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Tune into Deep Rest
Thursday, January 10, 2019      5 comments

Do what is restorative. Today, I declared to my co-workers and boss that I am taking the rest of the week off to rest. I'm not terribly ill or anything like that. But my body is telling me I need some restorative time. The most nourishing ... Read more
Grateful for Spark... Again.
Monday, January 07, 2019      10 comments

Glad to return here and build my health spark. Thanks to Chris Downie for this brilliant community of support and the wonderful souls gathered here. I have returned to the hearth.... Read more
Celebrating Forty Weeks of Maintenance
Monday, December 18, 2017      9 comments

Today's weight: 133 pounds. It has been a while since I checked into Spark and as I stood on my scale this morning, I knew it was time. My size small, size 6 clothes are starting to feel snug. And now, looking at my weight ticker, I see fo... Read more
Maintenance Blog: Practicing harmlessness to the body-mind
Thursday, May 25, 2017      27 comments

Eleventh week of maintenance. Weight: 127 pounds. One of the foundation practices of yoga is 'ahimsa' or nonviolence. We are taught to be nonviolent to others but recently I have been reflecting that my weight-loss journey has been abou... Read more
Celebrating ten weeks of maintenance
Thursday, May 18, 2017      31 comments

Greetings Sparkers! Weight today: 125 pounds. Weighing daily has become a lifestyle, just like brushing my teeth. I don't create alot of angst around it; it's just routine maintenance, something I do to maintain my optimum body. M... Read more
Second Week of Maintenance
Saturday, March 25, 2017      15 comments

The weekend is here and hubs and I will be going out to lunch at my favorite restaurant: Park Baluchi. A buffet style Indian restaurant with excellent food, presentation, ambience and service. Even with buffets I have a rule to only eat one plat... Read more
Declaration of Maintenance
Sunday, March 12, 2017      43 comments

Well this has been an amazing week. I declared maintenance has arrived. My weight has been hovering at 127 to 128 for the past eight weeks and my body and I feel happy here. Today was a bright sunny day here in California and I wore my sleeveles... Read more
Is this maintenance? Or a plateau?
Sunday, February 12, 2017      10 comments

Well, I am comfortably in my size eight trousers and weight has stayed the same for the past month,give or take a pound. I am pretty happy with the way I am eating right now, as a lifestyle I can maintain. But in my closet I have a pair of... Read more
Back to tracking after eleven days of no green smoothies.
Sunday, January 22, 2017      13 comments

Two good reasons to start tracking nutrition again: 1. I am participating in the Winter 5% Challenge and that is the challenge for the week. 2. It has come at at timely moment for me 'cos I gained three pounds in the past two weeks. Oh no!... Read more
On to a new quest for an extraordinary life, my version.
Thursday, January 12, 2017      14 comments

Now that I am a mere three pounds from my goal weight of 122 pounds, I find myself reflecting about what else do I want to accomplish, manifest, create in order to really have the time of my life. I decided to explore this in a methodical way wi... Read more
What's more weighty than weight?
Thursday, December 08, 2016      13 comments

The weight loss finish line is in sight. Seven pounds to go, thirty three already released. It has taken a year to get here. As I move forward, I don't want to make the main goal of my life maintenance of weight. Yes it's one of the foundation p... Read more
Small Wins keep adding up to greater awareness
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      10 comments

Today, I had a therapy session. I meet with my doctor every four months and typically I soothe myself afterwards by going into the hospital gift shop and buying a small piece of chocolate. Emotional eating but I used to excuse it by saying I des... Read more
A peaceful Sunday
Monday, November 21, 2016      7 comments

Dear Mother Father God, Thank you for the gift of this precious day, for your limitless grace and mercy showering down on us. May peace spread throughout the land and across the waters. As we come into this week of Thanksgiving and celebratio... Read more
What does wellbeing feel like, bathing in a shower of healing words.
Thursday, November 17, 2016      11 comments

I feel at ease. At home. I am beaming. Beautiful. Blessed. Blissful. I am bright-eyed. There is a steady calm center at my core. Contented. Delighted. Eager. Ecstatic. I feel elegant. Friendly. I am giggly. Grateful. Heal... Read more
"How we relate to the body is how we relate to everything." Really?
Saturday, November 05, 2016      8 comments

I have been reading my new book, "Heart Yoga" to reignite my yoga practice. Fabulous book and it comes with a video course on the Daily Om website. Amazing practice and I was sweating through it. Now having practiced yoga for an hour, I feel lim... Read more

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