SANDY5882's Blogs

I'm Doing Something Right!
Thursday, May 27, 2010      8 comments

During the 2nd week in May, my husband and I went to Charleston, SC for our 28th anniversary. We stayed in the Old Market area, where there are restaurants, ice cream stores and bakeries every 25 feet! I will not lie and tell you I was perfect -... Read more
Since My Epiphany
Monday, May 03, 2010      4 comments

I wrote a couple of weeks ago (Apr. 9 to be exact) about my epiphany - that all the successful people on SP have stayed at or better than 80% compliance on their food programs. I decided to check my SparkSummary Calendar (on the middle left of t... Read more
Weighing In in More Ways Than One!
Saturday, May 01, 2010      3 comments

Over the past 3.5 months, since I found SP, I have read MANY blogs, and many of those have been about weighing-in on regular days. This results, for many people, in disappointment, concern, anguish, etc. along with the occasional "WOOHOO's". I ... Read more
An Epiphany and A New Goal!
Friday, April 09, 2010      8 comments

The other day I had an epiphany! I discovered that on the Start Page, there is a Spark Summary Calendar. On this calendar was noted everything that I've been tracking, including calories, exercise, water consumption, appointments, Spark Points a... Read more
Progress Continues!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      5 comments

Well, today is my 2 month anniversary of finding and joining SP! So, in honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to measure myself again. I've lost another 3.75 inches from all the various bits that I measure. After the first month I lost 8.7... Read more
Biding My Time!
Sunday, February 28, 2010      3 comments

My last weigh-in was this past Wed., 2/24/10 - gained 1/2 pound, for no reason that I could think of, so I decided not to worry about it and went on with my day. I am trying hard to be mindful that there are many measures of success, and the sca... Read more
Wow - inches lost!
Monday, February 15, 2010      3 comments

Wow - I did my first set of measurements on the day I started on SparkPeople, and did another set today - 30 days later. I've lost a total of 8.75 inches so far! I'm excited! I did think I was losing something because my jeans are fitting better... Read more
Snowmaggedon and Cabin Fever!
Thursday, February 11, 2010      2 comments

Well, yesterday it snowed AGAIN!!! Washington D.C. has now had the snowiest winter in 126 years, since records started being kept! We've had more snow than Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Fargo, ND, and Bangor, ME! We've had some help from a farmer dow... Read more
A Good Week
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      3 comments

Well, so far this week I've met all my goals and have a 17-day streak under my belt! Having this website to use each day makes a huge difference in motivation for me. Reading other people's stories, hearing from them, writing to them, and having... Read more
My Streak!
Thursday, January 28, 2010      3 comments

I found SparkPeople 13 days ago while reading January's issue of Good Housekeeping. Having tried every diet out there as well as several websites I was a little (to say the least!) skeptical. However, I decided, what the heck, it doesn't cost an... Read more