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One Day Plan for Wednesday, 07/11/12
1. Stretch with 20 minute pilates/yoga video.
2. Log food and activity in Spark tracker.
3. Make appointment for sleep study.
4. Order new mask for CPAP
5. Pick up medication from Kroger.
6. Prepare lunch & snacks for tomorrow.
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One day plan for Tuesday, 07/10/12
1. Stretch with 20 min Pilates/yoga video
2. Schedule sleep study.
3. Check results of last week's blood tests.
4. Pick up medications.
5. Track food and activity in spark tracker.
6. Make lunch and snacks for tomorrow.
7. Str... Read more
One Day Plan for Monday, 07/09/12
Here is the plan for Monday July 9, 2012:
1. Track all food consumption in the Spark tracker.
2. Track all activity in the Spark tracker.
3. Get weight from wii and log in Spark tracker.
4. Record bp in Spark tracker.
5. Set ne... Read more
Failing to plan is planning to fail - I grew up with that phrase spoken to me often by my dad. As a result, I am a GREAT planner! I can make high level plans that reach out 5-10 years in the future, and flesh them in with great step by step de... Read more
First Place 4 Health
Realizing I really, really, really need a group of ladies to move through this journey with, I joined the First Place 4 Health group at my church. I really enjoy the in-person encouragement we receive from one another, and the accountability o... Read more
Celebrating Oatmeal – and All Real Food!
I wouldn’t say I “failed” on the South Beach Diet, but I have to admit I bailed before Phase 1 was complete. I really only made it through 4 days. I missed my oatmeal and fruit and am getting pretty tired of eggs. It was a great jump start, bu... Read more
South Beach Diet : Phase 1 : Day 5 : Feeling Great!
Just starting Day 5. It is getting easier. I am spending more time in the kitchen than I would like to, but am really enjoying all the fresh vegetables. They are worth the effort! My husband has committed to make us fresh V3 juice every morn... Read more
Small Changes : Big Difference!
It is amazing how small changes make such a big difference! I have been gradually moving toward healthy eating over the past few years, and started adding South Beach recipes to my menus about 6 years ago, but I never got past phase 1 - because... Read more
December Spark Streak: Day 1
Where DOES the time go? I don't know!
Coming off a great weekend with the kids and grandkids. Spending time with them always motivates me to press on toward optimal health. I want to run with them for years to come!
So, back to my y... Read more
I tried to think of what my favorite moment in September was, and I could not come up with just one. There were so many! Watching my youngest grandchild blow out her two birthday candles, navigating through a fresh, New Mexico corn maze with m... Read more
I usually dread flying. It takes all day to get to the places I like to go, and the security line is a flurry of frantic activity where irritated travelers are often rude to the TSA workers or fellow travelers. And then there are those little ... Read more
1 Pound at a Time
I really enjoyed my Weight Watchers meeting last night. Mike and I normally go to a Monday night meeting, but had to go Tuesday night because of the holiday. The Tuesday night meeting has a lifetime member who comes every week. She has never ... Read more
Over-eating begets over-eating….
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not gr... Read more
What is a Blog, Anyway?
I was inspired by reading some blogs this evening, and it just occurred to me, since I am in this for the long haul, why not share my journey? I was writing little "notes to self" in a journal only I see. I may continue to write some there, bu... Read more
I found the most wonderful treat by accident today. I had a few very ripe bananas yesterday, and I used a couple of them to make banana bread, but didn't know what to do with the other 2. I didn't want to throw them away, and their time was ju... Read more