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My SPAT, Bodymedia, and Garmin Forerunner 305

Monday, July 07, 2014      10 comments

The Spark Activity Tracker's system for uploading our stats from our devices to Spark, has not been functioning for several days now. I have continued to wear my Bodymedia device also since I still have almost a year left on my Bodymedia subscri... Read more

2014 Summer 5% Challenge

Saturday, June 21, 2014      11 comments

The 2014 Summer 5% Challenge begins today. My goals are: Lose 8 or more pounds during this 8 week challenge Eat 1500 or less calories Walk 60,000 steps a week Bike 3 x week Strength train 3 x week Add a new Living t... Read more

Sammy, my emu and Firecracker, the mini mule

Friday, June 13, 2014      13 comments

Sammy is doing great, more than a year after his near fatal dog attack. Not only is he completely healed, he adopted his "intensive care" stall as his forever night time stall and continues to sleep on a deep bedding of shavings every night. Bef... Read more

Join the 5% Summer Challenge...there are still openings!

Thursday, May 29, 2014      6 comments

I'm on the last week of the 5% Spring Challenge. I won't have lost my goal of 5% of my weight by the time the spring challenge is over but I have lost weight. I am going to continue to work on my weight loss during the few weeks between now and ... Read more

Spring Challenge Update

Friday, May 02, 2014      14 comments

April was a difficult month for a variety of reasons and I felt that I should drop out of the 5% Challenge because I wasn't even able to get to the computer to log my data for many of the days of April. But with the encouragement of a co-leader ... Read more

Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Thursday, March 27, 2014      11 comments

This will be my first time to participate in a 5% Challenge emoticon Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment... Read more

Making a conscientious decision to not overdo my exercise

Sunday, January 05, 2014      16 comments

I've belonged to SparkPeople since 2007 but only started using it early last year so this is my first time to really go into a new year sparking. I'm very self motivated at working out so don't need a lot of outside encouragement, especially sin... Read more

More thoughts on the Spark Activity Tracker

Sunday, December 29, 2013      14 comments

My blog right before this one compares my experience with my SPAT vs my Bodymedia armband. Today another Spark member asked me a question about my SPAT so I thought I'd put the question and the answer in this blog for those who interested in my ... Read more

Bodymedia vs SPAT

Tuesday, November 26, 2013      9 comments

I've been using my Bodymedia armband for over two years. I bought the Spark Activity Tracker when it came out because I wanted to compare it to the Bodymedia armband. Bodymedia requires a paid subscription to work and also the device causes a ra... Read more

Getting in 8 mile hikes regularly and Spark vs Bodymedia :-)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013      5 comments

My foot is doing very well and I've been able to hike 5-8 miles just about about everyday, for some time now. Robert's knees are better now and although he's not doing much running yet, he is hiking with me. I've been wearing my Bodymedia ... Read more

Foot, knees, rain, and Sammy :-)

Thursday, September 19, 2013      7 comments

My foot continues to improve and I can easily walk 5 miles a day now. My husband's left knee also continues to improve without surgery. He's an air traffic controller and spends most of his time at work standing. When he sat down in a new chair ... Read more

Foot is fixed and no surgery for husband!

Saturday, August 24, 2013      5 comments

My foot really is fixed this time around. I'm now able to easily walk 5 miles a day with no problem. emoticon Afte... Read more

Husband having knee surgery but I can walk now! :-)

Friday, August 09, 2013      8 comments

So much as been going on here that's it's been hard to stay caught up on things or even to start working out like I plan to do. Still, my foot is healing nicely and I've done some three mile walks with no problem. Finally the neuroma seems to be... Read more

Wed, July 24, 2013 MORE stitches out!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013      7 comments

Today was 26 days since I had a bunion and a neuroma removed from my right foot. I'd had the same neuroma surgery 7 months earlier but either the neuroma came back, it hadn't all been taken out, or a new one developed right after my first surger... Read more

Foot update: the stitches are out!

Saturday, July 13, 2013      12 comments

The stitches were taken out of my foot on Thursday. The foot is still swollen and sore but not infected and definitely getting better. I'm not able to walk in a normal fashion yet because I have to favor the foot a lot. It's still stiff and the ... Read more

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