Thinking about my parents
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      10 comments

Tomorrow it will be nine years that I received a phone call that my dad had passed away. I will never know whether he had a heart attack and then had a car accident, or whether he had an accident and then had a heart attack. Almost exactly two y... Read more
Last night I fell...
Sunday, November 03, 2013      8 comments

...and I fell hard! After a week of doing what I was supposed to do, and wanted to do, I had a major relapse! Here, I prided myself of not eating Halloween candy earlier in the week, and boom, I ate ice cream, cake, and nuts. ... Read more
When did November become one of my favorite months?
Saturday, November 02, 2013      5 comments

I never thought of November being a month that would rank among the top five for me. I generally prefer spring, and especially May!. But this year it seems like November is moving towards the top of my list. First of all, I am very much in... Read more
WHO KNEW.......
Friday, November 01, 2013      7 comments

I can't believe I did it! What a great feeling! Who knew that I had it in me! Well, what am I talking about? I am so excited that I survived Halloween without succumbing to all the treats around the house. After the initial "fall" when my hus... Read more
I thought this might happen...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      5 comments

It usually does! Yesterday I was almost the "perfect Sparker"! emoticon I drank eight glasses of water, wa... Read more
Six months of blogging!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      6 comments

I just realized that I started blogging six months ago yesterday. During this time I have written 40 blogs. Many of my blogs have talked about my ups and downs on this journey. I have been going in phases. Sometimes I have had a few weeks when I... Read more
Small successes can be so inspiring!
Thursday, October 03, 2013      6 comments

My Opportunity October is going well so far. Granted, we are only three days into this month, but it just feels good to do a few things right. 1. The last few days I have managed to walk at least 6500 steps. Today I will have over 10,000. ... Read more
Opportunity - the chance to do something!
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday I talked about having the opportunity to become healthy. The word opportunity kept following me all day, even in church I heard it at least 5 times. Of course everyone knows the word opportunity, but I decided to check the dictionary f... Read more
A new day, a new month (almost!), a new me!
Sunday, September 29, 2013      7 comments

One of my Sparkfriends posed the question in her blog today: What is something you are grateful for that you often take for granted? Her response was: the opportunity to become healthier. For whatever reason this really spoke to me. Thanks... Read more
Friday, September 20, 2013      7 comments

No, not on trying to lose weight and living a healthy lifestyle. But I give up on the notion that there will be a perfect time when everything will fall into place. This morning I thought I was almost there. Only one more appointment for blood w... Read more
I can't believe I did that!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      7 comments

Seriously, what was I thinking? Last night I ate a pint of my favorite ice cream! Yes, I really did! I tried to figure out how that happened. First of all I was exhausted. I had had a tough night the previous night, and was tired all day l... Read more
How is it possible that there are days when I simply don't seem to care?
Thursday, August 22, 2013      7 comments

I know I care, but my behavior seems to indicate otherwise! This is so frustrating! Every time I have a few good days, I mess up big time a few days later! What is wrong with me?!? ... Read more
Tough day!
Thursday, August 22, 2013      5 comments

Even though the scale registered 6 lbs less in two days and I was ecstatic this morning, the rest of the day was not nearly as uplifting. In addition to taking my daughter to freshmen orientation in high school and later on to the orthodontist, ... Read more
One day down, 272 to go!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      0 comments

Yesterday I had an almost "perfect" day. I ate only "good-for-me" food, stayed within my calorie range, and tracked all my food and exercises. In addition, I walked 3 miles instead of two as I had planned. ... Read more
The truth, the truth, and nothing but the truth!
Monday, August 19, 2013      8 comments

Exactly 9 months from today I will be celebrating my 60th birthday, Lord willing! It is time to get real and be honest with myself. First up, today I am starting at the exact same weight that I had when I started Sparkpeople over one year a... Read more

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