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Something Different
Thursday, July 18, 2013      1 comments

In 26 days I've walked 14 times, each time at least 2 miles and once 6 miles (too much, I didn't walk for several days after). During that time I haven't changed my eating habits much. In fact I was out of town for several days and after a day o... Read more
The Grass is Always Greener
Thursday, February 28, 2013      1 comments

Talking with two married friends, I, who live alone, asked the question: Is it easier to lose weight living with someone, or alone? Their immediate answers: Living alone! My answer: Living with someone! The Buddha would say, living alo... Read more
Back to Work
Friday, August 17, 2012      0 comments

Summer for me is almost over--school starts in a week. Not that I haven't been busy--writing and committee work has taken up lots of time, in fact, I really only took about one week off, to go to Chicago, and was sick with a sinus infection that... Read more
The Thing About Goals
Saturday, June 16, 2012      4 comments

Eleven months ago I joined Spark. I had never heard of it before, ran across the book and got online and. . . changed my life. My goal for this year was a pound a week, 50 pounds, right? Eleven months later, where am I? Sixteen pounds down. Litt... Read more
Back on Track
Tuesday, June 05, 2012      2 comments

Woo hoo! Have lost another pound--down to 172. A total of 13 pounds started since I started Spark last July. I had big plans--two pounds a week--I was going to lose 50 pounds in a year. What got in the way? Not working the Spark program and taki... Read more
One Step at a Time
Friday, May 04, 2012      2 comments

Tonight I'm going to rejoice in the fact that I have lost one pound this week. My sad story--lost 12 on Spark, gained back 5. I've lost three of those. Two more to go, and I can start moving that little turtle through the grass again. I'm i... Read more
Sunday, April 08, 2012      1 comments

Thirteen months ago I ended up in the hospital. Luckily I did not have to have surgery and got to go home after being observed for three days. I decided to get serious about eating AND exercise. Eight months ago I discovered Spark and renewed my... Read more
Saturday, March 03, 2012      1 comments

Spring is almost here, and with its coming I feel more energy and motivation. I lost 12 pounds, and gained 6 back, since last July. I'm so far from where I want to be, and yet, I'll only get there if I concentrate on the moment. I had a kind of ... Read more
New Year's Spark Resolutions
Monday, January 02, 2012      0 comments

1. Walk my dogs at least 4 times per week. 2. Go to water aerobics at least 4 times per week. 3. Do yoga at least twice a week. 4. Track what I eat EVERY DAY. 5. Buy the Spark cookbook. 6. Encourage someone else on Spark once a day! ... Read more
How Much Gosh Darn Self Improvement Can You Handle at Once?
Saturday, December 10, 2011      2 comments

Me? Not so much. When I push forward on one front, too hard, I sag back on another one or more. I have been working hard on some other areas of my life since Thanksgiving and have not watched eating as carefully, nor exercised quite as hard. So ... Read more
First Spark Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 24, 2011      2 comments

I've been distracted from spending much time on the Spark website lately--but I plan to log in every day for the next two months. My family came down from Chicago for this Thanksgiving so it was different than usual. This morning I spent several... Read more
Too much too soon, and resulting injury
Monday, November 14, 2011      3 comments

I have been walking my dogs 2-3 miles several times a week, and started to notice a little twinge in the ball of my foot, on the side and top. Didn't pay much attention, it was very mild and would come and go. But in the past two or three weeks ... Read more
First Goal Met! Woo hoo!
Sunday, November 06, 2011      4 comments

This proves there is some divine grace, somewhere, because I have been a bad sparker this week. Troubles at work, lots of distraction. I've gotten to the perilous stage where I know the calories, fat, etc. of most of what I eat. The next step is... Read more
Running Again and Loving It
Saturday, October 29, 2011      1 comments

I have walked fairly long distances over the years, but not run regularly since before my son was born, more than 20 years ago. When I joined Spark this summer, after regularly walking, most days a week, I started thinking about running again. W... Read more
Rededication--Today is a Good Day
Sunday, October 23, 2011      1 comments

It's never too late. To paraphrase the Spark book, if you are alive, you're mission isn't over. So yes, I fell off the wagon this week, and even yesterday, AGAIN, after promising myself it was going to be a better day! So how is today going to b... Read more

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