Habits, Cues & Rewards
Monday, March 05, 2012      3 comments

I was in the car today at lunch and caught about 10 minutes of Fresh Air on NPR. Today the guest was a man who wrote a book about habits and how they form. I didn't hear much of the interview, but what I did hear was really interesting. The a... Read more
Tough day today
Monday, February 27, 2012      4 comments

Today was a sad day at my work. There was a huge lay-off and a lot of my co-workers lost their jobs today. I am fortunate that I kept my job, but the whole thing just wiped me out. The best part of my day was meeting a friend and taking our d... Read more
YTD Progress on 2012 goals
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      3 comments

Originally, I planned on writing this entry at the end of January. I figured one month into the new year would be a good time for a check point. I even set up a spark appointment with an email reminder so I wouldn't forget. Oh well, better la... Read more
Fat fingers and wedding rings.
Monday, February 06, 2012      3 comments

One of the things that bothered me the most about my weight gain is that my fingers got too fat for my engagement and wedding rings. I hated the fact that I put on so much weight that my rings were too small - being too fat for pants was one th... Read more
A goal met.....a long time coming
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      2 comments

Today, I weighed myself. I lost two pounds which thrilled me, but it got me thinking. I joined spark people in June 2009. Today, I've lost 30 pounds since joining. That's a little less than a pound a month. I looked at the report that tracks... Read more
Self Assessment Week One – 2012 Goals
Monday, January 09, 2012      0 comments

One of my goals in 2012 is to assess my progress (sometimes lack of progress) against my goals. So far, I’m doing well with my eating and exercise and have been rewarded with a 2 pound weight loss. I’ve also done pretty well with my de-clutter... Read more
Green Smoothie
Saturday, January 07, 2012      3 comments

I finally tried a green smoothie today and I really liked it. My normal (non-green) smoothie is 1/2 sliced frozen banana, 3/4 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup frozen berries. I decided to throw in 2 cups of chopped spinach and see what happens. Th... Read more
Minor Victory
Saturday, January 07, 2012      2 comments

I experienced a minor victory today which was born out of desperation. All of my newer (read larger) sports bras where in the hamper. I wanted to work out on the treadmill so I figured I have three choices - 1 - do laundry and wait 2 - ex... Read more
Being obese in the country’s thinnest state….
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      1 comments

My primary motivation for restarting a healthy eating and exercise plan is health related. I’ve been dealing with cancer recurrences for the last 2 and ½ years and I really believe that my best chance for getting it under control is making thes... Read more
Happy New Year!!!
Sunday, January 01, 2012      0 comments

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that you're all looking forward to a happy & healthy 2012. I'm very much looking forward to the upcoming year; I didn't feel that way at the start of 2011. At the beginning of last year,... Read more
Gearing up for 2012
Thursday, December 22, 2011      0 comments

I set my 2012 goals almost 2 weeks ago. Since then, I've been thinking about how to achieve them. I know that some will be easier than others, so I've started my plan of attack with the ones that I know will be the biggest challenge. Firs... Read more
2012 Goals
Saturday, December 10, 2011      4 comments

Reading another member’s 2011 goals inspired me to check on my progress this year and set my goals for next year. I blogged on my 2011 progress a few days ago and have been working on my 2012 goals since then. In 2011, my goals focused on a fe... Read more
2011 Goals Recap - oy
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      0 comments

I have to start this recap by admitting that I was totally inspired to do this by another spark member who recapped her 2011 goals today. Reading her goals and how she did mad me realize that there's really little value in setting goals if you ... Read more
This past weekend - Results are mixed
Monday, July 11, 2011      3 comments

If I had to grade myself on how well I made healthy choices this weekend, I'd probably give myself a 'B". This week-end provided a few challenges. This first was I was invited to a bridal shower at a barbeque restaurant and the second was that... Read more
blogging through good and bad
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      1 comments

I have to start with a confession. I'm not one of the internet's great bloggers (that's not the confession part), but when I drift away from (aka quit) following my weight loss program, I crawl into my hidy-hole and ignore the whole thing. Wri... Read more

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