Grief, Cheesecake, and No Remorse
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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