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The initial enthusiasm is wearing thin.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      3 comments

The Pit of Despair and The If only's We all start out enthusiastic and optimistic on enthusiastic. Along the way, our initial enthusiasm wears thin. Wrong thinking often leads to wrong eating. A couple wrong turns later and many of us end up l... Read more
April Goals
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      2 comments

My plan for April is to: Eat healthy in my range. Drink the water. Track honestly Move more and increase my monthly fitness minutes by 20%. Scour SP blogs and articles for inspiration that touches my innermost soul. I found these to... Read more
Motivation is Perishable. Keep it fresh!
Monday, March 31, 2014      3 comments

Busy errand day today. Had a good breakfast and lunch picked up a rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes for dinner that I'll round out with a salad and veggie. I grocery shopped today so there are lots of good healthy choices for the rest of th... Read more
Who is that in the mirror?
Sunday, March 30, 2014      2 comments

You're the one trying not look in the mirror after a shower. The one breathing hard from the exertion of bending over to dry your feet. You move slowly, you breathe hard and your lack of balance makes you cringe. You're sure taking a shower shou... Read more
You ever read a blog and WHAM!
Saturday, March 29, 2014      3 comments

You ever read a blog and WHAM! Just the most perfect thing was there for you? Read STEPH-KNEEs Blog 2,000 Fitness Minutes... Initiate Puppies & Rainbows Sequence! Awesome tools for the journey lying there waiting for you to pick them up! Thank... Read more
Wanted wine or Whine. Got Magic.
Friday, March 28, 2014      2 comments

This evening I wanted an unhealthy snack. Today was difficult. A family member received unhappy news and was depressed. The problem does not have an immediate solution so, I did my best to be supportive, cheerful and understanding. For the past ... Read more
Observations: Why bread tastes sweeter on the journey.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      3 comments

Reflections on The SP Article on Food Addiction Overexposure to pleasurable foods causes an overload of dopamine in the brain. Over time the brain responds by decreasing the number of dopamine receptors. We feel pleasure rewards when dopamine ... Read more
Self Confidence and Self Esteem
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      4 comments

As I was preparing my lesson for my English as a Second Language (ESL) class tomorrow, though about how much the ladies in my class have learned since Christmas. They work hard, do homework and really put themselves out there when learning new w... Read more
How I stay POSITIVE
Saturday, March 22, 2014      4 comments

When we first begin a healthy lifestyle journey, a new exercise routine or a healthier diet it's easy to be positive and optimistic. Our goals are set and we have a plan to reach them. We feel powerful and on our way! But as time goes on, tha... Read more
The. elephant in the room was me!
Friday, March 21, 2014      3 comments

Yikes! We went out with friends we see weekly and I got the look. I could read it in their faces. "You look thinner." But no one said it out loud. I know it is just a matter of time. I was wearing fat lady black pants and a top I've worn before ... Read more
Spring Fever
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      5 comments

Three days until spring! Great time of year to think of cleaning house and renewing my New Years Resolutions. Closets need going through. Too many things get stuffed away at Christmas and need to be truly put back where they belong. Time to look... Read more
Don't be a weight loss drama queen
Monday, March 17, 2014      5 comments

Note to self. emoticon That Darn Scale! ... Read more
Answers available!
Saturday, March 15, 2014      1 comments

Wow! Wow did I learn a lot today. I have been working on my inner journey and on self sabotage in particular. Someone turned me on to the blogs by Coach Dean. I remember him from my time on SP in 2009. You will never read a more open and honest ... Read more
200 The Line in the Sand
Friday, March 14, 2014      6 comments

What is it about that number? It's a goal, a remarkable achievement. It divides us into two camps. Those over and those under. Many fellow Sparkers tell me that they had trouble with their journey around the time they crossed that number. If you... Read more
To Breakfast or Not to Breakfast?
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      2 comments

As a breakfast hater, this article sounds like good news. Thoughts SP? Copied from Yahoo Shine. You've heard the popular slim-down suggestions-from eating smaller portions to adding more veggies to every meal-but there are factors beyond... Read more

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