Getting in the groove
Okay, so I didn't work out every day, but I did work out a few days this past week. That's something compared to nothing I was doing before I posted last Friday. I even went to the park and did some real hiking. I was breathing so hard I thought... Read more
Setting the intention with appreciation
Hi Spark friends.
The last time I posted was August of 2012, and at that time I mentioned that I was gaining weight. Now I'm 25 pounds heavier than I was in August. I've gained 6 inches on my waist. I'm only seven (7) pounds lighter ... Read more
Oh no!!! Weight moving in the wrong direction.
I'm back and am eager to get on track again because since I haven't been here (computer problems & other issues), I haven't been following my program with the fervor I did before. I've not been working out and I've definitely ... Read more
I've not blogged in over a month. I'm having electrical / computer problems & it's difficult to stay on. Nevertheless, I've been following my plan for the most part. (Of course you know that "for the most part" means I've jumped off track here &... Read more
Power walking by the river
I drove across the bridge from Pennsylvania to New Jersey yesterday. Drove 20 miles (It would've been less had I not gotten lost.) just to walk three. But it was a beautiful walk. I walked along the Cooper River in Camden.
One of the women ... Read more
Memorial Day Walk: Very moving (literally & figuratively)
After a three mile hike in the park, my hiking buddy took me to a cemetery to continue our walk. I have to admit I wasn't intrigued with the idea initially. I'm always taking photos and my buddy knows how much I enjoy doing so.
This cemeter... Read more
If surgery can't stop me, nothing can. YAY!!!
My last blog explained in detail about having had my gallbladder removed, so if this blog interests you, you'll have to read the one before this. (No pressure, just a suggestion LOL.)
Anyway, I'm pleased to announce that I've walked at lea... Read more
Hmph! Gallbladders don't add much weight LOL
I hoped to lose a pound when I no longer had a gallbladder. NOPE! If not that, I thought being given only liquids for a day would do it. NOPE! Hmph! Ok, so throwing up my first solid meal? NOPE!
Hahahahaha! I'm feeling good all things cons... Read more
Walking to steppin' music...felt good
As I prepare for surgery on Friday, I had to have a prescription filled for Percocet. I certainly don't want to wait until the last minute. I decided to walk to the pharmacy. It's only 1.21 miles there, but I've always driven there. I'd never wa... Read more
Losing weight too quickly can be hazardous to your health
I thought it was quite reasonable to have lost 34 lbs. over a 9 month period. Not according to the general surgeon who's taking out my gallbladder on May 18th. In his opinion, that's a rapid weight loss, and as he put it, it's "probably the reas... Read more
Spreading the SPARK!!!
Two of my coworkers are officially SP. The one of which I've spoken before learned she can eat carbs, and in the past two weeks has already lost 10 lbs. I am so happy and proud of her. Because of her, I'm drinking more water. It's wonderful how ... Read more
I only "seriously" record my weight once a week, but I get on the scale every morning. For the second consecutive day, the weigh-in number was in the 130's. Yesterday it was 139.8. Today it was a pound lighter. I'm writing this nonchalantly, but... Read more
These feet are made for walkin'
On February 26, I twisted my foot just a tad resulting in pain in my calf. As it turned out, the problem was in the Achilles. It slowed me down almost to a halt. I'd go walking, but I couldn't power walk. A friend of mine learned her Achilles wa... Read more
This spark feels so good! I'm on fire!!!
If I don't exercise in some form or fashion every day, I feel incomplete.
I walked 3 miles today, 4 yesterday, 4.5 the day before.
I bought a 3-lb hula hoop on Saturday. I LOVE that thing. It's so much fun.
I sparked a coworker w... Read more
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New Day: Friday: I've been SPARKED by The Spark (book)!!!
I've read the first five chapters of The Spark for the second time, and I've let it give me more motivation than the first time around. I've become much more consistent with exercising, and I've been averaging 1-1/2 lbs. of weight loss weekly.
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