SAM60SUMTHINK's SparkPeople Blog SAM60SUMTHINK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Olive is one of Santa's reindeer? Who is Olive???? <BR> <BR> While looking to check the names of Santa's reindeer for spelling (Donder? no... Donner???) I came across something new to me: a listing of their names together with personality traits and skills of each. But... who is Olive? Why didn't Olive make it into the song? Hmmm... then again, old Rudolph wasn't around then, either.... <BR> <BR> (source of this 'information' is: <BR> <link><BR>ties-of-Santas-Reindeer </link> <BR>... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:28:19 EST "Just DO it" Some "never's" are okay: <BR> Never say "I wish" when you really WANT a reasonable goal. <BR> Never face a hurdle letting all the obstacles block out the possibilities for overcoming it. <BR> <BR> We are here for different reasons, but the all-encompassing goal of pursuing a healthier lifestyle should be the bond between us all, regardless of location, age, weight or health issues. Bring the right attitude to the right place and ... the goals are attainable (if, remember, they are reasonabl... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 22:46:15 EST Coach Dean's Motivational Blogs - a series worth reading! Every year or two I repost the following blog which I created in...hmmm 2009?... after completing the blogs which were first introduced at the rate of one blog a week for ten weeks. My blog of the blogs is actually a list of links to Coach Dean Anderson's Motivational Blog series. Hope you find this, you know: motivating! <BR> <BR> I recommend that you read only one or two at a time so you can let the thoughts really settle into your mind and habits. <BR> -------------------------... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 20:25:16 EST "Exercising Body and Mind; The Key to Heart-Healthy Aging" The following is quoted from "..." appears where I have deleted text. New information? Probably not new to you, but it is a nice reminder as we approach the last week of the designated national (u.s) heart month! <BR> <BR> -- <em>129</em> --- <BR> <BR> "EXERCISING BODY AND MIND; <BR> THE KEY TO HEART-HEALTHY AGING <BR> ……………………BY DISCOVERYHEALTH.COM WRITERS <BR> <BR> "Remaining physically active is important, regardless of age. <BR> Certain natural changes take ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:12:48 EST An "Anniversary" Note I'll make this short: <BR> <BR> On December 28, 2006 the surgeon took out my kidney, adrenal gland and a 7-cm malignant tumor that had connected the two. <BR> <BR> Today, December 28, 2016, I truly celebrate my tenth anniversary of being cancer free. <BR> <BR> Sometimes life gets pretty rough, you know. <BR> It's not what happens to you that counts, but it is instead what you do with what comes at you that does count. <BR> <BR> Live life, and do it now, as it is happening. <BR> Go for be... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:05:48 EST First blog since... oh my!... June!?! Sorry for the silence! <BR> The most important part of this blog is a few paragraphs down; it could be entitled: <BR> USE YOUR KEY LIKE IT IS A KEY... <BR> <BR> Preample: <BR> Much has happened in my life this year. And somehow I just haven't been able to blog. "Able" as in having the energy to sit long, to actually blog about much. We must periodically regroup and often it is wise to make NICE changes and additions to spice things up. For me, it's mostly physical. I've been in a fibro ... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 01:02:40 EST Fortified my track to glide over hurdles For the months since December I have been immersed in first caretsking and now in helping my mom sort through a house full of memories before putting her home on the market. And in the process of everything I put my own needs on some proverbial shelf. <BR> <BR> <BR> I spent only one or two nights in my own home and then was so exhausted that I never did much to make it feel like home. Instead it has become like a furnished, stagnant-air-filled closet. <BR> <BR> <BR> As I often say to ... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:26:24 EST So Many Ends, So Many Beginnings: time will heal much Only those who know me will be interested in the first, so feel free to skip to the area/s marked by emoticons! <BR> ------- <BR> <BR> December 4th marked the beginning of a very difficult time for me; it was obvious that my dad, age 93, might this time not recover. Which meant my mom, age 91, needed support in a long battle. As the months passed, his one goal was to live until May 4th, my parents' 70th anniversary, but I truly believe that his passing a few days before that was a gift to ... Mon, 9 May 2016 12:58:49 EST Getting ready to ditch some time-wasting connections We're all connected to so many devices in this busy, modern world. And while some of the devices are useful, the fact is that they easily go from convenient to being wasters of time and energy. I want to use my time more productively this winter, and I knew just where to start. So the other day I made a decision after much thought and observation of my habits: <BR> <BR> I'm going to ditch tv and even downgrade my internet... for 3-6 months. Maybe more?!? Over a year ago I ditched cable ... