Yikes. I have not been on Spark for 176 days. When I am not on Spark, I am not only not successful, I actually go BACKWARDS. I have not stepped on scale yet today, but I know that I have gained weight. Even as I write, I know I am struggling... Read more
Habit Forming Charts
I guess I need something posted where I can see it....like those habit forming charts I downloaded yesterday from this site for the four things I want to work on for at least 21 days. I walked yesterday and today, so I get to put 2 red marks ... Read more
Walk/Jog/walk with my Brittany named Bailey
He loved it, and so did I! I got on here and after watching my SparkCoach, decided to re watch some of the old videos to get myself back on track! Thanks, Coach Jen, for giving me some pointers for getting back on track! I am back to tracki... Read more
Recovering from Tragedy
My month has certainly been roller coaster. On March 1, I bought an APHA Palomino named Trigger, my first horse to buy since I was 19. However, on March 10, my darling daughter lost her baby girl who was due to be born at the end of this mont... Read more
Staying focused is NOT easy when life gets very busy! I just experienced it! I subbed for a teacher friend of mine who teaches in an area that I have always felt a bit intimidated...music. He ends up teaching every student in the building in... Read more
What does Retired mean, anyway?
Doesn't retired actually mean 'tired again'?
I retired from teaching in June 2011 at the age of 54. But I am NOT tired again and I did NOT retire from LIFE! Since my official 'retirement', my life has been filled with many more things, inclu... Read more
Reveling in the feeling of success!
I LOVE the feeling one gets AFTER just finishing a workout! Even more, I am LOVING the fact that I tricked myself back into a workout. You see, I have been sick since Thursday afternoon. By Saturday, all I wanted to do was lay around and sleep.... Read more
FINALLY starting to feel better
I slept most of the morning, and for the rest of the day I either read, paid my bills, or watched a video. The video was thought-provoking. It was Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, a documentary about two guys who juiced their way healthy. Except for th... Read more
Wheezing, coughing, sneezing, fever
NOPE....NO exercise the past two days! I finally forced myself out of bed and drove to ww to weigh in. I lost 3.4 pounds...and though I have stayed within my calories and I have drank at least 10 glasses of water a dy..I have NOT exercised much... Read more
Got the exercise in before I could talk myself out of it!
This week has been hard to motivate myself to work out. I was coming down with a cough and cold, and felt flat out tired. Today, I decided that before I gave too much thought about what I was going to do, I announced to my sis that I would walk ... Read more
Another sneezing day
My motivation is down today, and my sneezing is up. I wanted to eat the wrong stuff today. I stopped myself this evening with my little trick of water. I told myself that after I drank two 16.9 oz of water I could eat something. I no longer ... Read more
WAS Feeling Grumpy today
EARLIER, when I WAS, I wrote:
But I am not letting me use that as an excuse to eat! I am instead, using it as a reason to ponder. Am I tired? Am I thirsty? Am I bored? Am I upset about something in particular? What can I do about it?
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Enjoyed my cauliflower soup on the second day, too!
I was proud of myself yesterday...I made a few of the recipes from the Recipe section on SP and even had leftovers for today! My hubby brought some of my Turkey TexMex Calzone to work with him, and I had the cauliflower soup left over from yest... Read more
Yesterday I decided that since Saturday was weigh in day for me, and I had made an unwise decision to eat a Cobb Salad (1440 mg of SODIUM!) I would drink lots of water...and exercise ...exercise until I sweat!! So I did.
Today....I lost 1.6 a... Read more
Quick and Easy meals for me
Dr. Oz Green drink and a piece of almond toast
Greek yogurt smoothie made of nonfat greek yogurt plain, 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened, frozen berries , Stevia and a veggie patty.
deli chicken, salad, tomato bisque soup, pita chips.... Read more