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Tuesday, January 06, 2015      18 comments

I've really enjoyed everyone's blogs; you guys are kicking some serious butt out there in Sparkland! Motivation is running high, and I'm definitely feeding off that. LOVE all the people doing/redoing the Beck books; and even those that are... Read more
Relocating my Spark
Sunday, January 04, 2015      21 comments

Yes, Sparkfriends, I've been around Sparkworld, but doing more lurking than posting these days. Like many of you, I've thoughtfully reviewed 2014 to see what I did right BUT even more importantly I'm looking ahead to 2015 to set new goals. ... Read more
Finally Ready to Restart!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      22 comments

OK, I've been back a week and got back to the fitness center, pronto! However, healthy eating and Sparking took a little longer to get back on track. I still have a zillion blogs to catch up on, but I am inspired by the ones I've read so f... Read more
Beckus Interruptus
Thursday, December 04, 2014      24 comments

It was ambitious of me to think I would keep up my Beck book while getting ready for another trip. Oh well! Just three weeks after we returned from Nepal and India we are off again. This time to "wog" the St. Jude Half Marathon in Mem... Read more
No Beck Today...
Sunday, November 30, 2014      11 comments

Today we walked/jogged 13 miles to prepare for the St. Jude's Half Marathon in Memphis next Saturday. It was a SLOG; we've only been back from Nepal/India for a smidge over two weeks and I had that sinus infection and....we haven't had much... Read more
Beck, Chapter 3, Task 3: Make Time for Dieting
Saturday, November 29, 2014      9 comments

Task 3 is about making time. JB tells us that "to lose weight successfully, dieting should be your top priority for a long time, and maintaining your new habits will alwa... Read more
Beck, Chapter 3 Tasks 1 and 2
Friday, November 28, 2014      10 comments

Judith Beck (JB) states in Chapter 3 that in Stage 1 we will start learning and practicing the skills we will need for lifelong weight loss and maintenance. Task 1 i... Read more
Preparing for Beck
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      18 comments

Are you like me? Have you borrowed/bought multiple diet books only to blast through the opening chapters so you can hurry up and get to the heart of the matter? The actual diet? And then you follow it for a few days or weeks only to e... Read more
Tuesday, November 25, 2014      15 comments

Since getting back from "the big trip" 2 weeks ago I've had trouble getting traction to continue my weight loss journey. First I was sick with a sinus infection, now the fitness center will be closed for the rest of the week. ... Read more
Sharing the Trails in Nepal
Monday, November 24, 2014      15 comments

I didn't take many videos in Nepal once I discovered they wouldn't download to my iPad. But when we got home I found the few I had taken still on the camera. There are roads in the mountains of Nepal, to be sure, but hundreds of small ethn... Read more
Hiking in Nepal
Sunday, November 23, 2014      17 comments

This was really the vacation of a lifetime! We were hiking in the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains which are a section of the Himalayas. We never got above 7,500 in elevation, but that didn't make it a cakewalk--we went up literally tens o... Read more
Blog Notification Mystery Solved (?)
Friday, November 21, 2014      13 comments

Apparently you can only have 100 blogs that can be listed either as "Subscribed" or "Unsubscribed." When I tried for the umpteenth time to resubscribe to WATERMELLEN and NANCY-'s blog, their names disappeared from my "unsubscribed" list and... Read more
Thursday, November 20, 2014      12 comments

I've been trying to reconnect with all my Sparkfriends, and when I read your blogs I click "Get an Email Alert Each Time "Sparkfriend" Posts". Yet it's not happening! NO emails!!! Has anyone had this problem, and how did you sol... Read more
"Gee it's good to be back home again!"
Monday, November 17, 2014      25 comments

Hey, that would make a good song!! TC and I got back from Nepal & India last Tuesday after 21 hours of airplanes and 12 hours of layovers. It was GRUELING, and we've vowed NEVER to do that again without an overnight between long flights. ... Read more
Hello from Pokhara, Nepal
Thursday, October 23, 2014      25 comments

Just a quick check in. We spent 3 days sightseeing around Kathmandu and spent the last 6 days trekking in the Annapurna foothills. Two of the days were grueling but the other 4 were moderate or easy. Today we are in Pokhara,which is busy with... Read more

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