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Spark Coach

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I’ve joined Spark Coach for the free 2 weeks and then did the 99 cent month. I needed something to get me motivated again and that is just what it is doing.

My Daily Self-Assessment
Tell us how well you maintained your healthy habits over the past 24 hours.
Making healthy food choices
Being physically active
Feeling motivated
Sticking with your program overall

Write 1-3 sentences about the highlights (or most challenging situation) from the past day (optional).

This is one of the screens that we fill out every day. I started out not doing very good but the last couple of days I did 4 on everything. That is so gratifying. I love being able to post uplifting information in the highlights. Now I want to start checking off 5’s. It is making a big difference in what I am eating. I enjoy exercising and have been picking that up too.

We are going to visit family for Christmas and my goal is to loose 6-8 pounds by then. Before joining I was doing good to loose 1/2 to 1 pound a month. I know that I can do this.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HIKESHAPPY 8/30/2012 3:46PM

    I did it, too, Yvonne - for the same reason:-) I will admit that I haven't done so well this week - but it's the first time in my life I've had FOUR doctor's appointments in one week and I'm also working extra to make up the work time lost. I feel like I'm drowning - it shows me that I REALLY have to get some good habits set up to take care of me, whether I have a lot going on or not.

Woo Hoo!!! We CAN do it. I look forward to you being down those pounds by Christmas!

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JOYINKY 8/29/2012 1:49PM

    Glad this is working for you! emoticon

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TEAM-ERIC 8/29/2012 12:26PM

    I signed up for the trial without knowing that's what I was doing. I thought I was "learning more" LOL..oh well.


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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/29/2012 12:20PM

    Yvonne -Hope the SparkCoach is a great motivator for you! I signed up for the 2 week trial too - did great for the first three days - then the weekend came and it just wasn't a habit at that point. Guess I better get back on to finish the last 4 days of the trial period.

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MJ7DM33 8/29/2012 11:07AM

  Yes emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 8/29/2012 11:01AM

    Hi Yvonne,
that is wonderful news about your enjoying the exercising. Yeah!
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Have a nice day,

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Increase Your Willpower

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I just read an article on things that increase your willpower and things that decrease your willpower. Some things like being tired decreases willpower and it explained why that is so. Another one was why willpower increases when you are busy but not stressed. These are just a couple of the ideas in it.

The link is:

This had some eye-openers for me. Hope it will help you too.

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SMILESRME 8/28/2012 12:16PM

    Thanks for sharing this Yvonne! Our bodies and minds are wonderously made; and it's always an eye-opener to see why some things happen!! But...God is good through it all!!

Julia : )

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Friday, August 10, 2012

I have a Fitbit step-counter that I love, but it stopped working just before our vacation. I grabbed an old one out of my stash and have been wearing it. I am positive it doesn’t count all my steps so last week I checked it out. I took 40 steps and checked it. It said zero – 0 – zero steps, oh no. I dug another one out and took 50 steps. What do you know it said 50 steps. My step count the last few days has risen a lot.

I called the Fitbit company and they are sending me a base station. It transfers my active time and steps automatically to my computer. Will be glad to when it is working again.

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HIKESHAPPY 8/12/2012 8:35PM

    That's awesome, Yvonne! It's good to know what helps and motivates you. Keep on stepping!:-)

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JOYINKY 8/10/2012 3:16PM

    I so sympathize! I wear my pedometer all the time! I even keep a spare battery as I don't like to be without it. It is one of my best motivators to keep moving! I know you'll be glad when it is working properly again! Be well.
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Trip - 1-3

Monday, July 09, 2012

Had a great flight. Got a lot of walking in during layover. Saturday went to the beach (Gulf of Mexico). The water was nice and warm and quiet. Used sun screen but still got a little red. It was a wonderful, peaceful day.

Sun. we went to see Winter, the dolphin that lost its tail. They don't post his show schedule and we just happened to be there at the right time. He only uses his prosthetic during therapy.

Today is a "rest" day. GD and I are playing the Wii Fit Plus, so I have gotten some exercise in - yay. This afternoon we are going shopping.

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SMILESRME 7/10/2012 3:49PM

    What a lovely time resting, rrejuvinating and relaxing. Plus....getting some exericse time in to boot!! Fun Fun!!

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CEASE99 7/10/2012 11:33AM

    Actually, you should take your favorite daughter-in-law!! emoticon

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CEASE99 7/10/2012 11:21AM

    Next time lets leave the GD home and take the SON. Tell Lexi hi for me and keep having a great time! emoticon

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DR1939 7/10/2012 10:32AM

    Enjoy the time with your GD. These make precious memories for both of you.

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/10/2012 10:12AM

    Glad you are enjoying this special, relaxing time!

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HIKESHAPPY 7/10/2012 10:02AM

    Yvonne, it sounds like you're having a relaxing but active vacation - and great job for getting in a walk on the layover!

Looking forward to more pictures....


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CARANN56 7/10/2012 8:24AM

    Sounds like you are having a great vacation. We saw Winter last year when we were in Clearwater. It was fun to see the movie then. Enjoy your granddaughter!

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YELLOW09RED 7/10/2012 7:44AM

    Good morning Yvonne,
It is wonderful that you got to see Winter. Have a great day with your family.
Hugs & Smiles,

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MERRYMARY42 7/9/2012 11:00PM

    very jealous, have fun I know you are

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GRAMMAP1 7/9/2012 10:20PM

    It all sounds delightful to me. I love the beach and feel it is so relaxing. Enoy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MONTY68 7/9/2012 10:17PM

    Hi Yvonne
Wow could I feel your mood and seemed so relaxed. The pictures are beautiful, thank you for sharing


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JOYINKY 7/9/2012 8:35PM

    Sounds like a wonderfu, healthy , relaxing time. Have fun!

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Don't Quit

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

i found this poem and i thought it was good to post. Couldn't find out who actually wrote it.

Don't Quit..

when you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, and you feel like the biggest failure in town, when you want to give up just because you gave in. and forgot all about being healthy and thin. so what!!! you went over your allowance a bit. it's your next move that counts.... so don't you quit. it's a moment of truth, its attitude and change, its learning the skills to get back in your range, it's telling yourself ' you've done great up till now, you can take on a challenge and beat it somehow. it's part of your journey toward reaching your goal. you're still gonna make it just stay in control. to stumble and fall is not a disgrace, if you summon the will to get back in the race. but often the strugglers, when losing their grip, just throw in the towel and continue to slip..... so don't you quit.

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YELLOW09RED 6/23/2012 11:28AM

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MAMAOWLS 6/22/2012 11:52PM

    Thanks for sharing

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BESTSUSIEYET 6/17/2012 10:32PM

    Great words of wisdom! Yesterday is past, but we can make our NEXT choices healthy ones!
Have a great week, Yvonne!

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SLJWATTS 6/17/2012 4:46AM

    Love this poem- it is just what I need to hear... because it's those days that I say what the heck and don't get back on my habbits that are a killer... I will just smile and remember your poem

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CARANN56 6/13/2012 9:48PM

    Thanks Yvonne - I think we all can relate to that poem!

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MRSRACHELS 6/13/2012 11:25AM

    emoticon I like it!!! thanks for sharing

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MONTY68 6/13/2012 1:03AM

    Hi Yvonne
I am glad that you shared this poem. A great reminder of the neeed to continue whatever journey we are on.

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MEETSADMAMA 6/13/2012 12:01AM

    Thank you for sharing =]

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