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Mission Statement for 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011      27 comments

To become the person that God has always intended me to be. To reach my goal weight, a total weight loss of 120 pounds. To carry that weight has been a heavy burden. I will live lighter, as if I am already that weight. And while I’m doing it... Read more
December Progress (?) Report and a Look Back
Monday, January 03, 2011      21 comments

As you all know, I gained this month. Big. But I took a look back at my notes and found some good stuff in December. I had some moments. And taking a look back at where I've come from and knowing that if I lost 40 lbs. in 2010, almost 80 lbs... Read more
How to Begin Again
Saturday, January 01, 2011      34 comments

So here it is, 2011! Woo hoo!!! Or...not. I thought I would be in ONEderland or pretty darn close to it at this time of year, I thought I would ring in the new year a s... Read more
The 12 Days of Sparkness!
Saturday, December 25, 2010      10 comments

I wrote this alternate version of the 12 Days of Christmas last year to summarize my time at SparkPeople so far. I updated it for the past year of successes. I hope you ... Read more
Sunny Gal Secret Santa!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      16 comments

My secret santa was Roe! (ROEANDGO). Confession to make: I wanted to wait until Christmas to open the presents. I had them out of the box and they were all individually wrapped so nicely. I put them under our tree and did hold off for a whil... Read more
Mini Challenge - 12 Things
Monday, December 13, 2010      8 comments

This weeks mini challenge in the WIN challenge is to list 12 things we want to accomplish before 12/25 on a blog. I have 15 things listed, I'm not an overachiever (well, maybe a little), but I do want to make sure I get at least 3 runs in, as we... Read more
The DIfference A Year Makes (Pictures)
Thursday, December 09, 2010      45 comments

We got our family pictures taken last night, and I was excited to compare them against our picture from last year. In the past year I've lost about 40 lbs., and I have a total loss of 80 lbs. I can really see a difference in the picture, espec... Read more
Thing #4: I Have Joy
Thursday, December 09, 2010      16 comments

This morning as I was getting ready for work I started to dance in our bathroom, even without my clothes on. This is something I do often - dance out of nowhere (although... Read more
Thing #3: My Short Hair
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      15 comments

I'm posting my third thing today since I have a few minutes to spare. My first two "loves" were personality traits, or things about myself that I love. Now I'm going to head into uncharted territory - something about my appearance that I... Read more
Thing #2: I Have Faith
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      15 comments

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. The second thing I love about myself is that I have faith. I cherish this trait about myself even more so because I didn't alw... Read more
Thing #1: I'm a Giver
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      14 comments

As part of our WIN challenge this week we have to identify four things about ourselves that we love. I am a big believer in positive affirmations, so I am struggling with the fact that I find this challenge difficult. I think it's because for ... Read more
November Progress Report
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      21 comments

Start weight: 218 End weight: 218 Weight lost: 0 lbs. Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 39.5 lbs. Total weight lost: 80 lbs. It was my goal to lose 5 lbs. this month to bring me to my wedding weight of 213, which w... Read more
Running in Place.
Monday, November 29, 2010      35 comments

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin As you can imagine, running in place doesn... Read more
The Weekend Blog: Get Used to More (pics)
Monday, November 22, 2010      19 comments

So, my plan was to stay on track this weekend at the cottage and I’m happy to report I did just that! Here’s what I said I was going to do: ... Read more
Weekend Plan of Attack and Accountability Buddies = PRICELESS
Friday, November 19, 2010      12 comments

A weekend plan of attack for my weekend in Michigan? Free. Accountability buddies to keep me on track? Free. An actual weight loss over a weekend away and 15 lbs. gone by the New Year? PRICELESS. A week ago I was seeing fellow ... Read more

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