My 5 Reasons for Being Here
Saturday, February 27, 2010      25 comments

For my BL Challenge I am supposed to write 5 motivational reasons for being here on this journey. So, here we go: 1. I want to LIVE. I really want to actually go on living this life for as long as I can, and that was probably not a reality ... Read more
For Mrs>My Virtual Closet
Saturday, February 20, 2010      16 comments

So if you read my blog yesterday you know I had trouble with this idea...I won't re-hash it. But I thank everyone who responded and you gave me a lot to think about. I am sharing with you what I hope my virtual closet looks like. (The idea is to... Read more
Sizing myself up
Friday, February 19, 2010      17 comments

My friend Mrs. NATF had a blog today about virtual shopping. I thought it was wonderful, but it also had me thinking about how I still see myself, and where I am going. I know we are supposed to do visualization and have a vision collage. I... Read more
Just an Update
Sunday, February 14, 2010      24 comments

First, thank you to everyone who responded to my last blog. I haven't had time to thank each one individually, but I appreciate the comments and the support. My niece is still missing. The boy she ran with was found, but my niece left before the... Read more
When Stuff Sneaks Up On You
Sunday, February 07, 2010      22 comments

You know, I have been VERY aware that the stress I am under at work, topped with being back in school myself part time, has been taking its toll on me. While I didn't have a spot-on January, I did reach my goal for the month and I am exercising ... Read more
The Big Picture
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      22 comments

You know, I was realizing today that I am continually having lessons about seeing the big picture and not getting bogged down in the details. Apparently this is a lesson I have not learned yet. That is one of the beauties of life...we get many c... Read more
Starting over (NEW! With improved metaphors.)
Monday, February 01, 2010      16 comments

It has not been a secret that I’ve been in Funkytown for the last month plus. It’s not the first time I’ve been here since I started SP, but it’s been the longest I’ve been here. Hasn’t been fun, that I can say. Because of changes I have made ov... Read more
Winter walk
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      18 comments

For my BL Team Challenge I have to blog about a winter walk. Here goes: Walking in the winter is not one of my favorite things. It's cold here. The paths are icy. But if you can find a moment, there is a lot of beauty and magic in the slown... Read more
Does trudging count as exercise?
Saturday, January 23, 2010      19 comments

I realized today it's been awhile since I blogged. I have been super busy, and couldn't seem to find any time to exhale and decompress. While I am overwhelmingly busy at work and school and life at the moment, ,it's all good stuff. I have ... Read more
Still standing
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      24 comments

I feel like I have been away for awhile. I suppose I have, mentally. I was listening to a couple of women at work today talking about weight. I wasn't included in the conversation, but one said she had lost 50 pounds last year but was gaining it... Read more
Saturday, January 02, 2010      41 comments

So here are my progress photos! I decided to do this every 3 months during this first year, and I'm glad I did. Most of the time I could not tell a difference. Especially from January to March, and again from October to today. I probably won't d... Read more
"Official" Year in Review: 1 YEAR on SP!
Saturday, January 02, 2010      26 comments

I found SP on December 29 but didn’t ‘start’ anything until January 2nd, so today is my ‘official’ spark anniversary. With the End of the Year blogs I decided to wait a couple of days and do a 1 year Anniversary on SP blog instead. Some of this... Read more
Goal blog part deux
Sunday, December 27, 2009      16 comments

Update for the goal blog: So I have decided on my 'gift' to myself for reaching my 100 pound goal...except I have decided to give it to myself now. I am hoping I will have reached that goal by the time I get this stuff from the mail...(it i... Read more
Time to look ahead
Saturday, December 26, 2009      11 comments

I will be approaching my 1 year on Sp soon...(officially January 2nd despite what the front page says..I was just peeking before that.) Here's where my head is at today: "IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN YOU PLAN TO FAIL" My challenge says I need to r... Read more
Christmas Memories
Sunday, December 20, 2009      16 comments

Another blog that really has nothing to do with my weight loss/health journey, but I wrote this at the request of my husband, who thought I should put these memories down. The only constant positive memory I had as a child was Christmas. T... Read more

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