Warning - new spark feature
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Through another blog I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. I do not ... Read more
The Health Benefits of Losing Just 10% of Your Body Weight by Birdie Varnedore, M.D.
Dr Birdie posted this blog yesterday, and I want to write my response here to her question at the end of the blog:
What changes did you notice when you lost 10 percent of your body weight? What were some of the first health improvements you ex... Read more
Getting specific about your goals
The following is from the Healthy reflections email for today.
"I have always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I have to be more specific."
- Lily Tomlin, actress
"Getting specific about your goals
Are your goals detail... Read more
slow day getting in the minimum
I overslept this morning.
So I have been rather tired all day, and have not felt like doing much of anything.
I have stayed within my calorie count.
I read my Bible and prayed early this morning.
I have drunk 9 cups of water.
I ha... Read more
Exercise, Goals, rewards, progress
When I joined SP last June, I could hardly ride my exercise bike for 10 minutes. And to do it every day was an impossibility. Or so I thought. At least at that time it was.
Now I am exercising by riding my exercise bike 30 minutes a day... Read more
Tracking my progress in 100 Day challenge
I set my goals to be specific, attainable, doable, and achievable. I didn't want to set goals that were way out there that I would not be able to accomplish.
Each day my goal is to pray first thing in the morning, and read my Bible... Read more
New Running Shoes
My feet and knees have hurt for so long, I forgot what it was like to walk without pain.
On Monday I went to the Fort Worth Running CO to get a new pair of running shoes. These were recommended for walking because they give you the support th... Read more
Day 7 of keeping my 100 day challenge
7 days complete, 93 to go.
I have never kept any good healthy habits straight for 7 days, let alone 100. But I have been able to do it so far. At the end of the day, knowing that I haven't gotten in 10 simple minutes motivates me to do just... Read more
Coach Nicole's 28 Day Boot Camp Cardio + Strength DVD
I decided to buy Coach Nicole's new 28 Day Boot Camp DVD.
So first I printed out Target's $3 coupon on the SP website.
I went to Target and the DVD was $12.99. Minus the $3.00 was $9.99.
But on the DVD was a sticker that said 20% off any... Read more
5 Days in of keeping my goals
I have been able to keep my goals now for 5 days straight. It is an encouraging feeling.
To have spent time in the word of God, prayed, drank my 8 glasses of water, 4 or more fruits and vegetables, and exercise at least 10 minutes a day. ... Read more
Five years ago today Knee surgery - reflections
Right now, while I am thinking about it I want to blog and write about what I am thinking about this 5 year anniversary.
Five years ago today, I had both of my knees replaced. I didn't know everything then that I know now.
I didn't... Read more
New Measurements to start the new year
Last time I did my measurements was on November 12, 2011. Today I did it again. And I want to compare.
November 12, 2011 measurements
Upper Arm Right 15 inches Upper Arm Left 15.5 inches
Right Thigh 31 inches Left Thigh 31.75 inches
Rig... Read more
Trip and safe return
My husbands family likes to get together for Christmas. This is hard, but not as hard as my family. My family lives all across the country, East Coast, West Coast, North Central US, South US, etc.
My husbands family mostly lives in St Lou... Read more
New goals for 2012
I want to loose 40 lbs in 2012:
I plan to do that by Exercising 3 times per week to start, working up to 5 times, 30 mins a day.
Tracking my foods daily, and drinking my 8 + cups of water per day.
Attending Spark Live meetings at least one... Read more
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Christmas memories of 2011
Three things stand out from my time with my family today:
1. The gift in my stocking from my daughter of her new baby in her womb from her 8 week sonogram. Awesome photo, and with it she allowed me to share the news with her siblings. We tal... Read more