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Another Year
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      3 comments

Coming to the end of another year and I did not meet my goals. Not really sure I wanted them bad enough to work hard for them. In my mind I say I am committed but my actions speak otherwise. Is 2021 going to be any different? I get so frustr... Read more
Monday, October 26, 2020      1 comments

I have been really struggling with finding motivation. I "think" I want to workout but I kind of feel like a bull in a china shop. I "think" I want to eat better but I continue to grab junk food. I "think" I am ok but I know I am in a deep fu... Read more
Biggest Challenge
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      3 comments

My biggest challenge in this weight loss adventure is getting my mind right. I come up with a lot of excuses - I will tell myself hurry up and eat all this chocolate so it is gone and then I will start over and not eat chocolate any more. I wi... Read more
Quarantine Time
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      6 comments

I have always worked from home so not sure why now is really any different. You would think that not being out and about would further limit my access to unacceptable foods. But no that is not the case. We are bringing potato chips, ice cream... Read more
2020 Focus
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      7 comments

I want to focus on getting more physical activity. I work at a desk and spend too much time sitting. Generally getting more active is followed by the desire to eat better. Move it 2020!!... Read more
December 2019
Sunday, December 01, 2019      9 comments

Was doing so well but letting a combination of being in the motorhome for 6 weeks, house remodel, getting a darn cold, and freezing temps outside have gotten me totally derailed. I do not want to be a New Year’s resolution person so my goal... Read more
Cold Weather
Tuesday, December 19, 2017      2 comments

It is forecasted to be 61 degrees on Wednesday and 21 degrees on Thursday and a possibility of up to 3" of snow. Now I am a real anti-cold weather fan and also really do not like snow. I have been on a roll with going to the gym and getting ou... Read more
Saturday, December 16, 2017      2 comments

Well today I went shopping for new bras. I am pretty big on top so it is always quite a job to find something that fits and also looks good. Decided well I was there to grab a couple tops to work out in. Now I always go big and baggy as I gue... Read more
Friday, December 15, 2017      1 comments

During the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, a person needs to breathe deep and slow down and enjoy the moment. I am so thankful for an amazing husband that makes me feel beautiful and loved every day. He is always in my corner and che... Read more
Making Strides
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      2 comments

I have been doing fantastic with the exercise and getting my steps in. Now I need to work on the eating. Have that darn chex mix sitting around and it is so salty but I can't stay out of it. I actually made it for my son on his request and gi... Read more
Getting it out there
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      5 comments

The challenge of writing a blog for the 12 days of Christmas is a painful process for me. I am a very private person and rarely if ever talk about what is troubling me or my struggles. On the outside I am bubbly and always happy. Inside I hat... Read more
Holiday Season
Monday, December 04, 2017      1 comments

I have been baking like crazy - give most of it away. As soon as something was baked I popped it into the freezer in the garage so it wasn't easily accessible. My focus for the next week is to track food and get to the gym at least 3x. I have... Read more
Sunday, December 03, 2017      5 comments

I have been a Spark member since June of 2006. That is 11 years of battling this weight issue. In fact I have gained weight during this time. My husband says when I get my head right it will happen. He also said that when I quit smoking in 2... Read more