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Blame Shifting
Wednesday, February 25, 2009      6 comments

Normally I just shake my head and mutter to myself, 'yeah, come tell me all about it in twenty years'. It doesn't happen very often, not to this degree, but my oldest son really sent my blood boiling Sunday. He noticed pizza boxes in the... Read more
And the Crowd Goes Wild
Saturday, February 21, 2009      4 comments

This is how I feel when I've finished a good workout...building myself a big loooong Cadillac, an' gettin' outta this shack! With fire in my eyes, I'm the underdog, payin' her dues, a red-line revver just jammin' her gears. Oh, yeah, I'm all t... Read more
The First Five
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      7 comments

5. My body talks to me, it tells me what it needs. It took me a long time to hear it, about 35 years, really. When my ankles would creak and crack as I stepped out of bed in the morning, when my knees ached after sitting in bleachers for an h... Read more
Truffles and Tae Bo
Monday, February 16, 2009      5 comments

I started my Valentine's day celebration on Friday evening. Kristy had made goodie baskets for the boys and their girlfriends (you can guess where this is going) and of course a little one for me. I got nine truffles, three of each flavor, in... Read more
Explaining Sticktoitiveness
Friday, February 13, 2009      5 comments

People ask me all the time, what I am doing to lose weight. Once a month, on the 15th, I send a link to my spark page to a few friends and family members so they can see how I am progressing in this journey. My mom shares these monthly updates... Read more
I Prefer 'Unloaded'
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      7 comments

By trade, I have spent several years in the auto service industry so I can see some parallels between car-care and self-care. Let's say you have two different fuel choices for your car. The first option, we'll call 'loaded'. With loaded fu... Read more
Excuses Are the Nails
Saturday, February 07, 2009      6 comments

Sometimes you change habits to establish a new routine. That's the easiest way to take on a big project. I have learned that from this Spark program. Baby steps, small bearable changes lead to BIG results! Sometimes the new routine changes y... Read more
Willing to Choose
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      2 comments

Reading a mother's plight got my mind racing. (See KEAKMAN's blog, Feeling a Little Parental Guilt.) As a parent, I question myself over every single choice I make. I bet we all do. Our children see and hear our words, attitude, exerci... Read more
The Total Package
Sunday, February 01, 2009      5 comments

Reading Wolfkitty's recent blog got me thinking about why it's so difficult to feel good about compliments on my accomplishments in this journey. Many sparkers have difficulty recognizing their own accomplishments. In our individual 'real' worl... Read more
Aw Snap!
Thursday, January 29, 2009      5 comments

After downsizing my wardrobe, literally and figuratively, (get it??? 'figure'-atively??? haha-sometimes I crack myself up...) I decided to make haste. In order to rid myself of the temptation to relax my standards, I grabbed up my donation box ... Read more
His Jaw Dropped
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      5 comments

I decided that it probably isn't a great idea to wear baggy shorts and hiking boots everywhere...especially if I should happen to find a solid job lead. I sort of took heed of all the recommendations to get a few new clothes. I didn't go shopp... Read more
Better the Second Time
Sunday, January 25, 2009      4 comments

What is it about losing weight that makes people want to tell you how great you look? 'Skinny, slim, hottie' are just some of the expletives I've heard since losing 37 pounds. It's really nice to hear, don't get me wrong. And it feels great, t... Read more
Universal Law
Saturday, January 24, 2009      2 comments

I am a BIG believer in karma. That the energy and will that you do unto others...WILL be paid unto you, is a universal law. It's just a matter of time, and while you may not expect it, you will recognize it and you will remember why. As a... Read more
My Shoes Don't Fit
Friday, January 23, 2009      7 comments

I rolled my ankle in my very first basketball game during sixth grade; oh the colors. I can't even remember how many times since. In the seventh grade my knee gave out, for no apparent reason. The doctor I saw said I had 'water on the knee' a... Read more
Freedom to Choose
Thursday, January 15, 2009      4 comments

I keep asking myself, when? When will I FEEL confident? When will I revive my (once large) ego? Or better yet, when will it revive me? To find the answer, I think I have to figure out what happened to it to begin with! Oh, yeah life. Li... Read more

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