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Am I Cheating?
I try to get most of the SparkPoints available each day. And I want to do it the right way. I am very careful to correctly count my water and my cardio minutes. I carefully read articles I click on. If I add cardio and then delete it (say, I cl... Read more
Life at Goal Weight is Great, But it isn't Perfect
One reason I expect to be able to keep the weight off this time is that I am much more realistic. The first time I lost 60 pounds I was 16 years old. I was shocked to find out I'd still have to wait in lines, suffer bad hair days, and even do ho... Read more
Do These Pants Make Me Look Fat?
I used to think that question was the definition of a shallow, vain person. Of course, for years it wasn't a question I could ask. No pants could make me look fat. I was fat. But now as I try to learn to dress this new body I find it can be diff... Read more
It Took Me 6 Days
Well, I did it. I'm back to the bottom of my goal range (129-135). It took me 6 days after making a poor choice about the portion of chocolate candy I selected.
I really do think I'm making progress. For years I would give up in despair wh... Read more
Dumped the Christmas Cookies!
I took them out of the freezer, selected 4 of the best to keep, and then dumped the rest. Just really didn't want them hanging around. I feel very good about this choice.... Read more
Shameless Reward Junkie!
I am without a doubt a shameless reward junkie! I carry around my Weight Watcher awards: my 10% (of total body weight lost) award, my 16 week Stay and Succeed Award, my 25 Pounds Lost award, my Goal Weight Star, and my Key to Lifetime. My 50 pou... Read more
RAYLINSTEPHENS on Page 39!
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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!)
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?
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
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