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July 2012 Goals

Saturday, July 07, 2012      8 comments

Introducing my July Spark Goals, but first, a word from our sponsor, 2012 Goals Results! 1. Nutrition: Stay in calorie range, avoiding empty calories of refined sugar & alcohol. * June 2012: 70% (21 days of 30) * January-June... Read more

Mid-Month Check-In (Saturday 16 June)

Saturday, June 16, 2012      9 comments

June is turning out well! 1. Wedding anniversary celebrated within calorie range the first week of the month. Now 19 days in a row in my new lower calorie range (since Memorial Day). This has been challenging at times, especially when eatin... Read more

Goodbye May, Hello June!

Sunday, June 03, 2012      10 comments

This May, I did better than any other month in 2012 staying in my calorie range: Days in calorie range during May: 24 Total days in calorie range January-May 2012: 80 Total days over calorie range January-May 2012: 72 Total days over ... Read more

No more tuna--so now what?

Friday, June 01, 2012      7 comments

Lots of studies point to the mercury levels in tuna having climbed in the last two decades to the point where they recommend at least limiting the amount and frequency it's eaten. See this for more information:<... Read more

Dealing with Cravings (A&I Challenge Week 4 May)

Thursday, May 24, 2012      8 comments

My assignment: “How do you say NO to that Craving? Share the strategies and techniques you use to overcome cravings.” The short answer for me is: “This too shall pass.” If I could remember that, I think I’d be within my calorie range all t... Read more

Eating Habits / Likes & Dislikes (A&I Challenge May Week 3)

Thursday, May 17, 2012      11 comments

My assignment: "We have all changed our eating habits since joining Spark. What are some foods that you have learned to eat since starting on your journey? Have your tastes changed? Have you discovered foods that you now like but didn’t enjoy in... Read more

My week traveling for work: "good" and "bad"

Thursday, May 10, 2012      7 comments

I'm in Salt Lake City for the week. I over-ate and did no exercise on Monday. I tracked my food if you really want the details (though I'd rather you didn't). I got ... Read more

Race Report: Half Marathon #3 for 2012

Wednesday, May 09, 2012      6 comments

I had a good day, not great, but I met my goals of finishing without injury & having fun. My time was 2:08 which is the slowest I’ve run in the past year. My weight has everything to do with my speed. I know if I lose enough to get back to my we... Read more

Never Give Up

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

If you ever get discouraged in your journey, check this out: Never. Give. Up.... Read more

May Goals for Health (A&I Challenge May week 1)

Friday, May 04, 2012      9 comments

I feel like I put the same goals each month, but this is what I think works best for me right now. I never actually do them all so it's also something to strive for. Because I have goals in other areas of my life, I decided just to list these as... Read more

Happy Memories: A&I April Challenge Week 4

Friday, April 27, 2012      7 comments

My assignment: We are often so focused on the bad things that happened to us that we forget to honor or even acknowledge the good things and the things that make us happy. Share some of your “happy memories.” My best memories always involve... Read more

Perfect Spring Day: A&I Week 3 April Challenge

Friday, April 20, 2012      6 comments

Assignment: Describe a perfect spring day and the activities you would participate in on that day. All my loved ones would be gathered outdoors (maybe camping) somewhere on... Read more

April Goals: A&I Challenge

Monday, April 02, 2012      11 comments

1. General Health ●Continue weekly monitoring of blood pressure with DH. ●Continue to track body-fat % in addition to weight and try to determine how to make that work for me in terms of goals. 2. Nutrition ●Week ... Read more

Fitness Ideas: A&I Challenge Week 2 March

Thursday, March 15, 2012      8 comments

Assignment: How do you include fitness activities in your daily schedule. What things do you try to do throughout your day to add extra exercise to your life. (An example would be parking far from the entrance to the store to add extra steps.) ... Read more

Numbers game

Thursday, March 08, 2012      3 comments

I record my weight every Thursday morning. I've stayed in my calorie range & eaten healthy choices & exercised regularly for the past 16 days, yet the scale says I have not lost weight in the past week. For some that might constitute ... Read more

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