The Importance of Working With Resistance Training (Thanks again, Coach Nicole!)
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      7 comments

I've been very pleased with my commitment to exercise since the first week of June. It really started with walking (I tricked myself with the 10 minutes a day pledge) and transformed into an 8 week program at my local Y. Now I have memberships a... Read more
Zucchini Casserole Recipe (Chef Meg, can you help?)
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      10 comments

6 c. cubed zucchini (I peel mine into 3/4" cubes - approximate) 1 c. grated carrot ΒΌ c. chopped onion 1 lb. browned ground chuck (well drained) 1 can cream of chicken soup (I use Healthy Request) 8 oz. sour cream (I use light or fat fr... Read more
The AB ROLLER Guy Noticed !!!!!!!!!!
Monday, August 13, 2012      8 comments

I was leaving at lunch time (on my way out to take a close friend to lunch to celebrate her birthday) when I ran into the AB GUY (this is the guy who actually invented the Ab Roller -- no lie)! He said, "Wow, you're either losing weight or you'r... Read more
Mid-Month Review of August Goals (thanks Coach Nicole!)
Sunday, August 12, 2012      8 comments

In the SparkCoach program today, Coach Nicole talked about goal setting, which prompted me to revisit my Aug 1 blog and revisit and contemplate on the goals I set for myself almost two weeks ago. It's not that I think I'm doing poorly...I just g... Read more
Happy and Content for a Good Spark Day
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      6 comments

Today was a just a normal day ... a good day. I made healthy choices. I exercised. I drank plenty of water, took my vitamin and my meds. I was productive at work. I made a delicious and healthy dinner. And I accomplished some things at home... Read more
Spinning the Spark Wheel BEFORE I Go to BED ... ugh!!!
Monday, August 06, 2012      4 comments

Okay, this is the second time in a week that I've been up late enough to spin the spark wheel for the next day. Not cool. I couldn't go to bed without scrubbing my floor. I am not a fanatic when it comes to housework, not by a long shot. ... Read more
I ditched boot camp and took my daughter to lunch!
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      7 comments

Today was my daughter's last day of college. She had her capstone presentation and her 4 years (the last two of which have been year round) have come to a close. She showed up in my office after she finished and she looked exhausted. I know I w... Read more
August Goals
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      6 comments

Weight & Measurements: It's official. I have stored my scale in the bathroom closet. I will be weighing myself on the 1st and 15th of the month and at doctor appointments (little choice there)! I will also take measurements on the 1st of every... Read more
July Goal
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      4 comments

I was impressed with my 871 exercise minutes for June. Afterall, it was a great improvement over the month of May (next to nothing). When I sent my sights on July, I thought I would shoot for a higher number ... maybe 1,000 ... no, 1,250! That s... Read more
Sparkabella's Zucchini Stew
Sunday, July 29, 2012      7 comments

Okay, let me just say I didn't measure anything ... but wow, this certainly is amazing!!! I started out with 2 cartons of Swanson's 50% less sodium beef broth 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes (no salt added) ... Read more
I CHOOSE to make the REST of my life the BEST of my life!
Saturday, July 28, 2012      6 comments

If someone would have told me 8 weeks ago I would be exercising 5-6 times a week by August, I would have had difficulty wrapping my head around that ... but it's TRUE! I've learned that exercise can completely turn my day around. It makes me fee... Read more
Bad Vibes
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      8 comments

Did you ever notice when you're feeling up and doing everything in your power to live a healthy life ... some people are bothered by it or worse yet, completely ignore it? "You're not eating enough." "You're exercising too much." "You'l... Read more
Feeling a Breakthrough Coming Soon!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      6 comments

I have this feeling if I keep pushing, I'm going to make a breakthrough in the next week or two. It feels like the calm before a great electrical storm. I'm charged up. I'm increasing the intensity of my workouts. I'm breaking through the barrie... Read more
Exercise...check! Water...check! Staying on track...check!
Monday, July 23, 2012      6 comments

I changed the ringtone on my phone to James Brown's "I Feel Good" because I truly do! Went to the fitness center on my lunch hour (which is now 90 minutes instead of 60, thanks to my boss, so I can exercise on my lunch break instead of afte... Read more
Sparked at the Church Picnic
Sunday, July 22, 2012      5 comments

First of all, it's pretty rare that I would have blog-worthy content twice in the same day ... but today I totally do! My plan was to avoid the church picnic today. This is the picnic where everyone brings their most evil (and most deliciou... Read more

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