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My Spark has Bi-polar Disorder
Saturday, March 08, 2014      6 comments

My healthy living routines have bipolar disorder. ups and downs. I've been in down mode for about 3 months now--and I'm sick of the guilt! I go really well for a few months, then SOMETHING happens. So I might reach my goal in some year in th... Read more
The Solution was so Simple
Thursday, February 06, 2014      5 comments

Some very special friends gave me a pep talk and a kick in the butt today! Sometimes the answer is so simple, but I can't see it. As we say in the South, "If it would have been a snake, it would've bit me!" The answer? Spark in the eveni... Read more
Totally Rambling
Thursday, January 30, 2014      1 comments

It's funny how I can be at such a good place and suddenly lose it without knowing why. Why did I stop tracking my food? Why this and why that? I was loving everything about sparkpeople, but suddenly I stopped sparking altogether. Now I just ... Read more
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      5 comments

This year was no different from others in the past. After the frantic activity level of the holidays, I usually slip into depression for a couple of months. I hate February! From thanksgiving through New Year, I went totally off my plan and... Read more
I am Powerless and I Surrender (Temporarily)
Saturday, December 14, 2013      8 comments

Emotional eating is the reason I gained so much weight. Even though I have made great accomplishments in weight loss and fitness, I'm still an emotional eater. I still struggle every day with this enemy. Will I ever overcome??? I have defin... Read more
What have you accomplished this year?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013      11 comments

I've been stressed, and depressed lately. I've been feeling guilty for what I consider messing up with my nutrition and fitness goals. It's so weird how we forget important advice we give others when we are feeling negative things. But ... Read more
Something Has Got to Give
Sunday, December 08, 2013      12 comments

I'm stressed. I'm bouncing all over the place with my diet and fitness. The good behaviors I enjoyed and performed regularly a few weeks ago have sneaked away in the night. I don't really know what happened, but I do know that I'm suddenly a ... Read more
Christmas Trees
Saturday, December 07, 2013      5 comments

Even though I love Christmas, I hate the thought of getting the tree out. I grew up with an artificial tree and have always just carried on with this. I have a pre-lit tree that I bought 7-8-9 years ago. I don't remember. The top portion o... Read more
Spark the Season Challenge
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      8 comments

If you've been reading my blogs and comments on things lately, you know that I have lost it. I've lost the spark! This is a disaster for me! Not only does it destroy my weight loss and fitness goals, I feel terrible mentally, which translates... Read more
Sunday, December 01, 2013      9 comments

My life seems to be spinning out of control for the past few weeks. I've been so busy that I can't think straight! And I've gone off my program for the past 2 weeks. Not completely pigging out, but I have binged a couple of times and haven't ... Read more
I've Come a Long Way, Baby! and so can you!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      17 comments

Last night I went to my parents' house to visit for a few minutes. It was early by my standards, but they were finishing up dinner. The questions started. "Have you had dinner?" "Do you want some chicken salad?" (not diet friendly in an... Read more
A Chunk in the Header
Saturday, November 16, 2013      5 comments

I live in a rural farming community. I grew up as the daughter of one of those farmers and returned here 15 years ago after a little wandering. Wednesday night I attended Bible study. One lady walked in without her husband and announce... Read more
Not My Problem
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      9 comments

I read something in someone else's blog today that had a profound effect on my attitude. Self-care is not self-indulgence. Many of us struggle with self-worth, since we spend so much time--years--taking care of children and oth... Read more
What Does the Fox Say?
Saturday, November 02, 2013      5 comments

So, I'm a huge Dancing with the Stars fan. I've have never been one to be up on the latest pop songs, but I "discover" some on the show. Most recently, It was team dance night and one of the teams danced to a totally ridiculous, catchy, cute, ... Read more
Melancholy Musings
Thursday, October 31, 2013      4 comments

I haven't blogged in a few days. My life has been totally consumed with microbiology, but no more. I put in probably 25 hours reading, studying, practicing quizzes. The test was horrible. No grade yet. I'm not going to invest my time withou... Read more

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