Thursday, September 06, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday afternoon I felt like I was making real progress again. I was fantasizing about being thinner and toned after attending a core class and finally getting some strength training in. I ate well and was planning for success at my nephew's ... Read more
Lifting My Head Up
Friday, May 11, 2012      5 comments

I’ve been noticing something about myself lately. Maybe it’s the same for you. I spend a huge amount of time with my head down. I sit at my desk 32 hours a week looking down ... Read more
Feeling My Age
Friday, September 16, 2011      5 comments

I remember my grandmother telling me that she always felt like she was 18 years old in her head no matter how old she was. I definitely understood where she was coming fro... Read more
Holding Myself To It
Thursday, June 02, 2011      4 comments

One of the reasons I wanted so badly to reduce my work schedule from 5 days a week to 3 was to make sure I would have more time to dedicate to my fitness. I then set a goal--I would exercise each of my four days off. I'm now several weeks i... Read more
I Love You, Mom
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      14 comments

My mother died last Tuesday night at home. It is the end of her life on earth and certainly the end of the most important relationship in my life. But it’s also a new beginni... Read more
Desperately seeking normalcy
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      4 comments

For the past 2-1/2 years I’ve managed to stay within the “Normal” range on the Body Mass Index chart. Today, I’m just two pounds from being overweight again. I swore I wouldn’t go back there. I don’t want to go back there. I just want to be... Read more
Today I Celebrate
Monday, August 09, 2010      5 comments

A couple of weeks ago in looking through the healthy living articles SparkPeople batches for us each week, I came across a startling statistic in an article in the Washing... Read more
Spotting a trigger
Monday, July 26, 2010      3 comments

On my feed this morning, I noted that I might be turning a corner. I didn't overeat this weekend, and my exercise has been really good. I'm starting to feel that real interest in being strong and lean--like I felt when I was in the zone and the ... Read more
Taking off the blinders
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      9 comments

I've been using my scale for more than 10 years. It's a dial scale with the image of a tape measure scrolling across it. I got it as a free gift from American Express. It's served me well, noting when I was at my heaviest and my lowest and point... Read more
Working on a new plan
Thursday, May 20, 2010      1 comments

Did everyone read today’s featured article: Stop Dieting and Start Living!
sp?id=620&page=4 ? Boy, did it hit the mark for me. I’ve been Sparking for a little over 2... Read more
Taking a little control back
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      7 comments

I was thinking about spending another night logging extra time at work, arriving home dispirited and ready to eat any crap I could find. And then I told myself "I need to exercise. Exercise will make me feel good." So I went home I exerci... Read more
Struggling to find the right word
Sunday, May 02, 2010      10 comments

A few weeks ago, I blogged that my focus was gone. I tied the loss of focus in large part to the fact that I'd moved out of my house for 7 weeks for a family whose 10-year son was getting radiation therapy at Mass General Hospital. It was harder... Read more
Lost Focus
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      8 comments

I've lost my focus. It's gone. I look back at where I was 4 weeks ago and can't imagine being there now. I have trouble imagining why I was interested in reaching my goal ... Read more
Attitude Issues
Thursday, March 04, 2010      5 comments

WARNING: This post is a bit of a downer. I have attitude issues. My name IS MALCONTENTION after all. They wax and wane with various developments in my life—work, relationships, HORMONES. For the past several weeks, my attitude about we... Read more
Happy Sparkversary to Me
Saturday, February 27, 2010      3 comments

As my feed noted yesterday, Feb. 26 was my 2nd Sparkversary. And it's pretty gratifying to compare where I am today to where I was a year ago. As I noted after last year's Sparkversary, my strongest successes with SparkPeople were initially... Read more

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