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New Year's Eve: time to look forward
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      1 comments

I've not been good about maintaining over the last 6 months. I could give you the excuses, but really there's little point. Time to put all my best SP habits to use, but this time it won't be about a number on a scale. -I'm not beating mysel... Read more
The experiment continues
Saturday, March 01, 2014      2 comments

Four months into maintaining. I admit I haven't been around SP much the last couple of months, but I've remained mindful about what I'm eating and how much I'm moving. Exercise has become less about maintaining that number on the scale and more ... Read more
Looking back to move forward
Sunday, December 22, 2013      3 comments

(Sorry-this is long...) Given that there’s only a couple of weeks left in the year, I thought I’d take a little time to think about what has worked for me this time through after several failed attempts to take this weight off. It's worthwhile... Read more
December challenges
Saturday, November 30, 2013      2 comments

Now that Thanksgiving is in my rear view mirror, I'm looking ahead to the next two events which could wreak havoc on my consistency: my son's birthday and Christmas. So I'm doing what I can to avoid too much disruption, and re-focusing my ... Read more
Morning after Thanksgiving rumination
Friday, November 29, 2013      2 comments

Its the morning after Thanksgiving dinner with my husband's family. So much to be grateful for this year. Happy weddings, nieces getting into college, nieces and nephews gainfully and meaningfully employed; major health issues managed successful... Read more
New season=new challenges & new goals
Saturday, November 09, 2013      2 comments

Moving from fall to winter, daylight savings, making the move from weight loss to maintenance...the last few weeks have been full of changes. Getting up in daylight is a welcome change; driving home in darkness not so much. With colder temperatu... Read more
A new trick with cauliflower
Sunday, November 03, 2013      4 comments

Not long ago, my husband observed that there's few things in this world I love better than going to Farmer's Market. Yup. True. I'm fortunate to live in a part of the world where locally grown produce is available through a number of v... Read more
What's in my pantry/fridge
Saturday, October 19, 2013      2 comments

Back in February I wrote a post about what I had on hand in the kitchen to help me make good choices for lunches to take to work & snacks. Here's that list: Eggs & pasteurized egg white Greek Yogurt Apples Lettuce Herbal Tea ... Read more
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      1 comments

Today, SparkCoach suggested that I find a mantra. A couple of months ago, I think I found one written on the wall outside a local used book store: If you can't read it... Read more
Mmmmm...breakfast for dinner
Sunday, October 13, 2013      1 comments

I love breakfast food. Admittedly, in the morning I prefer foods that lean towards the sweet than savory, but I'm a big fan of eating savory breakfast foods at lunch or dinner. Sunday evenings during football season, the husband prefers to... Read more
Those holy grail jeans of mine? (caution: gratuitous self congratulations)
Saturday, September 28, 2013      1 comments

Those skinny size 10s which have sat in my closet for three years as I continued to gain weight from mindless snacking and not making time for myself and exercise? I'm wearing them today. Outside. In front of other people. Admittedly they'... Read more
Those real-life conversations about losing weight
Sunday, September 22, 2013      3 comments

It happened again - somebody who I hadn't seen for a while says to me, "You look great. What are you doing?" How do *you* deal with those kinds of questions? Admittedly I find the question irksome, chiefly because I'm still embarrassed tha... Read more
Loving/hating numbers.
Sunday, September 15, 2013      2 comments

This is silly, I know, but... 49 (How old I am - neutral) 40 (How much weight I'm going to lose - neutral) 39 (How old the woman who cuts my hair thought I was- love) 31 (How much weight I've lost- love) 4 (How many pounds the scale sa... Read more
Lessons learned this past week
Sunday, September 08, 2013      2 comments

I really do think about this journey in positive terms. And I really do believe it is a journey and a lifestyle change - this isn't just a pep talk anymore. I was talking to another mom at the kiddo's school who has lost 20 lbs over the sum... Read more
Rethinking how I'm eating
Saturday, August 31, 2013      3 comments

Now that I'm 3/4 of my way through this weight loss journey, I'm starting to think about sustainability. What I eat now is a result of 2 things: convenience and the guidelines that Spark set for me. I have control of breakfast & lunch. The husba... Read more

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