80,000-99,999 SparkPoints 94,960


Loss and Life
Sunday, September 13, 2020      15 comments

Hi all! Although I haven't been blogging, I do try to keep up with friends' blogs as much as I can, and I've been logging my exercise and fitness pretty consistently. Here's a quick update: Family: In June, my beloved father-in-la... Read more
COVID-19 Life
Friday, May 22, 2020      7 comments

It has been awhile since I blogged! (I think I start every blog with those words anymore.) I was in an eating/exercise funk before COVID-19 and I'm actually doing a little better now. Spring and more outdoor time always help. Our immediate ... Read more
Kinda Mad and Feeling Guilty About It
Thursday, April 16, 2020      11 comments

Not much time to spend on this blog! I have a large project due for one of my classes and I should be working on that. I just feel frustrated and need to say so! For the past couple of years, I've had a lot of circumstances that have impac... Read more
Being a Pastor During COVID-19
Friday, April 03, 2020      5 comments

Hello, everyone. I hope all of you are staying healthy and finding ways to live in this new reality we're dealing with. It's interesting, because many of us have more time at home than we've ever had--something we've always said would be w... Read more
I Feel Too Young For This!
Thursday, March 12, 2020      10 comments

Well, I finally saw my family practice person about my hip pain, and as expected, she referred me to an orthopedic surgeon. I talked to a friend who has had several surgeries and went with the surgeon she highly recommended. Both Rick and I were... Read more
Something Has Flipped
Sunday, February 02, 2020      13 comments

I weighed myself on Saturday and it was as bad as I feared it would be--the most I've weighed in ten years. But somehow, I didn't even get upset or really feel bad about it. It is what it is. I feel like owning up to the regaining I've been doin... Read more
A Blog For Those Who May Get Discouraged
Tuesday, January 28, 2020      6 comments

I have a long-time SparkFriend, SmilingTree, who just published a wonderful and helpful blog about how life circumstances play a huge role in our ability to lose weight. Check it out here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
ypage_public_journa... Read more
Positives for 2019
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      9 comments

It's that time of year when we reflect on the year past and make plans and goals for the year ahead. I have updated my goals on my SparkPage for 2020 and of course, began to feel bad about all the 2019 goals that I didn't meet. So I've decided t... Read more
Ten Years on Spark People!
Friday, January 10, 2020      18 comments

I've taken a few days off from work and the family has all returned home. (We had a wonderful week together with lots of fun and celebration.) The Christmas tree is undecorated and taken to the tree pile for later burning. The twelve days of Chr... Read more
Christmas Will Come
Tuesday, December 24, 2019      6 comments

This is the Christmas Eve message I will share tonight with my congregation at our service of Carols, Candles, and Communion. Wishing each of my dear Sparkfriends a blessed celebration! Christmas Will Come Some people say Christmas is ... Read more
I'm Still Here!
Sunday, December 15, 2019      12 comments

I just realized how long it's been since I wrote a blog. It made me think about something I once read about blogging. It was an author who said that she didn't blog because she only had so many words in her and she wanted to use them for her boo... Read more
Today I Am Thinking About Good Health
Friday, September 06, 2019      11 comments

Ten years ago, when I was 42, I had a health scare. I was pretty ill, and the potential diagnosis of colon cancer was a real possibility, along with Crone's Disease and other scary options. In the end, a colonoscopy revealed a large pocket of in... Read more
Time for a Check-Up
Wednesday, September 04, 2019      7 comments

September is the month I celebrate my maintenance anniversary on SparkPeople. It was in September of 2010 that I first made it down into my goal weight range, and it was in September a few years later that I reached my actual goal weight. ... Read more
My New Exercise Plan
Friday, August 16, 2019      9 comments

I did some running intervals in my walk this morning and felt good about it. I want to try to keep increasing my running but not to the point where it aggravates my painful hip. I struggle not to get down about the fact that 2 years ago, I was r... Read more
April Positives
Thursday, May 09, 2019      13 comments

I don't have a lot of time to write but I have been thinking about my blessings and positive health and fitness progress in April. Here goes: 1) I lost three pounds in April. For me, that's a good pace for weight loss. 2) I exercised ... Read more

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Last Page »