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Saturday, March 31, 2012      6 comments

It is motivating knowing people read each other's blogs. So, thanks everyone!! I am getting married on May 19. It is all very scary, for lots of reasons. It is also rather exciting and fun. Food report: was starving by 5pm, ate a "heal... Read more
Goals for today
Friday, March 30, 2012      4 comments

Spark Goals 1. Learn exercise tracker. Fiddle with it. Somehow, yesterday came and went and I never even did the blog!!! 2. Stick to the 400 calories for breakfast and 400 for lunch. Try to stay under 1000 for dinner. Personal goals... Read more
Exercise tracker blues
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      6 comments

Goal for today: 1. Learn exercise tracker. I find this very confusing, but the food tracker was hard to get a handle on, too, and now I feel fairly comfortable with it. I really like my exercise ball and I want to put those exercises on i... Read more
Tracking, tracking.....
Sunday, March 25, 2012      2 comments

I found a few people willing to check my tracker and I am checking theirs. It makes a huge difference for me. Just like the banks, I need to be accountable!!! Everyone is different. I cannot plan my food ahead of time. Every time I do, it... Read more
Where did the time (and calories) go?
Thursday, March 22, 2012      4 comments

Usually, I blog every day day. I see the last one was March 14, and now it is March 22. I have never had such a long lapse. This is very similar to what happens with the calories. Somehow, life starts happening, and time passes, and your intent... Read more
Waste of 900 calories
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      5 comments

Last night I went to a restaurant with my fiancee. He had been given a gift card to use. I hate those gift cards. They are just a lazy way to give a person a gift, and half the time, the person does not use them. I have read that 50% of them go ... Read more
Still goofed up.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      2 comments

Why, oh, why are they still doing this Daylight "Saving" T.???? Why? I am still goofed up by the change. The fellow at the grocery store was too, and he is about 30 years younger than me. So, it is not age-related!!!... Read more
Daylight Savings Time?
Monday, March 12, 2012      3 comments

This really has screwed me up!!! How about others?... Read more
Good Habit/Bad Habit
Sunday, March 11, 2012      0 comments

Missed Friday and Saturday blog. It is rather amazing how easy it is to slip out of a habit. But somehow it is not easy to slip out of bad habits!!! Why is that? Because I had a virus, I slipped out of my strength exercise and walk habit. ... Read more
Snacks for dinner
Thursday, March 08, 2012      2 comments

Last night I had cheese and crackers for dinner!!! And a haagen daz ice cream bar for dessert. Then at 11 pm I was STARVING. I found some frozen waffles (homemade) and milk for a quick fix. Not a good idea to eat snacks for dinner. W... Read more
Comfort Food Does not Comfort
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday I had the laser eye procedure done in my left eye. Next week, the doctor does my right eye. Then the week after that, she can safely dilate my eyes. She will "see how much damage has been done". Scary Stuff!!! Because of this, I d... Read more
Good News, Bad News
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      3 comments

Good News: Wow, just by putting my attention on it, I ended up with 32 grams of fiber yesterday. Bad News: I also ended up with 2000 calories.... Read more
Seven grams of fiber
Monday, March 05, 2012      4 comments

I had a healthy breakfast: yogurt, muesli, and maple syrup - 423 calories. Seems like too many c.'s for what I ate. Yet it had 7 grams of fiber, pretty good and it is only 9 am!!! If I had had cheerios (much less fiber than the muesli) th... Read more
The Spark Way!!!
Saturday, March 03, 2012      4 comments

The Spark Way, so to speak, is an ongoing process. What I mean by "the spark way" is the process of becoming aware of what we eat, the calories, the fiber, the calcium, the salt...... And being conscious of the importance of movement. It is no... Read more
Math Problem
Friday, March 02, 2012      5 comments

If yoplait pina colada yogurt is 170 calories, and Haagan-Dazs chocolate covered toffee ice cream bar is 190 calories, which should you choose??? Sounds like a math problem. You have to factor in the pleasure principle Now I really love p... Read more

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