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Core Health Beliefs

Friday, January 24, 2014      14 comments

Today's SparkCoach challenge is to write myself a letter as my own best friend. While mulling over the challenge, I tuned into the Fatloser course lesson #19 ( ) and decided to write this blog instead. I've be... Read more

My Spiralizer Arrived!

Sunday, January 12, 2014      18 comments

Thank you, U.S. Postal Service, for delivering my new kitchen tool earlier than expected! I went right out and got a zucchini to make for dinner. The Bitoni Spiralizer (s... Read more

SparkCoach TV Challenge: Nope

Tuesday, October 08, 2013      14 comments

Today's SparkCoach challenge is to turn off the TV for 24 hours. Not happening. Not today. I have enough days in the week when the TV remains off, but Tuesday is NCIS, and DH and I love to kick back and watch Gibbs, Tony, McGee, Abby, Ducky, ... Read more

Still voting for SparkPeople

Monday, September 30, 2013      8 comments

I'll keep voting daily till the site says the round is closed. Vote here: https://www.smallbusines
e-Inc/387418 ... Read more


Friday, September 27, 2013      12 comments

The other night, DH and I stayed at a hotel near a restaurant hosting a wine dinner so we wouldn't have to drive. The next morning, we dropped off our keys at the front desk and said we had the bill slipped under the door. The youngish desk cl... Read more

SparkPeople...I Voted

Sunday, September 22, 2013      8 comments

I'm coming in late to the game, but I voted for SparkPeople: https://www.smallbusines
e-Inc/387418 We can vote each day. Edit: Well, crud, voting is over.... Read more

SparkCoach Challenge: 3 Recent Accomplishments

Wednesday, September 18, 2013      11 comments

1. I tracked focus goals all of June, July, and August. 2. A major project at work is completed...yay! 3. I continue to maintain within +/- 3% of my goal weight...even through travel and vacation.... Read more

August by the Numbers

Tuesday, September 03, 2013      12 comments

So ends my summer of tracking. In August, I added a goal to my tracking calendar to move at least 25 minutes each day. Here's the tally of all four calendar goals (Calories within limits, less Alcohol, six hours of Sleep, Fitness 25 minutes): ... Read more

Finally Fessing Up for July

Wednesday, August 14, 2013      20 comments

Okay,I've put this off long enough. Time for those July stats for the three primary goals: calories within range, less alcohol, six hours of sleep. Calories: 48% (4% improvement over June) Alcohol: 45% (11% down from June) Sleep: ... Read more

Finally Before and After

Friday, August 09, 2013      31 comments

In cleaning out my hard drive, I finally found some pictures of me "before" so I could make a comparison. Note that the "after" picture is cropped from me standing next to DH, so the cropping itself is skinnier than for the "before" picture, bu... Read more

Spam on SP?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      21 comments

[SECOND EDIT: SP replied quickly to my report, saying one of the coaches had already deactivated this person's account. Apparently I wasn't the only one to get her e-mail. Glad she's gone (assuming JLOVE55/Jennifer is really a "she"). [E... Read more

Article on Yoga for Larger Bodies

Tuesday, July 02, 2013      12 comments

In the Washington Post Express paper, p. 13. This is a fairly large .pdf file, so it may take awhile to load:
7022013.pdf ... Read more


Monday, July 01, 2013      20 comments

On May 28, I started focusing on 3 main goals: C (calories within limits), A (alcohol at a lower level--trying to reduce), B (bedtime early enough to get at least 6 hours of sleep). To visualize, I made a calendar and rewarded myself with a go... Read more

Early Lessons

Saturday, June 29, 2013      7 comments

This morning I read a delightful Spark mail from BABARR67, whose youthful gym experiences were less than wonderful, and her words triggered not-so-great memories of my own. Here's my response to her: "I feel your pain about the gym...perha... Read more

Before and After Virtual-style

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      18 comments

Thanks to PATRICE_E for pointing me to for virtual models. The program I used previously stopped working, so I never did an update. Before I get to the results, let me point out that after visiting Patrice... Read more

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