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  • Wordless Wednesday: The journey is the reward. Blog28/100(-21)

    7/9/2020 12:22:24 AM, by SPARKNB

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  • Happy Tuesday, Attitude of Gratitude: Blog27/100(-21)

    7/7/2020 5:43:18 PM, by SPARKNB

    Attitude of Gratitude: 1) Clean water (I assume) 2) Monarch butterflies (flying around the garden today; 2 got caught in covered porch today & I let them out) 3) Perennial flowers (garden is glorious right now, thanks to red monarda, orange daylilies, yellow coreopsis, various other flowers... Read more

  • Every moment is a fresh beginning. -T. S. Eliot Blog26/100(-21)

    7/6/2020 7:00:00 AM, by SPARKNB

    Every moment is a fresh beginning. -T. S. Eliot Starting Summer2020 5% plan in earnest today: New season, new month, new week, new day, new moment. The beauty and joy of fresh starts. 179 249 411 410... Read more

  • A Lapse is Not a Relapse

    7/6/2020 5:03:44 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    A lapse is not a relapse. One choice that’s not as healthy does not undo all the other healthy choices we’ve made. That one choice also doesn’t mean we have to keep making unhealthy choices all day until morning and start over. Look, one unhealthy choice has far less impact than a who... Read more

  • Fitness Blog Writer

    7/6/2020 4:35:30 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Fitness Blog Writer (To the Tune of Paperback Writer) by the Beatles Original Parody by Beth Donovan Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my blog? It took me hours to write, just you check my log. It's based on an idea by a man named Chris, And I love his work, so I want to be a fitne... Read more

  • Blog25/100(-18): July Goals & Targets

    7/3/2020 6:57:31 AM, by SPARKNB

    I'm doing the 5% summer challenge, so my health goals* are being tracked there, but I have some OTHER stuff I want to also accomplish in a systematic way this month: My July health goals: FITNESS: -*CARDIO=lots, as much as I can, **min. 20 minutes daily** but mostly shooting for at least 2 ... Read more

  • Blog24/100(-19): June Assessment

    7/3/2020 6:57:17 AM, by SPARKNB

    My June was both successful and unsuccessful, a mixed bag, so...not bad, as far as periods of covid19-MercuryRetrograde go? (smile) Overall, I didn't change my fitness routine that much, though I did intensify it, but I did add a focus on breath, as noted below. I noted the *intense* energy of... Read more

  • Pick the right team

    7/3/2020 2:42:14 AM, by TWISTEDSTEELE

    Winning is everything. I need to make sure the people around me get me to that goal even if they are not there for the whole journey... Read more

  • I did not quit

    7/2/2020 4:32:05 AM, by TWISTEDSTEELE

    There moments in this journey that I make a decision and throw it all away before I even think. Catching myself is the key . My why is I want something more then I want to taste pizza be great!... Read more

  • July is my time

    7/1/2020 9:53:43 AM, by TWISTEDSTEELE

    Kings are made in Brooklyn ! Time to shine. Knowing who is on your team is a blessing... Read more

  • Blogday 23(-18)_100days: Attitude of Gratitude: 3 Things & 3 People; Last Minute Happy Pride

    6/30/2020 11:05:57 PM, by SPARKNB

    1) Spark 2) PC's 3) Fire A) Dr. Fauci B) My cute niece, who's 9th birthday is today! C) Was gonna name other members of my fam, but-based on normal stuff going on, couldn't narrow down to 1-so then I thought I was gonna say...myself; but then decided on: Sappho . ... Read more

  • Today I woke you the rest is a .............

    6/30/2020 8:57:42 AM, by TWISTEDSTEELE

    I have started so many times. It’s like school every year I learn something I move up to the next level. I learning more I feel like it’s like almost right . I have come along way I figured out iti is all in your head once you get your mind right your ass will follow.... Read more

  • Blogday 23(-18)_100days: SUNny DayWeek & Summer 5%

    6/29/2020 8:19:30 PM, by SPARKNB

    The last of the tech 'difficulty' days...not all due to lack of power, like Friday, but for 1 reason or another...difficult to post in a timely manner. So, this one's only the next day. It was a pretty mellow day...woke up early (last few I have! which is NOT typical) & started with the 'talkin... Read more

  • Blogday 22(-19)_100days: Saturday $hopping

    6/29/2020 6:46:08 PM, by SPARKNB had tech difficulties all weekend, for one reason or another, and blogday 21 which I just posted was because we lost electrical power Friday night, which does NOT happen often, for more than a few minutes... 27 54 257 54 27 ...anyway, ended up opting to go out & do a supply run Saturd... Read more

