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How to be motivated
Monday, February 29, 2016      8 comments

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Link to inspiring weight loss story
Friday, January 15, 2016      3 comments

_pound_weight_loss Inspiring story of Spark member Beth who lost 200 pounds. She was a yo-yo dieter, losing and regaining. Even when sh... Read more
Dreams and reality
Friday, December 04, 2015      4 comments

It was a typical women's banquet. The room was filled with chatting women finding their places at round tables draped with white tablecloths. Red fan pleated linen napkins stood in stemmed glassware, creating an illusion of grandeur. Friends ... Read more
Who would have thought I'd be struggling to get enough calories?
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      4 comments

I enjoy food. I like to try new recipes. I collect recipes and cookbooks. I like to eat out with friends or family. I like grocery stores. I loved fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. As I became less active over the years, I had t... Read more
After Surgery update
Friday, November 20, 2015      5 comments

I had surgery under general anesthesia on July 27 this year. I had another surgery under general anesthesia on October 30. I have not popped back like I usually do. I'm blaming it on the two surgeries close together. I tire easily and am not bac... Read more
Surgery Day
Friday, October 30, 2015      11 comments

It is finally here. Today is Surgery Day. I started the preps yesterday. I am shuddering and smiling in amusement at the same time. Isn't life an adventure? I have two more pre-op things to do this morning. Surgery is this afternoon. If all ... Read more
I am blessed
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      4 comments

al.asp?blog_id=6014223 I've been surfing Spark, enjoying the blogs. I came across this one by an excellent blogger. He passed on a comment he'd heard by an inspirati... Read more
Beginning of the week
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      3 comments

We had a lovely weekend trip toward the western part of the state. Traffic was heavy around the state capital because of a football game. Our hotel room was large and comfortable. Why they put a tub shower in a "wheelchair accessible" room ... Read more
Nutrition and Taste
Saturday, September 19, 2015      5 comments

Weight Gain! The scale has been moving in the wrong direction for awhile. 1. Every month when we go up north I gain weight. Very few hotels there have restaurants at the hotel. There are many fast food and pizza places but very few sit-down... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge just ahead
Friday, August 28, 2015      4 comments

I found this on Barbie176 Spark page. She is a team leader for another team in the 5% weight loss 8-week challenge. If you are not part of a challenge, check this one out. I am on the Tiger Monarch team. As we gear up for the Fall 5% challe... Read more
Monday Morning Thoughts
Monday, August 24, 2015      6 comments

I was surfing Spark today for my daily dose of happy. I came across a Sparker who lost 100 pounds on Spark...and regained. I came across another similar story by another Sparker. Hmmmm.... I have been on Spark a long time. I shoulda been a... Read more
A Place I've Never Been
Monday, August 03, 2015      14 comments

When I was downsized from my long time position at work seven years ago, a new phase of life started. I had never been a stay-at-home person. I had no habits associated with spending days at home. I determined to start the journey as I meant to ... Read more
An eventful start to the week
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      5 comments

Monday, July 27, 2015 - copied from Spark journal entry Going through a rocky spell. Precious dog died Sunday. Cried until I felt sick. I had surgery today. Hurting. Nothing tastes right, probably because of the anesthesia. Pleas... Read more
First two days of Summer 5% challenge
Monday, June 29, 2015      5 comments

Day 1 - Journal entry from Saturday, June 27, 2015 It rained all day Saturday. After I stopped at the post office for the mail, I was drenched. I can't use an umbrella and maneuver a walker too. I had made plans to meet a friend for lunch at... Read more
Losing weight is as hard as you make it
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      5 comments

KITT52 posted a blog on May 28, 2015, in response to questions if her weight loss and hard work had been worth it. “losing weight is as hard as you make it.....it's really up to you...once I focused on what I could eat, on what I could ... Read more

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