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Happy Hormones Slim Belly by Jorge Cruise
3/1/2014 11:20:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This blog will be a quick overview of the book with some personal comments. So first off, I was very intrigued by the title of this book. If you ar...  Read more


Sugar is NOT my friend!
2/22/2014 9:51:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been awhile since I have written. My life is crazy right now! I'm in Seattle with my daughter and family while helping them prepare for the bir...  Read more


just starting out
2/18/2014 7:37:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I've done SparkPeople before. I wasn't very successful. Here's why I feel it's going to be different this time though. I went to the museum with...  Read more


[day 7, 8, 9, 10] back injury and hanging off the wagon
2/5/2014 10:52:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I hurt my back on Sunday quite badly. I have no idea what I did to cause the injury, but the doctor told me yesterday that I have "acute lumbar strain...  Read more


[day 6] quick check in with food pics
2/1/2014 11:12:49 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My husband needs the computer so I have to make this quick tonight. I feel good today. I felt good ALL day. Not just physically, but emotionally. It's...  Read more


[day 5] lipid profile results; i won the war against chocolate
2/1/2014 12:28:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Breakfast was a quart of cherry-pineapple-spinach-OJ smoothie. We went shopping at Whole Foods on our way home from the YMCA (30 mins on the ell...  Read more


[day 4] going semi-public with veganism
1/31/2014 12:24:22 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Breakfast today was another cherry-pineapple-almond milk smoothie, only difference was I added a couple huge handfuls of spinach. It ended up being a...  Read more


[day 3] a SIGN that I am on the right path
1/29/2014 10:38:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Breakfast was a cherry pineapple smoothie. I bought some spinach tonight and will add that to the mix tomorrow. Lunch was another humongous salad...  Read more


[day 2] first serious temptation; those little victories add up!!
1/29/2014 1:12:24 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Today I was supposed to have served jury duty but they ended up not needing my group and so I didn't have to go! Since I had no plans for the day, and...  Read more


[day 1] bye-bye food addiction; back to what i know works!
1/27/2014 4:27:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

i never thought this would be me. i never thought i would live this way again. but the past is the past, and today is a new day. or, this afternoon is...  Read more


My Point System
1/23/2014 8:57:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've put a lot of thought into this. I have created a 5 point system that started when I began reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by M...  Read more


What makes me mad
1/22/2014 6:29:25 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Do you want to know what makes me mad? My companies LiveWell program! I work for a healthcare organization, one of the countries best. They have th...  Read more


1/8/2014 12:48:07 PM,  0 COMMENTS

SMART goals work, if used properly. I have fiddled with it and found out this to be true. Fitness Goals To Do the Black Belt Physical smoot...  Read more


Starting the New Year off right! How? By tracking!
1/1/2014 11:39:35 AM,  6 COMMENTS

So this particular week is usually a very challenging week for me with all of the Christmas goodies hanging around. In the past, I have put on a good...  Read more


Lincoln in Liberia
12/30/2013 11:01:00 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I was thinking this morning of a recent conversation I had with my young friend Lincoln, who lives in Monrovia, Liberia. After asking about his day an...  Read more


Happy Sunday everyone.
12/29/2013 12:28:14 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Life is good and I'm blessed. I'm sitting here at the kitchen table feeling grateful for a new year and for the capacity to improve. Enjoy your wee...  Read more


A New day...
12/27/2013 9:58:05 AM,  6 COMMENTS

pictures on my walk......  Read more


A First Time for Everything
12/11/2013 12:31:56 PM,  11 COMMENTS

The other day my gym got a new stair machine. I have never tried that before so in an attempt to mix things up, I gave it a whirl. I wouldn't recom...  Read more


12/4/2013 11:24:28 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I think I joined this challenge! I'm not sure where to check in, but I'm on track for my goal. My goal: To enjoy the holidays more by stressing...  Read more


Hope you ALL have a lovely day!
11/27/2013 8:35:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

AND a HAPPY CHANUKAH!...  Read more


Learning to Say Nice Things to Myself
11/26/2013 7:09:34 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So today I realized that I am sabotaging my get-fit goals and even my career and schooling goals by the way I treat myself. I am (like most people) cr...  Read more


