For 2013 ...
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 14 comments
What will I strive for? A better me, physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally. The older I become, the more I find of me that I need to work on. In 2013 I hope to make some serious progress toward a better me. Here's hoping for goo... Read more
End of the Fall 5 % Challenge
Saturday, December 01, 2012 12 comments
Well, yesterday marked the end of our Fall Challenge, and after doing our final weigh-in today, it's all over.....until the Winter 5 % Challenge. I had an ambitious goal, and didn't make it, but I'm vowing to make it for the Winter Challenge. ... Read more
Good Enough Instead of Perfect
Monday, November 05, 2012 10 comments
Replace Your Need for Perfection with Good Enough ~ Dr. Dar Perfection creates delay in your success with any endeavor. Looking for perfection is also an unfulfilling activity. Instead, identify what good enough looks like for you so th... Read more
Thursday, October 25, 2012 7 comments
Fat burns in the flame of carbohydrates. Trivia explanation: For fat to be metabolized properly, carbohydrates must be present. The basic message is simple when it comes to selecting the amount and type of carbohydrate foods. Carbohydr... Read more
Makes a person go, "Hmmm...."
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 6 comments
...to an explanation of an SP Trivia question. I'm pretty sure I knew this but the second part of the explanation got my attention--that since the liver is concentrating on metabolizing the alcohol, the carbs & fats eaten just go straight to...... Read more
After weight loss -- How to keep the weight off
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5 comments
~ Dr. Andrew Weil What's the best way to lose excess weight and keep it off? A study from Boston's Children's Hospital suggests that a low-glycemic-index diet is the best. The researchers recruited 21 young adults who were overweight or obe... Read more
I hope this isn't considered cheating...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12 comments
I don't know about you, but taking the SP quizzes is about my least favorite thing to do on the site, especially since I've done most of them countless times. Sometimes I can't remember if I just did a particular one last week or 2 months ago. ... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4 comments
The Fall Challenge where we try to lose 5% of our weight in 8 weeks will soon be underway. It is a very active team with lots of group support. It's meant to be for Sparkers who have decided to get serious about their goals, so we push ourselv... Read more
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5 comments
My SparkFriends and I seem to be in a self-affirming mode. It's a great mode. I'd like to keep it going to remind myself of what is important: "Beauty is not a state of body. It's a state of mind." "Don't compromise yourself. You are a... Read more
Blessed am I...
Monday, August 20, 2012 5 comments
I love to watch Oprah's Super Soul Sunday on OWN on Sundays. Yesterday one of her guests was Sarah Ban Braenach who wrote Simple Abundance and Something More. She was saying joy is our birthright, and that we should stop wounding ourselves. ... Read more
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