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2021 has yet to be written
Friday, January 01, 2021      5 comments

I looked back at where I was exactly 1 year ago today, my weight and the list of goals I had set for myself. 2021 is starting off in a much worse place than where I was this date last year. I did not meet a single goal I had set for myself ... Read more
My daughter's wedding
Saturday, July 06, 2019      22 comments

The wedding was wonderful. The best day I have had in many, many years. This old woman even danced the last couple of dances, but it took 2 glasses of red wine and 3 glasses of champagne to get me out there. I haven't danced in public fo... Read more
Goodbye my sweet Lily
Friday, June 21, 2019      29 comments

I had to have my sweet pug put to sleep. I did not expect that. I thought I was taking her to the vet for pain management and possible steroids, but my little one had a collapsed trachea. The options were not promising, and she would not hav... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Old me, Thank you so very, very much.
Monday, June 17, 2019      59 comments

This was the visualization on Premium Spark today: "Today, imagine your 'future self' giving your past (or current) self a hug. See your future self thanking your past self for having the courage to move forward in this healthy lifestyle journ... Read more
Where does the time go?
Sunday, June 09, 2019      5 comments

My daughter Naema's bridal shower is today. She put out a wish list incase anyone wanted to know what she wanted. It was a short list of names of organizations where donations could be made to. She stated that she wanted no gifts for he... Read more
An Evening to Remember
Saturday, May 18, 2019      6 comments

Do any of you remember the movie Mrs. Doubtfire with Robin Williams? Tonight my daughter and her fiancé are taking his mother and myself to din... Read more
One Year Celebration
Friday, May 10, 2019      7 comments

Today I celebrate one year free of sugar and flours. No sweets, no breads, no cereals, no pizza. Nothing containing sugar or flour. Required a lot of label reading, but mostly it means I eat whole foods. No processed foods. I know... Read more
A gift from my daughter
Monday, April 29, 2019      6 comments

I wanted to share with those of you that are not on my Spark team, the beautiful gift my daughter created for me this past weekend. This took her several hours and many trips to different nurseries and garden shops in town, and her hard work ... Read more
End of 3rd 100 day challenge
Tuesday, February 26, 2019      7 comments

I did not make my goal during this last self imposed 100 day challenge. I disappointed myself. I lost 23.25 pounds. My goal was to at least lose 25 pounds. This is not easy. So, 3 completed challenges to date equals me losing 75 ... Read more
I will turn 60 tomorrow
Saturday, February 16, 2019      12 comments

Not sure how that happened so fast. This time a few years ago I weighed 353 pounds. Last year it was 314 pounds. Today is 224 pounds. I am working very hard to improve my health. My body has been working against me lately with all th... Read more
Halloween to New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      4 comments

I was determined not to gain weight over the fun, food filled holiday season that starts with Halloween and runs through New Year’s Day. I made dozens of small health focused choices every day over that span of time. I had a goal each day n... Read more
My 2nd 100 day challenge
Saturday, November 17, 2018      12 comments

I finished my 2nd personal 100 day challenge today. I started these personal challenges because I turn 60 in February and I want to be a much healthier me. I lost 25 pounds my first 100 day challenge. I lost 26.75 pounds the 2nd 100 days... Read more
The holidays this time around
Sunday, October 07, 2018      7 comments

Bulky sweater season along with all these upcoming fun, food filled holidays always spells disaster for me. I never want to hurt anyone’s feelings by turning down the pumpkin bread they baked fresh, or the peppermint latte they brought into work... Read more
My impossible
Saturday, September 08, 2018      8 comments

The strength in my legs is dismal. When it is absolutely necessary for me to climb the steps in my two story home, I have to use my left leg to pull me up because it is the stronger of my two legs. I have to use the hand rail to pull myself whil... Read more
Cortisol and Comfort Foods
Saturday, September 01, 2018      11 comments

Taken from Web MD "Levels of "the stress hormone," cortisol, rise during tension-filled times. This can turn your overeating into a habit. Because increased levels of the hormone also help cause higher insulin levels, your blood sugar drops... Read more

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