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The scale is moving in the right direction now!
Friday, February 29, 2008      7 comments

Something worked, I'm not sure what! I lost 2. 8 lbs since weigh-in last Friday (158.8 down to 156)! I went back to 1200-1550 calories this week and started doing some different workout DVDs, and I have also been trying to use the principle... Read more
I hate my new scale!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008      7 comments

For the last month I have been gaining and losing the same couple of lbs. over and over again and have decided that I hate my new scale! I'm not sure what is going on...maybe I am under too much stress or it could be that I increased my calori... Read more
Body for Life for Women
Sunday, February 17, 2008      6 comments

Book Review: Body for Life for Women by Pamela Peeke, M.D. Foreword by Cindy Crawford A follow-up to the New York Times Bestseller Body for Life by Bill Phillips. This book as the title suggest is written for women and has incorp... Read more
Rest and Renewal
Saturday, February 16, 2008      3 comments

Yesterday I wasn't feeling well and decided to take a day off from exercise and worrying about my diet. I still ate healthy foods but did not really stress about calorie ranges and exercise. I just really spent the day recharging my batter... Read more
If a little is good, more is not always better!
Friday, February 08, 2008      8 comments

I will apologize in advance for the length of this blog. If you are looking for a short and sweet blog, this is not the one for you, LOL. Itís time for me to look at how I am progressing with some of the goals I set for myself for 2008. I am d... Read more
Down but not defeated
Tuesday, January 29, 2008      13 comments

Today was weigh in day on one of my challenges and I gained almost 2 lbs since Friday (my last weigh in for another challenge). I am disappointed, but I am not throwing in the towel! I hesitated to write about this in my blog because I am r... Read more
Starting Stage 4: Spread the Spark!
Friday, January 18, 2008      5 comments

This week I started Stage 4 on my journey with Spark People. The focus of this stage is spreading the spark. I am so very thankful to Spark People and to all the super people that I have had the opportunity to get to know over the past 4 m... Read more
Enjoying the Marathon
Tuesday, January 08, 2008      4 comments

Life is like a marathon. We run and run, not knowing where (or how far) the finish line lies. We focus so intensely on prolonging the race but sometimes--despite our best efforts--the race is cut short. Too often we don't relish the path o... Read more
40 Tips for a Powerful New Year
Sunday, January 06, 2008      3 comments

I can't take credit for this. I received it in an email and just wanted to share it with all of you. It is amazing how the simplest of things can have a profound effect on us and the people's lives that we touch. 40 Tips for a Powerful ... Read more
A new year, a new me! Happy 2008!
Monday, December 31, 2007      6 comments

This had been a great journey so far, but the best is yet to come! I am looking forward to 2008 and ready to close the door on 2007. Not a horrrible year, I have had worse, but it was not one of my favorites. As I said in another blog entr... Read more
How do you respond to a crisis?
Saturday, December 22, 2007      4 comments

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill There are several people in my life that are currently experiencing a crisis in their lives. Some are f... Read more
The All-or-Nothing Mentality Trap
Monday, December 17, 2007      7 comments

On one of my teams our daily challenge today is to blog about some aspect of our lifestyle change that we are struggling with or would like some assistance or input on. One of the hardest things for me whenever trying to make any kind of c... Read more
Reflections and Rewards
Monday, December 10, 2007      1 comments

As I am approaching my three month mark with Spark People I am reflecting on where I have been and the progress that I have made over the past 3 months. When I joined SP I was pretty much at the end of my rope. My weight had been creepin... Read more
Exercise intensity and heart rate zones
Saturday, December 01, 2007      2 comments

Did you ever wonder how hard you should be working out and how long your workout should be for optimal weight loss? How do you determine the intensity of your exercise? You can either use the talk test, the Perceived Exertion Scale (P... Read more
Boot Camp Challenge
Monday, November 26, 2007      2 comments

I joined the Walk Club at Leslie Sansone's website and there was a challenge starting the day after Thanksgiving. This was my first challenge and it really helped me stay motivated and stay on track with my goals. I liked it so much that I plan... Read more

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