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Backward Steps: What you can learn from them
Thursday, January 06, 2011      3 comments

I thought I had the answer a few days ago... I would control my sweet tooth by only having treats once I'd eaten a full meal. As the days went by, my sweet tooth grew larger, until I realized I was skipping the meals in between. I'd rather not r... Read more
Focus on Gratitude, not Perfection (video blog)
Thursday, December 09, 2010      4 comments

Commemorating 18 miles, and learning to appreciate what my body can do..not just what it looks like. Acknowledging the cycles that occur in my life, and letting go of the elusive pursuit of perfection.... Read more
Stopped weighing: heading in the right direction
Friday, November 19, 2010      3 comments

I'm going to get back to the video logs soon, just too tired to record tonight. How are you? I hope you are doing well, and taking good care of yourself. I tend to get on my case when I haven't Sparked in a while. But, after reassessing the... Read more
November Update (video blog)
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      3 comments

What I'm eating these days... In regards to fitness, I ran and/or walked close to 20 miles this weekend (over a 3 day period).. crazy!!... Read more
I made crustless quiche muffins!!
Monday, October 11, 2010      7 comments

I did my cooking for the week, and so far I have... chicken salad (packed up and ready to go for each day!) crustless quiche muffins (for breakfast each day!) pictured here: ... Read more
A case study of what goes wrong with my diet (video blog)
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      5 comments

This is the first blog where I am deeply moved just watching it play back on my own. It reminds me of every slip I've had that has derailed me from a lifestyle change over the past ten years. I'm allowing myself to be candid with you, so that I ... Read more
End of Year Resolution--90 days--back to work!! (video blog)
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      4 comments

A video response to DeniseZakiya's new challenge... I'm calling it my End of Year Resolution :) The good news is, I'm setting a goal for 10 pounds, which I realized is MUCH easier than what was in my head (20 pounds...it really knows how to exag... Read more
Update, The Guilt Cycle, and a Vow to Myself (video blog)
Thursday, September 30, 2010      5 comments

Sparkers, I love you so much that I'm willing to post this, despite the fact that I hate my hair! I just couldn't wait to communicate with you all :) Its been a month since my last update...so I'm beginning to think maybe I'll weigh in at the be... Read more
Checking In & Experimental Cooking!
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      5 comments

Hi all, sorry its been so long since I've checked in. No video blog tonight.. just too tired (and really, the hair, my goodness...) Sounds like several people on SP are having a tough week. I'm sending you all of my best and hope that thing... Read more
What keeps us from changing (or sustaining change) (video blog)
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      9 comments

Sharing a few tips from psychology on what stands between us and the positive changes we seek to make in our lives. I apologize for the lack of enthusiasm (and reading with my eyes down), I posted this after a LONG day of work! I promise, I was ... Read more
Blog 3: Whats in my grocery bag?/Portion Control (video blog)
Thursday, August 26, 2010      3 comments

Hi All! I thought I'd give you a glimpse in my grocery bag, and share with you some great tips on portion control (to keep you from turning a big bag into one serving). *Sorry for the poor lighting.. I'll experiment over the next few day... Read more
Video Blog 2: Give Yourself Some Credit! (video blog)
Monday, August 23, 2010      5 comments

This blog gives you a little more information about where I am currently, as I ponder marathon training and a "Mo"Carb Lifestyle (more about that in the video!). Finally, I encourage you to find one thing that you have done right each day, and f... Read more
Blog Entry 1: Your Mileage May Vary (video blog)
Monday, August 23, 2010      2 comments

Your Mileage May Vary, or YMMV, is a term I see increasingly on the internet in assessing whether a particular product will work for you. I am now applying this thought process to the fitness and nutrition plans I consider in my own life, and sh... Read more
Its becoming a lifestyle!
Sunday, August 15, 2010      2 comments

In the weeks since my last blog entry, I actually transitioned into doing Atkins Induction. This is the tough part that most people mistake for being the entirety of the Atkins diet. However, the purpose is to quell your cravings for carbohydrat... Read more
Eating whole foods!!
Saturday, July 10, 2010      4 comments

I have spent the past few days reading through Atkins... its a diet I never bothered to learn much about. However, the longer I work in obesity prevention, I've seen enough to know that every diet is demonized by those who don't agree with it. *... Read more

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