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Cloverleafs Have Landed!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      7 comments

My Summer 5% Challange team, Cloverleafs, landed today #1!!!! I was able to put in 120 minutes of exercise each day the last 3 days to help. I made it a goal to do that. I'm so excited --this is the first time we as team made in the top 3 and... Read more
Houseguests Preparation
Monday, July 25, 2011      10 comments

This weekend has been preparation for the Stand True Team. They will be staying here for the week. My youngest daughter has been traveling with them this summer. Stand True is pro-life and the team has been traveling to Christian Music Festiv... Read more
Friday, July 22, 2011      8 comments

I feel like I got nothing accomplished today. I had the 3 drop-in boys again, so it was hard to do anything. Plus, I just didn't have any motivation. I did finally get so motivation late afternoon and made 7 loaves of chocolate chip ban... Read more
Good Day
Friday, July 22, 2011      7 comments

Today was a good day. I am glad it wasn't as hot. I quilted some more on my daughter's quilt. I am half way through. I will need to get more thread for the bobbin though. I also worked on the kilt a little and finalized the fabric for... Read more
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      11 comments

Tonight a HUGE thunderstorm came through and we lost power for 1 hour and 10 minutes. I actually had to light candles to see because it was so dark out from the thunderclouds and downpour even at 6:30. It is still raining but not as hard -- so... Read more
Monday, July 18, 2011      9 comments

The last couple of days, I have worked out for 120 minutes each day. It has felt good to get back into working out on a regular basis. Today, was my last day off -- from now on I will have daycare everyday. I will have to workout at the g... Read more
Pep Talk
Friday, July 15, 2011      8 comments

Hi emoticon Let's all repeat after me....Lose Your Quit! We can do this. I know we all have our ups and dow... Read more
Thursday, July 14, 2011      6 comments

I had a good workout with my trainer tonight. It felt great to have a session - I think it is a good jumpstart and got my focus back. My big struggle still is feeling snacky. I need to figure out what I can do to curb it. I finis... Read more
Hard to Get Back into Routine
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      10 comments

This week has been tough getting back into a routine. I have 3 boys (ages 5 mo, 2 yr & 4 yr) drop-in daycare. So, plus the other 3 daycare kids it has been crazy the last couple of days. Monday, the boys weren't picked up until 6:40. T... Read more
Sunday, July 10, 2011      9 comments

We got home late Friday night. This last week has been a lot of traveling! Three days in car -- 1900 miles. After weighing in yesterday morning, I was pleased to have gained only 1 pound. We ate out every meal and I was only able to exercis... Read more
"Unplanned" Vacation
Sunday, July 03, 2011      11 comments

Last week, my husband's mom made the decision to stop driving and is giving us her car. We are flying to DE tomorrow morning to get the car and drive it back. So I will not be on Sparks this week. We have 3 days of driving. I hope to be able ... Read more
Slow Loser - But Making Progress
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      13 comments

I weighed in at TOPS last night and lost .5 lbs. It has taken me two months to lose these last 5 pounds. I was getting a little frustrated with all the exercise and being careful of what I eat and how slow things have been. Then today a spark... Read more
Two Great Days
Friday, June 24, 2011      8 comments

Thursday we went to a Moody Bible Institute 125th Anniversary Alumni Dinner. It was fun to see updates in MBI. My husband graduated from there 32 years ago. I attended there for 2 years. That is where we met. We worked there for 2 years aft... Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2011      8 comments

I started work on my youngest daughter's kilt today while the kids were taking a nap. I have 5 kilts to make by Sept 10th. They are all done by hand, and if I did nothing else it takes about 5 days or 40-60 hours to complete one. I was go... Read more
Focus is Back
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      6 comments

Last week I had a wonderful 3 days with my granddaughters. Father's Day was spent at my Dad's -- I even walked on the treadmill there for 77 minutes! I am finally below my lowest and I think my plateau is finally broken. My head is back i... Read more

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