The New Minnie, The New Me
Saturday, June 13, 2009      0 comments

Hi Friends, I am The New Minnie, formerly the Coffee Maven. I have decided to change my name to represent changes I am making on the inside. I have not been doing well, and have just returned to Spark so that I can move on in my recovery from ... Read more
Still Out
Tuesday, May 26, 2009      1 comments

Well, I just stopped by the Spark site for a quick look around. I have been out. I'm not exercising, I'm eating whatever, have probably gained weight, etc etc etc..... so anyway, not sure how long all of this is going to be lasting, but I might ... Read more
Not So Starting Over
Monday, May 18, 2009      1 comments

It's not as easy to get back on the horse as some may think. Once I fall off my plan, I never know when I will get back on. Once I go off my eating plan, I don't know how long I will stay off. It is like my worst nightmare. It is like being on a... Read more
I Have Returned
Saturday, May 16, 2009      1 comments

Well, here I am. I have returned. I've returned from the land of huge portions, going out to eat, wasting money on overeating, creamy pastas and soups, huge sinful desserts, etc, etc, etc, ad infinitum. I have returned from the world of active f... Read more
My Mothers Day
Sunday, May 10, 2009      0 comments

I didn't walk this morning because I slept in. I gave myself permission not to walk, and I might take a long walk with my son tonight to make up for it. We have a great relationship and I love spending time with him. My kids made me a wonderful ... Read more
Saturday, May 09, 2009      0 comments

Dinner was a fair success. We split a buffalo burger meal. I did a hard core workout today at the YMCA. I usually work out at home. It was awesome! I have done really well so far on my food today. Okay, that's it for now. CM... Read more
My First Weigh In
Friday, May 08, 2009      5 comments

I don't own a scale, so it has been difficult to get a weigh - in. I always forget to get on a scale when I'm in Wal-Mart, or some other store that carries them, and so I have just been going along trying to do the deal, and hoping I was losing... Read more
Time For An Adjustment
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      2 comments

These last few days have been a major challenge for me. I have been procrastinating about paying some bills, and today is the day I am going to send off all those payments. I have also taken on some responsibilities that cannot be avoided. I am ... Read more
Worn Out, But Happy
Saturday, May 02, 2009      2 comments

Today was a super big day! I got up at 5am and did my strength workout. I didn't do my walk because it was dark, and I walk on a road that is sort of in the back of my complex and up against a mountain. I don't think it's safe to walk there in t... Read more
I'm a Big Baby!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      7 comments

I am in the middle of my workout. I don't feel like doing it today. I have a plan where I can skip a day and pick another one if I want. I work out MWF with weights, but if I skip a day such as W, I can do TH and SA that week. But I usually don'... Read more
A New Day
Tuesday, April 28, 2009      2 comments

This is a new day. I finished my walk, and I'm getting ready to shower and face the day. I have been procrastinating a lot of stuff, including school work. Today is the day to begin to catch up. It's also family meeting day. Time for everyone to... Read more
New Progress Pics
Monday, April 27, 2009      1 comments

Wow! I just took some new progress pics, and I am surprised by the results! I was wondering if you guys could go look at them and tell me what you think? The front ones are more drastic than the side views. Anyway, I don't have a scale, so I don... Read more
Monday, April 27, 2009      2 comments

Wow, this has been quite a week for me and my family. My daughter's best friend died last week, and we had to go to her funeral yesterday. Yesterday was also my other daughter's 16th Birthday. Of course, we had to put off the celebration. It was... Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2009      3 comments

Wow, I am really super proud of myself and grateful! Today I stayed within my limits for everything on my nutrition tracker! (I say today, because I am in California, and it is 9:41 pm on Friday night. I realize this blog will be dated Saturday,... Read more
Slow Moving Day
Friday, April 24, 2009      1 comments

Hi Fellow Sparklers, This has been a slower moving day for me. I got up and got started a bit late, and did my walk. Then I had to go to a meeting, so decided I would do my workout later. I came home and ate lunch, then my kids came home for a... Read more

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