Derailed? Not this Sparker!
Thursday, January 26, 2012      7 comments

I got rear-ended today. I was on my way to a haircut appt, when the guy in front of me slammed his brakes...I had to slam mine and avoided hitting him...but I got slammed. Dang! It was nerve wracking to say the least! After dealing wit... Read more
A fun challenge...Biggest Loser style
Saturday, January 21, 2012      1 comments

I find myself leading a BL Challenge at work. DawnieJackie and I have been trying to lose weight for quite a while and we decided to team our efforts. Then thought it would be fun to have a BLC at work. Our first meeting/weigh-in was yest... Read more
The balance of things
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      4 comments

Well I've gone and done it! DH and I went on a quick trip to Florida to visit his 90 y/o father. FIL and his wife have really aged in the year since we've seen them. They're moving slower, both using a cane, eating less and losing weight. At... Read more
Lesson learned...
Saturday, January 07, 2012      4 comments

Started the New Year armed with goals and expectations. Exercised daily every day...increasing the intensity and duration daily. Four days later my bum knee sends me a message loud and clear: Back Off Stupid! Yep! Getting slight twinges her... Read more
A New Year....a New Me
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      2 comments

Or so I hope. 2011 was a tough year. Lost my dog and my dad in the same week. Tried to stay on track w/SP, but kept falling off. The holidays came along w/depression since this is the first year BOTH of my parents were gone. Luckily, I didn... Read more
Busy summer
Friday, July 22, 2011      3 comments

I don't know about anyone else, but summers are always the time I fall off the wagon. It seems like Memorial Day hits and the celebration begins. I start off with good intentions....splurging here....tightening the belt there....splurging some... Read more
One pound...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      5 comments

One pound....doesn't sound like much, does it? But ask the mother of a new born preemie. Ask the professional wrestler trying to make the lightweight category. Or think of the pound of pressure in the tire of your car which may keep it from g... Read more
An Ah-ha moment presents a dilemma
Sunday, May 29, 2011      5 comments

After gaining some weight this winter, I decided to buy two pairs of shorts that were comfortable. Slimming! Sleek! Flattering! those were the words that shouted out to me when I saw them on the rack. I found a brown pair in a size 20 and l... Read more
Sparking is possible when traveling
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      3 comments

So....I had a nurses' conference this week. Two days of it with an overnight stay. Lots of good food and sitting around. Not good for a person serious about weight loss! BUT!! I persevered! First....I am very excited to announce....I d... Read more
What I see is not how I feel...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      8 comments

Had a great workout this morning. Jumped on my stationary and rode for 30 min. Really pushed myself too. I was seeing speeds of 90 with an increased resistance.....all new for me. Got my heart rate up 40 beats from resting. Traveled 13.5 mi... Read more
Disappointment becomes encouragement
Monday, May 16, 2011      1 comments

So I jumped on the scale today, hoping that my weekly weigh in would be as good as my mid-week weigh in. Alas....not to be. My mid-week showed I had lost 3#. But somehow, 1.5# found their way back. So....I lost 1.5#, not the 3 I had hoped fo... Read more
Rough day
Friday, May 13, 2011      3 comments

I was on-call last night. And got two pages for possible kidney transplant. At 2am and then 2:30am. By the time I had finished w/those, I couldn't go back to sleep. Sleep eludes me even when I'm not on call. So nothing unusual about that. ... Read more
The Whisper
Thursday, May 12, 2011      1 comments

So....I got this email from SP today and it was called the Whisper. It was a blog written by AHEALTHIERME9. BOY! It was just what I needed to read today! She talks about the quiet whisper: "you can do this". She also talks about the shouts... Read more
Back in the saddle again
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      3 comments

Well....I think I can finally say I'm back in the saddle again. It's been a little over 2 months that I fell off and believe it or not, the damage I did to myself wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be. I attended a bereavement cou... Read more
Thursday, March 24, 2011      4 comments

I'm back....and I need motivation! What better place then right here w/my SP friends! On the good side....I lost weight through my Dad's funeral. On the down side....I gained it right back this past month AFTER the funeral! I've been feeding... Read more

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