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Three Stress Relievers
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      4 comments

My three proven stress relievers are... 1. Prayer (I list it first but sadly, even after being saved for many years, I somehow don't always remember to go to God first!) 2. A Hot Bubbly Bath (When my first child was a newborn and my husband ... Read more
My Five Goals for the Winter Challenge!
Saturday, December 08, 2012      5 comments

When I listed my five goals for the upcoming winter challenge I listed the first one as "to regain control." Upon reflection, I feel that's a little disingenuous. The truth is, I've always had the power to make right decisions about my health a... Read more
What I've done right so far...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      9 comments

It's funny I have trouble with this one. I feel much more comfortable listing all the things I'm doing WRONG, but I have done a couple of things right since this challenge started. I've been consistent drinking water instead of Pepsi, and I've... Read more
I Bought a Bike!
Saturday, June 30, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday, with over 100 degree weather, I decided I'd give into this crazy notion I've had the past few weeks and buy a bike! It is purple and tan with 24" wheels (I think it's technically a girls' bike) to fit my 5' 2" height. It even has a b... Read more
Goals for the Lime Summer Challenge
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      5 comments

My main goal throughout this challenge is to lose weight! How much? Seeing it's a 10 week challenge, it would be amazing to lose 20 lbs.! I would be down to 171 where I know I feel great and that would put me 1/2 way to my personal goal of 14... Read more
Sunday, November 02, 2008      3 comments

Time to fess up. I have gained nine pounds. That puts me right at 175. There are several contributing factors: #1 I have been sick (and still am) so I have not exercised at all and still don't feel like it! The thing is though, I hav... Read more
I Can Do 5 Sit-Ups!
Monday, October 13, 2008      2 comments

Today I had my son hold my feet and I did 5 sit-ups! I think I could have done more, but I was so ecstatic that I had done 5 I just stopped there. This may not seem like much of an accomplishment, but when you consider that a few months ago I ... Read more
Me, a Jogger?
Monday, October 06, 2008      4 comments

Well, I've had this strange desire for a couple of months now--I think I want to start jogging. It's bizarre. Even as a much thinner teenager I never had any desire to jog. But I can't deny it. God keeps bringing it back to my mind, and... Read more
It's Not Enough
Tuesday, September 30, 2008      2 comments

When I was first introduced to Sparkpeople I wasn't even looking to lose weight. Being 204 lbs. with a 5'2" frame you would think I was; but I wasn't. I set my first goal at 170 lbs. This is the weight I had achieved several years ago and fel... Read more
Spreading the Spark
Thursday, September 11, 2008      1 comments

I have been so happy with what God has done for me in leading me to Sparkpeople and giving me the success that I've had here that I wanted to do a little something to "spread the spark" so to speak. This week I started a private team for the w... Read more
My Rewards
Friday, August 08, 2008      3 comments

I read the article this week about how important it is to reward yourself. I've lost 28 lbs. so far and haven't done anything. So I'm going to make up for lost time! I'm picking rewards for every 5 lbs. until I reach my new goal weight. Here... Read more
Saturday, June 28, 2008      6 comments

I know it's silly. I know that losing weight is supposed to be for me and my health. But I am beginning to get discouraged. No one has noticed I've lost any weight--and I've lost 18 lbs.! My wonderful husband has complimented me lots, but he ... Read more
Halfway There
Monday, June 23, 2008      2 comments

I hadn't even noticed until a friend left a message that I am half of the way toward my goal that I've set. This should make me happy right? I can feel a difference, but just like that first day of tracking when I saw I had eaten over 3,... Read more
Camp Meeting
Saturday, June 14, 2008      1 comments

We just got back from camp meeting yesterday evening. We had a really good time. The speakers were great. I've come away with a lot of ideas and inspiration. We ate late after church every night and I was afraid I was also coming home ... Read more