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My "Return" to SparkPeople...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020      4 comments

Time to come back to what I know works for me... that is SparkPeople and the support & accountability that the amazing members provide! I originally joined SparkPeople in 2008, when at the age of 38, I finally got tired of spending my entir... Read more
Will the Year I Turn 50 FINALLY Be "My Year" ???
Friday, January 11, 2019      4 comments

It's a good thing I am so darn stubborn, as my dad always tells me... cuz I've fallen down a whole lot more than 7 times, and yet I just keep gettin... Read more
10 Days Down... Infinity to Go...
Wednesday, April 04, 2018      4 comments

So I've been motivated & on track for 10 days down... and so far, so good... During the 10 days, I have accomplished the following: 1. No soda 2. No alcohol 3. No fast food / drive thru visits until today, as we were traveling... Read more
New Highs Mean New Lows (& not in a good way)...
Monday, March 26, 2018      11 comments

As evidenced from the fact that my last blog was over a year ago, I obviously have not been on track or focused for a very long time! To say that my motivation train derailed would be an understatement... pretty sure it went off a cliff and bur... Read more
2016 Recap... and Newfound Motivation for the New Year...
Thursday, January 12, 2017      5 comments

2016... oh how to describe this past year... exciting... frustrating... motivating... defeating... and that doesn't even do it justice... This ... Read more
Challenge Week #4 Recap...
Thursday, February 18, 2016      3 comments

As I reach the halfway point of my current challenge, I found that the above image really resonated w/ me... so far I continue to have a good challe... Read more
Challenge Week #3 Recap...
Thursday, February 11, 2016      4 comments

As promised in my Week #2 recap, this one will be a short one since it's only been a couple days... This week was much better... after starting... Read more
Challenge Week #2 Recap...
Sunday, February 07, 2016      4 comments

So this blog is a little late, as I had some issues w/ internet access the last couple of days... but better late than never, right? So due to ... Read more
Challenge Week #1 Recap...
Thursday, January 28, 2016      8 comments

So my first week of this new challenge was a success, and I will be happy about that... but as I am always my own worst critic, I also know that it ... Read more
New Challenge Goals...
Thursday, January 21, 2016      5 comments

This week starts my first challenge of this year... and of course, w/ a new challenge comes new goals... This is my 3rd challenge in this forma... Read more
2015 Has Been One Helluva Year...
Sunday, January 03, 2016      5 comments

(DISCLAIMER: this is a long post, which I apologize for, but it does have a message at the end, if you're willing to read all the way through...) This year has been ANYTHING other than "my year"... I started out the year w/ the best of ... Read more
New Month... New Challenge... New Motivation...
Monday, August 31, 2015      3 comments

I can't count the number of times that I have started this journey and ended up giving up... not failing, I refuse to call it failing, cuz you only ... Read more
2nd Verse - Same as the 1st (or 3rd... or 4th... or 5th... you get the picture)
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      6 comments

I feel like this picture pretty much sums up my weight loss battle... I'm that classic gung-ho NY's resolution maker, who signs up for whateve... Read more
BL 2015 "Spring Into Shape" Challenge... Pre-week Challenge Letter
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      11 comments

So as part of our "pre-challenge" activities, I am supposed to write a letter to myself about my goals for the challenge, as well as how I plan to achieve those goals. So, here goes... Dear Self, This challenge will lead me up to ... Read more

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