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Feeling it vs Doing it
Sunday, January 03, 2016      4 comments

Day 3 - 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangler There are many days I don't feel like going to work, but I do it anyway. There are days I don't feel like cooking dinner for my family but I do it anyway. There are days I don't fe... Read more
Interested or Committed?
Saturday, January 02, 2016      4 comments

Day 2 of 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle. I have been interested in losing weight for many years. I have been committed to losing weight for a few weeks at a time. But when I really think about it, that isn't commitment either. Th... Read more
I Used to Be That Way...
Friday, January 01, 2016      5 comments

emoticon Day One of Weight Loss by LInda Spangle I used to be that way but now I am different. I can make up... Read more
Connecting the Dots
Thursday, October 01, 2015      11 comments

I have been reading a book called 100 days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle. She recommends keeping a dot calendar. So for the month of September, I placed a dot on each day. Before I went to bed, I would evaluate my day and decide what color dot... Read more
Saturday Morning Inspiration
Saturday, July 05, 2014      2 comments

Four years ago, I read an amazing book by Laura Hillenbrand called Unbroken. It was a biography of WW2 veteran Louis Zamperini. He was an extraordinary man. Louis died a few days ago on July 2 at the age of 97 years. I was so pleased to see tha... Read more
Procrastination is the Thief of Opportunity
Thursday, June 19, 2014      8 comments

Oh, am a horrible procrastinator. This has caused many opportunities to come and go without me stepping up to the plate. In college, I always started my assignments the night before they were due. I could have done so much better. I could have... Read more
Countdown Activity #1
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      3 comments

I am on two challenge teams this summer. One is the Biggest Loser Challenge and I am on the Pink Team. The other is a 5% Summer Challenge where I try to lose 5% of my body weight in 8 weeks. That is about 9.5 pounds. I am on the Determined Daisi... Read more
Week 5 Scoreboard - BL Yellow Lightening Bolts
Sunday, October 20, 2013      2 comments

Week 5 Scoreboard This week: 9 people lost weight, 2 people stay the same and 5 people gained weight. Congratulations to Angie who remains on top another week. She has lost weight every week. Holly is in second place and she a... Read more
Food for the Week with Pictures
Monday, July 15, 2013      9 comments

My husband is a college professor. He gets paid for 9 month of work but that is spread out over 12 months. During the summers he often finds other work. Last year he taught in India. This year he is working in Dallas repairing helicopters for th... Read more
Small efforts, small choices
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      3 comments

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." Robert Collier (I got this off Andy's page) How true, just have to keep going. It is slow. I feel like I should be losing faster but I have to remind myself that I have at... Read more
Making it work!
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      2 comments

I got tempted by some kettle chips. I had them for lunch and had to change around my nutrition tracker to try to make my ranges work. I ended up having to decrease the amount of chicken pasta I am going to have to dinner to 1/2 cup instead of a ... Read more
The Slippery Slope
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      4 comments

I am very happy with my progress. In the month of June I lost 8 pounds. I want to keep going and continue to lose the pounds I need to lose - 60 pounds total. Last month was great. I was motivated and focused. My focus was so high that I could n... Read more
And she's off...
Monday, June 17, 2013      4 comments

I have been working hard to lose weight this month. June 1 was my starting point. I hit an all time high on the scale and decided this is it. Monday is the day I weigh in. This last week I lost 2.2 pounds bringing my total for the month up to 6 ... Read more
The Downward Spiral
Friday, May 13, 2011      22 comments

On page 56 of the spark, Chris Downie states, "This is a common downward spiral. And it began with a few small negative steps that weren't counteracted with something positive, thus souring your whole day. Notice that those original small negati... Read more
Before, During and After Journal
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      1 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I read an article on Sparkpeople about starting a before, during and after journal. This what I have been doing: Before: When I feel like eating something I shouldn't (or not exercising,) I write down how I am feelin... Read more

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