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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I had a super time traveling...the high point was climbing around these cliffs & rocks...felt SO GREAT to be able to have a body that could MOVE around and navigate such tricky areas!

Another fellow and I swapped cameras so we could get photos of ourselves. Here I am celebrating myself and my SPARK accomplishments! (complete with the WRONG photo date!):

Here are a couple of short videos to give you a better idea of the terrain:

First the view from way down in the crevasses & brush:

Then the view from on high!

While traveling I went "astray" with my food choices much more than I really wanted, but am back and re-SPARKING myself toward ONEderland once again! I'm going to be SO ANGRY with myself if I've set myself back too far, but am going to channel that toward getting down to the BUSINESS of LIFE and LIVING with healthy food choices and working out! This business of "maintaining" and avoiding pitfalls, stumbles and backslides...treacherous stuff!

Enjoyed listening to Michael Pollan's audiobook "In Defense of Food" while on the go...such a FINE book which I HIGHLY recommend to EVERYONE out there! I've had so many suspicions along the way which Pollan confirms in his's so cool to hear someone famous echoing such similar thoughts...!


PS: For those of you who are close to your goal, maintaining or planning on reaching and maintaining your goal weights: I can't recommend highly enough that you check out ORIGAMIFREAK's great blogs here:

and here:

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FERRETLOVER1 12/3/2009 8:53AM

    Maintaining is truly hard - I have lost at least 100 or more lbs. several times & re-gained that & more. This time around, I have committed myself to not letting it happen again. I am worth the effort & so are you!

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ZELLAZM 12/3/2009 4:23AM

    Always knew you had your head in the clouds! emoticon

Great photo! Welcome back!

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JCORYCMA 12/2/2009 9:03PM

    Don, that's an awesome picture! I was naughty in my holiday travels last week too but as soon as I got home, I got back to my Sparking and feel like I'm in much better control. Tracking that nutrition does help...
Thanks for the blog links. I'll check them out!

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FRECKS96 12/2/2009 7:33PM

    Welcome Back! Glad you had a great trip and are re-energized.

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MOJAVEMAMA 12/2/2009 6:00PM

    Looks like Red Rock!!! Looks like you had a blast.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 12/2/2009 3:51PM

    Glad to hear you're back - AND back on track!

Your pics make me a little homesick for the brief 2.5 years I lived in the southwest...

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INTOTHEJAM2 12/2/2009 3:07PM

    Welcome back! Congrats on all of your success. You're a great inspiration to all of us on SP :)

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L*I*T*A* 12/2/2009 2:54PM

    nice to have you back..........looking fantastic too...........blessings and hugs..............lita

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ZIRCADIA 12/2/2009 2:50PM

    I LOVE that book - I also highly recommend a similar book, Food Matters, which echoes many of Pollan's principles but arrives at the conclusion from a world environmental health motivation. :)

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AZIMAT 12/2/2009 2:17PM

    Welcome back. You look terrific. Sound like a wonderful time.

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