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Belt Caper Irony & Misc. Thoughts
Before 6 years ago, I had the luxury of never thinking about food and weight gain. I had years of collections of belts - all kinds, styles, etc. A belt diva. During this past 6 years, I gave them all away with other things to charity and figu... Read more
This Week Is The Official 4-Year Sparkversary
Can't believe it's been 4 years since accidentally stumbling upon this site! WOW!
(p.s. I just went to the page that allows you to add Spversary icons - they only go up to 3!)... Read more
Why I Caved & Ordered Fitbit
I don't jump on bandwagons, so I took my time and heavily weighed whether I'd really use the hefty-priced Fitbit. Honestly, I walk a lot. And I've always wondered what it translates to in miles and calories burned. I want to "step" it up, so ... Read more
DAILY WEIGHING-ANOTHER OPINION
I walked into the room during the very last few sentences of a radio interview with an author who just wrote a weight loss book. He said that he'd heard many warnings not to weigh daily as it is too frustrating. But he felt the opposite to be ... Read more
Convictions of Overweight Women
On the radio, there were a few reports about how overweight women who are being judged by a jury in court are (oftentimes) perceived to be guilty with their excess weight seen as impulse control and, therefore, they probably did the crime. Not ... Read more
Vitamins Added to GS Cookies!
After reading that girl scout cookies are now going to contain added vitamins, I smiled wryly and thought that perhaps companies will now add vitamins to cigarettes and alcohol. Crazy crazy crazy world.
Wishing all a happy day.... Read more
38 Degrees in San Diego this Morning!!!!
Yikes! It might as well be 0 degrees - I'm absolutely freezing, although it does warm up as the sun comes up. Wishing all a wonderful day.... Read more
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Curiosity
I've read about this for years and wonder if anyone else has, or even tried it. There are supposedly some health benefits to using a few drops in water daily.
Still considering getting a Fitbit, but not really sure I'd use it and really ... Read more
3 LBS TO GO UNTIL GOAL!!!!!
Four years ago, when I set out on this adventure and set this goal, it seemed like the impossible dream. It was the first time in my life that I had to deal with weight and I stayed at a plateau for the first three years after losing 34 lbs. T... Read more
1st LB LOST IN 2013, INTO NEW ZONE
Into the new set of next lower numbers, and the first lb of the "new" year gone, yes, I'm excited!
Have a good weekend.... Read more
I SHOULD BE EXCITED, BUT NOT
This is crazy, I know. I'm 5 lbs away from my goal weight and already feeling disappointed. Why? My goal weight is what I set for myself based on how I feel I look best. It is not the number on the charts of what I "should" weigh. I know, I... Read more
The ER Reminder
As though I need a reminder when I'm a regular member of SP, the ultimate reinforcer, my recent visit to the emergency room shook me awake further.
I brought someone into the ER recently and, as a helper, was able to sit there while waiti... Read more
Banishing (almost) the Scale
I never even owned a scale in my life until four years ago, when I embarked on this weight loss adventure. I'd never gained weight and never even thought about it; thus, no need for a scale.
Okay, I bought a scale in October 2009. The sca... Read more
13 is My Lucky Number
So I feel like this year will be a good one. Relative to the past 5, anything will be better! (smiling)
Seriously, I don't have "lucky" numbers, but I DO like Friday the 13th. Feel a good vibe with that number. I believe we make our own ... Read more
HAS IT REALLY BEEN 4 SPARKING YEARS?
I started this healthy adventure on my own four years ago in October, but found SP by accident in January a few months later.
These four years have been full of major bumps in the road for me, but logging into this site has helped me reinfo... Read more