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Thank you, kind stranger.

Friday, May 22, 2015      13 comments

Roses. Red, pink, white and coral. They are in full bloom and they're just beautiful. Filling our front yard with smells, colors and the seductive power of spring. People - passer-bys - usually sneak in when we're not outside and cut ... Read more

Once a sparker, always a sparker!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      11 comments

I'm still here. In my own little corner of sparkworld, watching quietly over my precious sparkfriends, being inspired by them and trying not to forget all the wonderful things this virtual community has taught me. This year has been di... Read more

Fear of failure and its silver lining

Monday, March 23, 2015      16 comments

I haven't blogged for quite a while. More than a month. But it's actually even more than that since I last shared a nice, motivational blog with my good sparkfriends like I used to do not long ago. Which only adds even more suspicions to my fear... Read more

39 years young!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      17 comments

I'm wearing my birthday paper hat! My little girl gave it to me this morning. She had kept it from a birthday party she recently went to. For mom. And she kindly dema... Read more

I need your two cents, sparkfriends!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015      11 comments

Hello, dear sparkfriends! A huge thank-you hug to all of you who have been on my side lately as I struggle with many aspects of the daily healthy living game. Your support has been invaluable, to say the least, and greatly appreciated. ... Read more

Motivation rollercoaster

Friday, January 30, 2015      16 comments

motivation rollercoaster (n): a situation in which a person's desire to do something moves suddenly and abruptly from the point of maximum motivation to the point of absolute resignation and backwards. And if it was an actual definition in ... Read more

Flexible stubbornness. A resolution about… resolutions!

Monday, January 12, 2015      15 comments

At the beginning of this new year I came across a quote on pinterest. It sums up in a few words what I've always believed about weight loss. So, I had to share it on my sparkpage. Read more

Dear Santa,... I can explain!

Monday, December 15, 2014      18 comments

Hello dear sparkfriends! I have to admit I really missed sparkland… As some of you may have noticed I was on a sparkbreak for almost a month. First time ever during my five years here! I tried hard to avoid it but then I realized I had to a... Read more

That was a loooong streak!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014      22 comments

One that started back in 2011. When I decided to change the way I was living until then. Two things mainly. Eat right, move more. I can't say I have always done my best with my eating. Read more

Still running in my fear landscape.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014      24 comments

Fear landscape. If you have watched the movie "Divergent" or you have read the book, you know what I'm talking about. An imaginary place in your mind where all your inner and deepest fears come true. And you have to face them and try to con... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Choosing the hardest of the hard.

Friday, August 29, 2014      55 comments

Let's remind ourselves of a few things we already know. Being fat is hard. Losing weight is also hard. Maintaining weight is probably the hardest of the three. But do you know what's even harder than all of them? Regaining! S... Read more

Back-to-basic knowledge: A rescuer on demand!

Monday, July 14, 2014      28 comments

A few days ago we had a power cut. My daughter has been reading her first book in English. (English is not our native language, I remind you.) I'm the one who's been teaching her English so when she comes across an unknown word, she prefers... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts You gotta want it, they say. Understatement, I say!

Monday, July 07, 2014      298 comments

I've had some wonderful sparkfriends! And through their stories I was lucky enough to realize the importance of a key ingredient of weight loss early in my journey. Desire. The stepping stone, the initial impetus, the driving force,... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weight maintenance can be a highly-skilled life coach!

Saturday, May 24, 2014      60 comments

Every experience in our lives has something to teach us. Every ordeal, every struggle that we go through leaves their mark on our personality, our behavior, our way of thinking. Weight loss couldn't be an exception to this. We learn many things ... Read more

International No Diet Day. Hmm…

Tuesday, May 06, 2014      7 comments

I have repeatedly voiced my objection towards diets. So, finding out that such a day exists was a... Read more

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