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Three Days to Go!
Sunday, June 26, 2011      11 comments

My husband is a TV watcher. I can only think of one thing that he finds more pleasurable than sitting in his Lazy Boy and playing with the remote - and we are going to keep this blog PG - so I won't say exactly what that favorite entertainment i... Read more
Rolling, Rolling, Rolling...4 Days to Go!
Saturday, June 25, 2011      17 comments

Let's get those moving trucks rolling! You all have stuck with me through all of the sadness, gladness, exhaustion, whining, complaining and mood swings that have accompanied our decision to move from Louisville (my hometown, where my brothers l... Read more
Woo Hoo To Me and To YOU!
Saturday, June 18, 2011      18 comments

Today I saw a forum that asked, "Share your story". Most of you know mine because we are Spark Friends and I have been very open and honest in all of my blogs. I decided to share the short version of my Spark Story, so this is what I posted: I... Read more
Wow, What a Year - Already!
Thursday, June 16, 2011      16 comments

I started with SP in January and built myself up with great nutrition and exercise. I have lost 25 pounds now. I was thinking earlier that in two weeks, I will have moved away from home and will be unpacking things in our new house. That r... Read more
You and Me from A to Z
Monday, June 13, 2011      10 comments

Okay, fans and friends, Just big FYI - I am still OFF of refined carbs and sugar! That is a major WOO HOO. A full week under my belt... hahaha! We drove to Nashville yes... Read more
Three Days Sugar Free
Thursday, June 09, 2011      11 comments

I did it again! Sugar free for three! No simple carbs, no sugar, no hidden sugars. Unfortunately, I was so busy that I forgot to eat for most of the day and did not get in enough calories. That means I will be hungry tomorrow, so I will have to ... Read more
Keep those posts and comments coming!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      12 comments

Two days sugar free! I know that this is going to make me feel so much better. I was slipping, sliding down that slope coated with chocolate, caramel, baguettes, and even, dare I say it - an occasional soft drink. I was maintaining my weight but... Read more
Sugar and Carbs - What the Heck is Happening Here?
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      33 comments

Recently, I have noticed that I am having a real problem with sugar and carbs. I'm tracking them and I am staying within my caloric guidelines but my nutrition is really out of whack. I am not losing weight despite the strenuous activity levels ... Read more
June Goals
Saturday, June 04, 2011      6 comments

Okay, I do know that today is June 4 and that I have let 4 days lapse before setting my monthly goals. A a matter of fact, I have no set any goals since April - and I am sure that has a lot to do with the fact that I have been plateaued since th... Read more
5 Month Spark Anniversary: Celebrating the Top 10 Lessons
Friday, June 03, 2011      8 comments

Today is my 5 month Spark Anniversary. I am celebrating by sharing some of what I have learned in the past 5 months from Spark People: 1. Spark People are the best. The friends that I have made on SP keep me coming back. They celebrate when I ... Read more
Our Wedding in 1975
Thursday, June 02, 2011      13 comments

Since many of you Spark Friends shared our daughter's wedding with me, and many of you congratulated Bill and me on making it through 36 years of wedded bliss, I decided to share a couple of our wedding pictures. Some of you even asked to see ou... Read more
Remembering Daddy on Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2011      8 comments

My Daddy was the most wonderful man I have ever met. He was patient, kind, funny, quiet, witty and built a very successful company. Daddy was a veteran of World War II, and served in the Coast Guard in France. Dad never talked about his war expe... Read more
What Kind of Eater are You?
Sunday, May 29, 2011      4 comments

I'm not an expert on food or the psychological reasons that people make the food choices they make. However, I was realizing that I have a tendency to eat more and make poorer food selections when I am tired. My weight problem started when I was... Read more
I Am Tired
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      9 comments

In the past two months, we have had so much going on in our lives: my mother's 80th birthday, my husband's retirement, our daughter's gown fittings, bridal portraits, planning and hosting our daughter's wedding in another city, our daughter and... Read more
The Final Ten
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      5 comments

I made up a question because question #41 is missing in action. 41. FAVORITE TRAIT IN A FRIEND? Loyalty, intelligence, and a sense of humor (I know that's 3 but it's my question...) 42. FAVORITE SOUND? My daughter's laugh - she's a d... Read more

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