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Week Two Check In
Friday, June 12, 2020      4 comments

The first week of the summer challenge was pretty successful for me. Weigh-in day was Wednesday, and I was down 5.8 pounds! I have resisted sugar since the start, but last night I made some unwise choices in snack food. I broke two rules; I open... Read more
Four Days In
Sunday, June 07, 2020      3 comments

The Summer Challenge began on Wednesday, and I'm pleased to say that my nutritional choices have been very good. AND, I've been faithfully logging, which is a struggle for me. Four days is the longest I've strung together in a very long time! ... Read more
Sugar Is The Enemy!
Friday, June 05, 2020      5 comments

Day two of the summer challenge went quite well. I avoided sugar for the second day in a row! I also got on my bike and did a quick five mile ride to test out my knee, and guess what? It was fine ... Read more
Summer Challenge
Thursday, June 04, 2020      3 comments

Yesterday was the first day of the Summer Challenge! I was able to rein in my eating, and avoided all sugar. Let me tell you, it wasn't easy! I live in a home with three teenagers (my husband, three dogs and a cat, too), and whether I bring it i... Read more
Three Weeks!!
Friday, May 29, 2020      4 comments

I've been back here at SparkPeople for three weeks now. I've logged in every day, but truth be told, I haven't exactly been "on track," with the spirit of this website! I had forgotten what a valuable resource this community is, not only with mo... Read more
Poor Me...
Thursday, May 21, 2020      1 comments

I just realized I'm wallowing in self-pity. My knee has been giving me grief all week, and despite a trip to my favorite doctor / movement coach, and consistent (albeit gentle) exercise, it doesn't seem to be improving. I don't think this is an ... Read more
Bummed Out
Sunday, May 17, 2020      4 comments

I don't want to spread negativity, but I have struggled with knee issues for years. Genetics were not kind to me in this area, and I have painful arthritis. In most situations, I'm fine. I can walk for miles, ride my bike even more miles, and ge... Read more
Social Distancing Party
Friday, May 15, 2020      7 comments

Tonight my hubby and I are going to a bonfire party at a friend's house. There will only be eight of us, and my friend is super cautious with the coronavirus. In the invite text, she said she's going to have chairs set six feet apart, individual... Read more
Figuring Things Out
Thursday, May 14, 2020      2 comments

It's been one week since I re-entered the Spark-world. I am still impressed with the resources and support to be found here. This is such a crazy time in the world with the whole COVID19 pandemic, shutdowns, financial insecurity, and the like. I... Read more
Breaking Bad Habits
Tuesday, May 12, 2020      4 comments

I started tracking my food yesterday. Tracking has never been something I love to do, but it sure keeps me accountable. Yesterday, however, it didn't stop me from eating that bowl of ice cream late in the evening, or nibbling on less than health... Read more
Mother's Day / Lifestyle
Sunday, May 10, 2020      2 comments

I have been back at SP for a couple days now, cruising around the blogs and pages, trying to figure out a sustainable plan for my new lifestyle. I just read an article by SPARKGUY about the benefits of tracking. I am one of those people who disl... Read more
Happy Friday!
Friday, May 08, 2020      4 comments

This is my second go-round here on SPARKPEOPLE. As with many things in life, I lost my Spark, and moved on to a less productive lifestyle. Did you ever have that feeling of resentment when so many people around you are succeeding, and you can't ... Read more