of all the things I've learned about myself in the last 5 years, it's that I will always cook what I've always cooked. I will try new t... Read more
Is the date important?
Thursday, February 06, 2014      3 comments

It's funny... the first time I was on SP EVERYTHING was so important to remember... the first time I logged on, January 11th, 2008. My first weight I lost, the first sparkgoodie I received... everything was so important... and now this time... ... Read more
It's been a long time...
Monday, February 03, 2014      3 comments

... since I've felt in control of anything. My workplace, my Momma's health, my eating. I've been on this roller coaster of emotional stress and not taking care of myself for almost five years now. Every since Momma got sick, I've let my str... Read more
Thankful 2013 is over and done with!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      3 comments

It's been a very, very long time since I logged onto SparkPeople and looked around and still even longer since I actually took my weight gain and loss serious. Here's a bit of background about me: My Momma was diagnosed with Dementia in 20... Read more
It's been a very, very, very long time...
Friday, July 27, 2012      5 comments

... since I've been on Sparkpeople. Sad, really.. but that's life, I suppose... And I'm back. Slowly. Cause seriously? I don't want to be back. I don't want to start watching what I eat, what I fix, what I order when I'm at a restaurant. W... Read more
When I woke up this morning...
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      3 comments

... I had no idea what the day would bring. What would happen today? Little did I know. As I was putting on my make up and getting myself ready for work, I was listening to our local news station KOLR10 and I heard the words "Abby Rike". ... Read more
It's hard to believe...
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      6 comments

...that life passes so quickly. It seems like just yesterday, I had lost 70 lbs., I felt good and life was moving in a very positive, forward fashion. And then, my life changed. My mom fell ill and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and my life c... Read more
It's amazing....
Sunday, January 09, 2011      4 comments

what a puppy can do for you!! I've wanted a dog since Bekah got Lola five years ago. Lola is such a loving dog. She's a lap dog and is perfectly happy to lay on your lap and let you pet her. Yes, I've always wanted a dog, but I never tho... Read more
Seems like forever...
Thursday, January 06, 2011      7 comments

... since I've logged onto SP and really thought much about what I was eating or drinking or even taking care of myself. Life has been hectic and crazy and I've pretty much just put myself on the back burner and taken care of everyone and every... Read more
Up & Down..
Saturday, June 12, 2010      4 comments

... on the scale. NOT a good thing... however, it's not the end of the world. The good thing is that even though I've moved DOWN the scale & then UP again & starting to move down on it again, I'm at least stepping on... and that's somethin... Read more
Everyone I know...
Friday, May 14, 2010      6 comments

... has some sort of aversion to their scale. Mine used to sit over in the corner of the bathroom, looking so ominous, just waiting for me to stand on it. Daring me ... and I overcame that fear. I bought a new scale & proudly stepped on it ea... Read more
Who knew?
Monday, May 10, 2010      5 comments

When I woke up this morning, it was raining so hard you could barely hear anything else. It was thundering & lightening.... It was a real spring storm. My first thought after I realized it was a rain storm was "Where am I going to walk tonight... Read more

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