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GRATEFUL_DAWN
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Starting over again
Sunday, April 24, 2016      15 comments

I have been away for a few months. I gained back the 24 pounds I had lost so it is time to start over again. My plan is to start my mornings by logging into Sparkpeople for inspiration, walking 10 minutes, eating a healthy breakfast and tra... Read more
Just stopping in to say "hi"
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      9 comments

It looks like I'm making it on here about once a month. Thank you to everyone who made a comment on my last blog. You have no idea how much your thoughts and comments mean to me. I am so grateful. This blog has nothing to do with wei... Read more
Still working on consistency
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      6 comments

About a month ago someone got my debit card number, probably online, and started using is fraudulently. SparkCoach was one of the programs that I received monthly with that card. I miss SparkCoach a lot, but have decided to wait to start up the ... Read more
Peace and love to all
Thursday, September 03, 2015      6 comments

I started my day with my personal affirmations followed by yoga visualizing peace for the world. I remember Mahatma Gandhi's quote often, "Be the change you want to see in the world." If I want there to be world peace, then peace must begin with... Read more
Letter of encouragement to myself
Sunday, May 24, 2015      9 comments

Dawn, Be kind to yourself. Celebrate your successes. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes. When you fall get down back up. People who love you are counting on you to succeed. You can do it!... Read more
The purpose for my health and fitness goals
Saturday, May 23, 2015      7 comments

Today on SparkCoach Spark Guy, Chris Downie, suggested that I dig down to the real reason why I want to start this health and fitness journey. In the beginning, I just wanted to feel better. I was tired of being in pain all of the time. I ... Read more
Increased my step goal yesterday to challenge myself
Saturday, April 25, 2015      9 comments

I restarted SparkCoach from the beginning to Spark Diet a few days ago so that I could get back to basics. I remember how excited I was when I first started, how I was so full of hope. I am trying to recapture that feeling once again. I have all... Read more
Working on balance in my life
Saturday, April 04, 2015      5 comments

This is my first time back here in over a month. I tend to take on too many projects at once and then I don't finish anything. I have SO many goals that I want to reach. I know that I have a take things one day at a time, one moment at a time. S... Read more
Things that are easier for me to do now that I'm healthier
Saturday, February 14, 2015      7 comments

It's easier for me to walk. I get less out of breath. I have less body aches and pains. It's easier for me to keep my house clean. Digestion is less painful. I seem to heal more quickly when I get sick. My clothes are looser. I feel more comfort... Read more
What I will do with my old too big clothes
Monday, December 22, 2014      6 comments

I haven't really thought about what I will do I will too big clothes. I have a hard time getting rid of things. It would probably be good to let them go, that way I wouldn't be tempted to gain weight and fit back into them again. It has been rea... Read more
A major fitness goal that I am working toward
Saturday, December 20, 2014      7 comments

A major fitness goal but I'm working toward at the moment is to start a spark streak of 10 minutes of exercise a day for a month. I have really struggled toward consistency all of my life so reaching this goal should really help keep me motivate... Read more
How often I give 100% effort during my workouts
Thursday, December 18, 2014      6 comments

Spark coach suggested that I blog about this today. I don't really know what it means to give 100% effort during my workout. I'm just happy if I am working out consistently. Consistency is what I struggle with. I would really like to havea worko... Read more
Who benefits from my healthy lifestyle change?
Friday, December 12, 2014      9 comments

This was the subject that SparkCoach suggested that I blog about today. I have been off track for a while So I really don't feel like anyone's been benefiting from my healthy lifestyle changes. so I guess the question I need to ask myself is who... Read more
Eating within my calorie range
Monday, September 29, 2014      8 comments

The longest I have eaten within my calorie range was for months when I first really started following the SparkPeople program this past February. Things are always very easy for me to follow when I first start. Now I would like to build more con... Read more
Inspiration
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      3 comments

Just saw this photo on "Art of Cloth" on Facebook. My thoughts about the photo were: "Live. Make mistakes. Enjoy life. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Go on." ... Read more

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