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On My Need to See the World
Friday, January 24, 2014      6 comments

This is going to all seem irrelevant to many here, as it has nothing to do with weight loss, but my Spark journey is about so much more than that right now as I am using the tools here to improve every aspect of my life. So I apologise to those ... Read more
Absolutely I am Logging That!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      8 comments

It is possible to get bogged down in logging every piece of activity as exercise - especially with the huge array of calorie-counters online telling us how much we burn washing dishes, hoovering a room, cleaning a toilet etc. There is an article... Read more
Flying!
Sunday, January 19, 2014      7 comments

Ordinarily, weekends are the pits for me. It's the time I tend to feel at my loneliest as all those I chat with are busy with actual lives during the weekend and I rarely even get dressed. I seldom eat at weekends, either - those are the times I... Read more
Weigh-in/5% Challenge Setup
Friday, January 17, 2014      1 comments

So - out for drinkies with my best budling this evening! A little nervous if I'm honest - it's not a proper night out, just a chat over a couple of drinks in a nearby hotel but I haven't been out at all in so long! Anyway, she is staying ov... Read more
Five Minutes More
Thursday, January 16, 2014      2 comments

I don't know why I am not used to it by now; I really shouldn't be surprised when Spark throws up these huge revelations through the most seemingly meaningless things but nevertheless, here I am mulling over what a massive difference an extra 5 ... Read more
Grumble, Grrr...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      4 comments

I have spent the last couple of hours trawling through the old message board archives to find my Community Journal. I had kind-of assumed I would be able to un-archive it by posting to it but it seems the lock is a one-way process. This mak... Read more
Killing the Inner Martyr
Sunday, January 12, 2014      6 comments

I had a message from my much-lovely best friend in all the world this morning telling me to make arrangements for Hub and the kids to be looked after 21-23rd March because she is 'whisking me away' for the weekend. My first thought was "the... Read more
Weigh-in
Friday, January 10, 2014      4 comments

I have been ReSparked for a little over a month now so figure it's a good time to weigh in. Today I am at 169, which although an increase of 5 pounds really doesn't matter to me. Why not? * During the time I have been away, I have... Read more
Back Amongst the Living
Friday, January 10, 2014      2 comments

I have been ill. emoticon I had my first real cold in around 15 years... and like most caregivers, I make ... Read more
5% Winter Challenge Task
Saturday, January 04, 2014      6 comments

I have pretty much done this already just recently, but doing it again doesn't hurt for the sake of re-enforcement and updating my state of mind. "List all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you wa... Read more
Fatigued!
Friday, January 03, 2014      4 comments

For the last couple of years, I have been swimming with my parents every Friday afternoon. We don't really push ourselves too heavily. The section of the pool we use is 10m and I will do 10 lengths as a warm-up then push myself through 2 batches... Read more
Pre-Challenge Planning
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      2 comments

I have set out all the challenges I will be taking part in, just to be sure I don't overlook anything. And yes, it's another spreadsheet, because I am the queen of spreadsheets! ... Read more
A Spark of Productivity
Monday, December 30, 2013      0 comments

I feel as though I have achieved so much today. Firstly I had good think about the isses affecting my life which I can control in the here and now, then I hit the resource centre and sparkteams to find ways to make those changes happen. I a... Read more
On Choice.. or a Lack Thereof
Sunday, December 29, 2013      6 comments

I have long known, but never before been able to act on it, that any weight loss efforts in terms of diet change were negatively impacted by my husband. Firstly, his selfishness regarding snack foods and fruits/veggies is something to behol... Read more
Week 2
Friday, December 27, 2013      3 comments

With hindsight, I wonder if returning to Spark just before Christmas was that good an idea, but I am not that bothered about it if I'm honest. I haven't weighed myself this week, neither have I been overly careful about what I have eaten - ... Read more

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