Almost One Year (in 12 Days) Sparkanniversary
In 12 days, it'll be one year at this terrific site. I marvel that it has helped me reinforce so many healthy habits, and will not whine about my forever plateau. I think this might be my goal weight! Yikes!
Not much to say today. Fight... Read more
Interesting to Hear Valerie Bertinelli's Food Struggles
I was channel surfing and landed briefly on part of an interview that Joy Behar was doing with actress Valerie Bertinelli. She commented that, even after 3 years of being on a healthier eating path, she still has to be aware of everything that ... Read more
Societal Attitudes Toward Overweight People
I recently talked to a woman who stated that it was difficult to find a management job in this city. Since she said she is experienced, competent, and a recent transplant from another city, she wondered if not getting a job after interviewing c... Read more
Keeping My Face in the Sunshine
Another day of lots of warm sunshine walking is my therapy in handling loss, sorrow and grief. I think I'll attend a grief support group on Tuesday to help myself through this latest loss. And my cousin who's like a sister to me is not doing w... Read more
Another Hike in the Warm Sunshine
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
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