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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
Confusing tired with hungry
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      10 comments

ent=28234748&imboard=7 The creator of this forum "Help! How do I get serious today?" (link above) was asking for help to overcome afternoon eating defeat and staring... Read more
5% challenge: Fiber
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      5 comments

This week our goal for the 5% challenge is fiber, in addition to exercise that we record on the challenge every week. I am in awe at some of the levels posted by my team mates. The analyzer with the Nutrition tracker here frequently tells me I... Read more
An unusual day
Friday, July 13, 2012      4 comments

The goal for our challenge this week, in addition to the exercise component we have every week, is to get enough sleep. Sleep has always been an issue for me because of pain. I've blogged about that in the past. I have made an effort to reach a... Read more
I'm so excited
Thursday, July 12, 2012      5 comments

"I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!" I have momentum working for me again. The pounds are going bye-bye. This is a good place to be. Last week's 5% challenge was exactly what I needed. (See my blog on June 30, 2012.) I was overeati... Read more

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