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Good times ahead
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      3 comments

2015 was a stressful year for me. My alcoholic brother nearly met Jesus, and after a long stay in the hospital, came to live with us. Then my father in law lost his wife, and we packed him up, and now he lives with us. Needless to say, both o... Read more
Sustainable Weight Loss
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      4 comments

I met with a dietician last was something my doctor had suggested when I had my physical. My insurance paid for it, which was awesome! I was kind of skeptical about it. After all, I'm a nurse....I've educated myself on healthy eati... Read more
Year of Marcia....continued
Sunday, July 19, 2015      2 comments

I just re-read my previous blog regarding the Year of Marcia. Now 10 months later...I am heavier than ever. What started as a journey in healthy lifestyle changes and losing weight (I actually did good for 4 months), turned into a year of cari... Read more
Saturday, September 27, 2014      2 comments

I applied for a management position within my department a couple of months ago. I learned this week that I did not get it. While I was qualified, the other two candidates were as well. Perhaps even more so as my management experience dates 2... Read more
The year of Marcia
Monday, September 22, 2014      2 comments

Next July, I will turn 59. It is a number that I have been dreading for 18 years. My mother was 59 when she passed away 18 years ago. Her death triggered a depression that took me years to overcome. And I turned to food for comfort....which ... Read more
Looking forward
Monday, January 06, 2014      2 comments

Where did 2013 go? I blinked and it was over! But looking back, it was actually a productive year for me. I decided to go back to school and get my BSN. I am already an RN, but have been working on the pre-req's to get enrolled in a BSN prog... Read more
The wagon
Friday, September 07, 2012      5 comments

Back on the wagon. That was my thought today as I signed up for a Biggest Loser challenge at work today. It's so deflating to have to start all over again. So rather than get hung up on the negative, I decided to turn this into a positive. ... Read more
Shrugging it off
Sunday, May 06, 2012      7 comments

It's been a rough couple of weeks. It started with my physical a couple of weeks ago. I found out that I shrunk a half inch...grrr! Then had to start a cholesterol pill because it's elevated. That was deflating! 4 months of sparking and now... Read more
Out of control!
Thursday, April 12, 2012      7 comments

Why is it that a Lenten promise turns into a post Lenten Gorge-fest? I gave up meat for Lent this year. My main source of protein was eggs, dairy, seafood and plants. Did great! Although, the last three weeks I was getting tired of it. I pe... Read more
Goal met!
Friday, March 23, 2012      5 comments

I know most of you will notice on my activity feed that I lost 2.5 lbs this week. But I need to give a quick shout out that one of my first mini-goals have been met! I've lost 21 lbs! I have officially lost the weight I had gained after my fa... Read more
Thursday, March 22, 2012      1 comments

Finally got my hair done last night. Cut n Color. appt got rescheduled when DH was in the hospital. Ladies, you KNOW it's serious when you have to reschedule THAT appt! lol I consider my hair appt sacred. Kind of like my ... Read more
Another scare
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      5 comments

DH had some follow up appts from his recent hospitalization for chest pain. I guess that's why I've been kind of quiet lately. Sometimes, it's hard to take it all in. And you just want to live in the moment. So DH had an echocardiogram ... Read more
Meatless March
Saturday, March 10, 2012      7 comments

Back in January, when I re-started my current Spark journey (I know many of you can relate to this!), I had decided I would give up meat for Lent. I did it once, several years ago and thought it would be rather easy. Little did I know, SP ... Read more
A Heart Healthy journey
Monday, March 05, 2012      9 comments

I am so proud of my husband. After he was discharged Fri night, he has begun his new journey on getting healthy. Our son drove in Fri to sit with me while DH underwent a cardiac catheterization. He spent the night with us before heading back ... Read more
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

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