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Do I REALLY Want Weight Loss?
Thursday, October 05, 2017      5 comments

Weight loss is the seeming goal of many Sparkers including me, but is this what I really want? I do want my scale to go down, but why do I want to see that number shrink? Because it measures my progress towards what I cherish, what I have learne... Read more
1000 Calorie Failure
Monday, October 02, 2017      2 comments

Today was the 3rd birthday celebration in a row! (Not mine). Cake and Ice cream are killers. Today was a 2800 calorie day, 300 above Spark's recommendation. Enough birthdays! I could have ducked 1000 just by not eating half the bread and skipp... Read more
5 Month Check Up.
Friday, September 29, 2017      8 comments

I started over on 4/26/17. I have been here on Spark a long time. I changed my mind. I have a Fitbit, I have increased my steps goal to 9000 now. I track ALL my food. I have an "official" weekly weigh-in and hip and gut tape measure. I stay on t... Read more
Static Clutter - Help! Help!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017      6 comments

My Spark friends, I can use some help. Losing weight is comparatively easy, getting rid of "stuff" is hard. Static - lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in a way viewed as undesirable or uninteresting. Clutter - a collec... Read more
These last 15 pounds won’t go away!
Saturday, September 16, 2017      5 comments

My weight loss goal line and my real weight loss curve have come together. These last 15 pounds are fighting to stay around (my waist)! They’ve fought me to a standstill the last 3 weeks. How do I vanquish them? My Fitbit: I have been sluff... Read more
Blood Pressure / Obesity / NSV
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      12 comments

My BMI is no longer “Obese.” Yay! BMI gets poo-pooed about accuracy, especially for really fit, muscled people. That is a true criticism, but I’m not one of those. So, double “Yay!!” My blood pressure is still coming down. I’ve already bee... Read more
My Simple Weight Loss Trick.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      9 comments

My “rotundness” is disappearing. My mirror side view is showing 2-3 rib shadows now. My "trick"? I let my Fitbit count my steps and I let Sparkpeople calculate my calories. I've just read a Sparkpeople article about different trackers and ... Read more
Digging For Old Clothes, Something Has To Fit!
Sunday, August 20, 2017      5 comments

This morning I am wearing slacks for the first time in 2 months. I know my current ones won't fit. I try them; Whoa! 3 inches too big! Toss 'em on the bed. Try two more older pair, better, but.... Found a pair that fit, had to blow some du... Read more
"Soda Included"
Saturday, August 19, 2017      6 comments

This is from my health journal from a year ago: "Had a Costco hot dog for lunch. Drank the soda because it is included, like it is “free” or "I paid for it." My refill made me extra full. To paraphrase a budget coach, "Just because someon... Read more
Dead Tired in the Mall
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      4 comments

Today I was just dog-tired, one of those days. It was 2 p.m., and my Fitbit was getting the day off; 3000 steps. Earlier, on Monday, I wrote up a schedule of goals for this week. One line looks like this: Walk 25 minutes every day – tough... Read more
I've Almost Flat-lined!
Thursday, August 10, 2017      30 comments

I’m in the hard part of the weight-loss curve, slow, sometimes very slow progress. Been getting steps in, mostly; and exercising irregularly, mostly not. I’m staying on the low side of the Spark calorie range, mostly; rarely over. I’ve blogged a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Small Observations on Weight Loss
Monday, July 17, 2017      160 comments

As I’ve lost weight, lessened my girth, and dropped fat, I’ve noticed a few things. When I have to get up/stand up for some reason i.e. pop up from the dinner table to get something from the kitchen; it is easier to slide my chair back, ea... Read more
Tired of People's Toes Except Mine
Friday, July 14, 2017      9 comments

I look at Spark's community feed, lots of toes. Many not-a-foot-model's toes show up with a scale reading in the middle. Tedious, not very good looking toes; in other words ordinary people toes framing pride of an accomplishment. This morn... Read more
A Bit Better, Just a Bit
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      6 comments

Weighed in this morning: a new low by 2/10's of a pound. Down a bit. Measured my waist and hips, new lows by 1/4 inch and a 1/2 inch. Down a bit. Not much, really. But I got to enter new lows in my Spark goals tracker and that felt good; a lot! ... Read more

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