I've been on the curcurmin for about a month now and so far have noticed no changes. I started with one capsule daily and increased to 2 daily after about 2 weeks. I'm not sure how long it should take to notice effects but I do know that most ... Read more
Saw my doc today for my regular checkup and discussed with her some changes I'd like to try with my meds. I want to try, again, to get more affordable health insurance. Every time I apply I'm turned down, the main reason - taking "too many" pr... Read more
Three Years at Goal !!!
Three years ago today I reached my goal weight, losing 46 pounds, going from 196 to 150. Over those first few months I found 150 hard to maintain and regained 5 pounds, setting my desired weight range at 152-157. I've stayed in that range, rar... Read more
So far so good
So far so good, doing well at getting back on track. Feels good to be back to healthy eating and regular exercise.
I'm using my food journal, getting 6 fruit/veg servings most days, exercising at least 30" most days and really focusing o... Read more
Getting Back on Track (Finally)
I'm finally getting back on track. Now that the holidays are over, company is gone, and all (or most) of the various stresses that have plagued me the past year or so are are gone or going, I can really refocus on my healthy eating and exercise... Read more
For the past week I've been reminding myself to smile and I really think it's helping. I feel a little more positive today than I did a week ago. I even tell myself to smile when I'm exercising. My husband showed me how to turn on his big spe... Read more
Working on being positive
Starting today I'm going to really work on my attitude. For too long I've been giving in to negativity. Every day I tell myself to think positive and stop looking for/expecting the worse. It's past time to work on this. Even if all ... Read more
Out with the old
I'm starting out with a clean slate. Out with the old, and eventually, in with the new. I've quit all my teams. I had quit all but one several weeks ago for various reasons, mostly because I felt I wasn't getting anything out of them. One I ... Read more
Getting back to business
After taking a Spark break I'm getting myself back on track. Had a couple of rough months that really got me down, starting with another denial of health insurance, this time because I have arthritis! Ridiculous! I have Blue Cross/Blue Shield... Read more
Today's Affirmation -
I eat what is good for me.
Starting my 5 day monthly refresher chall... Read more
Two Years at Goal !!!
Today I'm celebrating 2 years since reaching my weight loss goal !!! I bought myself a new stabilit... Read more
This week's plan
Plan for this week -
Exercise - at least 30" of cardio at least 4 days this week
strength exercises at least twice this week
Eating plan - continue with the food journal, recording calories, fiber, fruit/veg servi... Read more
My Mom's having a small flare right now, possibly from adding some questionable foods back into her diet. Her doc increased her med the other day and it seems to be helping. I suggested she keep track of what she eats and if it causes any prob... Read more
One day at a time
I talked to my Mom yesterday, and she's feeling so much better. We talk every few days. All my stress began with her illness in November. We were so worried about her. She was hospitalized for severe anemia from weeks of bloody diarrhea that... Read more
Need a re-Spark
It's been a difficult few months for me. Since mid November I've been dealing with a long list of stresses, one right after another, piled on top of each other, that have dimmed my Spark. Most of the stresses have been resolved, some in a goo... Read more
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