Some recent healthy changes noticed other than weight loss:
- Feeling better and more energized from exercise
- Recognizing when I am full - feeling full from less
- Being able to pass up sugary foods more often
- Better sleep (as lon... Read more
5K (and Spark) re-do
I have not been Sparking or Tracking for a while, and the slip to old habits have taken hold. In In the fall of 2013, my husband and I trained for charity 5K for a support organization for those with Ovarian and Lung Cancers. This was especiall... Read more
I have no kids...but school is back in for me, too!
I have been steadily maintaing the weight that I lost last fall/winter through the Spring and Summer. That is GREAT! I am happy that I have been able to keep decent habits to keep my weight off. However, I think it has been easy with it being... Read more
Over a month for a blog....
Well, I think we can see from my last blog (March 12) about how long I have been neglecting Spark. Reflecting back I can honestly say that some of the food habits stuck, but the exercise did not. I am happy to know that if I am separated from ... Read more
Spark Coach: Health Plans
Today's Spark Coach stressed the importance of overall health. There are a number of appointments I have been putting off but I know I need to make these appointments for check-ups and other procedures. I am committing to make appointments now... Read more
Spark Coach: If there was no scale nor clothes sizes...
I really enjoyed today's Spark Coach about reaching your "happy" weight goal rather than one that you *think* is ideal based on sizes of clothes, scales, or charts (such as BMI). Truthfully, based on Coach Becky's description, I should be able t... Read more
Weekly Goal Update: February 25
Last week follow-up:
I did make my weight goal, but I am giving myself another week at the same weight because I did slip with exercise and logging-in, I feel that I was able to get to this goal weight because of previous habits and because I ... Read more
New Goals - Spark Coach
A while back I set a new intention to update my weekly goal sheet and I have not been doing it!!!
On Spark Coach today, they suggested adding a new goal, but truthfully, I realized I need to refocus and downsize my goals. Overall, I still ... Read more
SparkCoach Program: Three Stress-Reducing Activities
As per SparkCoach - here are stress-reducing activities I can incorporate into my daily activities. I am going to make a list of more than 3 activities but strive to get in about 3 a day.
1) Recognize time and be thankful for time with lov... Read more
2013 Week 3 Goal Sheet
My weekly goal:
I did not add a 2013 Week 2 goal sheet, so this week an obvious goal is to make sure I do my 2013 Week 4 Goal Sheet!
8-Days a Week Exercise Goal:
I have been doing very well with the January Jumpstart Fitness Challeng... Read more
SparkCoach: Moderation Blog
I had a very busy week work wise and was feeling a bit frazzled and maybe even a little bit down on myself for not spending as much time on Spark as I would like. When I watched my latest SparkCoach which suggested writing a blog on moderation.... Read more
As part of my weekly goal, I stated that I would write a blog outlining rewards to give myself for reaching my goals. Some of these, I am leaving a little open-ended, but it will give me a little something extra to shoot for with my goals. Base... Read more
REPOST of my 1/8/2013 Woo Hoo! Button to Celebrate Success! Topic
So today's Spark Coach for me "Today's Program from Your Coach - Boost Yourself Up with Breakthrough Moments" was in itself a break through moment for me! Even though, I've had a few tough days recently, I realized that in the past I would have... Read more
2013 Week 1 Goal Sheet
My weekly goal
Since I finished the month-long 10 minutes a day challenge, I have joined the Official January Jumpstart Fitness Challenge. I ended up starting on an odd day of the week, but I'm just going for it based on the day one that I... Read more
Spark Coach: Food Saboteurs
This is an interesting topic, because for the most part all the folks I've told that I am doing Spark people have been really supportive.
I think for the most part, if anything, I have only felt bad about turning something down because I fe... Read more