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Soup's On!
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      5 comments

Sharing my recipe for Bacon Lentil Soup. It was a good excuse to clean out the fridge today. Hubby about fell over when he came home and I had lunch going. Before coming back to Spark People, I was in a bit of a funk and didn't care when or what... Read more
Dealing with Boundary Issues, One at a Time
Monday, March 02, 2015      5 comments

I just read another Sparker's blog that resonated with what I'm experiencing right now. She shared how she felt violated by other people's comments and advice about her weight loss. As a person who deals with boundary issues, I really glea... Read more
Week TWO: Stop Going in Circles
Friday, February 27, 2015      2 comments

I'll tell y'all right now. This has been a ROUGH week! Last week I shared a short summary of stats, but this week I'm sharing from the heart. It's been a tumultuous ride. I wasn't able to track daily and a couple times I shot over my calor... Read more
WEEK ONE: Reboot
Friday, February 20, 2015      3 comments

It's been 8 days since I made the decision to return to SparkPeople and get my weight and health under control. This week had it's ups and downs, but I am still making progress. From ... Read more
Back Again...Ready for Change
Thursday, February 12, 2015      4 comments

I don't know where to begin. The last several months since I last visited SP, I haven't treated my body very good. I've made bad choices in eating, not getting proper sleep or exercise (especially this winter), and it's starting to take a toll. ... Read more
Making Changes...again
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      3 comments

I haven't been active on Spark People in over a year, only popping in to say "hello" once in a while. Last spring I lost 22 lbs. hiking the Appalachian Trail, and had a fairly active summer despite a leg injury. I enjoyed walking nearly every da... Read more
It's Only a Paper Moon (video blog)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      6 comments

I created this video to highlight my love of vintage/antique photography, espeically the craze from the early 1900's of photographing with the Paper Moon. I used a winter/Christmas theme template from Animoto, and paired it with "It's Only a Pap... Read more
Baby's Lesson: Coca-Cola :)
Sunday, August 25, 2013      6 comments

Someone shared this on Facebook. Precious! Sorry for the fuzzy quality. Just in case you can't read it: #1 Look I'm having a Coke!! #2 Are you sure I'm old enough to... Read more
Cracking the Case - Mystery Solved!
Friday, August 09, 2013      4 comments

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Wind Beneath My Wings - Inspiring Video
Saturday, June 22, 2013      2 comments

I found this inspiring video about a minister who lost 400 pounds and sang on X Factor. His performance caused a standing ovation. www.godvine.com/Minister
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Yeah, it's true sometimes.....
Sunday, June 09, 2013      4 comments

Saw this on Pinterest and it cracked me up: Definitely been there. :-)... Read more
The A.T. Diet - It Works :-)
Saturday, June 01, 2013      7 comments

I shared about my recent weight loss while hiking the Appalachian Trail. While it is true our trip was cut short by a leg injury, I still lost 22 lb. in six weeks. That includes having some slower days as I tried to build up my strength in the b... Read more
Appalachian Trail Recap - Week One (with photos)
Thursday, May 30, 2013      5 comments

I shared in my last blog how our trip got cut short due to my leg injury. I don't like being less active back at home, but I'm trying to follow doctor's orders. I'm looking forward to swimming and biking this summer once my shin heals completely... Read more
Back from the Appalachian Trail
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      7 comments

Hello Spark Friends! I really didn't expect to be back from my A.T. adventure so soon. If we completed our journey from Georgia to Maine, it would have taken 5-6 months. On May 8, I fell from a slippery rock face and tumbled down the side of the... Read more
Mourning the Loss of My Mother
Sunday, March 24, 2013      13 comments

My mother passed away at the age of 65 on March 16, 2013. We laid her to rest on Friday here in Indianapolis and yesterday we had a beautiful memorial for her in her beloved Kentucky home where she grew up. As some of you know, I've been caregiv... Read more

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