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Good job!
Monday, May 14, 2018      6 comments

You know, you have faced some setbacks--gained some weight BUT you haven't given up! You haven't thrown in the towel--or thrown anything at those around you! Great job, Self!... Read more
Spark Coach assignment--to overcome excuses
Tuesday, May 01, 2018      5 comments

1. I'm tired--a little time outside for a walk will invigorate me 2. I don't have time--I guess I can walk while reading or do some calf raises while standing in line or do some isometrics. May not be a lot but every little bit counts. 3. ... Read more
Spark Coach assignment--3 positive accomplishments
Thursday, April 26, 2018      1 comments

Hmm--this shouldn't be so hard! 3 screw-ups would be easy but.....okay, I will try. 1. I have gotten back into the habit of the body pump class! This is a biggie--cause the weight lifting makes a difference in my muscle tone and my attitude... Read more
Spark Coach Assignment--what can I do now?
Friday, April 06, 2018      5 comments

Easy answer--fit into size 10 jeans,. I don't think I wore size 10 in HS even. Better answer--I can move better--walk farther--carry more. I skied without having to stop--at least, before my fall. I am 61 and went downhill skiing! I can lif... Read more
Spark Coach Assignment--3 accomplishments
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      3 comments

I got out for a walk despite the knee pain. I got 3 things knocked off my to-do list. I figured out the next steps to deal with the pain!... Read more
Spark Coach Assignment--a letter to ME, Feb. 2018
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      4 comments

I know you are not in a good place right now--can't exercise due to the shoulder injury and walking on the bruised knee hurts. BUT--you cannot give up. Watch the food portions, drink lots of water, get enough rest, don't overdo any exercises tha... Read more
Spark Coach assignment--avoiding evening eating
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      6 comments

This one is hard cause hubby likes "something" in the evening before bed. I don't like to grab anything then but he does. Sometimes I have no trouble saying "no" but other times...well...I try to grab an apple or a clementine. He grabs ice cream... Read more
My Pep Talk
Saturday, January 13, 2018      12 comments

You are doing GREAT! You have lost so much weight--and kept most of it off. Don't your size 10 jeans still fit? And you are lifting weights! When did you EVER think you'd be lifting weights! Your shoulders are getting stronger and look great. Yo... Read more
Where am I now compared to where I used to be?
Saturday, December 23, 2017      7 comments

I started this journey over 7 years ago. I had a dress that I wanted to wear to my daughter's wedding and it was tight. And then my father-in-law dropped dead--very unexpectedly. So between those 2 things, I resolved to become more fit. I HOPED ... Read more
Invitation to the 5% Challenge
Sunday, December 17, 2017      3 comments

I have been doing these for a LONG time--and it works for me! Ask me questions if you want and check it out!! This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Wint... Read more
Reasons to cut back on sugar
Thursday, October 05, 2017      5 comments

1. I don't need ANY sugar to be healthy. 2. If I have a little sugar, I want a LOT of sugar. 3. naturally occurring sugar doesn't seem to have the same impact. But one cookie, piece of candy or cake and I want MORE. There may be more b... Read more
Spark Coach Assignment--a letter to ME
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      4 comments

Dearest Me, you are my dearest. I know I didn't treat you that way or speak to you that way for a long time--but I understand now. You did what you could with the foods I gave you and the exercise I avoided. Now I eat right and give you the exer... Read more
Look at me now!! Spark Coach assignment
Friday, August 04, 2017      7 comments

Hmm--what can I do now? Well--I have more self confidence and will sing/dance in front of a group. I went to the doctor for a physical and got nothing from him but a script for some bloodwork--no medications, nothing. I fit in size 10 clothing... Read more
My "secret of success"
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      10 comments

I have been doing 5% Challenges since I first found them--wish I'd found them earlier! I am a Determined Daisy--you can try to join my team if you'd like! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check ... Read more
Body Image
Saturday, May 27, 2017      29 comments

Daily Spark had a great video about a mom who had "the perfect body" but it didn't make her feel better. Did you see it? And then an article about bathing suits. I have done some work with body image--I have made a body mask of myself--post baby... Read more

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