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WHY DO I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT (AND WHAT WILL I DO WHEN I ACHEIVE THIS GOAL)
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      4 comments

On SparkCoach today Coach "SparkGuy" Chris ask the question - to ask ourselves - What is my real goal, or why do I want to lose weight? And what will I do when I reach this goal? My automatic response has been for years, that I want to los... Read more
September Goals
Saturday, September 01, 2012      7 comments

1. Lose 8 pounds 2. Track 2000 fitness minutes 3. Do 4 more weeks of C25K training - completing through week 8 4. Move up to 5 pound weights in strength training 5. Get 7-8 hours sleep per night 6. Continue blogging and encouragi... Read more
EMOTIONAL TIDAL WAVE
Thursday, August 30, 2012      13 comments

My PAST Stress would hit me like an emotional tidal wave and I would let the wave knock me to the bottom of the sea. But now I am prepared for stressful times and I feel... Read more
HOW WILL I KEEP MY MOTIVATION WHEN THE SCALE DOESN'T MOVE?
Sunday, August 26, 2012      5 comments

This was one of the questions from Spark Coach that can be a problem for me. So I have taken a few days to think about all the other ways to stay motivated rather than focussing on what the scale says. 1. The first one is obvious - take meas... Read more
COURAGE IS FACING WHAT LIES AHEAD
Sunday, August 19, 2012      7 comments

The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. —Chinese proverb In October I will have been a Sparkperson for 5 years. I have stopped and s... Read more
IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I GIVE YOU MY "Z" WORD - ZEAL
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      8 comments

"I had looked for happiness in fast living, but it was not there. I tried to find it in money, but it was not there either. But when I placed myself in tune with what I belie... Read more
My Favorite "Y" Word that Motivates ME is YIELD
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      6 comments

emoticon yield Definition 1. to produce something naturally or as a result of cultivation "My diet plan ... Read more
Why choose "X" for X-Ray when You Can Choose???????
Saturday, August 11, 2012      10 comments

Yes, I too have an infatuation with SUPERWOMEN!! There is nothing I would like more than to someday have the body of XENA- WARRIOR PRINCESS. However I may never ever h... Read more
My favorite "W" word is also my Lifesaver -- WALKING
Friday, August 10, 2012      7 comments

Thank goodness that we live in an area where we have lots of places we can walk and enjoy being outdoors. I think walking is the one mainstay of exercise that I have always ma... Read more
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Thursday, August 09, 2012      6 comments

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UNCONDITIONAL AND UNDERSTANDING - U WORDS THAT MOTIVATE
Monday, August 06, 2012      4 comments

As I near the end of the alphabet I am beginning to really think long and hard on the words that I choose that motivate me. When I first started blogging the alphabet words of motivation, I had a couple secret reasons for doing so. First... Read more
T" words that motivate - transition, train, toolbox,
Sunday, August 05, 2012      5 comments

I am really partial to "T" words. There are just so many good ones to choose from. But I think the words that are talking to me right now are transition, train, and toolbox. Right now I am going through a huge transition in my thinking ab... Read more
"S" words that motivate? What else- Sparkpeople!!!!!!!!!
Friday, August 03, 2012      5 comments

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"R" is for RESIST
Thursday, August 02, 2012      5 comments

DEFINITION FROM: The American Heritage Dictionary 1. To strive to fend off or offset the actions, effects, or force of. 2. To remain firm against the actions, effects, or force of; withstand: a bacterium that resisted the antibiotic.... Read more
Q" is for Quality and Quantity
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      3 comments

So in this journey of dieting and exercising, I use to think that everything was about finding the foods that I could eat the most quantity - just to fill up my tummy and stop those hunger pangs. I would eat carrots, celery, apples, lettuce, cu... Read more

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