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Take It Easy....
Sunday, August 15, 2010      31 comments

This has been a really good week for me. My days are usually too busy and too stressed. Instead of living my life like a "human doing" I am going for the HUMAN BEING that I am. It has felt GOOD! Learning to take things as they come and not a... Read more
22 years ago today....
Sunday, August 08, 2010      59 comments

Sometimes we do the right things for the wrong reasons. Sometimes those things work out well. On August 8th, 1988... I gave up drinking. Why did I find the strength to give up a lifetime of Alcoholic drinking on that particular day? LOL Bec... Read more
Sweet Victory
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      40 comments

Today I had a "non-scale" victory. What a wonderful feeling! In mid-June my workout buddy, Barbara, and I measured one another in an all over body measurement attempt. Today, 6 weeks later, we did another measure. SWEET VICTORY for BOT... Read more
Can you MAKE time?
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      23 comments

It never ceases to amaze me how I daily run out of time. By the time I get home from DH's work in the mornings it's 8:15am. The first water aerobic class that I teach is at 9am. In that short spot of time I try to spin the spark wheel, spark a... Read more
August... DO-OVER
Sunday, August 01, 2010      29 comments

This morning I made the tough decision to reset all of my trackers and make them public. It is something that I have been thinking about for a long time. Every time I would come close to making the final decision to do it, I'd waffle and give ... Read more
Another One Bites The Dust....
Saturday, July 31, 2010      20 comments

Can you believe that it's the last day of the month? Where did July go? For that matter, where is the summer going? Does it seem to you that the older you get the faster time seems to pass you by? It certainly does for me. Everyone know... Read more
What's Gonna Work? TEAM WORK!
Friday, July 30, 2010      21 comments

It isn't very hard to understand that SparkPeople is so successful because of the TEAMWORK concept & attitude. When one of us is down, the rest move in to help support and motivate. When one of us is up, the rest move in the celebrate and cong... Read more
Tiring but Thankful Thursday
Thursday, July 29, 2010      12 comments

Today has been a long and tired day. However, it has also been a very good day and for that I am truly grateful. I got in 6.5 hours of workout time in the pool. I am tired beyond words and going to bed as soon as I sign off on this blog! ... Read more
Because I said so.....
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      33 comments

Didn't you just hate it when your parents would tell you to do something and when you'd ask them why they'd say "Because I said so"???? I am posting this blog because I said I would. I don't want to blog. I am not in a good space. ... Read more
Silence is NOT golden....or
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      39 comments

"CONFESSIONS OF A COMPULSIVE OVEREATER" If you visit my Spark Page, you will see this sentence: "I came to Spark People, 433 lbs, an emotional eater & food addict." That statement remains true. I remain an emotional eater & fo... Read more
It's Never Too Late To Change
Sunday, July 04, 2010      52 comments

"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because yo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts GIVING UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      138 comments

The scale doesn't move like I want it to. MONTHS have gone by and I have only lost a few measly pounds. Too many times I get on the scale only to see the same old number. I feel like giving up. It feels like all I ever do is exercise. I ... Read more
Keep On Sparking
Thursday, June 17, 2010      38 comments

My computer is still down. There turned out to be more issues than we realized but it will all be alright. I am just frustrated at not being able to Spark as much as usual. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please k... Read more
Some Days are BETTER than others....
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      49 comments

Thank you to everyone who read my blogs this weekend and endured my rants about my frustration over this ugly plateau. Nothing has changed, but I am calmer. Thanks to the many of you who have helped me with food plan ideas and with calculating... Read more
Yes, I am going CRAZY.... HELP ME.... if you can
Sunday, June 13, 2010      54 comments

PREPARE YOURSELVES... this is a jumble from my overtaxed, overstressed and frantic brain...... (YES, I am obsessing) I used the Spark People resource to determine what my caloric range should be. Here is the link: www.sp... Read more

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