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I just feel like writing
Monday, July 22, 2013      6 comments

This may be more of a journal than a blog, as I'm simply in the mood to write. I have no goal or aim today, I just want to put things into words. If you read my last blog on an exercise goal, thank you especially if you posted a comment.... Read more
Fourteen Days in a row
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      11 comments

I believe it was a post from Spark Coach Nicole that encouraged us who are coming back to exercise to set a goal of going 14 days in a row. I had been doing well exercising but let myself go for a little over two weeks now. I started back to t... Read more
Spark Birthday......
Thursday, June 27, 2013      4 comments

A Spark friend wrote a blog about her 2nd anniversary on here and it got me thinking which is not always good. I looked up my join date and my first Spark birthday was June 16 so just over a year for me. Perhaps a good time to reflect a bit. ... Read more
Hurting over a friend lost
Thursday, June 13, 2013      11 comments

One thing I'm attempting to learn in my journey to health is how to love myself. In order to continue developing a good self image I had to remove a friend from my life and it hurts. Ok this person was an internet friend but we visited and tex... Read more
Back to health
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      5 comments

I no longer live in the town where I grew up. Recently I returned to my hometown to visit my parents grave sites. This is always a time of peaceful reflection for me. As I looked in the recently added markers in the cemetery suddenly a patter... Read more
Pains of being a parent
Tuesday, October 23, 2012      6 comments

My journey is a bit off track right now, It will not stay that way forever. However, for now I'm more concerned about the decisions that my 12 year old Son has been making. I should say the poor decisions he has been making. The decisions th... Read more
Get healthier or die has hit me in the face
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      14 comments

The announcement came to me from a Facebook friend. One of my niche hobbies is amateur or ham radio and I'm quite involved in local emergency communications especially storm spotting. Last night a friend PM me on Facebook to tell me of the pas... Read more
A non-blog
Thursday, October 11, 2012      6 comments

Sometimes it is hard to think about something to write about when it comes to my health journey. Work can get in the way. Evening activities sometimes keep my mind occupied with no time to write, or even to think. Some who know me at night wi... Read more
Deciding to be happy
Sunday, October 07, 2012      8 comments

I'm spending way to much time thinking about how happy i'll be when......take you choice on what happens after the when. I'll be happy when; I get to a certain weight. I'll be happy when: I get to a certain size, or can run a 5K, or when I fit... Read more
Owning a poor start
Friday, September 28, 2012      9 comments

Excellent, a new weight loss goal for me and on my first weigh in: horrible. emoticon Seriously, no surpris... Read more
New Goal, writting it makes it official!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      7 comments

Do you keep a list of written goals for your weight loss journey? I have one taped to my desk at work where I have to read it everyday. One of my goals made was to drop my first 10% since joining Spark. However, that goal has been mine now fo... Read more
Keep moving forward
Monday, September 24, 2012      5 comments

The signs are starting to show up, and they are signs that I do not need to see. I'm down 42 pounds and have been eating much healthier but those old ways are starting to creep back in. You see I have been down this road before, more than once... Read more
Happy Birthday to Me
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      6 comments

As I approach my 50th birthday on Thursday I find myself lamenting the years wasted of my life because of my attitude about food and exercise. Sadly I have accepted that there is nothing that can be done about me having been fat my whole life. W... Read more
The unofficial I Will Not Quit Pledge
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      1 comments

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - Fitting pledge for today! "Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and f... Read more
Weight Up but I'm NOT Down
Friday, September 07, 2012      2 comments

Even though I knew my weight loss number would not always move down and knew my food choices over the long weekend had been poor, the weight moving up this morning is a bit frustrating. I chose frustrating to describe the feeling because I refu... Read more

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