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Alta Peak Hike
Saturday, July 21, 2012      10 comments

On Friday we drove out to the parking lot at Wolverton to find the trailhead for our hike the next day and ate our picnic lunch there. Later, we checked in with the ranger to talk to her about the hike. She was very encouraging so we felt optimi... Read more
Alta Peak Preview
Monday, July 16, 2012      13 comments

My DH took this of me taking pictures while lying on the very top rock at the summit of Alta Peak. You can actually see Mt. Whitney through a gap in the Great Western Divid... Read more
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

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