Background: I lost 50-60 pounds when I lived in Ecuador.
I retired, divorced, kids left for college, moved house in 2013. I ate. I gained back more than I had lost and yes, that's a very short period to have gained so much. As usual, ... Read more
I have had wonderful NPs and doctors for most of my career. Even living overseas, I felt that I was in good hands. I retired, came here, found a doctor in my insurance network and was ready to work with her as I had with my previous health car... Read more
The WooHoo jar lounge group focuses on reminding ourselves of the positive things we do. Heck, we all KNOW what we're doing wrong and beat ourselves up for it all the time. Today, I am posting three things I've done recently that are good for ... Read more
What has been happening?
Nutshell since last blog:
The guy I met in the city and I had two dates. No spark there, so that's fine. We tried. Then I met another man I've been seeing from time to time. I'm not in love and I'... Read more
I'm starting to get out there to try to meet people. I'm on a couple of on line dating sites. I try very hard to be honest because I'm tired of not getting second dates. If they don't like me as I am, then let's not even get started, right?
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And neither am I!
The SP team for my area has been inactive for a very long time. I finally broke down and decided to offer to lead the team figuring I couldn't do any damage to it. There are thousands of members, yet no activity on the... Read more
I had gained so much weight that I was over my previous highest weight. When I started again this time, I made my first goal to reach my previous highest weight by my birthday, which was yesterday.
I made it!
I hadn't adjusted my l... Read more
For the last three nights, I have had very frequently interrupted sleep. I'm exhausted. It should be fine soon, but today, I have no energy. I stayed home all day and my fitbit is showing a meagre 1,237 steps.
It is STILL a good spark d... Read more
My challenge today is to write down a letter of encouragement to myself. I'm to think how I would encourage a friend and say those things to myself. I know I'm very critical of myself and I will rewrite several of these lines to make sure that... Read more
My daughter gave me a mushroom farm and it has been producing gorgeous fresh shiitakes. I have made mushrooms with brown and wild rice, a mushroom omelette, Thai soup with mushrooms. . . I will let you know when I start to be tired of mushrooms... Read more
If you go through my blog, there's definitely a theme . . . starting again. Starting over. Not giving up.
That last, fortunately, is the one that applies today. I have been tracking my food for over a week and I stayed within my calori... Read more
This post is inspired by ADARKARA.
I love to eat. I think that is obvious, don't you? I love to eat so much that I eat too quickly to feel full and start looking for more to eat and then become overfull by the time the brain kicks in to t... Read more
It seems that while I was losing weight, I was blogging. Perhaps I should listen to that. Today SP will be swamped with the annual resolutions and that's great. Yes, a lot of people don't keep them, but I did keep mine one year and lost a lot... Read more
One of today's daily Spark videos is this:
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/dailyspark-videos-det ail.asp?video=54
(This is a gender normative post because I'm straight and these are my experiences. I understand t... Read more