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A New Take on 'Unplugging' From Technology
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      9 comments

I recently completed 7 days of a spinal cord stimulator device. I can finally exhale. As of this moment, I have decided not to have the surgery to permanently implant the device in my body. Days 1-3 were so-so. Frankly, I simply could n... Read more
Domo Arigato Mr(s) Roboto!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      14 comments

I woke up in such tremendous pain yesterday. I had to remind myself that the pain was from the Spinal cord Stimulator Surgery implant and open holes in my back. I tried to muscle through it, but kept crying, attacked with the question of, "what ... Read more
How do YOU keep the holiday calorie elves away?
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      9 comments

One of my Sparkly pals told me that she would prefer to stay home inside of her own little bubble and avoid the holiday family gatherings, since she did not want to be tempted by the treats. I asked if there was room in the bubble for me too, si... Read more
What if the Phantom of the Opera did NOT wear that mask?
Monday, November 28, 2011      14 comments

We weren’t able to travel for this past Thanksgiving to see my in-laws since I have been suffering from a nerve flare in my right hand and both feet for going on 3 weeks now - OY!!! My wedding anniversary (lucky #13 this year!) was this pa... Read more
Sometimes coupons = calories
Saturday, November 26, 2011      11 comments

I'm frugal with certain things, like groceries. I read the weekly mailers for my local markets and try to make sure my kitchen is stocked with good food. Every past holiday season I have baked and cooked up gifts for others. Do you know th... Read more
What I Don’t Want For The Holidays
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      17 comments

Let me start off by saying that I am not standing here stamping my foot and bah-humbug’ing Thanksgiving and Christmas at all. I love both holidays, and all of the sparkly lights that come to my mind when I reminisce, but I don’t want anything re... Read more
The Binge Outfit...
Thursday, November 17, 2011      13 comments

This is a subject that I have never seen discussed, but I know that (unfortunately) many of you can identify with. Let's set the scene: It's Friday night. I missed my workout in the morning since the power went out the night prior, and I ... Read more
Look Ma - No Hands!
Sunday, November 06, 2011      11 comments

I think if my experience with SparkPeople as if it were riding a bike with training wheels. See, I already had the bike, but over the years, I seem to have forgotten to ride it; my balance was off. My balance in life was off. I knew tha... Read more
Why Am I Visible To You Now That I Lost Weight?
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      29 comments

"Hello, can I help you find something?", the employee at the clothing store said to me recently. In my mind I was thinking, 'wait, I know you. I have been coming to buy stuff here (i.e. from YOU) for a long time, and yet you act like I am a real... Read more
Food on my mind (literally). Complete with parsley garnish...
Monday, October 17, 2011      9 comments

One of my treasured Sparkly pals and I commiserated about how much food had been on our mind this past week - how it seems to be weighing on us. But I feel like food is LITERALLY on my brain, on my mind. Squishing down on me more so than usual. ... Read more
Eggs, why do you piddle on my plate?
Friday, October 07, 2011      13 comments

I've got this hare-brained theory that most of the healthy foods I try to incorporate into my meals tinkle / piddle / pee on my plate like my new puppy Olive. For example, scrambled eggs are a fantastic source of lean protein - for about 6... Read more
When Does The Skin Catch Up To The Weight Loss?
Saturday, October 01, 2011      17 comments

My underarms still wave back at me. Not much has changed in that vicinity of my body since posting that blog months ago. And now my legs seem to 'keep walking' once I stop. Let's just say that I have great hesitation to jump up and down rig... Read more
Merrit Badges
Sunday, September 25, 2011      14 comments

Some of us Sparkers seem to have uber awesome qualities that we should properly recognize and reward. We all need motivation to not only get to our goal weight and lifestyle, but also to maintain it amidst our zany daily lives, right? I ... Read more
What's Black & White and Red All Over?
Sunday, September 18, 2011      18 comments

Well, I guess that would be me in my black workout capri pants and top : ) I've whimpered and whined enough for all who read this to know that I hurt a lot, every day. Chronic pain has crawled into my lap like an ugly dirty monster and b... Read more
Like Sands Through The Hourglass, These Are The Fads Of My Life...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      14 comments

Although I have not tried EVERYTHING on the market and hot off the gossip trail to lose weight, I have tried (and not lost at) many 'fad diets'. I was convinced that my life would just be grand if one (or any) of these things worked for me. A... Read more

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