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Binge recovery; mom update
Monday, February 11, 2013      6 comments

No getting around it – on Thursday I binged. I ate WAY too much junk (FOUR doughnuts and a gooey coffee mocha to be exact) and upset my stomach. I have been doing better at not overeating due to stress – but Thursday I lapsed. I’m back on tra... Read more
January Results, February Update
Thursday, February 07, 2013      7 comments

I am delayed in doing my update blogs and my new goals, not to mention my report on January results! This was due to yet another flying trip to California to be with mom; I returned early Tuesday a.m. Mom did stabilize again, and I am back hom... Read more
Update on Mom's health
Wednesday, January 30, 2013      8 comments

Thanks to all of you who left such kind and supportive words on my prior blog about my mom. My mom remains in hospice care. When my sister Pam called me on my ski vacation with an emergency message, mom had been feeling rocky and had gotten an... Read more
Mom very ill. Poem
Thursday, January 24, 2013      10 comments

Mom is very sick again. She has congestive heart failure and her heart is just not pumping right. The hospice RNs advised my sister to track me down on my ski vacation and let me know her time is limited. I have packed the car and am leaving ... Read more
Vacation! Baking! (and goals update)
Saturday, January 19, 2013      5 comments

I’m baking today! They are almond date breakfast bars by the Smitten Kitchen, for me they are a fairly healthy alternative to cookies. And they are easy to make! I make them without wheat flour by substituting ground flax seed for the wheat g... Read more
Past week in Spark
Sunday, January 13, 2013      6 comments

Slightly bummed by my cholesterol results from my annual blood test. Total cholesterol is way too high – 255. I think that is up from last year. ... Read more
WUB 1/6/13
Sunday, January 06, 2013      8 comments

The first week of the year has gone fairly well. 1. Food: I ate out more meals than I would prefer, due to work meetings and social occasions. Overall I made good food choices when eating out. I made EXCELLENT choices at home. I met my... Read more
January Goals, December update
Thursday, January 03, 2013      5 comments

Well I didn’t keep to my no alcohol/no sweets pledge over the holidays. But I didn’t do TOO badly either. In December I kept up the exercise, drank my 8 glasses of water, and had plenty of fruits and vegetables. I logged food until I left fo... Read more
2 year SparkiVersary. REBOOT!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      8 comments

I just realized I already passed my two year Sparkiversary. emoticon I have never stuck with ANY weight lo... Read more
Guatemala Trip Part 2
Friday, December 14, 2012      6 comments

For the second part of our Guatemalan adventure, my sister and I flew from Antigua to Flores, then took a very crowded shuttle to Tikal ruins. WOW. Amazing. Tikal is a massive collection Mayan ruins set in the jungle, in part of the Mayan bio... Read more
Guatemala trip Part 1
Thursday, December 06, 2012      8 comments

I had a wonderful 8 days in Guatemala. I went there with my younger sister Mindy and we enjoyed the beautiful scenery, friendly people, and Mayan ruins. Mindy was stayed another week -- she was sent there for a work conference, she works for ... Read more
November goals report/new December goals
Monday, December 03, 2012      6 comments

This is my monthly progress/goals report; I'll post about my travels to Guatemala in a couple of days (just got back last night and haven't even downloaded the photos yet). Overall November was a good month and I did pretty well on the action s... Read more
Hiking a New Trail - Wychus Creek
Saturday, November 17, 2012      5 comments

I have been hiking in Central Oregon for 20 years now – so it is always a treat when a new trail is opened, particularly a lower elevation trail that will be open year round. Many of our mountain trails are already closed because of winter cond... Read more
Hiking Dry River Canyon
Sunday, November 04, 2012      7 comments

We had a great hike today through a beautiful canyon east of Bend Oregon, Dry River Canyon. The canyon was carved out during the Ice Age, when the Millican Valley was covered by a giant lake, and a small river drained out of the lake, carving a... Read more
October Goals: Progress, not perfection. November goals.
Friday, November 02, 2012      5 comments

A brief report on my October goals. I DID make progress, but I by no means achieved perfection, or even my very moderate weight loss goal. Part of this was due to crazy work hours (I had FOUR days where I worked either all night, or had midnig... Read more

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