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Daily Weigh-In

Monday, January 06, 2014      3 comments

There are a ton of good ideas available here at SparkPeople. However, I have found that not all of them work for me. Recently, I have read a couple of articles recommending that you not weigh yourself every day. There are good reasons for thi... Read more

Employee Benefit

Monday, August 19, 2013      0 comments

Today I took advantage of a great employee benefit--I met with our Wellness Coordinator and had her lead me through an exercise routine. Let me back up a bit here. I work for a city government--in the public library. Our city has been inc... Read more

Food prep

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      3 comments

Tonight I spent some time prepping food for later - a habit I really need to get into. I cooked 6 chicken breasts which ate now cooling. Tomorrow I will shed the meat and then pack into servings for fridge and freezer. I also made some brown ... Read more

3 compliments

Saturday, August 10, 2013      3 comments

Give myself three compliments, eh? I'm smart. I'm tenacious when trying to solve a problem or a puzzle. Um, I've got a good sense of humor? ... Read more

Nope, still can't eat eggs

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      1 comments

A number of years ago, my doctor suggested a blood test to identify food allergies and there were a lot of foods I was told I shouldn't eat anymore. Some were easier to give up than others--I've never been fond of avocados or grapefruit. It's ... Read more

The appeal of SparkPeople

Thursday, June 27, 2013      1 comments

I work with a staff that is primarily women of a certain age, and health and weight are big topics of conversation. We often talk about things that we are trying and how things are working. So I've started talking a bit more about SparkPeople ... Read more

Spark Solution Challenge - 3rd day

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      0 comments

I had made up my mind ahead of time that I would follow the Spark Solution 2-week plan exactly as written. After the 2 weeks are over, then I'll modify the recipes (like use black beans instead of cannellini beans in the Quick Chicken Enchilada... Read more

You would be so pretty if...

Monday, June 03, 2013      0 comments

When I was younger, my mother would say to me "you'd be so pretty if you'd just lose some weight." She was always a slender woman and never had any problems with her weight, so she really couldn't relate to/cope with/understand that my sister a... Read more

Air conditioning problems

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      0 comments

My air conditioning unit seems to be freezing on a regular basis. I changed the filter a week or so ago, but I notice that at night the air flow from the vent is not as strong as it was and there is a drip outside when I turn the system off. I... Read more

B12 shot

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      0 comments

I got my second B12 shot today. One thing I find very interesting is how slowly they have to inject the contents of the syringe. There looks like a very small quantity, but they take a long time. Admittedly, the only other shot I've gotten in... Read more

B12 Vitamin deficiency

Sunday, May 12, 2013      0 comments

I've recently discovered that I have a B12 deficiency (with an accompanying high level of homocystein) and need to take B12 shots--now once a week, then once a month. This discovery was made when I mentioned to my doctor that my sister had ... Read more