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A Habit of 3,000 Days
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      17 comments

Habits According to SparkPeople, I’ve logged in here 3,000 days in a row. I really am a creature of habit. Every morning I log in and find a picture and a quote to post. I log my food from the previous day, visit my friend feed and read some a... Read more
Review of my Goals for 2018
Monday, December 31, 2018      14 comments

Good-bye 2018! What a year it has been. I had some specific goals for 2018. I kept things simple and I didn't think it would be difficult, but I fell short on most measures. 1) Reach and maintain my “fighting weight.” I reached it, but d... Read more
February Progress on my 2018 Goals
Monday, March 05, 2018      14 comments

February Progress on my 2018 Goals So where am I? I’m a bit off track and disorganized. It’s time to take stock: 1) I started and ended the month within range, but there were about 6 days where my weight was over the arbitrary limit I set fo... Read more
January progress on my 2018 Goals
Thursday, February 01, 2018      14 comments

I'm going to review monthly and see how I'm doing. 1) Reach and maintain my “fighting weight.” I consider myself a Lightweight which is the range 130-135 pounds. On January 1, my weight was 135.6. On January 31, my weight was 134.4. I maint... Read more
Goals for 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017      16 comments

emoticon I’ve been inspired to write out some goals. Here are my specific ones. 1) Reach and maintain ... Read more
10 Year Sparkversary
Monday, October 23, 2017      18 comments

Another year.... I find myself being less active here on SparkPeople. I still make the time to log my daily food and fitness. I believe that's what has enabled me to keep my weight in check and maintain my healthy habits. I read articles an... Read more
35 days left in 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016      12 comments

Good question, Christine! What is my plan to finish 2016 strong? My main plan is to stay on track and ensure that depression doesn't overtake me. This time of year is traditionally difficult for me. I need to acknowledge that and keep up wi... Read more
9-year SparkVersary
Sunday, October 23, 2016      22 comments

It's time again to step back and take a look at where I am. It's been a very stressful year. My job is very uncertain. My relationship has issues that I don't know how to resolve. I've recently received some bad financial news. Thro... Read more
Saturday, June 11, 2016      17 comments

I took the train up the coast to Santa Barbara yesterday. It may seem like a trivial thing to go about 100 miles by myself, but it was a big deal for me. I've wanted a little getaway for a long time, but it seemed there were too many obstacles i... Read more
8 year Sparkversary!
Friday, October 23, 2015      25 comments

Wow. Has it really been 8 years? I guess so. Overall, I'd like to consider myself a success story. I didn't lose a remarkable amount of weight (about 40 pounts). I didn't lose it quickly (it was about 3 years before I made any progress at... Read more
Streaks, Obsessions, Big Round Numbers, and Magical Thinking
Thursday, March 12, 2015      27 comments

Streaks, Obsessions, Big Round Numbers, and Magical Thinking I've read blogs and status reports from SparkFriends who've been frustrated over breaking a login streak. Th... Read more
Thank you all for 2014!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      18 comments

2014 will be gone in a few hours. It was an interesting year with some new challenges for me. I regret that I didn't handle them all with class and grace. I certainly did learn a lot, though. The best thing I learned is I can always coun... Read more
A Little Help from My Friends
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      19 comments

I don't let my homelife spill into my worklife very often. Yesterday was an exception. I mentioned to a co-worker that I'll be out of the office for a few days due to my Guy's back surgery. She said, "When you go to pick him up from the hospital... Read more
Little things with big value
Friday, February 21, 2014      29 comments

Okay Friends, I’m looking for some input. Let's hear about little things with big value. For example: Several years ago, I used to spend a lot of time and energy looking for my keys. It stressed me out and drove me nuts and a couple of day... Read more
All things being equal....
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      18 comments

I’ve been thinking of my Mom a lot lately. I guess it was back in the late 70’s when artificial sweeteners were first gaining popularity. We were discussing the mathematics of weight loss. Mom: So if I just use this stuff instead of ... Read more

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