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New Year Goals!

Monday, December 31, 2012      10 comments

For week 3 of our winter challenge, we are to set goals for the coming year. I figure that if I put them in a blog for anyone to see, then just maybe I can keep them for longer than a few days. So, here is what I would like to accomplish durin... Read more

Holiday Stress

Tuesday, December 18, 2012      5 comments

For the first week of our winter challenge, we are to give 3 suggestions on how to deal with holiday stress. Stress is an everyday part of our lives, and I truly envy people who can handle it gracefully. I stress out on the job, and tend to br... Read more

BL Fall Leaves of Change challenge

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      5 comments

For this challenge, I would like to improve upon my strength training. To be truthful, I really need to START my strength training. I think about it & that's about as far as it gets. I have several articles with exercise suggestions, but neve... Read more

My 5 weight loss motivations

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      6 comments

B ecause I want to: E njoy life. T ake control of emotional eating. H ave confidence. I nstill healthy habits. N ot have to buy a new wardrobe. To elaborate: I want to lose weight so I can do things without my knees & hips... Read more

Spark Power Jan. challenge #4

Monday, February 01, 2010      2 comments

For the last of the January challenge, we were to try a new exercise. I've been wanting to try yoga so this was the push that I needed. I enjoyed the slower pace & learning several of the poses. I'm more conscious of how to breathe, which hel... Read more

Our personal coach challenge

Friday, January 22, 2010      2 comments

For our Spark Power challenge we were paired up with a teammate to be a personal coach & also to be coached. What a great idea! The accountability added motivation to our goals, and the extra support helped to accomplish what we set out to do.... Read more

How to keep a (good) habit alive

Monday, January 11, 2010      1 comments

My Spark Power goal #2 was to substitute a good habit for a bad one. I'm attempting to stop the mindless grazing when I get home from work. I would like to find a fruit or veggie to munch on instead of cookies or chips. I've made it a point t... Read more

Spark Power Goal #2

Thursday, January 07, 2010      2 comments

For our 2nd goal in the January Goal Success challenge, we were to pick a bad habit & replace it with something positive. I had so many to chose from (LOL), but picked the one I seem to do when I come home from work. I'm not really hungry, but... Read more

Spark Power Goal #1

Thursday, January 07, 2010      1 comments

For our January Goal Success Challenge we were to use the nutrition tracker & then add notes for each day. I was able to keep within my calorie range & fat/cholesterol/carb ranges, but was over a little on sodium a few times. Looking back at ... Read more

So long 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009      0 comments

I was reflecting on what a long, troubling year this has been when I realized that there is a certain balance to events. The worst thing this year is that our beloved cat died from cancer. We were (& still are) devastated. On the other side o... Read more

BL Fall Challenge POA

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      2 comments

I have a very hard time setting goals for myself. My summer BL plan was too general - I found that I was able to squeak by, but I don't feel as if I accomplished much. This time around, I am going to be more specific so that I am more accounta... Read more

What I learned

Wednesday, July 29, 2009      1 comments

Our ITC challenge for this week was to reflect on what we learned throughout the summer challenge. It's been an eye-opener, to say the least! For the most part, I stayed within my gameplan, but realized that I should have given myself an extra... Read more

Outside of my comfort zone!

Saturday, June 27, 2009      3 comments

I must admit that I almost panicked when I read what our inter-team challenge was this week. A hike - and for 60 minutes!! OMG!!! You must realize that Iím an indoors person, especially when itís summer. I donít like the heat & humidity. ... Read more

Team Jade Biggest Loser POA

Thursday, May 28, 2009      6 comments

I'm really looking forward to being on this team. I hope I can help it become the best!! I would like to accomplish the following: 1) Exercise - Keep up the daily walks on the treadmill. Aim for longer time/distance & build up my stamina.... Read more