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Why I have been Gone for a month!

Sunday, February 09, 2014      2 comments

Winter has been bad for a lot of us across the Country, for me it has been very depressing. I donít have a car, which probably is a good thing in regards to my nerves as I am petrified of driving in the winter after sliding a few times and once ... Read more

SparkCoach, Consistency & Motivation Program Lesson: Plan out tomorrow's meal(s) and ingredients!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013      2 comments

Planning ahead is what I have been trying to do for days, or years and still find myself wondering daily what to eat for the next meal. The weight gain I have had recently with all my excuses is evidence that I need to plan ahead and stay with w... Read more

Here's keeping me accountable:

Monday, July 08, 2013      1 comments

I got back from walking at 6 pm. I walked 5600 steps total and 5535 aerobic steps for 1.85 miles in 50 minutes and burned 177 calories. Heart Monitor: Avg Heart Rate: 119 Max Heart Rate: 143. Sun was hot and I got a little burn on my face and kn... Read more

My Day!

Monday, July 08, 2013      2 comments

At eight o'clock this morning my granddaughter woke me up to tell me we didn't have any electricity. It didn't come back on until 1:30 pm. I had planned to have eggs and sausage for breakfast but around 11 am I finally gave in to cereal. When th... Read more

SparkCoach: What's your pre- and post-workout fueling plan? Jot down your ideas in a quick blog pos

Saturday, July 06, 2013      1 comments

I get up in the morning, eat a healthy breakfast, let it settle and then workout. I am diabetic and I have to eat before or soon after I take my metformin and I can't workout on an empty stomach. It has been working for me so far. I should inclu... Read more

Today's coach session; Ask yourself, "What can I do now that I couldn't do before?" Or even, "What

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      1 comments

I have lost 30 lbs since January, 86 lbs total lost. I can now do Cardio workout with Coach Nicole for an hour and enjoy every minute. I can walk/jog for 5 or more miles and enjoy every mile. I can now enjoy going clothes shopping and see what s... Read more

Weight Loss getting noticed

Thursday, June 13, 2013      5 comments

I have lost 30 lbs since January and no one has remarked about it. I started noticing in my face, stomach and thighs. A week ago my daughter Amber visited and she was looking at me and talking and suddenly said "you have lost weight, I can see ... Read more

Details on Relay for Life, Lunch and walking workout.

Saturday, June 08, 2013      3 comments

I didn't have my backpack or a water bottle so I asked my daughter, Tamara to pick me up. Her daughters (my granddaughters) were in a horse show today but she didn't know what time they were on. It could be noon or not until 5 pm. We got there ... Read more

SparkCoach Lesson for Today

Friday, June 07, 2013      2 comments

Update your SparkPeople Status throughout the day to let your SparkFriends know how you're doing--and when you need a little boost! emoticonRead more

SparkCoach Lesson for today

Thursday, June 06, 2013      2 comments

Today's lesson about the negative things we say to ourselves brought back memories. I hated myself for years, I always thought there was something wrong with me. After years of abuse verbally and physically I learned that I wasn't wrong and that... Read more

Write down some of your long-term goals for the next few years in a journal or blog entry today.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      2 comments

My long-term goals for the next few years is to continue to get and stay healthy in mind, body and soul. Another goal is to save enough money from my Soc. Sec. to furnish my apartment I moved into July 2012 with comfortable furniture so that my ... Read more

Carry a Water Bottle (?)

Monday, May 20, 2013      4 comments

I have always drank water all day long. I drink distilled water and keep two gallons in the refrigerator all the time. I keep a gallon near the coffee pot to make coffee in the morning and occasionally I add herbal tea to my glass of water. I am... Read more

Instead of letting your excuses get the best of you, try to think of at least three good reasons to

Friday, May 10, 2013      2 comments

Excuses to not workout or eat something I know I shouldn't.... Why am I doing this? Who am I doing it for? Me that's who, I want to be healthy, I want to have energy, I want to stop taking medication and pricking my fingers, I want to do this. S... Read more

SparkCoach Lesson: "So your challenge today is to try this time-focused eating tactic. For the rest

Friday, May 03, 2013      2 comments

'Record your experience with today's challenge in a short blog post. What did you like about it? What did you dislike about it? Will you try this strategy again in the future?' Eat on the Clock What I like is that it's structured and d... Read more

SparkCoach Assignment: Share how today's challenge went, what you learned from it, and whether it h

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      1 comments

"Out of Sight, Out of Mouth: If you see it, you just might eat it. Remember this today--or any day that sweets and treats are calling your name. Put them out of reach and out of sight and you'll be the one in control." I live alone, I don't... Read more


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