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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts So what? No 5%?
Monday, January 15, 2018      51 comments

It was 2009 when I discovered Sparkpeople. Next September will mark my 9-year sparkversary. And ever since the beginning, I’ve been reading about this “weight loss elite”. This 5% of people who actually lost weight and kept it off more than... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Beware of frail foundations.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      108 comments

Hey, sparkpals! It's been a while, I know. Believe me, I've been meaning to write a blog for quite a while now. And I started many times. Only to be stopped by my lack of writing self-confidence. Do you have that? It's this kind of inside-the-br... Read more
The overconfidence trap
Friday, November 13, 2015      19 comments

Hi friends! It's been a looooong time, hasn't it? It feels like my last blog was ages ago! Simply because I couldn't find any reason to blog. Those of you who had been following my blogs in the past may remember that I always blogged with o... Read more
Addictions. Are we ever really free?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      14 comments

I was talking with a friend the other day. After years of being a heavy smoker, she finally quit last month. Of course, it wasn't a decision that came out of nowhere. Health alarms made it crucial, as usual. Nevertheless, she's a strong girl for... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The good, the bad and the perfect (who can be really ugly)!
Thursday, June 04, 2015      132 comments

Are you tired? Do you feel disappointed that you don't see any results? Are you sick and tired of starting over every once in a while? Is weight loss or maintenance much harder than you thought? Have thoughts of quitting cros... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Once a sparker, always a sparker!
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      47 comments

I'm still here. In my own little corner of sparkworld, watching quietly over my precious sparkfriends, being inspired by them and trying not to forget all the wonderful things this virtual community has taught me. This year has been di... Read more
Fear of failure and its silver lining
Monday, March 23, 2015      17 comments

I haven't blogged for quite a while. More than a month. But it's actually even more than that since I last shared a nice, motivational blog with my good sparkfriends like I used to do not long ago. Which only adds even more suspicions to my fear... Read more
Still running in my fear landscape.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      24 comments

Fear landscape. If you have watched the movie "Divergent" or you have read the book, you know what I'm talking about. An imaginary place in your mind where all your inner and deepest fears come true. And you have to face them and try to con... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Choosing the hardest of the hard.
Friday, August 29, 2014      57 comments

Let's remind ourselves of a few things we already know. Being fat is hard. Losing weight is also hard. Maintaining weight is probably the hardest of the three. But do you know what's even harder than all of them? Regaining! S... Read more
Back-to-basic knowledge: A rescuer on demand!
Monday, July 14, 2014      28 comments

A few days ago we had a power cut. My daughter has been reading her first book in English. (English is not our native language, I remind you.) I'm the one who's been teaching her English so when she comes across an unknown word, she prefers... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts You gotta want it, they say. Understatement, I say!
Monday, July 07, 2014      298 comments

I've had some wonderful sparkfriends! And through their stories I was lucky enough to realize the importance of a key ingredient of weight loss early in my journey. Desire. The stepping stone, the initial impetus, the driving force,... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weight maintenance can be a highly-skilled life coach!
Saturday, May 24, 2014      60 comments

Every experience in our lives has something to teach us. Every ordeal, every struggle that we go through leaves their mark on our personality, our behavior, our way of thinking. Weight loss couldn't be an exception to this. We learn many things ... Read more
Please, share your thoughts!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      32 comments

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What does your past mean to you?
Thursday, December 05, 2013      20 comments

"My past does not define me." I'm sure you've all come across this quote at least once. I, personally, loved it the first time I read it on an inspirational poster and made it my motto back then. But while on this life-changing journey towa... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Being off track is terrifyingly difficult!
Friday, November 15, 2013      129 comments

I fell off the wagon. With my eating that is. I took the wrong path and messed up most of the healthy habits I had fought for years to establish. Why? Stress, hard times, overwhelming emotions. I let them take control of my meals ... Read more

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