Does Anyone Out There Use Walking Poles? Need Advice.
I've read that these are big in Europe, but I've not seen anyone use them here in my city. They supposedly burn 40% more calories than a regular walk! WOW! Would appreciate any advice on this. Thanks.... Read more
Shocked By Day 2 and 3 with My New (and first) Pedometer
I finally opened the pedometer I bought a couple of months ago. The first day I used it, I could not believe my eyes at the number of steps and the miles completed in my normal day's walk.
In fact, I had to research to make sure it wasn't bro... Read more
The First Three Bites...(no, not about vampires)
I recently read a short blurb somewhere that the first three bites are said to be the ones that bring the most satisfaction when eating something yummy. That made me think about noticing how that can work in my favor. Then I realized that I ra... Read more
"Semi-" and "Somewhat" Won't Cut it If I'm To Lose this Last 20 in 2010
As my first year of healthy eating and regular exercise draws closer on the October 13 anniversary date, I look at my role model's photo on my SP photo page. Ernestine Shepherd is a 72-year-old fitness trainer, and in AMAZING shape. She glows ... Read more
Shocked By the Numbers - Again!
The first time I got on the scale, at the start of this healthier eating adventure in October '08, I was shocked. I'd never weighed myself and didn't own a scale. I was a person who never gained weight. But during these past few years, things... Read more
FREE NIGHT OF THEATER - NATIONALLY, 2 FREE TICKETS TO A PLAY
Last night, I found this nationwide event and wanted to share the info with my sparkfriends. If you enjoy plays, or have wanted to see one for the first time, now's your chance. Two tickets, totally free. Google "Free Night of Theater" and it... Read more
The Huge Importance of Breakfast
Before I started eating healthier last October, I rarely ate breakfast. It was another one of those great lifelong habits that caught up with me and eventually bit me in the butt. As a kid, mom would preach about the importance of breakfast an... Read more
Still Battling the Night Munchies
This has been my biggest challenge during this year of healthier eating. It's such a lifelong habit, that it takes a million tons of willpower to resist. I'm doing better, and I've tried every trick in the book. Now I just let myself eat some... Read more
Maybe This Isn't a Plateau, But a Final Destination??? Yikes!
Yesterday, I read that if you've been on a plateau for a long time, that it may be that's where your body will stay! I am completely blown away by that, as the thought had crossed my mind before. However, if I believe that, I'll stop working t... Read more
Catching Up W/ The Bad Girl Pounds Gained in August
Yes, by now I've blogged the topic to death about my boo-hoo month of failure in August. Which was devastating for me because it was the first time in 11 months that I didn't adhere to a near-perfect path of healthy eating. But I learned a lot... Read more
8 Months on SP-Thank you, SparkGuy!
I celebrated today by sending Chris, the Sparkguy, a thank you goodie. And I try to give back by buying SP items when I can, and spreading the SP when I go out by wearing my SP shirt. I really appreciate all that this site has done for me in h... Read more
Trampoline Jumping -Then and Now
A few months ago, I got a mini-trampoline. I'd had one in the past that I enjoyed so much, that I thought I'd reproduce the experience. Had to smile yesterday as I finally got on it. As I jumped, parts of my body bounced to a different rhythm... Read more
Coming Up on My 1-Year Anniversary (almost) of Healthy Eating/Lifestyle Change-Reflection #1
Okay, so it's not October 13 yet. But the way this year is evaporating, it'll be here in no time. I used Columbus Day '08 to embark on my new adventure as Columbus did - what has been a year of good (great) eating, more exercise, and learning... Read more
Anyone Else Having Trouble Getting SP points?
This is frustrating. Some categories require 2-4 clicks before the points register. Others do not give me points at all. This has gone on for a few weeks now. Anyone else having trouble with this?... Read more
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Done Whining. Back on the Horse for the Victory Ride.
I'm not normally a whiner, but wow, that's all I've done lately. Yesterday, after asking for support, I received so many great reminders, good advice, and kind support. Something snapped (in a good way) inside my head and I just got sick of my... Read more