Final Leaping Daffodils Update
Non-Fitness Challenge: Recap! How have you been doing? Have you met the goals you were wanting to accomplish? Were there things you didn’t reach? What would you change? Write a blog on how you did this challenge and what you want to accomplish i... Read more
Yesterday I faced a new challenge. This was not a challenge for health or for fitness, but it is something I literally had to MAKE myself do. I had signed up to be part of a walking team from my work for a local event: Crazylegs Classic. It is r... Read more
Motivational Poster Pics Collage
Leaping Daffodils Challenge Week 6: Create and post a motivational poster.
I don't know why mine is showing up in black and white - it is actually quite colorful, but oh, well.
I wanted to choose images of people doing the things I wa... Read more
Leaping Daffodils Mid-Challenge Accountability Report
Leaping Daffodils Non-Fitness Challenge:
Are you reaching your goals?
Yes. My goals were all related to continuing to make positive steps towards a healthy lifestyle, and I have been meeting them. The expect... Read more
Woohoo and Yogilates Uncertainty
Ok, so good things first: I have two almost identical black skirts in my closet. The only measurable difference (no pun intended) is the size. One is a size 14/16 and one is a size 12. Today, I had a special event I wanted to wear a black skirt ... Read more
Weekly Leaping Daffodils Food Journal
I am on a Challenge Team called Leaping Daffodils, and one of our weekly challenges was to track everything we ate and make a food journal, either daily or weekly. I chose to enter foods daily but make one blog for the whole week, so here it is:... Read more
Leaping Daffodils Challenge Goals
This challenge started in March and will finish up around the first week in May.
1) I will continue to track my calories and fitness daily.
a. I will continue to eat within my selected ranges on at least 5/7 days.... Read more
Whew! What a whirlwind! - LONG BLOG
Typical day for me: Get up and immediately eat cheerios for breakfast, sandwich, apple, and yogurt for lunch, healthy dinner, workout, snack of nuts, bed. Repeat.
I am a teacher. The last time I was really sick was Christmas vacation. Last ... Read more
Spark Coach Task 3/16/13
Spark Coach Task: Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind your fitness and weight-loss goals.
Q) What is your true motivation? What do you hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal?
A) I want to be healthy en... Read more
This time I have been back since 2/15/13.
Since that date (exactly one month ago) I have:
- Logged into Spark every day.
- Not had a soda.
- Had at least 8 glasses of water per day.
- Had 8 hours of sleep 80% of the tim... Read more
I Have a Dream
Spark Coach recently asked us to post about what kind of fitness do you dream of doing that you haven't been able to do. I have never ever in my life thought of myself as an athlete, however I have always been competitive. I want to be at least ... Read more
Spark Coach Task
Today's action step from Spark Coach asked us to write about the ways we feel we can measure our success so far besides our weight. I KNOW there are many, many, MANY ways to do so, and in fact, I often encourage other Sparkies to do just that, b... Read more
I'm baaaack . . .
I started Spark around my birthday three years ago, not for myself, but to help my mother who is not so good with technology. Then I got into it. I got so into it, in fact, that between March and August, my weight went from 190 all the way down ... Read more
Weight gain - sort of!
So today, I did it. I gave my old analog scale to St.Vinnies and entered into Spark the weight that my new digital scale gives. The weight that is 5 lbs heavier than my last recorded weight (was 160, now 165). When I got the scale, I thought I w... Read more
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Stoughton's Java Jog - My First 5k
Well, although I have been running a lot on my own, this is the first 5k I have ever "raced" in and the first race I have been in since about 10th grade! I guess I did it "wrong" in that I didn't really have a pace planned out prior to going. Lo... Read more