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The Wellness Industry
Thursday, June 20, 2019      13 comments

Just read an article in the NYT's https://www.nytimes.com/2019
n-dieting-wellness.html "Smash the Wellness Industry" And it really struck a nerve. Why is it that women especially spend so much ti... Read more
It Doesn't Take Much
Wednesday, June 12, 2019      14 comments

Finally took a yoga class today as my sprained ankle is about 99% healed. Was very surprised at how tiring it was! Even though I was taking it easy these last three weeks, I did cardio every day, walked our dog, did some strength training, str... Read more
Eating Healthy in a Hurry
Friday, May 31, 2019      12 comments

Just read a great article on mindbodygreen.com. "The Healthiest frozen meals you can buy at grocery store." (Link probably won't work) https://www.mindbodygreen.co
t-grocery-s... Read more
Waiting Works!
Friday, May 17, 2019      16 comments

I had a medical test today which meant I could only have a light breakfast and no lunch. needless to say by 3:30 I was hungry! Had some ice cream and then for dinner ordered a small pizza (light on cheese) with mushrooms and sausage....OK a bi... Read more
Weight's a Funny Thing
Wednesday, May 15, 2019      13 comments

When I started on this journey back in 2011 I weighed about 226 (last known weight) and didn't have a timetable for losing weight or a number. I figured that if I could get to the mid 170's I'd be out of the obese category and that was a weigh... Read more
A Different Week
Monday, May 13, 2019      20 comments

Last Monday we got up and after taking Fletcher for his walk, drove him to our trainer's house so we could fly to Florida. We bought a house there in April. ... Read more
Ten Minutes Expands
Sunday, May 05, 2019      15 comments

When I decided to get a handle on my health I committed to move more. Now I know that's not a SMART goal, but for me that meant I'd walk at least 10 minutes/day and find opportunities to walk more, like parking farther from the office or the gr... Read more
An Advantage of Getting Older
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      26 comments

Just read this month's issue of the AARP magazine and there is a feature about staying healthy and what we can do. Lots of it, of course wasn't new but this factoid was! Turns out that older people are more successful at losing weight AND kee... Read more
I Deserve It
Saturday, April 13, 2019      23 comments

When I had the idea for this blog awhile ago it was about a mind shift. For years when I was either on or off a diet I would decide that I "deserved" to have cake or French fries or whatever that I'd deprived myself of. The reasons were all ov... Read more
It IS Possible
Sunday, March 24, 2019      17 comments

What is possible you ask? It is possible to take a long road trip and find healthy (or healthier) things to eat even at fast food places. On Feb 17 we drove to FL with our dog. The good news with a dog is that you have to stop and walk hi... Read more
Just Start!
Thursday, March 14, 2019      30 comments

This morning I read a great article on popsugar.com titled" I Lost 20 Pounds in 3 Months by Combining These Popular At-Home Programs" I could relate to most of what she wrote, but this line really caught my attention: "you can begin a new f... Read more
Calories on Menus.....Makes you think!
Monday, March 11, 2019      12 comments

We stopped at Bonefish Grill for lunch on Sunday and were stunned (seriously STUNNED) to see the calories on some of the dishes! The Cobb Salad was well over 1000 calories. And the shrimp and grits? Don't ask! As we perused the menu we b... Read more
Go Ahead & Have The Pizza!
Tuesday, March 05, 2019      18 comments

Read something this morning from Alicia Capetillo (Editor in Chief SparkPeople) that really hit home. She was debating having the king cake and ended up having some. At the end of her article she wrote: "Finding ways to build treats into you... Read more
Getting Habits that Stick
Sunday, March 03, 2019      13 comments

Just read a great blog on https://www.mindbodygreen.com 7 Steps To Creating A Morning Routine That Sticks. While this blog gives us ideas about how to make a morning routine that works and sets us up for a healthy day, One part really stu... Read more
Back on Track
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      10 comments

Thanks for all who responded to my vacation blog and I have ditched the vacation mentality. It really helped to say it out loud to my partner and then blog here. It really blows me away the support we get at Spark! On Sunday I felt like ... Read more

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