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"Want the Change" (Rilke)
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      15 comments

Many of us are at SparkPeople because we want the change or we think we do -- changes of better health through weight loss and increased fitness. And other kinds of changes too: a greater sense of community, a greater engagement with people a... Read more
She Swallowed a Fly!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      13 comments

It was on the golf course. A pretty big juicy one. And my first thought? Don't suppose that's in the nutrition tracker!! But if it were: what's the calorie count? And could be protein-rich? But probably fat free!! And low carb!... Read more
Mirror Image
Sunday, May 15, 2011      9 comments

While out shopping, I ran into a friend who I hadn't seen for a long, long time. She is about my height. Both of us were looking at the size eight rack of pants. She squealed with pleasure, "Hi!! You look terrific!! You're so thin... Read more
Trillium Woods
Saturday, May 14, 2011      11 comments

The sugar bush canopy is almost completely sketched in with bright acid green. This morning it was raining a warm misty rain, releasing a gloriously green and earthy fragrance. The birds' songs were constant, interwoven: robins, song sparrows,... Read more
Virtual pals, real value
Thursday, May 12, 2011      16 comments

That was the headline on a tiny article in the Toronto Globe and Mail earlier this week. It outlined UK research indicating that the typical user of a "social networking site" (such as Facebook, or I presume SparkPeople) has 121 online friends,... Read more
Second Sparkiversary!!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      25 comments

It's been two years! I weigh a solid 30 pounds less than when I found Spark People May 10 2009, down from 172 to 142 (or 141, with occasionally a glimmer of a "middle 3"!!). Still working on determining lowest sustainable weight . . . ... Read more
Counting Every Calorie: Obsessive? Future Eating Disorder?
Thursday, May 05, 2011      19 comments

I've been counting calories -- using the nutrition tracker, pre-planning my meals, following the Beck cognitive strategies to "learn to think like a thin person". I've got Beck cards to review which remind me to arrange my environment to elimin... Read more
Liposuction: The Fat Comes Back!
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      10 comments

An article in the Toronto Globe and Mail says that liposuction isn't permanent. The fat comes back -- just not necessarily in the same place. So if you have fat liposuctioned off your tummy, it's back within a year but maybe in your upper abd... Read more
MAINtaining! And anticipating the leaping greenly spirits . . . any day!!
Saturday, April 30, 2011      13 comments

I'm feeling very lucky that my slight indulgence over a birthday dinner for DH yesterday did not push the scale up -- or at least not yet! I'm holding at 142 for now, got to the gym today for cardio and upper body weights plus abs and stretchin... Read more
Long Weekend
Monday, April 25, 2011      9 comments

This has been a lovely four days off work, relaxing at home and at the golf course. I indulged in a couple of toasted hot cross buns (yes, faithfully tracked, within calorie range!). Maybe these aren't an American tradition, because I didn't ... Read more
How Do I Get this Weight Loss MOVING? One Approach
Thursday, April 21, 2011      13 comments

CMB2048 posted a recent blog asking "How do I get this weight loss moving?" It was a heartfelt plea from a person who's really struggling and who is making huge progress with regular strength workouts, but time pressed at work and having troub... Read more
Spark Support
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      17 comments

There is nothing like it. I do know that being "up two" is not the end of the world. It's minor stuff -- true even if it turns out to be a "real" gain. Still minor. But -- absolutely not minor-- the kindness, the great suggestions,... Read more
Up Two
Monday, April 18, 2011      15 comments

How I hate changing my weight tracker but -- there it is, 144.5!! WAAAAAAHHHHHHH!! Gotta keep it real. And -- no, I don't think it's "permanent" because it can't be: I simply have not eaten enough or slacked off from exercise to gener... Read more
Lowest Sustainable Weight: Periodic Post-Beck Report
Saturday, April 16, 2011      16 comments

My weight is at 142.5 right now. It may not "stick" there as my ultimate "lowest sustainable weight" (that's the concept from Judith S. Beck's "Diet Solution" I'm experimenting to discover) but my weight has been hovering at about 142 for sev... Read more
Satisfying Week!
Friday, April 15, 2011      5 comments

My regular work week was changed up with some fun things -- a drinks meeting with my collaborative colleagues, and two days of mediation training. The mediation techniques are meant to enhance my work in collaborative practice -- and there... Read more

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