VITALITY - love the word
We had our family from Alberta with us for Christmas. It was fun week doing touristy things and Christmas. Wonderfully it snowed on Christmas Eve, then quickly melted away the next day.
When our guests left Dec. 29th we were leaving for Ar... Read more
VITALITY! 2018 A Year of Great Things!
Tomorrow I do Day 50 of the 100 Days of Weight Loss book by Linda Spangle. This is my second time through the book. I absolutely love it! The Spark 100 days of Weight Loss (Spark Team) is very supportive. I swear doing the daily readings and wri... Read more
2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation
This invitation is for you! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in t... Read more
Day 30 Postpone Eating & Reminder of Red Light Foods
Food addicts don’t want to give up their binge foods; they just want to avoid the consequences of eating.
Change the way you manage snack foods and desserts, decide that you will postpone eating them and minimize the amount. Tell yourself y... Read more
Day 28 Eating because it’s there
Found Food - bits of free food that crosses your path, it came into your line of vision. When you grab food because it’s in front of you, you’re not trying to appreciate flavors. You are eating because it's there!
Stop automatic eating use... Read more
Day 25 Smaller amounts, less often & Gaining ONE with ONE meal!
I am really into 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle now. As I did the exercise today I researched servings sizes of holiday foods. I was shocked to see how with just one meal I can gain more than one pound!
Day 25 Smaller amounts, les... Read more
Day 23 Savoring Technique - One is enough! & Difference between Taste and Flavor & Update on Motivat
Savor to increase awareness of food. Eat a very small amount at a time ie. chocolate. Do this with your favorite foods, especially sweets and desserts. Take tiny bites about the size of a 1/4th of a teaspoon. Take very tiny bites, and pay total ... Read more
The Raisin & Wine Tasting Day 22 Multitask with food
Maintain total awareness of your food, regardless of the situation. Eat with awareness! You don’t have to completely avoid doing anything else in order to stay conscious around food. Pay attention to your activity what is in front of you. Stay f... Read more
American Thanksgiving & Day 21 Eat with Awareness
Eat with awareness to focus on the appearance, temperature, flavor, texture, and sensation of your food. If you don’t ‘get’ the taste you wanted, you may still yearn for it, so you eat more. Train yourself to slow down and spend more time with y... Read more
Divide & Conquer /Half-off Special - Day 20
Wow Day 20 of 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle. I started with the group and have consistently done the reading each day. When I started I had low diet motivation but the daily weigh ins and the reading, writing and group support really ... Read more
Almost 10 Years of Sparking, Buffet Rules & Some Advice
I have been Sparking since January 22, 2008!
Over the years my Spark page has become very, very long. A few years ago Spark changed the page formatting which makes it is difficult to read and edit, so I just keep adding, never deleting.
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Day 16 Nurturing power of food - 2 Bite Rule
Day 16 Nurturing power of food - 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle
I really put thought into today’s assignment. I love it!
The first two bites of any food have the most impact on your taste buds and have the emotional power! Mo... Read more
You Are at Your Lowest Weight for the Rest of the Year! NO!!!!!
I am cautiously approaching the holidays, mindful of how I gained weight last year, and lived with regret all of 2017. Regret, that is an understatement, disgust really. Last year I was losing weight, teetering on onederland, lingering at 201 po... Read more
Fat Girl in the Pictures!
Two weeks in Hawaii with our friends was fun and now I am getting back on track. This trip gave me a new way to look at me - I don`t want to be the fat girl in the group pictures!
My Fitbit died 11 days ago and strangely it didn`t bother me... Read more
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Making My Way Back to the Right Path
Like many others, when I journal I do better. I am doing my 100 DWL (Day 5) and the daily weigh ins help me feel accountable for my daily decisions. Today I tried on jeans I haven't worn for a few months and I could not button them. Yikes! That'... Read more