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 23:28:52 EST My ultimate reason for healthy lifestyle We talk about goals a lot here on SP. "I want to look better", "...feel better", "...weigh less", "...train for this", " that", " into my whatchamacallit for my so-and-so's whatever", etc. <BR> Goals like these are relatively immediate and recognizable. "Feeling better" is the result of what counts. Look carefully at the SP articles and you will see that they are in fact not targeting mere loss of pounds; the goal is much bigger because it is for healthy LIFESTYLE. Sure, losing... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 04:00:59 EST Comparing my Thanksgivings of yesteryear and now... The way I spend Thanksgiving is so different from those holidays of the 1950's and -60's as I grew up! Different in numbers of people, location of dining, and so much more too. I remember the old holidays with great affection and cherish today's quieter celebrations just as much as I loved the old ones. <BR> <BR> Yesteryear, aunts/uncles/cousins traveled to my aunt/uncles house for an overnight super family gathering. There were 2 special Thanksgiving Day meals: dinner at 2pm with formal t... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:51:21 EST "Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog" Am working on activity and sleep issues. <BR> <BR> I've gotten out my exercise/activity journal and recorded yesterday's and today's (so far) steps/mileage, minutes/type/repetitions of exercise. <BR> COMMENT: writing it out this way made me want to do more... and I did. <BR> <BR> Reviewed my sleep/restless/wake pattern from last night. <BR> Refilled my D3 prescription, bought the doctor-recommended B-12 vitamins and the ran-out-2-months-ago multivitamin that the doc says I need to resum... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:01:52 EST Home as Environment: part of my journey My current focus on mindfulness and meditation is in fact what made me look around myself and realize that environment is so important to how we FEEL in general that this project is an important stage of my journey toward a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Am busy (again) today moving small possessions around in my apartment: emptying my large unit that holds vases, candle holders and breakables; emptying a tall bookshelf and other items that tomorrow will be relocated, etc etc etc. Tomorrow ... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:59:33 EST Diabetes Weight-Loss Challenge - good idea 'even' if not a diabetic Although I'm not diabetic or pre-diabetic, I joined The Diabetes Weight-Loss Challenge. <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> First of all, my RD (dietician) told me years ago that a nutrition plan for people with diabetes is well-rounded and healthy. Secondly? I do watch the numbers on the blood glucose results because I definitely fit many criteria for metabolic syndrome (which some folks intermingle with pre-diabetes, but others still differentiate. Me? I figure if you fit the criteria for it, fo... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 22:08:09 EST My 8-year take on Points and the site This site has changed tremendously in the time I've used it for my journey. Most of the changes have been absolutely fantastic; the once difficult-to-navigate site with hidden articles is now so easy to use! Perhaps one of the best changes was the development of the tab system; new members can find what they need without the amount of help once necessary. Class Teams' participation is down because this and other features eliminated the once prevalent confusion new members faced when they j... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:50:25 EST Enjoying ourselves, our time: an important ingredient in lifestyle Ah, the work for a St. Patrick's Day party is over; I'm still exhausted but so glad I put forth the effort. In addition to the decorating I did for the night, I'd gathered and printed up over a few hundred Irish blessings and Irish proverbs and glued them to shamrocks I made from green construction paper (hey, this is labor-intensive but budget-savvy!) then scattered them on all the tables; there were 50-plus people at the party, and I loved watching as at each table people shared the blessi... