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Looking Back From The Future

Monday, February 18, 2013      6 comments

What I learned about placing myself ten years into the future. I like my future and I like myself. I like my life so much now that that's the life I want to have 10 years from now. I accept that current thoughts create future results. I unde... Read more

Making This Fun!

Friday, February 01, 2013      0 comments

Winning is fun! So achieving my goals during this process is part of what's going to make this fun. I love rising to a challenge and meeting the challenge. I also love trying new things. I am eating radically differently than I have in the p... Read more

Switching Up My Work Out

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      0 comments

What can I look forward to in my work out? What little thing do I want to spark my work out? get new shoes have a running on treadmill goal - make it to 10 minutes with interval training strengthen the muscles that support my knees so ... Read more


Monday, January 28, 2013      4 comments

The last couple of weeks I've breezed through my weight loss. I've traveled and lost a total of 8 pounds since the beginning of the year. And all of a sudden yesterday I started to get food cravings and food is on my mind all the time. So it'... Read more

Being Moderate

Friday, January 04, 2013      0 comments

expecting 100% accuracy, following my meal plan 100%, walking for a full hour or nothing at all, eating NO bread - all these are examples of perfection - of on not embracing moderation. What does moderation look like? Going for 80%. Doing the ... Read more

Making Progress

Saturday, December 08, 2012      1 comments

How many times have I wanted to wake up to a perfect day? Get up early. Meditate. Have a quiet cup of coffee while i journal. Head out for my work out. All before 7 AM. If I wake up, turn off the alarm and end up sleeping in past 7 AM, I fe... Read more

Why give thanks?

Thursday, November 22, 2012      5 comments

This can be another stressful holiday. Or. It can be a day of meaning. Of connection. Of taking a step forward towards your goals. Of starting with self care at the beginning of the day. And then reaching out to those around you. And maki... Read more

The mind body connection

Monday, November 19, 2012      2 comments

I've been recently introduced to a nutritionist/healer who has the following quote on her site: "What they say they want and need and believe in are at odds with the choices they make. And when your head and your heart are disconnected, whe... Read more

How I am supporting my goals today!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      1 comments

Today I am starting to wear my fitbit exercise tracking device. This device will serve as a gentle coach, letting me know when I've reached my 10,000 steps for the day - my first goal. I have a sense that I'm on the active side but I've never ... Read more

How do I meet my goals?

Sunday, November 04, 2012      2 comments

I meet my goals by 1. being clear what they are, spelling them out 2. putting a plan together for the day/the week to meet those goals 3. execute the plan What are my spark goals this week? Loose a pound Follow my Spark plan Gi... Read more

Why loose weight, really?

Saturday, November 03, 2012      5 comments

What I'm learning about the underlying reason for wanting to loose weight. Dig underneath the "feel better", "more clothes will fit" and find things like, "I will respect myself more", "I will befriend myself", "I will learn how to work with my... Read more

Habits Versus Hurricane

Friday, November 02, 2012      1 comments

I get it! Why does Spark encourage us to continuously build healthy habits? Because there will be times when your usual daily schedule with turn to chaos. And its the daily habits we've developed that help us keep on track, stay focused, and ... Read more

Facing Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012      5 comments

I've spent the last two days preparing for this storm - non-perishable groceries, checking flashlights and batteries, cleaning gutters and drains, charging devices, watching for weather updates. If you've been through a storm, you know the dril... Read more

Looking back at today 10 years from now

Thursday, October 25, 2012      1 comments

Sometimes when you're in the midst of the day, the day looks insurmountable. You ask yourself How can I reach my goals? How can I make today significant? How can I "stay on track"? The FitnessCoach program had us looking back at today from a ... Read more

The Power and Disempowering of Excuses

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      2 comments

Excuses are the reasons you give yourself for not doing something. Excuses can be very creative. Very clever. And even misleading. They come in a form so you barely can recognize them. And they are so believable. Yesterday I lived in excus... Read more

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