Next month I will celebrate my second anniversary in Spark. I'd love to tell you that all my goals have been met, that I am the size I always wanted to be, that my eating is healthy, and that my life is forever changed. What I am saying is tha... Read more
Today is an anniversary of sorts. Thirty-eight years ago today, invitations were mailed out for a baby shower for my older son. Now that, in itself, is not so remarkable EXCEPT there was no baby!!
Having applied and having been approved f... Read more
Where Do I Go From Here?
Nearly one year ago, I heard a mention of Spark people on television and decided to check it out. Here I am. That, in many ways, is a record for me--sticking it out while trying to lose weight.
I found it interesting that my last blog was... Read more
Smilin' For Good
Growing up, I was told that questionably wonderful (and terribly wrong) ditty: "sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me." Yet, as a child, teen--even as an adult-- I braved many a torrent of insults, and I smiled--even... Read more
Stella Knows How To Do It Right (Lessons from a 2 year-old)
Every day I am amazed at what my granddaughter Stella knows that I have managed to, across the years, forget or at least misplace. At the end of the day--today at least--it all ... Read more
This Is My Life!
This is my life, and, at 67, I'm just beginning to see what it all means. From the time when the gym teacher yelled my weight across the room when I was 10, I have been trying to be someone else--anyone else. At 10, I weighed 149 and everyone ... Read more
Time has been a big factor in my life, probably forever. I was always looking back to a prior time when I wanted to be elsewhere, someone else, doing something else . . . . I knew then (and now) that was not going to happen. To quote Popeye,... Read more
Finding My Way
At 66--nearly 67--I continue to learn. No, the brain is not gone, and I don't mind admitting that I still have plenty to learn.
First, I've learned that there is not ONE way to live healthy. On one of the message boards, I did realize tha... Read more
A Tribute to Mom
My mom married at the tender age of 15; my dad was 21. They were married by a Justice of the Peace, and my mother wrote the number 18 on a piece of paper and put it in her shoe, so she wouldn't be telling a lie when the Justice asked her if she... Read more
Historically Speaking, I'm better
I can't begin to know the number of things I've tried and the number of things that didn't work for me through the years. At 66, the number's pretty huge. Thankfully, none of my errors were fatal; yet I can't believe I didn't pick up on clues ... Read more
I Just Want it to Work
It's been a little over two months since I joined SparkAmerica, and it's been so worthwhile! I seem to be "stuck." Waiting to break the 230 barrier and hovering just above it for far too long has left me weary.
I love tracking my food; I ... Read more
I was fortunate to have known both sets of grandparents and even a set of great-grandparents. I had a very special relationship with my maternal grandmother, and a more angelic human being I've never encountered. My paternal grandmother--not s... Read more
As I've gotten older, the one thing I have come to realize is that change is inevitable. I can fight it or adapt, and adapting is not always easy. Some might say that, at 66, I'm set in my ways (might?).
I've learned most of the jargon as... Read more
Sometimes I think about the yesterdays, long gone, that cannot be reclaimed. People sometimes ask if I'd go back to another time and I always tell them I would not. Though I stick with that decision (what choice is there really?), I also know... Read more
Life has been a series of "beginnings"--many of them ill-fated. When I first investigated SparkAmerica, I felt almost a sense of relief. Starting from 250's doorstep, I wanted a name that reflected where I was at that time, and Newmetoday was ... Read more