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Spring Is In The Air - Butterfly Porn - Oh My!
Monday, April 28, 2014      8 comments

Love is all around us and the butterflies are all a twitter. Just this morning, I saw two Gulf Fritillary butterflies do a little mating dance and before you know it, he was dragging her around in mid-air. Must of thought he was a caveman ... Read more
You Could Help A Cancer Patient By Buying A Book!
Friday, April 25, 2014      3 comments

I am reaching out to my Spark friends to try to help my brother and SIL. She was diagnosed with cancer and will have surgery next week. They don't have a lot of money and the treatment is expensive, so I am trying to help them out. If you would ... Read more
My Camp Plan
Saturday, April 12, 2014      12 comments

Since I am really just getting back into exercising, I'm taking it slow. Although I have signed up for a 5K race this month, I am really going to be walking and slowly jogging. I just want to be in the game. If I just work to do my best, I am ha... Read more
New Locale - New Home and Raising Butterflies Outdoors!
Monday, March 17, 2014      9 comments

Since we moved further up north, I wasn't sure I could keep my butterflies thriving. We no longer have a screened in area to raise and release them, but I love doing it so much, we found a way. Now I just have plants all around the house and kee... Read more
This Old Lady Isn't Ready To Give Up Yet - I'm Back In The Race!
Monday, March 10, 2014      8 comments

Coming in for the finish - What a thrill! Standing behind our house in Florida, sweat, swollen kne... Read more
What A Milestone!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      9 comments

I can hardly believe that four years ago, I knew little to nothing about butterflies. sure, I thought they were pretty, but that was about as far as it went. I retired after more than 30 years of working for AT&T. Once I was retired, I had time ... Read more
My First Race In Almost Two Years!
Sunday, December 22, 2013      11 comments

I knew I wasn't going to be fast, so I decided to "just have a good time". I have been practicing walking with a little jogging thrown in. My first try actually set me back, but I got a brace to wear on my knee. That allowed me to walk without ... Read more
In The 150s Again - WooHoo!
Sunday, November 17, 2013      11 comments

I know 159.6 is still a lot for a 5'4" person to weigh, but it is the first time in a long time that I have been in the 150s. I felt like I was losing weight, but I only weigh once a week and I was thrilled to see the scale this morning. That i... Read more
The "Buddy System"
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      7 comments

Some days it is hard to get motivated enough to get up, get going and exercise. I didn't lose any weight last week and normally, that would make me just want to add insult to misery and eat something I shouldn't or sit on my rear and watch TV. N... Read more
Found Just The Right Program For Me!
Saturday, October 19, 2013      10 comments

I recently joined the 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program and I am so glad I did. I used to love running and especially competing in races, but I am older now and have osteoarthritis and thin cartilage in my knee. It has been painful and I have not run... Read more
I'm Really Back!
Monday, October 14, 2013      14 comments

Well, I finally had enough "guts" to put my real weight on my SparkPage. It is higher than when I left over a year ago, but better than it was just two months ago. I am really working on my weight again and SP is a wonderful way to keep me going... Read more
Not Exactly About Weight Loss, Just Sharing Some Good News!
Saturday, October 13, 2012      20 comments

I just did my first talk and book signing today and I was delighted. The crowd wasn't large (18 people), but four of them bought books. I was the guest, but Kathy Hall runs the classes. She is so knowledgeable about plants and butterflies. She ... Read more
Amazon Just Published My Book and I Am Beside Myself With Joy!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      24 comments

I AM SO THRILLED! I have already sold a few copies and have one review. It was a struggle, but I finally made it. So, I have a very expensive hardcover through Blurb and an electronic book for ipods and now Amazon is publishing a much less... Read more
BLC20 Before Picture and 12 Week Plan
Sunday, September 16, 2012      10 comments

I might look happy, but I'm really not. I was so disappointed with myself. OK, That is over and it is t... Read more
Ready To Start Over - One More Time!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      20 comments

To be honest, it has been quite a long time since I have cared about my weight and it is time for me to start paying attention again. A lot of things have happened this year, but all of them are just excuses for not doing what I know is right. W... Read more

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