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My Biggest Eating Accomplishment So Far
Friday, March 13, 2009      3 comments

I think my biggest eating accomplishment so far has been really becoming aware of the amount and type of food choices I am making. Even in the days that I am not able to get online and chart calories, I am still extremely aware of the food I am... Read more
Rolling With Life Punches
Sunday, March 08, 2009      3 comments

Hi to all my Spark Friends - Just wanted to let you all know that everything is fine here. My computer and internet have both been challenging and I have been having some very stressful time at work. Add on top of this that my eldest daug... Read more
Spring is Just Aroung the Corner
Monday, February 23, 2009      2 comments

It is happening again, spring is in the air. Yes, I know it is still February, but we had sunshine in the Pacific Northwest. When the sun comes out for a few days in a row I get very excited about the flowers blooming, working in the yard and ... Read more
Monday, February 16, 2009      3 comments

Working on retraining my brain to accept new good habits is really exciting. I have never really looked at how fun it really can be. I just realized that accepting new healthy habits and exercising doesn't have to be a "death sentence or life ... Read more
Feeling The Stress from People
Friday, February 13, 2009      5 comments

Since I work in insurance I see a complete overview of people from all walks of life. One thing that I can say that is true for everyone, they are all stressed right now. The stress level has multiplied by at least 2 if not more. One of... Read more
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      7 comments

Don't you ever just feel this way?... Read more
I had to have a vision of my future
Monday, February 09, 2009      2 comments

Get ready, here she comes, the latest star of Sex and the City..... Oh and she is looking good. Just couldn't help it, had to have the body to match the mind. ... Read more
Day after Day, stay consistent
Sunday, February 08, 2009      4 comments

It isn't very exciting, but I think I have found the secret of success. Stay consistent day after day. One foot goes in front of the next. Don't waiver from what works. It will not always be exciting, but it will bring results.... eventually... Read more
February The Month of the Heart
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      3 comments

After starting off the year with the New You Boot Camp and I am happy to continue February with working on my heart. I plan to continue my cardio workouts and hope to lose more pounds this month. My goal is to lose 5 pounds by the end of... Read more
Struggling inside my Head
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      5 comments

It started so innocently, those voices telling me it was ok to sleep in and not get up to exercise. After all, I have gotten up at 6am or shortly thereafter all of January. But I pulled myself out of bed and started walking on the stair steppe... Read more
What Results am I Seeing from the Boot Camp
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      3 comments

January 21, 2009 Since I started the Boot Camp I have: 1. lost 1 pound 2. lost 7 inches overall off my body 3. gained a huge amount of energy and vitality 4. feel like I am gaining momentum each day (the snowball is growing) ... Read more
Saying Goodbye to Emotional Eating
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      1 comments

Sometimes emotional eating isn't about being sad, depressed, or lonely. Sometimes it is about celebrating, being in connection with other people, and feeling joy and happiness. Today I woke up thinking, oh I would love to go to Starbuck'... Read more
Monday, January 19, 2009      2 comments

On this MLK day I can't help but think about the man who gave the I Have a Dream speech and how he inspired so many people to hold onto that dream and not let go. As Barak Obama has said, America is a place where all things are possible. ... Read more
Thursday, January 15, 2009      1 comments

In honor of the Spread the Spark Day, I have changed the background of my Spark Page to This is a picture that best describes how I feel inside when I know that I have had ... Read more
Tuesday January 13th 2009 - blogging and jogging
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      5 comments

Ok, so I really don't jog. I use a stair stepper machine, but one day I hope to feel that I can jog if I want to. Right now I think it would be a bit too much for my old knees and hips. However, I do blog and I love it. Writing is definit... Read more

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