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April eating brings...whoops!

Monday, April 11, 2011      4 comments

Well, For the last two weekends I have been in the paarrtaayyinng mood!! Yup! Food, LOTS of it; drink (a few) and much merriment. Whoops. Didn't quite keep up with my mindfulness. That's OK. Really! I'm doing great. I a... Read more

Adventures of In-Between...

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      3 comments

Hello and Happy Spring! So... I know it's been a while. It's good to be back sparking! I am at a funny place. Really, an in-between state. I have actually gained weight - but I am not at all surprised or dismayed. I still hav... Read more

Needed a break...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      2 comments

No, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth...just took a little break. I suppose a lot of folks get so gung ho in the beginning, and then kind of wipe themselves out. I got just a little "oversparked." But, I'm here after a very b... Read more

Of March, Memorials and Progress...

Thursday, March 03, 2011      1 comments

A quick update on the Progressive Dinner: I did better than expected for the appetizer and dinner sections. I overdid dessert a bit - but overall, it was not a total blowout. And for that, I am proud of myself. Could I have done better - yu... Read more

Looks like Mother Nature will handle the Progressive Dinner!

Saturday, February 26, 2011      1 comments

Ah...Surprise, surprise... Well, my "monthly gift" arrived today (2 days early). Usually, the cramps, weariness and bloating would put me in a foul mood - but not today. Today, I use this gift as, well, truly a gift! When I get ov... Read more

Go ahead...feed that inner child!

Friday, February 25, 2011      1 comments

I saw it on the top shelf. Bright, colorful, enticing and exciting. Froot Loops. When I was growing up, my brother and I rarely got to enjoy the "fun" kids cereals. Mom only bought the "boring" stuff (or what I eat now). But when... Read more

MAJOR, MAJOR CHALLENGE...CAN SHE DO IT? Yes... with your help!

Thursday, February 24, 2011      6 comments

There are no two more terrifying words to the new Sparker than these: PROGRESSIVE DINNER I am facing such an event. In light of last night's overindulgence, I blogged about personal power. Though I am feeling a little better and strong... Read more

And the opposite of misery is...

Thursday, February 24, 2011      0 comments

It's 2am. Instead of sleeping and dreaming blissfully, instead of my body getting the rest it needs and deserves - I have denied my body it's power, once again. I am experiencing misery. But this time, I intend to learn from this situa... Read more

The turtle has made some progress!!

Monday, February 21, 2011      5 comments

Well, What a delightful - and unexpected surprise for my weigh-in today! I shed 3 pounds!! WooHoo! I had a very "up and down" week in terms of calorie intake and mood - but, obviously SP has been a HUGE help! Just being aware of w... Read more

First, Gratitude and Appreciation To You All...

Sunday, February 20, 2011      2 comments

Wow. I am not sure how to take all this in... Until someone told me, I didn't even know there was a "Blog of the Week!" I am really, simply expressing myself; I had no idea that so many would be touched by it. It is incredibly hum... Read more

I can almost imagine it...

Saturday, February 19, 2011      1 comments

Today, Tim and I literally walked out our front door and into a natural open space area. Well, Okay, it was really about a quarter mile to the trail...but oh - what a fabulous walk we had! I noticed, though, the huffing and puffing and I de... Read more

Sandwich Thins and other miracle helpers...

Friday, February 18, 2011      3 comments

Much, much better today!! Okay, so first, I decided to choose a few foods that I usually eat and find lower-fat versions. One of them is Sandwich Thins! Wonderful!! I saved 100 calories almost immediately. Next, I chose a lower fat mayo. I ... Read more

I will NOT give up!

Thursday, February 17, 2011      1 comments

I'm having a hard couple of days. Yesterday I did great at keeping the cals to about 1600 or so. But today, went to 2700! I AM getting close to figuring out how to regulate my intake and separate the emotions from the food. But, i... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts YOU ARE WORTHY - ALL THE TIME!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011      32 comments

Worthiness. The opposite worthiness is worthlessness. I highly doubt that many of us would come right out and say we're worthless. We wouldn't be here on Sparkpeople if we didn't believe we were worth something - the time, the energy a... Read more

Better today...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      1 comments

Well, I sure was frustrated last night and I had a 2,600-calorie blowout! I know that the most important thing I could do today, was to first get onto the website and get right back up on my feet. We've all had days like that and I kno... Read more


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