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4 Little Goals for 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016      7 comments

My primary goal for 2016 is to reach a comfortable weight. A weight where I feel healthy. Most would call that an ideal weight and give a specific number. However, I've never been an average size and am not sure what that number should be. I cou... Read more

Nice Way to End the Year

Thursday, December 31, 2015      6 comments

I can hardly believe what I saw on the scale this morning. I lost weight over the holidays! The bonus is that I'm less than a pound away from being in One-derland (after all, an Alice truly belongs in One-derland!). I weighed myself four t... Read more

Have a Plan & Lower Your Expectations

Saturday, November 14, 2015      11 comments

According to statistics the average person will gain about 10 pounds during the next two months. With all of the food-centric activities those holiday pounds seem inevitable! But are they really? Do we use the holidays as an excuse to forgo all ... Read more

Fall Back & Fell Down

Sunday, November 01, 2015      7 comments

When we change our clocks in autumn it is referred to as "falling back". I enjoy the extra hour of sleep it allots us. However, this week not only did I "fall back" but I fell down too! I was in a vile mood all week. Everything made me rea... Read more

I Did It!

Thursday, October 01, 2015      10 comments

I did it! I joined the Y. For those of you who read my last blog entry, you know it was hard. I was hesitant. I was fearful. I had to babble about those fears, get them out, put excuses behind me. I knew I could do it, wanted to do it but ... Read more

Why Am I Afraid to Join the Y?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      5 comments

Last week I took advantage of a promotional our local YMCA is offering during their anniversary month of September. I had a free membership for a week and LOVED it! Each class was fun and I felt amazing after working out. I tried classes that I ... Read more

Miss you, Dad.

Sunday, September 06, 2015      12 comments

Today is my father's birthday. He would be 76 if he were still with us. My father was a Harely riding, retired Marine who was tough on the outside but all mushy on the inside. He was a single father during the 1970s when men didn't get full... Read more

Fitness Buddy Let Down

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      8 comments

Since April I've been training to walk/run a local 5K. When I started I was walking a slow mile and now I'm able to complete the full 5K (mostly walking). I'm really proud that I've been consistent through the hot summer. I've been walking ... Read more

5 Years w/Spark-Lots of Little Changes

Thursday, July 30, 2015      16 comments

I've made many changes since joining Spark 5 years ago. My weight loss has been slow, averaging 10 pounds a year. However, the scale keeps moving downward with no creep upwards. For me that's practically a miracle. In the past, I had no trouble ... Read more

Keep Calm & Read On

Saturday, May 30, 2015      5 comments

Yesterday afternoon I attended an event, Keep Calm & Read On, at the library, which was sponsored by Random House. The Random House representative gave a lively talk about current and upcoming books published just in time for summer. The review ... Read more

How Can I Hold on to Spring Motivation?

Sunday, April 19, 2015      6 comments

You can tell it is spring because I am living outside in the garden. Every spring I get this incredible burst of energy and accomplish so much (inside and out). Not just physical things, even though I did go on a hike this morning, but I also ma... Read more

My January

Monday, February 02, 2015      2 comments

The last two weeks of January was challenging. I am suffering from insomnia. I've been dealing with bouts of insomnia my entire life so I have ways of coping. However, I'm still very tired which leads me to make poor dietary choices. I try to re... Read more

Good Things

Saturday, January 10, 2015      6 comments

As soon as I read the statement: Good Things are Going to Happen It resonated with me. I thought, "That's how I want to feel about each day!". It gives me a little h... Read more

Clean Slate

Friday, January 02, 2015      3 comments

The beginning of a new year always brings hope. It's a clean slate! I can leave behind the things that didn't turn out the way I imagined. I can build on things that have potential. I'm not one to make resolutions. I make small changes thro... Read more

Slow & Steady Wins the Race!

Thursday, November 07, 2013      6 comments

Since joining Spark I've lost 45 pounds. The loss has been slow but consistent. In the past I would lose weight quickly and gain it back almost as fast (bet you've been there too!). However, when I joined I decided that I wasn't going on a diet.... Read more


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