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  • Trouble in Paradise . . .

    5/25/2016 9:41:42 PM, by WATERMELLEN

    . . . a year from now, I won't be troubled about this current crisis. If I think about what was worrying me most a year ago, the sleepless n... Read more

  • Daily Quotes: 1CRAZYDOG shout out!

    5/24/2016 7:54:03 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    "Our life is but a stream that flows by so quickly. Make each moment count". That was the thought posted on my Spark Page today by 1CRAZYD... Read more

  • Long Weekend

    5/23/2016 8:32:13 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    May 2-4 (and no, I'm not a beer drinker) is the traditional launch of summer (and no, it's not June 21st) in Canada. Queen Victoria's birt... Read more

  • 10 REALLY Final Diet Fix Takeaways

    5/22/2016 8:16:05 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    1. If I can't happily eat any less, I'm not going to eat any less. 2. If I can't happily exercise any more, I'm not going to exercise any mor... Read more

  • Diet Fix: Last Blog

    5/21/2016 11:52:12 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    There is so much useful and sane info in Dr. Yoni Freedhoff's book, "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work". I could (but ... Read more

  • Diet Fix 10-Day Reset

    5/19/2016 6:26:28 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Like Beck, Yoni Freedhoff thinks any diet can work if we work it. He's about "fixing" or "resetting" your diet. And his program for doing tha... Read more

  • Diet Fix Myths

    5/18/2016 8:41:40 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Next, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff offers a "baker's dozen" (you should pardon the expression!!) of modern-day dieting myths. And yup: I was pretty su... Read more

  • Diet Fix Traumas

    5/17/2016 6:50:35 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Yesterday Dr. Yoni Freedhof gave us seven diet "sins". And today he matches those up with seven deadly traumas. In other words, if we commit t... Read more

  • Diet Fix

    5/16/2016 7:21:36 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Picked up at the library yesterday: Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work". Dr. Freedhoff is a Canad... Read more

  • Cool temps, chill time.

    5/15/2016 9:18:04 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Apple blossom in bud. Grape hyacinth. And forget-me-not! Just a few sprigs of each in a small vase on my kitchen table: no need to buy flowers ... Read more

  • Beck Check Week 2: Bonus Blog

    5/14/2016 7:36:05 PM, by WATERMELLEN

    Do these activities daily: * Eat a healthful diet with limited calories - pretty good: every day except today! * Think about what you're ... Read more

  • Constructive Honesty

    5/14/2016 9:43:08 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Spark People is a remarkably supportive community. There's lots of openness and honesty here. People share their experiences (with weight loss,... Read more

  • Exercise and Obesity

    5/13/2016 7:26:54 PM, by WATERMELLEN

    www.theglobeandmail.com/
    life/health-and-fitness/he
    alth/exercise-may-combat-o
    besity-better-than-dieting
    -study/article299895... Read more

  • TOO Clean A Diet? Five Flags!!

    5/12/2016 7:04:19 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    foodeducator.com/five-re
    d-flags-that-your-clean-di
    et-is-going-too-far-washin
    gton-post/ Consensus here in Sparki... Read more

  • Short Answers to Hard Questions About Weight Loss

    5/11/2016 6:55:45 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    www.theglobeandmail.com/
    life/health-and-fitness/he
    alth/short-answers-to-hard
    -questions-about-weight-lo
    ss/article29941808/ ... Read more

  • FUN CLOTHES: FOR ANYBODY WHO WANTS 'EM!! Yes yes yes to SERENASEA!

    5/10/2016 7:21:44 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    "So many of us feel we don't deserve beautiful or fun clothes until we lose the weight": that's what SERENASEA wrote on yesterday's "shopping in ... Read more

  • Sunny Day

    5/9/2016 7:39:09 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Thanks so much for all the kindly comments on my Mother's Day blog yesterday. Much much appreciated . . . this is a marvellous community of supp... Read more

  • Happy Mother's Day

    5/8/2016 11:34:00 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    I've been enjoying reading people's wonderful Mother's Day blogs: full of happy memories of their mothers, and rejoicing in stories of their own ... Read more

  • Beck Check Week #1

    5/7/2016 5:11:28 PM, by WATERMELLEN

    Do these activities daily: * Eat a healthful diet with limited calories - 6 GREAT DAYS, 1 GOOD * Think about what you're eating before yo... Read more

