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NSV + LTGL + Streaks
Monday, March 02, 2020      7 comments

Terms can be confusing when you first join Spark. I had to ask. Now I love Non Scale Victories, which keeps me and other motivated. The NSV has migrated into other areas in my life. The Living the good life (LTGL) has invited and challenged me t... Read more
Spark Names
Sunday, March 01, 2020      9 comments

I take great delight in seeing the variety and diversity of name chosen by Spark People. My name EMMACORY is a combination of my Mom and Dad's name. They always instilled in me and my siblings that we could do whatever we put our mind to do. Mom... Read more
Ten Years on Spark
Saturday, February 29, 2020      8 comments

I joined Spark in 2010 after reading about it in a magazine. At that time I was still recovering from a second lupus flare. So for the first few years I hung around but did not get too involved. My first team involvement was with Biggest Loser. ... Read more
A week as a vegetarian....
Friday, July 06, 2018      10 comments

I went to visit my sister for a week. She has been following a no meat or dairy regime for the past 4 months. She feels great and has lost weight. So I told her I would follow her eating pattern for a week. Susan is a great cook and we had some ... Read more
We are all Winners
Friday, June 01, 2018      12 comments

The Spring 5% Challenge ends tonight. All the planes have landed. The teams have traveled together...some landed sooner than others but all kept flying. People might say "how much weigh did you lose?" The reality is some lost, some stayed the s... Read more
Day #1300
Thursday, May 31, 2018      13 comments

I have logged into Spark for 1300 days. This is my longest streak. It tells me I can be consistent when I put my mind to it. Now to apply that consistently to other areas... ... Read more
To Join or not to Join a team...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      7 comments

When we all join Spark, we are automatically placed on the team that starts that week. For the first few years I was not engaged very much with the site. When I reached 187 pounds, I thought maybe it was time to join a "biggest loser team". My f... Read more
One day at a time
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      9 comments

When the goal seems so large, so far away, so impossible .. Then adopt the strategy of one day at a time; one choice at a time. If we can stay focus on this moment and this day we an achieve our goals. Celebrate the small victories and the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Believe in order to Achieve
Monday, May 28, 2018      47 comments

Wayne Dyer wrote a book many years ago title: You'll see it, when you believe it. I think many folks think "when I see it, I will believe it" . However to change anything in our lives we must first "believe" it is possible. This is why Spark en... Read more
Sunday, May 27, 2018      11 comments

LTGL = Living the Good Life The 5% teams work through a variety of LTGL behaviors. We do each behavior for two weeks as we cycle through the weeks. Some of the LTGL behaviors we practice are : drink your water; track; sleep; declutter... Read more
To Join or Not to Join a 5% Team
Saturday, May 26, 2018      9 comments

Does the 5% scare you? It did me. I was under the wrong impression that you had to lose 5% to join. That is the goal. I have not met it yet! However, I have learned some good habits and made some wonderful friends. And yes, I have lost some wei... Read more
Re-boot time
Thursday, December 29, 2016      7 comments

I have started thinking about how I want to re-boot my healthily lifestyle for 2017. By 1/1 I will map out my strategy. I know what to do...just need to decide what to focus on. The BL and 5% teams provide focus and motivation. I need to s... Read more
Spark Premium
Friday, November 18, 2016      9 comments

Some of you have been happy with Spark Premium. So as a reward to myself for blogging all week as part of the LTGL challenge, I rewarded myself. Good bye "ads"!... Read more
Extra hour
Thursday, November 17, 2016      7 comments

Had a meeting today that I thought was at 10 but really was 9! Guess I wanted an extra hour for myself. Did not really miss much and it was OK. In my earlier years I would really stress out about something like this....today I just let it go. On... Read more
The End
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      5 comments

Today ends the fall biggest loser and this weekend the 5% teams will finish. I can not say that I did very well. I stayed in the game and will take time to ponder what I need to do next. I will ... Read more

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