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Time to Get Back on Track
Thursday, May 29, 2014      0 comments

In October last year, I achieved "overweight" on the BMI scale. I think I've inched back up to obese - but I'm avoiding the scale, so I'm not sure. I do know I've had to go up a clothing size. What happened? Well, first it was the holidays ... Read more
Overweight, Thank Goodness
Sunday, October 27, 2013      3 comments

A month or so ago, I read a blog entry from one of our fellow Sparkers who was super excited because her BMI had her at "overweight" instead of "obese." I loved her blog, and today I calculated my BMI and got 29.6... Overweight. I have all ... Read more
Four A's Status Check
Saturday, July 27, 2013      2 comments

Part of keeping goals is tracking them, right? So... After a week of my new Four A's approach to this weight loss journey... I'm doing okay. Not great, but okay. And I'm feeling positive about that. 1. Exercise 20 minutes daily: {{Nope... Read more
Acknowledge, Accept, Analyse, Advance
Sunday, July 21, 2013      7 comments

I was musing in my journal recently, and I caught myself wondering (in free thought writing) how to be a happier person, even as I was beating myself up over mistakes I've made (in the same free thought journal entry). Well - how can I be happy ... Read more
Setting (and Keeping) Goals
Saturday, May 04, 2013      3 comments

I have two things on my mind today, and they're both goal-related. I've been reading quite a bit on the SP Motivational articles -- and today, I just read back-to-back articles about how to set goals, and specifically how to set positive g... Read more
A Weekend at the Beach: Back to the Ol' Grindstone
Sunday, April 28, 2013      2 comments

There's a lot to be said for just vegging out at the beach for a full weekend. I feel relaxed and ready to go! The sea was cooold, but the pool was just right. Lounging around in the sunshine and wandering in the seedy beach town has really rech... Read more
Dealing with Irritability by Focusing on the Good
Sunday, April 21, 2013      2 comments

Not having control makes me irritable. Having a weight problem makes me irritable. Weaning myself off the Nicorette gum makes me irritable. Looking for a new job makes me irritable. Being stressed out about the upcoming family vacation - you gue... Read more
Coming Up On a Week and, Oh My
Friday, April 19, 2013      0 comments

People are visiting from out of town. You take them to your favorite Thai place. You take them out for Egyptian food. You have a drink or three, because they're old friends, and that's what we do. That's my defense. But I'm a bit concerned ... Read more
3 Days In and a Pattern Emerges
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      2 comments

I eat *a lot* of fat. I've been careful about it, because I know I'm going to write it down... and still, fat? A big part of my diet. And I already blew my calorie limit. The worst part about that? The last entry for the day? Zucchini. That's ri... Read more