Confession: how to get released (thrown out) of a physical rehab facility....
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      8 comments

Okay, many of my sparkfriends are rehabbing now from injuries, surgeries, or have friends who recently had surgery and will be starting rehab soon. As you may have previously read, I had a stroke at 21 and had to learn to walk, talk and us... Read more
Girl loosing weight and bodybuilder - who knew how much they had in common!
Sunday, January 22, 2012      3 comments

Fun conversation with a guy friend of mine who has been bulking up with muscles lately.  His "informal coach" told him he's big enough now, and it's now time to "lean out" and show off those muscles...   Guess what - our diets are aligned! ... Read more
Subtle changes...
Saturday, January 21, 2012      8 comments

I now have delayed onset muscle soreness from long or fast walks - feels better than when I used to get winded and have to stop halfway up a staircase. I sit much further back in seats. I don't have to suck-it-in and hold my breath to... Read more
Hmm... Thanks for the perspective on competition!
Friday, January 20, 2012      4 comments

The 'competitive' aspect of loosing weight at the same time as my sister is nothing more than a game to me - it will have no impact on my motivation, or actions. I'm 6 months into my new lifestyle (which has has the wonderful side-effect of wei... Read more
Compelling Idea - Contrasting Approach.... Sisters!
Thursday, January 19, 2012      10 comments

I think my weight loss has finally gotten to my sister... She's 18 months older and we've always been competitive. Today she started the Furhman vegetarian diet - I will continue with Paleo. We'll weigh in and compare once a week... ... Read more
We the People... time for another Peaceful Protest?
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday the US recognized Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day... Dr King promoted peaceful / non-violent protests as being the most effective weapon against “a racist and unjust society” until his assassination in 1968. As we tend to do when... Read more
It is official - 50 lbs down...
Sunday, January 15, 2012      18 comments

50 pounds ago I started this journey - with my size 22 clothes getting tight and a few 24s in the closet. Today I set aside the 18w jeans my sister bought me for Christmas and put on the 16w jeans I had purchased at the same time (since they we... Read more
Thank you - and the winner is... Don't fix what ain't broke!
Saturday, January 14, 2012      5 comments

Since you asked:  I feel fabulous, it almost feels too easy (great point Celest - easy relative to other diets because I am following the diet, and it is working! - and that has not always been the case!) - guess that's why I was really thinking... Read more
Sparkly Blogosphere: Please guide my next step...!
Friday, January 13, 2012      8 comments

I'm down 47lbs - still averaging loosing 10lbs a month. Eating plan:  Paleo/Primal/Nautural Balanced Diet                            To clarify - no sugar, grain, starchy veggies,                              processed foods, and essent... Read more
So a CaveGirl walks into another Italian restaurant (Filomena-DC)
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      10 comments

for a work dinner with 14 people.  The team leader starts by ordering wine and apps for the table... None of the apps are Paleo appropriate... So grab the waiter and add meatballs - best option I could find... Of course, bread baskets we... Read more
Mission (felt) Impossible...
Sunday, January 08, 2012      9 comments

Went to see a movie yesterday - can you guess which one?  The favorite theater has an age restricted balcony seating area (no one under 21) with full bar/restaurant service at your seat - dinner and a movie w/o a step!    Okay, so I thought... Read more
Friday, January 06, 2012      7 comments

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Under the weather...
Thursday, January 05, 2012      2 comments

Been fighting a bug (sinus?) since New Years Day, several flights and meetings later, I found myself in Atlanta with a ridiculous cough, a throat on fire, and sinuses that post-neti pot were "productive" again within 30 minutes. Cheers to p... Read more
2012 Vanity Goal
Monday, January 02, 2012      4 comments

A fabulous pair of high fashion leather boots by next fall - currently have to buy "big girl boots" so they can zip up over my calves.... And you can bet those boots will be made for walking - and strutting! Start walking boots! ... Read more
Saturday, December 31, 2011      3 comments

Still got some work to do... Two people messed with my emotions a little this week and I was ready for one big, bad binge. Good thing I had my new jeans on (smaller and I look good!) and I was able to control the damage! Reflection ... Read more

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