10/1/2012: Intended Food Today
Monday, October 01, 2012      3 comments

Today's Meals: Breakfast: coffee, sesame bagel with Earth Balance, small apple Snack: Green tea, Emergen-C Lunch: Homemade fat-free lentil soup (made with LOTS of veggies), salad greens with kelp flakes and sunflower seeds Sn... Read more
9/25/12: Intended Food Today and Notes from Yesterday
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      0 comments

I was quite proud of myself yesterday. I ate almost exactly what I said I would eat. I'm proud of that, for sure! Hunger Tip: Warm/hot tea is really good at keeping hunger away for a while Today's Meals: Breakfast: oatmeal wit... Read more
9/24/12: My Intended Food Plan for Today
Monday, September 24, 2012      1 comments

Breakfast--coffee, small bowl of organic instant oatmeal with a sprinkling of raw wheat germ and flax meal, organic frozen berries (small handful), a few pieces of crystalized ginger, and some maple syrup Snack--2 unsalted rice cakes with u... Read more
Finding What Works For Me
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      3 comments

I am constantly trying to figure out the best and healthiest methods for weight loss. After years of adopting different dieting/exercise philosophies, I've decided simply to listen to my body and my instincts. Some pieces of advice make sense ... Read more
First Blog in a Long Time
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      0 comments

Wow, I haven't written an SP blog in a long time! I've been unofficially tracking my foods in a Word document and creating little workouts for my lunch break. It's been going well so far. I'm still struggling with eating less than 1800-2000 c... Read more
New Motivations
Monday, February 27, 2012      0 comments

I'm on the back end of a horrific cold that put me out of commission for 4 weeks. Yes, 4 weeks. I tried to go to yoga, but came home so exhausted that I had to go straight to bed. I tried running, but my lungs seized up and I couldn't stop co... Read more
Healthy Eating Documentary Recommendation
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      0 comments

Last night I watched "Forks Over Knives," a documentary about how to reverse heart disease, stop cancer, and live a healthier life. It was AMAZING. It follows multiple doctors who have been studying these diseases for decades and their recomme... Read more
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      2 comments

I'm okay today but in an odd mood. Not bad, not good, just trying to get my head around a bunch of things. I have so much on my plate and I know that I can handle it; it will take a little more planning and organization on my part, is all. ... Read more
Oddly Frustrated Today
Friday, January 27, 2012      3 comments

I have my first doctor's appointment today in 5 years. I'm just getting a physical but I am frustrated my my lack of weight loss. I know that the doctor is going to give me little pointers, like don't drink soda or eat only lowfat dairy. The ... Read more
3 Cheers for the Resourceful Sparker!
Thursday, January 26, 2012      2 comments

I was just reading a blog post from HATE2BFAT about 10 motivators that can keep one on track. I was struck by the first item which was about looking to others who had succeeded with their weight loss, from friends to family to public figures. ... Read more
Trying to Use Exercise to Control Stress
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      2 comments

My life is rather hectic at the moment, both with activities and emotional baggage. With everything going on, I'm really trying to release my stress through exercise. It's more about being present in my body instead of trying to force it out. ... Read more
Thoughts on an Impossibly Slow Week
Friday, January 20, 2012      2 comments

Have you ever noticed how much slower a week passes when it is a 4-day work week? Having a 3-day weekend is great, but it undoubtably means that Tuesday through Friday are going to inch by at a snail's pace. It doesn't seem to matter that my w... Read more
Yoga and other exercise
Thursday, January 12, 2012      0 comments

I took a yoga class for the first time in years. It felt strangely good and I got right back into it. I still have a lot of poses that involve upper body flexibilty, but I got a membership tonight so hopefully it will improve soon. I am going... Read more
Productive day
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      1 comments

Today I managed to go running for the first time since last Tuesday, due to some unexpected health problems. I am on the up and up! FINALLY!! I was getting so restless! I was still pretty beat during my run (on a treadmill), but I still mana... Read more
Teeth Bite the Big One
Thursday, January 05, 2012      1 comments

Man, I am just full of puns lately! Anywho, I was so ready to go running after work today, but after a night of awful tooth pain (from an existing tooth problem), I have to go to the ER to get antibiotics. I could go to the ER after runnin... Read more

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