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Recommendations for Activity Trackers

Tuesday, May 12, 2015      6 comments

For my upcoming birthday my husband would like to get me an activity tracker. I am excited about it, but totally overwhelmed when I look at everything that is available. I have read numerous reviews and still have no idea what I should get. U... Read more

Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight

Thursday, April 16, 2015      5 comments

Recently in my search for yet another resource for my journey to health, I came across the book "Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight", by Peter Walsh. The title intrigued me, since I am living with someone who has a very difficult time getting rid... Read more

I don't make any progress - what is wrong with me?

Monday, April 06, 2015      12 comments

Am I not working hard enough? Am I making too many excuses? Am I too lazy, not motivated enough, inconsistant, or simply destined to fail? No, I don't believe that last phrase is true, but I really am trying to figure out why I am having such a ... Read more

Update on my "March march"

Sunday, March 15, 2015      6 comments

This update is long overdue and I apologize to my Sparkfriends who offered to be my walking buddies for this month. Right from the start of my ambitious endeavor I faced all kinds of detours and hurdles. I am sad to say things have not cha... Read more

A few minor setbacks will not keep me from moving forward!

Thursday, March 05, 2015      6 comments

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Looking for a March marching/walking buddy!

Sunday, March 01, 2015      5 comments

Generally I don't do very many challenges or contests. Hoever, I do admire people who participate and inspire others in the processs. However, this morning as I was thinking about this new month (I am still excited), I decided that I want... Read more

Finishing up February and Moving into Marvelous March

Saturday, February 28, 2015      4 comments

I am always excited when I start a new month. In some ways it is silly, since I have the opportunity to start over every single day, but there is just something about a whole new month with endless possibilities to do things right. In some... Read more

Today has been a good day!

Friday, February 27, 2015      4 comments

It really feels great to be able to say that. In the past I generally would focus on all the things I didn't accomplish or that went wrong. However, today I did... - drink 8 glasses of water - walk over 9000 steps - take the do... Read more

I am starting to do a few things right!

Thursday, February 26, 2015      6 comments

It really feels good when you come to the end of the day and you realize you have made several good choices. Ever since I wrote my blog on 2/22 about moving forward, it seems like a few things are coming together. I have only taken some very... Read more

Today I had a revelation!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      3 comments

Earlier today I received some information from my health care provider regarding dealing with a chronic illness. For the first time ever did I realize that I have been dealing with a chronic disease for most of my life. I don't know why it never... Read more

I really DO NEED my Sparkfriends!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      6 comments

Years ago I read a book entitled "We Really Do Need Each Other" and tonight this has become more meaningful for me in a new way. Thankfully this evening I had some extra time to spend on Sparkpeople. As I was looking at my friend list, I realize... Read more

How do I go from starting over and over again to moving forward towards my goal?

Sunday, February 22, 2015      7 comments

it seems like lately more and more of my Sparkfriends are struggling, just like me. I am not sure what is happening. Maybe it's this time of the year. Although since I am living in Southern California, I certainly don't have the excuse of having... Read more

I did make a U-turn, and I am moving in the right direction.

Monday, February 09, 2015      8 comments

When I wrote my last blog entry almost 3 weeks ago, I painted a picture for myself heading down a one-way street and facing trucks barreling down the road towards me. At that point I said that if I didn't make a U-turn, I would die. I am ... Read more

How did that happen!

Sunday, January 18, 2015      7 comments

These past two weeks I have tried very hard to get back on track, and I have made some progress in some areas. I have checked in with Sparks almost every day, I have tried to drink at least six glasses of water a day, and I have started tracking... Read more

Learning to see!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      6 comments

I cannot believe I have spent more than a year on Sparks, and just now discovered that there are so many more emoticons besides the popular ones. There is food, fitness, seasonal, other, and flags. What puzzles me more than anything is how... Read more


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