RAYLINSTEPHENS
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Dedication, but not perfection.
Sunday, May 17, 2009      10 comments

I might be a little more dedicated than some, but then my need is greater too. At 210 I was a heart attack in the making. Genetically speaking, I was on borrowed time. Both my parents started their heart problems at age 57-58 and I was al... Read more
Why is the term Cheating even used with a LifeStyle Change?
Saturday, May 16, 2009      14 comments

I have learned that even Weight Watchers encourages people to have one *cheat* food every week. **see below-Marty says WW does NOT use the 'cheat' word! What I fail to understand is, why use the word cheat at all? Why not *indulge yourself... Read more
If I offended you... I am sorry... but...
Friday, May 15, 2009      24 comments

I was attacked in another person's blog because of me posting my "quit smoking" blog. It was anonymously but since I have the only Quit Smoking blog analogy it is pretty obvious I stepped on at least one set of toes. I gather "this person"... Read more
Blog Prompt - How do I keep myself motivated?
Tuesday, May 12, 2009      8 comments

My desire is still there to lose this weight and keep it off. I stay motivated. The problem is not the motivation, it is the laziness that tends to creep in sometimes. It is the temptation to eat junk foods. So I accept that I am not... Read more
I have Quit Smoking except for One Free Day per Week!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009      7 comments

I have Quit Smoking except for One Free Day per Week! I think as long as I do not smoke from Monday through Friday I deserve to reward myself with cigarettes on the weekend - this will keep me quitting the smoking the rest of the week. ... Read more
Staying Motivated!
Sunday, May 10, 2009      7 comments

From an article by Dean Anderson, 3 Simple Ways to Build Consistency. Rule #1: Never tell yourself “I’m not motivated.” "That’s not the real problem, unless you really don’t want to lose weight or live a healthy lifestyle. As long as y... Read more
Blog Prompt - If Ray gained weight...
Wednesday, May 06, 2009      5 comments

No, it would not bother me. I married Ray for better or worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer... Ok, so as the joke goes, why can't I take better, healthy and rich?! I told Ray that unless his health depended on... Read more
How tacky can some people be?!
Monday, May 04, 2009      16 comments

I read another blog today and was quite appalled that someone suggested that activities logged were never done. How rude some people can be! Never fear, I would never question what someone else is posting. Not ever! To me, my trackers ... Read more
I just can't do this anymore!
Saturday, May 02, 2009      11 comments

I just can't do this anymore! This meal is 428 calories which is about 1/3 of my day, actually it is a bit less than 1/3. 8oz of chicken breast, roasted, no spices, no ... Read more
85 pounds lost with SparkPeople today!! 125.8!!
Friday, May 01, 2009      22 comments

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Blog Prompt - Has SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker helped you lose weight, and if so, how?
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      9 comments

Yes yes yes, I can't say it enough, SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker has help me lose weight! How you might ask? Let me tell you! First and foremost, by recommending the proper range of calories for me. On my own I was eating 900-1000... Read more
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

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