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Day 4
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      14 comments

I can barely keep my eyes open, but I want to check in to say that I walked 3/4 mile today. Not a full mile, but that 3/4 was in one shot, which is longer than recent walks. No pain. I made the executive decision that my streak is now up to 4 da... Read more
The Streak is On
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      10 comments

Queue up Glen Frey and The Heat is On. https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=C070_4ya98Y I know it's not the same as The Streak is On, but no one has written that song yet, and I don't have time. Glen Frey is as close as it ... Read more
Is it a Streak?
Monday, February 08, 2016      14 comments

It as a snow day, Sparkers. Did not make me happy. I closed work. I didn't go to my work out. Grrrrr. But I got a fair amount of work done at home. And I channeled Andrew and did a "Spectrum" work out at home. I feel virtuous. I walked to M... Read more
Makeovers - Food and Lifestyle
Sunday, February 07, 2016      12 comments

Well, Spark Buddies, my new favorite health blogger, James Fell, wrote another good one. The subject? The best way to lose weight and get fit is to change your lifestyle gradually. I know I'm preaching to the Spark Choir, but even the choir need... Read more
Self Image
Saturday, February 06, 2016      14 comments

A Sparker commented on one of my blogs that she still "sees" herself as fat even though she is in maintenance. Her comment got me thinking about body image in general, confidence, self-esteem, and how we perceive ourselves in the world. It's pre... Read more
The Next Phase of Injury Recovery
Friday, February 05, 2016      16 comments

I'm still finding my way as I drag myself through this next phase of injury recovery. I have learned that for right now, long car trips are The Work of the Devil. Work required two long drives this week - one Wednesday and one Thursday. Neither ... Read more
Six Lessons from the Week
Sunday, January 31, 2016      14 comments

Lessons Learned This Week: 1. You can only run yourself ragged for so long and then your body tells you to cut it out. I was out sick Monday. Nothing major - just feeling puny and had trouble keeping food in. I had a bad headache. Lots of r... Read more
Meal Planning, Walks and Gronk!
Sunday, January 24, 2016      13 comments

Yesterday and today, in between various other tasks, like taking naps and reading books, I cooked for the week. I also started modifying the meal plan for the week. After eating pretty much the same way since September, meal planning was on auto... Read more
Setback
Saturday, January 23, 2016      12 comments

Small setback. I promised to walk today and I did. I needed to pick up a couple of items that I forgot to order for the grocery delivery yesterday. I combined the errand with the walk. Dan joined me. The 2-mile walk was too much. Boo. My lo... Read more
Despite the Binge - Lots of Deep Thoughts on Next Steps
Friday, January 22, 2016      7 comments

Looking back over the past two weeks, I've been wavering between sticking to 1300 calories and my meal plan and teetering over to 1400 or more calories. My weight loss has slowed to about a half pound per week. I was averaging 1.5 pounds in the ... Read more
The Binge is Over
Friday, January 22, 2016      13 comments

Lots of specific references to food following. If you are afraid of a trigger for your own binge, stop reading right now and move on to someone who is more sensitive than I about these things. Spinach - like a lot of it - stopped the binge.... Read more
Release from PT is in sight
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      12 comments

I met with Mike today. This is the first he has seen me in a couple of weeks. He's been away on business and I have been going for physical therapy with his partner. He has friended me on Facebook, and my alter ego, Warrior Woman, has been posti... Read more
Relaxing Day and Compliant
Monday, January 18, 2016      12 comments

Holy wind and snow, Sparkers! The mild New England winter is over. We finally got some real snow with more this coming weekend. Now it is crazy windy. Bundle up tomorrow. I am back on the compliance train. Saturday I fell off watching the P... Read more
Stress, Compliance, and Do I Fix It?
Sunday, January 17, 2016      13 comments

The 30 day compliance challenge that I gave myself is not over and I am not killing it, that's for sure. I am learning a lot about myself, though. Here is the run down: Day 16 Tue, 1/12 - Compliant - left house at 7AM, returned home at 8:30... Read more
More on "Tolerate" and Listening to the Body
Saturday, January 16, 2016      13 comments

Oh my sparking goodness, Sparkaninis! I have so much rolling around in my head! I think I am going to process the thoughts that JEANKNEE's blog on "tolerate" from the 15th triggered in my head. Here is the link to JEANKNEE's blog, if you haven't... Read more

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