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Saturday, January 09, 2010      5 comments

Here I am just reading along, amongst all the gems in The Spark, looking for things to apply to my life, when there it is! My SparkFriend, RAYLINSTEPHENS, quoted on page 39! And what she had to say about trusting SparkPeople and eating enough to... Read more

The Days of Punitive Dieting and Deprivation are Over!

Friday, January 08, 2010      5 comments

That phrase, "The Days of Punitive Dieting and Deprivation are Over", just keeps going through my head. I'll have to look it up in The Spark and see if I got it word for word, but I know I got the gist. It's not positive enough to be my aff... Read more

The Spark has Arrived!

Thursday, January 07, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday it finally came. I finally received The Spark by Chris Downie. I've just read over intro, chapt 1 & 2 of so far. First impressions: easy read, interesting, motivating, and it makes so much sense. I liked SparkGuy's explanation o... Read more

Skinny Person with a Fat Shadow

Wednesday, January 06, 2010      6 comments

I hit the bottom of my chosen weight range earlier this week. It should be celebration time. However, I didn't want to go any lower, so after a day of healthy eating and exercise I thought I would indulge in a little candy. The chocolate candy ... Read more

Useful Trivia

Tuesday, January 05, 2010      8 comments

I just read on SparkPeople today - actually, in the trivia quiz - that adding milk to tea destroys antioxidant properties. What a revelation! I've been drinking skim milk in my tea for years thinking I was adding good nutrition. The practical th... Read more

Even If Times Change, Men and Women are Different

Monday, January 04, 2010      3 comments

Last week my husband went to the grocery store with me. As we walked in, without hesitation, he stepped onto the big scale at the front of the store. I would never weigh myself in public, but he has no inhibitions about it. Men and women truly a... Read more

Waiting for The Spark

Sunday, January 03, 2010      6 comments

My book hasn't arrived yet. Can't wait! I'm jealous of those who are already into it. Oh, well. Patience has never been one of my better virtues. Maybe I need the practice.... Read more

Mother's Coat (Warning: More Obnoxious Blowing My Own Horn!)

Saturday, January 02, 2010      9 comments

It was crispy cold this morning even in central Florida. I reached for my sloppy loose coat, when flat black leather caught my eye. Maybe, just maybe. I slipped it on and sure enough I could button every button, tie the belt, and even still brea... Read more

A New Start?

Friday, January 01, 2010      8 comments

A new year.... a new start. Well, it could be. But maybe this year I don't want it to be, for a change. Maybe that is good. We moved to Florida when I was in 3rd grade. I remember wanting to start all over, wanting to meet new people who di... Read more

What Clicked? ... continued

Thursday, December 31, 2009      3 comments

I can eat almost anything. Sure, there are things I like more than others. But I have found if there is something that is good for me, if I will start eating a little of it, soon I'll like it. When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer 1971-1974, e... Read more

What Clicked? ... continued

Wednesday, December 30, 2009      5 comments

Another important thing that I have learned is to nourish my body. It seems pretty obvious now, but for years I just tried not to eat instead of to meet my nutritional needs. For those of you who have done Weight Watchers you know there are 9 GH... Read more

Thanks, SparkFriends!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009      3 comments

I do feel more confident than ever that I can maintain a healthy weight. I weigh 80 pounds below my all time high, 45 pounds below what I was just a little over a year ago, and this morning I weighed less than I did last week by a couple ounces.... Read more

If I Had Known Then....

Sunday, December 27, 2009      7 comments

Another blogger asked about 1965 and where other SparkPeople were at that time. It took me back to beginning of my roller coaster ride of weight control. Oh, the doctor had put me on skim milk on my first birthday at 32 pounds. I only gain... Read more

Too Many Scary Leftovers

Saturday, December 26, 2009      6 comments

I cooked and cooked yesterday. All went well. I tried to give away a lot of leftovers with very little success. Now, my plan is to focus on the good foods I need. I'll try to use up or incorporate a few of the leftovers in my eating, but if... Read more

Christmas Blessings and Challenges

Friday, December 25, 2009      2 comments

Natalie loved her basketball goal and ball that Old Dad and I got her. It adjusts from 3 feet to 6 feet. She was frustrated trying to hit the big hoop, but this one is just her size at the lowest level. It is so great to give someone something t... Read more

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