I am so terrible at blogging, I'm so inconsistent. I do a daily "accountability" letter to myself, offline, critiquing the previous day and planning the day ahead. It's the first thing I do when I get on the computer. Later, when I get to Spa... Read more
No more scheduled free days
Today is a fresh start. New month, revamped program. The main change – no scheduled free days, they don’t work for me. The 5 day challenges followed by a free day was not a good plan. I did good for those 5 days, but no matter how well I tho... Read more
Successful Second Challenge Start
5 Day Challenge -
1250 calories max
First week - 9/10-9/14 -
Free day - 9/15... Read more
Final treatment celebration
My Mom had her last radiation treatment yesterday. She said when she came out into the lobby the staff was all lined up and they read what she described as a "happy poem" to her. There was a big bell hanging on the wall, she was told to ring i... Read more
To my Unhealthy Self, 8/26
August 26, 2012
Dear Unhealthy me,
I looked in the mirror this morning and studied my reflection. I did not like what I saw. I’ve regained pounds that I lost more than 4 years ago and it definitely shows. I don’t look as healthy or ... Read more
Finally getting back in the groove
Rough couple of weeks. Had a sinus infection with a constant headache and face pain that prevented me from exercising. I also gave in to comfort eating, naughty, naughty me. I'm finally feeling better, the headache is now only minimal and the... Read more
Spark restart Stage 2
Still working on my Spark restart. Finished stage one, Fast Break. Working on Stage two now, Healthy Diet Habits. I'm concentrating on portion sizes, a problem of mine. I'm checking serving sizes on packages and measuring to be sure. I make... Read more
I came across my original food journals the other day from 2007-2008 when I first started Spark and began my weight loss journey. I looked through them and was struck by how my food choices changed over the months. I saw how I tried foods I ha... Read more
Day by Day
Still having mixed results getting back on track. Had some issues with my knee that lasted over 2 weeks (pain, stiffness, unable to bend). Couldn't do my regular exercise, which really threw me off. Being an emotional eater I overindulged, es... Read more
Back to Sparking a week now with mixed results -
Fruits/Veggies - doing great !
Sweets - fair, had a couple of days that I over indulged
Snacks - OK, most days I haven't had any snacks, but I chose sweets a couple times; did limit the s... Read more
Get My Spark Back Plan
I weighed in this morning - 6 pounds above my upper limit. I can blame that on the old eating habits I picked up again.
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Back from Spark Break
After a month long Spark break I think I'm ready to get back to my Sparking.
I spent time taking care of me and being available for my Mom. She had surgery for breast cancer just over two weeks ago and did very well. We brought her to ou... Read more
Taking a Spark break
In an effort to take better care of myself I’ve decided to move myself closer to the top of my care list. Multiple ongoing, longstanding stresses plus these new stresses are wearing me down and I need some focus. One of the things I’m going to... Read more
I apologize in advance for a downer blog.
April was not a good month.
In order from less important to major worrisome -
1 - My chronic pain has increased in intensity starting aout 2 months ago and nothing I've done has lessened it... Read more
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Week 3 review/Pity Party
Did better this week on my redo of Sweet Tooth Challenge week 3. For snacks I had carrots, yogurt, pretzels, peanut butter. I watched portions, especially with the peanut butter. Desserts were Greek yogurt. I still want to try some other sna... Read more