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Birthday came, birthday went...Another 2 pounds gone, tra-la-la!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      5 comments

My birthday has come and gone. This is another new beginning. I've never been this age before. The Big Day I wait for it the whole year long. Sunday was cool enough for winter coats when we left for church in the morning. The mus... Read more
Old sayings that ring with truth
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      8 comments

Most of us have heard people using old sayings. I grew up with a great many of them, wrapped around homespun truths or possibly old wives tales. Don't pooh-pooh those old wives. They lived long enough to see many things we haven't experienced. ... Read more
Long term motivation
Thursday, April 01, 2010      4 comments

I found an excellent blog today that I wanted to share with other sparkers. It was titled, Weight Loss Motivation that Lasts. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Woohoo! 17 pounds in 6 weeks
Friday, March 26, 2010      8 comments

After six weeks of following the Spark menus, I am down 17 pounds. The scale was down 2 more pounds today. I broke into another decade on the scale. Am I excited? I have never lost weight this slowly before and I didn't think I would EVER see ... Read more
Give that girl a gold star!
Thursday, March 25, 2010      3 comments

That's what I've been telling myself at night when I make it yet another day on track. Last Thursday, March 18, I wrote a blog about the Spark Secret of Success ... Read more
The concert that almost wasn't
Saturday, March 20, 2010      2 comments

Last night we went to a concert given by a college choir at a local church. Somewhere in the four and half hour drive from the college to here, the motor on their bus "blew up". Now they need a new motor. This was the first stop on a week long... Read more
Week five, down one more pound
Friday, March 19, 2010      3 comments

A day does not have to end the way it starts. My lower back was talking from the first waking moment. I made beds, got Dad moving and me dressed, made breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen...all the while unable to stand up straight, even... Read more
Keeping commitment strong
Thursday, March 18, 2010      2 comments

Motivation is such a fickle fellow. He is unreliable. But oh, when he shows up, the journey is so much fun! * * * * * Here is some strong motivation I found in a Spark article today, Secret of Success #14: Don't Look Back. ... Read more
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      2 comments

The home care nurse recommended nuts and spinach as a source of protein for Dad. They aid in healing. We are occasional meat eaters. We keep a covered bowl of nuts on the kitchen table for snacking. Later we added a second stacking bowl fo... Read more
Following the green line
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      4 comments

Fidelity Investments has a commercial where a man is leaving a meeting with his investment counselor. As he follows the green line down the sidewalk, his eyes stray to a show room window of fancy cars. We can see his hesitation and desire to ste... Read more
Monday Monday
Monday, March 15, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday after church, we had lunch at Applebees. For a fleeting moment I considered throwing calories to the wind, but only for about 2 seconds. I found this appetizing dish on the Under 550 Calorie section of the menu. ... Read more
The ending of the saga of the scary noise...I hope
Saturday, March 13, 2010      6 comments

You may now officially crown me Chicken Little. Do you remember these photos that I posted last year? ... Read more
Week 4, Down 4 more pounds
Friday, March 12, 2010      8 comments

I have completed week 4 following the Spark menus. Weigh-in today was down 4 pounds. I am down 28.5 from my highest weight. We are moving in the right direction, yay! Due to the unusual stress this week, I had four days out of seven when I ... Read more
A scary noise
Thursday, March 11, 2010      8 comments

I will not be afraid of my own house:( Every house has its own unique sounds. As I write this, the house is fairly quiet this morning. I hear the comforting hum of the refrigerator, the gentle tumbling noise of the clothes dryer, the quiet... Read more
Enjoy the journey
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      5 comments

Someone sent this article (written by Kristine Lowder) in an email, and I wanted to pass it on to my Spark friends. Life is short, and we need to keep our priorities straight. To paraphrase the Activia lady, Time's a-wastin'. Lighten up, and ... Read more

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