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SparkCoach - The Five Things You Want in Your Life

Tuesday, March 12, 2013      5 comments

This was the SparkCoach visualization exercise for February 1st: Picture five things you want in your life, whether they are people, goals, experiences or things. How will reaching your small goals today help you achieve those dreams, too? ... Read more

SparkCoach - Mistake

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      3 comments

As my community action step today, SparkCoach has asked me to say a few words about the last time I made a mistake on my diet and what I could learn from that. So without further ado: The last time I made a mistake in my diet was actually... Read more

Spark Coach - Goal Setting and Action Steps Part I

Friday, March 01, 2013      0 comments

So the first goal that I want to work on is the one that drew me to the site initially, which is I want to lose 134 pounds. But that goal is at least a little over one to two years away. I'm a visual learner, so I liked this goal sheet, av... Read more

SparkCoach Action Step - What I Would Tell Myself

Friday, February 22, 2013      4 comments

This is an entry to tell myself what I would write in a letter if I was my own best friend. Dear Istra, I know you have trouble believing in your worth to society after your diagnosis changed to schizoaffective disorder. It felt lik... Read more

Getting to Know You

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      2 comments

Thanks, KOFFEENUT, for passing this along! "Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you. Where is my cell phone? Somewhere in my ... Read more

SparkCoach - True Motivation

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      2 comments

So, SparkCoach has asked me to blog a little about my true motivations for weight loss today. I think my primary reason for wanting to lose weight is aesthetic. I have this skinny image of me in my head and every time I see myself in a mir... Read more

SparkCoach - Negative Thoughts and Emotions

Sunday, February 17, 2013      0 comments

So today's SparkCoach Visualization was all about the negative thoughts and emotions of the past week and what can be done if you can let go of all the negativity.. I think of the last week and how sick I was with stress over the Apartme... Read more

SparkCoach - Meal Ideas

Sunday, February 03, 2013      1 comments

SparkCoach has asked me to put together a list of meal ideas using the plate method of designing meals. For me, this looks like 1 quarter protein, 1 quarter starch, half fruits and vegetables, using a 8 or 9 inch plate, with a small source of da... Read more

SparkCoach - Bucket List

Tuesday, January 29, 2013      1 comments

So when SparkCoach asked me to elaborate on 3 things I'd do off my bucket list if anything was possible, I had to stop short and think hard... Bucket List? Do I have a bucket list? No, I guess I don't. If I did have one, what would be on it? I ... Read more

Feast or Famine.. Binge Sleeping or Insomnia?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      1 comments

So far all I know is there has to be a better way. I sabotage myself with excuses why I can go back to sleep and then I sleep an entire day away instead of the 30 min to an hour nap I was planning. I go back to bed in the evening and repeat fo... Read more

What I Learned Watching the Falcon vs Seahawks Game

Sunday, January 13, 2013      5 comments

I learned that I give up way too easily. It was the second half and I thought the game was over because the Falcons were up by 20. It was the fourth quarter and I thought the game was over because the Seahawks still needed at least ano... Read more

Writer's Block

Thursday, January 10, 2013      0 comments

Today has been uneventful. I'm on a volunteer's lunch break at a small private school where I volunteer. My iPod has been a distraction. At least it was yesterday, so I left it home today. It emits a noise each time I get an e-mail notification... Read more

IMHO Everybody Needs a SparkPage

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      2 comments

When you are on Spark, community support is very important. Without support people fall away and don't get back up again (metaphorically speaking) Community support provides motivation and feedback on your goals and how to accomplish them. Hope... Read more

Very Little Patience

Monday, August 29, 2011      0 comments

I have very little patience for blogs. I have to admit I don't know why I'm writing one. Maybe it is the clamoring of the senses to be let out onto the page for a little while, or maybe it is just a desperate attempt to leave some trace, someth... Read more


Friday, August 12, 2011      2 comments

I just finished watching the episodes of Heavy and realized that I really didn't do my trainer justice when I was at Vision Quest that one and only time I went. Trainers push you past where you would know instinctively it was safe and into the r... Read more

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