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I Love Rotisserie Chicken (RC)
Thursday, April 26, 2012      6 comments

I'm a good cook, everyone tells me so. I have great cook books and I enjoy watching cooking shows. I even have one of those Ronco "Set-n-Forget-It" Roasters that I bought at a garage sale. Never used it. Basically, I have never cooked a whole Ro... Read more
PayNow Or PayLater for that PayDay
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      4 comments

I play this mental game w/ myself. If I really want something 'sweet' I have to do something active for 5 min. Maybe 25 squats or situps, or march in place or touch my toes, or walk a few flights of stairs. After I've done that, gotten my ... Read more
Update: I Broke 200!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      7 comments

MY Spark Challenge: 21 Days to Break 200 lbs by April 18, 2012 It actually took me 28 days and I reached it today april 24th. But those 28 days were a real microcosm of my weight loss journey for the past 3 years. Two steps forward, one st... Read more
What's going on under the hood?
Thursday, April 19, 2012      4 comments

Most of us take for granted how the machine we call our bodies works, myself included. We just put it into gear and off it goes. We don't think about how everyday the body does an amazing balancing act -- continuously tuning all our gauges, oil ... Read more
Losing Isn't Everything
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      6 comments

Well it's my Birthday today, and though I did not reach my goal of breaking 200, I did lose a total of 5.2 lbs in 21 Days. And that is a great birthday present to myself! Along with that I got some other cool gifts: - Worked out 18 of 21 days ... Read more
My Challenge: Break the 200 Wall in 21 Days
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      2 comments

The journey to better health for me has been a slow winding road. In many ways, I'm in the best shape I've been in my entire adult life and for that I am grateful to friends and family for their encouragement and support. But I realize that I'v... Read more
More Is Less
Monday, October 25, 2010      2 comments

Well, I've come to a fork in the weight loss road...I've gotten down to a size 18W. And in the past at this point, I always seem to take the wrong path and slide back up the scale. Sooo….this time I’m trying to take the “MORE is less" path. ... Read more
Skipping Calories Can Trip You Up!
Saturday, September 18, 2010      3 comments

I had a "Spark-aha" moment this past week. I had binged one day and found myself trying to shave the calories the next 2-3 days to make up for it, but I felt really sluggish and tired -- so I also didn't exercise much. Then I stumbled upon one o... Read more
When is an Egg, not an Egg? When it's in a McDonald's Egg McMuffin
Monday, September 13, 2010      12 comments

I don't do fast food restaurants usually, however one of my weakness "fast" foods is a McDonald's Egg McMuffin. And though I knew the SP food tracker had it's nutrition breakdown listed...I still went to the McDonalds website to see what it said... Read more
Walking with the Blues
Saturday, September 11, 2010      5 comments

Something happened today that made me sad and blue. So I had a good cry, washed my face...and put on my sneakers. I went out to the trail, it was a beautiful day. I didn't walk very fast, but I walked far. I gazed at the water, felt the sun on... Read more
I'm Stuffed But I'm Not Eating Enough Calories!
Thursday, September 09, 2010      1 comments

Well I've been a "Sparky" for almost 2 weeks now and am down 2lbs. I'm really using the Nutrition Tracker to keep a food/calorie diary. Surprisingly though, in the nightly report it tells me that I'm not eating enough calories. It's like my mom... Read more