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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


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

Accomplishments - Day 10

Tuesday, September 09, 2014      7 comments

1) Ate a healthy breakfast 2) Put in a full day at work (saw 3 clients) 3) Walked with Libby, my dog, for 33 minutes 3) Read chapter 2 in "The Action Principles" which suggested that I put together a To-Do list every day and prioritize it ... Read more

Accomplishments - Day 9

Sunday, September 07, 2014      7 comments

1) Ate a healthy breakfast 2) Walked my dog, Libby 3) Read Chapter 1 of "The Action Principles" by Bill Fitzpatrick which was on Setting Goals 4) Wrote several goals out on a sheet of paper and started listing out steps to reach each goal ... Read more

Long term goals

Tuesday, August 26, 2014      12 comments

1. Sign a rent to own contract to buy my home from my mom (December 2014) 2. Graduate from Healthcare Documentation course (November 2014) 3. Pass National Massage exam (October 2014) 4. Weigh 145 pounds (January 2016) 5. Pay off student... Read more

Accomplishments - Day 8 - And Gratitude list

Monday, August 25, 2014      7 comments

1) I finished SparkCoach for the day 2) I finished my Fast Track goals - healthy breakfast, walk my dog, read from a motivating book, The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Scwhartz, Ph.D. 3) I answered the phone and got another client today ... Read more

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