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The Die is Cast! or, at least, my arm is
Sunday, March 18, 2018      7 comments

So, just over 3 weeks ago, I was walking in the park emoticon. Of course it's winter up here in Winnipeg Manitob... Read more
Tick, Tick, Tick
Saturday, February 08, 2014      16 comments

Hello all. Thank you so much for your replies to my last blog about whether I should have a ticker, and if so, what I should do with it. I appreciate all of the comments and the support! It's taken me a while, but I finally came up wi... Read more
To Tick or Not to Tick ...
Sunday, January 12, 2014      13 comments

So, now that I am, for all intents and purposes, at maintenance weight, I have a decision to make. Or rather, possibly two decisions, depending on the result of the first. Shall I continue to have a "ticker" on my page? If I choose y... Read more
"Goal" Weight? Or LIFE Weight?
Sunday, November 10, 2013      12 comments

So, looking at my ticker, it seems that I am almost "there". Almost at "goal" weight. As my little running woman edges ever-closer to that "finish line" though, I pause and ponder ... What is a "goal" weight? Whenever I hear the wo... Read more
I found it!
Saturday, June 01, 2013      14 comments

The other night, I was changing for bed. I took off my blouse in the dim light (dh was already asleep), and wasn't sure what I was looking at. It then dawned on me - my WAIST! It's back! Oh, how I've missed it! You see, I have a... Read more
Competing with my Mom again!
Monday, March 25, 2013      17 comments

Those of you familiar with my blog entries will know that my mother and I try to encourage and support each other in our healthy lifestyles. We also compete goodnaturedly agai... Read more
Broken Streaks or A New Opportunity
Thursday, December 27, 2012      6 comments

Well, I was chugging along on Christmas Eve, trying to get in everything I needed and wanted to get in. I did all my baking, finished cleaning the house, and managed to get ready for Christmas Eve celebrations at my in-laws in record time. We ... Read more
Streaking Update
Monday, November 26, 2012      9 comments

I have now streaked my exercise longer than I ever thought I would. I am up to 62 days in a row of at least 15 minutes of cardio or strength training. Now, my mid-term goal of 100 days in a row does not seem as daunting as it once did. ... Read more
Sunday, October 07, 2012      12 comments

emoticon No .... not *that* kind. I'm talking about sparkstreaks. You know, you pick a small goal, and d... Read more
Motivational Nudges
Saturday, October 06, 2012      6 comments

When I recently re-started my program here on sparks, and rededicated myself to losing weight once again, I searched for ways to motivate myself. One of the things I did was to look up some quotes that would motivate me when I am feeling down, ... Read more
The Inner Toddler
Friday, August 03, 2012      12 comments

Everyone has undoubtedly heard of one's "inner child". Well, spending time with my three year old nephew this week, I have come to the conclusion that what is holding me back in my weight loss, is my inner toddler. Examples in question: ... Read more
Health = Absence of Disease?
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      14 comments

I had my yearly physical a couple of weeks ago. I dutifully went to get my blood work done afterward. I have now had my follow-up appointment to go over the results. According to my doc, I am 'healthy'. As Data from Star Trek would say, I am... Read more
Competing with my mom!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      12 comments

So, yesterday my mother and I made an agreement. We are both trying to get in shape, and lose weight in the process. We sat down on her deck and made our plans. We put in writing our weight loss goal, our date to accomplish it by, and the... Read more
Whole Foods Week Update
Sunday, February 27, 2011      8 comments

Well, it looks like I've done it. I've gone almost an entire week eating nothing but whole foods (foods in as close to their natural state as possible, no cans or boxes or processing allowed). While the eating whole foods was fine, the pla... Read more
Menus for Whole Food Challenge
Monday, February 21, 2011      6 comments

Here it is, my weekly menu plan for the Hogwarts Whole Food Challenge. I have mixed feelings toward whole food challenges. I hate them as they take a lot of work to cook entirely from scratch, and on busy days in the middle of basketball seaso... Read more

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