One Thing I Know is True . . .
Sunday, February 18, 2018 17 comments
One thing I know is true . . . I am at a critical point in my effort to lose weight and be the healthiest me I can be. I am at a place where it would be very easy for me to give up. Since Christmas, I have had difficulty sticking ... Read more
The QuickFire Challenge Team's "Curb the Urge" Late-Night Snacking Challenge
Thursday, February 01, 2018 5 comments
When the new SparkChallenges came out, I was very excited about making a challenge for my team, The QuickFire Challenge ( teams.sparkpeople.com/Qu
ickFireChallenge ) related to one of my biggest personal challenges: over-doin... Read more
Instant Athlete: Just Add Water!
Monday, January 15, 2018 13 comments
Instant Athlete: Just Add Water! Sounds crazy, no? But think about it . . . Everyone knows there are tons of reasons for drinking water, right? First off, it keeps you hydrated. Water keeps your joints, muscles, and vital organs ... Read more
Blog Challenge (Week 14) I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a . . .
Monday, November 13, 2017 18 comments
Running a day late with this. While it was fun to do, it was also harder than I expected. Topic for this week was "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". For those of you not familiar: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
qC_xO2aN_I... Read more
Blog Challenge (Week 13)
Thursday, November 02, 2017 11 comments
Blog Topic: This is the youngest your body will ever be. Ten years from now, what will you look back at and appreciate and even wish it was just the way it is right now? Ten years from now, when I look back at my body, I will be thrille... Read more
Blog Challenge (Week 12): Favorite SP Features
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4 comments
I'm a little late completing last week's blog challenge. I usually write them on the weekend but this weekend was more hectic than expected. We discovered some rotted wood in my screened in back patio and had to take a whole side down and rebuil... Read more
N.E.A.T.: Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 14 comments
I read about N.E.A.T. on another Sparker's blog this morning and had to do some research. Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (N.E.A.T.) is the energy expended throughout the day that isn’t due to sleeping, eating, or sports-like activities... Read more
Blog Challenge (Week 11): Thinspiration Picture Blog
Sunday, October 15, 2017 7 comments
For me, "Thinspiration" means a desire to be healthy, NOT a desire to be skinny. This is me, when I started my quest for better health back in late January 2017. I weigh about 247 lbs. ... Read more
Blog Challenge (Week 9): Self-Determination
Monday, October 02, 2017 9 comments
“Stay focused and stay determined. Don’t look to anyone else to be your determination – have self-determination. It will take you very far.” (Justice Smith) This quote speaks truth to my soul and is a lesson taught me by someone close ... Read more
Blog Challenge (Week 8): I'm Not Fat, I'm . . .
Saturday, September 23, 2017 11 comments
Before I retired, I was employed by an agency who supported people with developmental disabilities for almost 25 years. The agency’s corporate culture was one of Positive Approaches and one important aspect of Positive Approaches is something ca... Read more
Blog Challenge (Week 7): Top Banana
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8 comments
Does anyone remember the old egg commercial? The one about “The Incredible Edible Egg”? Well, I say, bananas have gotten short shrift and should rate their own commercial (and I don’t mean one with some lady dancing around with fruit on her... Read more
Blog Challenge (Week 6): When I Eat Sweets, My Body . . .
Saturday, September 09, 2017 8 comments
When I eat sweets, my body does what everyone else’s does: gives me a sugar rush, then crashes and craves more. The other thing that my body does after I eat sweets is ache. My body aches, somewhere or everywhere almost every day. Up... Read more
Blog Challenge (Week 5): Think Thin!
Saturday, September 02, 2017 7 comments
What? THINK Thin?! I’ve been THINKing Thin for about 50 years! “I THINK I should be Thinner.” “I THINK I’ll start my diet tomorrow.” “I don’t feel like walking today. I THINK I’ll do it tomorrow.” If THINKing Thin w... Read more
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