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It's Good to Be Back
Sunday, February 17, 2019      5 comments

I haven't been on SparkPeople for quite some time. It's good to be back. It's sad to see that some of my SparkFriends are no longer here but I am excited to catch up with the ones that are still here as well as meet some new ones. Even th... Read more
My Spark is Still Here......
Thursday, November 05, 2015      12 comments

It's been almost a year since my last blog. Wow?! This year has been a bit of a whirlwind. In January, we bought a new (to us) house, moved to Indianapolis and I started a new job. With all the new changes, my sparking took a back seat for a... Read more
Changes Are Here
Monday, December 15, 2014      19 comments

Wow! It's been over a month since I last blogged and so much has happened. In my last blog I wrote about Destination Indy and that my husband and I were taking steps towards moving to Indianapolis. In my last blog, I said I'd been looking at ... Read more
Changes are Coming
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      22 comments

It's been a few weeks since I've blogged. I'm still here, though. I've still been checking in every day. Although I did miss one day so my streak reset to 1. The ironic thing is I was on SparkPeople that day, I just forgot to spin the wheel.... Read more
The Better Wows
Friday, October 10, 2014      21 comments

Right now I'm reading "The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered A Happier Life" by Tory Johnson, a Good Morning America contributor. After years of trying fad diets and failing, she shifted her thinking to making lifestyle changes in... Read more
A Visual Reward
Thursday, October 09, 2014      19 comments

Since yesterday's blog was a bit long, I will keep today's nice and short. emoticon I like to have a visu... Read more
Lessons from a Canoe Marathon
Wednesday, October 08, 2014      12 comments

Several years ago a nearby city hosted it’s 1st Annual Paddlefest which included a 16 mile canoe marathon and a significantly shorter fun race. My adventurous husband decided he wanted to participate. Not in the fun race – in the marathon. Ne... Read more
You Can Be Accountable and Still Be Optimistic
Thursday, October 02, 2014      17 comments

Today there was an article on SparkPeople on optimism. Here's the link for it:
?id=835 For the most part, I liked the article. But I think the author misrepr... Read more
Sparked Friend
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      20 comments

The past few days I've been struggling with some pretty negative feelings - things like feeling "less than", feeling inadequate and like a misfit - like I don't fit anywhere - remembering old hurtful things that people said even from when I was ... Read more
What Am I Putting First?
Thursday, September 25, 2014      14 comments

I have a confession.....I can be a bit obsessive at times, I think it's part of my perfectionism. When I decide to do something, it can easily consume my focus. I've done this in a lot of different areas in the past - scrapbooking, collecting... Read more
It's a Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
Thursday, September 18, 2014      26 comments

My gym bag was all packed and in my trunk so that I could go workout right after work. But I just couldn't bring myself to do it. The weather outside is perfect. It's sunny and 73F. We aren't going to have very many more days like this this... Read more
Being Real and Treadmill Dilemma Solved
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      20 comments

So today was the first week weigh in for the Biggest Loser Fall Fitness Frenzy Challenge. emoticon And how did ... Read more
What's in a Name?
Monday, September 15, 2014      19 comments

Today, I thought I'd share with you how I came up with my SparkName McJoyful. No - the Mc is not a tribute to the golden arches - it's the first two letters of my last name. My middle name really is Joy, but the Joyful part of my name ... Read more
Dropping My Fatitude
Saturday, September 13, 2014      21 comments

Today I read a great article on SparkPeople titled, "Drop the Fatitude and Get a Winning Attitude!" Here's the link for it:
sp?id=1366 It had some great re... Read more
Uniquely Me
Thursday, September 11, 2014      19 comments

Have you ever compared yourself with someone else? I know I have Have you ever compared your weight loss journey with someone else's? I know I have I remember when I used to go to Weight Watchers, that was an issue for me. When I was ... Read more

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