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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

One word answers -- just for fun:

Where is your cell phone?


Your hair?

Your mother?

Your father?

Your favourite thing?

Your dream last night?

Favourite drink?

What room are you in?

Your hobby?

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in 6 years?

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?

Last thing you did?

What are you wearing?

Your pets?


Your life?

Your mood?

Missing someone?


Your car?

Something you're not wearing?

Your favourite store?

Your favourite colour?

When is the last time you cried?

Where do you go over and over?

Five people who email me regularly?

Favourite place to eat?

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MICKEYMAX 10/28/2012 7:43PM

    one word for you: awesome!

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RONNIEHUEY 10/24/2012 4:25AM


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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/24/2012 2:24AM

    Always fun to learn new things about my friends! Spark On my friend!

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End of Summer Challenge

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The only goal that I set for myself is getting healthier and I have accomplished that. I have more energy and I can walk farther and faster. However, I was hoping to lose weight as well and I didn't accomplish that -- in fact this morning I weigh 0.8 lbs higher than when I started. This is disappointing because my weight actually dipped down during the challenge to a low I hadn't seen in a long time but this week it popped up again for some unexplicable reason. Yes, I had a few restaurant meals and ate some bread (which is not really on my program) but nothing to warrant the big swings iin my body weight. So I have to keep my focus and remember the numbers are not as important as my health and that seems to be improving.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AMARILYNH 10/24/2012 8:06AM

    Given the choice of better health and weight loss I'll take better health any day!! I know how frustrating it is to have those gains, but it is probably a combination of carbs and sodium - they get me most every time I eat out! Here's to getting BOTH - weight loss AND better health emoticon !!

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PATRISNA 8/25/2012 3:57PM

    The longer we do this I think focusing on getting healthier is better than agonizing about our goal to lose weight. I have wondered during plateaus if that is really our body adjusting to our current weight. Having more energy being able to walk and do things is more important than a number on the scale.


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MAVERICK59 8/22/2012 10:07PM

    I am happy that you are getting healthier.
That is really what is all about in the end.


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    Keep on improving. Being healthy is much more important than being thinner.

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    Keep on improving. Being healthy is much more important than being thinner.

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PEBBLES706 8/22/2012 12:22PM

    You have to do what is right for you. I congratulate you on feeling better, getting healthy is #1 in my book as well. I enjoy like you or anyone else to lose weight because to me that is part of my health problem. if you feel better about yourself, your energy, and your ability to walk farther, I think the battle of the bulge will follow. You may be gaining weight because that weight that you carry is turning into muscle. Keep on going my friend you're doing great.

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End of Spring Challenge

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I didn't set any particular goals at the beginning of this challenge; however, my ongoing goals are to keep learning about what my body needs for weight loss and to keep losing weight. Therefore, I feel my goals have been accomplished. I will end this challenge with a weight loss and I have learned that I don't need meat or dairy products in my program. In fact, I have learned that meat and dairy products have way too many calories for their nutritional value. I also learned that broccoli has more protein per calorie that meat. Does this mean that I am now a vegan -- not really. It does look like that when you look at my meals and my grocery cart because that is the way I am choosing to eat right now. But I don't like labels and I don't feel like the odd bit of meat/chicken/fish will either send me to hell or make me unhealthy. My lifestyle is not a religion -- it is an ongoing learning experience that will result in a healthier, happier me. I haven't been on this program long enough to see what the long term results will be but I strongly suspect that they can't be anything but good. Does this mean that I will never eat another steak or choclate ice cream cone. No, definitely not. But it does mean that I am learning to make healthier over-all choices and becoming healthier by the minute!

Bev Anne

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CTUPTON 7/1/2012 1:06PM

    I just started eating a plant-based diet. I have much to learn! I just may be reading your postings and blogs more and more. Thanks for sharing your journey here on SP. Chris emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 6/8/2012 9:33PM

    GO GIRL! emoticon

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LISA0517 5/21/2012 4:30PM

    emoticon You are doing so great! You are an inspiration to me.

