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Week 3, Down 2 more pounds
Friday, March 05, 2010      3 comments

I finished week three following the spark menus. When I weighed in today, I was down 2 more pounds. That's 25 pounds from my top weight. Ta-DA-de-Dah! The menu for lunch today was a lettuce salad with raisin-walnut tortilla. Use a 6 i... Read more
Thursday, March 04, 2010      8 comments

I've had several yummy salads lately. Tuesday I wrote about the new salad at Bob Evans. Here is the description from their web site: Apple-Cranberry Spinach Salad A bed of fresh baby spinach is topped with slow-roasted chicken, crisp a... Read more
Choosing sunshine
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      5 comments

It's 10 AM and time for an attitude assessment. It's a turning point: continue with this pithy attitude or let my usual sunny disposition shine through. Hmm, I'm thinking, I'm thinking; don't rush me. Let's rewind this day. It started las... Read more
It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      6 comments

The Spark eating plan agrees with me. The scale is moving down. My clothes are looser. I am starting to bask in the sunlight of BELIEVING this is real. If I stick with the menus, it works. Nothing complicated about this. No gritting my teeth. N... Read more
Sunday, February 28, 2010      8 comments

I am sitting here this lovely morning, sipping peppermint tea, and thinking about aprons. I like aprons. They're pretty and functional. Am I turning into my grandmoth... Read more
Laugh and grow fat
Saturday, February 27, 2010      0 comments

I joined a new Spark group, Laugh-A-Lot~~a guide to a lighter lovable YOU. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
gid=40921 As I was thinking about it, the phrase, "Laugh and grow fat" came to mind. It... Read more
Week 2 - lost 4 pounds
Friday, February 26, 2010      5 comments

Down four pounds when I weighed in this morning. Doing the happy dance. What an emotional turn-around. Yesterday I wrote in my blog about how full I've been using the Spark menus so I haven't been prone to snacking. That is major for me. ... Read more
The only person who can determine the fate of your weight-loss efforts is you
Thursday, February 25, 2010      4 comments

"The only person who can determine the fate of your weight-loss efforts is you." This is from an article in my email Monday, titled "Be accountable." Here is the link: www.mydailymoment.com/di
hp?dat... Read more
The yellow brick road
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      5 comments

Hahahaha... But seriously, folks, never give up on your dreams. I've been "dieting" since 2004. I joined Spark in 2006. I have heard a successful loser say this... Read more
Direction determines destination.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      5 comments

Tonight I heard Andy Stanley say, "Direction, not intention, determines destination." Sometimes we have to divorce the emotion and follow the plan. I've been winging it (unsuccessfully) because another website I was using for menus h... Read more
Snowy day
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      4 comments

This is predicted to be the worst snow storm we've had this winter. We've missed much of the snow that has fallen all around us. Do we live in an enchanted bubble? We've had... Read more
Night time munching
Saturday, February 06, 2010      4 comments

I have been struggling with late night munching. "Struggling" is too strong a word for my wimpy surrender. Evening scenario: We eat supper, clean up and put everythi... Read more
Get a dog, drink coffee, get fit.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      5 comments

Snow was predicted for Tuesday. The snow was very fine and lightly covered the ground. The sun melted it midday. Then the temperature dropped. The sun hid it's face. It snow... Read more
January 2010
Monday, February 01, 2010      4 comments

January 2010 was a wash in terms of permanent weight and inches lost. New year, same old me, same losing/gaining pattern. However, no month is wasted because we change... Read more
Dream Big
Saturday, January 23, 2010      3 comments

In the Introduction of the book, The Spark by Chris Downie, he writes about a survey they did with the active members on Spark. Two things stand out about those who did the best in meeting their goals: 1. They looked at this as a lifestyle ... Read more

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