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Wednesday, January 13, 2021      13 comments

I did the 8-glass water challenge last year and was surprised that I actually got that in. That was nice to know. Of course, some of that was coffee, tea or sparkling water. Do these count? ... Read more
New Year ... New Goals!
Wednesday, January 06, 2021      14 comments

2020 ... what a ride! Sadly, the ride is still going. I feel blessed that my family is healthy and nothing extreme has come our way. I am hoping my 86-year-old aunt will receive a vaccine soon, as one resident at her independent living resort h... Read more
I confess ... I was not a model SP Spark over the holidays
Monday, December 28, 2020      11 comments

I slipped, big time! Mistake #1 I joined a challenge I wasn’t ready for, and, picked a maintenance weight I had never been to before. I was a pound away. Fear of success? Maybe. Ugh! Then the colour-coded chart made me feel like a fa... Read more
SparkPeople . . . Everyday?
Saturday, December 12, 2020      20 comments

Are you inundated with SP emails, everyday? Like 30 of them? Mmm hmm. Yup. Is it too much some days? Mmm hmm. Do I want it to stop? Sometimes. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Do you have a voice?
Wednesday, December 02, 2020      30 comments

Do I have a voice. I didn’t really think so, especially here on Spark. I’m one in a ... however many members there are. I’m a small fish in a big pond. Currently, SparkPeople has nearly 16,000,000 registered members! I am a very small fish! ... Read more
New goal - 5 more pounds
Sunday, November 22, 2020      10 comments

Nov. 22, 2020... I’ve joined the 3% challenge with a Maintenance Team. That 3% is actually more than 5 lbs. either side of my new middle target, 149. ... Read more
Exercising - Plan B
Monday, November 16, 2020      21 comments

My last blog was about a recumbent elliptical. After further research, I am convinced this is a good invention. And with that, I checked out “marketplace” for a good deal. ... Read more
What is a Recumbent Elliptical?
Friday, November 13, 2020      6 comments

I used my elliptical this morning and watched my 30-minute show while “working out” and felt quite accomplished. I had gotten the 6 a.m. phone call to teach-on-call (afternoon only) at the high school - grade 8 physical education. I took the job... Read more
A “Walking Story” That Will Warm Your Heart
Tuesday, November 10, 2020      16 comments

Walking for health is great, but it can be so much more! emoticon Carson Swazey, a young man (19) with autis... Read more
Pumpkin Spice ... It’s That Time of Year!
Wednesday, November 04, 2020      12 comments

The smell of pumpkin spice ... ahhhh! I love it! emoticon I saw a pre-mixed spice jar at the grocery story, ... Read more
I'm only human!
Saturday, October 31, 2020      22 comments

It had to happen . . . -falling off the wagon -giving in to temptation -slipping up -caving in emoticon ... Read more
Are you in the zone?
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      13 comments

Am I pushed to exercise by my own motivation, or by the push of another person or a device? That’s easy ... by ME! ... Read more
Master Mind - my SP friends!
Monday, October 19, 2020      15 comments

What is a “Master Mind,” you ask? I didn’t know either. As a retired teacher, I was hearing about Master Mind Groups but didn’t really know what it was. I was out of the loop! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 1 day became 6 months...
Friday, October 16, 2020      47 comments

April 16 - October 15, 2020 What an amazing six months it has been! It started with Day One: log onto SparkPeople, track everything I eat, and walk 10,000 steps daily. Sounds simple enough, and it was. Results: 59 pounds lost, BMI from obes... Read more
It starts with a blank page
Thursday, October 08, 2020      14 comments

April 16, 2020. Nothing special about this day ... except a TOTAL mind shift! It was the day I stopped looking out the window (afraid of COVID-19) and going for a walk. It was also the new commitment to me and my health: SparkPeople and... Read more

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