Domino Effect of Imbibing.......
I have done quite well, eliminating alcohol for the last two weeks. Last night, I had prepared a really nice dinner that just called out for white wine. We sat in the dining room, as the sun went down over the ocean, it was beautiful. But I s... Read more
Weigh your foods, my friends!!!
Thanks to my Spark friends, I did the food journal all day yesterday, and have gotten to a good start this morning.
Last night for dinner, I put pasta on a plate, the amount I felt would be normal. Then I weighed it. Oh my!!! When I realiz... Read more
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I was away from Spark because of my trip to Calistoga, and now I find it hard to get back to it. I lost weight when I was sick for two weeks, but I see myself returning to my eating patterns. It is so simple to lose weight: eat less calories, t... Read more
Spark Sparkler Addiction
I am becoming addicted to Spark! I think it is a healthy addiction. I just read their article on osteoarthritis. Now, "I know all that stuff", but I need continual reminders as motivation. The big three help prevent it: weight, exercise, and... Read more
thursday, 2/17/11- Food Showdown
Well, I see the point of the points. It is almost 8pm, I only had 19, so I thought I would post a blog. I thought I already had, wow, so easy to forget. I am getting regular with tracking my food. And then doing the end of the day analysis. I... Read more
Well, it is the eleventh day of this virus, and I am getting pretty sick of it. Then I think of the people in Japan, and well, my little problem is so petty.
I have not been able to do all the things I normally do for my 93 year old mother.... Read more
What is a waste of time?
Being sick combined with daylight savings time has upset my biological clock. I woke up at 9am this morning. Now it is 10 a.m. already, after fiddling with the computer. I hear people say,"oh I wasted so much time on the computer" I do not f... Read more
LOST 2 LBS.
Well, I lost 2 lbs. How? by eating whatever really appealed to me!!! Because I was sick with a bad virus, I could not eat very much. So, it is all about portion control. ha ha
If I craved a brownie, I ate a brownie. (but only one) If I c... Read more
Friday 3/11/11 Stop When You Have Had Enough
Where did the week go? I see I blogged on Monday, and now it is Friday already. I got a really bad virus, and I am just eating comfort foods, sort of like snacking all day long. Today I am going to do Spark once more.
I have this sinus pa... Read more
Monday Morning Again
Another Monday morning; another new start. I love starting over!!!
Wore the wrong shoes yesterday for a shopping trip, and now not sure if I will be able to go for my walk. I feel wiped out and it is only 6:30 am. Slept all night, though... Read more
Just figured out how to do the spark exercise tracker. Very excited to learn something new. I put my laptop in the living room where I have room, and I watched the exercise video and then did two exercises. Not much, but a start with a new r... Read more
Help with fitness tracker
I did a great walk yesterday, inspired by Spark's little map. It was so much fun to trace my route. I still do not exactly understand how to use the fitness tracker. I need some hints. For example, I wanted to put some exercise ball workouts i... Read more
I just discovered Spark's fitness tracker, and it is amazing. I was able to use this little map to create a walking route for myself. Then Spark calculated the calories burned. Just amazing to me. Also, I was able to find exercises with the fi... Read more
Spark Points and Scotland
Just discovered the Spark points game, and as a teacher, of course, I always used points, so the format is familiar to me. We need all the motivation we can get!!! I read the article on comfort foods because of the points, and now I want to pr... Read more
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A Week From Tuesday
Have not done a blog for a week and did not even realize I got "points" for doing it!! Well, I always liked writing in diaries since I was ten years old, so this is easy for me. What is not easy is drinking all that water. The reality is I act... Read more