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Oriental Super Buffet and 5 mo Sparkversary!
Today, January 16th, is my 5 mo Sparkversary! One of my many learning experiences over these last months has been the art of eating out without overeating out. Today was the true test, the Oriental Super Buffet that I haven't dared frequent si... Read more
Keeping the skinny jeans
I just read the article "5 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Skinny Jeans". While I can see that keeping clothes from ages past that aren't realistic for the new healthy you you're on your way to becoming, I find the opposite is true for me. Most of ... Read more
Fitness on the Cheap
When I was newly married and expecting our first child, my husband and I picked up a gem of a book titled something like "How to Keep Your Family Together and Still Have Fun!" It was a goldmine of ideas for fun things to do together that cost l... Read more
This is not my work, but something I received in a card recently. After sharing one stanza of it with lots of friends, I decided to post the whole thing. What stanza speaks to you?
Strong women are those who know the road ahead will be... Read more
It's Dec 30th, and I've done two good things for myself this week. Thanks to an invitation from ROXY'SMOM, I joined my first ever fitness challenge, and I joined a new team, thanks to SASSY_CAT, who by the way is new this month to SP and could... Read more
A Happy Day After Christmas, Sparkfriends.
After a very full couple of days, I was totally exhausted--but determined to stay on track. I went to bed at 9:30 last night, slept like a log until about 6:30 when I began the 10 min stretching... Read more
Haven't seen these numbers in 5 years!
Woohoo, woohoo! I was quite surprised to see that my scale read 179 this morning! It was moving so slowly at the beginning of the month that I didn't think I'd lose the 5 lbs I hoped for in Dec. This success makes me more determined than ever... Read more
If I Can Do It In December...
I am amazed, I truly am. I've just completed my 4th month of SP and have lost 23 of the 53 lbs I've set as my goal, several half pounds of that in December, probably the most challenging month for all of us. I'm still just blown away that I re... Read more
FOUR MONTHS HURRAY!
WOOHOO WOOHOO! Today marks 4 mos of SP! I started out with the Triple Threat Team's challenge for 50s wanting to lose 50 (actually 53 as stated goal) in 50 weeks. What's new?
22.5 lbs down, ahead of schedule, almost halfway
6.5 to go f... Read more
Well! The last time I blogged about a mistake in "Sneaky Packaging", I had failed to read the serving size and ended up eating two. I learned NEVER to take serving size for granted, always better to check BEFORE I eat.
Yesterday I'd eat... Read more
THE SCALE IS MY FRIEND. THE SCALE IS MY FRIEND. THE SCALE IS MY FRIEND. Have to keep reminding myself when it seems to move in miniscule increments. I'm doing everything right--tracking every bite, varying my workouts, staying connected with... Read more
Success out! Woohoo!
Happy December 1st, friends! The first thing I did on SP this morning was copy the Editor's Choice calendar, 31 Days to Healthier Holidays. This is a precarious time of year for foodies, and I need all the help I can get if I want to NOT GAIN,... Read more
My, that feels good!
Here I am after 3 & 1/2 months! I've amazed myself: I've stuck with it, honest to goodness changed my eating habits, and have made exercise a daily routine instead of a "should".
I love the way my clothes are fitting. Even when I last ... Read more
WATER BY THE NUMBER!
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
37% of Americans mistake dehydration for hunger.
Mild dehydration will slow one's metabolism 3%.
Dehydration is the number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
A 2% drop in body water can... Read more
LOST AND FOUND
LOST: old habit of unlimited sampling while I cook. I had to taste a couple of things today that aren't from recipes--and it felt downright strange to eat while cooking!
LOST: the desire to empty a can of cashews. I counted out a few an... Read more