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45 lbs. down, 15% of weight GONE! Link to Newspaper Article
Monday, January 25, 2010      19 comments

sub_id=136855 I wrote this for my local paper to inspire othe... Read more
If the Ring Fits....WEAR IT!!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      29 comments

There are a few things on my weight loss journey that I use as progress markers, similar to mile markers along a stretch of highway, these are similar markings that let me kn... Read more
Keeper - An Inspirational Message
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      10 comments

I received this in my email today and wanted to pass it along. God bless all of you!! emoticon ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Goodbye, it's been fun!
Saturday, January 09, 2010      69 comments

Today I gathered all of my clothes that are too big and piled them up to donate to a local resale shop where 100% of the proceeds go to a local women's shelter. Just look at this pile! ... Read more
My pants fell down and my face shrunk! (Pictures)
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      45 comments

Here is a picture of my face from my highest weight compared to 40 lbs. down. Can you see a difference? I actually have cheekbones!! Yesterday as I walked into my hous... Read more
Making a Way out of No Way and my January Movement Plan!
Saturday, January 02, 2010      8 comments

MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! Yesterday a friend of mine posted the following to my Facebook page: "Sometimes you just need to hear, YOU are a beautiful woman, inside and out.... Read more
My Goals for 2010
Thursday, December 31, 2009      13 comments

"For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." ~T.S. Eliot, "Lit... Read more
The Twelve Days of SPARKNESS!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      9 comments

I wrote this alternate version of the 12 Days of Christmas to summarize my time at SparkPeople so far. I hope you like it!! I am so thankful to all of my Spark friends a... Read more
Progress Report Results - 12 wk. Boot Camp!!!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      13 comments

Here are the results of my 12-week boot camp. (9/22/09 - 12/8/09) I lost 12 lbs in 12 wks.! The first 6 weeks I was in a major plateau that I just recently broke throu... Read more
100 Reasons...
Tuesday, November 24, 2009      10 comments

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." ~James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet I have a wonderful life. I have a loving husband of ten years, two beautiful, healthy daughters, I’ve... Read more
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      10 comments

I just completed a mini-triathlon at my gym. Me! I am so proud of myself! It was a grueling 2 hours, but totally worth it. First we did 30 minutes spinning and did lots of jumps and stood a lot. I pushed myself to the max. Then we did ... Read more
A strong woman...
Saturday, October 31, 2009      16 comments

I woke up this morning and was feeling like sleeping in. It has been raining here in Chicago for at least a week straight and the wind was howling, the covers were warm, I was cuddling with my two daughters and my husband...it was tempting to s... Read more
Gettin' my Skinny Jeans ON!!
Friday, October 23, 2009      18 comments

Since starting Mommy Boot Camp toward the end of September I have been working really hard. I feel thinner and have lost about 5 lbs. My clothes have been fitting looser, e... Read more
It's a Beautiful Day
Friday, October 16, 2009      10 comments

I live in a suburb of Chicago. It's been cold, rainy and generally miserable all week long. We've gotten out the fall coats, the warm cozy socks and the hot tea. My 3 yr. old daughter, Lucy, is an outdoors girl and in the summer is outside al... Read more
Wrap Your Love Around Me
Thursday, October 15, 2009      12 comments

Last night I was wiping the counter top in our kitchen down and my husband came up behind me, like he often does, and he said "Wow!" I asked him what had happened, wondering if perhaps our 3 yr. old daughter had spilled yet another drink, or if... Read more

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