Compare and Contrast
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      1 comments

So yesterday I finally pulled myself out of a two week funk. A funk brought on by learning more about a friend of mine and finding myself unable to stop myself from comparing their life to mine. Them: married, children, good friends, fulfilling... Read more
A new first
Thursday, August 28, 2014      4 comments

Today I did something I've never done before. While exercising on the elliptical machine, I was watching TV. I decided to try, during the commercial break, to just go all out for one for one commercial and then recover on the next. It felt prett... Read more
Back Again
Sunday, August 24, 2014      7 comments

So it's been several months since my last visit to SP and honestly, the reason I'm back is because I'm finally making some progress and I want to tell everyone!! But the people in my real life don't really care. I mean, they're proud of me and h... Read more
Thursday - Week 1
Thursday, August 08, 2013      2 comments

So, I'm halfway through the first week of my latest challenge and all is well. I haven't exercised yet, but I have been more active just in my regular life. I am eating better - yesterday I tried a new recipe. It's from the Ideal Protein diet pl... Read more
574 Days Left
Monday, August 05, 2013      0 comments

Two weeks ago, I went on vacation to Angel Fire, NM. I stayed with friends in a cabin on the mountain and because of the altitude, I didn't do hardly anything physical. Walking from one room to the next hard me breathing hard and walking up the ... Read more
Thursday, September 06, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday, I was feeling a little tired but I had a lot to get done on my one day off, so I pushed through. Afterwards, I decided I needed a treat, so I went out for dinner to Applebees. Before I went, I checked their website to see the menu wit... Read more
Time and Discipline
Monday, September 03, 2012      2 comments

One of my Spark groups has a challenge this month to come up with an empowering slogan or mantra for ourselves. This is what I posted in answer: "I have another one I'd like to share. I hesitate to do so because it's almost harsh to anyone ... Read more
Today I...
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      2 comments

>> Prayed. About wanting to change my life and improve my health. I know that I need GOD's help to make this work. I haven't been able to do it on my own in the last 35 years - that's for sure! lol I'm a proud person. I've always told myself t... Read more
Smoothies Part 2
Monday, August 20, 2012      1 comments

I wanted to share my newest recipe. Yesterday, I changed up my smoothie just a bit and was very happy with the results. I started with my usual base: coconut water, kale, ginger, protein powder and super greens, coconut butter and chia see... Read more
Sunday, August 19, 2012      2 comments

I was never a fan of smoothies growing up. If I was going to have a frozen concoction in a cup - it was going to be some kind of milkshake! But, as I've grown older, and my tastes have changed, I have tried different things and now I am quite a ... Read more
Maybe it's just that time of year....
Thursday, September 22, 2011      3 comments

I haven't been active on SP in awhile... months... Mostly because I felt like a fraud, and still do to some degree. I've been a member of SP for 5 - almost 6 years now and I weigh at about 80 pounds more than I did when I joined. I'm not at my ... Read more
The difference 7 days makes
Saturday, July 23, 2011      2 comments

Last weekend, I felt like crap! Horrible. No energy, no strength. I couldn't sleep well, but I was so lethargic all I wanted to do was sleep. I almost passed out trying to wash the dishes. I felt like I was falling apart. And I recognized t... Read more
Recognition and revision
Saturday, January 08, 2011      6 comments

I went to counselling for a short time about losing weight. Or rather, my problems with losing weight. And the counselor, who was wonderful to me, really worked on how I interpret situations I am in. I have an issue, a fear, of people comp... Read more
The Final Week of 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010      8 comments

All right everyone. It is now the final week of 2010. This time next week thousands and thousands of people all across the country will make losing weight their New Year's Resolution. Gyms will be packed. Parks will be swarmed. And neighbo... Read more
And I thought it was just me...
Saturday, December 04, 2010      10 comments

I'm blogging! It's been quite a while... almost a year in fact, since my last entry. But here goes: One of my personal goals during the Winter Challenge is increasing my strength training and cardio exercise (from zero to actually doing som... Read more

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