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Screen Name Results

Friday, February 05, 2010      11 comments

A week ago I was considering changing my screen name. I love it when my now (as of today) 3 year old granddaughter calls me Old Mom. She was the one who gave me that name, so it is special. Yet, it seemed like adults -- and especially adults I d... Read more

Getting Past the Mindset that Scale Number is our Grade in Life

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      7 comments

"Getting past the mindset that the number on the scale is our grade in life is a life long challenge for some of us," ONEKIDSMOM responded to my blog yesterday. Those words stayed with me all day, kept resurfacing in my thoughts. You know ... Read more

Innocent Victim

Tuesday, February 02, 2010      9 comments

"Hi. How are you?" she asked enthusiastically. I almost said, "131.6," but I knew that wasn't a good answer. "Fine," I mumbled. I was 129.0 yesterday. "What's wrong?" she asked. "Fluctuations," I said. "You know. My weight is up a... Read more

People on a Diet vs. People Pursuing a Healthy Lifestyle

Monday, February 01, 2010      5 comments

Page xv of The Spark, paraphrased in my words: People on a Diet Lose Weight; People who Follow a Healthy Lifestyle achieve lasting weight loss, improved fitness, better health, and -- what I wrote about 2 days ago -- the higher level of happines... Read more

Wow, Do I Feel Great!

Sunday, January 31, 2010      9 comments

I just got back from a 15 minute bike ride in my neighborhood in the crisp air. That would not be so remarkable, except (drum roll here) my husband went with me! It was the first time we have done any activity together for many years. I certainl... Read more

People are Nourished by People as Much as by Food

Saturday, January 30, 2010      12 comments

"people are nourished by each other as much as by food." - The Spark, page xi In my day to day life I rarely meet someone who understands, or at least someone who understands and talks about, their struggles with food. When I go to my WW me... Read more

Introduction, Page xi

Friday, January 29, 2010      5 comments

On the first page of The Spark, in the first paragraph of the introduction are the words "reaping great benefits, such as higher levels of happiness....." It says that people who discover "a new way of living and thinking about their weight, the... Read more

Eat Naked!

Thursday, January 28, 2010      9 comments

Eat Naked! That phrase from a SparkPeople article stuck with me. Although it might conjure up sensuous pictures rivaling Greek orgies and Tom Jones medieval feasts, what the phrase refers to is much simpler. It means eat your food plain. As I at... Read more

Bootcamp Review

Wednesday, January 27, 2010      10 comments

I've just completed Day 25 Spark Your Body Bootcamp workout. I expected it would be far more intense than it is. However, now that I think about it, I'm glad it was just the intensity it is. It did get me to do several exercises at a more advan... Read more

New Name Needed?

Monday, January 25, 2010      9 comments

I love it when my 2 (almost 3 now) year old granddaughter calls me what she named me, Old Mom. However, when other people call me that it seems silly. In fact, it seems negative. Should I change my screen name on SparkPeople? Should I come ... Read more

The Water Habit

Sunday, January 24, 2010      7 comments

I used to drink a lot of water. I had kidney stones in 1972 and 1992, and was told to drink lots of water. Weight Watchers used to encourage lots of water, too. Weight Watchers has now gone to 6 glasses of liquid per day. Doesn't have to be wate... Read more

Missing from The Spark?

Saturday, January 23, 2010      10 comments

I had misplaced my copy of The Spark, but fortunately I've found it. As I picked it up and looked at it, though, something struck me. The 60s and 70s and 80s are missing. Really the 50s are almost missing, too. All the success stories with their... Read more

The Power of the Positive

Thursday, January 21, 2010      4 comments

As I shared in an earlier blog, I was really frustrated with my goal of trying to get 8 hours sleep per night. I mean, I'm just not in total control of sleep. Sometimes I just couldn't sleep no matter how much I tried. In fact it seemed the hard... Read more

Fitness Suggestions Wanted

Wednesday, January 20, 2010      6 comments

I have enjoyed the Spark Your Body Bootcamp workouts. They are short enough that I hardly feel like I'm doing anything, but then my body has a touch of soreness and I know I did. Also, the bootcamp exercises have made me realize that my gen... Read more

Big Boned!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010      11 comments

At a Weight Watchers meeting earlier this month I sat by a woman who asked me many questions about my weight loss journey. I shared with her several of my favorite recipes, products, and ways to earn activity points. At one point she commented ... Read more


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