Here I am, very present in this moment
It feels awesome to be here today. I love Spark. I love all the people here and how we are supporting each other. I love our new group based on The New Earth. I am so peaceful and relaxed knowing that no matter how life out there is frantic... Read more
Diabetes and Dementia in the aging population
This past weekend I took care of my 86 year old mother. She has diabetes and is showing the beginning signs of dementia. My mother was always a tiny lady. She never overate or was overweight. She always chose to eat healthy foods, never bing... Read more
Dressing like a Thin Person
Do you think it is possible to dress like a thin person would? Today I went shopping with my daughter and tried on a dress that I would never have picked out for myself. It was a slim, knit, snug body hugging, form fitting, above the knee, cut... Read more
The Magic Bullet
I was reading on another members blog that she was having trouble sticking to her eating plan and was looking for an "easy button" to push. This is what I wrote to her, and it ended up being an "ah ha" moment for me.
I call it the magic... Read more
TAKING LIFE FOR GRANTED
Many years ago I lived in Israel and scenes like the man on the camel were an everyday view for me. At that time I took it all for granted. Our life was simple and full of adventures.
Now that I am older and wiser, I realize how special... Read more
A New Earth
I am reading the Eckhart Tolle book, A New Earth and plan to participate in the course given on Oprah.com on Mondays. Learning about spirituality has been my passion for several years now and I am enjoying this book immensely.
I started th... Read more
SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
Feb 23rd, 2007
There is nothing like a wonderful day of sun in the Pacific Northwest, and when it comes in February it reminds me that spring is just around the corner.
Today I spent the whole day outside basking in the sunshine. I di... Read more
Taking a Bit of Time for Myself
This past weekend I took care of my elderly mother and father. It is difficult to watch your vibrant parents slowly lose the twinkle in their life. Along with that my boss is on vacation and I am working alone, my significant other is sick wit... Read more
Can we talk?
Ok, so I switched into Phase 4, and I am doing fairly well. I have still been posting all of my calories and exercise. However, I have had a huge desire to eat some things that just aren't that great for me.
For some reason the carbs have... Read more
Excuses, Magic Bullets, and Taking Responsibility
Ok, if you like to have life sugar coated, stop reading right now.
I worked for several years as a back office medical assistant to a surgeon. Some of our patients were sick because of the lifestyles that they chose - ie smoking, drinking,... Read more
Today is the First Day of the Rest of my Life
January 3, 2008
Today I made a huge committment and have moved into stage 4 of Spark Diet. I thought about this a long time before doing it thinking maybe I am being a bit premature since I am not yet half way to my goal weight. However, ... Read more
REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY, OR THE SAGA OF THE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Ok, I have been doing absolutely fantastic. I passed Thanksgiving, Christmas, my birthday and New Years and had no problem keeping on track. I exercised even when I felt a cold coming on. I posted even when it was midnight and I wanted to sle... Read more
Sunshine, sunshine everywhere, not a single ray to spare!
Up here in the northwest, we have several days during the year when the sun doesn't shine. During these gray days it is sometimes difficult to feel motivated to do anything, let alone exercise.
For the past few days we have had some gorgeo... Read more
Celebrating the good things in life
January 16, 2008 Trouble goals
As I have been working through the trouble goals, those irritating little habits that elude us and cause problems in the healthy living journey, I have come to realize that once acknowledged these troubles se... Read more
Day 3 working on my trouble goal
I am having wonderful realizations on the emotional eating topic. Yesterday was the peacemaker issue, the day before was giving up my own dreams for other people's needs. Today it is about PTSD.
One of the after affects of living in Isra... Read more
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