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Just tried Zumba
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      22 comments

I just tried Zumba (on my xbox kinect). What a hoot! I did it all alone so nobody would laugh at me trying out the moves! lol. It was really fun and I did if for 30 whole minutes! woot woo! You people who do these classes all the time are B... Read more
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not
Sunday, January 09, 2011      25 comments

"If someone tells you that you can't do something, tell them "Yes, I can because I am doing it right now!" Barry Dinner with Schmucks (Great movie. See it). When they doubted I could lose any weight When they didnt think I would sti... Read more
I lost a friend
Friday, January 07, 2011      36 comments

Found out this morning that I lost a friend last night. SJ was not even 50 years old. She has hilarious,brilliant, vibrant, outrageous and one of my favorite people to see. We saw each other occasionally over the last 10 years or so, at a party ... Read more
Kady dr. visit
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      19 comments

Took Kady to the crohns specialist at UCSF yesterday. Basically, more testing, more waiting. They think they may be able to do a bowel resection instead of a complete colostomy but she needs blood tests, ct scans etc to see. So we will go thr... Read more
Jan: 1 Scale: Suck it!
Monday, January 03, 2011      17 comments

So I weighed in today after all the pigginess of christmas and vacation. I gained less than half a pound while I was away. While I am up about 4 pounds before christmas, I feel alot better about being able to get this weight off and keep going t... Read more
Heading home
Sunday, January 02, 2011      14 comments

Hey guys! hope all is well. I am on my way home and will get there tomorrow. I am looking forward to being home. It has been a pretty out of control few weeks. Between the baking and eating during christmas and barely any excercise this week and... Read more
Comfort zone
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      20 comments

One thing I learned this week: Sugar, fat and snacking are no longer my comfort zone. They make me feel horrible. My new comfort zone (and yes, this was shocking) is walking, eating healthy meals, not eating just to eat but because I am hu... Read more
My road
Sunday, December 26, 2010      16 comments

When I started here at spark, a visualization popped into my head. I consider it a gift. When I am discouraged or when I try to go to sleep, I see this in my head. It is a desert highway. There is a mountain behind me and that is where I started... Read more
My Plans....
Friday, December 24, 2010      11 comments

Well I PLANNED to be at my 60 pound loss by Christmas. Not gonna happen.How do you feel about that, Jan? Well, I feel a bit dissapointed but it really doesnt matter in the big scheme of my life. I will get there (and beyond) and it doesn't ma... Read more
Cookies. Are. Winning. Help!!
Monday, December 20, 2010      27 comments

Ok guys, I am struggling today. Big time. The cookies wont shut up! The toffee wont stop calling my name! The cake balls... well they just snicker and whisper so I have to get closer to hear what they are saying. They are the sneakiest of all! ... Read more
What I baked....
Sunday, December 19, 2010      11 comments

To not cause undo suffering, I decided to put this on facebook and provide a link to those who are interested. Beyond those photo's, Kady also made 4 different kinds of cookies that I did not photograph. (I mean, we all know what cookies look li... Read more
My sexy breakfast (with pictures)
Sunday, December 19, 2010      17 comments

Thanks to Yoovie, who is an advocate of Sexy Breakfast, this is what I had this morning. Under 400 calories, YO! Eggbeaters omelet with mushrooms and bacon 2 mini b... Read more
Basic cake ball recipe, due to popular demand
Saturday, December 18, 2010      9 comments

1 box of cake mix (yes they have sugar free) Or you can bake your own 1 can of cake frosting (yes they have sugar free) Or you can make your own Bake the cake like you ordinarily would in a 9 x 13 pan. (I havent tried the soda cake with t... Read more
Cake balls and other tools of the devil. Dont read if you are hungry or easily influenced.
Friday, December 17, 2010      15 comments

Every year, I bake for 4 companies that we do business with. I make everything from scratch and put it in a basket and deliver it myself. I have taken my dog (all dressed up) and my girls when they were little but these days I do it myself. ... Read more
Then today, I ate a doughnut.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      17 comments

So really, just when I think I have it all together, how tough I am, how strong, how sticking to the plan I am, I cave. It really is a journey, isn't it? Progress, not perfection, right?... Read more

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