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Body Image Part One Feet

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      6 comments

Body image seems to be a popular subject. I saw a few articles on Spark and the issue has been bouncing around in my brain but I havenít really written my thoughts down. The body parts and issues bouncing around in my brain are feet, skin, h... Read more

We aren't friends

Saturday, March 31, 2012      5 comments

I achieved my goal of exercising for 30 minutes a day for 30 days but a number of factors combined and I haven't been exercising that much at all since. The factors which I attribute to my not exercising are: 1. Allergies/cold - I've ... Read more

So I was the Hare

Saturday, March 10, 2012      4 comments

Today was the day for the 5K walk. I signed up for it about a month ago. I wasn't sure at the time if I would make it. Last year I signed up, paid my money but slept in on the walk day. I got to keep the t-shirt and everything but I had no ... Read more

Busy day but feeling better today

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      3 comments

My work stress was less today. I wasn't as worried about things. I think talking to some of my co-workers helped and just having a lot to do kept my mind off things. I had to move my office because the building is being remodeled. I was ha... Read more

Oat Bran and then it gets a little crazy

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      1 comments

I finally did made some oat bran muffins this weekend. Its real health food. Its high in soluble fiber which is good for blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It doesn't taste as good as the fiber one brownies I eat, but its better than some o... Read more

Last week = Stress

Monday, March 05, 2012      4 comments

Last week was a stressful work week. I just wanted to go home and straight to bed each day after work. However, I stayed up ate something for supper and exercised. My diet could have been better veggie wise but I didn't go over my calories... Read more

Goal Date and New Lessons Learned

Sunday, February 26, 2012      4 comments

When I first set my weight loss goal date, I made a rough estimate of when I would lose the weight. I decided to chart it out today, as I've seen a lot of people on Spark do this. I made one chart for losing 2 pounds a week and another for lo... Read more

Musing on why I'm not losing.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      4 comments

I've been exploring Spark People reading blogs, and message boards. At first I was seeing a lot written about how successful everyone was losing weight. So I started getting excited and thinking hey that could be me. So I kept exercising a... Read more


Friday, February 17, 2012      3 comments

I love listening to music. It is an essential component to my exercise program. Today I listened to the Cranberries, yesterday The Cure, the day before Gwen Stefani. I've listened to YouTube playlists with The All American Rejects, The Black... Read more

Why Metamorphic Bear?

Thursday, February 16, 2012      2 comments

I've always loved stories involving supernatural phenomenia. Vampires, werewolves, ghost stories, witches, zombies, telekinesis, mind reading, telepathy, seers, immortality, and having extra abilities like being able to fly or having superhuman... Read more

Low Sugar Blues

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      2 comments

I woke up at 3:30 AM with low blood sugar. That makes the third night in a row. Of course I know all the exercise is working like medicine - lowering my blood sugar levels. I spoke to a nurse who works under my doctor - she thinks that I j... Read more


Monday, February 13, 2012      2 comments

I'm naming Tigger( of Winnie the Pooh fame) as my exercise mascot and inspiration this week. Tigger loves to bounce, and he is just full of energy. I used to have a stuffed animal Tigger when I was in elementary school. I'd throw him over ... Read more

Weekend Day two

Monday, February 13, 2012      0 comments

All that exercise increased my body's insulin sensitivity. I woke up much too early in a sweat. My first thought was am I hot? No my feet were cold, so I try to bring the covers in closer. Still sweating I'm thinking what time is it? Too e... Read more

Weekend Day one

Saturday, February 11, 2012      3 comments

As planned I slept in today. I got up and checked my blood sugar which is an accomplishment in itself. I tend to not want to check my blood sugar on the weekend. It was good. I managed to put together a great home made soup too. ... Read more

Halfway through first spark week

Saturday, February 11, 2012      2 comments

So far things have been going okay not fantabulous but good. I exercised four days in a row. I'm real happy about that. I need to just keep that going and make it six days. I've struggled to get that exercise in and almost didn't do it. ... Read more

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