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When you list your fears is stepping on the scale one of them?
Okay, if I'm nothing else I'm honest so I'm here to tell you that I haven't even weighed in yet because I'm afraid to. Now how in the heck did I reach this point where I'm afraid of a metal device that I stand on and it displays a numbe... Read more
Some pictures - icebergs in July!
Thank you all of the wonderful anniversary wishes! Although our anniversary was earlier in the week we had decided to go out for supper over the weekend instead. And, when we woke up to sunshine yesterday (yes, it had been that long sin... Read more
Review of Week 4 of the 5% Challenge
Well,, I gained .4 of a pound this week and I have to say it bothered me a little. Emphasis on "little".
I know I'm headed in the right direction. I'm eating way better and am doing limited snacking at night (popcorn or an apple) ... Read more
Review of week 3 of the 5% Challenge - "Go Teddies"
I lost weight again this week so I'm super happy about that but what I'm most happy about is that I haven't been sabotaging myself or feeling like I'm dieting. In fact, I'm not tracking my food intake at all. I'm leaving WW because I on... Read more
Seeking single ....just joking......nutritional advice and/or suggestions
Any of my SparkFriends know a thing or two about nutrition? I'm trying to boost my protein so I'm currently using a protein powder. I mix it with coconut oil, flaxseed, flax meal, greek Yogourt and lots of frozen berries.
Opinions ... Read more
Who knew I could actually do this?
Who knew that I could actually start the weight loss wheel rolling? The answer, of course, is all of YOU! It's taken me some time to start making some positive changes in my life and I have to admit they are working. I'm not hear to fla... Read more
Where oh where are the Teddy Bears gone
Am I the only one a wee bit worried about my fellow Teddy Bears? We had a rough Spring challenge and now it looks like we are going through some more growing pains.
So, what's going on? We are such a loving and supportive team tha... Read more
Turning the corner
By this time most of my Spark Friends know that I have lived with depression since childhood and that I recently narrowly averted a complete crisis by reaching out for help. It took two calls to the mental health crisis line, one 100km ... Read more
Question for fellow dog owners
At one of my recent counselling sessions I mentioned to my therapist that I fear I'm not a good enough dog owner and I feel guilty going anywhere without them.
What constitutes enough? I'm really struggling with this at the moment... Read more
This random picture just makes me laugh
I'm really trying to outwit my mental funk. I got up early, ate breakfast (yay) and went for a walk throughout town. I'm using the Map My Walk app a... Read more
Worse, much worse
I wish I didn't have to write this blog and it's really okay if you don't read beyond this point. But, I'm really struggling mentally....again! I can honestly say I was one tear away from self-admitting myself to be psych ward.
Luckily, I ... Read more
Seeing the "plus" side of having to buy bigger clothes
For the record this is second dang attempt at writing this so if it fails this time there will be no blog today. Hey, that sounds like a good Newfoundland joke. Read more
You can have all the support you want but it all comes down to YOU
It took a recent phone call to our provincial mental health crisis line to see the truth in the following statement. "You can have all the support you want and or need but ultimately it all comes down your willingness to change"
Mi... Read more
Resuming my journey - not giving up after slipping up
For the record, I'm NOT starting over because that would mean, at least to me, that all of my efforts up to now have been got naught. Yes, I'm heavier now than I have ever been throughout my Spark journey BUT my weight is just one compo... Read more
To all Spark members who are parts of competitive teams - esp 5% challenges
Just let me get this off my chest. THERE IS NO "I IN TEAMS!!!
A healthy and rewarding team experience comes about when no matter your performance you are still a valued team member. I've been a member of the wonderful Teddy Bear te... Read more
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