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Getting there!
Sunday, July 06, 2008      1 comments

OK - some background. In 1991 I weighed 124 and played soccer 2 or 3 times a week. But, that year I went through my divorce and had to "retire" because I could no longer afford a sitter. By Christmas my weight was 130. Over the next few year... Read more
What I learned last week
Monday, June 23, 2008      0 comments

My weight loss stalled a bit, so last week I performed the task of keeping a journal of how I was feeling when I ate. I realized that: (1) I eat to keep from getting hungry - a habit from my childhood - (2) I fit food into a schedule ra... Read more
Banana Peels in the Road of Life
Sunday, June 08, 2008      1 comments

My niece graduated from high school on Friday and I made the 3 hour trip to watch and to participate in the festivities with my family. In spite of the fact that we ate all our meals out on Friday, I stayed with in my calorie range. Not easy s... Read more
Where did this time come from?
Monday, June 02, 2008      1 comments

When I first joined Spark I thought, "How in the world can I fit 30 minutes of exercise into my already busy day?" By making it a priority, I have managed to fit in not 30, but 40 minutes and sometimes 90 when I have weights and cardio schedule... Read more
Warning - alter ego on the loose!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008      1 comments

When I started taking belly dance, I was very controlled and technically oriented. I felt so burdened with responsibilities (job, home, family) that I simply could not dance with the fire and joy that I felt deep inside. After a while, my teac... Read more
Monday, May 19, 2008      0 comments

Been sidelined by a bad cold that developed into bronchitis. At first, I worked really hard to stay on the program. But, my walking speed kept slowing. When I started running a low-grade fever and couldn't make it to the corner without a coughin... Read more
Learning to walk
Thursday, May 15, 2008      0 comments

A really interesting motivational email came today from LISAHAS2CATS. She compared slipping on your diet to forgetting to brush your teeth. I really like that comparison. This is a great mental picture that I hope will help me keep on track. ... Read more
Starting Phase 2!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008      0 comments

Notification today that I start the second phase of Spark came as a surprise. Even more surprising was my weight - 135.7 lbs! ... Read more
Thoughts for the day - aging
Monday, May 12, 2008      1 comments

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends. ... Read more
Cutting down
Wednesday, May 07, 2008      0 comments

After looking at my food for the last few days, I have decided that I REALLY need to cut down on the processed junk. I was rather proud of myself yesterday. I ate less processed junk food and upped the veggies. My body won't know what to do! ... Read more
How much water?
Tuesday, May 06, 2008      2 comments

I have been drinking my 8 a day of water. However, I wonder about the idea that everyone needs 8 glasses. I have a friend who is 4' 11", 98 lbs, and another who is 6'9", 295 lbs. That much water for a smaller person seems excessive. ! ... Read more
Belly Dance
Saturday, May 03, 2008      3 comments

A couple of years ago I saw a listing in the paper for belly dance classes. Why not? Now, I dance with Palmetto Oasis Middle Eastern Dance Troupe. After starting dance, I lost 20 pounds. My husband says that I am stronger and more flex... Read more
Something new
Friday, May 02, 2008      0 comments

Well, this is a first - my kids will be surprised to learn that Mom is online! I am trying to loose a few pounds for health reasons. Seems my family has a history of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. While I love my family, I don't want to ... Read more

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