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Uh-Oh . . . Oh Well . . . Oh YES!

Monday, January 30, 2012      12 comments

I'm running late to leave for strength training group. Uh-Oh! My workout pants are in the washer. Oh well. No choice but to wear these old sweats in the bottom of the drawer---- but I know they're too small, pretty tight. Oh well, ... Read more

Flip Side of Clean Eating

Friday, January 27, 2012      12 comments

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On Store Shelf --- Had to Laugh

Thursday, January 26, 2012      16 comments

Finally ---- truth in labelling!! For years research has shown that many processed foods are engineered to make us want more and buy more. Now it's right in the name!... Read more

A Big Little Classic

Saturday, January 21, 2012      7 comments

I have a treasured Spark friend who has supported me from the beginning of this Spark journey. She is noticing some ways in which we're not as young as we used to be. I wanted to offer an alternate image that came to mind: Read more

Behave Your Way to Success

Friday, January 20, 2012      5 comments

"There comes a time in the healing process where you have to just behave your way to success. You're experiencing such an onslaught of emotion, and I have empathy for that, I really do. But you have to make a choice to do the things you need to... Read more

On the Spot AND Spot On

Thursday, January 19, 2012      5 comments

I saw the television host Rachael Ray interview Jennifer Hudson, the recording artist and Oscar winner who has lost 80 pounds with Weight Watchers and wears size 6. I sat up on the edge of my seat when I heard Rachael ask her, "How do you... Read more

Basket Case

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      8 comments

On a church sign: DON'T GIVE UP! MOSES WAS ONCE A BASKET CASE! emoticon... Read more

I Love Spark Graphs!

Saturday, January 14, 2012      10 comments

I have been tracking all my food, good and bad, for two months now. I almost always look at the totals and the "how am I doing in different categories" reports, but tonight I looked at the GRAPHS. Cool! So revealing! I knew I was staying... Read more

Plan : Hunger issue

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      11 comments

Strategies to try ----because I'm a lot hungrier lately. Increase my percentage of protein. Eat more beans. Drink greater percentage of water in earlier part of day (I've had 12 cups consistently for 7 weeks, only missing goal on ... Read more

Facing Fear - Quote Digest 25

Saturday, January 07, 2012      6 comments

Your playing small does not serve the world . . . as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Will... Read more

Goal Shirt for a Spark Buddy

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      5 comments

A SparkFriend and long-time encourager is in a new competition at the gym. They're offering prizes, but I promised my own virtual reward, so here's my concept of a new shirt for a healthier, stronger Spark Friend to wear to Australia. Read more

Sodium Hangover

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      10 comments

I don't like the way I feel today, and I'm recording it so I'll remember (and avoid it next time). There's a horrible taste in my mouth that I can't wash out. My weight is up 1.3 pounds even though I stayed in calorie range the last two d... Read more

Goals for January 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012      6 comments

"Driven by Faith" Spark Team asked us to post January goals. I'm repeating them here for accountability. - Lose 4 more pounds by Jan 23 to reach that 10-pound increment set last month. - Continue to set 10-pound goal dates on the Wii ... Read more

Pounds? SCHMOUNDS!

Saturday, December 31, 2011      10 comments

Due to a few months' crash-and-burn in the middle of 2011, THE SCALE shows me no closer to a healthy weight on the last day of 2011 than on the first. Yet I am honestly celebrating and praising Jesus Christ for amazing transformation in my life... Read more

Mom Would Understand

Friday, December 23, 2011      7 comments

Today I meddled with a Traditional Family Recipe. (Gasp!) We have a smaller group assembled for Christmas this year, so I dared modify my late mother's made-it-this-way-for-fifty-yea
rs corn chowder recipe. We usually have corn chowd... Read more


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