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Independence Day - Freedom from all of my past bad habits

Thursday, July 02, 2009      5 comments

Of course, I celebrate July 4th with its special meaning, but it is also symbolic for me. I started my lifestyle change on Oct. 13, '08 - Columbus Day, and viewed it as my voyage into a healthier lifestyle adventure. Now, this 4th of July is t... Read more

Yay-Down A Pound!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009      3 comments

Hope it's not just my scale being squirrelly (because it has issues but I changed the batteries), but I'm down a pound after a seemingly endless plateau. I think this is a turning point where my body has finally accepted that I am serious about... Read more

Dealing w/A Social Event & Eating - According to Jillian

Tuesday, June 30, 2009      5 comments

I don't watch Biggest Loser on TV, but I do listen to Jillian on her Sunday morning radio show. This week, she gave some tips on how to cope with an event you're going to where you know you will have temptations like a buffet. She said to alwa... Read more

How I Sparked Yesterday

Monday, June 29, 2009      4 comments

I'm not a person who usually wears t-shirts with logos or messages. However, due to what a great tool Sparkpeople has been, I felt like giving back by buying a shirt. I wore it on a 5-mile lake walk yesterday and never realized how many people... Read more

How Our Thoughts Can Be a Huge Energy Drain

Sunday, June 28, 2009      2 comments

The other day, I blogged about what Jillian said in last Sunday's radio show about ways to boost your energy by boosting your mental processes and I listed those. But I forgot the most important part, and found this to be very true for myself. ... Read more

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


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