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Keep working at it
Monday, March 19, 2018      1 comments

.....just stepped on the scale this AM and have lost 15#! I am reflecting back on this very long, 8-year journey and would like to support people who have lost hope. Some things that have worked and are working ..... 1) Don't give up ... Read more
Tuesday, May 26, 2015      1 comments

Need tips for taking that last 'bit off. I joined SP in October of 2009 and have consistently kept about 10# off. I am on a major plateau and this summer, I am doubling down on finally taking the last 8# off (my goal is 18 total). ... Read more
Three good gluten free recipes
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      1 comments

I have been eating gluten free (or low) and sugar free for almost a year now. I initially and easily lost 5# and I keep counting. Mostly, I feel about 100% better. Mood swings ... Read more
We have been fed a line that is making America Fat
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      0 comments

For those of you confused about whether a low-carb diet is good for you, I would offer insights. In October of last year, my blood sugar as measured by the A1C test was too high. It was at the 'pre-diabetic' stage (5.8). I immediately freaked ... Read more
Be an Athlete (For Me)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      2 comments

I live in a state that usually ranks as the thinnest in the nation, Colorado. The town I live in has world class Olympians and many, many, many residents bike, run, etc., and are very thin and very in shape. On one level, this is inspiring. But,... Read more
10.5 Pounds and counting
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      2 comments

Today is the day I have lost 10.5#. Woo Hoo! I am now roughly 1/2 way to my goal of losing 18 to 20 pounds. At one point, I was so stuck, I thought I'd be at my highest weight forever. I had no hope. I was wearing all my "big" clothes. I de... Read more
Keep at it. Never give up.
Thursday, February 20, 2014      2 comments

Well, I started back on SP in June and have lost 10#. It really works. For me, the best feature is the Spark Minutes. I try to do at least 150/week if not 220. When my husband and I start a hike, I say: Did you turn on the spark meter? I ... Read more
Love SP! Back at it.....
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      1 comments

I recently went back on Spark People after gaining 12# back that I had lost over 18 months (due to a long period of respiratory sickness, walking pneumonia, allergies, you name it). Good news! I have lost 7.5# and counting. So what am I doi... Read more
At it again
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      2 comments

This year, I went through a number of very busy cycles and a five month bout with allergies that turned into asthma. Bummer... I gained all but 2# back of the original 10# I had lost over about 17 months. So demoralizing. I am now back on the... Read more
Fall exercise routine starts again
Sunday, October 16, 2011      1 comments

Hiking in Colorado's National Monument today! Time to get back into a exercise routine after 6 weeks of doing only easy stuff.. ... Read more
9.5 off over two years.....Debunking some myths!
Monday, August 15, 2011      3 comments

Do you believe that you cannot lose weight? Are you in mid-life and the pounds stick on you like concrete? Are you depressed about it? Have you given up thinking you'll ever be your former, active, thinner self? Well, these statements each descr... Read more
Colorado is awesome in summer!!!!!!
Monday, July 04, 2011      1 comments

Summer is here in Colorado! There is so much exercising to do...hiking, biking, backpacking, rowing the rivers. I feel sooo lucky to live here.... Read more
Getting Back on "the Horse"
Saturday, May 14, 2011      1 comments

Today is the first time I've ridden my bike in 8 months......after a gnarly wreck last August and then a motion/inner ear/neurological problem following (Mal de Debarquement), I am getting back on the proverbial horse. I am proud that during th... Read more
Visualize what you want, don't obsess
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      1 comments

I am now down to a weight I have not seen for a few years. It feels very good. While I still have 10# to lose, I know I can do it. I gave up on saying, "I need to lose weight to look good for others" or "I have such and such event coming up so I... Read more
Been on boat? Can't seem to lose your "sea legs" feeling?
Sunday, February 06, 2011      2 comments

Since last fall, I was told by three separate MDs that I had a concussion. For five months, I was not getting better and in fact, it was getting worse. The symptoms: headaches, feeling dizzy, light-headedness, rocking and swaying, memory issue... Read more

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