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Staying relevant

Sunday, August 12, 2012      1 comments

I continue to monitor what I eat and my weight remains exactly the same. It doesn't change on days that I eat less, work out or not work out. I must really be delusional or bad at basic math. If I am eating between 1200-1800 calories a day and... Read more

Back from vacation

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      2 comments

Don't know why I strayed from keeping up with Spark. I have a house full of guests and finally decided to resume my Spark journey. No weight loss since I began, no lifestyle changes to speak of. Just like WW, 6 months later, I have negligibl... Read more

Putting time between cravings and satisfaction

Saturday, May 05, 2012      2 comments

For me it's not so much eating out of boredom as it is eating while reading. Old bad habit - while in junior college many years ago I would come home from school, take one of the four rows of saltine crackers from the kitchen, return to my room... Read more

Weight Gain

Thursday, April 26, 2012      1 comments

I am getting use to eating less calories although counting calories is harder when I eat away from my home. My exercise program is suffering this week and last week. Everyone has 10 minutes every day - where is mine today?! Cruising every aisl... Read more


Monday, April 23, 2012      1 comments

About 4 years ago I joined a popular weight loss program with my daughter and in 6 months I managed to lose .6 of a pound. No one was more diligent or honest than I was - imagine my disappointment. Not being able to afford to pay for that pro... Read more


Saturday, April 21, 2012      0 comments

I read Beth's Blog, 'A letter to the Haters" a few days ago. The next night I had dinner out and had an eye opening experience, thanks to Beth's words. I was seated near a youngish couple and a baby. The couple were a good looking pair, mid t... Read more

Spark less

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      3 comments

Being away from reliable internet for a few days showed me how important my tracking and eating responsibilities have become. I was able to keep note or write down most of my 'behavior' but was bummed that I was unable to track, record, read sp... Read more


Tuesday, April 03, 2012      0 comments

is more than the absence of disease. It is an attitude, a way of looking at things all of the time. Wellness can be simple, it can be personal, and it can be learned.... Read more

Meg's Taco Seasoning Recipe

Monday, April 02, 2012      3 comments

DD gave us a small turkey yesterday which we baked for supper and enjoyed with a small bit of dressing and some homegrown steamed carrots. Yum! Craving carbohydrates today, I chopped up some turkey and onion and made Meg's recipe for taco seas... Read more


Sunday, April 01, 2012      2 comments

Hard to figure out some of my eating quirks. I am trying to stay on the low end of my calorie range and within the range for proteins, fats and carbs but it seems unfair that a piece of cheese is so deadly. With all of the activity and people ... Read more


Saturday, March 31, 2012      2 comments

A pat on the back for moving through the week with less than perfect health. Am feeling good, managing to eat right & no guilt when I splurged tonight with 2 oz of Kettle Salt and Vinegar chips. I like the tips from the message boards and hope... Read more

Feeling Better

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      0 comments

Sure glad that the acid indigestion or whatever has moved on. Difficult yesterday, hard to even drink water and I am not surprised that my calorie intake was too low. It is good that I am getting the hang of using Spark. I am certainly committ... Read more

Week 1 Weigh In

Monday, March 26, 2012      0 comments

I weighed myself today for the first time since starting SP. The scale has not moved. I changed the battery. The scale remained the same. I changed the battery a second time. No change. Rather than brood all day, I made more careful measur... Read more

Garden Time

Monday, March 26, 2012      1 comments

Today I wanted to get some garden things done, but ended up recovering the patio bar stools. I used some cool material, blue and white stripes, almost a canvas but slicker, hopefully sun proof, and was able to do all 4 stools in an afternoon.... Read more

Spark Recipe - umm umm good!

Saturday, March 24, 2012      3 comments

I made a Spark Recipe (Chef Meg's Simple Quinoa and Vegetables tonight. Loved it! Easy to put together, paired with salmon and a small glass of chardonnay. I am not passionate about cooking at all and really could eat a bean and cheese burrit... Read more

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