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/20/2012 10:12PM

    This is wonderful, BevAnne, and I love how willing you are to try anything....I always start strong...but rarely end strong. I'm working on it!
Here's to a good summer!

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BAYBELIEVER 5/18/2012 9:56AM

    Awesome Bev! And that is what this journey should be all about: finding what works for each of us and what we can LIVE with! So happy for you!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/17/2012 10:12PM

    Glad that you're sparking along and that things are going well for you. Keep up to good work my friend. Love ya, Dawn

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MAVERICK59 5/17/2012 4:34PM

    I am so happy your food plan worked out for you.

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End of Winter

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My last blog was posted at the beginning of the winter challenge and I am happy to say that I did reach my goals during the challenge. I didn't lose weight but that wasn't one of my goals. I did eat healthy foods and my health and energy improved measurably. One of my goals was to walk at least 3 hours a week and I did at least that most weeks -- I don't think I made it this week because I have been working at the computer most of the time and haven't done as much walking as I should have -- however, I will make up for it tomorrow when my Y membership kicks in again because I will spend 2 hours exercising in the pool. My third goal was to enjoy my time in Cuenca and improve my Spanish and I did both those things.


Now that my health has improved and is still improving I expect that the next challenge will result in some weight loss but numbers are not my goal -- health and energy are my goals.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SKY2012 3/12/2012 9:14AM

    Good morning and I am looking forward to our Spring Biggest Loser Team Challenge together, yeh!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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SKY2012 3/12/2012 9:14AM

    I am soooooooooooo happy that you reached the goals you set, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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_KATHY 2/23/2012 10:33AM

    Great to read ! I've enjoyed your pictures and accounts of your trip. See you next challenge :)

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/22/2012 7:25PM

    I'm glad you feel good about your goals and we were all happy to enjoy (vicariously) your health and continued progress in Cuenca! Keep going!

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PATRISNA 2/22/2012 9:23AM

    This was so good to read. I think we sometimes forget this journey is about better health and doing good things for ourselves. Im proving our Mind, Body and Spirit.

I really enjoyed reading about your visit to Cuenca. You took some great photos. I loved the last paragraph of this blog. You have improved your overall health and your goals are health and energy.


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MAVERICK59 2/21/2012 11:48PM

    This was nice to read.
I am happy that you met your goals.
That always feels good.


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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/21/2012 11:02PM

    Glad that you continue to improve. Love ya, Dawn

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Winning in Winter

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My challenge for this week is to write myself a letter that I will read at the end of the 10 week Winning in Winter Challenge. So here it is.

Dear Me,

This challenge will be a bit different for me because most of it will be spent here in Cuenca, Ecuador. Here I have no scales to weigh me or my food. But I do have my pedometer so I can keep track of my steps.

My goals are:

1. to make good food choices and stick to the foods my doctor has recommended for me to improve my health,

2. to walk at least 3 hours a week, and

3. to enjoy my time here in Cuenca and improve my Spanish.

I never set weight loss goals because I don't know how much my body is willing to give up at any particular time. My goals are to improve my health and to practise a healthy lifestyle.

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SKY2012 1/2/2012 1:10AM


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GEORGIA_KAY 1/1/2012 10:49PM

    All smiple, do-able, really good goals! :)

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SKY2012 12/23/2011 1:07AM

    you are sooooooooo wonderful! emoticon

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JLK7TIGER 12/20/2011 1:28PM

    Great job!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/17/2011 8:36PM

    Have a wonderful trip & enjoy your challenge. I'm sure that you're going to do well. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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LISA0517 12/15/2011 10:09AM

    Great goals!

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DIFROMWYOMING 12/14/2011 11:01PM

    Wonderful goals, BA, and I"m sure you'll have a wonderful experience down there!

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THE-MORE-GIRL 12/14/2011 10:56PM

    Awesome. I totally agree with your attitude toward goals. Have a wonderful time!

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MAVERICK59 12/14/2011 7:06PM

    I think this sounds like both an emotionally and physically healthy game plan. Good luck, get rest and enjoy your time in that beautiful country.


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