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First goal met!
Monday, July 06, 2015      1 comments

Super excited to be able to say I've lost 12 pounds since rejoining spark. This was the first (incremental) goal I set myself... and also the largest of the series. Next up: Losing 9 more pounds by mid-September. Best of all? I did it over... Read more
12 minute mile... woo hoo!
Thursday, July 02, 2015      2 comments

Yeah, I know that's turtle speed to most runners, but for me, it was a personal best! One of those fabulous runs where everything feels GOOD, right from the beginning. A week ago, I was excited to walk/run 14 minute miles (I run a 5K when I trai... Read more
This isn't a diet. This is REAL LIFE.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      4 comments

I had a moment of panic this week... I am doing really well (6 weeks in), and seeing great progress... but that's always the case at 6 weeks. My natural "willpower" (enthusiasm?) dips after about 2-3 months of a regime. Then I retreat back ... Read more
Under 400 calories
Tuesday, June 30, 2015      2 comments

Just a reminder to myself that I can enjoy a LOT of food for about 350 calories. Dinner last night: Fresh brussels sprouts sauteed in olive oil until t... Read more
Little Miss Imperfect
Monday, June 29, 2015      2 comments

My initial response to this morning's (weekly) weigh-in was disappointment. No change on the scale. As in past attempts, the stubborn scale made for a bummer of a Monday morning. I've been tracking my mood (what a great Spark feature!) and notic... Read more
Swimsuit Model vs. Healthy Weight
Friday, June 26, 2015      0 comments

I more or less love my body. I haven't always, and there are days where I just. Can't. Even. (And photographs... I mostly HATE pictures of myself.) But in general, I'm good with myself, even though I'm just one tiny tick... a sliver... bene... Read more
Vacation eating and consequences
Thursday, June 25, 2015      2 comments

Oooh. Consequences. What a fun word. It makes me picture a figure wearing bishop's robes, chanting as he walks down an aisle of people, chanting "Atone... Atone... Atone for your sins!" Maybe he's menacingly shaking a scale at me, too. So m... Read more
People care about YOU.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      4 comments

Today I got some sad news. One of the nicest guys I went to high school with committed suicide yesterday. He was 42. He had a wife and children. One of the things I like best about Spark is that people are honest here. We talk about our st... Read more
Mama needs a drink.
Monday, June 15, 2015      0 comments

I am coming to grips with a destructive bent toward perfectionism. An "all-or-nothing" attitude that has held me back, because, if I feel I'm not doing it PERFECTLY, I give up on myself. I have a fun "mini-vacation" this weekend, and the t... Read more
Good genes
Thursday, June 11, 2015      3 comments

My 10-year-old daughter was prancing around the other night, wearing the sweatband I brought home from the Color Run. Around her waist. Yup. Her tiny, elfin little waist is about as big around as my head. (No, it's bigger. Those thing... Read more
Priorities... revisited again?
Monday, August 24, 2009      7 comments

WHY are there only 24 hours in a day? WHY must I waste at least 2 of those hours doing stupid, meaningless things? WHY doesn't "more energy" translate into "more accomplished" for me? WHY does living a healthy lifestyle feel like the bi... Read more
Fat cells vs. Brain cells
Sunday, August 16, 2009      14 comments

I have handled most of life's challenges fairly well. Mind you, I am lucky to have a wonderful family, an amazing set of lifelong friends, and good fortune in many things. But I've also faced the kind of challenges we all do: crappy jobs, heal... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Baptize me in Gatorade... I am a SP convert.
Thursday, August 13, 2009      22 comments

Call me a convert, an enthusiast, a crazed fan. Is there some sort of bling for my sparkpage to show I've attained a higher level of spark enthusiasm? Perhaps a ceremony I can conduct via my laptop? I liked SP from the first day. It appeals ... Read more
You said it! (Your comments ROCK.)
Thursday, August 13, 2009      3 comments

Holy cow. I never in a zillion years expected such a response to my post about weight loss liars... I was just getting a little gripe off my chest. I had no idea so many others felt the same way. Thanks so much for sharing your comments - - you... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weight loss LIARS.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      237 comments

This is not a timely post, since all this stuff happened on TV quite a while ago. But it has been bugging me of late. I am so tired of all the weight loss liars out there. I am tired of feeling "set up" by their boasts of instant, mega-succe... Read more

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