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Dear Santa,... I can explain!

Monday, December 15, 2014      16 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      295 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

The need for new blog visibility

Thursday, May 01, 2014      11 comments

The Sparkpeople community was recently introduced to some changes on team pages as you may all have noticed. If you haven't you can read about them here: www.sparkpeople.com/blog
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am_features_coming_t... Read more

Thank you SP for making me an exercise addict!

Thursday, April 10, 2014      16 comments

I just got back from my doctor appointment where we discussed my high cholesterol problem. She gave me the green light to keep on fighting it WITHOUT medication! ... <a href=Read more

Things beyond our control

Tuesday, April 08, 2014      13 comments

Last week I had some blood tests done as part of my yearly thyroid check which I had actually neglected for a couple of years. The good news is my thyroid is still holding strong to the hostile antibodies of Hashimoto disease. Read more

The two habits that put my maintenance on auto-pilot.

Thursday, February 27, 2014      17 comments

It's been over a month since I last blogged. During this month, I've been a bright example… to avoid at all costs!! My life has been "enhanced" with many kinds of worries and troubles, the "sanity-threatening" type. Consequently, I had little ti... Read more

Notes to our younger selves.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014      14 comments

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
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Please, share your thoughts!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014      32 comments

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"Newphoria": The key to bouncing back after the holidays

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      23 comments

newphoria: the feeling of euphoria and excitement caused by something new I don't think it's an official word of the English language – not yet at least! I recently came across it in an electronics store, used as the key word on the adverti... Read more


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