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Resuming my journey - not giving up after slipping up
For the record, I'm NOT starting over because that would mean, at least to me, that all of my efforts up to now have been got naught. Yes, I'm heavier now than I have ever been throughout my Spark journey BUT my weight is just one compo... Read more
To all Spark members who are parts of competitive teams - esp 5% challenges
Just let me get this off my chest. THERE IS NO "I IN TEAMS!!!
A healthy and rewarding team experience comes about when no matter your performance you are still a valued team member. I've been a member of the wonderful Teddy Bear te... Read more
Are your S.M.A.R.T. goals sabotaging you? Would flex-goals work better?
Like many of you, I began my Spark journey with their recommendation of setting daily goals. It is believed that once you focus your efforts on successfully meeting those daily goals you are more likely to ingrain these things as habits... Read more
New makeup? Picture
You're probably all wondering about my blog title? I'm normally not much of a makeup wearer despite loving the stuff. I only ventured into the whole "girlie" side of me when I hit 40 and up until then had probably worn makeup two or thr... Read more
Week 4 recap
Well, I weighed in at 233.6 this morning so I've officially lost four pounds. I walked everyday ... Read more
My journey of 3000 km has consisted of many itty-bitty steps
When I joined SparkPeople back in the late summer of 2010, I could barely walk the length of myself. Seriously. At the time we had one dog (Maddy our Pomeranian) and I was quite content to walk him for about five minutes....total!!! T... Read more
Week 3 - recap and something I'm really excited about!
Last week I wrote about how upset I was about gaining weight. For those that didn't read that blog I will confess it was only a gain of 2 ounces. Yes, you read that correctly....a gain of 2 ounces threatened to derail my plan.
Thi... Read more
Changing my way of thinking - biggest challenge yet
As some of you know I have started being seen by a psychologist/occupational therapist along with my psychiatrist. I've only had two appointment with Lori and I find them to be demanding and yet rewarding. I actually have homework and i... Read more
Week 2 review of the 5% challenge - team Teddy Bears
To be honest I've had a totally off week. I returned to work and my boss was concerned about me. I started to brush her off and say, "oh, I'm fine" but instead I chose honesty. I told her I'm emotionally fragile, I'm not sleeping and I ... Read more
A picture blog - check it out if you are a dog lover!
This is how I really feel about my relationship with dogs:
Treat time during today's walk
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Review of my first week with 5% Challenge
Well who would have "thunk" it but by walking each day, drinking my water and tracking my food I ... Read more
Involvement + Motivation = Success
I've been doing a lot of thinking (yes, that was my brain sending out smoke signals and not a local forest fire!) and I've come to an astounding conclusion. Insert drum roll here......
I NEED Spark and everything it entails! I've b... Read more
When your doctor says , "You are dying on the inside"
Greeting from my very sunny back deck where I'm out getting some vitamin D. Mind you, I'm wearing winter boots, my parka, my wool hat, and mitts BUT I'm outdoors!!!!! Just watching the dogs rolling in the snow brought a big smile to ... Read more
Getting rid of the apostrophe "t"
Hello, my name is Susan and I am my own worse enemy. I either deliberately or unconsciously sabotage my attempts at a lifestyle makeover. Reminds me of those drivers we all see who constantly lean on their brakes - the ones my husband ... Read more
I'm struggling - like a broken record
Like the proverbial broken record my mental health is stuck in a deep groove waiting for something to bounce it across the scratches of my life.
Despite the weather forecasts and what you might see on the news my hometown has had a... Read more
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