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Off to a Better Start

Monday, April 28, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday was not a good day for esophagitis and reflux. Once it started in the am, I seemed to be inflamed for much of the day. I decided to step it back to soft foods and small meals, since I had success with this a while ago. So far... Read more

Day 1- AM Reflux Reflect

Sunday, April 27, 2014      3 comments

This blog is triggered by acid reflux reaction after breakfast. background is in my last post if anyone is interested. If this is not ok to post on blog, please let me know. It doesn't quite fit on the nutrition tracker. And public scrutiny ... Read more

Turning Back to Spark

Sunday, April 27, 2014      4 comments

It's almost a year since I posted here. It's been a good year, and I've continued to use the Spark food and exercise trackers. My weight has been stable, I really got into physical activity - new things like running fast and taking sculpt cla... Read more

High Fiber Miracle??

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      2 comments

I went to a nutritionist last week because my blood sugar was up, even though my weight has stayed down. Her recommendation - 5 -6 days a week of aerobic activity along with a high fiber diet, low cholesterol diet, but including enough "good" o... Read more

3 Accomplishments

Thursday, February 07, 2013      3 comments

1) Set up exploratory meeting with new client for work. 2) Relationship with both daughters very good at 60th birthday. 3) Maintained motivation for health and activity through 60th birthday hub-bub.... Read more

Renewing Message to Self

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      0 comments

Spark Coach Motivation Challenge for Day: Give yourself a pep talk. Write it down so you can use it again when you feel down. Here's the message I gave myself last March. It's still good today, with a few revisions. I've done ... Read more

Trying Out the Spark Coaching Team

Friday, January 25, 2013      3 comments

I recently received my last maintenance lesson from the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Diabetes Not Me Study. The final lesson has an excellent set of tips and questions. I haven't answered them all yet. I do know that I am in a good pl... Read more

New Short Term Plan Coming Soon

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      1 comments

Hello and thanks to everyone for supporting me in my public accountability experiment. Now I have a three week period full of special events surrounding my birthday. I'll be back soon with some thoughts about my strategies and goals...... Read more

Closure on my Public Accountability Experiment

Saturday, January 19, 2013      5 comments

Hello Friends, It has been useful to make a commitment to make public posts about specific goals. Here are some things accomplished and learned: 1) Weight-wise it was a success. I kept a stable weight between Christmas and New Yea... Read more

LAST DAY OF MY 10 DAY TRACKING PROMISE

Monday, January 14, 2013      5 comments

I started out strong, but the weekend was tough, especially Sunday. I was dealing with a few upsetting things and was not so good about tracking for the last two days. Upon refection, I will do more planning next time. I did know that th... Read more

5 Days Down. 5 Days to Go.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      2 comments

Having short -term goals definitely helps. I've managed to get some kind of workout every day and also stick to the calorie limit (more or less). Yesterday I talked myself into the sensible realization that it's more important to stay with the... Read more

Thoughts on Sticking With a Plan

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      6 comments

So, what did I learn so far? I'm now on Day 4 of the 1200 calorie tracking plan. a) The scale does show a difference if am active and stay within range. But I knew this already. b) The moment the scale got within a couple of pound... Read more

Sticking with It

Monday, January 07, 2013      4 comments

Since I was successful on my 10 holiday accountability plan, I'm trying I new 10 day tracking plan. The new goal is just to track everything I eat for 10 days and stay at 1200 calories or less per day. Let's see how this goes. I'm making th... Read more

Post- Accountability

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      3 comments

Well, I no longer am committed to daily public postings. I managed to keep my weight stable for the last 10 days. Next step is to embrace continued healthy eating and a positive body image with a sense of joy. Restarting yoga next ... Read more

Happy New Year ! The Home Stretch for my Accountability Experiment

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      3 comments

Happy New Year! Yesterday was so-so. My weigh in shows that I will meet my goal for maintenance over the 10 day holiday period as long as I stick with the plan today. For today, I plan to go for a long walk or run; and I have two par... Read more


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