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New Year Resolutions
Saturday, January 01, 2011      7 comments

This is going to be my best year ever! First, I will work on the Gift of the Spirit, JOY. I have found joy at Genesis Club with many new friends and meaningful work. I will endeavor to spread that JOY throughout my life bringing it to everyon... Read more
Joining the YMCA
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      4 comments

I am excited about joining the YMCA because it is so hard for me to exercise in the cold! I am hoping that the atmosphere and camaraderie of the gym will spur me on to lose the last 20 pounds of my goal. I haven't gained weight this fall but I... Read more
Spreading the Spark
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      6 comments

Last night I had a public presentation for work with a captive audience of 40 people. I was able to spread the Spark and give out cards about Sparkpeople.com. I love this community and the great support I have found here and I wanted to share... Read more
3 Months Later, Under 200 pounds
Monday, June 21, 2010      12 comments

3 months following my dear friend's death due to a heart attack, I have slipped under the 200 pound mark!!! I started at 237lbs in January and it was very slow progress for the past two weeks where each day the scale balanced at 201 lbs. This ... Read more
Working toward a gluten free diet
Monday, June 07, 2010      4 comments

Hi all! It has been recently determined that I need to go on a gluten free diet. Does anyone have a good recipie resource cookbook?... Read more
Remembering those who have protected our freedoms.
Monday, May 31, 2010      10 comments

As a proud mother of a young Marine, please join me in a moment of reflection for all the service men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms. Everything we do today has been made possible by their acts of ultimate sacrific... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Only 49 Years Old
Sunday, March 28, 2010      1957 comments

Yesterday, my best friend died of a heart attack. She was only 49 years old, my age. She was a gentle, giving soul who loved the Lord and was generous beyond compare. She was a talented photographer, bright, and always concerned for others. H... Read more
Breaking Old Habits: Help!
Sunday, March 21, 2010      16 comments

We must first make our habits, then our habits make us." John Dryden When I started this journey with SparkPeople I was prepared to be disciplined and motivated. But what I learned was that willpower got me no where. My key to successful we... Read more
The Glory of Greek Yogurt
Saturday, January 02, 2010      24 comments

In the past, I haven't cared much for plain nonfat yogurt. I always went for the extra calorie vanilla variety. Greek yogurt has changed all that for me. With a thicker texture and less sour taste I find plain very palatable. I'm sure it ha... Read more
Garth Brooks for the New Year
Thursday, December 31, 2009      3 comments

"We know that a rainbow waits, beyond dark skies, No way over it, No way around it, If we want it, we have to go through it. Fight for Love while the world tries to break us down. But the world will bend And the fight will end Lov... Read more
O Baby, It's Cold Outside!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009      2 comments

Minus 2 degrees and counting down! And the wind is enough to take your breath away. It was too cold to walk the dogs, especially since the Dane has such short fur. I have a pony blanket for her but I was still worried about exposure. I b... Read more
Christmas Disaster Averted!
Saturday, December 26, 2009      0 comments

I can hardly believe how well I did with my eating this holiday. My "tricks" were to drink my water and I had a sugar free hard candy between meals. The water filled me up and the hard candy satisfied my sweet tooth. I cleaned out my kitchen ... Read more
All Things New
Friday, December 25, 2009      3 comments

Once again, I am returning to Spark People to begin the journey I abandoned last year. Due to a medication addition I gained 70 pounds last year! It is time to lose that weight, lest I should permanently slip into serious complications like di... Read more