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Making Progress
Thursday, January 10, 2013      16 comments

I did it!! I've now gone 42 hours without any sweet food or drinks; no sugar, no Splenda, no diet drinks, no dried fruit, no juice; only water, skim milk, black unsweetened coffee and unsweetened tea/herbal tea to drink. Yes, I know there is lac... Read more
SparkCoach Challenges
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      13 comments

SparkCoach suggested participants blog about progress with SparkCoach challenges. Today's challenge is to put tempting food out of sight. To tell the truth, I think I am beyond this challenge. With my husband (chips, snack crackers, cookies, cho... Read more
Good Day Anyway
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      17 comments

Disappointment. My personal trainer was not at the gym this morning. Nobody contacted me. Not very professional. They said he had a family emergency and should be back either the 10th or 11th. I had already done a 10 minute elliptical warm ... Read more
Galloway Group Picture
Saturday, January 05, 2013      19 comments

I got up at 4 am this morning to meet my running group at 5 am. We ran 8 miles at a comfortable 12.20 minute pace at walk 1 minute/run 2 minutes intervals. Then we returned to Starbucks in order to get this group picture of most of our Lakeland ... Read more
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
Thursday, January 03, 2013      21 comments

Last Friday my Weight Watcher leader asked me to speak at an Open House at the Lakeland Weight Watcher Center on January 12th around 2 pm. I realized I don't have child care duties at that time, so I agreed. Then she gave me a bunch of paperwork... Read more
SparkCoach Proud Challenge
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      15 comments

The SparkCoach challenge today is to "write down 3 recent accomplishments that you are proud of. These can be things you've achieved at work or school, at home, along your healthy lifestyle journey---anything at all." If by recent we mean t... Read more
2013 Will Be My Healthiest Ever!!!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      21 comments

I started out the year with a big group (about 25 people) seven mile Galloway run and followed that with a personal training session at the Y. Feeling good!! Thanks, SparkFriends, for all your encouragement on my confession blog yesterday. ... Read more
Monday, December 31, 2012      19 comments

As I glanced in the mirror, leaving the Y, after a 90 minute elliptical workout this morning with new Precor machines, having visited with great people including SparkFriend AQUAGIRL, with an appointment for a personal training session tomorrow ... Read more
Well, Duh!!
Thursday, December 27, 2012      22 comments

Please don't comment "Duh" after you read this blog. Although, I would understand if you did! I finally put 2 and 2 together and figured out why my weight went up a handful of pounds last year. I realized that whenever I reached the top of ... Read more
Not Deprived
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      14 comments

I've been reading some great blogs about Christmas eating, abundance, and feelings of deprivation. It is true that when there are many foods to choose it is easy to take too much. Yesterday I ate within my calorie range. I enjoyed my food immens... Read more
Cherish the Moments
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      14 comments

It's noon, but daughter, SIL, and grandkids will be here before too long. This year Santa came to their house, but there are lots and lots of presents to open here, too. Last year Santa came to our house for them, but it is good for a young fami... Read more
Bonus Blog: Here's the Graphic
Monday, December 24, 2012      14 comments

Thanks to ONEKIDSMOM and the snipping tool, I was finally able to post the report I tried to post earlier. Here's a chart of my weight from the time I reset my program in August of 2010 until present: ... Read more
Why I Want to Lose in 2013
Monday, December 24, 2012      18 comments

I wanted to post a SparkPeople report to show my weight fluctuations over the past couple years. I saved the SP report in my picture files, but when I tried to "add picture" to a blog, it said it was not a valid image. Anyone know how to overcom... Read more
Going Up Another Notch
Sunday, December 23, 2012      14 comments

I just took the plunge and paid for one year of SparkCoach. I am so thankful to SparkPeople for all I have learned here and been motivated to do tha teven if I get nothing out of SparkCoach I will not feel cheated. But I am hoping to take my pr... Read more
Jingle Bell Training Run
Saturday, December 22, 2012      13 comments

Today I had my choice: either a 7 mile run at 1 minute walk:1 run ratio or 10 miles with more running. I chose to go 10 miles. We started out at 1 min. walk: 4 minute run ratio, but switched to 2 minute run intervals about half way through. Love... Read more

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