ADVENTURGRL's SparkPeople Blog ADVENTURGRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I've been sparked! I had noticed an acquaintance was looking better every time I saw her and thought to myself that she is definitely doing something right. She is now my friend and last night she mentioned "spark people' I thought AH-HA! She sparkles! I mentioned I had joined and became a vegetarian in Feb. and slowly moved away from SP to focus on that and recently began a raw food challenge. She quickly commented that there are raw foodies on Spark too :) <BR> It was exactly what I needed to make my way back... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:05:42 EST OOps! You have gone alittle off track That is what I read this morning after I put my weight into a contest I join in January. <BR> *laugh* I'd say I'm alittle off track considering I gained 3 lbs back. I'm not devastated like I use to be in the past and just 'go back to sleep' and rejoin my old lifestyle chalking this attempt up to another 'oh well! you tried Bonnie" <BR> <BR> Nope, not me! I know what to do--I have been reading and learning. <BR> <BR> I go back to what was working before. I have become a vegetarian this past ... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 07:11:42 EST Filled with Grace I'm just Grateful today! For finding Sparkpeople, for the motivation it has provided me but most importantly, for the community I have found and I am just beginning! <BR> I often go to new sparkpages to welcome people (I love random acts of welcome) ;) and I met Noa who led me to a wonderful group where I have met the most amazing women. <BR> <BR> I have felt so many levels of healing happening for me since I found this site. What started as opportunity to lose some weight has truly turned i... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 05:36:15 EST new competition--who has the worst fat picture?? HaHa <BR> What a turnabout--I was always running from the camera or erasing photos my husband took. Hiding behind family members for photos and now--I just got off the phone with my sister (a new sparkster) and we laughed so hard saying let's find out "porkiest fat " photo and post it! let's see who has the worse one (She is DreamofRussia) ..haha--I went through my husband's laptop (he is the keeper of the photos) and found some of's like I am looking for the first time. I'm not lookin... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:14:23 EST Monday's weigh-in ..woohooo Well, it's Monday and I always have mixed emotions on a Monday :) I actually love Mondays--always have ;) <BR> <BR> Anyways, did my weigh-in this morning and am down 6lbs since last week. wow! <BR> I have also lost 6 inches sinces I started my program (I'm in week 3 now) <BR> <BR> It's odd because I am not over the moon..maybe that is what is different this time..I have focused so much on the weight before--focused--ha! how about obsessed ;) and as one of the articles I read today stated--... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:33:42 EST So Inspired I have been so inspired by stories on Sparkpeople. I'm so excited that I just spoke to my wonderful sister (we have both battled our weight all our lives) and tuned her into sparkpeople and she was signing up as we were talking on the phone! I'm so proud of her--of us! <BR> <BR> I have discovered my new passion--ecstatic dance by Gabrielle Roth. I have never experienced anything like it! She calls it saying your prayers through dance..sweating your prayers and it is outstanding! As soon as ... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:08:20 EST No more excuses and 1/2 attempts here goes :) <BR> <BR> I am going to post my Fast Break Goals (My book arrived yesterday) <BR> <BR> 1) Drink 8 cups of water per day <BR> <BR> 2) Exercise 10 a min of 10 minutes per day <BR> <BR> 3) Post on blog everyday that I have completed my goals for accountability. <BR> <BR> I'm scattered and am going in different directions all at once so I will focus on Sparkpeople and commit to changes. This is the best site I have found (and trust me--I have visisted most of them ;)) I... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:05:00 EST