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:33:17 EST Fitbit ! Wow, what a delightful surprise it was that last Wednesday night everyone in our Wednesday evening group was given a fitbit flex!!! <BR> <BR> My schedule was frantic this week, so I waited until this tonight to get the fitbit started. Technophobe that I am, this gave me a chance to do it without a list of to-do deadlines hanging over my head. Now to take advantage of all it can do!! So far, I know it tracks steps nicely, because I took a short walk and checked. <BR> <BR> Hope I get use... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:03:08 EST Leading horses to water is the easy part Tuesday is meeting night for the Healthy Lifestyle RoundTable group I lead. I'd decided it was time to have people talk in a general way about their goals and methods of reaching goal. I started things by sharing ideas from a seminar on goal-attainment that I attended last week, then sat back. Just put in a comment or question here and there ... and listened. It was solid discussion and informative to me, some really good communication and .... some revelations of distorted (rationalizing... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:22:47 EST Jan 15, Part 2 of "Observations..." Food aversion: <BR> This has many causes. For me: Disinterest in food, forgetting to eat, etc. evolved into delaying meals and other habits that all fall under the sum umbrella of "food aversion" for me. It all started when I had cancer (even before diagnosis) perhaps partly because I was in so much pain. Two years of it, actually. I thought the pain was one dilly of a long fibro flare... After surgery in 12/2006 I was even less interested in eating, never felt hunger. I'd lost ALL sen... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:37:38 EST Current observations: my food intake and walking Since November 12th I've been tracking not just every blasted food item or beverage but also my steps, minutes of exercise, my morning weight, and my step count... every day. This is for the group I'm in that is for people who are either pre-diabetic or have markers; my glucose levels run somewhat high this past year and I'm overweight, so my doc recommended me for this first group of people in a new program. <BR> <BR> The calorie range set by two RD's over the years is the same - 1260 to... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:01:56 EST Reverse the domino effect How often have you heard - or been the one saying - that one slip off a streak is the beginning of falling off a plan and not knowing quite what 'went wrong' or how to get back on track? <BR> <BR> Tonight I watched a video on good ole YouTube. Domino mazes intrigue me, so I watched another video of dominoes falling into patterns. Then another. Then! The one that made me think. Really think. <BR> <BR> We know it takes a lot of hard and careful work to construct either a domino maze or a... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:40:33 EST The functions of insulin - more complex than I'd known! Last night and today I've been going through information on insulin. <BR> Not just (just?!?) from the diabetic-fear viewpoint that is prevalent, but for connections to other systems. The need to eat in the morning is important...and I know that insulin functions are a huge component so I thought I'd easily find a tidy little fact-based article... and discovered huge amounts of information that go waaaayyyyy beyond the simple answers I sought! <BR> <BR> This insulin-info search began simpl... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:42:03 EST Be Your Own Version of Yo-Yo Ma! "I learn something not because I have to, but because I really want to. That's the same view I have for performing. I'm performing because I really want to, not because I have to bring bread back home." <BR> ........................................<BR>...Yo-Yo Ma <BR> <em>417</em> <em>335</em> <em>7</em> <em>311</em> <em>194</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> Yo-Yo Ma has an incredible talent, but could he have achieved all he has if he approached his art as though it were a chore? NO. ... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 18:26:44 EST Busy last week, ready to slow my pace! The past week has been rough for me. Nothing dramatic in the long-term, but stress-filled and stressful. Constant obligations, taking my son down to the VA Hosp for a procedure, hauling grandkids to appointments, appointments with restaurant manager, baker and florist to make arrangements for my mom's dinner party to be later this month.... among other things. BUSY. Wore my out. And. <BR> <BR> The week was capped off Sunday by a big pig-roast that my son did for over 100 people.... He al... