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Bring on the change!
Sunday, July 03, 2011      1 comments

I feel a connection with people on Spark who are working toward their goals, identifying obstacles, learning resilience and becoming happier and more confident. I also feel a connection with people on Spark who share their struggles, their down ... Read more
One month on Spark!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday was my one-month Sparkiversary! So many changes!!!! It's so freaking exciting! WOOT! The best part is the support, and I love the inspiration of seeing other people's hard work and dedication. Thank you to everyone on Spark w... Read more
A meaningful life requires hard work
Sunday, June 26, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday's Healthy Reflection really sparked me, and it got me thinking about how I've often put hard work into certain areas of my life while neglecting other aspects. ... Read more
Emotions and fat
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      4 comments

I just keep thinking about the connections between emotions and eating and being fat. As an aside, it sounds so harsh to say 'fat,' when I would always use a more polite synonym if I were describing someone else. Besides, I am not literall... Read more
Cognitive shift precedes behavioural change
Monday, June 20, 2011      2 comments

I keep seeing this common thread in the blogs of people who are succeeding at their weight loss goals. Many of them mention that process of taking care of themselves physically has led to taking better care of themselves emotionally. I'm ma... Read more
My belly is smaller!
Monday, June 20, 2011      1 comments

This is really working! Spark People has so many insightful articles, and the member blogs are so inspiring! How could I lose motivation when every day I see evidence of other people's success? People are so brave to share their struggles, and i... Read more
Health and joy are optional
Saturday, June 18, 2011      3 comments

I used to tell myself that I was forging a new relationship with food. And then I realized that I can't have a relationship with food, because food can't relate back to me. Something that one-sided can't be a relationship! Now I realize tha... Read more
Crankypants can still make good choices
Friday, June 17, 2011      3 comments

Been kind of cranky today, lots of hormones, yep. Tracked my nutrition and realized I needed to eat a big dinner RIGHT NOW. Maybe some of the cranky was from low bloo... Read more
Obsessed with Spark points
Thursday, June 16, 2011      2 comments

Seriously, am I replacing my food obsession with a Spark points obsession? I don't like to go to bed until I've gotten as many as I can! They do help to keep me motivated, because I read all kinds of blogs and articles, so that is a bonus..... Read more
Making gentle bargains with myself
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday I got a little low. You know how it goes. My energy was depleted, I was fretting about something that happened with my boss, and I began to worry that this journey to weight loss was all just a big old pipe dream. But I've ma... Read more
Letting go of work stress
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      0 comments

Sometimes my job can feel too stressful. Note that I said 'can feel too stressful.' I used those words instead of saying 'is too stressful' because I know that stress isn't in the job; it's in me. Really, it's in how I react to things and what k... Read more
OMG, people have commented on my blog!!!!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      3 comments

This is so exciting, and it kind of freaks me out too! I knew that people could read what I wrote, but I didn't think anyone actually would. Hee hee! Everyone is so supportive; it really shows me why Spark People works. We all need a littl... Read more
The end is the means
Sunday, June 12, 2011      5 comments

My journey to weight loss is part of a larger journey to happiness, and as my mom likes to say, the end is the means. By that, she means that the process of attaining a goal is an inextricable part of the end result. Now, I know that disgu... Read more
Good bye, guilt
Saturday, June 11, 2011      4 comments

I've been on SP for two and a half weeks, and it's been amazing!!! My motivation has only wavered once, and that was because I went too long without eating and my blood sugar got really low. It's really working too, because I can feel some chang... Read more

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