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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
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

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