Goal, a diamond ring and more.
Monday, August 30, 2010      7 comments

Many happy things have been coming my way.... I have finally reached my goal weight and feel great. I also got engaged and we are hoping to get married sometime in October. I have a 15 year old daughter who is a delight, great student and gr... Read more
Coming out of the funk
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      1 comments

I don't know why but for the last week + I have had no energy to do a darn thing. Didn't exercise. Didn't track my food. Instead of working out I played Farmville! Hmm, maybe farming is working out! I did a lot of extra sleeping too. Early... Read more
Thanks Sparkies during that rough time with Soxman.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      1 comments

Just wanted to post a quick "thank you" to all you Sparkies who send messages of support and goodies during those bad days with The Soxman. You guys are the best! Karen ... Read more
Rest in Peace Soxman April 1, 1993 - February 11, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010      13 comments

His name wasn't always "The Soxman." The family he came from named him White Sox. As soon as he was weaned from his mom he began exploring the townhouse complex where my sister and brother in law lived. White Sox took up residence in their ho... Read more
A sad day for our family
Friday, February 05, 2010      9 comments

We found out today that our cat o 16 years has Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The outcome for this type of cancer is not good. The vet says less than 25% make it. He is having trouble eating and has to go from his crunchy food to soft food. The tu... Read more
Just bought 2 kettlebells...
Friday, January 22, 2010      3 comments

I have been looking at the kettlebells for months now and decided to take the plunge. Most of the exercises can be done with one but since I exercise with my daughter I knew if I didn't buy 2 I'd be the one without the kettlebell!! I tried it ... Read more
A great hike with Spark friends
Saturday, January 16, 2010      4 comments

This morning my daughter and I met up with some Spark friends for a 5 mile hike. It started out fairly cold but once we got started I warmed right up. It was so nice to meet face to face and to learn a little about each friend. I really can't... Read more
The Trouble Goal
Thursday, January 07, 2010      2 comments

I had to think hard on what my trouble goal is. And now I know. When I get into bed at night I love to take 30 minutes or sometimes more to read. It relaxes me and is something I love. I also love having a snack at the same time. Probably n... Read more
To exercise or not....
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      1 comments

I've been doing great on exercising. 30 minutes or more at least 5 or 6 times a week. Now I have come down with a miserable cold, the first one in years. I did do 10 minutes of cardio but really didn't feel up to that. What do you all think?... Read more
Ramping up the exercise
Thursday, November 12, 2009      2 comments

Today I decided to ramp up my exercise. Let's see if this gets the weight loss going a little quicker. I started my morning with Bob Harper and his bootcamp. It felt great...when I was finished! I usually exercise with my daughter in the ev... Read more
Is my scale broken?
Thursday, November 05, 2009      3 comments

So today is weigh in day..... I step on the scale and nothing has changed. I really don't get it. I am exercising and even mixing it up. Staying in my calorie range. Not over, not under. I'm usually a very positive person but this real... Read more
The holiday food challenges
Friday, October 30, 2009      5 comments

As the holidays approach I can feel the sense of panic set in! Halloween not so much, I make a great baked stuffed pumpkin for dinner, filled with all sorts of healthy tasty things. We have this every year. It's one of our family traditions. ... Read more
Okay, what am I doing wrong?
Sunday, October 18, 2009      7 comments

I have never blogged in my life. Yet, here I am. I've been a Spark member since the end of Sept. and find the weight sticking to me like glue. ... Read more