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Week 2-Day #7 Anything else to add? Thank-you Sparkers.

Friday, March 08, 2013      4 comments

It's been a surreal week ending with a difficult emotional, funeral service for my friend's daughter today. I was watching her 5 year old twin boys playing and enjoying treats today. They have been surrounded by so many loving people this week... Read more

Day 5-5% challenge- What can I improve upon? Celebrating each day of life.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      9 comments

Feeling somewhat guilty for not blogging the last few days as I committed to but still coming to terms with the sudden loss (internal hemorrhage) of a lifelong friend's only child - a loving mom to 5 yr old twin boys who are miracles (twin to t... Read more

Day 2 blog of 5% challenge- Consistency-how?

Sunday, March 03, 2013      10 comments

2) How will you do that (develop new habit)? Yesterday I talked about how I needed to work on consistency. Today: How will I do that? Logging everything - even in the evening which has been my biggest challenge - even if I've g... Read more

Day 1 Blog of the 5% challenge

Saturday, March 02, 2013      5 comments

Day 1 question: What new habit do you wish to develop? Consistent control. I had this before, then struggled with it on and off. Now finding my way back so I'm re-developing this habit . Had a good week with a 5lb loss. That o... Read more

My expectations of myself for 2013-Success! I WILL!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      8 comments

The last half year ....and some.... have been a constant struggle of getting derailed and getting back on track. I am currently above my goal range but celebrating that I am the SAME weight I was on Dec. 1st. The holidays did not do me in! Now t... Read more

Right. Wrong.Consequences.Solutions.

Sunday, August 05, 2012      15 comments

DOING RIGHT: Run, walk, bike or elliptical daily 30-60 minutes Keeping healthy food choices readily accessible. Logging in to SparkPeople.Encouraging others. Reading other Sparker's blogs. Logging exercise minutes. Logging daily food i... Read more

Came in 2nd in age group and 2nd last in piggy back run.

Sunday, April 29, 2012      11 comments

No, I didn't actually run a piggy back race. I did do a 5K run and was 10 sec. short of first place in my age group. Then, I "piggy-backed" with a 1K run with my 3 yr old granddaughter who ran as fast as she could but was one of the youngest. So... Read more

So what's happening with me?

Monday, February 20, 2012      15 comments

I haven't blogged for a month here but have been blogging in my "head". The last month has been a battle with self-control over eating. Had my mo-jo. Lost it. Had my mo-jo. Lost it. Had my mo-jo. Lost it. It's been a roller coaster ride. How do ... Read more

Wow. The mayor replied to my e-mail!

Thursday, January 19, 2012      18 comments

Here is the e-mail I sent to the mayor of a local city who publicly has committed to losing about 150 lbs and challenged others to do the same. "I'm sure you are being inundated with good advice and tips from just about every one under the... Read more

Some days you just want to hand out SP cards

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      10 comments

My husband just enthusiastically told me I should be handing out SparkPeople cards to the mayor of a local city who has just issued a challenge to other cities to compete and shed those extra pounds. He has more than 150 pounds to go himself. P... Read more

Finally read the Spark-because I'm a work in progress.

Monday, January 16, 2012      11 comments

I haven't felt the desire to read the Spark before because I felt that there was so much great information already on the web-site. I couldn't fathom what else I could glean from the book. However, I found myself putting it on my Christmas wish ... Read more

O.K. I'm picking my word for the year: EMBRACE

Sunday, January 15, 2012      14 comments

I've watched some Sparkers chose a theme word for the year and always thought it had merit. Now that I've committed to writing a daily blog as part of the "Teddy Bear" team challenge this week, I decided now was the time to EMBRACE the idea. So ... Read more

It's not the yucky burger- it's my taste buds changing

Saturday, January 14, 2012      14 comments

In a number of busy situations lately out of my control, I've had to opt for fast food. One day at a fast food outlet, I ordered a Veggie Burger. They said it would be about 10 minutes. Since we were in a hurry, I ordered the Grandma Burger (pro... Read more

December - not good - could have been worse

Monday, January 02, 2012      13 comments

So many people have been following my successful weight loss and maintenance journey so far that I was reluctant to post this but - I really need to. Despite being faithful with daily fitness and trying to be vigilant about maintaining extra veg... Read more

Bad habits sneaking back in. Passive act.? 7th month of maintenance.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      16 comments

The last few weeks were a bit of a struggle with old bad habits sneaking back in. Wait a minute! What's with this "sneaking" back in stuff! As if it was a passive act? Out of my control? Nope. I knew what I was doing when it was happening. I gu... Read more


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