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The Evolution of My Diet
Thursday, September 05, 2019      3 comments

I’ve been a Sparker for many years. Over that time I’ve lost 34 lbs. Yes, I lose slowly. For the most part I’ve tracked my food. I tried Weight Watchers, Intermittent Fasting and Low Carb. Somewhere along my journey I was diagnosed with hea... Read more
Modified "Detox"
Friday, April 07, 2017      0 comments

I don't necessarily agree with the theory of detox if you eat healthy. But I'm stuck on a plateau, so I'm doing my own detox. Breakfast will be either oats, flax, walnuts and almond milk plus a fruit OR WW toast with smashed avocado a... Read more
Dairy Allergy
Monday, November 28, 2016      3 comments

In September I was diagnosed with an allergy to the proteins casein and whey that are in cow's milk. MILK is in everything. The obvious things are yogurt, cheese, sour cream, milk, butter and cottage cheese. All my favorites. It is also in s... Read more
Angioplasty and Stent
Friday, January 01, 2016      0 comments

Much to my surprise I had a 100% blocked left anterior descending artery on my heart. I received a stent to open it in November. I have been eating healthy and exercising for the last 5 years and felt good, so it was a surprise. The docto... Read more
Vacation Weight Gain
Saturday, September 05, 2015      1 comments

My husband and I have just returned from 4 months of travel in our small travel trailer. We saw the US Northeast and the maritime provinces of Canada. The highlight was Acadia National Park in Maine. The lowlight was gaining weight. Back hom... Read more
Travel Weight Loss Experiment
Saturday, April 25, 2015      1 comments

Next week hubby and I begin a 4 month travel with our travel trailer to see some of our beautiful country. Particularly Pennsylvannia, upstate New York, Maine (Acadia National Park) and then on to Nova Scotia and parts still undecided. We are ... Read more
I have reverted back.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      2 comments

I did gain over the holidays. Today's weight was back to my pre-Thanksgiving weight. I have posted this inspiration on my frig: "It's not what you eat between Christmas and New Years that matters, it's what you eat between New Years and ... Read more
Saturday, November 29, 2014      1 comments

I am challenging myself to lose weight by New Year's day. Why not lose weight? Even if I only lose a half a pound, at least I will not have gained. I did well with the Thanksgiving food and want to continue. Who's with me on this? S... Read more
Return from Traveling
Friday, October 24, 2014      1 comments

A quick 9 day trip from home in Florida to Illinois and back left me 2.4 lbs heavier. Some of it of course is from not tracking and poor choices, but also some is water weight from driving/sitting for hours. So today I am wearing my pedometer ... Read more
Have I Sweat Enough!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      1 comments

It may be official fall, but it's hot here in south central Florida. Today so far I have finished an aerobic DVD, planted, transplanted and pruned landscaping. I think I've sweat enough for one day. Well maybe more this evening. ... Read more
Hungry Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014      1 comments

I have been hungry since waking today. It's not emotional or boredom. I did not eat all the food in my tracker yesterday as I was not hungry and it seemed silly to eat it. Now I am paying the price. I shall exercise this afternoon, that usua... Read more
My Halloween Challenge
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      2 comments

I am beginning a new exercise challenge to last until Halloween. I have joined with friends from my WW message board. Even though I am no longer a WW member I have kept in touch with this board. We feel Halloween is the beginning of the "... Read more
No Snacks!
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      3 comments

Today I will begin a period of no snacks, only 3 squares a day. I used to subscribe to the idea that 5 or 6 small meals was best but for me it led to grazing all day. This new plan may last a week or two until I feel in better control. I hope... Read more
Back in the 160s
Thursday, August 21, 2014      1 comments

Lost 1.1# this week and finally I am back in the 160s where I was several months ago. I am pleased even if the weight is 169.8 it's headed in the right direction.... Read more
What a struggle
Friday, August 15, 2014      1 comments

I am struggling to lose the 9 lb I gained over the last several months. I know, I know that's not a lot but I lose very slowly. For several weeks now I have stayed within my calorie allowance and exercised regularly with walking, aerobic walki... Read more

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