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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Finding my Balancing Point in Search of Maintenance
Thursday, September 27, 2012      34 comments

I'm still learning, but I can feel myself getting closer. A BIG step for me is learning to set aside my all or nothing mentality and being content with doing my best everyday. Some days are better than others, but, thank God, each and every da... Read more
1000 Reasons I Love Spark People
Sunday, September 23, 2012      15 comments

This is not a part of the blogging challenge. In fact, I was just finishing up tallying my abismal performance eating today....the worst day in a LONG time....and thinking that, well, tomorrow is another day and I am very glad this is not a rac... Read more
Blogging Challenge....Current Fitness Goals 9/23/2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012      3 comments

As with any of my goals at this point of my journey, consistency is what I am striving for. When I first joined Spark, it was easy to center my life around food, tracking and fitness.....but, as the months (and years!) have passes, I have come ... Read more
Blogging Challenge...Just Challenges in General 9/19/2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      3 comments

The past couple of weeks have been hectic (as usual), but also stressful, to say the least. With my sister's recurrence of cancer, my friend losing her 18 y/o son and my boss being transferred and the work situation falling apart, I am grateful... Read more
Blogging Challenge - Do You Follow An Eating Plan? 9/16/2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012      6 comments

What eating "plan" do I follow? I try to stay withing my Spark Range (calories, carbs, fat and protein) and have been doing quite well since I started tracking again. Most days I am toward the bottom or middle, but on special days or if I am i... Read more
Blogging Challenge 9/14/12 - Sharing Goals & Fears About Weight Loss
Friday, September 14, 2012      3 comments

When I first started on this journey (at 177 lbs) just to lose a few pounds, my sister and I had both thought it would be a good idea to take off some weight. I found Spark and immediately started working the steps. My sis, however, never did ... Read more
Blogging Challenge 9/12/12 - The Stats and Goals
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      5 comments

This is going to be a bit of a combination of two topics...sort of an attempt to catch up on the blog challenge list. It's been a bit of a rough week. Scale is stuck, but that's okay, for now. Nutrition has been really good except one day and... Read more
Blogging Challenge - Intro to....The Return to Blogging 9/11/12
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      7 comments

Okay, here I go.....I haven't done this in a while, but I really feel that I am starting to get myself back on track, and, when I was doing my "Sparking Best" I was blogging. Not necessarily everyday, but almost. Then, I got complacent (and to... Read more
I'm on a Roll NOW - 100!!!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      5 comments

It's been a struggle getting back on track strongly, and, since this is a lifestyle, I'm sure that I'll have small setbacks along the way again. The next time, I will know not to let a small setback turn into a major downward slide. It's ... Read more
Learning to Keep the Flame Burning - without burning out
Tuesday, June 05, 2012      6 comments

Balance has never been an easy thing for me. I guess you would call me an "All or Nothing" kinda gal. All my life, that mentality has lead me to avoid things I couldn't do perfectly, resulting in being perfect only in the art of procrastinatio... Read more
Hanging Tough
Thursday, May 17, 2012      2 comments

The past couple of days have been CRAZY busy, but I've managed to eat well, balanced and at the low end of my calorie range. I've gotten in all my water and then some, but have had no time for fitness...gonna work on that...day after tomorrow. ... Read more
Not Giving In
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      5 comments

Life never seems to slow down for me. It's a fact that I am going to have to learn to live (healthily) with. got to get out tonight for a run. It was short, and none to fast, but per my Garmin (have I mentioned how I LOVE him?), I got in a so... Read more
Crossrunning.org - My New Running Partners
Friday, May 04, 2012      3 comments

So today, I don't work until later, so I got a chance to get out and meet some new running buddies. These new friends have started a non-profit organization called crossrunning.org and I will be doing as much volunteering with them as I can. ... Read more
Moving Forward - on an even keel.
Thursday, May 03, 2012      5 comments

I know that you all have not heard much from me recently, but I've still been around. I've just been needing to devote some extra time to getting some balance into my life. I'm not anywhere near where I'd like to be, but I'm getting there. U... Read more
About Me: A-Z
Sunday, February 26, 2012      1 comments

A. Age: 51 B. Bed size: Queen C. Chore that you hate: folding and putting away clothes D. Dogs: Maggie Mae and Jade (and Wiley the stud cat who thinks he's a dog) E. Essential start to your day: Coffee F. Favorite col... Read more

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