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  • 7 years didn't seem that long

    5/14/2017 12:52:28 PM, by PROMETHIAL

    So I got caught up in life and found myself on the ... Read more

  • My Secret Weapon

    5/12/2017 9:13:50 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I got on SparkPeople to lose weight, but I now see that weight loss, though important in my case, is not the goal. The goal is healthy living. ... Read more

  • Calories to lbs

    5/6/2017 2:06:22 PM, by JCG1036

    Ever since I could remember, I was always told that one lb equals 3500 calories. I recently came across some articles on the Internet that stated... Read more

  • Starting again :-/

    5/4/2017 5:59:08 AM, by TXNANAT

    I think I'm trying too many tips and diet advice because I keep sabatoging myself a couple weeks in. I'm going to try something a little more sim... Read more

  • Which diet is for me?

    4/29/2017 3:32:03 PM, by TXNANAT

    I walked into the doctors office to pay high dollar for monitored diet plan and in the middle of my appointment stood up, and politely said "I'm ... Read more

  • Fifty pounds!

    4/23/2017 8:00:36 AM, by IVANHOE64

    As of this morning's weigh-in, I am down fifty pounds! Needless to say, I'm off the plateau. As to the inevitable question, "How much more?... Read more

  • Happy Easter!

    4/16/2017 10:16:24 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I've been quite busy the last week or so, with everything that goes into preparing Easter, but everything went beautifully. I'm tired, but very ... Read more

  • 5K training ho!

    4/10/2017 10:47:04 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I went for a brisk walk this evening, and at one point, toward the end of my walk, on a whim, I took off jogging for about two minutes. I sure h... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning

    4/8/2017 1:30:11 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I had a much-needed clean-up day at the parish this morning. Some parishioners came out and helped me to get things in order for Holy Week. As ... Read more

  • Spring 5% Challenge 2017

    4/7/2017 7:30:53 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    I was not sure I would be participating in this challenge. On March 1st, while gardening, I tripped and fell, literally could not get up. ...not ... Read more

  • My decision

    4/4/2017 8:36:11 AM, by IVANHOE64

    This morning I am announcing my decision to retire from blogging. Yesterday's blog was so successful that I'm afraid I can't top it. If I were ... Read more

  • Why I'm not upset about being on a plateau

    4/3/2017 8:13:58 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I've been on a plateau for about three months now. I must take my fair share of the blame for it, although some of it - well, as we know, someti... Read more

  • I am surviving

    3/31/2017 11:41:44 AM, by SOUTHTXXRNNR

    WOW! So much has been happening. I know it has been a while since I have really checked in to SPARK, and I apologize. My computer went on the fri... Read more

  • Discipline

    3/30/2017 9:07:39 AM, by JCG1036

    It's a must have.... Read more

  • A significant NSV

    3/29/2017 8:16:21 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I went to the dentist, and, as is usual on such visits, they took my blood pressure. The reading was 125/70. Not too long ago, I was ... Read more

  • Getting outside

    3/15/2017 9:54:22 AM, by IVANHOE64

    This morning, I had a sudden inspiration to do something I'd wanted to do for a long time. I whipped up some breakfast, wrapped it up in aluminu... Read more

  • A mystery!

    3/11/2017 8:07:32 AM, by IVANHOE64

    For the last two days, I went over my calorie allotment. Yesterday, I got very little exercise. Why is it, then, that when I stepped on the sca... Read more

  • Deleted!

    3/7/2017 9:02:33 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I went to Subway for lunch and decided to fill out the customer on-line survey. In return for my survey, the nice folks at Subway sent... Read more

  • Back at the helm

    2/15/2017 8:40:41 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Vacation is over, and I am back at the parish! It's great to take vacation during the cool weather months, and I'm grateful that I had the oppor... Read more

  • No fish!

    2/11/2017 8:25:53 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I'm a little more than halfway through my vacation,and I have yet to catch a fish! (There's a reason that they call it "fishing", and not "catc... Read more

  • Vacation!

