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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

2013 Goal

Friday, December 21, 2012      13 comments

I just joined the Slowest Loser Team and set a goal to lose 6 pounds in the next 12 months. I still consider myself maintaining an 80 pound loss, but recognize that I'm struggling with those last 6 pounds!!... Read more

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