Day Five of Challenge
So far, have not been able to stay in calorie range. Today is a new day.... Read more
I have been consistent with going to Spark every day.
I have been consistent with not eating within my calorie range.
Very consistent with that.
I keep changing the range, upping it, yet I still cannot stay within it. ... Read more
How to make suggestions for spark improvement
I can't figure out if there is a place to go where suggestions will be heard by someone official at spark. I have three:
1. Update the trivia questions, or add to them, they are actually very good, so keep the ones they have, but add.
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Trivia and babies
Everyone gets used to foods tasting a certain way. I just read where the fetus tastes the foods the mother eats and develops food preferences that early in life. (maybe taste is the wrong word here!!!) My daughter is pregnant so I tune into in... Read more
Taste Buds Rule
I have to face the fact that I really like good food, or food that tastes a certain way, and if I make a diet Spark recipe and it does not appeal to me, even if others rate it as great, well, that sets me back, because then I feel sorry for myse... Read more
How did I miss Thursday?
Is it Friday already? I missed doing the Thursday blog. I am going to get back to reporting successes and non successes throughout the day.
9 am Success
365 calories for breakfast
3 strength exercises executed
12 noon Score one ... Read more
Hat and mittens
Walked 2 miles first thing this morning, getting ready for 5% challenge. Want to get cute matching hat and gloves for cold weather walking!! Will be motivating. Any excuse to spend money. ha ha
Have to admit, have not really lost much weig... Read more
Oh, my, I was so proud of myself yesterday. I needed computer paper (after printing out all those spark recipes), and instead of mindlessly getting in the car and going to Office Max, where it is cheaper, I decided to walk to Walgreens, where i... Read more
The retired life....
Woke up at 4:45 am!!! Am going to join the 5% winter challenge. And being holiday season, it truly will be a challenge!!! Since I retired, though, I have to admit, my life is really easy. I have plenty of time to do spark, look up calories, go ... Read more
Thanksgiving Four Day Weekend
Thanksgiving seems to be a four day weekend in America. I was happy to see all the people out and about, in restaurants, and in coffee shops, in the park, and at the ocean ---with their families who were visiting. I feel very sad because my da... Read more
Got a good start; walked 2 miles; just did more strength exercises than have done all month; now I need to set my challenge goals.... Read more
Thanks for giving
It is 6 am; I woke up at 5 am. I think I should take a day off of tracking, but I am still going to read all my spark mail.
I must say I truly appreciate and give thanks to all the people here on spark who have been so giving with their wor... Read more
I made a vow to record my spark dinner every evening and then see if I needed calcium and either drink a glass of milk (nonfat, of course) or take a calcium pill. (got chewy ones, accidentally the child size, so have to chew four of them and the... Read more
When a person is truly trying to restrict calories, every little bit counts. I find myself unconsciously cheating. For example, I put real whipping cream in my coffee, (because it was left over and I did not want to waste it. ha ha) It was str... Read more
A NEW FOOD
Tonight I tried whole wheat pasta and it was just fine. I mixed it with frozen peas and cheddar cheese, sprinkled some sliced almonds on top, and it was actually quite good.... Read more