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Sometimes I Crack Myself Up (Or How I Explained Nutrition in the Grocery Store Today)

Saturday, June 27, 2009      4 comments

Please understand that prior to 8 months ago, I didn't read or care about nutrition labels. That's what makes the following situation all the more funny to me... I went grocery shopping this morning, and another shopper and I struck up a c... Read more

Jillian Advises How We Can Increase Our Energy With Our Mind

Friday, June 26, 2009      3 comments

On her last Sunday radio show, Jillian discussed how we can boost our energy using some tips to change the way we think. I'll try to remember this as accurately as possible from my notes. First, she said to visualize. Not only positve results... Read more

My Scale Has Betrayed Me (How Can I Ever Trust it Again?)(p.s. You were right SPfriends - batteries!

Thursday, June 25, 2009      4 comments

This past February, I got a great scale for my b'day. It's one of those that calculates BMI and whatever else. My other scale was good, but started to be "off" so I bonded with this new one. I've noticed some variation lately, but this mornin... Read more

Happy 5- Month Sparkanniversary to Me

Wednesday, June 24, 2009      4 comments

Yes, today is my 5 month anniversary since coming to this terrific website. What have I learned/done? 1. Developing and reinforcing exercise and food tracking. 2. Learning from topics in articles and blogs. 3. Making new friends. 4. Mai... Read more

I Learn from Watching Others Doing Their Emotional Eating

Tuesday, June 23, 2009      3 comments

Last night, Kathy Griffen (My Life on the D List) was disappointed about not winning a Grammy. She immediately turned to food and I realized that this was another reminder and opportunity for me to reinforce what not to do with food. I could o... Read more

Tips from Jillian Michaels on her Sunday Morning Radio Show

Monday, June 22, 2009      3 comments

Sometimes I need to hear something repeatedly before I'll take action. For example, this week one of my sparkfriends suggested that I can beat the night munchies by putting a fat photo on the fridge. Sure, it just so happened that I'd had one ... Read more

WOW! My New Inspiration- 71 Year Old Ernestine Shepherd

Sunday, June 21, 2009      4 comments

I opened my emails this morning to find an article a friend sent me. I will be posting a pic or two from the article about Ernestine Shepherd, a true role model for fitness and the clear message that age is just a number. WOW! Amazing! She i... Read more

Almost 5th Month Sparkanniversary & I think I'm Beating Night Munchies

Saturday, June 20, 2009      4 comments

So, here's the scoop. I'm 4 days away from my 5th month on Sparks. I came here having lost a bunch of weight on another program. My progress has been slow, but good nonetheless. My story goes like this... never gained weight and could eat an... Read more

If I Could Reach Through My Computer, I'd Give You a Hug

Friday, June 19, 2009      3 comments

Honestly, you guys have been gems in helping to get my engine restarted. I'd stalled out big time, but am slowly but surely gaining my groove back. I'm touched to read advice that reminds me to do the right thing. One sparkfriend asked if I'v... Read more

Hanging in there

Thursday, June 18, 2009      7 comments

Been a lot of bumps in the road lately, and the best I can do is hang in there sometimes. However, eating healthy is a big help in dealing with daily stresses. Even though the urge for comfort food might raise its head, it's not worth the suga... Read more

Sparkfriends Can Make All the Difference

Wednesday, June 17, 2009      6 comments

Thanks to all who lent so much encouragement and support yesterday. It's amazing how much sparkfriends can add to the success of this weight loss adventure. It really helped buoy me up and inspire me forward. Here's to all of us and our progr... Read more

Dangerous Waters - Thinking of Quitting SP

Tuesday, June 16, 2009      14 comments

I can tell that I'm swimming in dangerous waters. Current stress levels having risen to tidal wave proportions, I'm just tired of logging in and keeping track of eating/exercise details. So, last night I considered just quitting. Yes, I talke... Read more

What I Learn from Newbies

Monday, June 15, 2009      3 comments

Each day on SP website, I try to welcome a few newbies. In doing so, I read their entries and not only learn so much about them, but also about myself. It gives me perspective to see that they are feeling how I felt when I started this healthi... Read more

Being Totally Honest w/ Myself As to Why No Progress in a Lonnnnng Time

Sunday, June 14, 2009      3 comments

Okay, so I've been on SP for 4.5 months. I've lost a couple of pounds (came here having lost a bunch already), and maintained, so that's not such bad "progress." I've also celebrated going down 3 pant sizes. However, I've been telling myself ... Read more

Why I'm Not Going to An Award-Winning Buffet Today

Saturday, June 13, 2009      6 comments

Oh my. I was invited to a top buffet at a local casino. At first, I said, sure. Figured I could just be moderate. But hey, I'm an "all or none" type gal and I remember the days prior to 8 months ago, when this buffet was one of my fave haunts... Read more


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