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My Motivating Factors
Monday, April 29, 2013      2 comments

Everyone has a reason to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I have one encompassing goal that breaks down into smaller goals ~ a more active "funner" lifestyle and more physical involvement. Don't get me wrong, I'm not relegated to a scooter, but I... Read more
The reports tell the story!
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      0 comments

So I've been "re"-active on SP for almost 2 months now and have lost 5 lbs. Although I've significantly increased my activity level and have been much more mindful of calories, this meagre loss is somewhat disappointing. I've re-focused to be... Read more
Self Acceptance: It's all a head game.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      1 comments

So again, another Spark blogger has inspired some thinking. For a while now I've been pestered by a nagging self doubt: is pursuing a healthier lifestyle really just a disdain for who I am now? Let me clarify, I like who I am. I love my... Read more
Retiring the Scale
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      1 comments

After carefully weighing over the matter I've decided to officially do it - I'm tucking away my scale. I'm not going to "chuck it" - I'm just not going to visit it for a while. Instead, I'm going to track my nutrition and exercise with greater... Read more
Just do it anyway...
Friday, March 08, 2013      3 comments

So I've been "doing" SparkPeople for a couple of weeks now and the scale is not budging. At all. Actually, it is - it goes down 2 pounds, then back up two pounds. In two weeks, I think I've lost less than a pound. It's frustrating. It's te... Read more
Spark Points
Saturday, February 23, 2013      2 comments

My son asked me about Spark Points the other day, he didn't understand why I would care if they didn't lead to some material gain - for him that would mean a new Lego set or maybe a video game. I had really never thought about Spark Points with... Read more
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      0 comments

I recently attended my son's football banquet where CFL player Henoch Muamba spoke to the players about success and how to get there. Henoch told them about the 3 C's - consistency, courage, and confidence. Consistency has stuck with me - ... Read more
Getting Active
Thursday, August 09, 2012      2 comments

I've just "re"started an exercise program. Using SparkCoach has helped me to accept that exercise is not an all or nothing proposition, that the little steps add up to a summative gain. Yesterday I walked the dog in the rain, it didn't start ... Read more
Taking it seriously
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      3 comments

I've struggled with my weight my whole life, I've been up and down the scales so many times - each loss resulting in a 20+ lb weight gain within a year or two. That's 20 lbs from my original start. I have tried diets and conclude that "dieting... Read more

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