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Garden Therapy
Sunday, January 09, 2011      4 comments

Today I passed 20,000 SPark Points! I love my new trophy - it makes me want to try even harder. And since exercise has been my problem recently, it's also an inspiration to stay the course on workouts. Yesterday my cardio was gardening - ... Read more
Really Resenting Counting Everything
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      4 comments

Last night I had a mini-meltdown about having to count and calculate everything. I was making something called Kona chicken out of the gluten free cookbook. One thing I have found in most GF recipes is that while they are gluten free, they are... Read more
Planning to Kill Cravings
Monday, January 03, 2011      2 comments

I learned one very important lesson over the holidays – I really need to stay gluten-free. I was doing pretty well at being GF before the holidays but basically thought that it couldn’t hurt to be “off program” for a couple of weeks. Boy, was ... Read more
A Great Start to 2011!
Saturday, January 01, 2011      2 comments

It's been a great start to the new year. I've tracked and planned all of my food and stayed within my calorie range. I exercised already too. 1/1/11 has been successful, and I feel great! I'm doing one day at a time - the best way for me... Read more
Q1 2011
Friday, December 31, 2010      0 comments

I can't think about the whole year of 2011, at least not just yet. It seems too BIG to handle, too stressful. And stress is something I definitely don't need! Instead, I'm setting smaller goals, taking the first quarter and setting a plan... Read more
Candy, Candy Everywhere! (And other stuff...)
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      4 comments

It seems that everyone, us included, is into giving homemade gifts this Christmas, which is fine by me! I love to see the many creative things people come up with! Of course, at this time of year, most of gifts seem to involve food, and most o... Read more
Today I Threw a Cake in the Trash...
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      2 comments

One of the best things about the holiday season is all of the great food that does not appear at other times of the year. The truffles made by a great friend, luscious fruitcake made by another, traditional meals filled with long memories. ... Read more
Saturday, December 04, 2010      0 comments

The last few months have been a real rollercoaster, and not of the nice amusement park variety! I’ve been seeing a holistic doctor who is trying to figure out what’s going on with me. I’ve had an impedance test and found out that my basal meta... Read more
And the holistic doc said…
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      9 comments

What if I could eat MORE calories and LOSE weight rather than gain it? What if I could exercise LESS and LOSE weight faster? Does this seem counterintuitive or what?!? Well my friends, that’s what I’m doing and it seems to be working, bel... Read more
My New “Normal”
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      5 comments

What if someone told you that eating right, exercising a lot, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle overall is enough, by itself? What if you stopped worrying about the scale at all? What if engaging in that healthy lifestyle was all you really ... Read more
Aiming to Get Back on Track
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      6 comments

It’s been a rough couple of months. I’ve tried to stay true to my exercise routine, eat healthy foods, and cultivate a positive attitude. But the events of the last few weeks have brought me down. And because of some of the disease-related st... Read more
Every Little Bit
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      1 comments

As the old adage goes, every little bit helps. But helps what? I was left thinking about this after watching my Spark-Buddy John’s video blog this morning. When you’re looking at losing 60 or 70 pounds yet, it feels overwhelming. But it’s no... Read more
Even Strong Women Don’t Have to be Strong, All of the Time
Thursday, June 10, 2010      5 comments

This sound advice was delivered by my best friend today, more a sister to me than anyone else. She’s facing her hard issues about health, and I’m having a pity party about my own. Sometimes you just need to weep and wail against the unfairness... Read more
Conferences are tough!!!
Sunday, June 06, 2010      1 comments

Okay, no excuses, but conferences, particularly those where the food is provided and in fact are part of the 'work' of the conference, are tough to handle! This was for our cruise business (we're cruise travel professionals) and we were fed on ... Read more
Lots and Lots of Lady Bugs!
Sunday, May 30, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday I worked for hours in the garden - my version of heaven!!! I deadheaded roses, pulled LOTS of weeds, cleaned up our seating areas, and planned where to put in a few new plants I bought on Friday. It was a lovely way to while away the... Read more

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