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Saturday, January 19, 2013      5 comments

Today's Sparkcoach video was about moderation in diet, exercise and outlook. I think I have finally managed to find moderation this time and it is helping me succeed. For example, rather than plunging back into a running program that I'm not r... Read more
Mistakes and negative thinking
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      7 comments

Sparkcoach always gives me something interesting to contemplate. Today I was asked to blog about the last time I made a mistake in my diet/exercise plan and how I responded/reacted to it. Having read Judith Beck's "Beck Diet Solution" I kn... Read more
Review of 2012 and Goals for 2013
Monday, January 07, 2013      10 comments

2012 was a whirlwind for me. I was working very hard, and achieving new things in my career. But balance went out the window and my health really suffered. This past year really made me think hard about what I want in my life and how I want t... Read more
Dear RisingSun
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      9 comments

Dear RisingSun, I am so proud of you for turning your health habits around in December! You lost 8 pounds, but more importantly, you began eating healthier and exercising. You made a host of wonderful SparkFriends and gave and received su... Read more
My True Motivation
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      4 comments

It's very appropriate that on New Year's Day, SparkCoach asked me to blog about my underlying motivation for weight loss. For me this is a complicated question. When I think about it, on the surface I just want to look better and wear nicer cl... Read more
A&I December Challenge Week 4: Christmas Traditions
Saturday, December 29, 2012      5 comments

We don't actually have very many Christmas traditions but we have a few. I am as much a Buddhist as a Christian so I don't tend to pay a huge amount of attention to the holidays, though I appreciate their spirit. - On Christmas Eve we usua... Read more
Workout Excuses
Monday, December 24, 2012      3 comments

SparkCoach asked me today to blog about the most common excuses that keep me from working out. 1. I'm too tired. - Well, the more I work out, the less tired I will be. But I can pick a 5 or 10 minute workout for days when I'm really beat.... Read more
Non-Scale Ways to See Progress!
Saturday, December 22, 2012      5 comments

This post is again prompted by the SparkCoach program. Today my action step is to blog about ways I notice myself getting healthier besides the scale. Well, this is only week 3 for me but I can already see that I am feeling more positive a... Read more
Plate Method Meals
Saturday, December 15, 2012      5 comments

The SparkCoach video today was talking about planning quick meals using the plate method. For me this would probably mean adding a side salad and a fruit to my frozen dinner at lunch, as well as adding a salad and fruit for dessert to a pre... Read more
Bucket list! A&I December Challenge Week 2
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      8 comments

They say it's good to dream big! So here are some crazy things I would love to do. 4 things I want to learn: 1. Russian 2. To play La Campanella by Liszt (well) 3. To do a headstand in yoga 4. To sew a concert dress for mysel... Read more
A&I Silver Belles Week 1 - My Biggest Challenge
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      8 comments

Hello, world! :) I am taking part in a challenge on the Aspire & Inspire SparkTeam, and we have been asked to blog about something that has given us trouble this year. Well, I'd say my main challenge has been my motivation to get and stay ... Read more