SPARK SOLUTION is Here! (and updates and stuff)
Hurrah! The Spark Solution is here! I had to force myself to stop reading it this morning, because I have a busy day planned already. It is plain to see that I am going to really love this book though :)
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Take That, Sneaky Pounds!
OK, so the scale showed a 4 pound loss two days ago, but today it shows that 2 of those pounds are still hovering nearby, and apparently landing on me and trying to hide themselves in all the other pounds, hoping to go unnoticed. I'm sure they a... Read more
SparkCoach Jen's Signature
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford
I'm borrowing this quote from Coach Jen's signature line because it's exactly what I neede... Read more
Not Really MIA, Just Taking Time to Heal
That's about it. OK, I also did a LOT of emotional eating, no doubt gained back the little bit of weight I lost (we'll see), and just had a major set-back. BUT, I still haven't quit or given up entirely, I guess I just gave up for that time. I n... Read more
Just Checking In
This abscess is significantly worse than I had thought, albeit getting better and better. I will probably end up getting this tooth pulled next week, which should put an end to all this.
As things currently stand, the swelling in my face ha... Read more
I'm really feeling motivated again, eating, breathing, dreaming about Spark People and Fitness and Healthy Foods. Good thing, too, since I'm a bit under the weather right now (really, just a ginormous abscess that's got my face swollen like a ba... Read more
7 side effects of drinking diet soda
I stopped drinking soda years ago, but not before I had already damaged my teeth, kidneys, and probably my bones as well. I urge my spark friends to stop using diet soda to replace sugary soda, or as a no calorie sweet treat. The things it's doi... Read more
Today's Spark Coach community assignment:
"Journal or blog about an area of your lifestyle that needs moderation. What can you do to change your attitude--and future outcomes?"
What an apt topic, considering the fact that I have just entered... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge
I have entered the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge with the hope of getting my sugar cravings under control. It might be just in time - or too late. Last night, while in the midst of an evening snack attack / chocolate craving, I decided to see ... Read more
Rest Days and Ginger Snaps
So yesterday was a R&R (rest and recovery) day Ė and I had a box of ginger snaps in my kitchen. That set things off and the rest of the day was just a downward spiral. R&R days alone are enough to make temptation irresistible, but add a little s... Read more
Accidental Maintenance First
Did you catch this DailySpark blog this morning? "Should You Maintain Your Weight before You Lose?" After I read it (oh, what the heck - WHILE I was reading it) I thought to myself (because that's who I usually think to if I'm thinking "to" som... Read more
All Systems Go, but Possible Danger Ahead!
Wow, this really does work if you do it right! Thatís 11 lbs. lost now (but my official weigh-in day isn't until Monday, so keep this on the DL). Surely no record weight loss, but itís a little more than a pound per week since I climbed back on ... Read more
Aches, Pains, and Inflammation, oh my!
So I'm thinking I may have waited a little too long to try to improve my health and fitness. Now it seems to be more a matter of keeping up with the deterioration than improving what I already had - once. For example, I am blessed with unexplain... Read more
Oh come ON!
I just spent a grueling, emotional hour writing a blog post...ALL in my own words, by the way, but when I clicked "Post Blog Entry" it would not post. Instead, I got a pop-up window that read "No HTML Please" and my post had vanished! It was imp... Read more