BETRME100's Blogs

Not exactly how I planned my last day of vacation
Friday, January 06, 2012      5 comments

I got up, fed the cats, made my breakfast, sat down at the computer and took care of a few things. Then decided I'd get cleaned up and dressed, go to the little convenience store that's down the road to buy the newspaper (had to read about IU's ... Read more
I have to go back to work on Saturday
Thursday, January 05, 2012      4 comments, I don't hate my job, but I sure do enjoy having some time at home. I haven't managed to get everything done that I had planned to do, but when do we ever? I stopped at Kroger today, complete with list and coupons. I di... Read more
I may have spoken too soon
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      9 comments

...about not experiencing any muscle soreness due to my reintroduced exercise program. When i woke up this morning, rolled out of bed, and was struck with sore legs, sore arms, sore mid section. Then I told myself that this is a good thing. I... Read more
Chili with chicken and...quinoa?
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      4 comments

I grew up in southern Indiana where we put pasta in our chili. I realize that there are some areas of the country where the people cringe when they think about that...what can I say? It's part of the southern Indiana food culture...sort of lik... Read more
Treadmill no longer collecting dust
Monday, January 02, 2012      6 comments

Well, was a dust collector and a place to store Christmas presents before I took them out to my car. No more. I dusted that bad boy off today and hopped on (okay, gingerly stepped on) and took a walk. I'm so out of shape, but hey...... Read more year to shine
Sunday, January 01, 2012      3 comments

...and yours too~ I've been AWOL from SP for much too long now...what in the world was I thinking? That I could do it on my own? Like that's ever worked for, I know I need the support and motivation from all of my spark buddies to... Read more
Sick, sick, sick
Friday, February 04, 2011      21 comments

I have been so sick lately. Missed about a week of work. Going back tomorrow, for at least part of the day. We had an ice storm earlier this week and I've barely been out of the house. Finally ventured across the street to pick up the mail y... Read more
Auditor shows up unexpectedly
Thursday, January 13, 2011      12 comments

All right, today didn't start out to be a good was REALLY cold, I was running behind, ended up having to catch the bus to get to work...apparently their day wasn't going much better because the first one that I could catch never showed ... Read more
$50 at the grocery store
Thursday, January 06, 2011      28 comments

When I looked back over last year, one of the things I decided I wanted to do differently this year was to not waste so much food. I had a bad habit of buying more perishable food than I could possibly eat and then throwing a lot of it out...wh... Read more
What I Know Works for Me
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      13 comments

I've received several SparkMails lately from new members asking how I managed to go from 360 pounds to today's 176. After answering several people's questions, I thought I could probably blog about what has worked for me. I want to preface... Read more
Taking time to set some goals
Friday, December 31, 2010      11 comments

Sitting at my computer tonight finally putting into words the thoughts that have been percolating in my mind for the past few weeks...thoughts about what changes I want for myself in I can achieve my goals. I do know that actually wr... Read more
Saturday, December 25, 2010      4 comments

This is something I've been thinking about for quite some time now. I realized I was allowing the stress of my job (ridiculously long hours, no time off) to affect me negatively. I was becoming more focused on what was wrong with my life rathe... Read more
It's A Wonderful Life
Friday, December 24, 2010      5 comments

What a peaceful Christmas Eve it is here in Indiana...the snow is softly falling, the shopping and baking are finished, the gifts are wrapped (well...stuffed into gift bags would be more apt...I don't do a lot of wrapping any more) and I'm watch... Read more
Is it Christmas yet?
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      12 comments

Tired...I'm just so very tired...working all these hours, 6 days a week has gotten really old. I thought last week was our last week to have to work 6 days, but we received an email yesterday at work (from the corporate offices) telling us that... Read more
Music as motivation
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      14 comments

I started a thread on the Determined Daisies team about how music motivates us...I definitely feel more enthusiastic and energetic when I'm listening, and moving, to upbeat music. There are also times music can bring me to tears...certain Chris... Read more

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