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It Just Escaped
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      7 comments

WOW! I had a VERY intense workout today. I have a little head-cold going on right now. You know the one where you have that tickle constantly, like you are going to sneeze, but it takes like an hour to come out? There's that pressure i... Read more
Phase One
Saturday, January 03, 2009      3 comments

I so totally rocked over Halloween. All of that candy in the house and I did not even go so far as to smell it. A remarkable feat, believe me. It used to be that I couldn't wait for the boys to go to bed so I could rummage through their booty... Read more
I Resolve to Plan for Success
Tuesday, December 30, 2008      7 comments

The thing about a resolution is just what it is; a firm decision to do something, to resolve a thing such as a problem or dispute. By definition a resolution is the END of a process; usually a discussion or some analysis, a weighing of pros an... Read more
About Eight Hours
Monday, December 29, 2008      4 comments

Until about three years ago, it never even occurred to me that my nutritional habits were the problem. I just assumed I had an exceptionally fast metabolism since I was 'regular' at least twice a day, sometimes more. I don't know for sure how i... Read more
How Will I Know?
Sunday, December 21, 2008      6 comments

Since committing MYSELF to this new lifestyle, I have wondered if I would truly be able to recognize my success. I know fellow sparkers who do not recognize their own accomplishment, though it may be blatantly obvious to the rest of us. I hope... Read more
The Last Person I Want to Disappoint
Saturday, December 13, 2008      7 comments

This year I learned to handle the holidays differently by treating each day like any other. I made it through Thanksgiving with a 4.5 lb loss for the week. While it was SOOOO exciting, it was totally unexpected and I do not anticipate the same... Read more
Wrist Sweat
Thursday, December 04, 2008      4 comments

After staying the same at last weeks weigh-in, I was so freakin' excited to weigh this morning and find that I was down 4.5 lbs. WOW! It wasn't as much the 4.5 lbs as it was breaking below 220. I went on to do my workout a bit in shock, I thi... Read more
Eating Together
Monday, December 01, 2008      1 comments

We have a small family tradition that we honor each Thanksgiving. Before we begin our meal, each person must state something they are thankful for; anything, big or small. As we went around the table this year, I was pleased (and surprised) to... Read more
Revisiting Motivation
Saturday, November 22, 2008      2 comments

I have been overweight most of my life, though in good health until about 5 years ago. My BP and cholesterol have continued to creep up. I do not take meds for them and I do not intend to. In a nutshell that is my motivation. I have 'die... Read more
I Am Hungry!
Monday, November 10, 2008      3 comments

This morning was hard...really hard. When I got to the gym I actually considered leaving, without even getting out of my car. The self-talk was battling inside me. My 'hungry' side did win out. I couldn't bear to let myself down. I had take... Read more
What Doesn't Kill Me...
Thursday, November 06, 2008      7 comments

I know it to be true, that nutrition is 80% of the fitness puzzle. I've been doing great with my nutrition since joining SP. I monitor my intake closely, pre-plan my meals, eat purposefully and frequently and drink at least 8 glasses of water ... Read more
Two Particular Words
Thursday, October 30, 2008      9 comments

I do have to admit, last week I felt a bit frustrated. I know it's silly. I lost 12 lbs the first month and the only thing I really did different was restructure my nutritional intake. I stayed the same week five and, though I expected that t... Read more
Making Lemonade
Monday, October 27, 2008      6 comments

emoticon Today was the day, the inevitable happened. I was laid off. It wasn't a surprise. I worked for a... Read more
The Clock of Life
Thursday, October 23, 2008      7 comments

The clock of life is wound but once, And no man has the power To tell just when the hands will stop At late or early hour. To lose one's wealth is sad indeed, To lose one's health is more, To lose one's soul is such a loss That... Read more
I Lost My Underwear
Wednesday, October 22, 2008      8 comments

There's nothing special about my unders. I've gotten big enough that what they look like has no meaning. They serve their purpose, to prevent chafing. I always put a fresh pair on...just in case I get into an accident. After all, I wouldn't ... Read more

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