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Thursday, March 16, 2017      3 comments

I've discovered that my my dear, sweet inner child can be extremely devious and calculating. Recently I've been able to curtail her efforts to sabotage my goals to eat healthy. Now she has taken aim at my other vulnerable spot - the propensity t... Read more
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      5 comments

Last week I bought several boxes of a granola bar which was on clearance at a local store. They were only 25 cents per box (due to expire at the end of the month). Now, one would think that the inclusion of popcorn and marshmallow in a granola ... Read more
Thursday, March 02, 2017      2 comments

The other day I had a real tug-of-war with my inner child over chocolate and sweets. Did you know that some retailers still have Valentines's Day candy on sale at clearance prices? 50% off. Hearts full of nougat, caramel and fudge - oh my - I... Read more
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      3 comments

I've been "sparking" for over 8 years. I've set S.M.A.R.T. goals; read hundreds of articles; joined dozens of challenges; posted on thousands of threads, blogs, etc; collected over 46,000 spark points with various tracking activities and made ma... Read more
Why I'm Eating Ice Cream and Cake
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      6 comments

I lost a good friend last Friday. He had endured many health challenges throughout his 75 years in addition to the cancer that finally took his life. Through it all he managed to maintain a positive attitude and engagement with life. On the Tue... Read more
Eight Years of "Sparking", Still Sizzling!
Friday, August 26, 2016      3 comments

This week I reached another milestone at SP - my 8 year Sparkversary! I could have accomplished many things in 8 years: achieved a medical degree; driven over 100,000 miles; had 6 or 7 kids; flown 5 round trips to Mars or accumulated 43,575 ... Read more
Birthday Blues
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      7 comments

Here comes yet another birthday, and here comes yet another weight loss goal unrealized. It would have been a really nice present to myself to get back into my size 8 red dress to celebrate. Instead I have a size 14 two-piece outfit (black to... Read more
One More Birthday
Thursday, June 02, 2016      4 comments

Every year when my birthday rolls around I do a little personal inventory. I look at the goals I've set over the past year and measure the progress I've made. Over the years I've learned to set aside my perfectionist tendencies and give myself ... Read more
Making The Case For New Year's Resolutions
Saturday, January 02, 2016      4 comments

New Year's Eve has an extraordinary way of making otherwise calm, rational people put on funny hats and jump up and down shrieking at the top of their lungs "Happy New Year". In past years I'd strive to have the house clean, the laundry done and... Read more
Seven Sparking Years Young
Saturday, August 22, 2015      4 comments

Hello Sparkers, Hard to believe it was 7 years ago this week that I joined SP. SEVEN YEARS! This should be a good time to take the opportunity to look back on the past 7 years and count up all the successes and progress I've enjoyed as a ... Read more
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      3 comments

Spring is just around the corner (I can tell because my allergies are starting to act up). The days are getting longer and warmer. Yikes! Soon I won't be able to hide under all those layers of clothes. Can you believe bathing suits are alread... Read more
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      2 comments

Brrrr! I won't say I "hate" the cold. Hate is too strong a word. But I definitely dislike it. I used to live "up North" in NY and dreaded the coming of winter. How much snow will we get this year? How cold will it be in the morning whe... Read more
Monday, January 05, 2015      4 comments

OK, I know I said "no resolutions" in my last blog, but I would like to make this one. For 2015, instead of letting my mind marinate in thoughts of anxiety, guilt, frustration or fear - I'm going to share. For too long I've attempted to figure... Read more
New Year Revolution - not Resolution.
Monday, December 22, 2014      5 comments

Joined the Winter 5% Weight Loss Challenge due to kick off on New Year's Day. Seems like such a cliché - that's one of the top resolutions for most people - and the first to broken long before the first buds of Spring open up. I wasn't goi... Read more
Monday, December 15, 2014      3 comments

2014 has not been the best year. I've regained most of the weight (actually all of the weight) I lost., and was feeling very discouraged until I got an invitation to join a new team next month with the goal of losing 5% over 8 weeks. I k... Read more

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