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28-Day Boot Camp DVD review
I had ordered a new pair of walking shoes and when I got a notice for a missed package delivery a day before they were supposed to arrive, I was definitely surprised to have been one of the ones chosen to receive Coach Nicole's new DVD ( my shoe... Read more
Gosh, I thought it would be easy to eat a lot of food for a couple of days...I only ate 1/2 my omlet this morning and was stuffed. Even if I didn't lose weight on this program, I think my awareness of food is well worth the investment. Here's ... Read more
Each one of us has joined Spark to have support during a time of crisis. It just happens that the initial crisis is weight loss. Any other benefits/support that we derive from our association with fellow Sparkers is just bonus. We need to rem... Read more
Thank You Note
I would just like to take a moment to thank those Sparkers that have made my life better. You all know who you are, so I am not going to name names.
For those who may have just joined or maybe you have been on Spark for a while, but have... Read more
Time change and dark clouds
I don't know if the time change is what prompted my dark mood for the weekend, but I spent a lot of this past weekend sleeping. I thought when Monday rolled around that I had gotten it licked. The morning was bright and sunny. Then, I decided... Read more
Food is NOT a reward
I think I am finally getting the whole picture.
Good fuel (food) + good exercise +energizing friends = success at losing weight.
I never took enough time for myself and when I did, it was to reward myself with food. Food is not a reward, ... Read more
I was doing some computer "cleaning" and ran across this bit of rambling in a document. I don't remember the catalyst that prompted this, but felt a need to re-visit the feelings involved. I have recently re-connected with a person who played ... Read more
Please tell me you love me
OK, we run to Walmart to get a couple of things and decide to stop to Arby's for dinner. I order curly fries (I know, not good) and a MarketFresh sandwich. I eat all the fries (my bad) and only half my sandwich. My hubby says...wasn't it good... Read more
Goals, small and large
Is telling myself I will only eat 1/2 cup of ice cream when I do eat ice cream a small goal or a large goal? If you know me and my history with ice cream, you would know that it is definitely a large goal. I remember my dad giving my mother mo... Read more
It's not a competition, dear.
So, have any of you had this problem with your significant other...?
when I started on this latest journey with Spark on March 15th, I weighed about 20 pounds more than my hubby. Now, with a weight loss of 21-22 pounds, I am within 5 pounds o... Read more
put it in writing
Over the course of my life I have always been big.
But never this big. I know that for a while I just haven't cared. I hid behind the "large" person I had become. I said to myself that people could just take or leave me for who I am on the... Read more
Stop and smell the roses
Losing weight is like going to school(even the school of hard knocks counts on this one)...yeah, it is. You learn something (or at least you should, if you are paying attention!) every day. There is book learning and there is socialization an... Read more
Never let the food win...
Please forgive me if I ramble...this is a true blog of anquish and a need to put down in writing a very personal tragedy and triumph.
April 8, 2010:
A day like any other. Get up. Is it an Up Day or an Alternate (Down) Day.
Alternate ... Read more
Eating and stress
I consider myself a fairly intelligent human being, but the other day with the hungry beast, I learned something. Mostly about myself. I handle stress very badly. Head right for the feed bag. I guess that on some level I knew that, but with ... Read more
The beast has been caged, for now.
Well, it is like yesterday never happened. Today I wake up without the urge to eat cardboard! Maybe my mind has been tipped upside down and my alternate days should be Up days? Who knows. I am just taking it easy today to make up for the "me... Read more