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First Year Anniversary with SparkPeople
Wednesday, April 23, 2008      5 comments

Some thoughts I wanted to share with others, especially those considering bariatric surgery, as I cross into my second year with SparkPeople: I had a gastroplasty (stomach stapling) back in the earlier days of bariatric surgery (1992) and l... Read more
Walking In Rhythm
Tuesday, April 22, 2008      0 comments

(note: this used to be my sparkpage text...am backing it up as a blog, since I've changed over my sparkpage - Don) Music has played an essential role in my efforts to reclaim my health and my life. I could have never stuck to my diet ... Read more
Alive in the World!
Wednesday, April 09, 2008      3 comments

OMG! Just listening to Jackson Browne's Solo Acoustic Vol. 2 album for the first time and this song just jumped out at me! It captures SO WELL my current struggles and themes!!! I just had to share it in case it may resonate for some of you out ... Read more
Revved & Psyched!
Wednesday, April 09, 2008      0 comments

Hey, lost THREE more pounds this week TOO! Woo Hoo! So nice to see pay-offs after several weeks of a plateau! It really DOES work, folks, to stick with what you know works for you, even during plateaus...sooner or later the rewards will be... Read more
The Kite Courageous
Tuesday, April 08, 2008      2 comments

I've recently finished reading The Kite Runner and was blown away by the courage shown by Amir, the protagonist, as an adult he faced the demons of the past and redeemed himself from terrible choices he once made as a child. Similarly, Jim... Read more
More About My "Voice"
Saturday, March 22, 2008      1 comments

A little bit ago I posted about a wonderful latino poet, Jimmy Santiago Baca. Here is a link to some of his poetry from a performance he gave in 2000 at the Field Museum in Chicago, IL. I am so taken by the passion, intensity and conviction... Read more
...a fast too long!
Saturday, March 15, 2008      2 comments

...like excitable dogs left home alone all day, my feet hungrily hit the treadmill first thing this morning and gobbled up the miles! My trusty mp3 player first served up a peppy live EWF from their live Gratitude album and my feet took rig... Read more
10 Days and Counting...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008      1 comments

As I wait for this blasted blister to heal, I am all too painfully realizing how much my daily cardio has helped my energy levels and mood...because the ABSENCE of cardio has me feeling like a listless slug! This has been a record for me of NOT ... Read more
Long Time No Blog!
Thursday, March 06, 2008      2 comments

Thought I would just update folks...no great flashes of insight here, just day-to-day stuff...lol Something inevitably comes up to break my stride, but have been doing my best to continue to get on the treadmill daily and strength-training ... Read more
La Fiesta Follow Up
Tuesday, February 12, 2008      0 comments

For anyone interested in sampling or even buying a couple of mp3 on this album, I've included a link to Amazon where you can listen to songs from the album and consider buying a track or two. Sadly, Sometime Ago / La Fiesta isn't one of the trac... Read more
La Fiesta Groove...I'm baaaack! :-)
Sunday, February 10, 2008      3 comments

I've been babying myself on my treadmill all week long and yesterday I just kept bumping up the speed and my mp3 player dished up "Sometime Ago / La Fiesta" by Chick Corea and his original and best Return to Forever band. This song is an in... Read more
Jump Rope Follies
Monday, January 28, 2008      4 comments

Several weeks or so ago I posted an article about the benefits of jumping rope. Well I decided it was time for me to walk the talk and bought a jump rope. Now I knew it would be a challenge, but I had no CLUE as to what a KLUTZ I am...... Read more
Thoughts on my new role as a Team Leader
Wednesday, January 23, 2008      1 comments

I've recently become one of the Team Leaders for All Health Professionals SparkTeam (see link), and had these thoughts while posting to another team leader. I think many of us can relate to hitting rock bottom by having allowed our lives ge... Read more
Another Weight Loss Barrier Breakthrough!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008      4 comments

At long last, I have finally broken through the 250 barrier! Lost 4 pounds this week, dropping to 248...! Woo hoo! Bumping up the intensity of my cardio paid off this week! I read somewhere here at SP that if you rev up your speed at the B... Read more
Body Image Surprise
Friday, January 18, 2008      1 comments

It was such a pleasant startle the other day when a colleague of mine at work shared with me his recent weight loss successes, stating he was down to 274. Of course I gave him a pat on the back and said congrats on the payoff for hard work! ... Read more

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