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Time to Relight the Fire

Sunday, March 11, 2012      5 comments

During my four years on SPARK, I have made a lot of changes in terms of my exercise and eating. At one point, I was on fire and lost some significant weight – 50 pounds – in a reasonable amount of time. Then I slowed down. I have been gaining... Read more

A Bit of Irish Humor

Thursday, March 08, 2012      3 comments

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day! Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, 'Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I w... Read more

Looking for New Recipes?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      9 comments

Of course, my main sources for healthy recipes are the SP site and the SP cookbook, but I am always looking for new ideas. I have my tried and true favorites, but it is so important to keep switching things up. Luckily for me, there are tons o... Read more

Blogging Day 7

Friday, January 20, 2012      8 comments

As this week of blogging challenge draws to a close, I am pretty pleased with myself. This experience has helped me identify and focus on a particular habit and actually make some significant progress. As I shared my thoughts, frustrations, an... Read more

Tracking...Still At It

Thursday, January 19, 2012      10 comments

I know tracking is important, so that is the habit I decided to focus on this week. Despite how long I have been doing it, I am not really at the point where I can say it is truly a habit. Having spent some time thinking about this, I have tri... Read more

Sometimes I Amaze Myself!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      19 comments

I did it!!! I finally did it!!! Oh, yeah!! Oh, yeah!! I actually went out for dinner and stayed on program. As per my plan on my last blog, I ate a light breakfast and lunch with lots of veggies, leaving me with adequate calories for a ... Read more

So, Here Is the Plan...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      11 comments

There has got to be a way for me to successfully deal with eating out. As my SP buddy GOROSIEO suggested, "...we have to develop this eating out system in our own heads for long term so it a) doesn't derail our efforts and b) we can maintain th... Read more

Minor Tracking Obstacle

Monday, January 16, 2012      10 comments

I have been successfully tracking all week. Of course, it is only Monday, but, still, I am on a roll and building consistency. It really isn't so long as I am home. It is when I go out that I have a problem, and I am going out ... Read more

Habit Forming...

Sunday, January 15, 2012      8 comments

If you want to make something a habit, you have to work at it. The odds are improved if it is something that can be done daily. Being consistent is key. At one point during this process (my most successful, I might add), I made tracking ever... Read more

Getting There...

Sunday, January 15, 2012      9 comments

I am very consistent about drinking at least 8 glasses of water, eating at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies, and exercising at least 30 minutes every day. I am really at the point where I am on auto-pilot with these healthy habits. My pr... Read more

New Dinner Items for the Cloverleaf Café

Friday, October 07, 2011      7 comments

Most of the recipes I have been using on a regular basis come from SPARK. DH is definitely a carnivore, so there is more meat than I like on the menu. (What can I say? I love the guy!) I mostly cook chicken, though, and a non-meat entrée once ... Read more

New Lunch Menu Items at the Cloverleaf Café

Saturday, October 01, 2011      13 comments

I mostly eat salads for lunch made with lots of veggies and a variety of protein options, but I do like a good sandwich now and then as well. So my menu options look like this: Veggie Chopped Salad (Three Ways) ¾ cup each of 3-4 differen... Read more

Breakfast, Steel Cut Oats, Dr. Oz, Oh, My!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      10 comments

I knew I was on to something when I started eating steel cut oats for breakfast (thanks to SPARK members for sharing that suggestion!), and I keep singing their praises at every opportunity. I came across this article today which reinforces wha... Read more

A Few More Breakfast Items for the Cloverleaf Café

Monday, September 26, 2011      10 comments

The Cloverleaf Café has some great items on the menu, and here are a few more to add. I like a breakfast that is high in protein and will stay with me until lunch. Fair warning, my new favorite breakfast these days include steel cut outs with ... Read more

Switch Points - What a Concept!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      10 comments

At today’s WW meeting, the leader talked about the switch points on train tracks, whereby three inches of steel determines which direction a train goes. To illustrate her point, she said that one time a train employee hit the wrong button and s... Read more

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