The SPARK CHAPTER ONE
I splurged and bought The Spark when I ordered books on-line for bailey. It was interesting reading Chapter 1, about how it all started. I kept thinking of people I want to loan the book to!... Read more
Action step: Planning and shopping.
For my by the numbers challenge, I read an article on meal planning and shopping. It was a good refresher. I just started the list by the firdge to track when I run out of things, or when the kids say " we need..." I set aside Wednesday and... Read more
spark coach action and blog combined!
Today's action step and the blog topic are one and the same. What has been most challenging about maintaining a weight loss (now or in the past)? The answer? Consistency and MOTIVATION. How to keep this up for the long haul. I do great for a... Read more
Blog 5, and the joys of family.
The house appraisal deadline is looming, and to help my in-laws descended for the day. My MIL re-cleaned the laundry room, because it wasn't clean enough after I did it the day before. My SIL re-organized my kitchen drawers. Apparently, you can... Read more
4th day blog, and what I have learned from my week away....
I've been away, and boy, did I notice! A week with no spark, because life got crazy and I lost time. A week away from the gym, because the trainer went on vacation and I choose to be lazy. A week away from staying within the eating program, for ... Read more
30 day blog, all of them...
I copied and pasted this done in one place, so I can refer back to them...
1: Your stats. Starting stats, current stats, goal stats. Are you currently trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain weight or something else? Do you have a goal... Read more
SparkCoach Action Plan, stress..?#*%%)(*&
Today's action plan is to think about the top two stressors in my life right now that are within my control. What could those tow things be? Living in a construction zone? YES. Changes at Work? Three kids and contemplating getting a fourth? ... Read more
Spark Coach Moderation...
I haven't sparked since Friday morning, and I think that the Spark action step around moderation is a perfect topic to explain why! Friday night, I got off work at 5:30, bolted my meds and a glass of milk and then worked concession stand for vo... Read more
Da3 of 30 day BLOG challenge.
Today is about sharing.. who have I shared my goals with? Everybody! I've posted on my Sparkpage, and I tell my facebook friends. I have two good friends at work that I talk about it in depth to, but if anyone asks, or comments about their di... Read more
day 3 of a 30 day clog challenge.
2. How did you pick your goal weight? Did you pick an ultimate goal weight at the beginning of your weight loss? Did it change? Did you set smaller goals along the way?
I picked a random number based on my height. I'm 5'8, so I should wei... Read more
a spark coach action step on mistakes.
My action step today is to ruminate on my past, and learn from it...How many times have I created a program, tried a new diet, started a new plan? Thrice a year for the past 25 years! Every New Year's, Summer, and Fall! Every fad diet, I have... Read more
30 day blog challenge, stats...
I was randomly surfing, and saw this link to a list of questions.. 30 questions for 30 blogs.
1) stats. For a social worker, I can say I love numbers. I am lost with helping the princess with calculus, but my second favorite Spark team is... Read more
Spark Coach Action Step Stress Blog
My spark coach action step is to blog about the stress in my life. I started to make a list, starting with living in a construction zone, and stopped at refinancing my house to follow a dream which may or may not improve our family way of lif... Read more
it's been a year or so...
last year at this time, I couldn't get out of bed. I was sleeping 15 hours a day. My blood sugar, fasting was 250 or higher. I decided that I needed a medical leave to learn to take care of myself. I was off work till December. I did well, bu... Read more
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A letter to myself about sabatoge
Today, I am going to combine two sparck coach action steps- write a letter of encouragement to myself, and develop a plan to confront sabotage. The thing is, I am the worse at self sabotage. I am my own worse enemy. And today, I want to develo... Read more