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Covid shelter in place, sort of
Friday, October 30, 2020      3 comments

Like most people who are, ahem, "older", we haven't really gone anywhere. We are not masked paranoids, but we do respect others and ourselves while shopping. I thought how boring this life is now, but then I thought, "Is it? Is there nothing new... Read more
The darkness is receding, the pounds are scared.
Thursday, July 16, 2020      4 comments

Seven weeks I’ve been in this tunnel steadily walking towards the light of “anything under 200.” I can dimly see the sides of the tunnel now, the light at the end squeezes my eyes. Pounds have fallen off in the darkness behind me; ten of them. I... Read more
Traveling into darkness and out to the light, 2 1/2 years
Wednesday, June 17, 2020      5 comments

A story of my last 2 and ½ years. Simple facts. I was at maintenance in December 2017, when I had a life-threatening emergency and an abdominal surgery (not cancer). It took 6-8 months to recover. During the surgery, a nerve got nicked and I cou... Read more
I Ducked a 3000 Calorie Chocolate Chip!
Monday, March 26, 2018      6 comments

I was shopping at Costco this morning. I came out of the veggie cooler into the bakery department. Fresh bread aroma! Delicious! Walking towards the bread, I stopped! Fresh cookies! The boxes of 24 tantalizing cookies were from the chocola... Read more
I CAN Overcome This Problem
Friday, January 19, 2018      8 comments

I am newly arrived to the world of weight maintenance. I have a "drop" foot incurred during a very recent surgery. The surgery was abdominal, but a nerve to my leg/foot got touched somewhere in the process. I am slowly recovering my energy level... Read more
I Made It to the Land of “Maintenance.”
Thursday, January 11, 2018      13 comments

8 months ago I blogged and dreamed of my journey to “maintenance.” The road looked long, but it was short, it looked difficult, but it was just a steady walk of daily (mostly) good decisions. My keys were: Track all my food, stay within the Spa... Read more
God Spoke to Me.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      6 comments

Following is my testimony. I am recovering from abdominal surgery and I have a 3.5 inch incision to prove it! I feel pretty good now, energy coming back. Here is my story: I have a hard time speaking this story, so I wrote it. As a Christia... Read more
Yes or No?, Green or Red? Its That Simple.
Monday, November 27, 2017      4 comments

My goals are 30 continuous minutes walking and 9000 steps each day. I keep a little daily chart where I record "Yes" or "No" under 30 and 9000. A Yes turns it green, a No makes it red. At 7:30 last night, I had 4000 steps and I asked my se... Read more
This is Crazy!
Sunday, November 05, 2017      3 comments

Yesterday’s personal log: “Hiked up into Red Rock Canyon Calico Basin. Lot of fun. Challenged on balance and footing in the rocky/big rocks part of the trail. My Fitbit, 8000 steps, climbed “39 floors.” End of day. 14.5k steps. Goals met for sur... Read more
I love Halloween, But.....
Thursday, October 19, 2017      7 comments

I love to give out little treats to cute little kids. Halloween is more benign than when I was a kid. In past years as the "treater", I snagged a few treats, a lot actually. This year is different. I am on a journey to a goal, 6 months so far. ... Read more
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      4 comments

I’ve given away all my 42’s and 40’s, plus a BIG bunch of clothes. My closet's half empty. I’m not going back to 40. Let me be clear, I AM NOT GOING BACK…EVER!... Read more
Burning My Bridges in My Closet
Monday, October 16, 2017      4 comments

I can see my goal weight 7 pounds ahead. My rotund-ness has dropped from 47 to 42, my hips belt line from 42 to 37. Today I attacked my closet with fire. I started with 91 hangers, I now have 54. Pants, waist 40 and above, gone. Old shirts... Read more
Do I REALLY Want Weight Loss?
Thursday, October 05, 2017      5 comments

Weight loss is the seeming goal of many Sparkers including me, but is this what I really want? I do want my scale to go down, but why do I want to see that number shrink? Because it measures my progress towards what I cherish, what I have learne... Read more
1000 Calorie Failure
Monday, October 02, 2017      2 comments

Today was the 3rd birthday celebration in a row! (Not mine). Cake and Ice cream are killers. Today was a 2800 calorie day, 300 above Spark's recommendation. Enough birthdays! I could have ducked 1000 just by not eating half the bread and skipp... Read more
5 Month Check Up.
Friday, September 29, 2017      8 comments

I started over on 4/26/17. I have been here on Spark a long time. I changed my mind. I have a Fitbit, I have increased my steps goal to 9000 now. I track ALL my food. I have an "official" weekly weigh-in and hip and gut tape measure. I stay on t... Read more

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