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What Motivates me...I want to dance and fence again
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      4 comments

I miss dancing. In particular, I miss tribal style belly dancing. I took my first class at age 18 and was hooked. Actually, I weigh less right now than... Read more
My Best Healthy Tip - Make it Easy 1, 2, 3
Monday, January 18, 2016      2 comments

My biggest hurdle has always been regular exercise. I always created detailed plans to get lots of different types of exercise each week and ended up getting none because life. My lack of mobility due to back issues and later knee issues made me... Read more
Using the tools Sparkpeople gives us
Monday, January 04, 2016      1 comments

I have been a member of Sparkpeople since August 1, 2011. Today, I did something that I have never done before. I used the weight tracker over time to analyze my beginning January weight from 2012 until 2016. 2012 - 264.9 2013 - 258.6 2014... Read more
What motivates me this week?
Monday, April 13, 2015      1 comments

My family! Yesterday-my son who is a cardio fiend did strength work for the first time. My daughter in law -who has gained weight following my son's horrible eating habits rode the exercise bike 30 minutes. My husband started up his workout plan... Read more
Has it really been almost a year?
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      6 comments

In the past year, I have lost mobility. So my short term goal is to regain some trength and range of motion in my knees. My husband and I have discussed that I will have to treat this process like Physical Therapy-ie. go into the process knowing... Read more
Daily Movement Was April's Biggest Change
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      2 comments

April was a turning point month for me. Two things made it so. Wanderingaround Facebook, I found some friends had started a 90 Day Belly Dance Challenge. That caught my attention. Most people don't know that I took my first belly dance class at ... Read more
What motivates me this week?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      2 comments

Write a blog about something that motivates you to stay on track this week. My biggest motivator this week is that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. Most of all it is the pain that I am tired of- I take over the counter pain meds... Read more
Two goals that I am working on for the 10 day period
Monday, April 14, 2014      6 comments

I have to drink more water. I am barely getting 6 -8 cups a day. I need at least 10-12 cups per day to function properly and lose weight. My first water goal is to drink 8 cups per day consistently. After that I will work on adding more water. ... Read more
April Foolishness blog
Friday, April 04, 2014      3 comments

"Blog Bonus Challenge! Post a blog within the next 3 days about your next mini-goal and at least two things you will do to accomplish that mini-goal. Complete this challenge and earn 25 bonus points." My mini goal is tracking my food so tha... Read more
May Your Year Be Filled With Magic
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      2 comments

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. An... Read more
Monday, October 28, 2013      2 comments

Yesterday, I made a list of some of my favorite healthy things and shopped for them.I have my breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner planned for the week with my favorites instead of just what happens to be there. This evening, I will be clearing o... Read more
October Goals
Thursday, October 03, 2013      2 comments

Yesterday, I was thinking about long term goals. I want to weigh 225 pounds. That will lower the dosage or eliminate the need for many of the medications that I take daily. It seems like a lot right now, but I did the math-that is 5 pounds a mon... Read more
Thinking About Blogging More
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      1 comments

I read an interesting blog/article from a long time maintainer and she said that one of her best tools was blogging daily-the good, the bad and the ugly. I have tended to blog only when I had something specific or even better uplifting to say. ... Read more
Back to Basics
Monday, August 05, 2013      5 comments

It has been a while. I started this morning by weighing and posting it, spinning for Spark Points, checked into one of my groups, updated my status, logging my breakfast and lunch. So, I begin again. This time I will stay the course. ... Read more
Breaking through the Blockade
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      4 comments

I have pre-ordered the new book and got 3 free months of SparkCoach. After looking through the various plans offered, I chose Plateau breaking. I know what works for me but, my motivation and consistency has been lost. It reminds me to do the th... Read more

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