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:29:03 EST First lifestyle support group meeting went well! First: Please note that my keyboard has for weeks been refusing to type every letter I hit, so you'll see words that are missing 'something'. Consider it a game, and read on, ok? Thanks for unerstanding?! <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----------- <BR> <BR> Tonight I held the first meeting for what wil now be called "Healthy Lifestyle RoundTable"! After lots of thinking and planning, my pet project EXISTS!! <BR> <BR> Purpose? A social networking group (for the senior ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:17:09 EST support that helped me and keeps on giving though gone We can be motivated to reach a goal and then dissuaded or recommitted or continuingly find reasons to stay on track. The very same situations can at different times trigger unlike responses or emotions. Sometimes a negative thought or experience is cited as reason for going off track. Sometimes the negative event encountered strengthens us. I truly believe that we should do our best to allow every experience or encounter, failure or loss... strengthen us. <BR> <BR> A question in one of ... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 22:26:36 EST July progress and upping some plans This blog is just a statement of my July progresss...and... my plan for reaching a solid but diverse plan of exercise... <BR> <BR> Now past the middle of July and about 1.5 weeks to its end, <BR> I've been assessing my July progress. For me that's always "exercise". <BR> <BR> In my Making Daily Choices Count team, we are doing a challenge to stay on track with some basics. Because of that challenge, I can summarize that I'm getting my exercise time in, and am definitely drinking my w... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:18 EST This could be the theme song for all SP teams! Many of us feel alone at times when some aspect of our journeys is difficul. <BR> <BR> My own obstacles definitely leave me feeling alone, so I'm sure glad that I have kind SparkFriends who do stand by me. <BR> <BR> Hope you'll find this song - in this incredible presentation! - as meaningful as I do! <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <link><BR>he-Only-Version-Of-Stand-By-Me-You-ll-<BR>Ever-Want-To-Hear-Again-It-s-THAT-Good- </link> <em>335</... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:56:35 EST CHALLENGES WORK! Go for the Gold and do them! Team leaders know that challenges are incredible tools to each of us, often in different ways. When team leaders create challenges, they do so after thinking about the needs and interests of the team members. When we team members enter those challenges, leaders feel pleased that the challenges have touched a need and that people will commit to some change, stretegy or other effort. When everything pulls together (or rather, we the participants ALLOW everything to pull together!)... particip... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 01:21:58 EST Pushing to stay on my exercise path for all of July My exercise for July is taking a break from an important routine. <BR> <BR> In addition to walking and at-home exercises, I usually exercise for 90 minutes 3 times a week in a physical therapy pool. I call it my lifeline to normalcy because this eases my fibromyalgia and knees to the point that I can do other things. It helps me with handling things but I've too much on my plate to go! <BR> <BR> But this month is full of stressors and getting to that pool would add to th stress. Biza... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 22:02:12 EST Set your S.M.A.R.T. Goals Setting goals is not a one-time newbie project. <BR> <BR> Not just any goal will do. Goals should be: <BR> <BR> S - Sensible <BR> <BR> M - Measurable <BR> <BR> A - Attainable (!!!) <BR> <BR> R - Realistic (the below article calls it 'relevant') <BR> <BR> T - Timely (time-sensitive!) <BR> <BR> As we progress on this journey - which incidentally is LIFE! - it's wise to revisit and reset our goals so that they stay in step with our evolving progress, needs and reality. <BR> <BR> Puttin... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:41:21 EST Do you have a mantra? (or maybe even more than one?) If you've not seen it yet, or you just need to grasp a little motivational mantra to help you with this or that of the hurdles you encounter, dig in right here: <BR> <BR> In many articles, mantras are mostly associated with peaceful stress reduction, but they also help us in other ways. They can fuel one's motivation, which is certainly important if your journey here is a struggle. You probaly have one or more little sayings aka mantras that come to mind... even if you don't realize it. "... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:48:41 EST A good goal: make use of the sunshine! We've just passed the longest days of sunlight here in my corner of the world. <BR> <BR> For those of us who love being outdoors in summer months, the message is clear: <BR> <BR> Living in the moment is full of joy. <BR> <BR> Get out there and absorb all the goodness that awaits us outdoors. <BR> <BR> Whether it's summer where you live... or winter! