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Happy New Year, Spark Friends
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      9 comments

I just want to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year. Personally this was a tough year between my father's death in September (a blessing in disguise in some ways but sad and shocking nonetheless) and the major hurricane that hit my s... Read more
BLC 21 Registration is now open
Friday, December 28, 2012      8 comments

Registrations are now being accepted for the next round (round 21) of the Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC). Here is the link if you are interested:
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Hurricane Sandy
Thursday, November 01, 2012      30 comments

I have been without power for 75 hours now (since Monday around 5:30), with NO clue as to when it will be restored. I guess things could be worse. Some gutters fell off the house but no real damage otherwise. I have been living in interne... Read more
BLC 20 Mid-Marking Report
Monday, October 22, 2012      11 comments

I have not been doing well. I can't lie or sugar-coat it. I start most days with the best of intentions, only to be derailed late in the day. Upon re-reading the goals I set at the beginning of the challenge, I feel like I have deviated from ... Read more
12 Week goals for BLC20
Monday, September 17, 2012      11 comments

My initial efforts in the BLC20 were severely derailed by my father’s death on Thursday, Day #2 of a 91 day challenge. I made a very short-term pledge to continue a healthy eating pattern in spite of the many goodies that would be thrown my way... Read more
My father
Thursday, September 13, 2012      27 comments

It is with sadness that I report that my father passed away around 6:30 this morning. As many of you know, he had battled Alzheimer's for many years. He moved into a residential hospital, the NJ Veterans Home, about two months ago. My last re... Read more
ABCs for BLC20
Friday, September 07, 2012      14 comments

is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? - Yes. This type of competition pushes me in the sense that I don’t want to let the team down. However, in some ways I don’t like to view weight loss as a “competition”. I gladly celebrate t... Read more
Sunday, August 26, 2012      8 comments

There are two here. One is related to weight loss, the other is not. First, the non-weight loss related one. On Saturday mornings, my local NBC affiliate has a little trivia contest. I have not done this for awhile. Did it last week and... Read more
A day in Cape May - and a Pixie!!!
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      13 comments

Sunday was spent with the family in the lovely shore community of Cape May, NJ. Cape May is at the very southern tip of New Jersey, Architecturally, it is a Victorian community, About 30 years ago it became very trendy, A lot of old houses w... Read more
Mother's Day
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      4 comments

I am back from my long anticipated trip to South Carolina. I was there for a wedding. It was not really essential for us to go to the wedding. The bride's father is someone who my husband calls part of his "extended family". They are not rea... Read more
Update on 5K
Monday, April 30, 2012      7 comments

I completed the 5K in just under 42 minutes (41:46.8). It was great weather for a race; a little cold, but fine once the race started. It was sunny, the course was very nice (albeit hilly), and the event was very well organized. Not surprisin... Read more
My Pixie Plan
Friday, April 27, 2012      14 comments

To achieve my goals for BLC-19 I will do the following: 1. Add a motivational quote to my signature (to by done by end of day tomorrow - Saturday). I will review it every week and decide whether to replace it. 2. Track my food. This w... Read more
ABCs of the Forest - for BLC 19
Saturday, April 21, 2012      13 comments

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? - TMI here. This type of competition pushes me in the sense that I don’t want to let the team down. I would say that it doesn’t bother me too much if the team doesn’t have a good showing ... Read more
My struggles with sugar
Sunday, March 18, 2012      8 comments

I feel like this is Deja Vu all over again. Sort of like the movie Groundhog Day. I have blogged many times about my struggles with sugar. I have sworn I was going to give it up completely. Those of you who have known me for awhile are... Read more
Me and Skeeter Phelan
Monday, January 16, 2012      15 comments

This is in reference to "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, which is the book on which the movie is based. In August, with Hurricane Irene approaching, I bought the book so I would have something to keep me busy if we lost power for several days. ... Read more

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