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Life challenge vs Spark challenge
Friday, May 24, 2013      3 comments

I set out to try the Spark Solution challenge, even though I would be travelling for work 4 days each week. And I did not intend to eat according to the food plan as I simply do not use food plans devised by others. For me, that constitutes a "d... Read more
Attempting the Spark Solution Challenge while travelling ...?
Saturday, May 11, 2013      6 comments

Again with the not blogging! I got a work-load dumped on me this week, which has preoccupied me massively. Schedule of travel for work still mutating so I really don't know what I'm in for when I set out Monday AM at 3:30 (yes, AM) for a trek to... Read more
Don't trust myself ...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      4 comments

I have observed in past blogs that I am actually much happier when I am managing food carefully, staying within my calorie limits and keeping up with my Spark program. Over-eating clearly satisfies one specific part of me but disappoints all the... Read more
The winding road ...
Friday, April 19, 2013      5 comments

I continue to be impressed with the amazing variety of journeys we all share on SP. I admire (and occasionally envy ...) the courage and determination of many members. I am so inspired by the stories that never fail to re-mobilize me when I am s... Read more
Blog-less despite ongoing struggles ...
Friday, April 12, 2013      2 comments

I have not put cursor to my Page for a couple of weeks. I have felt that what I have been struggling with is just "more of the same". So I re-read a few of my past blogs, wondering about what direction to write. And don't have one! Other th... Read more
Musings on perfectionism ...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      5 comments

I've been thinking about "perfectionism" lately in light of continued difficulties with urges to eat. Every time I set goals, I end up in intense struggles with food. It's as if some sort of Beast rears up and fights back. Yeah, I know, sounds l... Read more
The Never Quit Pledge ...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      2 comments

I have re-posted this twice before. Every time it comes around, I re-commit myself to NEVER EVER QUIT! Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. ... Read more
Banish the dang urges!
Friday, March 08, 2013      8 comments

I seem to recall a long period at the start of my Spark program where I managed weeks and weeks of sticking to nutritional limits. That certainly is not the case any longer. I have had a lot of struggles, not managing more than 10 days in a row... Read more
Counting blessings ...
Friday, March 01, 2013      6 comments

I have had many, many wonderful opportunities in my life. I have had experiences that were truly magical. I have had chances to go places and do things I will never, ever forget. Some of the most amazing things I have had a chance to experi... Read more
Recovering from food addiction: this is not a "diet" ...
Friday, February 22, 2013      9 comments

I decided to read a book about food addiction - The Hunger Fix - after seeing an interesting Daily Blog by Dr. Pamela Peeke. I already knew most of this stuff but it is so great to see it in print from a medical expert in the field. It is 'way g... Read more
Mobilization and the new elliptical ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      6 comments

Well, first the new elliptical machine I bought. I put it together Saturday and master-minded the computer yesterday ... sort of. Well, I was able to climb on and do 30 minutes, but had to rest frequently. Whew! I am fairly sure I have not fi... Read more
The ups, the downs, the inbetweens ...
Friday, February 08, 2013      6 comments

I had been quite diligent on my food program for weeks and weeks, then "justified" a deviation that triggered a couple weeks of silly eating. I have been trying to "practice what I preach" when I reply to peoples' message board posts about need... Read more
Touchy Tummy Revenge ...
Friday, January 18, 2013      3 comments

I have been mostly adhering to a healthy food plan since I joined SP August 2011. 90%, maybe. Maybe more like 95%. Recently (as in last night), afte , um, serious deviations from that healthy eating plan, my guts and tummy rebelled big-time with... Read more
Don't Quit!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      6 comments

My brother, with whom I communicate primarily via FaceBook posts and occasional phone calls, posted this today on his FB Status. We both recall that this little poem was stuck on the wall over our mother's desk in the kitchen of our family home.... Read more
I don't want to lose this - ever!
Friday, January 11, 2013      6 comments

I got on the scale last Tuesday for the first time in over a month and was pleased with the results and did NOT feel either discouraged or inflated (that is, discouraged that it wasn't more of a loss or overconfident that I did as well as I did)... Read more

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