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>375</em> <em>432</em> <em>444</em> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:19:52 EST Healthy nutrition...on a budget? YES! Absoutely! Habits take time to change. The way we eat and WHAT we eat are some of the trickiest bundles of ingrained habits to tackle, because ... they are just such a part of every day! <BR> Unless, of course, you never eat? ;) Solid, healthy nutrition is key in anyone's healthy lifestyle, regardless of goals or hurdles. Tackling old habits to weed out the unhealthy ones is an important move toward any goal. Today I read an article that might be a good introduction to a person who hasn't yet reall... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:21:18 EST challenge assignment An assignment... <BR> <BR> Go back over your life and remember some of the painful incidents that made you want to lose weight. Why did you start eating and stop moving. What is in your mind now? <BR> <BR> I didn' really have any desire to lose weight, never had an incident when my weight embarrassed me so much that I wanted to LOSE weight. <BR> <BR> I weighed 103 in November of 1971 when I got married. <BR> By a year after my second child was born, I was up to around 109, with the doct... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:08:24 EST Fire Up to Reach Your Goals! My focus has from Day One been on internal change. For me, the weight has been an annoyance, but not the concern. I came here to increase levels, to eat MORE, to eat BETTER. I still struggle to eat enough (to remember to eat!) but when I eat: it is healthy food. And for the past few years my focus on weight increased... It's one long turtle journey. What has helped me stay motivated is that my main strength is from the solid features at this site. Not the teams, which do give exchange a... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:21:28 EST Going for the Extreme In The Journey! I've always loved the IDEA of extreme sports. <BR> <BR> Not all of them, but... <BR> <BR> Wow... extreme skiing!? Used to watch incredible movies showing incredible athletes soaring down mountains that seemed impossible to navigate. LOVED THE THRILL OF JUST WATCHING!! I could FEEL it... albeit vicariously. <BR> <BR> Surfing!? Again: have always loved the way the best of surfers glided with grace against the odds of huge waves, bending, reaching and dipping as the waves roared under, aro... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:32:58 EST Americade Week is here! Rolling Thunder is a term that one really understands when living in an area where an annual motorcycle Event brings thousands of bikers to her daily haunts! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is the official first day of Americade! <link> </link> If you click the video, you'll see the area where I live. Summer rides - on bicycle, Harley or car! - are wonderful here! <BR> <BR> The big bikes have been rolling in f... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:50:44 EST Think Future Going forward is the only way to get ahead. <BR> Thinking forward is where movement begins. <BR> True in our journeys, <BR> true in solving real world issues. <BR> <BR> This video is remarkable. <BR> Solar ROADS... can be done! <BR> This IS possible. <BR> Someday. <BR> Incredible! <BR> Enjoy: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> <em>435</em> <em>433</em> <em>434</em> <em>435</em> <em>459</em> Thu, 29 May 2014 23:10:10 EST Before the picnics, People died fighting for freedom. <BR> That is what the REAL Memorial Day is all about. <BR> <BR> MEMORIAL DAY IS MAY 30! <BR> <BR> The government-issued date varies to be sure that the masses can have a great time. <BR> Many of us who have lost or nearly lost loved ones and friends to war observe Memorial Day on the correct date... and not with parties, picnics or fun. We remember, we cherish memories and are thankful for the sacrifices made on our behalf. <BR> <BR> If you are brave enou... Sun, 25 May 2014 13:24:12 EST All it Takes is One Spark! This site is so loaded with wonderful articles and tools that making every one of them easily accessible is difficult if not impossible. For this reason, I like to remind people to DIG into the site! <BR> <BR> At the very core of what makes this site work is the concept that "It Only Takes One Spark" to ignite the dynamics that make change begin, occur, and keep on rolling forward! <BR> Have you ever heard of "What is the SparkPeople Fuel For Improvement® System?" