A Fond Farewell to SparkPeople and my SparkFriends
Saturday, January 07, 2012      23 comments

Dear SparkFriends, I thought I might be coming back to SparkPeople some day. But it doesn't really appear that I will be, afterall. I am too deeply entrenched now in my rejection of the conventional wisdom regarding diet and health to turn ... Read more
I Miss My Mom
Monday, December 12, 2011      13 comments

Hi. My mom passed away three weeks ago. I'm not sure why yet why I'm talking about it or what I'm going to say. I think I just feel like I need to acknowledge her before I go on talking about diet/exercise/health as if nothing has happened.... Read more
Body Mass Index (Milestone)
Saturday, November 19, 2011      7 comments

Body mass index is defined as the individual's body weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters). This ratio was devised somewhere between 1830 and 1850 in Belgium and came into common use in the U.S. in about 197... Read more
The Primal Experiment - a little rambling
Saturday, October 29, 2011      8 comments

So eating-wise, I'm still on the "primal" path, eating mostly meats and bulky veggies, some fruits, nuts, dairy, no grains, beans, vegetable oils, or soy. Striving for about 100 grams of each macronutrient each day (yes, that means 100 grams of ... Read more
Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      16 comments

Started SP journey March 29... By August 8, using "traditional" calories in-calories out approach... - lost 49 pounds - dropped from size 22W to size 18W, 3X to 1X - feel great - migraines mostly gone - heartburn completely gone ... Read more
Part of Why I've Been Scarce Lately
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      14 comments

I've mentioned that I've been busy lately. But general busy-ness isn't the only reason I've been away. I'm also spending a lot of my free time studying up on a new health topic, and I can't seem to get enough, and, strangely, it seems my new lea... Read more
Guess Who, The
Sunday, August 28, 2011      9 comments

Just winding down from the evening'ss events... I should be headed to bed soonly. For the past three summers, DD1 and I have attended at least one live classic rock concert. Each time, DD1 wants/expects to meet the singers/band members and ... Read more
Ye Olde Trip Report
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      11 comments

I'm ba-a-a-a-ck! Well, home, anyway. This week is going to be awfully busy, so I might not be fully present for a few days yet. lol Thought I would stop by and visit, tho, just to let you know I survived. THE TRAVEL Travel conditions were... Read more
I Will Miss You This Week!
Monday, August 08, 2011      10 comments

I'm headed out of town for a week. Half the time will be work-related training; the other half will be visiting DD2, who moved 2300 miles away in June, and whom I miss greatly and am thrilled to be getting to see! I'm not taking a laptop an... Read more
Dear Moma
Saturday, August 06, 2011      11 comments

Hello everyone who happens to read this. This is Ms. Kelly's youngest who has snuck on to her mom's Spark while Madre and Padre are at the movies (Cowboys and Aliens. I wanna see [: ). I'd just like you to know that I'm SO proud of my mom. Beyon... Read more
Swimming in the River - Finally!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      13 comments

I bought my bicycle two years ago, specifically to ride to work. It took me a while to get the hang of it. Not that I had to re-learn how to ride a bike, of course, but I needed to figure out how to work it into my schedule. I think I only rode ... Read more
Music for 5k Your Way: Week 3
Monday, August 01, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday was Week 3 Day 1 for 5k Your Way Walk/Jog training for me. I was surprised how well it went... and the 30 minutes seemed to go by really fast, too! Week 3 training is three minutes of walking to two minutes jogging. Rather than us... Read more
Clothes for My Training Class (Spoiler: 16W!!!)
Sunday, July 31, 2011      9 comments

Good day, SparkBuddies! I'm here to share a fun little story (fun for me, anywho lol). Although I work in an office setting most of the time, my workplace is actually industrial. So, I get to wear jeans and basic tops to work most of the ti... Read more
SP & 5k Your Way - Bringing DD1 Along (plus random pics)
Monday, July 25, 2011      7 comments

Tonight was supposed to be Week 3 Day 1 (W3D1) of my 5k Your Way training. But I've decided to repeat W2. I was kind of late getting W2D3 done, and then I forgot to do the extra set, and I didn't feel really comfortable during the last 15-20 sec... Read more
A Teensy Bit More than 'Bragging Rights'
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      11 comments

The results are in! Hurrah! You may remember that during the 8-week 5% Spring Challenge I was also participating in a 15-week Whoever-Loses-the-Greatest-Per
cent-of-Body-Weight-Wins challenge at work. This was a regional challenge, open ... Read more

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