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A 6-Month Journey in 2 Pictures
Saturday, March 08, 2014      2 comments

I'm pretty darned excited about a picture that was just emailed to me. It's the first time in about 20 years that I've looked at a group photo and thought "I look completely normal! I look GOOD!" For all those past years my overwhelming thoug... Read more
Purging... (no, not that kind!)
Thursday, July 19, 2012      9 comments

In addition to working on dropping weight and getting healthy, I've put myself on a "stuff" diet. I'm purging and organizing all of my closets, cupboards, drawers, garage, and any other spot that tends to collect "stuff". I made an accountabil... Read more
Experiments
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      2 comments

Today I'm starting a few experiments, trying some things recommended by Dr. Oz and Coach Nicole. First, I'm starting a tea regimen: ~ A cup or two of Pu-erh Tea in the morning, which Dr. Oz says can shrink fat cells. ~ A cup of White Te... Read more
Independence Day - Embracing Freedom from Limiting Beliefs about Health
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      4 comments

Happy Independence Day, SparkPeople! Today I’ve been reflecting on the question "What does independence mean to me, in the context of my journey toward health?" I realize that the tyranny I need to break free of is in the kingdom between m... Read more
Not Eating After 10:00
Monday, June 11, 2012      4 comments

Eating late at night is my biggest downfall. If I could change that one habit, it would be a game changer for my weight and health. But as easy as it sounds on the surface, my resolve crumbles every night. This morning I set the same intentio... Read more
Pine Nuts - An Unanticipated Diet Aid
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      6 comments

This morning I suddenly developed a nasty, bitter taste in my mouth that I couldn't get rid of. I brushed my teeth repeatedly, used mouthwash, drank lots of water, nothing helped. The bitter, metallic taste was still there through dinner. It ... Read more
Gained Weight, Dancing for Joy!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      7 comments

First time EVER that I've been happy about a weight gain! While I suppose some might float a thesis that I've gone round the bend, for me it's about perspective. I've been a slippery little spark these last few weeks. Life has been h... Read more
Traveling Light
Monday, November 01, 2010      6 comments

What a difference traveling was after a 47 pound weight loss! The first thing I noticed was how effortless it was to trek through the airport. I always used to dread the long walks and endless waiting in line for security. But this time i... Read more
New Wardrobe Menu Choices - Leggings!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      4 comments

I went shopping for some new clothes yesterday, having shrunk out of most of my current wardrobe. Top of my agenda was new pants since they're all way too big, and fit is less forgiving in pants than tops. ... Read more
My High Wire Act + Video bonus
Monday, September 06, 2010      9 comments

Lately I’ve been telling lots of people about what a godsend SparkPeople has been for me, and inviting them to join. To the best of my knowledge none have joined yet. (Unless, as just occurred to me, they have joined, but are choosing to parti... Read more
The Hidden Cost of a Timex Constitution
Saturday, August 14, 2010      8 comments

“… it occurs to me that if I didn’t have such a stout constitution I might have led a much healthier life thus far.” Those words just leapt off the screen and grabbed me by the throat. They’re from the extraordinary blog “Topic of Cancer” ... Read more
Unexpected Benefits
Thursday, August 12, 2010      6 comments

Today I had to chair a conference call meeting of the top leadership from two international organizations. Because we had to accommodate attendees from time zones all around the globe, the meeting was set for an hour that was very early for me.... Read more
Which Master Shall I Serve? - A Conundrum
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      8 comments

The Spark Nutrition Tracker tells me that I need to eat at least my minimum calorie count each day in order not to fall into starvation mode, balanced against the amount of exercise I'm getting. And I know that my metabolism tends to tip that d... Read more
Mixed Feelings (A Study in Contrasts)
Saturday, August 07, 2010      7 comments

On a whim I just did a search on SparkPeople for people in my zip code. When I explored all the results I was struck by the fact that there were only 2 other people (out of 25) who had really made SP their home and were sparking regularly. Tha... Read more
Surprising Myself
Monday, August 02, 2010      3 comments

When I started on SparkPeople on April 12, I was a total couch potato. If I could avoid lifting a finger, or taking an extra step, I would. I defined myself as someone who hated, HATED any kind of exercise. I had been known to joke that I wou... Read more

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