For Everyone Who Responded To My Pain
First, I have to tell you all that I had over 200 responses to my last two blogs: "In Memory of Trixie" and "So Much More Than A Diet." Although I began trying to answer each person who commented on these blogs individually, I soon found it impo... Read more
IN MEMORY OF TRIXIE
July 8th will always be a day I remember because today I lost my Pug, Trixie - my friend, my companion and my loyal doggie of 15 years. Sadly, I had to make the decision whether to let her continue with her pain or let her go. Read more
Blessings in Disguise
There's an old saying, "You never miss the water 'til the well runs dry." I can attest to the truth of this because, while I did exercise, I never liked it much, or looked forward to it. Then I fell on my back and, over a period of time, I sta... Read more
So Much More Then A Diet
It's been a while since I wrote a Blog Entry but I felt the time was right to express some thoughts about my life as a Spark People member. Over the years I've been on Spark, I have made a lot of friends. I have seen people come and go and I, m... Read more
For All My Wonderful Spark Friends!
Yesterday, my DH and I experienced a miracle. A nodule that was seen by Pt-scan in my hubby's left lung was to be biopsied to see if it was cancer. That is scary enough but, in this case, DH is a 5 yr. lung cancer survivor. He also had a battle... Read more
A Very Happy Birthday
In 16 days, Lord willing, I will celebrate my 64th birthday - and I am actually looking forward to it! ... Read more
Sometimes Screwing Up Ain't All Bad!
This blog title isn't exactly the Queen's English but every once in a while you have to say it in a way that just gets right to the heart of the matter Read more
WHY I WEIGH EVERY DAY
I realize I may be opening a big can or worms by writing this blog but, nonetheless, this is "my" thing and it isn't going to be for everyone. Losing weight - just like many other things in life - is not a "one Size Fits All' proposition, and I'... Read more
Overcoming Fear Of Eating Outside My Home
My husband hates eating out for the most part so unlike a lot of our friends, we eat almost all of our meals at home. That made it a lot easier for me when I came back to Spark People in May of this year.
I've always been a slow loser but ... Read more
Time To Take On Meal Planning
One thing I have never really done is to plan the week's meals in advance - and then stick to the plan! Today's video by Dietician Becky got me thinking about how much easier my life would be if I did plan my week's meals, shopped accordingly, ... Read more
The Church Ladies Strike Hard
Sunday could have been a disaster - and it probably would have been 6 months ago, but not now. When posting with a lot of new members, I have said over and over again that Spark is about re-educating ourselves regarding food, and then forming a ... Read more
A Life Lesson Well Learned
Having a life threatening illness can really change your outlook on life and teach you what is important very quickly. I know what it's like to hear a doctor say, "You have cancer." It changes everything in the blink of an eye. Read more
MaMa Mia, I Really Don't Need Them!
Well, I don't need them at every meal that is..... What a revelation! All these years I thought you absolutely had to have a starch with every single meal. I come from an Italian-American background, and Italians love to eat, and they eat BIG... Read more
Why Do I Yo-Yo?
I've been doing some reflective thinking about why I have yo-yo'd all my adult life with my weight, and I think I finally found the answer to that question.
I have tried most popular diets, joined WW several times and even tried Nutri Sy... Read more
Taking the Lemons and Making Lemonade!
I know how depressing it can be when we can't do the thing we used to, do. I had some bombs fall on me in 2011 and my life was suddenly very different.
I had a cancerous breast tumor removed in Jan. 2011. It was very tiny and the prognos... Read more
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