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Haven't been engaged with Spark for the last year
Thursday, February 09, 2012      4 comments

I can't seem to tackle my weight problem. I will drop back into Spark people for a day or two and then go MIA. Why do I sabotage my weight loss efforts. I have put on 10 pounds since last year when I need to lose weight not gain it. Wishing it t... Read more
Totally discouraged and trying hard not to be
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      10 comments

I have been in Florida since Jan. 14th. I have stayed within my calorie range all but 3 days. I have increased my exercise dramatically. I have power walked over 4.5 miles for 3 weeks and then not losing anything I increased power walking to a m... Read more
I've been busy
Saturday, January 01, 2011      7 comments

Sorry to my teammates for not contributing for the last little while. My common law huband and I finally took the plunge after many years and we were married on Thursday. We have had a houseful of company (mostly famiy ) since before the weddi... Read more
Fell off the wagon
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      9 comments

emoticon Yesterday was a disaster day for me, in a Spark way. The best laid plans can sometimes fall apart. I picked... Read more
How to cure the blahs on the treadmill
Thursday, December 09, 2010      10 comments

Usually I listen to old time rock and roll when I do my stint on the emoticon but I have been pretty bored lately s... Read more
Oops; Lesson learned
Monday, December 06, 2010      12 comments

I was out Christmas shopping this afternoon with DH. I had eaten lunch before I went. DH hadn't and so wanted to stop by the food hall for a hamburger about 3:00. Usually I have an apple and a hot drink around that time so I thought I was be... Read more
what happened? I think I need a change of scene or big change in attitude
Sunday, December 05, 2010      7 comments

Usually I love to walk and go to the gym but for the last several weeks I have avoided all exercise. Today I finally dragged myself out of the house and went for a 30 minute walk (pretty short for me). I hated it, each leg felt like it weighe... Read more
Goal Setting
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      6 comments

So I just reread the goals I set when I joined Spark People last January. I am sad to say I fell woefully short. ... Read more
I am out of control
Thursday, November 04, 2010      7 comments

For 2 days I have been binge eating. I have never been so out of control. Over the last two months I have been snacking more and eating more than I should but these last 2 days, I can't fill myself up. Lately I am always hungry but I kow I can'... Read more
Using excuses to avoid Spark people
Friday, September 10, 2010      3 comments

Well, I keep saying life is getting in the way but that's just an excuse. I went to the cottage for 4 days so no internet there but once I got back , still avoided logging on to track food and exercise. All kinds of excuses, too busy , going awa... Read more
Bummed out
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      2 comments

I haven't been able to play golf or walk this week at all. I am very frustrated by this. I have done something to my back or my arthritis is flaring up severely.....not really sure what's going on. My back has been acting up for at least 3 week... Read more
trying hard to keep sparking
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      6 comments

Is anyone else struggling during the summer to keep on track? Summertime should be the easiest time for living a healthy lifestyle but I find it harder. I am playing golf 3-4 and sometimes even 5 times a week and I love that but then ... Read more
Help I am panicking , going dark for 2.5 weeks
Sunday, June 06, 2010      11 comments

It was nerve racking enough to follow my new lifestyle when I took a 5 week vacation to South Carolina but at least I had my laptop and therefore tracked my nutrition and fitness. It was my security blanket. Everything worked out okay because I... Read more
A first for me
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      4 comments

Today was weigh -in day for me. I hadn't weighed in since before I went on vacation on March 31. I sure was nervous. I have always gained weight on vacation and usually my vacation was only 2 weeks, not 5. Even when I did WW , when I was m... Read more
Home soon
Saturday, May 01, 2010      1 comments

Only 2 more days in the sunny Carolinas and then we start the long drive home. I am so grateful for the month we have spent here. The weather has been beautiful. This morning I walked the beach for 85 minutes and after supper we walked the golf... Read more

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