Portion control...
Thursday, April 22, 2010      2 comments

can work both ways. Here I was trying to get myself to eat more fruits and veggies...especially the veggies. It occurred to me to check out just what a serving of veggies is. Turns out, a serving is smaller than I'd thought. I've... Read more
salty comment
Sunday, March 14, 2010      6 comments

Why does Sparks Recipes not have a "low-sodium" diet selection? This seems a bit like a no-brainer. I was searching recipes last night and found a few that would be considered very high in sodium, even for a perfectly healthy person. ... Read more
Getting there
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      0 comments

Well, I just got home from an 'official' weigh-in...ie at my GP's office. I have surpassed my 'mani-pedi' goal. A mani-pedi is my reward for getting past 180 lbs. Next reward is @ 150. A new wardrobe... While seeing the GP I see... Read more
Lies, lies...
Saturday, January 30, 2010      4 comments

Yep. So my WII Fit lied to me. I have not lost any weight since my last 'official' weigh in. I haven't gained any either, but still... So, back to work. Since I can only play with the WII when someone else is in the house (due t... Read more
Determination while sick
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      2 comments

I rather suddenly came down with a rotten cold over the weekend. In the past, this usually means that all 'diet' cooking goes out the window as my energy and creativity levels plummet. Now that we've been doing Sparks for a while, and ... Read more
Go ahead...chase me!
Friday, January 15, 2010      0 comments

As the 'schedule' settles back down after Christmas, we are now going to the gym several times a week. I usually end up in the field house with our son who is too young to go into the cardio room. In the field house I can do laps. I can a... Read more
challenges abound
Monday, January 11, 2010      2 comments

I am sitting at the kitchen table staring at my computer screen. I've eaten a healthy lunch. Not bad today. The Christmas holiday was rather deadly. I see the doc in a week or so for the 'official' weight. Should really knuckle down now... Read more
A salty taste
Sunday, December 27, 2009      3 comments

When we discovered that dh had hypertension, I set about trying to make tasty food without salt. It poses its challenges. To be serious, some things are off the menu...regular bacon, potato chips (crisps), soy sauce...actually MOST pac... Read more
Where I'm at
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      3 comments

Greetings! Just over a year ago, my life seemed to start over. I was given a phenomenal opportunity. Just after my fifth child was born, I started experiencing body pain. I've always had some, but this seemed to be getting a little w... Read more