Back in town
Monday, April 15, 2013 7 comments
The trip to Yosemite was amazing. It is a beautiful place that I highly recommend and a great place for a family vacation. I went with my son, his sister and my granddaughters and believe me, they all can hike! Wow! The power of youth and being ... Read more
Fun day traveling to the city
Sunday, April 07, 2013 13 comments
I took my 10 year old twin granddaughters today on the ferry to San Francisco, they live north of the city. It was a great day, lots of excited SF Giant fans on the ferry going to a game, so everyone was in a good mood. I had a surprise for th... Read more
Climbing those hills!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 12 comments
It was another fun afternoon in the beautiful hills of Marin, California. This time we hiked up to a waterfall, not a huge one, but the walk was uphill and my legs and heart are used to the flat country of Holland. So I had to stop a few times t... Read more
Hiking and Easter lunch
Monday, April 01, 2013 8 comments
Easter Monday and April fools day all wrapped up into one! What a wonderful day we had yesterday. For anyone who lives close to their relatives, be grateful for all the times you get to be together. I love being with my family in San Francisc... Read more
Walking the extra calories off!
Friday, March 22, 2013 11 comments
Day 2 in the Bay area... Yesterday I decided to walk to counteract the effects of a few extra calories and the long sitting time on the plane. The sun was shining and I only needed a t-shirt and a thin jacket. Very strange after leaving Holla... Read more
Back in SF and still sparking away...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 5 comments
I arrived yesterday after a long flight, tired but happy. I made healthy choices with the airplane food, well as healthy as you can make on a plane. However it was vastly different than my previous flights where I used the excuse of being in the... Read more
A new challenge ahead
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 15 comments
I am leaving tomorrow for an extended family visit for a few months. And while I am super excited to see my loved ones, I admit to feeling nervous about being able to continue on my plan without my usual routines. This will be a new challenge... Read more
25 kilos (55 pounds) lost. 10 things I’ve learned so far…
Monday, March 11, 2013 14 comments
I have learned: 1. That you can live without fast food. Yes, you really can. And believe me, I didn't think I could. My little VW beetle used to almost turn itself into the fast food drive through! “It isn't me, I swear it isn't, it’s the... Read more
Food = Emotions and Emotions = Food
Friday, March 08, 2013 9 comments
Learning to deal with frustrations and stress without food as my main soother and comforter is a huge battle. And I don't use the word 'battle' lightly. It has been a life long struggle and continues to be so. This last week, since having to dec... Read more
Not a good day yesterday..
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 12 comments
Well, it was bound to happen. I really blew it yesterday. I woke up with my knee hurting and knew I couldn't walk or go to the gym. The day before I took a long walk and felt fine, but the next morning. Ouch! I felt so frustrated about the pa... Read more
Doing what seems impossible
Saturday, March 02, 2013 14 comments
"You must do the things you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt I just came upon this quote and feel that it truly represents the spark journey. When I first started, I honestly did not think I could do this. There had been so many... Read more
Reflections on weight and what it means..
Monday, February 25, 2013 11 comments
I’ve been somewhat slowed down by my hurt knee and have had time to really think about my weight. Why did I let myself get this big? What does this weight represent? What does food give me that nothing else does? I have to tell you, I come... Read more
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