JMARIES51
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Just a Short Note
Thursday, October 11, 2012      7 comments

Some of you who I have known over these past few years might remember that my daughter was in rehab for a gambling addiction. She has been doing great - and is now in school to become an addiction recovery counselor. I just wanted to sha... Read more
Broke My Spark Log in Streak, But Kept My Spark Program Alive
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      7 comments

This past week I took a short vacation to the Oregon Coast. I was all prepared to stick with my Spark Program. Unfortunately we didn't have internet connection so I couldn't log... Read more
DAY 74 -SPARK GOALS FOR OCTOBER -
Sunday, September 30, 2012      4 comments

Well I am going to shake things up a bit this month because we are going on a small vacation - 4 days to the Oregon Coast. ... Read more
Checking in on Sept Goals
Sunday, September 30, 2012      5 comments

1. Lose 8 pounds - Lost 5 pounds 2. Track 2000 fitness minutes - Tracked 3203 minutes 3. Do 4 more weeks of C25K training - Completing through week 8 - ... Read more
Streaking Through Day 71 and Finishing C25K training
Thursday, September 27, 2012      6 comments

Today is day 71 of my spark streak of logging in and staying on track on Spark. Today I finished my C25K training for the 2nd time in my life. Last time I finished was 1 year ago and shortly after I was finished, my Dad passed away and I lost ... Read more
Streaking through Day 69 with Boundless Energy
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      5 comments

Today was a very high energy day for me. Even though I had to work most of the day, I got up and vacuumed the house before I left for work. At work when it was really quiet, I laid down on the floor and did some crunches. Then when I went out... Read more
Day 67-Taking My Spark Out to Lunch
Sunday, September 23, 2012      5 comments

Today is day 67 of my Spark Streak of staying on my healthy lifestyle and logging into Spark. And today was a new challenge that I haven't had to face in the past 67 days. My whole family met for lunch at an Indian food brunch to celebrate my ... Read more
Streak Day 66 - Feeling My Spark
Saturday, September 22, 2012      3 comments

This morning I woke up aching all over my body. No, I am not sick, I am sore from working out. The last 2 days I have been feeling my Spark. You know how it is? All of a sudden you just get this burst to add a few more minutes, push a little... Read more
THOUGHTS ON DAY 64 STREAK
Thursday, September 20, 2012      5 comments

I definitely feel the power of the streak. Anytime I am feeling a bit lazy I remember how many days I have stayed on track. When my mind starts to wander to those high calorie low nutritious foods - I remember my streak. I am sure that ... Read more
What a Difference a Day Makes Day 63
Thursday, September 20, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday I was so tired, no energy, fell into bed early and slept like a log. This morning it was difficult to get out of bed, but once up and going I had a full day. After work I had a quick, small dinner and then we took the dogs out ... Read more
Day 62 - Very Tired after My Jog Last Night
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I completed Day 2 of Week 7 C25K. The training is 5 minute walking with 25 minute jog and finished with another 5 minute cool down walk. The total distance is 3 K with the walking included. I did my training on the practice football... Read more
Day 61 - Streaking In and Streaking ON
Monday, September 17, 2012      1 comments

Good morning, today is day 61 in a row of logging on. This is my plan for today: 1. Work 2. Walk the dogs after dinner 3. Do my day 2 of Week 7 C25K - if there is enough daylight 4. Check back in on Spark 5. Sleep -... Read more
Day 60 Logging in Spark Streak
Sunday, September 16, 2012      2 comments

I have been very inspired by a lot of blogs lately, but the one that has me coming back everyday is www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=PIXIE%2DLICIOUS Pixie is now on day 200 of staying on track with eating and exercisi... Read more
Perfect Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, September 09, 2012      6 comments

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. *Stopping by Woods on ... Read more
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

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