Happy 3rd Birthday, Ginger!

Beautiful day outside!

I had a headache all day, though.  Slept too long.  Still have a headache!

I did pretty good with my diet.  Small portions.  Only 1 Sweet n Salty bar.  Stayed away from the chocolate bar.  Didn’t eat late.

Didn’t feel like exercising.  Maybe soon.

I will try to read some of the library books tomorrow.

I’m ready to feel better, already!  Tired of being sick.This really bad cold completely drained my energy.

Need to call my best friend tomorrow.  Catch up.

It was my dog Ginger’s 3rd birthday yesterday(20th).  Love my dogs.

Ready to get rid of this gut once and for all!

I want to lose 15 lbs in the near future!

Back to the drawing board! Time to really get healthy! I don’t know how, but I’m going to have to slow down on sweets! Maybe I’ll get some fresh vegetables tomorrow, cut them up, and put them in baggies for snacks instead of my standard Sweet and Salty Granola Bars. I will work on keeping an accurate, ongoing nutrition journal. I have to remember, small portions, too. I want to be comfortable in my own skin. I might try to check out the recommended menus on SparkPeople to get some ideas to make things more healthy. My dad heard about eating a small amount of peanut butter when you’re craving extra calories. I’ll try that.

Main Thought Of The Day

Enjoy everyday as a gift.  There is just today.

I have a great family.  I want to spend it with them wisely.  I am not promised of a tomorrow.  Many people forget what is really important in the world.  I want to remember what is important.

What is most important to you?

Missing You!

I’m missing my buddies on WordPress.  I haven’t even visited this site in a while.

Hello Sharon, Chris, Stephenie, Madison!  I am out of work now for the Summer, so I should have more time to read and catch up on your blogs.  Please forgive me for being out of touch.

I have been staying busy on Sparkpeople.com.  I absolutely love my teams!  Thanks, Chris, for telling me I wasn’t too old.  You inspired me  into beginning a new challenge.  My username on the site is ILOVECOFFEECAKE.  Check it out if you wish.  Tomorrow is the beginning of a new 10-week challenge, the 2009 Biggest Loser Fun In The Sun Summer Challenge.  There are 19 teams, each consisting of 25 members.  I am on the Cranberry team.  I was a Cranberry during the Spring Challenge also.  I lost 10 pounds, ran a 5K in 32.5 minutes, and gained a lot of muscle.  I am ready for this brand new challenge.

Is everyone ready for a great summer?  Looking forward to catch up on things!

Your friend,


A Life Of Promise

Hello everyone!

I am ready to start this blog up again.  I love to blog.  I’ve actually forgotten how helpful it is to write my thoughts down.  My thoughts are scattered this morning like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.


I feel like my whole life is scattered until I can get my thoughts together and decide just what it is that needs to be written down.  This morning I want to write about how I’ve missed writing on here, my recent vacation to the cabin, my progress in fitness through using Sparkpeople.com, my silly dogs, Spring, how life goes on so swiftly, training for my first 5K run, how I would love to have more time to do what I want to do, my dreams, God, and cannot stick to just one.

I love life.  I want to live it fully.  God has given me so many things to enjoy and share with others.  When I share, THAT is when I’m the happiest.  I guess this is what I was wanting to say.  I suddenly don’t feel so scattered anymore.  There is promise in today.  No need to feel scattered.

A Trip To The Roller Rink

Yesterday was a blast!!  My son and I went to his friend’s birthday party at a skating rink.  We had a top 10 day.

This was my son’s first time skating.  I was so proud of him.  He stayed with it and didn’t give up.  By the time the party was over he was skating in the middle of the rink and helping others up from their falls.

I used to skate pretty regularly when I was about nine years old.  My grandparents bought  me a pair of metal roller skates that adjust to your shoe size.  The skates were worn over my tennis shoes.  I would skate on the sidewalk, in the elementary auditorium(why the teachers allowed me I don’t know), and upstairs in our garage apartment.  The garage apartment was my private skating rink.  I took my grandma’s radio up there and jammed to the 80’s music.  Memories!!!  My favorite songs to skate with were Sad Eyes, Don’t Bring Me Down, Old-Time Rock and Roll, and Another One Bites The Dust.  When I learned to skate backwards I thought I was so cool. Once when I skated down the sidewalk in my hometown, a policeman came out of the town hall and warned me.  What a scare!


My son and I plan on doing this again and very soon.  I think he enjoyed it as much as I did.    For 90 minutes I was nine years old again.  Nothing can beat that feeling!!!!!


Hello.  It’s time to post again.  I am happy to say that even though my weight is the same this week, I have lost in inches!!



belly-1 and 1/2″

I have been tracking my calories on SPARKPEOPLE.COM.  Also, I have been drinking 8 cups of water/day.  I know there could have been a weight loss if I had exercised consistently.  I have joined a team that is beginning a 10 lb. weight loss challenge for the month of March.

This morning I worked out on the treadmill before work.  For 30 minutes I burn 186+  calories on the treadmill.  I walk  for the duration of one song and run during the next song, etc.  I plan on making morning workouts routine.  I also have strength training scheduled for today.  Strength training for me is Wednesday and Friday.  I work out on my Total Gym.  It’s great.


There are improvements being made here.  Slow maybe, but sure!!!

I Want To Lose 15 lbs In The Near Future?

The name of my site has not been relating to the past entries that have been posted lately.  I believe I have lost sight of my goal.  OK, how bad do I want to lose this weight?

Well, I really want to lose the belly fat.  And I want to fit into my jeans with plenty of room to spare.  I love jeans.  Jeans are supposed to be comfortable.  I would love to be fit as a cheerleader, too.


I was just thinking.  I would love to get involved in a competitive sport.  I would like to be part of a team.  That would be great.  I guess I’m too old for that.  But, I am young at heart.  I love friendly competition.

I have joined SPARKPEOPLE to use their nutrition information.  It has really helped in letting me see where my problems are.  I love sweets, eat too late, and eat the wrong foods.  I haven’t done too well on there.  I’m thinking of starting over again to be competitive on a SPARKTEAM.  I need something to spur me on!!!!!

OK, here’s to a new start!!!  I plan to post more on my progress from now on.  My steps are moving forward and the journey will be posted!!!!


Hello everybody,

Today I am just thankful for what I have in my life.  A great family, my job, the little boy I work with, no debts, my health, a nice place to come home to , my two miniature pinchers, the snow that has fallen, the wind blowing the snow,  the bright sunshine, the innocence and trust that I see in the faces of the little 3, 4, and 5 year-olds that I work with, my coffee, and the quiet moment that I am enjoying right now.