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Spicy Sparkologist Week 6: July experiment update.

Sunday, July 05, 2015      3 comments

Experiments are great as long as they are helping you come to a conclusion. And my first 6 weeks as a Spicy Sparkologist has certainly done that. Here is a major lesson I learned in those first 6 weeks. Plans don't work unless you work the ... Read more

Spicy Sparkologist July Experiment

Saturday, June 27, 2015      4 comments

Experimenting evokes all kinds of mischief for me. Trying something and waiting to see what happens activates my curiosity and anticipation signals. Back in the 20th century, Weight Watchers was my experiment of choice. The group setting ... Read more

Spicy Sparkologist heading into week 6

Thursday, June 25, 2015      3 comments

Here's a mini lab report in progress thus far followed by my original experiment as posted in our tracking thread. My goals were to lose 12 pounds in the twelve week challenge. At the start of week 6, I've lost 3. Continuing on this track, ... Read more

What the heck is my problem? Sneak peak into my crazy.

Monday, June 22, 2015      7 comments

So, it's been a couple of weeks since I purposely worked out. I've tracked and done pretty great nutritionally, so what the heck is my problem exercising? I usually get this right and the nutrition wrong. Uggh A quick nod to my friends on t... Read more

Personality test: This is only a test.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      2 comments

ACK! I am having my personality tested in every possible way. It's uncomfortable, it's challenging, and yeah, I probably know it's good for me. Maybe, just maybe, if I pass I will finally have a long lasting healthy lifestyle. Test 1: I'm a... Read more

Walking the line between all in and wiggle room.

Monday, June 15, 2015      8 comments

I'm 42. I've been dieting since the age of 16. During that time, I've weighed anywhere between 142 and 206 pounds. My sweet spot usually is in the lower 160's. I feel healthy there, and now, I weigh in the lower 190's. Something else has fluctu... Read more

Spicy Sparkologist Week 3 Lab report

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      5 comments

This is my experiment as posted on the team tracking thread with notes in parenthesis. Jen's Specific Aims: 1. Lose at least 12 pounds. (I am up 2 pounds from pre-challenge and 4 pounds from week 1 weigh in..TOM is a factor, but no wo... Read more

Intentional living.

Monday, June 08, 2015      3 comments

In this age of super distraction, it is easy to allow other people to drive our moods and even our lives. Whether it's the news, newsfeed or insane to-do lists we can find our lives absolutely full of nothing. I remember when I said enough ... Read more

Spicy Sparkologist Experiment Week 2

Thursday, June 04, 2015      6 comments

Results: Down 1 pound Observations: I really enjoy having a challenge. I got almost 70k steps in 5 days. My fitbit challenge really pushed me, and I kind of enjoy that. Didn't know I was the competitive type. Still no resistanc... Read more

The missing link?

Monday, June 01, 2015      6 comments

I subscribe to a website called Financial Mentor. I don't get paid by them, I would even begin to know how if I did. I'm only prefacing the rest of my blog entry with this for sourcing purposes. I came across one of the websites articles today t... Read more

Taking the good with the bad.

Monday, June 01, 2015      2 comments

It's so fun to post a loss or non-scale victory. I love encouraging other people on their journeys. Today, hasn't been stellar for me. The weekend was a mixed bag of victories and setbacks. So, what's my point? Any journey, whether it's acr... Read more

Spicy Sparkologist Experiment week 1

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      6 comments

Results: Maintained. Observations: There were some inconsistencies in my plan. I allowed diet pop to come back into the picture instead of my Green Tea. While I did track thoroughly, I did not stay within my ranges. ... Read more

Ch ch ch ch ch change.

Sunday, May 24, 2015      3 comments

"All great changes are preceded by chaos." Deepak Chopra My grandfather used to quote the Three Stooges skit, Niagra Falls to me as a kid. He used to say, "Step by step, inch by inch, slowly I turn." That's how weight loss really goes,... Read more

Staying on track with emotional pain in tow.

Thursday, May 21, 2015      3 comments

I really don't want to get mega personal on here, so I'll keep it kind of vague. This week I experienced some pretty tough, raw and emotional moments. Those were quickly followed by emotional numbness. My friends would tell you I avoid strong em... Read more

Positive Self WALK

Sunday, May 17, 2015      3 comments

My mind goes a lot fast than I do on my walks. Today was no exception. I found my mind chattering a lot today and about 30 minutes in, I started to pay attention and direct it better. Here's how it all went down. I started walking and it lo... Read more


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