Two Sides of the Coin
Opportunity is a two sided coin I have recently come to realize. There is the take/grab/seize side of opportunity. This is the side where we move forward in whatever arena of life we apply this to. So, looking at nutrition and fitness as an o... Read more
Pizza 0, Becky 1
Well, I know that it is ok to eat all varieties of food as long as I track them and keep within my caloric budget. And living in Chicago, I have this thing for deep dish pizzas of all kinds, but especially "Lou's". So, I have "allowed" myself... Read more
"I can't believe he said that..."
We had grandchildren spending the night with us this weekend and you never know where the conversations will take you with grandchildren. Always interesting. So at dinner we were discussing our favorite foods. Our grandson, age 7, told us wha... Read more
The Girl Who Likes to Bake
Baking is something that I enjoy. I enjoy every aspect of the process-planning, looking at recipes, deciding who it is for and all of the licks and tastes that go along with it. Baking is one of the things that has changed dramatically for me ... Read more
Lost and Found
12 weeks ago I had reconstructive foot/ankle/heel surgery and it is a happy thing to be 12 weeks on this side of things. I definitely have gained weight during this time, but I was already in a "lost" place before surgery. Surgery just gave me... Read more
Lots of time on my hands (and my behind!) gives me time for introspection. My good friend asked me last night: If I promise you that you will lose weight and achieve your goals if your track your food, do you believe me? Well, isn't that the ... Read more
Getting around on crutches, 7 weeks post surgery and I am so ready to get on with things. There is only so much that is within my control and much of the physical aspects of my life are dictated by recovery. So, basically that means, I can con... Read more
My Happy Smoothie
As I am sitting here, checking out Spark People, talking to friends, I am enjoying my Happy Smoothie and thought that I should share some of this happiness with my friends. I drink one of these most summer mornings (too cold for our winters!). ... Read more
This girl is a changing!
Went to an outdoor mall today and parked on the bottom parking level. Went to the elevator as I was headed to the top floor and the stairs were right across from the elevator. Really without thinking, I ran up the flights of stairs until they ... Read more
The Mystique of Compounded Living
We all know about the financial incentives of compounded interest, don't we? Good investment move, right? Well, have you ever thought about how this applies to our healthy living and healthy eating. The principle (no pun intended) is the same... Read more
Scrambled ...and I don't mean eggs
Have been pretty quiet on SP for almost 5 months now and it is because all I have done is bounce around on the scale and bounce around trying to make something happen without following the game plan. And guess what? It's not working. I feel p... Read more
One of the joys in belonging to my gym are the other athletes that work out there, too. Biggest Loser at home winner from several seasons ago, Jerry Hayes and his lovely wife Estella work out at our gym. Jerry and Estella are encouraging and i... Read more
OK, Spark Friends-here is some life changing, mood altering, death defying , thrills and chills information.........
OK, here's the skinny-Ha,Ha! 2 T. popcorn kernels in a brown paper lunch bag, folded down twice at the top and in the microwa... Read more
Remember, Reset, Renew
It is time to have a talk with myself and remember exactly why I began this journey and what helped me reach this point of success. My journey really began from a deep place of sadness and hopelessness. Because this area of being overweight c... Read more
A month to remember...
On December 8, 2011, I received a text from my son in law, telling me that my daughter had broken her leg and to please pray. The diagnosis was a broken tibia and fibula-a torque break and surgery would be needed to insert a metal rod. I flew ... Read more