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Caution: look at source of articles

Tuesday, July 28, 2015      10 comments

Imagine my surprise (shock) as I was reading articles posted here on SP from the American Beverage Association. What prompted me to "check the source?" A reference to summer hydration and diet soda. It stood out as not being in keeping with o... Read more

Celebrating and ending a streak of 225 days

Sunday, July 26, 2015      5 comments

Over the past 225 days of logging in at SP every day, I've learned a lot. SP Friends you've made me smile and my heart ache. I've walked miles an... Read more

On maintaining and non-perfection

Monday, July 20, 2015      8 comments

I'm not even sure that non-perfection is actually a word or concept but it is - at least in my mind. From what I read here at SP, I'm not the only Type A, perfection-driven, all-or-nothing type here. I'm not a super freak about it (although th... Read more


Monday, July 13, 2015      6 comments

Inspired by one of my SP friend's blogs (thank you PJDANIELS!), I've been thinking about what it means to be a "work in progress." The term WIP is quite common among my fellow knitters. Some folks won't begin a new project until current one is... Read more

Do the best we can

Thursday, July 09, 2015      5 comments

Read some excellent articles here on SP and book reviews as well as blogs from other Sparkers. Many are positive and motivating. Then there are the ones that tell the tough truth. They are like a bucket of ice water in the face on a hot summe... Read more

Neither rain nor hail nor heat nor gloom of night...

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      7 comments

... my new motto for getting out and walking!! (I also just discovered it's actually not the USPS motto but a quote from a description of the Persian system of mounted postal carriers c. 500 BC!! Who knew?!?!?) After looking at the numbe... Read more

Addressing old habits

Monday, June 29, 2015      6 comments

Now that I have reached a healthier weight, I am ready to move to the next phase of my personal plan. Getting the pounds off (40lbs.) was my first priority. Now I am in a happier, stronger place, not just physically but emotionally and mentall... Read more


Saturday, June 27, 2015      11 comments

I scored! I won!! I'm at my goal weight!!! Let the battle to maintain begin emoticon Read more

Getting ready to celebrate (and to do battle!)

Thursday, June 25, 2015      4 comments

After losing momentum, motivation, metabolism, and all those other "m" words, the scale is moving again. Perhaps that's all it took.. a couple of weeks to "rest" with a few higher calorie/lower exercise days (due to rain, humidity and mosquitoe... Read more

Enjoy the day

Saturday, June 20, 2015      6 comments

This little guy (girl) showed up just outside my sunroom yesterday. I'm sure Mama was hiding out not far away. He leaped and jumped; sniffed and looked; ran across three backyards and back again. What an example of joy and curiosity. We sho... Read more

"Oops there goes another rubber tree plant..."

Thursday, June 18, 2015      3 comments

Next time your found, with your chin on the ground There a lot to be learned, so look around Just what makes that little old ant Think he'll move that rubber tree plant Anyone knows an ant, can't Move a rubber tree plant But... Read more

Marching in place for a bit

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      5 comments

The scale says I still have 4 lb. to go to reach my goal. The glass is either half empty (I'm stuck) or half full (I'm holding my own.) Either way is ok. Time for a break. Time to reintroduce a few things to my eating plan. Time to increase... Read more

The final four ( and no this isn't about basketball!)

Friday, June 05, 2015      5 comments

Only four more pounds until I reach my personal weight goal. Not the ideal weight from the charts but safely out of the obese zone. Sustainable and comfortable. But my tracker just isn't moving. I know why. I'm tired (bored)? I'm not 100%.... Read more

I will - so there.

Sunday, May 31, 2015      5 comments

I'll keep this short because I'm in a mood... irritable and cranky for no particularly good reason. A friend of mine refers to this state as our "inner brats" taking over. My motivation is non-existent. It's raining and I don't want to walk... Read more

Abstainer vs moderator - we're both okay!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      8 comments

Just finished reading Gretchen Rubin's latest book - Better than before: mastering the habits of our everyday lives. I would recommend it (or check out her blog, newsletter, podcast...) as I found many links to my personal quest for healthier ... Read more

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