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Year of bad health...
Thursday, February 18, 2010      12 comments

So far 2010 is not shaping up to be a very good year in terms of my health. I've lost a good amount of weight (I'm at half way... YAY!!) but, everything else seems to be falling apart. So far this year I've been in the ER for abdominal... Read more
I'm back... again... I know, you're surprised, right?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      8 comments

Ok, so I apparently did one of my famous "Fall off the face of Spark" acts this month. I'm not really sure exactly how it happened... I have a good guess, but I'm still surprised at myself! First, my parents were in Haiti doing disaster r... Read more
No blog today...
Monday, January 18, 2010      5 comments

Ok, I know that's a silly title... But, it's true... I've got the urge to write about SOMETHING, but I think my brain must have switched over to auto pilot, because nothing is coming out... I've started 3 times now to write something total... Read more
Diet: A way of life????
Friday, January 15, 2010      4 comments

So, I'm watching Alton Brown's show "Good Eats" yesterday, and Alton is talking about his recent loss of 50lbs. (WOOHOO, Go Alton!) But, he starts with a fact that I found very interesting. Ancient greek word Dieta defined? Way of Life... Read more
The end of OIL, and a new discovery...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      5 comments

So, for all of you who were following my Operation-In-Law blogs -- THANK YOU!! I couldn't have survived without your support!! As for the end of OIL, it was actually pretty anti-climactic! Since the SparkClass team I'm helping to lead star... Read more
So, last week I fell off the face of the earth...
Monday, January 11, 2010      6 comments

I think I'm back now... I think... I hate to make excuses, but I had a good one!! I spent Thursday -- all day -- in the ER trying to figure out why I felt like I had a ruptured appendix. Amazingly, it wasn't my appendix. Still not ex... Read more
Day 2 and Day 5
Monday, December 28, 2009      1 comments

Ok, so today is Day 5 of Operation In-Law, and it's the second OIL day without trauma-drama! Three really healthy meals... And lots of relaxing!! It's ALSO Day 2 of our Class 27-2 team!!! We're 5,000+ members already... And everyone ... Read more
Day 4 - Operation In-Law
Sunday, December 27, 2009      4 comments

I'm almost afraid to say this... We are Trauma-drama free!! I repeat, Trauma-drama has left the building!! We had a slightly heavy breakfast today, but we had lunch on time, and, I think, dinner won't be too far off now... And, so far... Read more
Day 3 - Operation In-Law
Saturday, December 26, 2009      4 comments

Oyi veigh!! So, last night I realized at about 7:30 that we weren't going to have dinner. I wasn't going to panic, I was just going to have some "snacks" and get myself through it. I had eaten quite a bit for lunch, hadn't I? And that wa... Read more
Day 2 - Operation In-Law
Friday, December 25, 2009      8 comments

Well, today has been pretty laid back... Lots of hanging out, lots of TV watching, a bunch of present opening this morning, and more strange eating. We had bread, bread and a side of bread (with a few strawberries and bananas) for breakfas... Read more
Day 1 - Operation In-Law
Thursday, December 24, 2009      5 comments

Well, so far no major issues. Everyone is mostly cheerful, though we've come close to having a few major malfunctions. Woke up this morning, and J. (my m-i-l) was making buckwheat pancakes -- the kind with actual yeast in them that have to... Read more
Weekend Stretch...
Monday, December 21, 2009      5 comments

Wow... this one really was a stretch for me. I had just sort of been coasting along through these, but, this one took some real effort! (I'm not good at taking time for myself in the first place, but this weekend was rough on so many diffe... Read more
Breakthrough and observation
Friday, December 18, 2009      7 comments

Ok, so the two really don't have much to do with each other... but, I thought I would write about them. Last night B and I had a HUGE fight. It all started because (when he knew I was trying to be good... and he knew my blood sugar has bee... Read more
Emotional eating, pt. 4
Thursday, December 17, 2009      1 comments

4. Take it One Trigger At a Time Write in your online journal how each or any of these larger life issues may be affecting your food choices and motivation. First, figure out how to recognize when the issue is about to trigger emotional eating... Read more
Emotional eating - pt 3
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      2 comments

Yay, more work on emotional eating!! 3. Look at Reasons Why These Triggers Have Power The root of emotional eating often lies in bigger picture questions. Are you going through a stressful period at work, at home, with your marriage, or i... Read more

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