Day 20 of the 28-day Program: Canned Fat Drive - What a brilliant idea!
Friday, February 12, 2010      4 comments

If you've been partaking in the 28-day Program, you may be following the Chapter Guides provided in the Bonus Program for having preordered The Spark. In the Positive Force Chapter Guide, there are links to some related articles. One in pa... Read more
Day 19 of the 28-Day Program: How Are You Giving Back?
Thursday, February 11, 2010      5 comments

Well, everything's going well... I'm being consistent, feeling energetic, being positive, looking prettier ... Read more
DAY 18 of the 28-Day Program: The Fog Has Lifted
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      7 comments

Well, I was able to be productive today and I feel like my thinking abilities have improved. It's as though I can think more clearly, like the fog has lifted. Nutrition-wise, I'm still making wise choices and am standing strong. I ne... Read more
Day 17 Of the 28-Day Program And I Feel Like A Different Person
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      5 comments

I read something today on the message boards... it was a comment that one SparkPerson left on another SparkPerson's message post. He wrote, "The harder you work, the luckier you get." I thought about that... and it's true. It must be the ... Read more
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      19 comments

You know, I just don't know what to say to SparkGuy and our fabulous SparkTeam. They continue to blow me away with their ingenuity and creativity and open hearts. First I was blessed by finding SparkPeople. I am six pounds away from m... Read more
Day 16 Of The 28-Day Program: I'm Proud Of Me
Monday, February 08, 2010      7 comments

Well, today, it's Day 16 and I have my streaks going, my rewards system in place, I'm listening to inspirational music daily, visiting motivational Sparkpages, giving positive feedback on the message boards, reading inspirational quotes and blo... Read more
Day 15 and The Possibilities Are Endless...
Sunday, February 07, 2010      7 comments

I haven't stopped moving since I got up this morning and I FEEL ALIVE! I accomplished SO MUCH today and it really feels great. What has me overwhelmed with joy is the amount of energy I woke up with today. It was amazing. I felt so ... Read more
Day 14 of the 28-Day Program: Finding a Balance Between Computer Sparking and Life Sparking
Saturday, February 06, 2010      10 comments

WELL, first I want to start off by saying that today I did a lot of sparking... but not by doing what I call "computer sparking." I woke up this morning and put up this magnetic calendar/dry erase board holder on my refrigerator. On the dry er... Read more
Day 13 of the 28-day Program: I'M FEELING CHALLENGED RIGHT ABOUT NOW!
Friday, February 05, 2010      10 comments

Okay. So I vowed to myself that I would blog every single day of this 28-day program and so it's taking everything I've got to do this blog right now. I need shoulder surgery and my shoulder has flared up today and the pain is unbearable. ... Read more
Day 12 of the 28-Day Program: Bye-bye Stress... Hello Challenge!
Thursday, February 04, 2010      13 comments

I've been reading The Spark, and in it, Chris Downie writes about how stress raises cortisol levels (which causes weight gain), how stress affects our sleep (the lack of sleep also causes weight gain AND low energy), and how stress affects our p... Read more
Day 11 of the 28-Day Program: Turning Stressors Into Challenges
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      6 comments

Today I had so many stressful situations arise at once to the point that I started to panic and then cry. Worry overcame me; fear was next; and then hopelessness. Then out of nowhere, I remembered Chris Downie's words from The Spark regar... Read more
DAY 10 of 28-Day Program: How To Change "I'm too tired" to "I'm so fired up!"
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      13 comments

It's 7:18 p.m. and I'm EXHAUSTED after a very busy day. I wanted to exercise this morning, but there was no time... so I said, "I'll do it when I get home later." Later came, but I had to go to the bank, then the Post Office, and the... Read more
Day 9 of the 28-Day Program and I'VE GOT MY FIRE BACK, BABY!
Monday, February 01, 2010      7 comments

After having gotten discouraged during and after the holidays due to my derailment, I started to be consumed with fear. I had lost sight of my motivation. I was so worried that I had reached that point (as I so often had in the past) where I ... Read more
DAY 8 of the 28-Day Plan - It's time to rock February!
Sunday, January 31, 2010      6 comments

Well, I'm on Day 8 and my energy level is starting to increase. I usually hit a wall at about 3 or 4 p.m., but today, i've still got energy to go. I really like being in control of my meal planning and using portion control. It gives me a... Read more
Day 7 of the 28-Day Program - Reincorporating Fitness and Exercise
Saturday, January 30, 2010      7 comments

Well, today, I did it! I got on the Wii Fit and did some yoga stretching exercises, some walking, free step, and balance exercises for a total of 26 minutes! WOOHOO! And do you know that I started with an achy back, but those yoga stretch... Read more

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