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362 (approx.) Blogs later - Who Would've Thought I'd Celebrate Spark 1-Year Anniversary?

Friday, January 22, 2010      14 comments

No wonder I have a tough time lately coming up with blog topics! Aside from missing a few days, I've blogged daily for a year now. Can't believe I've been on Spark for so long and am proud that I stuck with it. Not usually a joiner, even onl... Read more

HOW ABOUT A WORKBOOK TO ACCOMPANY THE SPARK BOOK?

Thursday, January 21, 2010      5 comments

I'd really find that useful, and hope that Chris is considering that possibility. In 4 days, it'll be my one year sparkaversary. The time has gone by quickly, and I'm thrilled that I've stuck with it. Have a wonderful day, friends... Read more

Do I Need This? No, I put it back.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010      10 comments

I've started celebrating my birthday. It used to be that I not only celebrated the day, but the week. Then I started celebrating the entire month (February). And now, I start in January. In fact, I guess I celebrate every day in a number of ... Read more

Drinking Lots of Water

Tuesday, January 19, 2010      3 comments

It's finally raining in San Diego, after a long drought. Reminds me to keep my water nearby and guzzle it. Have no topics to share today, but wishing all a happy evening.... Read more

How My Plateau Nearly Did Me In (But I Didn't Let It)

Monday, January 18, 2010      7 comments

At this time last year, I'd lost most of my current weight loss (34 lbs.). I'd begun the healthier lifestyle on October 13, 2008. Came to SP in January '09 with a loss of approx. 31 and then lost a few more. Spent most of '09 whining about wha... Read more

I Don't Like Some of the "Good" Stuff I Used to Like Anymore

Sunday, January 17, 2010      6 comments

Never thought I'd start to dislike the taste of things that had been my favorites prior to starting this healthy journey in October 08. I'd bought a small container of potato salad, which I was going to allow myself, keeping within my calorie r... Read more

Honestly, You Will Not Regret Seeing the Orangutan & the Hound

Saturday, January 16, 2010      1 comments

Hound & Orangutan video: http://video.tiscali.it/cana
li/truveo/611_1234581161.html ... Read more

F.A.T.-Fatal, Awful, Trouble (Courtesy of Jack LaLanne)

Saturday, January 16, 2010      4 comments

I just finished reading an article about 95-year-old Jack LaLanne, the Godfather of Fitness, and have to admit that I've taken him for granted. He's been around all my life and even though I've always admired his dedication to health and wellne... Read more

1 Year After Healthier Lifestyle - the Things I Take for Granted Now

Friday, January 15, 2010      8 comments

As I pulled one of my fave blouses out to dress this morning, I smiled. It suddenly dawned on me that this was among my "skinny" clothes, meaning, an item that ceased to fit when I packed on the extra pounds. However, it has fit again for some... Read more

OH PLEASE! (Jillian on TV last night)(and other misc. thoughts)

Thursday, January 14, 2010      12 comments

I rarely express my strong opinions as not to step on toes, but I just have to scream about this one. Seeing Jillian Michaels on TV last night made me shout out loud in protest. Honestly, I admire all the good stuff that Jillian has done. ... Read more

Almost One Year (in 12 Days) Sparkanniversary

Wednesday, January 13, 2010      3 comments

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2010      3 comments

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

Monday, January 11, 2010      6 comments

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

Sunday, January 10, 2010      5 comments

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

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


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