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Going Backward - and Why (Part 3)
Today I need to address Sparking in general and SparkTime in particular. Like many other areas of my life, something has gone wrong here and needs to be fixed.
Of course, at the beginning of SparkPeople, we race through the levels - and it... Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Part 2)
For those of familiar with FlyLady, you'll know immediately where I'm coming from today. If she is new to you, please check out www.flylady.net. This is a terrific website about Marla Cilley's baby-step program for getting your house (and yourse... Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Part 1)
Well, I updated my status a couple of days ago with the statement that I was going back to what worked before. The basic background is that the only thing working right now is that I walk far more than when I started my weight loss journey. But ... Read more
Hot Dog Critters for Supper!
Grandson Erik and I made supper together tonight. And a good time was had by all!
Ready to cook
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It Wasn't a SparkBreak, But....
No, I didn't seem to be MIA. I still accrued lots of SparkPoints and Fitness Minutes. I tracked, and I did all the passive stuff like articles, videos, and that brief interaction called huddling. And I've always been one to take long walks when ... Read more
Calories, Fats, Carbohydrates - Oh, My!
Yesterday was not anything to be proud of, so I'm glad I already decided to be in this for the long haul. I didn't exactly binge, but I sure ate more than looked good on the tracker.
I wasn't hungry after lunch, but I felt like eating. So ... Read more
Abraham Left Mount Moriah
Paul and I use Through Faith Alone, a collection of devotional s by Martin Luther. Yesterday's has caused me to do a lot of pondering. It's based on Genesis 22:19: "Then Abraham returned to his servants, and together they left for Beersheba. Abr... Read more
Team Challenge 1 Day #7
St. Patrick's Day - when Christians commemorate the man who used the shamrock (clover) to teach about the triune God.
So today, I prepared the same menu that I always do for March 17. Oh, I know. I hear the nutrition purists among you cluc... Read more
Team Challenge - Day#6
Time for a breakfast post. One of my favorite breakfasts is lots of veggies, held together with scrambled eggs and topped with cheese. To call it a veggie omelette just wouldn't do justice!
It's a whole cup of fresh spinach, 1 Tbsp scallion... Read more
Team Challenge - Day #5
Time for a lunch post! This one was not an unmitigated success, but it worked!
I'd had a fairly high carb breakfast and was also planning supper to be higher than average, so I knew I needed to limit lunch to mostly protein and fat. Fortunate... Read more
Team Challenge - Day 4
Just so no one gets confused, Day #3 was done as a thread on the Mid-Mo team page. Just a simple snack: one individually wrapped square of Ghiardhelli chocolate.
So today will be a dinner meal. I roasted a whole organic chicken, along with... Read more
Team Challenge - Day #2
Today I'll share one of my favorite lunches, which could work equally well for breakfast. It's quick and easy to fix, and almost no clean-up. Just a cereal bowl, measuring cup , a fork, and a spoon!
I mash a small banana in the bowl, using ... Read more
One of the things our Mid-Mo Let's Go! Team has started is some challenges. Our first one was a virtual walk of the Katy Trail, and our goal was to complete it during January. Well, it took longer than that, so we ended up with five Monday-to-Su... Read more
How Many Is Too Many? And What To Do?
I'm talking about SparkTeams and SparkFriends here, not potato chips - so it really is something I could use a few extra brain cells to help with. I know that your first thought is that this a decision that only I can make; and, of course, that ... Read more
He wanted WHAT for breakfast?
More of last night's "stewp"! Really?
So let's start at the beginning. I've always thought it was Mom who coined the word "stewp"; at least I've never heard it outside of our family. She made the yummiest stuff on that back burner. Only no... Read more