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Today's Challenge: Carry your water with you everywhere!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

My Spark Coach challenge today is to carry my water with me everywhere. This will be tomorrow's challenge, since the day is almost over and it is now too late for me to carry my water bottle with me ALL day. So, I will look for my water bottle, which I have not been using, and carry it with me all day. This will be a great challenge for me, because I have been lax about the water drinking. I always have water when playing tennis or golf, and drink water with my meals, but it's those in-between times when I have been forgetting to stay hydrated.

Now, to see if it will make a difference. But it can only have a positive effect. Right?

New challenge for me: Check Spark Coach in the morning, so I can start each day with a new challenge that is fresh on my mind.

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GOLFGMA 5/18/2013 8:54AM

    I do carry water when on the golf course, however I need to carry it with me everywhere. Thanks for another great goal for me to set also. emoticon

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DRPOOH63 5/11/2013 2:31PM

    It is so much easier to drink water on the golf course. Keep up the great work.

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SUNSET09 5/11/2013 6:25AM

  That's too much emoticon in this picture for me to carry! Just kidding and this is a great idea. I make it my first and last drink of the day as well as drink it with my meals, however, this will be my challenge as well! Put me in, coach! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BJENKINS1014 5/10/2013 12:43PM

    Thanks, everyone, for your helpful comments and suggestions. I'm packing my water bottle today, and it is helping. I don't know when I got out of the habit, but I'm glad to get back on program!

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CLWALDRO 5/10/2013 9:12AM

    I am glad you are going to begin packing a water bottle it does make it easier to get more in your day. I am up to about 16- 8 oz servings a day.
Have a great day

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    I do Spark Coach in the evening too, as a way to wrap up my day . . . the one section asks about your fitness & food choices for the day, so it seems like you'd have to do it at the end of the day. Doing the challenge the next day is fine!

Keep up the good work!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/9/2013 8:58PM

    I keep my water bottle with me at work to refill during the day.

I got in the habit of getting two glasses of water in between my morning coffee before I leave the house to get a head start. That took a while!

Good luck!


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    Great idea! I do have my water with me everywhere except when in a store.

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MERRYMARY42 5/9/2013 7:50PM

    I seldom leave the house without my water, and always have some in front of me, I do get my 8 + glasses a day,

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BJENKINS1014 5/9/2013 6:31PM

    I bought the book, too,Veena, and plan to start the two week program with the Spark Team on Monday. Must go grocery shopping first.

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EDENFELL 5/9/2013 6:12PM

    That's a good way to remind yourself to hydrate! Thanks for the idea. emoticon

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VEENAS1 5/9/2013 6:08PM

    I have been doing the Spark Coach as I bought the Spark Solution book and they give you three months free. I have enjoyed it but do not know if I will continue. I want to join a gym (finally!) . Hope you are doing well. We will have to get together sometime soon.

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3 Accomplishments Today

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spark Coach says I should blog about my 3 accomplishments today. I just got back from 10 days in sunny Arizona last night, so my first accomplishment was getting up this morning in time to substitute teach at school. I was supposed to teach 6th grade today, but there was a bit of miscommunication and I ended up teaching art to kindergarteners, 1st, 5th, and 6th grades. So, my second accomplishment was trying something new! I had never subbed for the art teacher before, and I actually enjoyed it. My third accomplishment was playing tennis tonight with my Thursday night buddies. We had a lot of fun and laughter, and burned a few calories as well.

It has been a long time since I have blogged, so this is actually a big accomplishment for me! So FOUR for today!

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GREENGENES 3/28/2013 11:12PM

    Well done. Don't forget those accomplishments.

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GOLFGMA 3/25/2013 9:11AM

    Great that you have reached some goals and kudos for writing the blog! emoticon

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VEENAS1 3/22/2013 5:55PM

    I am always amazed at your accomplishment, whether you have blogged or not. I am glad you had a chance to travel. Take care and have a great weekend.

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ANDREA0301 3/22/2013 2:37PM

    Glad to see you back blogging!
Congrats on your many accomplishments!

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S-N-I-P 3/22/2013 5:29AM

    Well done for you!!!
Doing a little bit more than needed is alway a good thing..

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Thanksgiving in VA Beach 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

We spent Thanksgiving at my sister's in Virginia Beach this year.

Andrew enjoyed the sand and the water, though it was a little cold.

Claire found some coral and some clam shells.

Andrew, Claire, and Jeff walking back home.

After dinner, we head back to the beach.

Claire and I enjoy a chat on the beach.

We made Gingerbread Houses on Friday.

And one more trip to the beach!

Frisbees for Claire and Dad

Autumn is lovely at Virginia Beach!

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VEENAS1 11/28/2010 9:51PM

    Betty I am so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am still in Dallas until Wednesday when I return to DC. I really need to upload some pictures. I have been bad.

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ANDREA0301 11/28/2010 7:30PM

    What a beautiful Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for sharing your photos & memories with us.

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Wharf to Wharf Race in Santa Cruz

Sunday, August 01, 2010

I spent a fabulous week in California visiting with my college roommates and friends. We went to Santa Cruz for the Wharf to Wharf Race once again. The weather was overcast in the morning, perfect for walking or running the 10K. There were over 40 bands playing along the route, making it a most enjoyable time!

Same time, next year!!

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DRPOOH63 8/2/2010 9:25PM

    That looks like a blast. Thanks for sharing.

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ANDREA0301 8/2/2010 11:34AM

    Absolutely emoticon
Thanks so much for sharing the experience with us!

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VEENAS1 8/2/2010 8:07AM

    Betty great pictures. You are awesome! I am so glad you had a great time in California. I am hoping my trip goes well. Take care.

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A Beautiful Spring

Saturday, April 03, 2010

I walked 3 miles with my walking group this morning, but it was such a beautiful day, I just had to go out for an afternoon and then an evening walk. Here are some of the wonders I found in my neighborhood.

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!

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    How beautiful. emoticon

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VEENAS1 4/4/2010 8:20AM

    Betty beautiful pictures. And DC is lucky to have a great weekend weatherwise. We deserve it after this winter. Hope you are have a great Easter.

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ANDREA0301 4/4/2010 1:47AM

    Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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DOOBRIE 4/3/2010 3:05AM

    Hi Betty - what beautiful photos. Thank you for my Spark Goodie - unfortunately our Spring hasn't really arrived yet in the UK - it is still wet and cold. The daffodils are up and I can see signs of blossom starting on trees so hopefully in a week or two it will be better. But for now we are all huddled in winter coats and keeping the heating on indoors!


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MEADSBAY 4/3/2010 12:18AM

    THAT was the highlight of my day!
Thank you so much, Betty.
Happy Easter to you!
and thnx for the sparkgoodie

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