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Saturday, May 10, 2014

emoticon Happy Mother's Day tomorrow to all of you who are mothers, whether you've given birth, adopted, taken care of a child in need, and all who are mother's to the four-legged babies in the world. I hope each and every one of you have a beautiful day.

I did a lousy job with tracking the past couple of weeks, so need to jump back on the wagon and get my nose to the grind stone. Fortunately, I haven't gained a pound but have stayed the same for the past 3-4 weeks. I'm pretty sure if I would start tracking again, I would see a loss. Seems to work for me, so why don't I just do it.

I've been spending a lot of time writing as I hope to publish no later than early September. Only a few more chapters to go, but then the editing begins which is really the hard part.

I'll be on vacation the whole month of June traveling to Maine, down to VA, and a 2-3 day visit along the Blue Ridge Parkway before heading back to Florida. This is the first year we haven't had our dog, so we will come and go at will since we don't have to worry about him.

Hope you've all had a good week and you've seen a bit of a loss. Take care and have a happy weekend.


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SCOTMAMA 5/15/2014 9:54PM

    Did not realize you were a writer until I read this blog. Congratulations, it is a hobby of mine, but I see you are a lot more serious about it than me, and that's great.

Hope Mother's Day for a happy day for you!

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ACCINA57 5/10/2014 12:14PM

  Thank you for the encouragement! Have a wonderful Mother's Day! emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 5/10/2014 12:13PM

    A Happy Mother's Day to you too! emoticon

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DCWILLIAMS831 5/10/2014 12:12PM

    Thank you; and Happy Mother's Day to the Spark Community!

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Saturday, May 03, 2014

I seem to be at a road block with my weight. Only .6 down this week, so just about the same as the last three weeks. I've been slacking off on tracking my food and I think that plays a major part in my weight loss. So, starting today I will track again, every morsel of food that goes in my mouth.

This was a good week as far as getting in the pool. Weather was cooperative. I usually go to the pool around three in the afternoon and stay until five or five-thirty. At least one hour of the pool time I am moving constantly. My muscles feel it the next day so I know I'm doing something right.

Hope you all had a good week and that next week will be even better. Wishing you a happy weekend.


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MARTHA-ANN 5/4/2014 3:43AM

    Well done with the loss, swimming's a great all round exercise, I only wish I could go swimming but I have psoriasis so the doc says no! emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/4/2014 3:43:59 AM

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CAROLYN0107 5/3/2014 1:05PM

    But you DID LOSE weight! I've been off track for months but tomorrow I start Memorial Day challenges on two different teams so from tomorrow til May 31st, I must be good!

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Does anyone know if the Spark Tracker can be worn in a pool? Most of my exercise is done in the water and not on dry land, so it would be nice to be able to wear it when I'm in the pool. I don't want to ruin it.

Weight stayed the same last week, but I wasn't as dedicated about tracking or watching what I ate. I hope the scale will come down a little when I weigh on Saturday. Overall, I'm feeling good and hope all of you are, too.

Have a great rest of the week and weekend.


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SCOTMAMA 5/1/2014 8:34PM

    I would be very skeptical that it would continue to work if you put it in the water for a continuous amount of time. How about if you wore a headband and hook it on there. I doubt that the water exercises you do usually has your head under water.

With anything that expensive, I would want some kind of a guarantee if it truly is not waterproof.

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MAINEALI 5/1/2014 5:36PM

    There's a big difference between wearing it in the water and accidentally running it through water. I would be careful too.


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LOLAINSC 5/1/2014 3:41PM

    This article by Coach Nichole listed "Waterproof" as a big advantage of the Spark Tracker over other types of trackers. She said you can accidentally run it through the washer and it will still work...but personally I would try to keep that kind of abuse to a minimum.
There is also a site for questions:

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CAROLYN0107 5/1/2014 9:53AM

    Sorry. I don't have a SparkTracker... and I lost my pedometer this week. I only know that it must be in my house somewhere. It went through the wash once and still worked after it dried out.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Today I turned 73 years old so I begin a new year and a new me. I gained .4 this week, but thought it would be more as I kind of slid off the wagon a little bit. Didn't track for a couple of days and it didn't take long to fall back into old habits again. Fortunately, my determination to lose overcame my desire for cookies, cake and all those Peeps I love so much. I will admit to having one package of Peeps and they were good. Next week is a whole new week to get back on track, get to the pool, and begin my new year with a good start.

Happy Easter to all my friends on Spark. emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 4/20/2014 2:37PM

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MARTHA-ANN 4/20/2014 10:59AM

    Happy Birthday Sharon emoticon
What are peeps?

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CAROLYN0107 4/20/2014 1:20AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday and also Blessed Easter! emoticon

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BHENDRICK2 4/19/2014 7:10PM

    peeps are yummy :P but really your doing good don't be too hard

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Another loss, although a small one. At least the scales are going in the right direction. I'm still struggling with the water intake, but am doing a little better. Only made it to the pool twice last week because of weather...too chilly to submerge my body most days. I plan on going this afternoon because temps are crawling to the 80s today.

I've been faithful with tracking but I don't think I made the wisest choices this past week. I didn't eat junk, just didn't eat the right foods to help me lose.

Struggling with side effects from a new medication so low energy. Prefer sleeping. Hope I adjust soon.

Boring Blog....sorry about that.

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MARTHA-ANN 4/13/2014 3:25AM

    You're doing very well, keep it up emoticon

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RHOOK20047 4/12/2014 2:00PM

    Nothing boring about it. Keep working on everything you are doing and you will see success. It took time to gain the weight (40 years in my case) so it won't come off overnight. But I think you are doing great!

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MOM2ACAT 4/12/2014 11:33AM

    I think you are doing great! You are not letting setbacks stop you, and that is the important thing!

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MEME102 4/12/2014 11:26AM

    Any loss is a good loss in my book - heck even maintaining is a loss in my book b/c you at least didn't go the other way!! Hope the meds thing straightens out soon for you - that can be a real debbiedowner!!! Congratulations on your tracking and hard work you will see results -- keep it going!!

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CAROLYN0107 4/12/2014 11:23AM

    You're doing great. Congrats on you weight loss! Keep it up.

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