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Plateau, or have I lost focus?
Tuesday, December 22, 2009     

I've been the same for about a week. No, that's not bad. But around that time I always start wondering if I lost a little of my edge. And in this case, the answer is a resounding YES! It started with the power outage. Not enough time to Spark, t... Read more
Good visit with Nutritionist
Tuesday, December 15, 2009     

I got 3 gold stars! Just like Kindergarten. :) She says she usually only gives out 1 star but she couldn't find anything to pick on me for. Even the artichoke dip I had last night when we were at friends for dinner. I printed out 5 days of ... Read more
Wonderful Day Today but....
Monday, December 07, 2009     

I had an absolutely wonderful day today. It started out with going to brunch with about 13 of my closest friends. We have all been friends for about 20 years and have been through everything together. It's our annual gift exchange brunch and we ... Read more
Happy to be back but with changes..
Wednesday, November 18, 2009     

My job situation may change next year so I need to double my focus here at work, network more, volunteer for some larger projects and hopefully find somewhere to go if my current position changes. So... I have dropped 3 of my teams where I didn'... Read more
New Pics...
Wednesday, November 04, 2009     

No blog today just some pics from our trip to Oregon. ... Read more
To those who stopped by, sent me goodies and Congratulated me!
Tuesday, November 03, 2009     

THANK YOU!! I will send each one of you an individual note but it will take awhile as I'm supposed to be working today. I am overwhelmed and so grateful. I hope to see all of you on the boards more often and hope that I can participate on your j... Read more
50 lbs and counting...
Monday, November 02, 2009     

I can't believe it! I have lost 50 lbs since joining SP on May 19. Never would I have thought this possible. In the past, 25 lbs lost was my max before I fell, slid and crashed! I am still working on getting my Blood Sugar levels lower but I thi... Read more
Goal changed! Light bulb moment!
Thursday, October 29, 2009     

I had a light bulb emoticon moment this morning. I have been thinking about how obsessed I am with the scale and my w... Read more
Life is good...feeling grateful for SP
Wednesday, October 21, 2009     

Some days you just can't help smiling. I am feeling so much better since starting here at SP. My energy levels have gone up so much. I used to be exhausted after doing one load of laundry. Just bending over to get the clothes out of the dryer wa... Read more
Peer Pressure
Friday, October 09, 2009     

Stretch Challenge 10/10 1)Describe your peer group you grew up in. Your family dynamics. Dysfunctional but so American. Dad worked and traveled, mom raised the kids. I was shy when younger, but don't remember weight being a topic of disc... Read more
LOL... Exercise Ball...
Thursday, October 08, 2009     

Okay, okay. I did Coach Nicole's 15 min workout for the Exercise Ball. That blue ball has been staring at me for over 2 weeks. I turned on the TV and put "WallE" on to make some background noise. I put on my shorts, took off my shoes, grabbed th... Read more
Exercise ball... I am resisting...
Wednesday, October 07, 2009     

One of my goals this month is to add the exercise ball in to my routine 3x a week. I found a video from Coach Nicole that looks like a good beginner routine. My DH said he would support me by encouraging me along. So, what's the problem? I don't... Read more
Rough morning...
Tuesday, October 06, 2009     

I was upset at my 16 yr old and on the way to work all I could think about was eating a nice gooey cinammon roll. It's been years. I though about it for quite awhile. I cried a little and thought about it some more. Then, I realized I'd have to ... Read more
I found a picture...
Saturday, October 03, 2009     

This is from last year with Jeni, on the right. It was her 50th birthday. It was at her wedding that I met my DH. The world is very small. I want to add a few more "Before" photos and then add some "In Between" photos and hopefully next yea... Read more
New commitments
Wednesday, September 30, 2009     

It's the last day of September and here are my new commitments for the month of October: Walk 10,000 steps per day Lose 5 lbs by October 31 Take all my meds, including Vit. D and Fish Oil Log my food/Nutrition tracker daily Mind my ... Read more

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