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Happy Birthday America!
Thursday, July 05, 2018      1 comments

We had a really nice 4th of July celebration. Our day was spent with family and friends. I love that we are able to entertain and host family gatherings now that we have a house and adequate space. We did not shot off any fireworks beca... Read more
It's HOT!
Friday, June 29, 2018      1 comments

In my part of the country we have had two seasons this year; winter and summer (completely skipping spring). April was the coldest on record; May was the hottest and June may very well turn out to be the same. Last week, when I was on my an... Read more
Day before vacation
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      3 comments

Good Morning Friends! Tomorrow I will be leaving on our annual All-Girl Float Trip. This is the 30th annual for the group but I've only been going for about 20. It's a great time with a great bunch of friends. I'm praying for good weather. ... Read more
It's Monday...back to work
Monday, June 18, 2018      1 comments

My dinner went well. There were 17 of us (I think) and everyone really enjoyed the evening. I spent most of it cooking and cleaning but was able to visit with everyone, too. My sister-in-law, her son and daughter and my other niece spen... Read more
It's Friday!
Friday, June 15, 2018      4 comments

This evening, I'm hosting a dinner with a house full of guests. My sister-in-law is visiting from out of state and my daughter has friends from college in town so I think there will be a total of 16. I've had up to 35 at one time for a family ... Read more
Lost 3 pounds!
Thursday, June 14, 2018      1 comments

I've really been trying to cut down on portions and eat less and it seems to be working. I've lost a total of 3 pounds since this weekend (I think), although I cannot remember the exact day that I weighed myself. I'm still healing from my ... Read more
Friday, June 01, 2018      3 comments

So sorry that I haven't been very transparent to all of my Sparkie friends. I have gained weight when I feel I should be losing. I have had another setback and am trying really hard not to be down. On April 17th (the day before my birthda... Read more
At it again
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      2 comments

My friend and I started working out again in her basement. After 2 days of 21 Day Fix workouts and a walk in the park last night, I am sore! I know that this is a good soreness and it will soon pass but oh my!... Read more
Starting a new plan.
Monday, February 19, 2018      2 comments

I took my before pictures today. I made weight loss capsules using Young Living essential oils and coconut oil. I'm ready to make a lifetime change and take this excess weight off for good. I'm going to concentrate on consuming whole to minimal ... Read more
Need Motivation
Thursday, February 15, 2018      2 comments

I really have a problem with sweets....I really love chocolate...dark but still...it's not good to have it on a daily basis. I know yesterday was Valentine's Day and but I over indulged by eating a chocolate covered strawberry after lunch, some... Read more
New Year
Wednesday, January 17, 2018      2 comments

I'm trying yet again to start over for the umteenth time! My weight just slowly creeps up and I keep vowing to do better yet it doesn't happen. Last year, I was running from home to first during a softball game and thought something had ... Read more
It's been awhile....
Monday, October 16, 2017      3 comments

It's been awhile since I did a blog entry. I really feel like such a failure when it comes to my weight loss. We are starting a new health challenge at work today and I'm .6 pounds away from my heaviest weight ever. This is over 30 pounds hea... Read more
Weight Gain
Monday, July 31, 2017      7 comments

I had to go to ER last night as my daughter informed me that it was urgent and I couldn't wait until today to see my doctor. They confirmed that I have a UTI...no fun but at least I caught it before it was too bad. ... Read more
It's been awhile....
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      2 comments

So, I've kind of been away but not really; I just haven't been using all aspects of the site lately. As usual, I constantly think about food and what I "should" and "should not" be putting in my mouth. I'm not a binge eater as in I don't finis... Read more
20% Exercise 80% Food
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      2 comments

Found this jewel and had to post it as a reminder to myself. I have such a difficult time staying on track. It's a daily...no hourly struggle to k... Read more

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