ME & D3-A Match Made in Heaven
It sometimes takes a me several times reading info before it finally sticks. A recent example is D3. I'd read articles on SP, and then one night, an expert (MD) in this area was talking at-length on a radio show about the benefits of taking th... Read more
The Best Gift of All on My 1st Anniversary of Healthy Eating
I've been doing a lot of reflecting about this past year of great eating and exercise changes, as well as planning what I'll do differently in the coming year to get these dratted (d@*#) last 20 lbs. off my bones. (October 13 is the exact date ... Read more
Clarifying To Myself Between a "Want" and a "Need"
Like that Stones song, "you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you get what you need." Well, I realized lately that I'm pretty clear as to what my basic needs are. But I grew up with a mindset that somehow placed desires/... Read more
When Does A REASON become An EXCUSE?
As I was doing my daily walk yesterday, I pondered many aspects over the last year since October 13 is the anniversary of this lifestyle change. Never been a lazy person, but I realized that while making changes in eating choices, I had good "r... Read more
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
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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