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Reality check
Friday, March 02, 2012      7 comments

My hubby had chest pain yesterday. Needless to say, we spent most of yesterday in the ER. He finally got to his room about 11pm. He is undergoing tests to see if he had a heart attack or not. Hopefully, we'll know more today. My prayer,... Read more
One year
Sunday, February 26, 2012      6 comments

A year ago I buried my father. It was a beautiful ceremony as funerals go. He was a Master Mason so they officiated the wake. My cousin and a dear friend participated and it made it even more special. I had never seen such a service and was ... Read more
My closet
Thursday, February 23, 2012      6 comments

Today, I read the SP article about getting rid of skinny jeans in the closet. It said that hanging on to clothes that don't fit you could actually be detrimental to your weight loss efforts. It got me to thinking about my own perception of... Read more
Valentine's Dinner
Sunday, February 12, 2012      4 comments

DH and I went to the country club for our Valentine's dinner last night. Let me just tell you, you CAN have your cake and eat it too! At least, I did! I planned very carefully. I knew what was on the menu. I ate lightly all day, worked ... Read more
Disappointment turns to inspiration
Saturday, February 11, 2012      6 comments

A few weeks ago, I bought a pedometer. I had high hopes for it. It was going to stimulate me, challenge me to step a few more, spark my ingenuity to figure out how to get 10k steps in a day. My pedometer was going to be the key to my success.... Read more
I'm a sneak...
Sunday, February 05, 2012      6 comments

My husband supports my efforts at becoming a healthier, more fit person. Right. As long as it doesn't affect him or his perception of a "diet". Today, I wanted a hot breakfast for a change. I usually eat wheat flakes with fruit and a c... Read more
Biggest Loser--week two
Saturday, February 04, 2012      3 comments

We had our second weigh in yesterday. I was NOT the biggest loser this past week. But I DID place second with my 3lb loss! I was very happy about that! It's been great having co-workers joining me on this journey. We support one another... Read more
Thursday, February 02, 2012      6 comments

Today I used a pedometer for the first time. I've read articles that it's recommended to get 10,000 steps per day. I thought it would be a cinch. Boy was I wrong! I only logged 4700 steps today...and that included a 35 min walk! Obvio... Read more
One month
Sunday, January 29, 2012      3 comments

7 lbs in one month! I'm very happy about that! I almost didn't weigh today...had a bad couple of days and didn't exercise every day like I should have (missed two days). But reading all my SP friends' blogs and all their success stories...I f... Read more
BL at work, week one
Saturday, January 28, 2012      3 comments

We had our first weigh-in yesterday at our Biggest Loser Challenge at work. I am the official keeper of the weights. I found a cool website that calculates percent weight lost. I had lost 2lbs for a percent weight lost of 0.89%! But I was NO... Read more
Derailed? Not this Sparker!
Thursday, January 26, 2012      7 comments

I got rear-ended today. I was on my way to a haircut appt, when the guy in front of me slammed his brakes...I had to slam mine and avoided hitting him...but I got slammed. Dang! It was nerve wracking to say the least! After dealing wit... Read more
A fun challenge...Biggest Loser style
Saturday, January 21, 2012      1 comments

I find myself leading a BL Challenge at work. DawnieJackie and I have been trying to lose weight for quite a while and we decided to team our efforts. Then thought it would be fun to have a BLC at work. Our first meeting/weigh-in was yest... Read more
The balance of things
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      4 comments

Well I've gone and done it! DH and I went on a quick trip to Florida to visit his 90 y/o father. FIL and his wife have really aged in the year since we've seen them. They're moving slower, both using a cane, eating less and losing weight. At... Read more
Lesson learned...
Saturday, January 07, 2012      4 comments

Started the New Year armed with goals and expectations. Exercised daily every day...increasing the intensity and duration daily. Four days later my bum knee sends me a message loud and clear: Back Off Stupid! Yep! Getting slight twinges her... Read more
A New Year....a New Me
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      2 comments

Or so I hope. 2011 was a tough year. Lost my dog and my dad in the same week. Tried to stay on track w/SP, but kept falling off. The holidays came along w/depression since this is the first year BOTH of my parents were gone. Luckily, I didn... Read more

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