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A book found me

Tuesday, November 19, 2013      5 comments

I woke up pretty excited and full of energy at 5:30am. Yesterday was my first day of better eating. I have tried to go low carb in the past and it was successful both times. I didn't stick with it because my brain wasn't on board. I actually... Read more

When motivation is lost, how I got it back! For Elizabeth

Monday, November 04, 2013      7 comments

Here I went again! Going along enjoying my progress so far - a 28 lb weight loss over a year and then BAM! lose focus! It sneaks in quietly, the grazing, mindless snacking here and there, second helpings, tighter clothes after all that hard wo... Read more

A few words about fasting

Monday, July 22, 2013      3 comments

I joined Spark a bit over a year ago, lost 25 lbs through healthy eating and exercise and was looking to lose more; I gained over the holidays and by this last June was starting to creep up even more by a pound a week. I heard about this eating... Read more

I played Candy Crush saga and gained 3 lbs!

Monday, June 03, 2013      3 comments

As May drew to a close and my 30 day streak of smaller portions is ending, I've been reflecting on how to continue my journey. I've been writing this blog in my head for 3 days shortly after I weighed myself only to discover a 3lb gain. I'v... Read more

The road to smaller portions

Thursday, May 16, 2013      3 comments

This is Day 9 of my 30 day streak. I was already into a commitment to cut the sugary snacks out. In doing so, I was starting to heap anything that was non-sugary onto my plate thus defeating the purpose of cutting out sweets! During this t... Read more

The number on the scale is not my self-worth

Sunday, May 12, 2013      2 comments

nor it is a true measure of my weight. For those of us who do weigh in daily, we understand and accept that there are normal fluctuations and these things don't bother us in the least. The scale is just a morning ritual, a little guideline. ... Read more

whopper of a head cold during my streak

Saturday, May 11, 2013      3 comments

I'm honestly happy. This cough and runny nose is proof that I'm doing great on my smaller portions and fitness. My body is ridding itself of toxins in a big way, helping me along to better health. So, my adjustments for today are rest, only l... Read more

30 day streaks

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      3 comments

I read yesterday that you can change any habit in your life if you live the habit that you want to achieve for 30 days straight. The advice is to best to tackle one thing at a time so that it has all your focus. I thought of so many things tha... Read more

Walk to the lighthouse

Wednesday, May 01, 2013      2 comments

5.3 miles today. Conditions were perfect, morning low tide, no rain predicted. We planned a hike in the morning to the lighthouse that we can see in the distance whenever we take a beach hike. We started out with pep in our step, trail mix an... Read more

one year later

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      2 comments

I'm approaching my one year Spark anniversary. I had a higher weight loss goal than 20 lbs for a year but I did lose 20 lbs and it's still off so that is good. I will focus on that. Even if I don't lose any weight this next year and I keep of... Read more

Unexpected inspiration today from my 18 yr old niece

Thursday, April 25, 2013      4 comments

She posted this to her Facebook page today: This past month I have learned something. Something that I already knew, I just needed to hear it from a mouth other than my own. You are truly stronger than excuses. To me this means get off your la... Read more

The only thing I have to do

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      2 comments

The only thing I have to do is eat and be the fit person I want to be, as I plan to do each day for the rest of my life. If I think of today's activities as something I'm temporarily doing to reach a certain goal (weight, clothing size, level o... Read more

Something that helped me get back on track

Saturday, January 05, 2013      6 comments

It's just a small thing, but as I lost 25 lbs over the summer, I'd been adding Crystal Light pink lemonade flavor to my daily water. Over the holidays and then during my failed first week of trying to recover, I'd forgotten about adding the Cry... Read more

Back on Track - not as easy as pie

Saturday, January 05, 2013      2 comments

Like many of us, I took a planned break for the holidays. By allowing myself that pumpkin pie and foods that I'd restricted for the last 6 months, I did gain 5 lbs. I had continued to exercise regularly and continued my water intake throughout... Read more

My plan for Thanksgiving - might surprise you :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012      5 comments

Since joining Spark in May, I've tried 2 different "eating plans". The first 2 weeks I followed a set list of foods that I could and could not eat, pretty much unlimited amounts. I stuck to it, tracked it, couldn't wait for it to be over but d... Read more


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