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Almost 50 questions...from a fellow Sparker
Thursday, September 06, 2012      5 comments

This is an edited list that used to be 50 questions, copied from a Spark friend RETURNTOTHIN. 1. Were you named after anyone? My first name is a Bible name for a woman who had a difficult life. My name means Little Lamb. I've always liked ... Read more
Gradual substitution for nightly ice cream habit
Thursday, September 06, 2012      1 comments

Here is another gem from the book, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING CRITIC, by film critic Jami Bernard. Bernard made small changes that allowed her to grow into the change and turn it into a good habit. When she consulted a behaviorist for... Read more
Muffin top
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      8 comments

This one cracked me up.... Read more
September goals
Monday, September 03, 2012      5 comments

al.asp?blog_id=5039844 Spark member Amber lost 15 pounds in August and kept it off. In the past she would lose during the first two weeks of the month, grow tired of... Read more
Willpower vs Strategy
Friday, August 31, 2012      5 comments

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING CRITIC is a book written by film critic Jami Bernard. Like many of us, she was a yo-yo when it came to weight loss. Today it clicked for me when she said most of us try to use willpower to muscle through our cravings a... Read more
Lean Cuisine ranchero braised beef...and busy week
Thursday, August 30, 2012      4 comments

Today I had the very spicy ranchero braised beef in a spicy red chile sauce served with a side of chipolte mashed sweet potatoes, from the Lean Cuisine culinary collection, Chef's Pick. ... Read more
Medical detours along the journey
Monday, August 27, 2012      3 comments

This is a very personal blog so I have debated with myself about posting it. What does it have to do with being healthy? Everything. I have a lot of work ahead of me, including consistently practicing healthy behavior to shed these excess poun... Read more
Success comes to people who work for it
Monday, August 20, 2012      7 comments

"Success comes to people who work for it, not people who just sit around and wonder why they are not successful!" (Not sure who said it. Posted by Colleen Beth on FB today) That statement sure applies to our goal to be healthy. People wh... Read more
Thursday, August 16, 2012      2 comments

INDYGIRL has been an inspiration to many of us Sparkers. In her first video blog she said she was able to lose over 200 pounds by making small choices again and again. Recently she posted the following in a blog: "What advice do you h... Read more
New every morning
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      7 comments

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Monday, August 13, 2012      4 comments

from Brenda Hunter's photos, posted on Facebook Exercise is the only area where I am consistent. Moving feels good. I miss my sessions at the gym. I could spend hou... Read more
Mental toughness for the journey
Sunday, August 05, 2012      6 comments

My longest blog ever. Hey, this is Sunday. You have time. emoticon A writer friend wrote about why women ne... Read more
Diabetes testing
Thursday, August 02, 2012      5 comments

Last week I had a relatively simple laser procedure in the office to break through the capsule and get rid of the scar tissue from a previous cataract surgery. The doctor advised me to see my family physician because he saw changes in the eye th... Read more
Four little piggies went to market
Friday, July 27, 2012      7 comments

Four little piggies went to market. Four little piggies should have stayed home... Four little piggies went wee-wee-wee (or maybe it was grunt, grunt, grunt) all the way home. It was a busy day. We missed lunch. The last place was exce... Read more
Healthy (or unhealthy) salads
Thursday, July 26, 2012      7 comments

orse-big-mac A friend shared the above link to an article in SHAPE: 12 Salads Worse Than a Big Mac. ... Read more

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