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Healthy Weight Challenge
Wednesday, October 09, 2013      7 comments

Some of my SparkFriends have asked what I was doing while I was away from SparkPeople these past few months. I did retire -- well, semi-retire. I have been able to work out a temporary arrangement with my employer that allows me to work p... Read more
Healthy Weight Challenge
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      6 comments

Great day today! The weather was GORGEOUS and I felt good, so I walked about a mile further than I did yesterday. It didn't even feel like work until the last mile (I walked about 5.5), when I was starting to get tired. It was sunny, cool,... Read more
Healthy Weight Challenge
Monday, October 07, 2013      6 comments

Today started out pretty well. I was up and out the door early with Justice, my Belgian Sheepdog pup and walking partner (pictured here with his partner in crime, Scrabble). ... Read more
Healthy Weight Challenge
Sunday, October 06, 2013      6 comments

This afternoon I was leafing through one of my journals from over 10 years ago. I was struggling with my weight back then, too, and had included the following essay about attitude. It a struck a chord with me today (as it must have, all those ye... Read more
Healthy Weight Challenge
Saturday, October 05, 2013      6 comments

I am rapidly approaching a danger zone: Emotional Eating. I am feeling pretty stressed today and am very aware of my own, long-standing tendency to overeat mindlessl... Read more
Healthy Weight Challenge
Friday, October 04, 2013      5 comments

Time to check in: So far, I'm doing pretty well. I've not been to Friendly's at all (it's been an almost every day thing for about a year or more -- NO WONDER I GAINED SO MUCH WEIGHT BACK!). I DID, however, enjoy a small bowl of ras... Read more
Healthy Weight Challenge
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      15 comments

Back again. Didn't put on ALL the weight I'd lost (which is a good thing), BUT most of it's back (which ticks me off). I've been back on track since Sunday (my official day 1 of the rest of my life) and it's now the end of the day on W... Read more
Spark Coach Task: Share Personal Pep Talk
Friday, March 15, 2013      21 comments

I am happy! I am strong! I'll be at goal, It won't take long! I am healthy! I am fit! I'm a winner! I don't quit!... Read more
SparkCoach Community Task
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      20 comments

I'm signed on for another "free" trial of the SparkCoach program and am working on the motivation and consistency track. I chose that one because I really needed to get my eating back on track and rediscover my mojo. I gained 4 lbs. over the hol... Read more
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      23 comments

I'm in trouble here. My calorie intake has been out of control for the last two weeks. Last week I gained about a pound and a half. I'll consider myself lucky if it's not worse this week. The only thing that's saving me is exercise. I'... Read more
The Results Are In
Thursday, December 06, 2012      31 comments

And they're not good. MRI report says: 1. Findings highly suggestive of a tear of the superior glenoid labrum. 2. Infraspinatus tendinosis with possible partial thickness undersurface tear. 3. Supraspinatus tendinosis. 4. Mild ac... Read more
This is HARD!!!
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      21 comments

For the last several days, I've been struggling with a shoulder injury that rendered me temporarily unable to workout. For some reason, that translated into, "I'm injured, so I MUST eat everything I can get my hands on NOW!" and that is wh... Read more
Monthly Review and Goals for December
Friday, November 30, 2012      17 comments

"Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy." (Denis Waitley) Here's how I did with my ... Read more
Must Be Doing "Somethings" Right
Monday, November 26, 2012      37 comments

I had to update my driver's license on Saturday. I looked at the old one and the new one on the way out and couldn't believe my eyes: Not the best scanned photos ever... Read more
Give It Your ALL (video blog)
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      23 comments

My new workout motivation video. Live Lightly!... Read more

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