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Maintenance Motivation

Wednesday, May 02, 2012      10 comments

Thanks, SparkFriends. I appreciate all of you who suggested a shopping trip for my fading wardrobe. I'm going to set some goals and reward myself with some clothes. That will help. I appreciated ONEKIDSMOM's observation that it takes about ... Read more

The Thrill Fading?

Saturday, April 28, 2012      14 comments

There was a time when everything in my closet was new. After all, when you lose 80+ pounds you have to buy new clothes -- from PJ's to stockings, from casual clothes to dressy, even the watch band and the socks, all the old had to go. Now ... Read more

It's Sinking In

Friday, April 27, 2012      9 comments

Losing over 80 pounds has been exciting!! I was overweight more than 50 of my 62 years. Now it's been over 3 years since I achieved a healthy BMI and two full years since I got near the weight I've wanted to be since I was a teen. For the past 3... Read more

May Challenge

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      8 comments

I'm looking for a good challenge for May. I want to take my eating up another notch. I want to exercise smartly as I anticipate half-marathon training starting June 9th. There are undoubtedly other issues in my life that could benefit from a lit... Read more

I'm Back - Positive & Healthy!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012      16 comments

My new computer is all set up and working!!! I intend to Spark much more regularly now. I've missed all my SparkFriends. Thanks for accepting my sporadic contributions during the last couple months. Clean SWEEP status: Sleeping - doing be... Read more

Almost Back

Sunday, April 08, 2012      16 comments

I'm ordering a new laptop this week and plan to be back Sparking regularly soon. I need SP and my SparkFriends. I weighed more at my Weight Watcher weigh in yesterday than I have in the past 18 months. I'm thinking I'm up about 6 pounds and... Read more

Missing SparkFriends

Thursday, February 02, 2012      15 comments

Sleep: doing well. lots of 8 hour nights. Water: continuing to do well. when I'm running I don't even have to think about it to achieve the goal. I am thinking about it now. Exercise: tried to run a couple days ago and immediately had back p... Read more

How Often Do You Change Your Weight Ticker?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      17 comments

My weight tracker is currently sitting at 126.8, however, I know it is time to change it. This morning I was 128.2. That is still within my happy goal range of 124-129, but I was hoping to get to the bottom of that range. I always find it hard t... Read more

Honey Gold Potatoes

Monday, January 23, 2012      10 comments

Hey, I found something new at the grocery store. (My hubby does almost all the grocery shopping, but I was needing some cold medication and the grocery store is much closer to my house than the drug store.) What I found was a small bag marked $... Read more

Irrational Happiness

Saturday, January 21, 2012      12 comments

Yesterday my head cold was pretty bad. And I could feel my backache every time I took a deep breath. And then my car would not start. Bummer, bummer, bummer. You might think I would be feeling down, but there was this irrational happiness -- rel... Read more

Good Comes From Not So Good

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      10 comments

Gwen will be fine, but she's a bit under the weather this morning. So, she can't go to the YMCA this morning. I went to her house this morn (her dad or mom usually drops her off) so she could wake up naturally. She'd been up in the middle of the... Read more

Preparation is Key

Sunday, January 15, 2012      10 comments

This morning I rode a half hour on my bicycle and went about 6 miles. My SparkFriend EILEENV3 invited me to a 20 mile bike ride this Saturday and I plan to go. Thought I might want to practice a couple times this week. Also, want to make sure I ... Read more

First 10K - Inside Out

Saturday, January 14, 2012      15 comments

I finished my first 10K! I ran fairly easily and said my goal was to complete the race. My time was 1:04:07, which was out of the medals, but okay with me. There will be pictures later, I'm pretty certain. I'll try to post at least one. I... Read more

Tapering Week

Monday, January 09, 2012      12 comments

I'm tapering toward my first 10K race on Saturday! Today I did a 45 minute pilates class, an easy 25 minutes on the stationary bike, and two 10 minute walks with the grandkids. I plan to run 3 miles tomorrow, stretch and abs class on Wednesday,... Read more

New Routine

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      9 comments

The lightbulb over my head went off! I've got to think this through. Gwen is going from taking two naps a day to one nap a day and that means my schedule, my routine is changing. For me one of the keys to maintenance is planning. When thin... Read more

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