Fit before sixty!
Friday, August 16, 2013      6 comments

Fit before sixty was one of my goals when I started the Spark journey a little over a year ago. Well, next Monday, September 19 will give me nine more months before I will turn 60 next year. Nine more months! Somehow that time frame caught my a... Read more
How to have your cake and eat it too!
Thursday, August 15, 2013      4 comments

I know, I know! This is probably not the best topic for this website, but I couldn't resist! emoticon For the pas... Read more
This is exactly what I needed to read
Monday, August 12, 2013      10 comments

"Keep Believing in Yourself" "Every goal that has ever been reached began with just one step - and the belief that it could be attained. When the road becomes hard to travel and it feels as if you'll never reach the end... look deep inside. Yo... Read more
Sunday, August 11, 2013      3 comments

Last Sunday I set two goals for the second week of August 2013 (I also chose daily small goals) 1. I would put on my pedometer and walk at least 6,000 steps 2. Dinner was going to be my last meal of the day. Well, how did I do? I wore m... Read more
Why can't I be more like my dog?
Thursday, August 08, 2013      12 comments

...when it comes to enthusiasm for walking that is. Every time I put on my walking shoes I am amazed at how unbelievably excited our little cockapoo gets. No matter how tired she is or what her day has been like, as soon as she even senses that... Read more
Back to one day, one healthy habit at a time!
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      9 comments

I wrote about this on June 10th, and I still believe that this might be the key for me. Granted, I was too preoccupied with many other things the last two months, but I have started to regroup and refocus, and it feels good! In my last blog I ... Read more
What do I need to succeed?
Sunday, August 04, 2013      4 comments

Wow, it has been a month since I have been "Sparking", and even the weeks prior to being sick, I haven't been very active. After weeks of illness, vacation, and house guest, it is time to refocus and to look at my journey. In one of my previ... Read more
Realism versus excuses ...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      6 comments

I have been sick for almost three weeks! That meant obviously no exercising, and almost no time on the computer. Now I am faced with the fact that I still have no energy, but I am getting ready for a family vacation. I am asking myself am I maki... Read more
I don't want to give up now!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      9 comments

I never dreamed how side tracked I would get after the last several hectic weeks. I have been rather ill for the last six days, and today is my first day up. I am so weak, that I have to sit down after taking about twenty steps. At this pace my... Read more
Got 75% on my goal!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      9 comments

Well, I had aimed for 10,000 steps today, but I only walked 7,610 steps. One reason I didn't reach my goal was that my daughter came home from school sick, so instead of going for an evening walk with the dog, I hung out with my teenager who was... Read more
One day, one healthy habit at a time!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      12 comments

The last several weeks have been very intense, and I am exhausted. But, it is time to start moving forward. I almost feel like I have to start all over again, but in reality I have learned a lot over the last several months, so now I just need t... Read more
It is time to move on
Monday, June 03, 2013      11 comments

I have had almost a week to get used to the idea that I will lose my friend. Over the past several days my mind has been flooded with memories of special times my friend and I shared. I am grateful that she has been part of my life for such a lo... Read more
My friend is dying...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      26 comments

and I am extremely sad. I met my friend almost 40 years ago. We rarely lived in the same state and often not even on the same continent, and yet she has been one of my closest and dearest friends for many year. Ever since I have known her, my ... Read more
It is tough to get back on track...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      8 comments

...but I have no choice. The question is how to do it! It seems so easy to get side tracked. Sometimes it feels like unless I am almost a "full-time Sparker", I have a hard time with my journey. I love reading my Sparkfriends blogs, ideas, co... Read more
I needed an attitude check and it worked!
Thursday, May 23, 2013      11 comments

As I started this blog I found myself thinking, I just want to get through the next few weeks so I will be able to focus more on my weight loss journey again. Something/ someone stopped me in my tracks. "Wait a minute, this is not how you a... Read more

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