    2/6/2017 11:22:25 AM, by IVANHOE64

    It's a quiet time of year, so it's a perfect time to knock off for a week of vacation! The next week will find me fishing, birdwatching, beach c... Read more

  • Many Positive Changes

    1/28/2017 10:32:37 PM, by IVANHOE64

    My time on SparkPeople has produced many positive changes. First and foremost, of course, is that I've lost forty-five pounds. I'm wearing clot... Read more

  • Yes he did!

    1/25/2017 7:38:27 AM, by NSAL78

    He died for you. The least you can do is live for him... Read more

  • New Years' Resolutions?

    1/2/2017 7:59:47 AM, by IVANHOE64

    As I write this, it is the second day of January, 2017, and I have not made any New Years' resolutions. That's not to say that I won't - I just ... Read more

  • Back at the parish

    12/28/2016 11:19:47 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I took two days off and went to visit family in San Antonio. I managed to visit with my mother, all four of my brothers, my sister, and even a c... Read more

  • Slow down. Calm down. Just BE.

    12/27/2016 11:55:07 AM, by SAFIRE82

    So read over my last couple blog posts from back in November. The passage of time has been a total blur lately in many ways. In other ways I real... Read more

  • Feeling better, looking younger

    12/27/2016 7:02:23 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I had the great joy of seeing a cousin whom I'd not seen in at least five years. She didn't ask ask if I'd lost weight; she said I loo... Read more

  • A new challenge!

    12/26/2016 11:16:19 AM, by IVANHOE64

    SP has a good article about fifteen free apps that can help with the pursuit of a healthier life. I didn't download all fifteen - you need to pi... Read more

  • Happy Holidays?

    12/25/2016 7:54:45 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I've learned not to get too worked up when people say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas". Why? Well, the word "holiday" comes from "... Read more

  • A nice, simple supper before the festivities begin

    12/24/2016 8:04:49 PM, by IVANHOE64

    One of my parishioners brought me a good-sized salad and some home-made lentil soup for supper this evening. What a great gift, since I need to ... Read more

  • Bell Peppers

    12/24/2016 2:56:18 PM, by IVANHOE64

    The local grocery store had bell peppers marked down for quick sale a few days ago, so I stocked up. Right now - in the quiet before my Christma... Read more

  • Blue Christmas

    12/22/2016 6:15:23 AM, by IVANHOE64

    All over South Texas, pie makers and pastry chefs are looking at pictures of the old me and singing, "Blue Christmas".... Read more

  • Restaurant websites

    12/21/2016 7:28:45 AM, by IVANHOE64

    It's great to have access to the websites of restaurants when you know that you're going out to eat. Many of them have nutritional information p... Read more

  • It's so good to be home

    12/20/2016 7:26:33 AM, by IVANHOE64

    It's great to be back in Onederland! I was walking on air all day yesterday - partly, no doubt, because I wasn't weighed down with that excess f... Read more

  • I made it!

    12/19/2016 8:38:23 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Good morning, denizens of Onederland. After twenty-five years away, I'm back! Let's have a healthy Christmas together, OK?... Read more

  • Definitely back on track

    12/18/2016 7:53:35 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Good Sunday morning! I am back on track for sure! Onederland: in sight. Target: acquired.... Read more

  • Game on!

    12/17/2016 7:16:54 AM, by IVANHOE64

    This morning, as I continue my return to normalcy (see last blog entry), I decided to take an unofficial weigh-in (the more official one will be ... Read more

  • Delays

    12/16/2016 8:54:05 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I was delayed from taking the exit ramp to Onederland by a sudden and unexpected allergic reaction, that left me not able to do much beyond the m... Read more

  • Next Exit?

    12/10/2016 11:03:31 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I'm still proceeding along the road back to Onederland, and I'm pretty sure that the sign I just passed read: "Onederland - Next Exit".... Read more

  • A healthier tomorrow

    12/4/2016 7:32:58 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I had occasion to see several people whom I had not seen in years - in some cases, ten or fifteen years - and almost every one of them ... Read more

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