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Another Hike in the Warm Sunshine

Saturday, January 09, 2010      5 comments

Feeling good, and doing lots of hiking today. Sunshine is so cathartic and makes me feel healthy, strong, and ready to face whatever is in store for the rest of the day. Wishing all a fun day.... Read more

Grief, Cheesecake, and No Remorse

Friday, January 08, 2010      7 comments

This is the kind of confession you dread writing. In fact, you either put it off as long as possible, or refuse to write it at all. Yesterday, after a couple of days of handling my most recent loss of a dearly departed family member ver... Read more

So Much to Say, Yet So Little

Thursday, January 07, 2010      4 comments

In times like these, when there is so much loss in my life, it's tough to blog. If I have nothing good to write, I tend to not want to say anything at all. At times, I list topics I want to blog about, and other times, there's not one single t... Read more

New Year, New Loss

Wednesday, January 06, 2010      4 comments

A beloved family member passed away today. I am distraught and griefstricken. (But not eating junk as a result) Handling my sadness with a lot of exercise, among other things.... Read more

Divorcing My Scale

Tuesday, January 05, 2010      10 comments

I never even owned a scale before starting this lifestyle change in October '08. Guess I was one of the lucky ones who was able to eat anything, in any quantity, and not gain a pound. That changed a few years ago with hormonal tidal waves alon... Read more

Armed, Optimistic and Ready for 2010

Monday, January 04, 2010      5 comments

Things in motion tend to stay in motion. Wasn't that a Physics principle I learned in high school? Well, my momentum from 2009 has carried over and I am armed with the tools I need to continue this healthy living adventure. Exercise and... Read more

Shorts, Sunshine, Sweatin and a 2-hour Walk

Sunday, January 03, 2010      5 comments

Oh, how I complain about living in San Diego! Whine, whine, whine about high cost of living, tough job market and a host of other things. But the long and short of it is that it's January 3 and I have overdosed (in a good way) on sunshine duri... Read more

Went to the Movies w/o Popcorn or Candy

Saturday, January 02, 2010      8 comments

There used to be a day when there was no way that I could go to a movie w/o a feeding frenzy of treats. After a year's healthier journey, I went to the movies today and didn't even miss the treats. I'd eaten a healthy breakfast, had my water b... Read more

Enjoying "The Spark"

Friday, January 01, 2010      6 comments

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

Thursday, December 31, 2009      2 comments

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2009      8 comments

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?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009      10 comments

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: ... Read more

Hooray, Hooray "The Spark" Has Shipped Today!

Monday, December 28, 2009      4 comments

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

Monday, December 28, 2009      3 comments

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?

Sunday, December 27, 2009      15 comments

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


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