Quitting SparkPeople
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      7 comments

I've been using SP off and on since 2006. Lately I've been inundated with advertisements for something I could never use. It's on the top banner it's on the skyscraper to the side. Plastered everywhere. Normally, I'd just call it a mistarget... Read more
My Latest Kick in the Pants: DietBet
Monday, January 28, 2013      2 comments

It is so easy to just get there "eventually". I am really enjoying using dietbet to give me a kick in the pants to achieve goals in a timely manner. All I have to do is lose 4% of my starting body weight in four weeks. I have won 2 co... Read more
SparkChoach: Sabateurs
Thursday, September 27, 2012      1 comments

We center a lot of special things at work around food. I told the person who plans a lot of these that I am following a plan from my doctor. I told her that my cholesterol went down nearly 100 pts and that I have to stick with it. I think sh... Read more
SparkCoach: Reasons to Lose Weight
Monday, September 24, 2012      4 comments

Today I've been asked to examine my real reasons for losing weight: 1. I want to be healthy so I don't end up sedentary with health problems like my parents. 2. It wouldn't hurt to look good. Yeah it is shallow. Sue me.... Read more
Goodbye, Morris
Thursday, September 20, 2012      1 comments

It's been just over a year since my mother-in-law's cat, Morris, adopted a grey kitten (BB). It has been fun to see our neighborhood bully show his soft side as he traine... Read more
4HB: Measuring Success without the Scale
Friday, September 14, 2012      0 comments

It's funny that the SparkCoach prompt for journaling is measuring success without the scale. I feel like I have been successful nearly everywhere but the scale (Down 30 and up 10). I am following 4HB for my plan but using the SparkCoach to... Read more
4HB: I Have to Throw Out One of my Goals
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      4 comments

I just got back from the doctor and found out that I have to throw out one of my goals. On my sparkpage, I have 4 goals listed. The first two are health related. My Goals: 1. Reduce weight to 145 lbs. before the end of the world. 2... Read more
Falling Behind
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      3 comments

I went to the training for the Salinas Valley Half Marathon. I am the only full-time walker. Everyone else was jogging or running. I was looking forward to this training, but I feel like a kindergarten kid in a calculus class. Hmmmm...... Read more
Recipe #2 from How to Cook Everything Veg.: Roasted Chickpeas
Monday, February 20, 2012      2 comments

Roasted Chickpeas From the book How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman Serves 4 Cook Time 25 minutes After you take them out of the oven, try dusting with a little chile powder, curry powder, or other spice mixture, or dr... Read more
Recipe #1 from How to Cook Everthing Veg.:White Beans & Lemon
Thursday, February 16, 2012      4 comments

After my recent disappointments with the Bean by Bean book, I used my B&N coupon to get How to Cook Everything: Vegetarian by Mark Bittman www.howtocookeverything.
com/books/0764524836 The Fauxjoada from Bean by Bean piq... Read more
Recipe #3 from Bean by Bean: Black Bean Fauxjoada Vegetariana
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      2 comments

I hoped to turn the corner with this book, new recipe, new chance to like the book. The author claims, "I promise that when you eat either version you won't be saying 'Well, not bad for vegetarian,' but simply 'Wow.'" Black Bean Fauxjoada ... Read more
Reset Button on my "Earn a Kindle" One-Woman Challenge
Saturday, February 11, 2012      2 comments

I made it 4 1/2 days and then I forgot. Oh well. I'm back on track today and plan to check off the Earn a Kindle box for the next 6 weeks.... Read more
Custom Quicktrack Goal
Wednesday, February 08, 2012      1 comments

I just noticed that I can add a custom goal to my quick track. I don't like spending a lot of time checking boxes and typing numbers. I made a quick track goal "Earn a Kindle" and now I just check the box on my front page.... Read more
I'm Bribing Myself
Monday, February 06, 2012      4 comments

I found a terrific deal on an Amazon Kindle Fire. It is my reward for losing another 10 lbs. The only problem--I haven't lost that weight yet. I just keep bouncing up and down about 3 lbs either way of my 30 lb loss. Now it is tucked awa... Read more
4HB: Potluck Fare/Better Vegetarian Bean Recipe
Saturday, February 04, 2012      2 comments

I had to bring a potluck dish to work Friday and I knew that I couldn't remake either of my last two new bean dishes so I settled on a favorite from 2010 January Cooking Light: Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili. It has: Red bell peppers O... Read more

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