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
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
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
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
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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