Things that I want to do today.. some have to, some fun...some both.
I have sparked for the day, and I as I get ready to leave the computer, I think I need to create a to do list so the day is productive. Today I will ( in no particular order)
1) finish cleaning up the kitchen. ( round one done, waiting for t... Read more
Ketchup blog, it's all about food....
My new job assignment has kept me very busy, and while I have keep up with tracking, thanks to my phone, I haven't had a lot of dedicated Spark time to blog. Today, hooray, is my day off, and I can catch up...today's blog questions are all abou... Read more
Blog 15, is there anything other than Spark people?
15. What is your favorite weight loss, fitness, or wellness blog (or website or magazine) outside of sparkpeople?
Is there anything else? I have several magazine subscriptions ( O, Real Simple, Whole Living, Fitness, Self, prevention).. I... Read more
Blog 14, easy?
14. What life style changes have been easier than you expected? Why do you think that was?
I really struggle with consistency. Eating well is easy, for a day or two.. then I binge, or sneak a nibble here or there and blow my calorie range... Read more
Blog 13, challenges..
What has been the hardest life style change you've made for the sake of losing weight, getting fit, or becoming healthier? Any tips for making that change easier?
I still struggle with sticking to the program, both in eating and exercise. ... Read more
Refreshing myself with chapter 6
Chapter 6 of the SPARK sets you up for a week of prep before the 28 day program. It's full of action steps. It's all about fast break goals, and getting started. I am going to use it for a refresher. I started in march, and completed a set of f... Read more
blog 12... my inspiration.
Post a picture of your inspiration. Thinspiration if that's your thing. Fitspiration if that's what you're after. Heathspiration if that's your primary goal. Why is this person inspiring to you?
I found a lovely picture of myself, with my ... Read more
Well, it's blog #11..body image...
What do you like most about your body? Has what you like most about your changed as you've progressed towards your goals?
For years, I have tried not to think about it. Or if I do, it's in angry, negative terms. I could easily list the th... Read more
CANNED FAT DRIVE!
Chapter five of the Spark talks about giving back to the community, and as I read through it, I thought about work, how work is all about giving, I thought of the other avenues of... Read more
sparkcoach thoughts and blog #10
Today's insight was about the difference between dieting and healthy lifestyle. I SO WANT to be in the healthy lifestyle camp. I read an article by dean anderson that really hit the lesson out of the ball park..."In fact, one of the best ways ... Read more
Shaking it up for an old lady- spark action plan and blog #9
Today's Spack coach action plan was to add variety to my work out. I am resistent. I have been working on consistency. I would like to go a week without bailing on a planned workout. But, I have been trudging alon on the treadmill, slow enough... Read more
Is it a plateau?and blog # 8
I don't think I am on a plateau... a plateau implies you are doing everything right, and your body is stalled. Looking back on my trackers, I have NOT been doing everything right. More often than not, I eat outside my range. SO... it's back t... Read more
THESPARK CHAPTER 3
I read this while on the treadmill. I thought it was fitting. I love to treadmill, but get bored. The gym usually has sports or other manly things on the TV. I like to treadmill at an even pace, and reading helps pass the time. usually I rea... Read more
How do you measure progress towards or maintenance? Scale weight? Body fat percentage? How your clothes fit? Other?
For me, this journey is about health so my measurements are about health. I aim for a fasting blood sugar of 100-130. I w... Read more
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THE SPARK CHAPTER TWO- Values, purpose and goals
My primary value, what I cherish the most is my family and my Creator. I demonstrate this values by my parenting, my priorities, my service. I want to be healthier so that I can be a better parent, a better model of a disciplined Christ-like l... Read more