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A Tribute to My Furry, Fourlegged Friends

Sunday, September 06, 2009      10 comments

There has been much written in recent years about how pets contribute to our quality of life by affecting our health and well-being. As I visit SPfriends' pages, I share the cuteness of their wide variety of pets. And I thought that today I wo... Read more

Now It Looks Like I May Not Have to Lose These Last 20 Lbs.

Saturday, September 05, 2009      14 comments

In the September 7 issue of Women's World, I read that a Tokyo University study indicated that middle age women who are 20 lbs. overweight are more likely to live longer than women who are thinner. Did I need to read that and use it to rational... Read more

Sometimes It's not About Being Motivated...

Friday, September 04, 2009      6 comments

...it's about being healthy. That was a great reminder that a sparkfriend responded when I last blogged that I was not motivated. It's amazing how helpful the thoughts of friends are in keeping me reality-based. Another example this week, was... Read more

I'm At That Awkward Stage

Thursday, September 03, 2009      4 comments

Not really unmotivated, as I know I'll never go back to the way I used to eat and will continue to be active. However, not really motivated. Sorta in a limbo.... Read more

Never Know How Something Around the Corner Can Turn Your Whole Attitude Around

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      9 comments

Okay, I try to be patient with this "journey." But during today's walk, I was pondering that I've been doing this for 11 months and most of my 34 lb. loss occurred within the first five months. Now, even though I beat myself up that the scale ... Read more

10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight - Part 6-Final Tip

Tuesday, September 01, 2009      2 comments

In an article in Women's Health with the above title, I found a few reasons I may not be losing weight despite good eating and exercise. One has to do with my stagnant energy which I'm getting help with acupuncture treatments. Some of these tips... Read more

10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight - Part 5

Monday, August 31, 2009      3 comments

Okay, this blog and tomorrow's are the last two tips that I find helpful to me. In an article in Women's Health with the above title, I found a few reasons I may not be losing weight despite good eating and exercise. One has to do with my stagn... Read more

10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight - Part 4

Sunday, August 30, 2009      1 comments

In an article in Women's Health with the above title, I found a few reasons I may not be losing weight despite good eating and exercise. One has to do with my stagnant energy which I'm getting help with acupuncture treatments. Some of these tips... Read more

10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight - Part 3

Saturday, August 29, 2009      6 comments

In an article in Women's Health with the above title, I found a few reasons I may not be losing weight despite good eating and exercise. One has to do with my stagnant energy which I'm getting help with acupuncture treatments. As I've posted two... Read more

10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight-Part 2

Friday, August 28, 2009      6 comments

In an article in Women's Health with the above title, I found a couple of reasons I may not be losing weight despite good eating and exercise. One has to do with my stagnant energy which I'm getting help with acupuncture treatments. But the foll... Read more

10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight-Part 1

Thursday, August 27, 2009      8 comments

In an article in Women's Health with the above title, I found a couple of reasons I may not be losing weight despite good eating and exercise. One has to do with my stagnant energy which I'm getting help with acupuncture treatments. But the fo... Read more

Still On Track, but Kinda in a Hazy Phase

Wednesday, August 26, 2009      4 comments

Not sure how to describe this; I'm doing fine with eating right. And an acceptable amount of daily activity. But this period of time just seems like a huge lull. Nothing to say, no spark. Maybe the hot weather is a factor, and I will snap to... Read more

Postponed My Trip & Figuring Out Another Plan

Tuesday, August 25, 2009      3 comments

I've decided to visit the Grand Canyon AFTER temps and tourists leave. It'll be a much more enjoyable trip when not going through 110 degree deserts. Even with a/c, no thanks. Had my second acupuncture appt. today and realized that I have a l... Read more

My Self-Prescribed Plan Out of this 2-year Long Abyss

Monday, August 24, 2009      6 comments

It's been a very bumpy road this past couple of years with mega-losses, deaths, and non-stop other personal challenges. As a result, I found myself in what has felt like emotional quicksand and nothing I tried (degrees in psychology and lots of... Read more

Miscellaneous Thoughts On My 7th Month Sparkanniversary

Sunday, August 23, 2009      2 comments

One of the biggest lessons I learned this 7th month (total journey of 10 months - started October 08), occurred when I crashed and burned for the first time since last October. Wow, was that weekend ever a learning experience. What I learned w... Read more


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