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeopl... Sat, 24 May 2014 17:40:25 EST My Goals for second half of May My only health-related May goal is no news to my goal-setting: <BR> <BR> (continue to) <BR> <BR> INCREASE ACTIVITY!! <BR> For May, I committed myself to reach weekly totals of 38,000. So far, so good! <BR> <BR> Method/rationale: <BR> To achieve a HABIT of a steady "moderate activity" level of step-count that averages over the week to at least 5,000 per day plus 3,000 steps 'extra'. <BR> <BR> Once habit is established with EASE instead of feeling I have to work to reach it, the numbe... Sat, 17 May 2014 11:52:40 EST Considering one aspect of metabolism jump-start If you've known me long, you know that I sure am one turtle in this journey. Doing all I can that is 'right' and having much-improved health but little weight-loss. <BR> <BR> Lately - the past few weeks - I've been really digging into more possibilities other than the obvious ones of disability limitations to exercise on top of mostly sedentary lifestyle. If you play the numerical theory-game with the numbers of calories-in and calories-out, I 'should' be pretty danged slender by now. My... Wed, 14 May 2014 11:29:55 EST May: The Merry Month of WILL-do! May. <BR> <BR> The very word sounds sort of pathetic standing alone: <BR> ................................. may .............................. <BR> As far as words go, "may" is pretty lame, isn't it? <BR> As far as months go, "May" is loaded <BR> with optimism, <BR> with spirit, <BR> with fun and <BR> with energy! <BR> <BR> So... Surely this is the month of.... <BR> (not "may" but) .......................... WILL ! <BR> <BR> May is a month for song, for strolling in the park (wearing a... Sat, 3 May 2014 11:32:41 EST Balance takes concentration. Check this out and think. On this journey in which we each have diverse goals, we balance much in our lives: our nutrition, activity, home life, outside responsibilities... and so much more. While watching this incredible lady, why not think of your journey so far and as it lies in wait for you to tred even further and farther. Much in our journeys is a balancing act. And we can do it. <BR> <BR> "The Power of Concentration" is a video of an incredible lady, Miyoko Shida, mastering an incredible accomplishment in f... Fri, 2 May 2014 00:01:22 EST self note: adrenal gland thoughts While I was looking into symptoms and characteristics etc that are really dragging me down, certain words and themes kept recurring. Am beginning to wonder if I should request testing of cortisol levels or general hormonal levels that might be affected by the loss of one adrenal gland. The last line of the quote below sort of decided for me that with fibromyalgia and loss of one adrenal gland, maybe taking the chance of sounding like my only problem might be hypochondria is okay by me if it... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:36:08 EST Habits. I keep uncovering them. During the past month I was increasingly lethargic - you know, beyond tired. Seemed strange. Then I realized that I was fighting it. And going about it all wrong! <BR> <BR> Last week I went to bed at 7:30pm one night. Got up at 2am for an hour, went back to bed and slept til almost noon! <BR> <BR> This week when the feeling started to make me feel like I was dragging, I just plain went to bed, repeated a similar routine... and have felt fine for two days. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to wor... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:16:05 EST Habits. I keep uncovering them. During the past month I was increasingly lethargic - you know, beyond tired. Seemed strange. Then I realized that I was fighting it. And going about it all wrong! <BR> <BR> Last week I went to bed at 7:30pm one night. Got up at 2am for an hour, went back to bed and slept til almost noon! <BR> <BR> This week when the feeling started to make me feel like I was dragging, I just plain went to bed, repeated a similar routine... and have felt fine for two days. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to wor... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:16:00 EST Must somehow push past ! my limits. Invisible disabilities are frustrating, y'know. I have three of them. The pain issue is what I can hide, what even a few of my docs don't really understand. One of these, unfortunately, is my very nice General Practice doctor; I started seeing her about a month before my cancer surgery in 2006. So she's never known the active and thinner me, just the fibro me. Four or six times a year I see her: she checks bloodwork to be sure my kidney's working well, the iron's up, the sodium's high ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:21:26 EST Stay-on-Track Calendar: have you seen yours? To stay on top of specific tracking and planning, we have several tools. The planner will send us email reminders if we want reminders of appointments or perhaps challenge reminders; the nutrition and fitness trackers help us look at exactly how much activity we are doing, how many calories we burn. The reports generated by tracking are absolutely wonderful. Yup, you know of several ways to keep an eye on your progress. At midnight every night your SparkPoints Page switches to the next ... 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