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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
Confessions of a (Former) Sugar Addict
Saturday, December 26, 2009      11 comments

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
Friday, December 25, 2009      4 comments

Wishing all of my friends a healthy, peaceful and joyous Christmas.... Read more
Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Thursday, December 24, 2009      5 comments

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
Wednesday, December 23, 2009      10 comments

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

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