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6:30 am; woke at 5am--seems to be a pattern, but that is okay with me. I am really a morning person. I love gardening, but my body can barely do it anymore, how ironic, I finally have the time to do it because I am retired, but my physical shap... Read more
I have been thinking a lot about habits. When I got a new car, there were several habits I had to change and IT WAS HARD. Four times the AAA had to come because my car would not start because somehow I did close the door hard enough and the li... Read more
Hate to Stop
I just hate to miss one day of the blog, because I know that could be the start of a slippery slope to non-Sparking. I had trouble sleeping last night, found a big spider in my bed at 2am, and so woke up later than usual. Out of my routine. But... Read more
It is 6 am, and I woke up to a glorious day. After all the rain, fog, and greyness, this day is a total gift!! But without the contrast, how would I know it is glorious???... Read more
Looking to share food tracker
I have definitely, finally, got into the habit of honestly tracking every morsel I put into my mouth. Even a stick of gum!!! I would like to find a buddy with whom I can share the food and fitness trackers. We could check up on each other wit... Read more
No Lunch Not A Smart Thing
Where am I? Right now I am starving. It is 3pm. Very strange how one day 800 calories is enough to satisfy until dinner, and now today, it certainly is NOT.
Maybe I will have a cup of coffee.
One reason I think I am not satisfied is t... Read more
End of Day
Usually I do this blog at the beginning of the day, but I woke up at 9 am and did not get dressed until 11am!!! It is great to be retired.... Read more
Just looked it up; 100 grams of French Fries is 200 calories. I still do not have a mental picture of what that looks like. I bet it is very small. I realize eating out is my total downfall. I eat out with my fiance and if I do not eat all the ... Read more
100 Grams of French Fries
I am very proud that I have been consistent in checking in every day and doing the food journal. I still cannot get to 1800 calories a day. It is amazing to me how hard that is. But I feel hopeful. At least now, with the food journal, I reall... Read more
I give myself a compliment as last night's dinner at a restaurant was delicious and I was not stuffed or overdid it. Still went over 2000 calories.... Read more
I am going for a computer lesson at Apple at 8 am, so I cannot do my walk this morning. I have been consistent about checking in with Spark every day, so that is a plus. The calories are still way too high, but at least I am confronting the iss... Read more
Disappointed that I had too many calories yesterday. Boy, do they add up fast, fast, fast. It is actually hard to believe!!! Okay, so my goal for today is 300 for breakfast, 300 for lunch, 100 snack, and the dinner could be 1000 or even 1100. ... Read more
Another New Sparkler!
I just discovered how I can search my favorites. I can type in "coffee" and all my favorites that have that word in it come up. I am amazed. This makes doing the food journal so much more efficient. I tried it for "milk" same thing. I did not... Read more
Just got the report that I have osteoporosis. However, I do not exactly know what the numbers mean. How bad is it? do I have a little osteo? a lot osteo? what percent of women my age have the same amount of bone loss? My mother has broken ju... Read more
A New Day
Today is a beautiful new day!!! I am pleased that I have incorporated the Spark Habit into my morning routine. I now go to Spark first, before reading email, as I have my morning cup of coffee. It is a good way to start the day.... Read more