  • Girls Hating Fitness

    5/6/2016 8:23:39 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    www.theglobeandmail.com/
    life/health-and-fitness/he
    alth/body-changes-pushing-
    teen-girls-away-from-sport
    s-research-suggests/... Read more

  • 100 Years Inspiring

    5/5/2016 6:26:07 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    ca.news.yahoo.com/video-
    100-year-old-woman-sets-wo
    rld-track-record-150340235.html Short video clip, pretty inspirin... Read more

  • Biggest Regainer

    5/4/2016 7:07:11 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    www.thestar.com/news/wor
    ld/2016/05/02/after-the-bi
    ggest-loser-their-bodies-f
    ought-to-regain-weight.html Nope, t... Read more

  • How To Be Miserable

    5/3/2016 8:22:19 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Pretty clearly from yesterday's blog comments, ironing makes a lot of Sparkies miserable!! Me, meh: I can iron with a grin on my face: and I can... Read more

  • Ironies of ironing!

    5/2/2016 8:17:04 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    I don't end up ironing as much in the winter -- winter woolens tend to go to the dry cleaners. Or my rib turtlenecks (a frequent go-to with a su... Read more

  • Laid-back

    5/1/2016 12:14:59 PM, by WATERMELLEN

    Saturday was so busy that I'm not planning to do much today at all (other than soup making, done: a sale on mushrooms at the grocery store inspir... Read more

  • may goals

    4/30/2016 2:25:26 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    april was pretty successful. especially compared to the previous months. I felt like I gained some control. I did my 10 pounds in 10 days challen... Read more

  • Laundry Done . . .

    4/30/2016 9:37:41 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    . . . off to the gym. And the library. And the grocery store. Then soup making!! I may be inspired by something in the freggies offerings . . ... Read more

  • DH Bday

    4/29/2016 7:43:43 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    DH (that's TUFFMUFFIN) is celebrating his bday today . . . and I'm so grateful for all the terrific years we've had together. And that he keeps ... Read more

  • Repeat

    4/28/2016 7:54:55 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Yesterday's recess walk was such a pleasure -- longer distance and a different route -- that I'm looking forward to a repeat today. Repeat: ... Read more

  • Warm and Sunny

    4/27/2016 7:26:51 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Looks like a great day for a "recess" walk! And quite possibly the daffodils I planted outside my window at work will be in bloom . . . I've bee... Read more

  • Sleet Storm

    4/26/2016 8:36:38 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    I can hear the ice pellets stinging against the skylight. It's dark and cold and gloomy. On my kitchen table: a bouquet of white freesia in... Read more

  • A Walk in the Woods

    4/25/2016 7:49:36 AM, by WATERMELLEN

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  • Salty

    4/24/2016 9:19:12 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Sodium 3759 yesterday. Pounds up 2. Oh dear oh dear. It was the (modest portion) dinner of chicken ravioli with pesto. Within calori... Read more

  • It just is

    4/23/2016 5:24:04 PM, by TINKSMOM1

    I have come to the conclusion at this time in my life that I am worrying about unimportant stuff...I am not fond of the weight and size I am at t... Read more

  • Instant Gratification

    4/23/2016 9:47:51 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    OK then, I have eaten immaculately on plan for 6 whole days. And: the scale isn't budging. Wah wah wah wah. I want what I want wh... Read more

  • Pinpointing 5Ws

    4/22/2016 6:42:47 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Looking at who what when where why; and how much Who? It's me. What? Eating peanuts, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, cheddar cheese. ... Read more

  • More Food

    4/21/2016 7:03:46 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Yesterday I was telling myself: "I do NOT need more food." "I do NOT need more food." "I do NOT need more food." And: "H... Read more

  • Beck Beckons

    4/20/2016 7:12:47 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    I'm keeping my Advantage Response Cards right by my computer and rereading them more regularly to reinforce what Beck teaches. Eating sittin... Read more

  • Yank 2

    4/19/2016 8:18:00 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    OK: yesterday was good. Ate in accordance with pre-tracked meals, got a recess walk in to supplement the morning gym workout. Today I've be... Read more

  • Yank!

    4/18/2016 8:41:59 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    That would be on MY leash: never Charlie's, of course not. Pants feeling a bit tight. Weight up a few pounds. Yesterday went well:... Read more

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