Here We Go! Day 1
Monday, May 11, 2015      2 comments

Today is day 1 of the Whole30. I was delayed a day by birthday and Mother's Day craziness. Anyway, I have set myself up for success. All the artificial sweeteners, protein powder, and yogurt have been given away and I have left myself with... Read more
Wow - It Has Been A While
Wednesday, May 06, 2015      7 comments

It has been over a year since I have been here. To say that the past few years have been a struggle is an understatement. I just returned home after a week's vacation across the country. I had a fabulous time with my children and grandchil... Read more
Stress- What it means to me
Thursday, March 06, 2014      3 comments

Well, today marks 3 weeks since losing my job. I have been on a couple of interviews and have not received an offer yet. To be honest, I have had difficulty keeping myself from slipping into that zone. You know the one I am talking about. The on... Read more
Hello Old Friends
Saturday, February 22, 2014      3 comments

It has been quite some time since I have visited and said hello. A lot has happened since the last time I was here. I have welcomed a few more grandchildren to the family, gained back all the weight I lost, moved from my home to a small apartmen... Read more
Week 2- What Does and Does Not Work for Me and More Mini Goals
Monday, June 25, 2012      6 comments

Last week I talked about mini goals the steps I plan to take to get healthy. For me, it is no longer about being thin, it is about being healthy and feeling good. Over the course of the last 40 years or so, I have discovered what does NOT work f... Read more
Week 1- Mini Goals
Monday, June 18, 2012      4 comments

I have been gone for a while and have been trying on my own to lose the weight. Well, I have not been entirely successful at it. Actually, I have not lost anything at all. OK, I lost a few pounds here and there, but they did not stay off. What I... Read more
It's about time!
Thursday, October 06, 2011      11 comments

This blog has been in the sidelines for a while and I am finally taking the time to share. Where do I begin? Well, first of all, I am rather disgusted with myself for letting it happen. I didn't even realize that it had gone that far until... Read more
Info I really wish I knew years ago (or at least paid attention to)
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      12 comments

Several years ago I made the commitment to not drink or consume anything with Aspartame in it due to hours and hours of research. At the time it made sense to switch my sweetening needs to Splenda (Sucralose). Hey, it's made from sugar so it is ... Read more
Back from vacation! =)
Thursday, July 28, 2011      8 comments

Vacation was wonderful and I really enjoyed the time with my girls and the grandkids! They grow so fast! There were some positives with my weight this trip and some negatives. Here is what I discovered about my progress: 1: Although I ... Read more
Anxiety and flying!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      11 comments

Anxiety is setting in- flying out today and I don't want to deal with the possible discrimination when people see my 300 pound person boarding the plane. I swore I was never going to have to ask for a seatbelt extender again when I joined SP las... Read more
How Pathetic is This?
Thursday, July 14, 2011      16 comments

As embarrassing and pathetic as this is, I am choosing to share with the world just how much in denial someone can get about their current situation. I have been alternating between the same 3 pairs of pants every day for the past year or s... Read more
Help with Transition to Vegetariansim
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      10 comments

Earlier this week I expressed my interest in adopting a vegetarian lifestyle to my family and friends on FaceBook. I have come to the decision that it is the right move to make for me. Starting today, I am going to slowly adjust my diet towards ... Read more
I am the Tortoise
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      5 comments

I received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback after yesterday's blog. I can't tell you enough how blessed I am to have not only all of my Spark Friends in my life, but an awesome support system from online friends, lifelong friends, co-... Read more
I Am Not a Failure- I Am a Success Story
Monday, July 11, 2011      16 comments

10 months ago I joined SparkPeople and came out of the gate running. I absorbed all of the information I could and utilized all the tools that SP had to offer. I immediately started losing some weight and gained some confidence in myself. ... Read more
Who Says I Can't?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      16 comments

In the past 9 months since I joined SparkPeople, I have had some success. Actually, I have had a lot of success. So, why is it I am almost the weight now as I was when I joined SparkPeople? Well, I can tell you that circumstances beyond my contr... Read more

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