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Yo-yo months are over
Thursday, May 09, 2019      1 comments

It's been almost seven months now since my back surgery. While I've been doing great in some areas, here is an area I need to improve in - and fast. What has been going well: - Consistency with exercise I've been walking a lot, sometim... Read more
Big Win!
Friday, March 22, 2019      6 comments

Yesterday, I had a big time Woohoo moment and a huge non-scale victory! It was my "baby brother's" prom night (he's far from being a baby now at nearly 19, but there is an age gap of 14 years between us). After the formal dance, I asked my husba... Read more
Trying to be 1% better every day
Friday, December 21, 2018      2 comments

There are all kinds of challenges waiting for me in 2019, most of all, regaining my strength and flexibility after the back surgery. It's not easy after six months of resting. I went for a short walk this morning, and boy do I feel it. Last week... Read more
Hernia surgery - what's next?
Thursday, November 08, 2018      3 comments

It's been about two weeks since I came home from the hospital. First I'd had hernia surgery and then I had to have a blood clot removed that remained from surgery No.1. There has also been nerve damage so my right leg is hurting and the fe... Read more
Participating in the 5% Challenge
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      5 comments

This time, I think I am ready to make the Fall 5% Challenge a success for me! I've participated in a few of these challenges, but never with much success. In fact, it was without any challenge that I managed to lose 35 lbs back in 2013. It's all... Read more
Enough is enough
Friday, May 05, 2017      13 comments

Yesterday, my sister made fresh chocolate cake and gave it to us. And today, my mom brought me two pieces of another cake. I'm sick of telling people that I'm trying to lose weight, and anyway everyone thinks that "one piece won't do any harm". ... Read more
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back...
Thursday, April 20, 2017      11 comments

That's still some kind of progress if you keep it up, right? And it's exactly where I am now. As usual, a stressful situation threw me off track, but only in some ways. I haven't been eating within my calorie range very often, I haven't blogged ... Read more
Facing the Facts and Moving Forward
Saturday, March 04, 2017      11 comments

I've been more or less on a plateau for more than a year. What happened before that was that I regained 20 out of the 35 lbs I'd lost. A year ago, I... Read more
NSV: Me vs. the cookies
Thursday, February 02, 2017      35 comments

Going to see my sister or my parents is always a challenging situation for me food-wise. While hubby and I don't have any sweets or unhealthy foods at home (or, if we do, very few of them) - the table at my sister's /parents' is always full of j... Read more
Never Give Up!
Thursday, January 19, 2017      11 comments

Today, I let another person's negativity get me down - but only temporarily. I was in such a bad mood that I contemplated buying chocolate cake on my way home. Then I thought of a blog I read. It said if you're experiencing "head hunger", do som... Read more
January 7th 2017
Saturday, January 07, 2017      11 comments

The temperatures have dropped here to -13 Celsius, I'm always cold anyway so I can't wait for this winter to be over. I've been doing lots of home/ video workouts and I'm really enjoying them. My favorite these days are Jessica Smith and step ae... Read more
Christmas in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Friday, December 23, 2016      17 comments

My husband Marko (SHREKEC) and I want to share some Christmas spirit with you, Spark Friends - by posting a few pictures from yesterday's walk in Ljubljana: ... Read more
Monday, November 21, 2016      11 comments

There has been a lot happening in my life. First off, the job I talked about in the previous blog didn't work out as the language school didn't get the required number of participants. I was disappointed, I had a teaching plan ready and all and ... Read more
Great News!
Friday, September 23, 2016      18 comments

I got a job! It's only part-time, a few hours a week, but something is always better than nothing, right? That's what Jessica Smith says, for those of you who are familiar with her amazing workout videos. I am excited - and a little bit anxious ... Read more
The 5% Challenge - my hopes are high!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      11 comments

Losing weight is proving to be much more difficult for me now than it was 4 years ago... Can't believe it's been that long since I joined SP! Anyway, maybe it's the fact that I've hit over the 3-0 mark, but the pounds just won't come off. I try ... Read more

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