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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

Six Year Sparkversary

Thursday, August 21, 2014      1 comments

I joined Spark People in 2008 and -SURPRISE- I'm still here! The surprise is for myself. I am not noted for longevity on any site. Usually after 2-3 years interest wanes and I move on; so there must be something really special about SP. ... Read more

Not a Good Time For A New Challenge.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014      2 comments

I started round 2 of the "Tame Your Sweet tooth Challenge" about 2 weeks ago but my life has gotten so hectic of late that I haven't been able to give it much attention. So I've decided to defer it to a later date when I can concentrate and foc... Read more

Fudge, anyone?

Monday, July 14, 2014      2 comments

I am 5 days into round 2 of my "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" (I took this challenge about 1 year ago with pretty good success). At home I did not have any problem staying away from sweets. Away from home it was a different story. Meals i... Read more


Wednesday, July 09, 2014      4 comments

It has been a rather disappointing year. I had hoped to be at my goal weight by now. I've been a member of SP for almost 6 years but my weight continues to fluctuate as does my motivation. One big problem has always been my consumption of swe... Read more


Monday, April 28, 2014      4 comments

I came across an interesting thread today. Someone wanted to know if "serious" exercise could also be "fun". It started me thinking about my own views and attitudes about exercise. It has undergone quite an evolution since I joined Spark Peopl... Read more


Monday, March 03, 2014      1 comments

The season of Lent is about to begin. In the Catholic Church the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday is dedicated to prayer , fasting and setting aside money to give to the poor. It is a period of deep reflection and self-denial whi... Read more

Valentine for One

Thursday, February 06, 2014      4 comments

Valentine's Day is approaching. The store's are overflowing with heart-shaped boxes of candy, fragrant bouquets, adorable plush toys, and everything guaranteed to spark up the romance between you and your honey. But what if you don't have a h... Read more

No Resolutions - Just Good Choices

Saturday, January 04, 2014      2 comments

Goodbye 2013. I hope I shall remember the lessons I learned from you and take them into the New Year. One big lesson I learned is that I need the support and accountability of my friends to help me reach my goals. It has been too easy to let ... Read more

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