A story of looking ahead
I have known this one individual as an old patient from the practice I used to run, as well as a teacher to a few of my kids.....I happened to bump into her last night at the science fair and had a short quick chat with her.
She is approach... Read more
I'm a big supporter of change.
Yup...I've found that if I don't change things up...I get complacent, and in a rut, and then things don't have any oomph...and I've found my get up and go, just got up and went without me ever realizing it!
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Tending the fire
Spring in February here on Long Island was replaced with Winter in March today...cold and biting, windy yet sunny.
In my fireplace, which hasn't been used once this winter, were tons of old papers that held good intentions as kindling somet... Read more
Slow & Steady
This time around....NSV's are like gold to me! The scale is sllooooooowly creeping down into my Mx range...and that is fine. It's not 2 pounds per week, like I'd want by far! So the NSV's are going to have to be a little bit more emphasized so... Read more
The next gen of Sparking
My son was working on a marketing project the other day comparing the different generations from the Baby Boomers on up...and what each generation looks for in products to buy and such....which got me to thinking about my own observations which ... Read more
Now that January is over, I'm going to do a little recap.
- NSVs a bunch!!!
+ clothes fit better
+ mood is steady thanks to oatmeal and vitamins (new additions to my routine)
+ house is neater and cleaner overall because I'm more cons... Read more
Those trying days
I literally have 10 minutes to write this...I have to get moving to get kids to work and school!
So why the quick blog? Because you know those negative feelings and deciding about how you react to reactions blog I wrote last week? Yeah, I... Read more
My scale can't make up it's mind
This morning, I'm completely in my birthday suit, 6am, right after I pee, and I pull out the scale that I have been using since I started Spark in 2008 to do my morning weigh in....and I step on.....
Let me digress for a minute: Being a mai... Read more
A message from the past
"Self-love is harder to figure out than self-loathing. It's easier to be mean than kind in many cases, and even more so when it comes to ourselves. Self-love takes discipline and acceptance of things we cannot change, and of accepting the challe... Read more
You decide your actions
Last week I wrote about NSV's and this week I kept up the same routine, but switched things up here and there - like exercise: I added reps and threw some other body-weight exercises into the mix...I'm actually on a streak of 14 days as of yeste... Read more
NSV and the "New Year, New You" mindset
I might not have lost a pound this week (or maybe I have bc I didn't weigh myself since before the holidays started)...but I will tell you this, I feel better and have a better attitude about life than I had in a long time. It just so happens t... Read more
Out with the old and in with the new
With every new year comes the good intentions, the hope for being better than the previous year....yadda yadda yadda....and then 2 weeks later, the big flop because our good intentions went right out the window with one or two derailing simple a... Read more
Remember where you've been
Now that I'm back in the swing of things again....Sparking, tracking, being more active and feeling more in control that I have in a long time...thi... Read more
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A week gone by...
I promised myself I'd blog a bit more, so here is a quick recap of the week of tracking...
Only 1 day off track and it only went up to 2100 calories..considering that was a party day, it's not too bad.
I didn't exercise exercise, but I... Read more