Another wedding, another goal!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      1 comments

Weddings are happy times, and I'm happy to have a reason to get motivated!!! My daughter's wedding was this past summer. I didn't reach that weight-loss goal, but, I DID make progress that I wouldn't have otherwise made. Since the wedding, ... Read more
Are You Happier Than You Realize?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      4 comments

While reading the article "What Happy People Know"
PVN/what-happy-people-know , I began doing a mental check to see if I was on course. Are these traits of healthy people present in your life? 1. ... Read more
Exercise Debate
Saturday, June 12, 2010      0 comments

Does exercise increase appetite and therefore make losing weight difficult as some articles claim? Or is weight loss difficult to achieve without exercise, as we've always been told? Based on this past month, I'd have to say it's both. ... Read more
3/15/2010 entry moved here
Saturday, June 12, 2010      0 comments

I had this posted on my main spark page and decided it should be a blog entry instead: 3/15/2010 Last month, my mom's health took a dramatic turn for the worse. I've been caring for her at my parents home in New Hampshire, along with my s... Read more
1/25/10 entry moved here
Saturday, June 12, 2010      0 comments

I had this posted on my main spark page and decided it should be a blog entry instead: 1/25/10 (It's been a year): I haven't been paying attention, and crept back up to one pound shy of starting weight. My daughter is getting married next s... Read more
Thursday, February 11, 2010      2 comments

I came across an interesting article that examined a study of a group of people put on a fasting diet. They did very well. Basically, they had about a quarter of a normal day's calories, every other day. On the days in between, they ate a normal... Read more
Realization: My diet equals my maintenance calories
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      0 comments

Working out an hour a day is feeling good. Today, we had that huge snow storm, and I shoveled for an hour straight without tiring. It was light snow, but there was a lot of it! When I came in, I found I was soaked from sweating so much, that I h... Read more
It's been two weeks of Sparking and I'm in the groove...
Saturday, January 17, 2009      0 comments

Today I reached a milestone of 5 pounds lost. I can hardly believe the difference in my appearance. What was a rounded mid-section on me two weeks ago is already a distant memory. When I reach my 10 pound goal I'll take a new measurement to see ... Read more
Up and running!
Thursday, January 08, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday's calorie count catch has paid off big time. I've been energetic all day, did the bootcamp workout plus 40 minutes of cardio, and felt revved up to do more, so I went rollerskating tonight. It pays to cue in to your nutrition and exerc... Read more
Made a Calorie Adjustment in Nick of Time
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      0 comments

I hit the wall today - had to lay down this afternoon and have been SO hungry! More than any other day. Just constant. I took at look at how SparkPeople calculates the recommended calories for the day. The formula is here http://www.sparkp... Read more
Day 1 of Bootcamp Challenge
Sunday, January 04, 2009      0 comments

Here is my before picture, posted as part of the "New You SparkPeople Bootcamp" challenge I'm participating in. Yikes. This is me today, at my heaviest ever. Can't wait to see t... Read more
This is the Beginning of a New Day
Friday, January 02, 2009      0 comments

'This is the beginning of a New Day God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or grow in its light and be of service to others. But what I do with this day is important because I have exchanged a day of my life for it. W... Read more