Changed up that Strength Training Routine!
11/25/2013 10:14:38 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I love making good investments in my health! I have an amazing personal training and she designed up my newest strength training routine. Yea! It f...  Read more


My Amazing Cousin
11/24/2013 11:24:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Affra is actually my mother's first cousin. So that makes her my first cousin once removed…. I think that's the way it works! Anyway, I had a wonder...  Read more


Happy Weight!
11/23/2013 10:58:38 AM,  4 COMMENTS

On Spark Coach today I was invited to blog about what I see as indicators that I have arrived at an ideal weight for myself, unrelated to the scale or...  Read more


Ok, hold your horses! Im getting back on the band wagon
11/17/2013 9:44:28 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Ewe. I just realized its been since Thursday since I have done any kind of real food tracking, and then it was only until dinner. So today I will get...  Read more


A bit of a saboteur in my life!
11/13/2013 1:57:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today on Spark Coach I listened to Becky about diet saboteurs. I actually have to say that my sweet husband is a bit of a saboteur. He has no idea t...  Read more


Day One
11/11/2013 11:03:34 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So I did it. The hard part about something like this challenge is that I don't make my own dinner every night. I live in language immersion housing wh...  Read more


11/10/2013 9:06:53 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Beginning is always the hardest part. And by "beginning," I mean really beginning. I have been signed up with SparkPeople for quite a while now, but I...  Read more


Revisiting old blogs is a good way to get back in touch with my journey
11/10/2013 8:28:59 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So I went back and started reading some of my very first blogs here on Spark. It is a good way to get back in touch with my journey and a reminder of...  Read more


One step backward two steps forward or what will I do next time I mess up?
11/6/2013 11:48:41 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It happened…. again…. but things are going down different this time. Let me explain. First, I have had ups and downs the last few weeks…. maybe...  Read more


11/4/2013 10:40:00 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm grateful for spark people and spark coach I'm grateful I like healthy foods and exercise Im grateful I have a nice community gym. ...  Read more


Maintain not Gain Challenge
11/4/2013 7:03:35 AM,  1 COMMENTS

November 4, 2013… and I got through Halloween without a scrape or a scar! For me, Halloween often starts the two month food craziness! I joined a c...  Read more


Heading into the holidays oh my!
10/31/2013 7:16:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Here it is Halloween !! The Start of the most food laden holidays compacted into 2 months! What can I do??? I am working on a plan. I started train...  Read more


NIbbles, Grazing and SAD
10/31/2013 8:13:02 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Its another week of trying to track my food with the nutrition tracker. This is about the time that I get derailed from my good intentions. Its week t...  Read more


Filled Up my Gratitude Journal
10/29/2013 8:04:48 AM,  9 COMMENTS

This morning I sat down to write in my gratitude journal and realized the pages were all filled. Time for a new journal. Has this ever happened to you...  Read more


Good choices pay off
10/24/2013 8:26:39 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Yesterday after my spin class, hubby picked me up. On the way home, he announced that the blood work he had done at his physical came back with the re...  Read more


Fitbits in the Mail~
10/23/2013 8:01:42 AM,  5 COMMENTS

In December of 2013 I purchased a fitbit in hopes that it would help to motivate me. It really did help motivate me and at the same time it gave me a...  Read more


Two weeks of Nutrition tracking down
10/20/2013 9:10:20 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So begins the third week of getting back to basics and tracking my nutrition. Unfortunately, I did not see the numbers on the scale in my favor this...  Read more


Pizza Lunch- Plan of Action
10/16/2013 11:37:03 AM,  12 COMMENTS

So the weigh in went really well. 4 lbs down. I was off for a long fall break. It was back to work yesterday. It was interesting in the tracking depa...  Read more


What's more Horrifying than the scale?
10/11/2013 8:46:40 AM,  10 COMMENTS

So today begins the 4th day of back to basics and tracking my food. I am curious about my progress and am very tempted to step on the scale but I know...  Read more


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