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This Week Is The Official 4-Year Sparkversary
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      22 comments

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
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      25 comments

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
Monday, January 21, 2013      17 comments

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
Thursday, January 17, 2013      19 comments

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!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      14 comments

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!!!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      20 comments

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
Monday, January 14, 2013      16 comments

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
Sunday, January 13, 2013      21 comments

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
Saturday, January 12, 2013      20 comments

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
Friday, January 11, 2013      17 comments

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
Thursday, January 10, 2013      19 comments

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
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      12 comments

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
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      12 comments

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
Monday, January 07, 2013      18 comments

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
Farmaggedon - Documentary
Sunday, January 06, 2013      13 comments

Last week, a sparkfriend blogged about the documentary "Hungry for Change" which is available on Netflix. I watched that and it was another helpful film (like Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead). I noticed "Farmeggedon" while searching for the other on... Read more

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