Rome ~vs~ Sparta
Tuesday, July 14, 2009      2 comments

last month, "date night" ... my DH took me to this neighborhood italian restaurant we'd been wanting to try. once inside, EVERYONE (except us) was speaking italian. the place is small, fabulous, family run and it was obvious that the majority ... Read more
My best friend ... for the next two weeks
Monday, July 13, 2009      8 comments

i know it's not the answer. it's only a short-term fix. i've done it before, only to reach goal and gain the weight back. but back then i saw it as THE answer. THE cure. i need, really really need to see some results. i just need to ... Read more
I'm calling it "maintenance" ...
Monday, July 06, 2009      3 comments

where in the heck did this past week go? wasn't i the person that was going to blog twice a week in order to help me stay focused ... motivated ... dedicated? let's keep this short, very short ... and talk about the things i "maintained" .... Read more
The bed and breakfast is closed (for now) ...
Friday, June 26, 2009      2 comments

i love to entertain ... i think it's a precious gift (to me and them) when we welcome family and friends into our home, or are welcomed into theirs. it's intimate, it's personal ... it's allowing people into your most private spaces (like my si... Read more
Success! ... Prom, Graduation, Open House, Weight Loss
Monday, June 15, 2009      6 comments

this past week was fabulous. one of the proudest, happiest moments of my life. it started off with our daughter attending her senior prom. she look beautiful. she's always pretty, even more gorgeous on the inside, but last saturday night she... Read more
The benefits of a virtual massage!
Thursday, June 04, 2009      1 comments

i am blessed, thankful, and excited ... for many reasons. blessed ~ with sparkfriends who are truly my source of support. especially nanjet who blessed me with a virtual massage to sooth my stressful days. receiving her sparkgoodie, compl... Read more
One pound short ...
Monday, June 01, 2009      2 comments

i didn't get memorial day vacation's weight gain back off ... about one pound shy. but i didn't give this past week my best effort. SF (sweet free) days? well, they weren't in my vocabulary or eating plan. can't remember how many, which mean... Read more
Did I? ... NO! ... and yes.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009      2 comments

did i maintain my weight loss? ... NO! ... am i disappointed? ... well truthfully, yes. did i give it my best effort?... yes... could i have done something differently?...NO! did i log the 2-lbs of weight gain? ... NO! ... am i focused this... Read more
Pre-holiday weight-in, TODAY ...
Friday, May 22, 2009      0 comments

i decided to weigh-in today before our flight to visit my folks for memorial day weekend. my goal is maintenance! ... hoping to drop any weight while i'm away would probably just be a pipe dream. as i've said before, my mother is a FAB-U-LOUS ... Read more
The Holiday is upon me ...
Thursday, May 21, 2009      1 comments

i WILL NOT be intimidated. i WILL NOT be defined by the holiday menu and the abundance of delicious food offerings ... we're traveling to my parents for the long weekend. while there, we'll attend a scholarship luncheon, formal ball and ... Read more
Two pounds gone forever ...
Sunday, May 17, 2009      1 comments

seeing the scale move is better than the enjoyment i get from eating chocolate! yes, you heard me right. i just need to remember this moment, savor the feeling... pull from my memory bank when i hit the next rough patch. ok, that may be a pro... Read more
I always think I can ...
Friday, May 15, 2009      1 comments

i'm one of those people ... my daily to-do list is always longer than the hours available in a day ... but i think i can i'm one of those people ... who tries to see the good in every situation, everything happens for a reason ... through m... Read more
Just one ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009      2 comments

after a week of interval training, i was sure i'd either die or the pounds would melt away ... the excessive panting to catch my breath, wiping up puddles of sweat had to burn extra calories, right? well i stepped on the scale and ONLY ONE poun... Read more
Interval Cardio Training .... whew!
Thursday, May 07, 2009      2 comments

oh my goodness. did you hear me? .... OH - MY - GOODNESS! in response to my last blog, a couple of my sparkfriends suggested i try interval training to get this body back to shedding some lbs ... i love my caring, understanding sparkbudd... Read more
The scale WON'T move :-(
Monday, May 04, 2009      2 comments

i'm not sure why i take the time to weigh-in. it appears the scale is not my friend! i joined sparkpeople, but it hasn't. maybe i need a new scale? could this one be broken? .... believe me, it's not. i just need to try harder. i nee... Read more

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