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Stage 2 Overview

Monday, April 27, 2009      4 comments

I have posted this to my Class Team and wanted to post here as a refresher for us *not-so-newbie* sparkers. Ok, when we started Stage 2 we learned about Healthy Diet Habits. Always get your SparkPoints at the bottom of the pages. ... Read more

This Blog is a long time coming...

Friday, April 24, 2009      15 comments

I have been thinking of writing this Blog for weeks - I don't know why I haven't until now. I smoked for 11 years from age 17 - 28 and would get up to 3 packs a day before I would wean myself back to 1 pack and then slowly crawl back up to ... Read more

Ok, now I have heard it all!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009      17 comments

I started Strength Training more than a month ago and if you read my blogs you already know my veins are no longer tiny due to using weights now. So now they can get the platelets I have been blessed with out of my body. Being born as an ... Read more

How many Spark Teams do You belong to?

Monday, April 20, 2009      11 comments

I know that SparkPeople is totally free but just how many SparkTeams can one person be active in? I see this with Newbies a lot - you get so involved with joining Spark Teams and then you get burned out. Too many Teams is just Too Many Tea... Read more

This is Stage 1 of the Spark Program.

Friday, April 17, 2009      5 comments

A few people seemed surprised at "MY" idea of hanging smaller clothes on the closet door. So, I decided to post this (I used this in my Class Team) about Stage 1 of the Spark Program. Maybe some of you still haven't gone through the stages. I... Read more

New Pictures!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009      17 comments

We had some really beautiful weather today so DH took a few new shots of his Trophy Wife! These didn't fit when I found them on clearance last year but they fit me now! ... Read more

New Pictures!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009      4 comments

The weather is finally warming up and DH took some new pictures of me. I bought this top last year on clearance - the shorts too - and hung them on the door! Today they fit! Read more

I feel so cheap...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009      16 comments

I started blogging partly due to getting 1 point every day I blog. Ok, that made me feel cheap. But today I joined FaceBook for another daily point! emoti... <a href=Read more

This is what Low-Mount exercises are.

Saturday, April 11, 2009      5 comments

In my last blog I mentioned Low-Mount Resistance exercises and a buddy asked me what they are. I decided to just Blog my answer. Low-Mount Exercises can be found in the Fitness Tracker. The ones I started with are: Low-Mount Hip Flexor ... Read more

It's true, weight lifting can enlarge your tiny veins!

Friday, April 10, 2009      7 comments

While I say weight lifting, I believe resistance strength training will work as well. (Using resistance bands. I am doing the Low-Mount exercises and have even created a few while I am using the band anyway.) My walking buddy is a disabled... Read more

I am getting better every day!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009      11 comments

I was a busy lady yesterday what with taking my Dad to the surgeon (he is doing very well with his first Fistula surgery, next one in 2 months) and had some time before his Dialysis so I went to donate blood earlier in the day. Well, long s... Read more

Blog Prompt - How did you finally make fitness an ongoing part of your life?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009      13 comments

For me the answer is simple. I have a mirror and I know how to use it! It is exercise or flab. Really, a no-brainer! ... Read more

18,121 total new members in my class team!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009      10 comments

**ended at 18,121 members for the week! Big group!! **17,639 and the day isn't over yet! I found I can read the first blogs and manage to stay ahead of them! So that is my plan of action! I am answering the sparkmail questions o... Read more

Another month, another pound.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009      8 comments

As March draws to a close I am 1.1 pounds down this month! Not an incredible amount but it got me into the 129's! I also have a Class Team to lead and had an MIA co-leader - go figure, having a baby takes precedence over leading a Class Te... Read more

As I approach goal weight...

Saturday, March 28, 2009      10 comments

I am exploring tips on maintaining my goal weight. I am going to blog what I find for others, this way I am also creating a journal of the different websites I find helpful to me in my journey. Today's site is weightloss.... Read more


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