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Got Some Spark!
Friday, November 25, 2016      9 comments

Just an update for you, me, myself, and I. Asked for Spark a few months back and got it. Recovered from back injury. Back to work out routine. Got my nutrition back in order. Dropped about 10 lbs this Fall. Back at goal weight. Survived the... Read more
Grateful for 5 Years on Spark and more...
Monday, July 18, 2016      9 comments

Just read a few heartwarming blogs about gratefulness and was inspired. Then as writing (and losing the first draft :( I was Sparked to rewrite a whole different blog. My first draft was "grateful" for 10 lbs that I lose and regain yearly.... Read more
Am I ready...?
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      4 comments

175 Still a number of satisfaction and the fact that it is holding steady there with no plan is awesome BUT -5lbs to 170 would be perfect for wedding and starting school... Reality says ??!!??!! That's what I want but is it achievable? Or... Read more
Injury and Recovery...new territory for me...
Saturday, July 02, 2016      4 comments

First time ever in 52.5 years that I have an injury. Out of nowhere severe pain in hip and leg! Explained as sciatica from who knows what??? No point of injury, just happened. Overuse? Aging? That's what they tell me. Suffering for 3 days but ha... Read more
Time for an update...
Monday, June 27, 2016      5 comments

Time to check in with myself and update my Spark friends! I hit my 4 year Maintenance Anniversary and 5 years of Sparking is just a couple weeks away! Success equals 50lb loss and most importantly, maintaining. Those who follow me here k... Read more
Check in...one foot stuck..
Saturday, March 19, 2016      4 comments

Well here it mid-March! Spring is here! My 10 lb winter coat is shed! I love the season and the new life it brings. Just like everything else my maintence cycle continues. But it Seems like the new year isn't so new. That post holida... Read more
Today's Self Talk 5...being active...
Friday, February 12, 2016      5 comments

I have been working on an active mindset...planning activities that get me moving...not only because I want to "plan" for regular exercise but because that's "who I am." A mover. An active person. Someone who actually enjoys exercise. (Why do... Read more
Today's Self Talk 4...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      3 comments

Today's Self Talk 4... You can do this! PLANNED. I do not snack and therefore why eat the unexpected. It's not for hunger so must be emotional reward...Besides, it's just food. Is it really unusual? Is it worth it? I will be havin... Read more
Self talk 3... Was that me talking!?!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      7 comments

Today's self talk 3... Cravings come and go. The evidence is in the daily notes. It feels so good when the scale goes downward. But what I want to remember is how good it feels to be in control. To be consistent. To go to bed and to wake... Read more
Post Holiday Check-in...
Saturday, January 16, 2016      4 comments

Okay. So using weightGrapher.com I track my weight daily and it's taught me how realize fluctuations are normal, and even more so when eating becomes erratic, i.e....holidays, vacationing, abandoning good habits, and yes, binging. But, I am... Read more
Mindful eating exercise...(Beck Stratagy)
Saturday, January 09, 2016      10 comments

This morning I am home alone enjoying some peace and solitude devoting time to my healthy journey. I am doing my own in depth variation of an exercise recommend by Dr. Judith Beck - Beck Diet Solution that I REVISIT OFTEN because I struggle so w... Read more
First go at a challenge...
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      6 comments

Hhmmm this ought to be a lesson in consistency and commitment. I read a comment somewhere that thanks to a 30 Day Challenge someone had made a delicious soup. Somehow that resonated with me and when I opened mail I saw a Spark 30 Day and si... Read more
Self talk for today...
Monday, January 04, 2016      4 comments

Today's self talk todaycombines tools from Susan Peirce Thompson (my newest teacher), Judith Beck (awesome teacher who requires lots of work), and Steve Seibold (always fall for the bad boys gotta love his straightforwardness) 3 Mistakes Pe... Read more
Beck - revisiting Hunger is not an emergency...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      4 comments

As I was replying to a Beck blog my reply practically became a blog of my own. I used to be a "dieting snacker" with planned meals and snacks at set times. I would tell people I was like a newborn baby and HAD to eat every 2-3 hours. I thin... Read more

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