Was Thinking Of Starting A Boot Camp Video And Then Coach Nicole's "28-Day Boot Camp" DVD Arrived -
Serendipity is an amazing thing, no? I've been on SparkPeople going on four years now, and have been amply rewarded by this supportive community in so many ways. I was thinking that it was time to add new activities to the cardio routine, to k... Read more
Fifty-Four Year Old Men Are Not Supposed To Die - January 14, 2012
First, before I say anything else, I want to thank my "core" of Sparkers for their unwavering support. I very much appreciate the notes on my SP page, the comments on my feed, and the texts to my phone, especially over the last two weeks, as th... Read more
I Do Know Why - January 6, 2012
[DISCLAIMER: This blog is going to be a bit brutal, so you might want to keep moving and find a more motivational one.]
As some of you may have already seen, I’ve had a rough week this week, and my feed has reflected some of that. Now let... Read more
Something To Ponder - A Mini-Blog January 2, 2012
New year new beginnings, right? Everyone is all revved up to get going with their New Year's resolutions. You can actually feel the buzz in the Spark community. With this being a leap year, we actually have one extra day, so if we falter, we ... Read more
New Year: The Virtual Trek Continues - January 1, 2012
As part of my latest trek, I'm going to try and blog weekly on my progress across the country. It will help keep me accountable.
The “NY To LA Or Bust! Virtual Trek”, got off the ground on December 28 and ended December 30, 2011 for a tota... Read more
NY To LA Or Bust! - December 25, 2011
Doing a virtual trek, I have learned, has helped me reach goals utilizing a visual of a map, and careful planning. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the virtual trek on Cape Cod, and it kept me quite focused. And it was completed pretty much on time... Read more
Being Your Own Super Hero - Saturday, December 24, 2011
Yesterday, I came across an article in the Huffington Post briefly reviewing a book, published in England this past fall [“Dear Me: More Letters To My Sixteen-Year Old Self”], and it got me to thinking and remembering what I thought was so impo... Read more
Motivation? What Happens When You Run Out Of Motivation? - December 6, 2011
I saw this on another Sparker's page tonight and I just had to research the genius behind the quote, because, frankly, I had never heard of him. To wit, John C. Maxwell is an American entrepreneur and motivational speaker (after you read the qu... Read more
79.1 Miles. What Was I THINKING? - December 4, 2011
I've been on SP for a long time now. Over three years, going on four, to be exact. Once the "Ah ha!" moment has passed, and one "gets" it, the work really begins in earnest. OK, we "get" the point about portion control, more calories out than... Read more
In An Instant - September 11, 2011
Those looking for weight loss encouragement or musings on that, keep looking. This blog is not going to address that. It's about something else entirely.
I have been thinking of how things can change, so capriciously, in an instant. Abou... Read more
Come Join Us! We're Going Virtual Walking On Cape Cod! - August 13, 2011
For anyone who might be interested in joining us for our virtual trek, here are the instructions for Week #1:
Open up MapMyWalk.com (register first). Click on "map the walk" function. Then it should show your address (pulled in from registr... Read more
Coloring In The Lines - August 13, 2011
Remember when you were in kindergarten some years back, and how you took pride in first deepening the outlines of the page you were about to color, so that you would take extra care when coloring in the page?
I got to thinking about that,... Read more
"Don't Stop! Don't Give Up!" - July 27, 2011 Edition
No time to write a proper blog, but if you're really feeling down, this should do the trick. And if it doesn't, whatsamatta with you?
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Failure IS An Option (For Women Only - With Pics) - July 11, 2011
Subtitle: Continuing Where We Left Off At Last Week's Meeting
OK, now that I've got your attention, listen up! I ain't no expert, nor am I pretending to be, but some things bear repeating:
(1) This is a LIFETIME change, not a sprint ... Read more
It's Finally Happened, Virginia, We've Hit Bottom - July 8, 2011
Perhaps, Viriginia, there is a Santa Claus, but after reading the following article today about a woman who WANTS to be obese and set new Guinness records, I am probably for the first time in my life utterly speechless.
Here's the link: <... Read more
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