  • Blogday 21(-20)_100days: Storm...Friday

    6/29/2020 5:26:38 PM, by SPARKNB

    Multiple different days of problems posting here... Friday, was about to go down & watch Maddow but recorded it because our local channel's weather guy was doing a filibuster (his young assistant *did* get on to spell him for a bit) because there were massive wind & lightning in a fast moving s... Read more

  • Permanent Weight Loss Time Frame

    6/27/2020 9:59:20 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    A big part of permanent weight loss, for those of you who follow my story, is not setting a time frame. Who cares how long it takes you to lose weight, just do it one pound and one choice at a time. Deadlines set you up to fail and panic sets in when you see them coming. Make a goal of feeling a ... Read more

  • Blogday 20(-16)_100days: June down7, Thyroid, & incl. Lost 3.4 pounds this week

    6/26/2020 12:50:17 AM, by SPARKNB

    On one of my teams...the team where I track & report my weekly weight, somewhat sporadically, but have usually checked in at least several times a month...this month one woman is doing some specific weekly challenges in the reporting thread: specifically Sprit, Body, Nutrition, with specific suggest... Read more

  • Every time I fall down I get back up

    6/22/2020 9:21:50 PM, by TWISTEDSTEELE

    If you are going to be something might as well be the best at it... Read more

  • With This Blog...

    6/19/2020 12:58:06 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5173 One day I want to honesly say, "I DID IT!" This could be THAT day! As I begin this blog at 11:44PM on Thursday, June 18, 2020, my SparkPoints = 299,999! Level 24 is ONE POINT away! Level 23 was achieved on October 30, 2019 - Read about it here... Read more

  • Journaling Your Who and Why

    6/17/2020 7:26:23 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    If you read my blogs regularly, you know that I’ve lost over 200 pounds and that journaling is a huge tool in my life. I don’t just write what I ate or what I did, I’ll write back and forth in conversations to myself trying to problem solve (see other blogs for examples) or do other amazing t... Read more

  • Motivation

    6/16/2020 5:52:47 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    What is your motivation? We have to have something to look forward to- something to work towards, not something to avoid. I never got motivation from the doctors telling me to avoid high blood sugar or avoid high blood pressure or get exercise to avoid being unhealthy. Positive things yield p... Read more

  • Blogday 19(-6)_100days: Summer 2020 5% Challenge_Diet

    6/15/2020 10:12:36 PM, by SPARKNB

    I don't follow a 'diet'; I find that I'm too much of a rebel (esp. against myself!) to follow a restriction-based diet. 334 550 I used to limit to a certain number of calories, but now I just track my food, though I need to write-it-down-as-it-happens more, before getting to the computer. I t... Read more

  • Blogday 18(-7)_100days: Down 10%; Next 5% moves

    6/15/2020 8:03:05 PM, by SPARKNB

    Made a hand-written plan yesterday, but didn't get chance to type it here, and not doing that now (may do another post tonight) Just wanted to acknowledge that I just realized, depending on how/when I calculate the beginning...I'm either at or coming up on 10% down. Yay. Gonna do next 5% on Sum... Read more

  • Over two weeks now ...

    6/15/2020 7:32:45 PM, by BARCLE

    ... and positive progress is being made and is continuing. Hi all - hope this finds you safe and well and possibly (would be great) bring some encouragement and inspiration to you too. It's day 16 for me and I am keeping on keeping on track. Things are slowly beginning to become easier as ... Read more

  • In a place by my self

    6/15/2020 9:31:13 AM, by TWISTEDSTEELE

    social distancing will make you take things to a new level. I have to remember my WHY!... Read more

  • Blogday 17(-7)_100days: *Finishing, from 'Madam Secretary' {*Importance of} Hillary told us

    6/14/2020 2:01:07 AM, by SPARKNB

    So here's the thing...I'm a good starter. I didn't used to think so, because I didn't count planning as part of starting, but it is, it *really*is, and I've gotten good at planning, partly due to Spark, plus I really enjoy the potential in a good beginning. 593 347 593 249 But was just ly... Read more

  • Blogday 16(-4)_100days: Wed. Attitude of Gratitude w/ Netzero

    6/11/2020 7:00:28 AM, by SPARKNB

    Wednesday's Attitude of Gratitude is going to be internal, instead of external: I'm happy with myself re: 3 things: 1) A team challenge was to post 3 things I like about myself, my body, specifically superficially; I said my face, my calves, and my lack of much body hair 2) Did 2 rounds of sun ... Read more