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MY FIRST DAY -- I AM AMAZING!!!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008      4 comments

MY FIRST DAY of my 12-wk challenge)-- I AM AMAZING!!! And I need to tell myself how proud I am of ME today!!! I never do that, do you? I am always mad or frustrated at myself, but TODAY I am proud and happy!!! I ate PERFECTLY on progr... Read more
PUMPING UP FOR MY 12-WEEK CHALLENGE...
Monday, July 07, 2008      10 comments

I am gearing up for my 12-week challenge-- July 8 -to- October 7. This will be a GREAT 12-weeks! My weight remains the same because of all my exercise... (my trainer says not to worry, I'm building muscle)... but my body fat is going down ... Read more
Fireworks for the 4th of July - Exercise Challenge!!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008      4 comments

A SparkFriend thought of this and I LOVE IT! This is a challenge I'm doing for my LOCAL NASHVILLE, TN team and wanted to share with you guys. I think it's cute! Share it with any of your other teams- Spread the Spark! =====================... Read more
THIS WEEK'S MINI-CHALLENGE: June 10-17, K-N-O-W
Tuesday, June 10, 2008      1 comments

The K-N-O-W MINI-CHALLENGE: June 10-17 K - is for KICK IT INTO GEAR! .....If you are tired of spinning your wheels, KICK IT INTO GEAR! That's the only way you are going to get on outta here! .....Are you slacking in your exercise,... Read more
What fits your busy schedule better?
Tuesday, May 27, 2008      2 comments

A friend sent this to me and it is soooo true and important for me to remember! Exercise is my biggest challenge because my schedule is always (and has always been) so busy and demanding. I issue mini-challenges each week to my hometo... Read more
My Personal Best Mini-Challenge
Thursday, May 15, 2008      3 comments

Here is a mini-challenge I am doing myself: I try to add ONE MORE PERSONAL BEST Each Week. For instance, each week, I try to do my elliptical a little faster so that in my 50 minutes I go a little further distance each day. I started doi... Read more
Another personal best for me!!!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008      7 comments

I RUSHED to the gym last night to get a good workout in. When I got there, I only had time for 10 minutes on the elliptical-- they are beginning to close an hour earlier for summer hours! Oops! Since I only had 10 minutes, I JOGGED the ent... Read more
REV-UP THE EXCITEMENT for a surging depth of joy!!!
Monday, April 28, 2008      15 comments

ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES: "Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and act yourself into dull... Read more
TODAY- I achieved my personal best.
Sunday, April 27, 2008      5 comments

I just had to share... my scale is FINALLY moving downward again. I reached my all-time low. Okay, it was a mere 2 ounces lower than my lowest but I've lost the 6 lb birthday gain! WOO HOO! (Monday, April 21st was my birthday, last week was my h... Read more
The difference between interest & commitment...
Thursday, April 17, 2008      5 comments

I am proud of myself... this is the longest I've remained committed to a healthier lifestyle. I did great my first 3 months, losing 33 lbs before my daughter's wedding. However, I slid back into my work-a-holic routine and became too busy to fit... Read more
Public Streaking Encouraged!!!
Wednesday, April 09, 2008      3 comments

All my life I have allowed my stressed-out life and deadlines keep me from fitting in exercise. So, I have decided it is time for me to COMMIT to exercise. Today, I am starting a SMALL STREAK -- I am going to commit to walking 10 to 30 minutes ... Read more
MY OUTSIDE SHAPE STARTS INSIDE
Wednesday, March 26, 2008      5 comments

I had gained 100+ lbs and didn’t care how I looked. Strangers and new friends who meet me now would never imagine that I was someone people use to stop to ask if I was a model. My reflection has changed quite a lot. One of my biggest challe... Read more
I REFOCUS ON MY GOALS FOR 2008:
Wednesday, March 19, 2008      2 comments

Since journeying through the “eating” holidays and my daughter’s January wedding, I’ve relaxed too much and I’ve let my guard down allowing the THREE WHITE DEATHS to sneak back into my diet: • Sugar • Salt • White flour And my weight l... Read more
YOU ARE REAL! And you REALLY CARE!
Thursday, December 20, 2007      6 comments

I never imagined an ONLINE support group would help me soooo much! If you asked me 6 months ago I would have told you I needed REAL people... but 3 months on Spark I've discovered YOU ARE REAL! And you REALLY CARE! (I'm literally choking back t... Read more
Week 11 Results: ELIMINATING EXCUSES
Wednesday, December 05, 2007      2 comments

TODAY I am 32 lbs lighter than when I began Spark 11 weeks ago. 289 - 09/18/07 SW 257 - 12/05/07 today My ticker only reflects -30 lbs because I "officially" weigh-in on Mondays but my new digital scale has become my morning friend. WOW... Read more

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