~*SHINING*~'s Blogs

I'm back.
Thursday, June 11, 2009      3 comments

I know. I know. I left on vacation and then I came back but never really came back. I got home from Europe to find that both my boss and my boss's boss had be reassigned to different areas of the hospital and my boss was replaced by a woman w... Read more
The Ugly Green Monster
Friday, March 27, 2009      8 comments

That ugly green monster rears it's ugly head at the worst possible times, and it happens to all of us. Sometimes we see someone else who has lost more weight, fits into a smaller size, or just seems to be doing better than us at simple willpowe... Read more
Small Goals
Thursday, March 12, 2009      6 comments

While I know that we all want to lose that BIG NUMBER, it can often seem unattainable, so concentrate on the small victories and reward yourself for them. You can go by percentages of boy weight and set goals for say 10% of your original ... Read more
Friday, March 06, 2009      16 comments

I'm aware that most of you understand the concept, but in the interest of fairness (and because of so many recent incidents within the team) I'm sending this to everyone. We have a large team of over 20,000 members. Obviously with that many... Read more
Seeking Motivation?
Friday, February 27, 2009      14 comments

I see a lot of posts and receive a lot of questions about seeking motivation. And the first thing that pops into my mind is always: IS YOUR LIFE NOT MOTIVATION ENOUGH? I know it's hard to stay on track when the scale is barely moving, you ... Read more
The Importance of Tracking
Thursday, February 19, 2009      13 comments

Many people come to Spark and take advantage of the many tools it has to offer, but skip the #1 Tool: The Nutrition Tracker. I know when you start it can be very time consuming, but ask anyone who has been here for a while and lost a lot of wei... Read more
Sexy is a State of Mind!
Friday, February 13, 2009      11 comments

As we approach a rather romantic holiday emoticon, I thought we'd discuss what it is to be sexy. I've heard many ... Read more
Learning Lessons the Hard Way
Thursday, February 05, 2009      17 comments

Some of us are just the kind of people who have to learn things the hard way. Perhaps because we don't know the better way, or perhaps because we just don't want to listen. Either way, there are some hard lessons I don't want anyone here to ev... Read more
Realistic Expectations and Healthy Choices
Thursday, January 29, 2009      10 comments

When making the choice to lose those extra pounds, no matter of you have 10 or 100 to lose, it is easy to get impatient and want to speed up the weight loss. What we must remember is that slow and steady wins the race. You see shows like the b... Read more
I Pledge that during the BLC5 I will...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      0 comments

I Pledge that during the BLC5 I will... ...be good to my body and fill it with healthy foods and enough water to drown a fish. ...treat myself and my teammates with kindness and love. ...weigh in every week, no matter if I lost, g... Read more
Tuesday, January 20, 2009      2 comments

I've never been so proud to be an American.... Read more
Living Healthy on a Budget
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      18 comments

In these trying economic times it's important to know how to maintain a healthy lifestyle on a tight budget, so here are some tips to help you do just that: Fruits and Veggies... It's important to get in your fruits and veggies, but fresh... Read more
How to fit exercise into your busy life.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      2 comments

People often say that their lives are just to busy and they don't have time to exercise. Well, we all HAVE the time, we just need to learn how to use it wisely. Here are some ways to fit exercise into your exceedingly busy life.... Multi-... Read more
A Pledge to Myself
Thursday, October 09, 2008      8 comments

Due to recent incidents I have decided to make myself a two-part pledge to myself. Part 1... I will no longer take or respond to verbal abuse from anyone here. This has been a long time coming, and my sanity and personal progress demand th... Read more
WebMD and Self-Diagnosis
Thursday, October 02, 2008      1 comments

This it one of my pet peeves. Yes, WebMD and other such sites are great resources... but that is ALL they are! WebMD is not a substitute for going to the doctor. Just because WedMD says it, doesn't make it true for you and your body. GO TO T... Read more

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