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Another 40 days and nights
Friday, January 09, 2015      0 comments

Late last November, I blogged about my 40-day milestone on Spark. It has now been another 40 days (well, 42 actually) and that is just as good of an excuse as any to review my progress. As I mentioned last November, I started out in mid-Oct... Read more
Pushing ahead
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      0 comments

I am often reminded at this time of year of the sheer force of perseverance. Even after what has seemed like a 'bad' year, I am surprised when I take stock of the past 12 months of the many 'good' things. And one thing that so many of them have ... Read more
Resisting temptation to shop for holiday clothes
Tuesday, December 16, 2014      0 comments

I suppose I am no different from many of us who have a closet full of clothing in different sizes and fits, but not much we can wear at any given time. Every time a waistband got too tight or a blouse’s buttons strained to close, that article wo... Read more
Headline today - Woman actually loses weight :-)
Friday, December 12, 2014      4 comments

SP News, 12 December 2014 -- ''In an impromptu press conference today, Saumon announced that she has lost 6 pounds in the past 2 months. Observers were taken by surprise, since Saumon had previously not shown any signs of decreasing mass. C... Read more
40 Days and Nights on Spark
Friday, November 28, 2014      1 comments

Not that this journey has been anything like being on Noah's Ark....But 40 days is enough of a milestone to blog about. Any excuse is good! When I first got back onto Spark, I started out just tracking to become aware. I knew I was over-ea... Read more
Re-boot late October 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      3 comments

Well I fell completely off the rails again after only a month or so of Sparking...WThat takes me back to my original goals as November marches on... Goal 1 - Keep on trackin' Yes, I have found that even this little bit of accountability ... Read more dastardly
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      0 comments

Can't remember where I saw this blurb, but someone wrote: ''Nothing tastes as good as being slim feels.'' This is something I want to remember to say to myself when I want to overeat. Cravings! So dastardly... I admit that I have succu... Read more
May Payday, Or 'How Did We Do This Month?'
Saturday, May 31, 2014      0 comments

Back in the first week of this month, set myself three goals: Goal 1 - Get back on track, i.e. use trackers on SparkPeople to help motivate on nutrition and fitness goals. Really important to track water and --- MOOD. This is a new item I... Read more
Bad things come in threes, too
Wednesday, May 21, 2014      4 comments

I was doing well for about 2 weeks. I had a nice balance of carbs, protein and fat, and my total calories for the day were averaging about 1700. Now, that is not a serious diet number, but considering how much I was over-eating before, sticking ... Read more
Recently in menopause and gaining like mad
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      3 comments

Well. Well, well. What to say? So I'm back here on Spark. I reviewed my weight since 2006 - 8 years ago when I first encountered this tool. I have lost weight, yes,... Read more
Just Over Two Years and Only 5 Pounds Gone
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      1 comments

Well. Well, well. What to say? I slipped away after my last post, and abandoned The Diet around December 2011. Gained 5-6 pounds since then. Although I am not quite back to Square One, I am definitely having a serious set-back. New month, ... Read more
October Recap- Goals Met! Yippee!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      1 comments

First of the month, and time to go on record with the results of my goals that I set in October. Goal 1 - Stay on Spark. I am happy to say that since Oct.7, since making the pledge to get back on track, I have been pretty consistent about l... Read more
18 Months of Ups and Downs on Spark
Sunday, October 09, 2011      1 comments

Today's blog entry comes on the date that marks a year and a half on Spark. Well, ‘technically’ a year and a half, but the last 8 months have seen some pretty patchy attendance from me on this site. Like so many people here, Life threw a monkey ... Read more
Was In A Dark Place Today, But Am Crawling Out Of It
Thursday, June 02, 2011      0 comments

Today was one of those days when you look in the mirror and are totally disgusted with yourself. I really shouldn't have looked, because today was not a good day for it. I should have known better because first of all, I knew I was bloated and c... Read more
One Year Sparkiversary!
Saturday, April 09, 2011      1 comments

This is not only my one-year anniversary of being on Spark, but also (I must confess) it is my re-entry into Spark after more than 2 months 'off the map'. I was sick all of January and some of February, which contributed to some unhealthy (and u... Read more

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