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I made a difference
Saturday, November 17, 2012      9 comments

I made a difference. I feel good. ... Read more
Open a new window. Dance to a new rhythm.
Friday, November 16, 2012      5 comments

Tonight I am having an Auntie Mame moment. When she comes down the stairs, dressed in mourning, and catches her sad reflection in the mirror, she pauses and then turns a mental corner, choosing to open a new window and live again. Open a n... Read more
Clear Liquid Diet = Hungry!
Sunday, November 04, 2012      10 comments

Today's menu is a clear liquid diet, prior to a medical procedure tomorrow. I am surprised to see pop listed on the Clear Liquid Diet. "Most pop is considered clear, even Coke and Pepsi, root beer, Dr Pepper and Sprite, 7-Up, Ginger Ale, Vernors... Read more
I am not going to eat food that doesn't taste good
Monday, October 22, 2012      6 comments

When we were at a restaurant a couple days ago, pancakes came with my breakfast. I ordered multigrain pancakes, hoping they would be similar to IHOP's harvest multigrain pancakes. They weren't. I warmed up the leftovers for breakfast today. They... Read more
Green smoothies
Saturday, October 13, 2012      7 comments

I've been making protein shakes and fruit smoothies for awhile. I tried my first green smoothie yesterday. Another Sparker was excited about it. She said she has more ener... Read more
Shiny red truck
Thursday, October 11, 2012      6 comments

My car is in the shop for some repairs. Electric locks don't always work from the driver's side. Pretty silly to have to use the key clicker to open passenger doors when I'm behind the wheel! Slow leaking tire, only 2 years old, patched a coupl... Read more
Low carb veggies
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I made a vegetable dish starting with zucchini, and then added veggies I had on hand: carrots, banana peppers, garlic and onions. The peppers added a splash of red and green. Sprinkled with spices. Served with fish. Today I adde... Read more
Never give up
Saturday, October 06, 2012      10 comments

qX9FSZJu448 Take a look at this inspiring video. I was moved to tears as I watched his struggle. He said, "I fell many times... but I got back up." When he fell, he went right back into t... Read more
Lesson from some successful fellow Sparkers
Friday, September 14, 2012      6 comments

We can learn so much by surfing fellow Sparkers pagers and blogs. Here are two out of many that I ran across yesterday. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=BOOKWORM27S BOOKWORM27S has lost 185 pounds and kept it off. S... Read more
Monday: Knee Strain, and Physical Therapy
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      5 comments

Monday morning I strained my knee, moving the wrong way. Can you say PAINFUL? Even my birds squawked in sympathy with my yelps every time I moved...or maybe they were frightened by the unusual noise I was making! My first appointment with... Read more
Today's Blessings
Saturday, September 08, 2012      5 comments

It's been a good day. 1. At 5 AM I woke refreshed and ready to go after a good night's rest. 2. Sis had a hot breakfast ready. My breakfast is usually a Nutrisystem bar and coffee while driving in the morning. 3. I enjoyed the... Read more
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

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