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Ireland 2013 part 3
Sunday, September 29, 2013      6 comments

A few final pics: A beautiful friendly Irish horse Our last night at cottage, enjoying... Read more
Ireland 2013 part 2
Sunday, September 29, 2013      6 comments

Okay, after a few days in Dublin, we rented a car and hit the road (on the left side). First stop.... Rock of Cashel ... Read more
Ireland 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013      12 comments

Our Irish journey began and ended in Dublin. Here is part one-Dublin. emoticon ... Read more
I keep trying, but stuck
Monday, September 24, 2012      12 comments

I am getting frustrated. Problem is...I keep getting motivated to lose this extra weight that has crept up on me, and start logging my food and fitness, eat well, and workout. But if the scale doesn't move in a week or so, I gradually slide of... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Thursday, August 09, 2012      1 comments

Never Quit Pledge Thursday, August 9, 2012 Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myse... Read more
Spark Recipe!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      6 comments

It may not seem like much, but I went to Spark Recipes and found one that looked good. Went to Trader Joe's and got the ingredients, and this morning put it together! SPINACH AND TOMATO PASTA SALAD. This will go with my grilled salmon for din... Read more
Birthday Reflections
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      5 comments

Tomorrow makes me 56. I'm okay with that, as I sit quietly this evening and take stock of the past year. This year has contained much joy, and some frustrations. Overall, it's been good. My joys this year continue to be first and foremost m... Read more
Gratitude for a Friday morning
Friday, February 10, 2012      7 comments

Long week. But now the weekend has finally has arrived. I am so grateful for many things as I sit here with my first cup of coffee and slowly wake up to meet the day ahead. ~Looking forward to see my DD and her BF this evening for a game of ... Read more
Weekend Aspirations
Friday, January 20, 2012      4 comments

Friday is here again. The weekend brings relaxation and fun, but also temptations not present during the structured workweek. So therefore with fortitude I am setting some goals just for the weekend to help me keep focused on the goal. 1. ... Read more
Week three
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      3 comments

So I have returned from my spark break, renewed and ready to meet the challenge of finally reaching my goal weight in this year. And week three is just beginning today!! I am very happy with progress so far. And am so happy to have renewed so... Read more
Water water water
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      7 comments

Hi Friends, I did everything right yesterday EXCEPT....I tried my best, but only drank 6 of my 8 cups of water. Any tips for getting the water in? I know it sounds silly, but I just don't like to drink water, especially in the winter. Than... Read more
Week one of 2012...not too shabby!
Monday, January 09, 2012      5 comments

Well, it has been one week since I re-started my program. And, I have dropped 4 pounds, worked out 5 days, and feel so much better already. I think what's important I am realizing is that I have the tools and know what I need to do for success... Read more
Once again
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      6 comments

Well, here I go again. I have been struggling and yo-yo'ing up and down the scale. And I've been AWOL from Spark for some time now. I hope I still have some friends around the site to support and be supported by!! It's been hard this fall be... Read more
On target!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      2 comments

Well, I was able to stick to my calories and my exercise on Monday! I tracked my food and fitness online. It feels good to be back on track and I am SO ready to lose the remainder and get to my goal of 145! To be honest, it seems a little dau... Read more
Starting Again
Monday, May 24, 2010      5 comments

Well, I lost all but 15 pounds toward my goal in 2009. But I have been going up and down with 5 pounds over the course of 2010. Overall, I have had success in maintaining. I have said this before, but NOW I really want to get the scale moving ... Read more

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