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Self Talk
Monday, September 02, 2013      2 comments

Today I was reminded to be as encouraging, understanding, and gentle with myself as I am with others. Thanks for the reminder, SparkGuy!... Read more
Water, Water
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      2 comments

Today's SparkCoach challenge is to keep your water bottle with you all day. That's a no-brainer for me. I already drink 8-12 glasses of water daily. My water goes with me everywhere. It's my favorite drink (besides a great cup of coffee!)! ... Read more
No Excuses
Saturday, April 27, 2013      2 comments

I'm learning that the amount of energy it takes to convince myself NOT to do what I need to do can be used to just do it. Go ahead and work out, spend a few minutes preparing healthy, nutricous food, blog...lol. Doing takes less energy than resi... Read more
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      1 comments

My heart aches for yet another of my daughter's close childhood friends who has needlessly and senselessly passed away. Another victim of her own choices. She will be the third of the girls, these childhood friends, we will bury. All three lost ... Read more
Being Realistic and Yet Gentle
Saturday, September 15, 2012      0 comments

I missed my last short-term goal by 1 lb. And I decided to focus on the 14 lbs I have lost instead of the 1 I didn't. I looked at the things I could have done differently; but this time, instead to beating myself up over what I could have or sho... Read more
What's My Real Goal
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      4 comments

Wow, this one is difficult. Yes, I want to be thinner and "smoking hot" when I'm 60, but it's more than that. I saw a picture recently of a woman in her late 40s/early 50s. She radiated health and fitness. Her muscle tone was defined, her postur... Read more
Nothing's Written In Stone ~ Life Is All About Change
Friday, February 12, 2010      6 comments

I had a completely unexpected reminder of how true that is yesterday. When I was diagnosed with cancer in June of 1999, I was told by my surgeon that I would have to be followed in the cancer clinic for the rest of my life, "You will be with us ... Read more
Still Setting Goals
Saturday, January 16, 2010      8 comments

Okay, today's Jan 15th and I'm still playing around with my goals for the year. The Spark has me thinking about dreams and goals I let go of years ago. The fitness part is pretty easy. It's the other life goals I'm struggling with addressing. I'... Read more
I Choose to Love Myself Enough Not to Binge
Saturday, November 28, 2009      9 comments

Comfort food; this time of year is fraught with it. I was mentally prepared for it until my mail came today. There was a reply to my Answer to my husband's Petition for Divorce. Now, I'm delighted to be away from him and look forward to our divo... Read more
What Is My Intention?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      5 comments

I've been using Jillian Michaels' videos for a while now, but I just used Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism for the first time last night. It was quite an experience! But, you know what? I got through it and I only modified a little and skipped one e... Read more
October 2009 Goals
Sunday, October 04, 2009      4 comments

So, I didn't make my complete transformation by Sept 23rd. Here's what I did accomplish: I lost a total of 18 pounds, 11 since joining Sparks, and over 12 inches from my body. I am more fit, rarely use my inhaler, have become much more aware of ... Read more
Where Did Summer Go???
Sunday, August 23, 2009      3 comments

Where did summer go? It's time for the students to return to our school and my classes as a student start tomorrow. I'm a little sad that the demands on my time and energy are going to skyrocket again. And I'm a little concerned about managing m... Read more
McDonald's Mentality or I Want It Right Freaking Now!
Sunday, June 28, 2009      2 comments

I am a pro at telling other people to be patient, that small successes matter. I think I need to listen to my own advice. I want to see more progress. I have DOUBLED my cardio and I lost a whole pound - one pound. What the hey?!?!?! I see people... Read more
More Thoughts about Life and Death
Thursday, June 25, 2009      1 comments

Not unexpectedly, Farrah Faucette died today after a long battle with cancer. So did Michael Jackson. Her death reminds me yet again what a horrible disease cancer is. His reminds me how fleeting life is. All the money in the world can't protect... Read more
Moving Forward
Sunday, June 21, 2009      0 comments

I finally started losing again. I went up and down with the same two pounds for what seemed like forever. I have finally broken through and started dropping again. I can actually see myself thin in my mind. I can see myself losing. Sometimes, I ... Read more

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