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Tuesday, May 14, 2013      5 comments

Today's spark coach challenge is to blog about something to do with moderation - what needs more moderation in my life? I guess the thing that I'm struggling with right now is exercise. I love exercise, but I've been dealing with an injury... Read more
Learning from mistakes
Saturday, May 11, 2013      2 comments

Today on SparkCoach I'm supposed to write about a mistake I learned from. There are so many. What I'm going to talk about today, though, is the mistake of being a nutrition/exercise know-it-all. I've been on diets, exercise programs, ... Read more
Spark streak
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      2 comments

Well... that pesky nighttime eating is not getting better. I've had a spark streak of 4 days of too much and junky eating at night. SO... what happened on sparkcoach today? A discussion of spark streaks! I'd already decided to remove... Read more
Two Days and Counting
Sunday, May 05, 2013      2 comments

So, I can't wait to get the Spark Solution in two days! I pre-ordered and it should arrive on Tuesday. I'm also reading Taking Up Space by Amber Rogers. I think I'm too old for some of the things that Rogers recommends (deadlifting ... Read more
Thursday, May 02, 2013      6 comments

It's interesting - the good habits are becoming normal. And there's no stress involved. In the past, I've always tried to do the BEST at this - I didn't cut myself any slack - I wanted the MOST exercise, the LEAST calories in my range, NEV... Read more
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      7 comments

As some of you know, I've been participating in sparkcoach. I'm not sure what it is that works so well for me, but I think the anonymous accountability is really helping. Each day, there is a topic that one of the coaches addresses, either... Read more
Lessons from this travel experience
Sunday, April 28, 2013      2 comments

I find I still have times of "all or nothing" mentality. This doesn't suit me well - I've done better this time around because I don't get into that. Also, tracking is ALWAYS better than skipping tracking. It's just not that hard, an... Read more
Saturday, April 27, 2013      5 comments

So on spark coach today I reached stage 3 (again). Why do I WANT to lose weight? What is the motivation behind the weight loss. Okay, so here I go: 1. Health. I would like to retain the same health I had growing up, when I would get... Read more
Travel - that old conundrum
Friday, April 26, 2013      3 comments

Okay, so travel is both a delight and a PAIN. I'm gluten free. I can't "snack" on a bagel, piece of pizza or many other not-great choices, but it also means sometimes I end up in deficit mode and that can also be not such a great thing. ... Read more
Learning curve
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      2 comments

So, I still have emotional eating issues and probably always will. I had some issues on Sunday and Monday in terms of going way over for nighttime eating. Sunday I wrote every bite down. Monday I didn't. By yesterday, I was ready to stop... Read more
Dinner Party redux
Sunday, April 21, 2013      3 comments

So last night I had dear friends over for a raclette party. Raclette is done on a grill and involves melted cheese and too many other goodies. I planned earlier in the day exactly what my portions would be, etc. So, two things came up... Read more
Best NSV ever!
Friday, April 19, 2013      4 comments

Well, I had the best NSV ever yesterday! No, I haven't lost a lot of weight yet, but I HAVE been improving my health over the past several years. This is how I started in 2008: 1. Fibromyalgia diagnosis 2. some sort of rheumatoid ar... Read more
A Couple of Days Later
Thursday, April 18, 2013      4 comments

I seem to be untangling some of the night snacking issues: 1. I AM hungry at night - we eat earlyish and I tend to need something small later in the evening. 2. I do better when I get what I want - something that generally has fat and ... Read more
Trauma eating
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      2 comments

Well, I'd committed to writing a blog entry today and was going to discuss my difficulties with night eating. Again. Since I've last written, I wrote to spark coach and got a good answer. There are things I am doing/will do that were sugg... Read more
Social gatherings
Saturday, April 13, 2013      1 comments

Okay, so I had the first food-focused social gathering last night. Several strikes against me: I haven't been able to have a drink in quite a while (months) due to my injury, and my friend offered Manhattans, which I really enjoy on occasion. ... Read more

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