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Task 6--why do I want to lose weight
Friday, September 16, 2016      7 comments

Task #6: Motivation Today's assignment is to list 10 reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?... Read more
Task 3--update Spark Page
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      7 comments

I don't like updating my Spark page. I don't have enough photos, my "vision" never translates correctly to my page, I am not a writer....but I will do it. I NEED to get my weight back down to a healthy BMI--just "cause".... Read more
Task 2 in Fall 5% Challenge "homework"
Sunday, September 11, 2016      1 comments

5% Challenge - Team Daisy Task #2: Check list Do you know what diet you will follow? Just healthy eating 101--little processed foods, lots of veggies, whole grains--the way I have been cooking/eating for the last couple of years Fou... Read more
Getting going on the 5% Challenge "homework"
Saturday, September 10, 2016      3 comments

5% Challenge - Team Daisy As the challenge is starting on 9/24 the pre-challenge tasks are beginning. Task #1: On your Spark Page write up your 2016 Fall 5% Exercise Commitment. What type of exercise will you do? How many minutes and how... Read more
Next 5% challenge starting
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      2 comments

I have been doing 5% challenges for a long time--wish I had known about them sooner!Come try it with me! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work ... Read more
Enjoying life--just not the scale!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      8 comments

I am back from a cross country trip with my daughter. She had moved to CA last year for a one year job--and needed to move to the next one in OH. The 3 girls did the trip together last July--but my DD2 asked ME if I'd like to drive with her this... Read more
Feeling frustrated but I will keep fighting.....
Sunday, March 27, 2016      12 comments

I am very frustrated. I am way up in weight but still it into the same jeans. I am in the 5% Spring Challenge and, if I make it, I'll be back in maintenance range. I am not going to eat much bread. I will stay off the alcohol. I will focus on e... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge Coming Up!
Friday, March 11, 2016      5 comments

I love these challenges--they have made a big difference to me and I wish I'd known about them when I was just starting out. The Spring 5% should start March 26--and we are looking for members!! Visit
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My short and medium goals--and rewards
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      10 comments

If I can drop to 157 by Easter, I get a massage. And if I get to 155 by Memorial Day, I get to color my hair for the summer. There--put them in writing! It isn't going to be easy cause the scale is going UP and not down but--I WILL DO IT!... Read more
Skiing in CO--and a BIG NSV!
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      8 comments

I am so very proud of myself! BIG NSV--I can ski all day without getting too sore and tired!! I mean, we went out by 9:30 and I was still skiing at 3:30! Yes, I took about an hour for lunch but--I was FINE to go one or two runs more--but I know ... Read more
My Pledge
Friday, January 01, 2016      2 comments

Thank you to whoever wrote this in the first place and all who have shared it so I could find it! Never Quit Pledge Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue ... Read more
Looking to 2016
Sunday, December 27, 2015      4 comments

I have revamped my goal board and my "other goals" to reflect what I want to do in 2016. I am still going with a theme--2016 is "deep breath and say 'thank you'"--so I will meditate and keep a gratitude journal. I tend to look on the negative si... Read more
Merry Christmas--mine is here
Sunday, December 20, 2015      7 comments

My 3 daughters and my son-in-law are in residence--they are all here till Thursday AM. I am happy--saying grace sounds right--all the voices are present. In church, I had all of them in my sight and could hear 3 lovely voices (SIL does not sing)... Read more
Sad today
Sunday, December 06, 2015      9 comments

I just found out today that a neighborhood friend passed away today--he was married to a classmate and I have known him all my life. He was 60--that isn't old--but he had gained a lot of weight--was at least 250 and he had a major heart attack. ... Read more
I am thankful for my Spark friends
Thursday, November 26, 2015      4 comments

I am an introvert--always have been. So I don't make friends easily but, when I do, I think I am a good friend. But--for whatever reason, I am not "buddy, buddy' with too many local people. I rely on many of you--my Spark friends--for interacti... Read more

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