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First 8 weeks of SP - reflections and updated goals
Sunday, September 19, 2010      11 comments

emoticon I joined SP 7/26/2010 after making the mental switch from “I should” to “I will.” I can see outward ... Read more
Where's a good man who understands chore-play when you need one?
Thursday, September 16, 2010      5 comments

Being a "single lady" who doesn't want anyone to "put a ring on it", I've either had to do the home repairs, delegate to professionals, or bribe male friends with my signature pound cake with lemon glaze...oops, sorry, didn't mean to mention foo... Read more
I got a Surprise compliment today!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      16 comments

I had taken an introductory chi walking clinic, then a half day chi running clinic earlier this summer, so I was REALLY excited to see my coach was offering local clinics for the next 4 weeks (I'd had to drive 45 minutes for the previous ones). ... Read more
10 minutes a day challenge was the kindling for a real fire
Monday, September 06, 2010      11 comments

Now that I've committed to the 10 minute a day exercise challenge, I know I won't go to bed before finding SOME WAY of getting a little exercise in. I sometimes don't stay on schedule for morning workouts, so like so many of us as the evening w... Read more
A Day Dedicated to Dance
Sunday, September 05, 2010      8 comments

Earlier this year I took Flamenco lessons (no partner needed, lots of attitude) and when I went to sign up for my Tai Chi classes they had a flier offering 5 sample classes. Each was only $5 for 45 minute class, and if you wanted to take 5 clas... Read more
My September Goals
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      13 comments

I love the beginning of a new month. It feels like a new page, a reset, a new start. Here are my goals for the month (let's see how many I achieve): -Lose 8 lb, all fat -BMI under 30 (no longer "obese") -Waist under 35 inches (no longer... Read more
"Tip the Scales in Your Favor" program summary
Monday, August 30, 2010      10 comments

“Tip the Scales in Your Favor” was a three day seminar offered at the Duke Integrative Medicine facility in Durham, North Carolina. We began with Tanita Composition Analysis, which took into account gender, age, and height, and measured weig... Read more
Weed wacking - Guys, I totally get it!
Thursday, August 26, 2010      15 comments

OMG! Used my new electric trimmer for the first time today. I had fired my lawn service because I was having to call them to come keep the yard from turning into a jungle, and if they weren't going to take pride in my yard, they weren't gettin... Read more
Use it to Lose it
Sunday, August 22, 2010      9 comments

You've heard the phrase "Use it OR lose it." Absolutely true. It applies to abilities, muscles, memory. I'm finding I have to Use it TO Lose it - the more active I am, the more fat I lose and the smaller my measurements become. Before, wh... Read more
A Clean Slate - Personalizing SP to work for us
Thursday, August 19, 2010      8 comments

Life can teach us lessons in the every day things that happen. I was so excited yesterday, my new smart phone arrived! I'd been waiting a few weeks because it was backordered, so I was content not to jump right in and try to use it by mysel... Read more
A short motivational video - 212 degrees
Monday, August 16, 2010      3 comments

My Mom sent me the link for a short 3 minute video to remind us that it is that little extra effort, that one additional degree, that makes the difference between staying where we are or finding real power and making change in our lives. I like... Read more
Updating my passport - Eat Love Pray inspired!
Sunday, August 15, 2010      5 comments

Went to see the new Julia Roberts film Eat Love Pray (based on Elizabeth Gilbert's book) today with my daughter - LOVED IT! I had listened to the book on tape some years ago, but the performances were excellent and even better was seeing the dif... Read more
Fitness is a leaky container
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      8 comments

The importance of putting together a string of active days has been proven to me since joining SparkPeople. I have been trying to lose weight for a verrrrry long time, but stayed in the same 10 lb range. I've been trying to comfort myself that... Read more
Even good change can be stressful
Friday, August 06, 2010      9 comments

This is only my second week on SP & so much has changed! I'm making my meals, drinking my water, upgrading my phone and computer in order to better use this site, meeting wonderful new people and learning how to earn SparkPoints. Even though b... Read more
Calling all Turtles!
Sunday, August 01, 2010      9 comments

I have noticed that lots of us are using the Turtle as our weight loss ticker emoticon I use it because my motto ... Read more

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