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What YOU can do!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      15 comments

Tomorrow is Day 1 of BLC20 - a 12 week structured team based challenge. While you may not be part of this particular challenge it doesn't mean you can't benefit from what I learn/do in it. Here is my "BLC EVE checklist" . Maybe it will help Y... Read more
SPARKCOACH - Another great tool for the journey.
Monday, September 10, 2012      19 comments

I was recently given the opportunity to review Sparkpeople's newest addition - SparkCoach. They used an application to record my screen (and mouse moves) while recording my voice (so I could comment). They did NOT ask me to write this blog. T... Read more
Salvaging the weekend
Sunday, September 09, 2012      22 comments

It's Sunday night in the western hemisphere. Some of you may be feeling like you "blew the weekend" eating out of range, slacking on exercise, drinking more "spirits" than water. Perhaps you are having a sense of regret and disappointment ove... Read more
Wake-up calls can come from unexpected places.
Saturday, September 08, 2012      38 comments

Yesterday my niece shared a newspaper article with me about a woman who was pulled over and ticketed for not wearing her seat belt. The REASON why she wasn't wearing it was her 408 pound girth. She simply wasn't ABLE to fasten it around her bo... Read more
What can you achieve in 12 weeks?
Thursday, September 06, 2012      26 comments

I was asked by one of my sparkfriends to share my plan for the next 12 weeks so here it is: DAILY Sparkpeople activity. There are several ways to do this. If you are a member of SPARKCOACH they have a very straightforward "task notebook" ... Read more
Twas the night before ...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      17 comments

Anticipation is a funny emotion. It can best be described as the emotion we feel in the days, hours and minutes before an event. As a child we experienced it on that night before the first day of school or the evening before our birthday or ... Read more
Pushing back from the buffet.
Sunday, September 02, 2012      29 comments

Next Sunday my church is having a fellowship meal. If you have ever been to one of these pot luck suppers you know what I'm facing. The tables will be laden with casseroles loaded with butter and cheese and topped with crackers and nuts. Dis... Read more
The Small Stuff
Thursday, August 30, 2012      34 comments

There is a popular phrase in today's culture "Don't sweat the small stuff." and in so many areas of life that is oh so true but our journey to "Health & Fitness" is one where the SMALL stuff really makes a difference. Most of us give attention... Read more
Climbing back on the horse often requires a boost!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      30 comments

Sometimes when we fall of the proverbial horse we only slip a bit in the saddle. Other times we fall off with a THUD. I'm sure you have heard how it is recommended a rider gets right back on the horse for the longer they delay the less apt the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Facing the old enemy with a new weapon!
Monday, August 27, 2012      142 comments

We had out-of-town company this weekend. As most people do when entertaining we had special foods and some meals out at nice restaurants. While I did better than I would have in the OLD days (didn't order dessert, had dressing on the side, dr... Read more
Friday, August 24, 2012      5 comments

Registration for BLC20 is now closed BUT you can join THIS team where you will get a sparkmail the minute registration for BLC21 opens (which will begin in January - JUST in time for those New Year's Resolutions!) www.sparkpeople.... Read more
Putting my house on a diet!
Thursday, August 23, 2012      34 comments

I married 36 years ago come December. Not only have "I" put on the pounds over the decades but our house is bulging at the seams as well. Spark Guy Chris wrote in his book "The Spark" about how when one part of our life is out of balance likel... Read more
Don't Delay
Thursday, August 23, 2012      14 comments

Scarlett O'Hara may have said "Tomorrow is another day" but sometimes tomorrow is TOO late. A few days ago I shared with you about my secret to success (BLC Challenges). The next 12 week session begins Sept. 12 but there are very few openings ... Read more
The masterpiece within.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      27 comments

If you have ever had the privilege of traveling to Florence you have perhaps seen Michelangelo's sculpture of David. If you haven't be aware it is not a life-size piece. It stands 17 feet tall! Imagine the size of the block of marble from whi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Did you bring a souvenir home from vacation?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      66 comments

Summer is winding down as schools open for the fall semester. Vacations are mostly over and all that is left are the souvenirs: magnets, bumper stickers, photographs and that extra poundage you are wearing around your middle. If that describe... Read more

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