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Can I Choose to be an Optimist?
Thursday, September 05, 2019      2 comments

Last night I was watching David Venable on QVC, and he was espousing his philosophy of positive thinking and optimism. He surely SEEMS positive and optimistic! He said he chooses optimism every day--and that made me think about choosing it mys... Read more
"I Treasure this Moment, for it Holds What is Best for Me"
Saturday, August 17, 2019      5 comments

Many years ago, I had a friend who used this statement as a mantra, and taught it to me, especially for repetition at difficult moments or during hard times. Asking why something is happening, or why it's happening to ME, is less productive tha... Read more
Glorious Day!
Sunday, August 11, 2019      2 comments

It is a beautiful day here in Northern Virginia, and I started it with a cup of coffee and my Spark coaching process. I am definitely noticing, despite a very modest weight loss in the last month, other signs that I'm doing well. My clothes fi... Read more
The Start of a New Week
Monday, July 15, 2019      7 comments

Over the past few years I have gradually shifted my eating to more healthy choices. I have not tracked my food and I have rarely weighed myself, but the arc of my food choices has been in the right direction. However, there have been periods of... Read more
Peaceful Sunday Morning
Sunday, July 14, 2019      0 comments

I feel peaceful today. I came back to SP last Sunday and have been tracking my food and using the site every day. For me it's not solely about weight--we were eating lots of red meat, and not the healthy kind--hotdogs, bacon, lunch meat . . . ... Read more
Love Eating the Rainbow!
Thursday, July 11, 2019      3 comments

I love eating by color. In the past few days, I've been eating RED - peppers, radishes, apples, berries ORANGE - carrots, nectarines YELLOW - peppers GREEN - deep greens, green onions BLUE/PURPLE - carrots, cabbage My body f... Read more
Summer Evening Reflections
Sunday, July 07, 2019      1 comments

I am back at Spark after a long absence. I have to admit, I do not like tracking my food but I just told myself I don't have to be perfect and I'll do the best I can. The thing about tracking food is that it helps me to limit eating out, becau... Read more
I'm Back!
Monday, February 23, 2015      4 comments

Here are my goals for the next 24 hours: 1. Eat 3 meals, 1 snack. 2. Eat no meat. 3. Eat no sweets 4. Drink 64 oz. water 5. Meditate for 5 minutes. 6. Track my food. ... Read more