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My secret to success is available to you TODAY!

Monday, August 20, 2012      29 comments

As any of you that have followed my blogs know I do these 12 week sessions of BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE here on SP. It's FREE! It WORKS! Better still - OPEN REGISTRATION begins today but spaces are limited. Let me tell you how it works.... Read more

Planning for success

Sunday, August 19, 2012      32 comments

I have learned that planning really does propel me forward on this journey (not just in my weight loss). I began "daily goals" as a way to keep my focus on the next 24 hours and off the finish line which is still oh so far away. It keeps me fr... Read more

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Friday, August 17, 2012      266 comments

If you have been on this journey long I'm sure you have had others join you for a time. Perhaps it was a family member or coworker. Maybe it was a close friend or neighbor. Sometimes this person bolts on ahead of you leaving you in their dust... Read more

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Thursday, August 16, 2012      160 comments

I love to work in my yard. I love flowers, birds, butterflies, clouds, sunshine, rain and even snow. I just love the outdoors. I have a raised bed in the back of my house and this year in one corner I planted a whole package of sunflower seed... Read more

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Thursday, August 16, 2012      244 comments

Do you ever have a really good day and blow it? You know the kind of day I'm talking about... you get up and walk/run, have your nutritious but low calorie breakfast, eat the salad you brought from home for lunch, park your car so you have to... Read more

Monday Motivation

Monday, August 13, 2012      28 comments

I like Mondays. I will admit I didn't care for them much when I was in the workforce but now they represent a "clean start". No matter what choices I made over the weekend a new week dawns. I check my GPS (Good Food, Personal Fitness, Sparkp... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Are others waiting for you to fail?

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      51 comments

This journey is not easy. If it was we would not have so many overweight and obese people in the world! It's also not a "quick jaunt" but rather an endurance test over a course strewn with obstacles. Today I want to talk about those people in ... Read more

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012      44 comments

There is no doubt that making the trek from OBESITY to "Heath & Fitness" is a struggle and a test of endurance. There are times when we can even climb on the pity pot because our weight loss has slowed, we are tired of having to watch others ea... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Digging in the Dirt Reveals Much!

Monday, August 06, 2012      33 comments

I've been out working in my flower beds today. We have been in a drought here in the midwest and I've had to hand water everything all summer to keep it alive and blooming. Today I prepped a new bed on the side of the house and was planting so... Read more

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Friday, August 03, 2012      44 comments

In my attempt to be transparent in my journey I felt I should share my fears with you. Yes I've lost a LOT of weight but that doesn't mean I haven't had to face down some pretty scary things! 1) Fear I will gain the weight back. This is h... Read more

The Best Defense

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      30 comments

A few weeks ago I was in a "weekend challenge" that awarded points for "tossing" temptation foods. I went through the refrigerator and pantry and pitched some things that really didn't need to be there: jelly beans, cookies, frozen drumsticks,... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The VIEW from the ground.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      84 comments

I can't think of a person I know well that didn't stumble a few times on their journey to "Health & Fitness". Some had only minor setbacks and were soon back on the road making good speed. Others had major setbacks and some went in reverse mos... Read more

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012      73 comments

This journey we are on is one that takes effort. There are many components and all are important. Yes, we may have "bad days" but the goal is to have more good ones than bad ones and to see progress! To that end I bought a dollar store ac... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Yesterday is a memory - Today is a possibility!

Monday, July 30, 2012      202 comments

When I was in grade school (in the Dark Ages) many projects began with a sheet of manila paper. In first grade we were taught to fold it in half 5 times until we had 10 "columns" where we would then write our numbers to 100. At Thanksgiving I ... Read more

Words Words Words

Sunday, July 29, 2012      27 comments

I began blogging as a way to keep myself accountable and hopefully encourage someone on the same journey. I share very openly and honestly from my own personal journey. I know that everyone's path to "Health & Fitness" is unique as we start fr... Read more


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