Enjoying "The Spark"
Have to say that this is a great way to start a new year - reading the info that reinforces all I've learned after a year (almost) on SP. Thanks to Chris and the SP team, and of course, to all my sparkfriends.
Wishing everyone a happy, hea... Read more
A Thank You to All of my Sparkfriends for Making 2009 a Sparkadventure
It's been a tough year for me with the loss of many friends and family members, as well as other life challenges. However, the Sparkadventure was so helpful in keeping me on-track and staying accountable in this healthful journey.
Some of ... Read more
Hooray, Hooray, The Spark Just Arrived Today
VERY excited. Can't wait to dive into it, which is what I'll do a bit later. Have a wonderful day.... Read more
Can Fidgeting/Tapping Really Burn 350 Daily Calories?
I read an article about 50 ways to burn more calories each day. It said that slimmer people are usually tapping or otherwise fidgeting. It recommends that doing this can burn up to 350 calories daily. In fact, I'll cut and paste it below:
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Hooray, Hooray "The Spark" Has Shipped Today!
Just got notice that this long-awaited book has left the warehouse and is on its way. Very excited as I plan to make this THE tool in losing this last 17 lbs.... Read more
The Lighter Side of Exercise DVD
It all started a couple of months ago when I ordered some Sweatin with the Oldies DVD's. I saw some other great deals on different exercise DVD's on Ebay and I now have a slew of them. Each day, I'm challenging myself to do a new one. Let's j... Read more
Has This Happened to Anyone Else Here?
Just some silly ponderings. Wondered if anyone else has:
-added sparkfriends, only to find, at some point, on your page that you need to add them? (so you do so again)
-tried to add yourself as a friend. (smiling)
-not been motiv... Read more
Confessions of a (Former) Sugar Addict
This is a complicated topic. Not only is sugar something that my body has always craved, but I've had psychological needs for it as well. Having always been sugar-sensitive, I believe that if I hadn't started this healthier lifestyle change in... Read more
Peace and Joy
Wishing all of my friends a healthy, peaceful and joyous Christmas.... Read more
Dickens' A Christmas Carol
I tuned in to see this movie with George C. Scott and hadn't seen it in many years. What really dawned on me, when it ended, was that I'd been visited- in my own way - by each of these ghosts.
The memories of Christmases past have been mak... Read more
The Up Side of Having Fallen Off the Wagon
I'd slowly started eating a bit more than what is now "normal" for me. It started in October and Thanksgiving was, what I thought to be, a point of no-return. It took me a few weeks to summon the courage to get on the scale. When I did, I fou... Read more
Wow, Thanks to My Sparkfriends
Yesterday, I was beside myself with a major water leak, when JLITT62 wrote and provided a great website. www.servicemagic.com. Went there and within seconds after filling out the form, my phone rang with three very, very good contractors. It ... Read more
Ho, Ho, Ho, Say it Ain't So
Not such a nice surprise awaiting me outside my door today - a water leak forming a huge puddle. Means, where do I begin finding a contractor who won't rip me off and make the mess worse? Life is a constant source of surprises. Do you think S... Read more
Sparkaversary, Giving Back, Leaderboards, and Miscellaneous Thoughts
It's been 11 months since finding SP, and each month I reflect upon the benefits derived from this site. Friendship, tracking, accountability, learning, fun, etc. But more than that, from my recent 3-day "break" from SP, I realized that there ... Read more
Priming the Motivation Pump
I read this morning's blog by Chunkster, and it reminded me that motivation is like having to fan a fire. It doesn't automatically keep going, you have to keep priming that pump to keep it going. Since around September or October, I began to s... Read more