FAIRFAUX08's Blogs

Soda pop is evil (for me anyway)!
Sunday, December 06, 2009      10 comments

Even though I switched to drinking diet soda pop at the age of thirty, even in moderation, any kind of soda pop is now wrecking havoc on my body's brain chemistry. I weened myself from Diet Coke this past summer after drinking it almost every da... Read more
In loving memory of my younger brother
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      45 comments

In loving memory of my younger brother, Michael, September 30, 1961 - October 13, 2009, who passed away unexpectedly early this morning at the young age of 48. He had taken a tumble over a tree root at an outdoor Renaissance festival last week ... Read more
Spreading the Spark FAIL!
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      7 comments

Well, after successfully spreading the Spark with my family and friends over the past several weeks, I assumed that I was ready to spread my wings in public. While I ultimately did get to spread the Spark message today, it was at the cost of a f... Read more
How is Spark People like a country record played backwards?...
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      8 comments

...you get your confidence back, your energy back, your joy back, your smile back,... emoticon Sorry, a... Read more
Another lifestyle change that I didn't count on
Monday, October 05, 2009      3 comments

I hate to spend extra money at the store when I don't have to! I'm not cheap when it comes to shopping, just frugal! Besides, that few extra cents can go towards something that has more value to me, like traveling or buying something for my gran... Read more
Okay, this can't be good...
Thursday, October 01, 2009      4 comments

...and, despite my usual chronic pain issues, things were going pretty well for me, too. First, at the end of August, I was ultimately diagnosed with the knee arthritis and joint misalignment, but I was handling it because that's the degenerati... Read more
Wow, behaviors really can change for the better!
Saturday, September 26, 2009      2 comments

I never truly realized how some behaviors, besides the obvious, had deeply influenced my weight problem until I had a slight glimpse into my past. The other evening when I had finished cleaning the kitchen, I pulled open the refrigerator d... Read more
"The 10% Solution" is an inspiration
Saturday, September 19, 2009      6 comments

It does work! After losing 10% of my starting weight, I am beginning to experience some of the pleasant consequences stated in the Spark article below such as increased energy and an increase in momentum. A real threshold on the way to reachi... Read more
Finally! I'm having a good clearing out
Friday, September 18, 2009      4 comments

Okay, I'm not close to being finished, but at least I've started. There was a message board topic which started me thinking about how many clothes I had to go through in my basement and bedroom. Mostly because I had not dealt with any of it duri... Read more
Coming to terms with serving sizes or "those dirty dogs!"
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      4 comments

While I've become more knowledgeable about how to properly use the meal planner and I always weigh and measure my foods, I'm still thrown off by the differences in the so-called serving sizes. I have to chalk this up as a newly learned les... Read more
When ignorance isn't bliss
Monday, September 14, 2009      4 comments

The lessons learned this week: first of all, I should admit to the fact that I did not know what the saying, “Ignorance is bliss,” meant until I was about twenty-five years old because I made the incorrect assumption that ignorance meant the sam... Read more
Friday, September 11, 2009      3 comments

Oh brother, it seems as though I have spent the last few weeks in some kind of suspended animation. After several wonderful weeks of feeling a renewed sense of empowerment and increased physical stamina, a new speed bump has cropped up on my alr... Read more
Renewing my spirit with the SP program
Saturday, August 22, 2009      4 comments

Sometime during this past week, I read a profound statement underneath another member’s message board signature - and I am paraphrasing here – about how rewarding it is to go to bed with the satisfaction of knowing that you spent that day wisely... Read more
Vigilance is so rewarding.
Thursday, August 20, 2009      1 comments

After six weeks of paying conscious attention to my portions, and at least eight full days of full nutritional vigilance and moderate exercise, my body is beginning to react normally to food again. Yes! My evidence: over the past few days a... Read more
Our food choices: enabling or empowering?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      1 comments

I have been experiencing grocery store overload lately and it has lead me to have these stupid debates with myself before I head out the door. Should I take the debit card to the grocery store (it's almost directly across the street), or just wi... Read more

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