Do I Need This? No, I put it back.
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
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)
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
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
Hound & Orangutan video:
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F.A.T.-Fatal, Awful, Trouble (Courtesy of Jack LaLanne)
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
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)
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
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
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