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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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