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Winter Wonderland
Monday, January 18, 2016      9 comments

After a lovely day with family, I slept in and woke to a beautiful winter wonderland. We were only supposed to get 1", but the storm was a little more intense for coastal areas. A nice 5-6 inches made it easy to shovel and enjoy a brief walk. ... Read more
Visualizing my journey
Saturday, January 09, 2016      8 comments

Comparisons - 26 lbs gone (since start of spark journey - starting weight 287). I decided to document my weight loss journey more closely. This is almost as difficult as hanging my first full-length mirror in years. I knew I had to stop a... Read more
New England Weather
Monday, January 04, 2016      5 comments

It's been an unusual winter weather-wise here in Massachusetts. It's been wonderful to hike in December without snow, but somewhat off-putting to see blooms on plants during spring-like temperatures. Here are some of my November/December hikin... Read more
Clothing size madness
Sunday, January 03, 2016      11 comments

First let me point out that I am thrilled to have reached my 25 lb milestone. At one point, I believe I was at or very close to 300 lbs. However, I was too depressed to face my weight at that time. My official weigh in for the beginning of th... Read more
Very funny video to lighten your day
Saturday, December 19, 2015      4 comments

As I was sitting here contemplating a hike in the frigid temperatures, I came across this hilarious parody of Adele's "Hello". I can relate to this on so many levels. I hope it gives you all a chuckle! https://www.youtube.com/wat... Read more
Final Goodbye to Dad
Saturday, April 18, 2015      11 comments

Happy Saturday, Sparkers. I hope you're all having a wonderful day so far. We're finally getting a stretch of lovely weather here in Boston, so I'm writing this sitting next to my open window enjoying a breath of fresh air. What a long, harsh... Read more
What is lurking underneath the weight struggles
Saturday, April 04, 2015      11 comments

It's week three of this journey for me and I'm approaching my health goals with a moment to moment focus. Usually, the first 3 weeks are full of excitement and a kind of cocky "I've got this" attitude. As wonderful as that can be, I have a dif... Read more
My niece drew a picture of me and it wasn't easy to see
Sunday, March 22, 2015      9 comments

My 6 year old niece loves art and, every time I'm with her, she draws me several lovely pictures. I haven't seen her in a few months, which is the longest I've gone in years. You see, my father had been ill and I lost him recently (another blog... Read more
Germs, progress and putting myself first
Friday, January 23, 2015      6 comments

In the interest of perpetuating a blogging habit, I'm putting my thoughts out there in the current form - disjointed, off-balance and possibly tinged with a bit of fever-induced silliness. Bear with me friends ... Read more
Go me!
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      14 comments

Feeling good tonight - proud of myself really. It's been almost two weeks of focusing on making small changes and incorporating wellness into my every day life. I started on New Year's Day, but nearly sabotaged myself before I even got started... Read more
Glad to be here..that is all
Monday, January 05, 2015      12 comments

I was reading through several of my old blog posts and thinking about how I would "announce" my journey this time around. It brings back so many memories of my great hopes, loud declarations of progress in blogs and my blind faith that, indeed,... Read more
Trying to maintain positive momentum
Saturday, November 16, 2013      5 comments

I feel that old familiar restlessness beginning at my core. It usually begins to appear around the 6 to 8 week mark of my healthy living transformation. The excitement and newness of beginning the journey starts to wear off and you enter the l... Read more
One month, 12 lbs lost, more energy and a better attitude
Saturday, November 02, 2013      7 comments

Coming upon a month on plan, I thought it was a good time to assess the good, the bad and the ugly. Luckily for me, there hasn't been too much bad and ugly - but I'd like to start with the positive aspects of my journey so far. **More ener... Read more
Heaven gained another angel
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      11 comments

I received some very sad news last night. A friend of mine passed away at a very young age - just 28 and newly married. She had endured an 8 year struggle with a rare form of cancer that brought her close to the brink of death several times. ... Read more
Food Processor Suggestions
Saturday, October 19, 2013      5 comments

Hello Sparkpeeps, I have a request for you. It seems I'm heading into brave new territory - learning how to prepare healthy recipes. You see, I am someone who has rarely cooked and is very lost and out-of-sorts among kitchen gadgets. Du... Read more

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