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Wicked and weird

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      13 comments

An absolutely rotten start to my day. Had to skip breakfast because I was getting blood tests -- no food or drink for ten hours prior to the test. That was difficult because I always eat within a half hour of rising. I felt dismal and was in a f... Read more

Watch that monkey mind fly!

Saturday, January 28, 2012      8 comments

Dear Sparktacular friends, I just wanted to catch you up, tell you all how things have been going. I went off the rails a bit in December. It wasn't too horrific, but I stopped tracking. I did however, stay fairly moderate in my eating... Read more

Keep knitting

Thursday, January 12, 2012      11 comments

For Christmas I knit some socks for my sister and a scarf for my mom. I learned to knit as a kid, but hadn't ever done any complicated projects because I wasn't comfortable following a pattern. Read more

Spark it up

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      12 comments

I'm so happy to be back at home! It takes leaving for a while to show me how much I love it here. My holidays were spent in the mountains, where my sister is raising her son, and where my mom relocated after she retired. The air is very thi... Read more

The spiral of change

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      12 comments

Picture a spiral, then picture yourself moving along it. Imagine the point at which you start is the beginning of your work on a particular issue. For me, the issue I'm working on is how I use unhealthy actions like overeating to try to cop... Read more

The most beautiful body

Saturday, December 17, 2011      17 comments

I went to the office Xmas party tonight. Ate a little too much… I looked at all the ladies' pretty dresses and their sparkly jewellery, wishing I'd had time to buy a new outfit. I only have one frock, and it's a summer dress that's now much too ... Read more

Umm... too much information?

Thursday, December 15, 2011      13 comments

Today was a good day. I am back on track and taking no crap! Back to being careful with my food intake! Some things really help. 1) Keeping a lot of food in the house. This makes me eat more veggies because I don't want them to spoil. It ke... Read more

Warning: this is a sad blog

Thursday, December 15, 2011      17 comments

I've been in a funk. My friend has cancer again, and since it came back so quickly, this time his chances of survival are extremely low. He is five years old. He and his family were my downstairs neighbours for several years, and now we are... Read more

Strength training is the BEST. THING. EVER.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011      19 comments

The scale hasn't budged since I started strength training 6 weeks ago. There are a few reasons for that, and I could be sad about it, especially because I was losing about 7 pounds a month for the preceding 5 months. But since I started strength... Read more

I'm baaaaaaack!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      12 comments

I sent off my CV tonight, so I've done it! I applied for a job I really want and probably won't get, put myself out there, took a risk, told my boss that I was applying…. It's an internal position, so I had to tell him, even though I know the ch... Read more

Marcia's kindness

Friday, October 28, 2011      11 comments

A close friend's mom died two days ago, from brain cancer. She was an amazing woman, so full of life and love. What I found most remarkable and comfortable and lovely about her was how non-judgemental she was. Read more

How playing the cello helped me lose weight

Tuesday, October 25, 2011      16 comments

I recently saw that playing a musical instrument is in the Fitness Tracker! WHAT?!?!? Apparently, I can burn 334 calories an hour playing my cello! I still don't count it in my fitness minutes though. Even though I have occasionally broken a sw... Read more

Bodywork, tune-up, major repairs

Friday, October 21, 2011      12 comments

I just read Harold and Maude. It's a charming little book. It's really just the movie's screenplay that they published as a novel. Here's a passage from it that I loved: -- "I knew a man once who used to like working with cars. A Germ... Read more

So much Sparkly LOOOOOOVE!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011      9 comments

Thank you all so much for the wonderful support and kind words and advice and sympathy. Not just sympathy, but real empathy, because I know you've all been there or been in a similar struggle of your own. I planned to get back to each of yo... Read more

A little Spark love, please....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011      18 comments

I'm eating for comfort sometimes, and for reward. I'm eating sweets. It doesn't feel good. There are some reasons, I'm sure, and I examine them to try to find solutions. 1) I miss summer fruit. It really did do away with my sugar cravi... Read more


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