Boy, it's been a long time! I just saw the date of my last blog. I was already about a week into one of the craziest ideas of my life.
Weight loss and major life changes are seismic shifts, I have discovered. There is an incredible intercon... Read more
People look forward to the new year with incredible hope and newfound tenacity. They make resolutions, join gyms, and hit the elliptical, Stair Master, and treadmill with an acolyte's zeal.
For most, this frenetic level of enthusiasm will ... Read more
In anything I endeavor to do, all I need is one person to help me be the person I wish to be. That person is me. It's nice to have "a little help from my friends", but the real work to make this permanent has to come from me.
Lately, I ha... Read more
As some of you may know, I saw my doctor back in July who sent me "good news" after she received my lab results, that I am now officially prediabetic. That started a flurry of activity and an 82-day quest to lose what I felt was a reasonable am... Read more
Many have done blogs indicating what successive pounds lost look like, creating clearcut visual imagery, including myself sometime back. Some images included dog food bags (about 25 pounds) and another (my favorite!), an elephant's penis (one o... Read more
I am still steaming. And it's been four days since I went to the doctor's for a "routine" physical. She insisted, since I hadn't been there for a complete physical in two years. OK, that seemed fair, so Tuesday I went.
Back story to my v... Read more
It's amazing however long that we're on this journey, there is still something new to learn. And often enough, that changes over the years as even nutritionists and the FDA contemplate what is really in our best interests.
So, today's co... Read more
Today, I borrow -- this being a rest day, I need my brain for other pursuits and know that you all will forgive the transgression.
This was too good not to quote, and the author is Mary Anne Radmacher:
" Live with intention
Walk t... Read more
OK, it appears it was too long for the feed, but this is really a "must read". Get the tissues ready.
healthland.time.com/2012 /06/27/one-dads-ultimate-g raduation-gift-took-13-yea rs-to-make-what-have-you-got/ ... Read more
Since starting this journey, learning exactly how much body weight I have stored as fat, has become an important aspect of my better health plan, to better understand exactly where I am, health-wise. Call it the scientist in me, I need to see c... Read more
Oftentimes we need some guidance about measures when we are forced to "guess-timate" what is a portion exactly. Most of us are not yet ready to lug around scales and measuring spoons in public places nor restaurants. So what's a body to do?
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The other day I remarked to a friend about the fact that she and I, although on different career paths, shared something in common: The need, when circumstances demanded, to reinvent ourselves. I thought it required a lot of chutzpah to take o... Read more
Serendipity is an amazing thing, no? I've been on SparkPeople going on four years now, and have been amply rewarded by this supportive community in so many ways. I was thinking that it was time to add new activities to the cardio routine, to k... Read more
First, before I say anything else, I want to thank my "core" of Sparkers for their unwavering support. I very much appreciate the notes on my SP page, the comments on my feed, and the texts to my phone, especially over the last two weeks, as th... Read more