Discovery of tea
Thursday, April 21, 2011      1 comments

I have been a coffeeholic for years now. I drink it with those great tasting and sweet International Delight creamers and start my day off with a couple of nicely sweetened coffees. I know ...lots of calories. Recently I walked into a tea ... Read more
How to stay motivated despite challenges?
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      0 comments

Today is the first time I have logged into Sparks in a VERY long time. I have buried my head and haven't come up for air in a while. I had quit smoking, lost weight, ate healthy and exercised regularly ...but then I was diagnosed with an illness... Read more
I'm a non-smoker!
Thursday, September 16, 2010      10 comments

Wow, I can say that now. I have not smoked in almost 3 months and I can honestly say that I don't think about it very often any more. Sure, I have my days and temptations, but it is getting through those with my goals sticking and a clear focus ... Read more
What am I doing?
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      3 comments

So you probably haven't seen me around here much lately. I have barely logged in for the month of August. I turned 40!!!! and am loving it. Plus I have had a busy month. My husband took me to Whistler for a weekend and we did a lot of alpine hik... Read more
Weekend Retreat
Friday, August 20, 2010      4 comments

My husband, the sweetheart that he is, planned a weekend get-away for us for my 40th birthday. He knows how important exercise is to me and how I have been having trouble fitting it in lately, so he planned a weekend in Whistler. We will be doin... Read more
Thursday, August 12, 2010      2 comments

I am motivated by my mother's overall health with her recent heart attack and my health decline. 2009 was the worst year for me because of my back injury and the impacts it had on my life. As I was home day after day, I had a lot of time t... Read more
Monday, August 09, 2010      3 comments

For years now I have had trouble sleeping. I will go years at a time where this is a big problem and then there will be times that I am able to maintain regular sleep patterns. Right now I am not sleeping and haven't been for a couple of years n... Read more
Commitment to change
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      4 comments

Change doesn't happen over night. It takes planning, time, energy and commitment to see the true results of change. Since my initial days with Sparks I see true change in myself and I am proud of what I have accomplished so far. I am far mo... Read more
Feeling like a slug too
Monday, July 26, 2010      0 comments

I saw the title of someones blog entry today and it accurately described how I feel lately. I am not able to get a good nights sleep if my life depended on it. Apparently there are sleep disorders called parasomnias, sleep initiation and maint... Read more
Stress and focus
Friday, July 23, 2010      0 comments

I am at a point where I am not trying as hard; nor am I as focused. I recently went back to work, mom had a heart attack and I quite smoking ...I am frustrated that since I quite smoking I took up night binging and half the time don't even remem... Read more
Getting back on track
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      1 comments

Well, I am still not smoking, I am losing the weight I put on in the first week of quitting and I am getting back on track with my diet and exercise goals. I guess sometimes I just need to let up on the pressure that I put myself under to accomp... Read more
Everything counts
Monday, July 19, 2010      0 comments

As I sit here contemplating my day and how I am going to fit my exercise in I realize some things. I can fit in smaller bursts of exercise in my day, I can pack a great lunch so I am not tempted at work, and I can get back into the habit of talk... Read more
Do this with your Husband or Wife
Friday, July 16, 2010      2 comments

My husband and have an agreement to get healthy together through better food choices and exercise.We have also each quit smoking (over 2 weeks now)and are holding each other accountable. We motivate each other all the time. So, my buddy is act... Read more
New day-New opportunities
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      3 comments

Hmm, the idea of a new day bringing new opportunities really appeals to me ... I really have no idea where this thought of mine came from, but it is there and it is something motivates me to look at each days trials and tribulations a different ... Read more
weight gain this week
Friday, July 09, 2010      3 comments

well I gained 4 pounds this week. In my previous posts I talked about quitting smoking, strange night time behaviour and late night eating is taking its tole on my weight loss goals. I will continue to eat healthy and do my best to refocus... Read more

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