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No leftovers please!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      2 comments

I noticed that spark people articles are always telling us to make big meals and then freeze or save the leftovers for the rest of the week. Am I the only one that has a very difficult time with this? Meaning, I tend to overeat or "sneak" those ... Read more
100 days with spark
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      2 comments

Today marks 100 active days with spark people! 100 days!! It doesn't feel like 100 days. It feels like its been about a month and I think that is because for the first time in a long time I am staying true to the commitment I made to myself. ... Read more
The bath pillow is mine!
Friday, March 26, 2010      6 comments

This is a follow-up to the bath pillow blog... VICTORY IS MINE! I had a perfect week of eating within my calories range and I could not get to Bed Bath 'N Beyond fast enough to buy the bath pillow reward. I was expecting to find those pla... Read more
Today has been weird
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      3 comments

Today was weird! I didn't have much to do at work, so I spend most of the day online. I watched a lot of Ruby clips; trying to catch up on season 3. I happened to stumble upon an excerpt from episode 5 about Father Hunger. Father Hunger is ... Read more
Just give me the bath pillow already
Monday, March 22, 2010      2 comments

I decided, about a month ago, that my next reward would be a bath pillow for completing one week of staying within my calorie range each day. I thought it would be easy and that the bath pillow would be mine that first week... Ha! Each week... Read more
Need some motivation
Thursday, March 18, 2010      6 comments

These past few days I have been eating lots of calories. I woke up this morning hoping to get things turned around. I have come really far and I want to push forward. Any thoughts on gaining momentum? Or how to could motivation back?... Read more
I think I reached my tipping point!
Thursday, March 11, 2010      7 comments

I've been consistently exercising for about 4 weeks now, and I only recently started experiencing the benefits. My energy is up, my attitude is positive and my body feels strong. It just happened overnight. Really!! The first few weeks of exerc... Read more
My Body is Stuck!
Friday, February 26, 2010      6 comments

Today was my weigh in, and I was very excited because I have been following the plan exactly for several days now, and just knew it would be a good weight loss day. NOT! I only lost point 2 (.2) pounds. I know I should not get hung u... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Thursday, February 18, 2010      1 comments

I had a very tough time with food yesterday. At lunch time, I binged on snacks and cheese...over 1000 calories! After my food fest. I was mentally prepared to make this a "blow it" day, but my head kept telling me that I had other options, So, u... Read more
My Life Motto
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      7 comments

I am on week 3 of the 28 day Spark "diet." I have made good progress, despite 2 imperfect weeks. I am learning to be okay with good attempts instead of beating myself up over not completing my goals perfectly. One of my action steps for th... Read more
Got the Superbowl Munchies!
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      3 comments

My husband and I co-hosted a superbowl party on Sunday, and I had the best intentions of sticking to a plan and eating only food I brought. Things were going good until the little smokies, meatballs, cupcakes and dip showed up. I had a moment of... Read more
My Goals
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      1 comments

Last night I finished chapter 6 of The Spark and here are my goals: Fast Break for the week: Stretch for 10 Minutes Read an inspirational Quote Avoid soda Reward - A new plant for my window Short Term Goals Lose 10 pounds in ... Read more
Turned a bad feeling into a victory
Monday, February 01, 2010      2 comments

Lunch time today was really hard. I almost binged... It started this morning at work when I found out that I may not be needed after the end of the month. I am only temporary, so this comes as no surprise, but this is my second time to be ... Read more
Starting Fitness Today
Friday, January 22, 2010      2 comments

I have been sparking for 26 days now, and I decided it was time to get active. I have to confess that my mind is thinking of a thousand excuses to NOT start fitness. I need some motivation. I know that I want to be more active and have more ener... Read more
Friday, January 15, 2010      3 comments

Do you ever have those days were nothing... and I mean nothing can keep you on track? I had one of those days on Tuesday of this week. I knew that the minute I came home from work that I would be raiding the pantry for carbs. Sure enough, my hus... Read more