As a former team leader, I often wondered how & why people drifted away from Spark-after all, I was 'on fire' for nearly 2 years here. Now, my light is fading and I know how it can and does happen...never say never and always stay vigilant and ... Read more
Medifast Journey-Week 4 Reflections
Ok, so this was the hardest week by far-I was off a schedule now that I'm on summer break, but it wasn't eating the food that was hard, but getting enough calories to do all that I've been doing..I admit that I'm not one to sit, especially once ... Read more
LIfe is like-painting & renewal...
I've now 'officially' been on summer break 1 week and in that week I've 'accomplished much around my house-besides the 3 hour bush trimming, I've managed to undertake a 'bedroom makeover' mode that will carry me well into next week...as I reflec... Read more
Mini-Makeover Makes My Month!!!
Today after spending 3 hours sweating it out when I 'pulled yard duty', I treated myself to a much need 'mini-makeover' complete with manicure/pedicure, eyebrow/lip wax and the ultimate hair cut, color & style!
It had been months since I'd see... Read more
Week 3 Reflections-Medifast-the Journey Continues...
So, I managed to stay on program now for 3 full weeks, except the scale this week didn't budge, which just goes to show you, the scale is only one tool of measurement! I'll see how this week goes since I'm now out of school, can pick up more ex... Read more
Week 2 Reflections on Medifast Journey
It's been 2 weeks now since I began my 'journey' to alter my eating habits & try to steer myself toward a healthier lifestyle-minus the yo-yo emotional eating and binging...definitely it's been a week of internal battles, but I expected that...
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Medifast Week 1 Reflections
I completely had not planned on doing this-had the school health fair not been going on, I wouldn't even have considered this, but then again, I wouldn't have had my mammogram or completed my organ donor sign up either....
As it is, since begi... Read more
Food, Fitness, and Outlook on Myself & Life in General
For those of you who have come to know me here at Spark, I've been like a roller coaster on either speed or who's track has rusted to the point the cars screech and groan as they attempt to climb the hills, only to stall out at the top...
I... Read more
Ending Week 1 Winter Challenge on a 'Down' Note!
These challenges truly do get me more motivated-or maybe it's that I'm holding myself more accountable since others are counting on me; either way, I dropped 8# this week-the second largest single week amount ever for me!!!
Let's push to ge... Read more
Back in the saddle again...
AFter 19 days away from the gym, I finally went back, & while I could tell it'd been 3 weeks, it still felt good! I joined Gold's yesterday & met people I knew there today, so that will make the transition easier...I plan to map out 'routines' ... Read more
Day 4 Daisies...
The good news is that I'm logging all my food again-the bad news is that I'm not in range most days..the bad news is that I haven't had a gym workout in over 2 weeks, but the good news is that I am still walking & will go after work tomorrow-can... Read more
When the 'dark side' takes over...
I'm not sure what others call it-SADD, depressive state, the blues or the 'dark side', but I do know that when you are in that deep, dark hole, it seems as if you'll never climb out again-that was me this weekend-even though I've been there befo... Read more
5% Winter Challenge Commitments...
My 3 main goals I want to accomplish are:
1) stay in calorie range 90% of the time
2) exercise 5 out or 7 days/week
3) lose the 5% or nearly 12 # (I've gained 25# in 6 months!!!)
Expectations will be:
1) I expect to overcome the... Read more
5% Challenge-Take Two...
Today begins my second 5% Challenge here at Spark-the first challenge I managed to lose about 3 #, which was good considering I'd been on a steady gain for about 5 months...now that I've 'packed' on my winter 20#, it's time to get back to busine... Read more
Let me see that map again....!!!
OK, I've been on this 'road' for nearly 3 years & I must say I think I've been going around in circles for several months now-I keep seeing the same signs & I keep taking the same turns, but they're not leading me to my destination, but rather a... Read more