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Mission Accomplished!
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      7 comments

My goals for the holiday were to take time out of the busyness to spend a moment alone with God each morning, to eat regular meals, track all my food on SP, drink my water, weigh daily, stay active...and also to keep the chaos in the house under... Read more
200 Day Streak and my WHY
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      10 comments

Today marks a 200 day streak of me logging into Sparkpeople! emoticon If you read my previous blog abou... Read more
My FINAL College Graduate!
Friday, December 15, 2017      7 comments

Well...the long awaited day has arrived for my youngest son: At the ripe old age of 18, he graduated from high school in May and today, he received his grades for the FINAL SEMESTER of his Two-Year Degree at the community college!...I AM SO PRO... Read more
Looking back at my Sparkpeople years to learn how to SUCCEED going forward!
Monday, December 11, 2017      11 comments

In addition to "The Beck Diet Solution", I am also reading "The Thin Commandments" by Stephen Gullo & one of the key concepts in the second book is to look at your history with certain foods & situations. That prompted me to also look back at m... Read more
Sixty, Silver and Sassy!
Saturday, December 09, 2017      8 comments

Since I started letting my hair go to it's natural color in mid-2016, I've said that I plan to be "'Sixty, Silver & Sassy!" on my birthday.... So, today is a milestone for me: I turned 60 years old! (I was already silver AND sassy....LOL) ... Read more
What Would I Tell a Friend?
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      8 comments

So, I'm a little frustrated this morning.....my weight shows an upturn of 1.5 lbs from yesterday! That is frustrating and unusual for me so I'm trying to figure it out because I think there is always some kind of explanation for something like ... Read more
I Did My First 5K Today!
Saturday, December 02, 2017      10 comments

Well, I did my first 5K this morning along with 10 other family members! I was very nervous, but once we started moving, the adrenaline kicke... Read more
The first 17 days of maintenance
Monday, November 27, 2017      7 comments

I consider a blog to be more for me than for anyone else as it is a record of where I was in my journey on the day I wrote it. Since this will be fairly short, hopefully it won't bore anyone reading it and if it does, I apologize in advance...... Read more
Thanksgiving - My first holiday at goal weight
Friday, November 24, 2017      12 comments

Today marks exactly 2 weeks of being in my maintenance weight range so I'm still trying to get the hang of it....my goal weight is 137 +/-2 % and I have done well staying in that range! Here is my Thanksgiving Day check-up: *Took a 30 ... Read more
Strategy for next's week travel
Friday, November 03, 2017      7 comments

Our church travels to another state to meet with some other churches for a twice a year meeting. I always enjoy the preaching, singing with several hundred other voices and the fellowship with my friends! As I was taking my walk this morning, ... Read more
I ate pie & still lost weight!
Friday, October 27, 2017      6 comments

Just got back from a 4 day trip to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday. It was a 3 generation trip....one daughter, me, my Mom & my stepdad...he is nearing 90, but is still quite active and doesn't want to miss out on any of the fun! We all had a... Read more
First 5K in 6 Weeks! Yikes!
Thursday, October 19, 2017      5 comments

I may be crazy but I just signed up and paid the money for my first 5K in December ... exactly one week before I turn 60! I guess maybe I just wanted to step outside my comfort zone and see if I can do it! A dear family from Florida s... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How far I have come!
Sunday, October 15, 2017      36 comments

There are so many people on Sparkpeople that have lost huge amounts of weight and kept it off ....and I am so impressed with their accomplishment! So, I almost feel guilty celebrating my own victory because it's not big compared to theirs, but ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts March to the beat of your own drummer!
Friday, October 13, 2017      10 comments

If you've read any of my recent blogs, you know that I wasn't feeling good a few weeks ago and the family doctor sent me to a cardiologist. This week I completed my 48 hour heart monitor....my final test. I left the office Monday looking like I... Read more
Why Do What We Do?
Saturday, October 07, 2017      3 comments

Today's SparkCoach assignment was to write down WHY I want to be healthy and fit. I already have an index card that I keep on my office magnet board with some reasons, but it's kind of an abbreviated list....It says: "Why do I want to be... Read more

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