My new mantra
Saturday, September 21, 2013      8 comments

I'm making slow but steady progress. My fat clothes are practically falling off, and I've taken two loads to the consignment store, but the size 12's from when I was nea... Read more
Moderation...in all things
Sunday, August 04, 2013      8 comments

I had a great week last week. Stayed on the low end of my calorie range, and exercised every day. TWICE every day Monday through Friday. Partly to try out some evening exercise classes for when I go back to work in two weeks (ugh!) and partly... Read more
Fit Bit!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      5 comments

Got my FitBit today! I had already done my 3-mile walk this morning, so of course I had to go back out and try it this evening. I usually use the Gaia lite app on my iphone to track my mileage and speed, and they matched exactly! And it showe... Read more
Old Fool
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      9 comments

It's true, there's no fool like an old fool! In my attempt to find some exercise options for when I go back to school I've been checking out some evening classes at the gym. Yoga last night was great. Tonight I tried a kettle bell cla... Read more
Good Week
Sunday, July 28, 2013      3 comments

Moved my ticker down 3.2 lbs. today! (That includes the .6 from the 2 week vacay.) Still makes it a good week:) No alcohol since vacation has made a big difference, as well as eating in 7 of last 8 nights. Great 3 mile hike today. If I... Read more
Feeling Great, Loving Summer!
Thursday, July 25, 2013      5 comments

I wish summer lasted forever! I am in such a good routine... I exercise early when it's still cool, come back and do a little housework or yard work, and have time to plan, shop, and prepare healthy meals. I enjoy cooking when I'm not starved a... Read more
Vacation survival
Sunday, July 21, 2013      6 comments

Just returned from 2 wonderful weeks at the beach:) I'd been back on the spark plan for almost a month, and felt pretty confident about my ability to maintain the momentum, especially as we rented a house and planned to eat in for most meals, a... Read more
3 Weeks
Thursday, July 04, 2013      4 comments

They say that it takes three weeks of repeating behaviors to develop a habit. Tomorrow will be twenty-one days back on my SP goals, and I'm feeling better every day! I have exercised everyday, and met my nutritional goal for 19 of 20 days so f... Read more
Back on track
Sunday, June 23, 2013      2 comments

Summer break is a great time to get on track with my nutrition and fitness goals. I've exercised 9 out of 10 days since I got out of school, and tracked and stayed within my nutrition goals for a whole week. The first day of break, I walked 3 ... Read more
Morning Exercise
Wednesday, June 24, 2009      6 comments

One of the best things about summer vacation is being able to work out in the morning. I have gone to jazzercise or water aerobics almost every morning since I have been out of school. It gets the day started right, and I have more energy all ... Read more
Spring Break!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      1 comments

Enjoyed Easter weekend with DH home from college. I take her back today after her doctor's appt. It's always good to see her, but it will be also be good to get her back to Boone, along with her mess and noise! It's rained the first two days ... Read more
Great Day
Sunday, April 05, 2009      0 comments

What a great day! Hiked to "Twin Falls" in Pisgah Forest... about 6 miles, I think, from the horse stables, up the forest road, then up Buckhorn Trail and Twin Falls Trail. Lots of wood violets, trout lily, bluets, and a few bloodroots. Looki... Read more
3 years with SP
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      2 comments

I got my 25 sparkpoints today for 36 months with SP. I'm still not at goal, but I'm much healthier and slimmer than when I began! The plan worked when I was working the plan, so I'm trying to stay 100% with it, like I did the first year when I... Read more
Regaining control
Monday, March 30, 2009      2 comments

After two weeks of conscientiously following my spark plan, I have lost 5 lbs. of the 17 I gained by carelessness over about 6 months time. Again reminding myself it's a lifestyle not a diet. Fortunately I have been consistent with my exercis... Read more
Successful week!
Sunday, March 15, 2009      4 comments

I've been too complacent and lazy for too long. I lost 65 lbs, and thought I had won the battle. But, the weight has been creeping up through the winter, and it's time to get back in control. While I was losing from 220 to 155lbs., I b... Read more

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