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How do you pick rewards?
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      9 comments

I'm having trouble with rewards... They just don't mean much to me... its all just stuff that either you need (so eventually you will buy it) or you don't (so really, why buy it?). I'm trying it, 'cause SP is so adamant about it, but so far no ... Read more
Christmas Expectations... Magical or Draining?
Friday, December 24, 2010      0 comments

Christmas Eve. Its raining here -- but then we have NO expectations of snow on the Oregon Coast. My spouse cooked thanksgiving -- it was NASTY and made me nauseous (smoked lamb... I hate smoked food and I hate lamb, but he was SURE I’d like S... Read more
"Bring It!"
Thursday, December 02, 2010      6 comments

So, I'm suggesting options for a family evening activity, (scrabble, cribbage, movie...) and am finding no support or enthusiasm since everyone is cranking away on their electronic item of the moment. I'm cranky. I leave the room. My spouse (DH?... Read more
Small moments and a goal line crisis, averted
Sunday, November 28, 2010      2 comments

Amazing how fast I post weight losses at SP vs. how SLOW I post gains. I'll usually wait a day or two, just to see if the weight will go away, before I post a weekly gain-- so my normally "Wednesday weigh-in" might actually be a Friday weigh i... Read more
A page from my SP diary: Week 7, Day 5
Sunday, September 26, 2010      3 comments

I cheated. I stepped on the scale 3 days early, just to see... I'm sore from increasing the weight I use during exercise sessions, and I'm HUNGRY. I've been eating at the upper end of my calorie range this week. I've been having strang... Read more
OK, Not a failure after all-- All that drama for nothing.
Thursday, September 09, 2010      4 comments

I had a "despair day" yesterday. I'm fat, I can't lose weight unless I do NOTHING but focus on weight (hate that)-- therefore I will always be over weight, my family is not helping- therefore they are the enemy, my dog loves me but she sheds ev... Read more
... So Much for Maintenance
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      2 comments

Ok, so I'm a failure at maintenance. Company this week insisted we eat out 1-2 meals per day (am I that bad of a cook?!?) -- I passed up every dessert (except for a small piece of my son's b-day cake), the small snacks with coffee, the bread ba... Read more
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      0 comments

10% ... Just gotta lose 10% to get most of the major health benefits of weight loss. My doctor mentioned this to me a year ago. She was sure that a diet of 12-1500 cal and exercise would get me there... sounds a lot like SP, doesn't it. I lau... Read more
... What I like about Sparks Nutrition Page...
Monday, August 16, 2010      2 comments

EVERYTHING! Love It, Love It, Love It. Most I like how I can pre-plan my days. This week I have logged on the night before and written down my food choices for the next day. Done! No more thinking about food. Tired of always thinking abou... Read more