Goal accomplished
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      3 comments

I did it! I did not gain weight during the holidays! In fact, I lost 3 pounds since the start of the month, 6.5 total since I saw my doctor last month. They say setting small goals is key to success, and that's what I'm trying. For Jan... Read more
Small goal, big win!
Friday, December 27, 2019      6 comments

I restarted my Spark journey earlier this month. My goal was to NOT gain weight during the holiday season. I lost 5 pounds, then Christmas week began. I focused on my family, good food, and good times. Then needed 2 days to recover fr... Read more
One goal away a time
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      5 comments

This blog is not weight loss related, but it was an accomplishment for me, nonetheless. When I retired 4 months ago, I vowed that I would resume the practice of sending Christmas cards. I am happy to report that I reached my goal last nig... Read more
Sunday, December 08, 2019      5 comments

I just read an article about recruiting people, or at least letting then know you are starting a weight loss journey. I typically don't do this until I've experienced some success on my own. But today, I realized that my hubby has officiall... Read more
Staying on track
Saturday, February 13, 2016      4 comments

Something is clicking for me this time. I had one of the most stressful weeks at work this week. And yes...I succumbed to temptation...but somehow still managed to lose weight. I almost didn't weigh this morning...that's how bad I was. But I... Read more
Saturday, January 23, 2016      3 comments

Here in NC a snow/ice event is a big deal. emoticon I work at a major hospital and we were told to stay at ho... Read more
Good times ahead
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      3 comments

2015 was a stressful year for me. My alcoholic brother nearly met Jesus, and after a long stay in the hospital, came to live with us. Then my father in law lost his wife, and we packed him up, and now he lives with us. Needless to say, both o... Read more
Sustainable Weight Loss
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      4 comments

I met with a dietician last was something my doctor had suggested when I had my physical. My insurance paid for it, which was awesome! I was kind of skeptical about it. After all, I'm a nurse....I've educated myself on healthy eati... Read more
Year of Marcia....continued
Sunday, July 19, 2015      2 comments

I just re-read my previous blog regarding the Year of Marcia. Now 10 months later...I am heavier than ever. What started as a journey in healthy lifestyle changes and losing weight (I actually did good for 4 months), turned into a year of cari... Read more
Saturday, September 27, 2014      2 comments

I applied for a management position within my department a couple of months ago. I learned this week that I did not get it. While I was qualified, the other two candidates were as well. Perhaps even more so as my management experience dates 2... Read more
The year of Marcia
Monday, September 22, 2014      2 comments

Next July, I will turn 59. It is a number that I have been dreading for 18 years. My mother was 59 when she passed away 18 years ago. Her death triggered a depression that took me years to overcome. And I turned to food for comfort....which ... Read more
Looking forward
Monday, January 06, 2014      2 comments

Where did 2013 go? I blinked and it was over! But looking back, it was actually a productive year for me. I decided to go back to school and get my BSN. I am already an RN, but have been working on the pre-req's to get enrolled in a BSN prog... Read more
The wagon
Friday, September 07, 2012      5 comments

Back on the wagon. That was my thought today as I signed up for a Biggest Loser challenge at work today. It's so deflating to have to start all over again. So rather than get hung up on the negative, I decided to turn this into a positive. ... Read more
Shrugging it off
Sunday, May 06, 2012      7 comments

It's been a rough couple of weeks. It started with my physical a couple of weeks ago. I found out that I shrunk a half inch...grrr! Then had to start a cholesterol pill because it's elevated. That was deflating! 4 months of sparking and now... Read more
Out of control!
Thursday, April 12, 2012      7 comments

Why is it that a Lenten promise turns into a post Lenten Gorge-fest? I gave up meat for Lent this year. My main source of protein was eggs, dairy, seafood and plants. Did great! Although, the last three weeks I was getting tired of it. I pe... Read more

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