Not just the good days
So I find that when I am in a positive mindset, things are easy(/ier) - Staying on track, Sparking, going to the gym,,,not going to the vending machine, drinking in all the water I can stand, Life is easy and blogging is fun.
However, I am... Read more
Where and how are you?
After many months, changes (some great, some not so great) and many pounds- I'm Sparking again.
Not for reasons that have motivated me before. I've come to the realization that I'm just not myself. I am a happy person by nature but have no... Read more
I am wondering what it is about numbers on the scale that impact my eating.
Recently, I reached a number range that I have not been close to in years.
I was happy.
I made great plans to continue and tried to calculate if I were able t... Read more
Sparklings- its been an interesting month or so.
Most notably, my fiancÚ and I have separated.
I'm still heartbroken and upset with him. Essentially, he had been, oh how to say this, "partaking in some extra curricular activities"
... Read more
This Thanksgiving I got engaged- I'm thrilled and scared.
Not the standard, "do I really want this person in my life forever" scared, but the "how am I going to look in the wedding video and pictures" scared.
But m... Read more
Its been a year since I wrote a blog...is that even possible?
Its been a year since I had my annual review at my job.
Its been a year since I wrote a blog.
Its been a year that I've been dating someone (ok, next month will be the year but work with me... :)
Its been a year since I bought my home. ... Read more
Why wait for New Years? New Goals for a New Month!
August is here and what better way to kick off a new set of goals then to:
1) Actually POST monthly goals
2) Take a fresh start and refocus!
I've seen a few Sparklers post their goals- some have long term, some have monthly and... Read more
Positive Thank You SparkAngels!
A fellow Sparkling is having a tough day. I can relate!
When I read thru some of my blobs from earlier this week, I think about my mindset. I was not in a positive place. I needed and got a LOT - and I mean A LOT of support and encourageme... Read more
What do you think of when you hear the word "Ownership"?
Items you own, accountability, contributions, etc?
The other day a coworker made a comment to me regarding my ex boyfriend. He has done security for the Olympics and is 6'7". We da... Read more
Baby Brownies Cause Major Backlash!
I reviewed my food log from yesterday - breakfast 240; lunch 300; dinner 400; snacks 1600 whoa- WHAT???
I knew I was going to a relatives home for dinner and tried to plan accordingly all day. Something happens to me when I walk in that ho... Read more
I recently lent my work ID to a coworker so she could access a washroom.
When she gave me back the ID, she chirpily said, "are you one of those people who never updates their drivers license picture either? (while smiling) How old is your ... Read more
When a goal represents more than a goal
To help with my weightloss success, I recently purchased a calendar to track my food and exercise goals and to capture random thoughts. I know, I'm so OLD SCHOOL putting pen to paper....but that's not the interesting thing- at least for THIS ent... Read more
Why cant food just be about nourishing my body?
So I started my new job and I realized an old habit has comfortably settled back into my routine.
Here's a little history:
Back when I was in school, one way to avoid homework was to eat. Eating somehow gave me a legitimate excuse as to ... Read more
dead battery in the scale excuse isnt worth its, well, weight in gold
Ok, I know I am falling into some older habits.
Here is the scenario:
I become more involved in life so it gets busy- helping friends with this, helping family with that, trying new things for myself (researching areas to buy my home... Read more
I am so "Beach Ready" Anyone care to join me?
Summer's fast approach brings the inevitable "ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER" headlines and newsclipps.
Every entertainment, variety, talk show type of program all explain either what the celebrities are wearing at the beach, who has the best be... Read more
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