I'm Looking Forward To . . .
Saturday, March 22, 2014 7 comments
I'm looking forward to seeing the scale read the same as it did last fall! After a stumble in November and December (resulting in an 11 pound weight gain), and finding it difficult to get back into the swing of making healthy choices, I am four... Read more
Mid Challenge Reflection
Friday, July 19, 2013 7 comments
As I pass the midpoint of BLC22, I want to look back and evaluate how I have done - what I have done well, and what I could do better. A couple of highlights of the challenge come immediately to mind. Number 1: I actually lost two pounds whil... Read more
Note to Self for Future Reference! Don't Get Discouraged!
Monday, March 11, 2013 8 comments
This is a note to remind myself that if my efforts to make healthy choices don't yield results on the scale as promptly as I'd like them to - to BE PATIENT! It seems that my efforts take awhile to pay off, but if I'm persistent - and consistent... Read more
Aiming to be WISE in BLC20!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7 comments
This week I started a Biggest Loser Challenge! I set the fairly lofty goal to lose 17 pounds during the 12 week challenge. My strategy to lose those pounds is to incorporate four healthy habits into my life - to be W.I.S.E! W: Water - ... Read more
Self Image and Body Weight
Thursday, October 06, 2011 8 comments
A blog by a sparkfriend brought back some memories, prompting me to write this blog: When I was a junior in high school, we got a new cheer advisor who had a thing about weight. I later learned that she came from a family who were all ob... Read more
Renewed Focus for 2011!
Saturday, January 15, 2011 8 comments
Over the past 6 months I've gained back 15 of the 30 pounds I've lost since I started sparking in August of 2009. It is amazing to me how hard I have to work to get the pounds off, and how easily and quickly they come back. Because those pounds... Read more
Run, Run, Run!
Friday, November 05, 2010 12 comments
My schedule has been even crazier than usual the past couple of weeks, and will continue that way until at least mid-December! I'm taking a short trip next week to meet a son who is flying out west for a conference, and then I'm headed to Nebra... Read more
Thursday, September 16, 2010 11 comments
I'm not sure what happened to my motivation, but I've been in a "spark-funk" for too long, and I want to break out of it! I reread the first chapter of The Spark yesterday, and I'm setting a couple of small, simple, and very basic goals. Hopef... Read more
I'm Motivated By . . .
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10 comments
The challenge has been issued: "Post a blog listing 5 things that motivate you to make healthy choices." In answering the challenge, I reread my sparkpage. The major motivating factors in my life are actually recorded there as personal goa... Read more
Challenges of Winter!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10 comments
Last fall, I tried to mentally gear up for the holiday season, making plans, resolutions, and commitments! I knew that successfully navigating through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day would be tough - and it was! But the toughest cha... Read more
Doctor's Office Weigh-In
Friday, January 08, 2010 21 comments
I HATE DOCTOR VISITS! I dread them. I don't know why I get so nervous about them. I don't like getting ready to go, I don't like waiting, I don't like paying for them, I just plain don't like them. (It's kind of crazy, too, because my doctor... Read more
The Morning After (Self Analysis)
Saturday, December 26, 2009 11 comments
As far as nutrition goes this Christmas, I was a little bit nice, and a lot naughty! I didn't overeat on Christmas Eve (the nice), but some of the food I ate was high in calories (naughty). I allowed myself a "restriction-free" Christmas, and I... Read more
Taking Care of Myself!
Sunday, December 20, 2009 11 comments
A spark team I belong to issued the challenge to take some time out for myself,then blog about it! I had only gotten 2 hours of sleep Thursday night because I was preparing for company - shopping, finishing laundry, cleaning the house, and cook... Read more
Traveling! Tips For Success Please!!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6 comments
I'm heading out of town on a mother/daughter get-a-way this weekend! Spending time with the girls will be lots of fun, but in the past, we'd munch on treats in the car, eat out, splurge on ice cream, sit in bed and snack on yummy goodies, etc. e... Read more
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