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I know why I want to be fit and healthy
Friday, September 02, 2016      6 comments

I just started Stage 3 on the Spark Coach program and the they want to blog about why I want to maintain my weight. The answer is simple for me. I have three of the most lovable adorable grandsons on the planet. They are 8 1/2, 5 and 3 1/2... Read more
Why we love SparkPeople
Thursday, September 01, 2016      4 comments

Today someone joined my Spark Trivia Fanatics team named SEABEACHRAT. As is my practice I visited her page and gave her a Sparkgoodie Welcome Mat. While I was there I read a note that BARBIEE52 wrote her that really resonated with me. It goes li... Read more
I know I shouldn't care about the scale
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      10 comments

Way back before I joined Spark I thought the end all and be all of weight loss was the number on the scale. I have belonged to Weight Watchers for a long time. When I reached my goal, they made me a lifetime member which means I can use the tool... Read more
Going back to the start
Friday, August 19, 2016      14 comments

I have started to let things lapse a little. emoticon I've been grabbing cookies ... Read more
Thursday, July 14, 2016      7 comments

Today we had a nutritionist from Kaiser talk to us about mindful eating. Not much new information but it was presented in an interesting manner. She used a ton of audience participation which made the topic much more interesting. At the end she ... Read more
This week at W.O.W (Women on Weights)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      7 comments

Last week we learned some body weight exercises and some machine stuff. This week we did a circuit that really mixed cardio and strength. We did one minute at each station than went on to the next. The stations were Plie Squats, Jumping Jacks, P... Read more
Going where I never went before
Monday, June 13, 2016      13 comments

Today I started a new class at my work Fitness Center. It is called W.O.W. Women on weights. All of my previous mistarts into strength training have been too challenging. This one sounds like it could work out. The trainer is a really high energ... Read more
Great weekend once again
Monday, March 14, 2016      7 comments

Friday I got the best news! I had a bone density test and the results were normal. All of that yogurt is paying off I guess. On Saturday we started the day by joining my walking and fitness group. We walk along the Guadalupe river and are led by... Read more
What a whirlwind weekend
Monday, February 29, 2016      5 comments

This weekend we had almost too much to do but the weekend flew by and brought me 3 days closer to my retirement next year. On Friday we went to a house concert of one of our local singer-songwriters Michael McNiven who sings folk music with a re... Read more
I'm so thrilled to be a 5% Challenger
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      10 comments

I have taken part in the 5% challenges for about 3-4 years now. They come up every season and my team is the Teddy Bears. The challenge encourages us to lose 5% of our weight (or maintain if you are in maintenance) and we compete against several... Read more
I love to walk but it's a jungle out there!
Saturday, December 19, 2015      12 comments

Yesterday I was pulling my little ice chest on wheels back from the super market. I was crossing the last street and in the middle of the street I heard a bang and I went down like a shot. Some driver wasn't paying attention and while turning i... Read more
I did it! I did it! I did it!
Friday, December 11, 2015      15 comments

Way back in January of 2014 I blogged about my step goals.
al.asp?blog_id=5588220 Being a hockey puck when I started wearing a pedometer back 2011, I spent a whole f... Read more
December is not a good month to stay Healthy
Thursday, December 10, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday my team at work had a bake sale to benefit 2nd Harvest Food Bank and Toys for Tots. I started out as a good girl donating a check before the cakes were put out with the intention of not buying anything but after watching some very call... Read more
What a beautiful way to answer a challenge
Monday, November 23, 2015      24 comments

I love the challenges on SparkPeople. Both the ones that Spark creates like the "Walk this way challenge" and the ones that brilliant Spark friends create like the "5% challenges" that are responsible for me getting to my goal weight and staying... Read more
Maybe I'll get away from the Chocolate Temptress tomorrow
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      15 comments

I'm still struggling some but tomorrow I'll be changing offices and getting away from the chocolate temptress. I'm really hoping that will save me from myself and get me on the right track!! Today my breakfast was a very healthy Cheerios (origin... Read more

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