It was 2009 when I discovered Sparkpeople. Next September will mark my 9-year sparkversary.
And ever since the beginning, I’ve been reading about this “weight loss elite”. This 5% of people who actually lost weight and kept it off more than... Read more
Hey, sparkpals! It's been a while, I know. Believe me, I've been meaning to write a blog for quite a while now. And I started many times. Only to be stopped by my lack of writing self-confidence. Do you have that? It's this kind of inside-the-br... Read more
No, no, no! I don't mean the bad word that comes to mind.
You know me pretty well dear sparkfriends. I'm not the type of person who swears and I never use offensive language. But I have to admit. It almost slipped out of my lips this mornin... Read more
It's been a looooong time, hasn't it? It feels like my last blog was ages ago! Simply because I couldn't find any reason to blog. Those of you who had been following my blogs in the past may remember that I always blogged with o... Read more
I was talking with a friend the other day. After years of being a heavy smoker, she finally quit last month. Of course, it wasn't a decision that came out of nowhere. Health alarms made it crucial, as usual. Nevertheless, she's a strong girl for... Read more
Are you tired?
Do you feel disappointed that you don't see any results?
Are you sick and tired of starting over every once in a while?
Is weight loss or maintenance much harder than you thought?
Have thoughts of quitting cros... Read more
I hate obesity.
Not because it doesn't look good. Not only because experts insist that it leads to major illnesses, many of them life-threatening. But mainly because it steals quality from people's lives. And it does so in an evil and sneak... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The stepping stone, the initial impetus, the driving force,... Read more
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
Thank you for all the meaningful responses to the question I posted yesterday. If you haven't already, and you would like to add your answer or your thoughts, here's the link:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu... Read more