100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 133,454


2019 Results
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      3 comments

Clearly, the best thing happening for me was a dramatic weight reduction and improved health in 2019. In total, I have lost 52.4, but 40 lbs. of that was after 8/1, when I started intermittent fasting (5/2 schedule). The weight loss is going mo... Read more
Sherrie in One-derland
Friday, October 11, 2019      3 comments

There are so many measures for those of us who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle - and yes - reach a healthy weight. There are standard weight charts, BMI, lipid levels, glucose readings and on and on. Then there are the personal measure... Read more
100,000+ Points
Tuesday, December 25, 2018      6 comments

Rather fitting that I hit 100,000 Spark Points on Christmas Day, as Spark has been a GIFT to me for several years. Am I svelte and trim - no; but I have learned so much about food and exercise that I credit Spark with helping me lead a healthier... Read more
And Our Flag Was Still There
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      19 comments

I just wanted to share this photo a friend sent me that she took from her condo in Boston. She had dozed off in her chair last night and awoke at about 1:30 AM. She looked across the Charles River where MIT is (Massachusetts Institute of Technol... Read more
Boston Explosions
Monday, April 15, 2013      19 comments

My heart is sick, and I am shaken by the explosions this afternoon. I was JUST there on Boylston Street on the weekend looking at all the preparations, buying running shoes at the New Balance Store, checking out the special marathon store where ... Read more
What about Exercise?
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      3 comments

The American Heart Association has been publishing infographics on how to prevent heart disease. The series called "Life's Simple 7" features a different aspect of life - diet, cholesterol control, smoking, etc. I like the infographics easy to... Read more
If It Works for Worms...
Monday, April 08, 2013      5 comments

Here's an interesting article about a study that showed the commonly used diabetes medicine, Metformin, increased the worms' life by a third. What is more interesting is the potential it shows on preventing or treating obesity and diabetes.... Read more
I want a smaller seat
Thursday, April 04, 2013      7 comments

... to fit into my seat at Fenway Park. I have just gotten tickets to see Paul McCartney there on July 9th. I am psyched! When I was in 8th grade, Paul was my favorite Beatle. I used to fantasize about meeting him and going on a date - the dream... Read more
The Best Part of Easter Dinner
Monday, April 01, 2013      8 comments

Something must be changing in me because my favorite food at Easter dinner was the lovely watercress! Where I live, it is hard to find; and when it is in the store, it is mushy and unappetizing looking. On Friday, I found a bunch of fresh, flavo... Read more
My Boston - Come walk with me through Back Bay
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      12 comments

Whenever I am up in Boston, I like to take a nice long walk with my dog. It's good for both of us! We pretty much use the same route, but I always see something different. Boston's Back Bay is slightly to the west of the downtown area. It has ma... Read more
Which one are you?
Monday, March 25, 2013      6 comments

Obviously written from an introvert's point of view. I got this from the "Introverts are Awesome" site on Facebook. (not copyrighted)... Read more
Winter versus Spring
Friday, March 22, 2013      9 comments

I woke up this morning on Cape Cod to some more snow than expected, but it was very pretty. It made the world seem almost black and white. Those are Canada geese and... Read more
Something to Ponder
Sunday, March 10, 2013      14 comments

Here's a paragraph from "Mindful Eating" by Jan Chozen Bay, M.D., that I just finished reading. I found this book to be full of wonderful insights that will help me manage my relationship with food in a healthier, happier way. Here it is: "... Read more
Fortune Cookie
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      6 comments

A friend had bought fortune cookies for her team at work to celebrate Chinese New Year. She offered me one yesterday to help get rid of her leftovers. I told her I wasn't sure I'd eat it, but who can resist reading one's fortune? I looked up t... Read more
Virgin Veggie Territory
Monday, January 28, 2013      5 comments

I have always liked vegetables but grew up eating a limited range. My mom was a pretty basic cook and not adventurous in the kitchen. With Spark, I have increased my vegetable consumption; but this year one of my resolves was to try some new veg... Read more

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