Brown Rice Wins Again!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      9 comments

Yesterday I posted a Secret of Success about how brown rice is an incredible part of my success. Apparently it's good to help balance blood sugar and it's one of the foods I can eat to chase off migraines. When I get a headache, I cook up a ba... Read more
WOOHOO! My new "Skinny Jeans" fit me!!! :D
Monday, August 06, 2012      11 comments

For those of you who read my blog, you already know that I just bought a new pair of "skinny jeans" for $3 at the local thrift store, despite my previous attempt to fit into a smaller size. For those of you just catching up, you're now caught u... Read more
Setback Becomes Next Goal!
Monday, July 30, 2012      3 comments

You would think that losing 35 lbs would be something to get excited about, especially after years of helplessly watching my numbers go up and up, but the truth is, my clothes don't seem to notice and that is really discouraging. My clothes fit... Read more
A Lovely Day For A Cuppa
Monday, May 21, 2012      3 comments

Tea! Chai Tea, more specifically, for me today, that is! I was just going through my Spark emails and one of the Spark Staff members suggests having a day without soda. I have some soda in the fridge, right now. Both cola and root beer... Read more
Letting The Watermelon Guide Me
Monday, May 14, 2012      6 comments

Down on energy, day after day, I decided to try to eat more raw foods to see if that helps at all. I went out and bought a little too much fresh fruit and now am trying to use it up before it spoils. Thankfully my son is helping me with this t... Read more
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Saturday, May 05, 2012      5 comments

What a great excuse (just in case we needed one) to explore healthy menu ideas from Mexico! I made a batch of Southwest Beans and Rice, and what's really funny is I just used up what ingredients I had on hand, and then found a recipe to mat... Read more
Almost Too Busy...
Friday, April 27, 2012      3 comments

but not quite. Just when I'm ready to wrap up my day and get ready for the 18-19 hour drive ahead of me this weekend, I found myself thinking - forget trying to track, I need to get ready and I need some sleep. But due to trying to earn just B... Read more
How To Make It To The End Of The Day...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      3 comments

while being so tired.... 7:30 pm and I'm so tired, I only want to go to bed. The last three nights, I have not slept well, so I have decided that I need to try to find a way to stay up until 9:30 at the earliest, as we're getting up at 6 e... Read more
I was Too Tired To Get Out of Bed...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      2 comments

and still managed to earn 79 Spark Points today. No matter what, as long as you are able, just keep putting one foot in front of the other and you'll get to your destination. I also walked 8 miles today! even though I intended to do l... Read more
But Can You Tweak It?
Monday, April 23, 2012      7 comments

Cabbage Soup Diet - most of us have heard of it, some have balked it. I love the soup! MMMMM It is good for you, it just falls short. I can eat it all day and still be hungry. I understand you actually need to eat some source of fat or prot... Read more
A Tummy Tuck, The Spark Way!
Sunday, April 22, 2012      5 comments

I went swimming a couple of times this past week and really enjoyed exercising, to a point where it seemed there was no "work" in my workout - despite going up the stairs to the water slide about a dozen times each day plus the swimming that I d... Read more
Having Fun Getting Fit!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      4 comments

Today I went to the pool! Hopefully our days of -40 and -50 weather are over for a while. We're actually supposed to have two weeks of mostly above freezing, though that is always subject to immediate change. Subarctic weather doesn't seem to... Read more
What Are You Doing Today For a Healthier Tomorrow?
Monday, April 16, 2012      2 comments

One Day At A Time, Sweet Jesus... is how I survive each day. I'd been sick for two weeks now, after years of being sick and tired of being sick and tired. Today, I'd seen some ads online for soy product shakes - when you're this allergi... Read more
Done With Wasting Time!
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      3 comments

Day after day, I waste way too much time. I earn a full day's wage with only working 2 hrs, each day. (I drive school bus and get paid for 8 hrs, even though I only work 2 - no I'm not a hooker! ;) ) I've tried taking on an extra job just to... Read more
What to Wear...
Sunday, April 01, 2012      1 comments

I don't know if it's just Hollywood or if there's any fact to it, but when ever I see any kind of cadets or officers in training, they're wearing athletic shorts or pants and white t-shirts. While my kids were going through the messy years and ... Read more

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