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Worse, much worse
Sunday, June 28, 2015      22 comments

I wish I didn't have to write this blog and it's really okay if you don't read beyond this point. But, I'm really struggling mentally....again! I can honestly say I was one tear away from self-admitting myself to be psych ward. Luckily, I ... Read more
Seeing the "plus" side of having to buy bigger clothes
Monday, June 15, 2015      15 comments

Hi! For the record this is second dang attempt at writing this so if it fails this time there will be no blog today. Hey, that sounds like a good Newfoundland joke. ... Read more
You can have all the support you want but it all comes down to YOU
Thursday, June 11, 2015      15 comments

Hi, It took a recent phone call to our provincial mental health crisis line to see the truth in the following statement. "You can have all the support you want and or need but ultimately it all comes down your willingness to change" Mi... Read more
Resuming my journey - not giving up after slipping up
Monday, June 01, 2015      20 comments

Hi, For the record, I'm NOT starting over because that would mean, at least to me, that all of my efforts up to now have been got naught. Yes, I'm heavier now than I have ever been throughout my Spark journey BUT my weight is just one compo... Read more
To all Spark members who are parts of competitive teams - esp 5% challenges
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      17 comments

Hi, Just let me get this off my chest. THERE IS NO "I IN TEAMS!!! A healthy and rewarding team experience comes about when no matter your performance you are still a valued team member. I've been a member of the wonderful Teddy Bear te... Read more
Are your S.M.A.R.T. goals sabotaging you? Would flex-goals work better?
Wednesday, May 13, 2015      14 comments

Hi, Like many of you, I began my Spark journey with their recommendation of setting daily goals. It is believed that once you focus your efforts on successfully meeting those daily goals you are more likely to ingrain these things as habits... Read more
New makeup? Picture
Thursday, May 07, 2015      21 comments

Hi, You're probably all wondering about my blog title? I'm normally not much of a makeup wearer despite loving the stuff. I only ventured into the whole "girlie" side of me when I hit 40 and up until then had probably worn makeup two or thr... Read more
Week 4 recap
Saturday, May 02, 2015      13 comments

Hi, Well, I weighed in at 233.6 this morning so I've officially lost four pounds. I walked everyday ... Read more
My journey of 3000 km has consisted of many itty-bitty steps
Monday, April 27, 2015      15 comments

Hi! When I joined SparkPeople back in the late summer of 2010, I could barely walk the length of myself. Seriously. At the time we had one dog (Maddy our Pomeranian) and I was quite content to walk him for about five minutes....total!!! T... Read more
Week 3 - recap and something I'm really excited about!
Sunday, April 26, 2015      13 comments

Hi, Last week I wrote about how upset I was about gaining weight. For those that didn't read that blog I will confess it was only a gain of 2 ounces. Yes, you read that correctly....a gain of 2 ounces threatened to derail my plan. Thi... Read more
Changing my way of thinking - biggest challenge yet
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      17 comments

Hi, As some of you know I have started being seen by a psychologist/occupational therapist along with my psychiatrist. I've only had two appointment with Lori and I find them to be demanding and yet rewarding. I actually have homework and i... Read more
Week 2 review of the 5% challenge - team Teddy Bears
Saturday, April 18, 2015      13 comments

Hi, To be honest I've had a totally off week. I returned to work and my boss was concerned about me. I started to brush her off and say, "oh, I'm fine" but instead I chose honesty. I told her I'm emotionally fragile, I'm not sleeping and I ... Read more
A picture blog - check it out if you are a dog lover!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      29 comments

This is how I really feel about my relationship with dogs: Treat time during today's walk ... Read more
Review of my first week with 5% Challenge
Saturday, April 11, 2015      21 comments

Hi! Well who would have "thunk" it emoticon but by walking each day, drinking my water and tracking my food ... Read more
Involvement + Motivation = Success
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      22 comments

Hi, I've been doing a lot of thinking (yes, that was my brain sending out smoke signals and not a local forest fire!) and I've come to an astounding conclusion. Insert drum roll here...... I NEED Spark and everything it entails! I've b... Read more

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