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August Challenges - And On To September!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014      7 comments

AUGUST CHALLENGES SLEEP BET - I blew past my goal to average more than 7 hours of sleep a night! I averaged 7:49! I'd guess that I had been getting 6.5 - 7 hou... Read more

My Ice Bucket Challenge Video - With a Sunny Mary Twist (video blog)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      6 comments

Posting as requested by a dear Spark Friend - here is my video ;)... Read more

Day 7 I Can Do It; Day 8 Help Me, Please...*

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      3 comments

*"Day" blogs based on activities in Linda Spangle's 100 Day Weight Loss book. ********************* Day 7 I Can Do It Today is about becoming my own cheerleader. I set up my vision board on my Start Page to focus on words of encour... Read more

Bucket List Dilemma

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      4 comments

I am not sure why I am balking at writing a bucket list. Through my employer, I have access to an online wellness program that includes new ways to earn points each month - for August, we are to write a bucket list and accomplish one thing on i... Read more

Day 5 - Magic Notebook; Day 6 - Protect My Program

Monday, August 25, 2014      5 comments

Day 5 - Magic Notebook I like the idea of the magic notebook. I see it as two things really - a journal, which I have here through Spark's Planner, for longer writing; and a quick note like on a memo on my phone or paper in my pocket when ... Read more

My First "Race" of the Year

Monday, August 25, 2014      8 comments

Feeling underwhelmed, disappointed that my first "race" of the year was not the victorious return to running that I'd hoped. I used to run/walk intervals of 3 min/1 min. My recovery from the knee injury is going SO slow that I am still doing 3... Read more

Day 3 Do It Anyway; Day 4 Boundaries, Not Diets; My Tired Feet

Thursday, August 21, 2014      5 comments

Day 3 Do It Anyway Great idea! I will use this in the evenings to get me to do a craft while watching TV or to relocate away from the kitchen. And actually, I employed this idea subconsciously when I chose to read this chapter and do... Read more

Day 1 I Used to Be That Way and Day 2 Interested or Committed?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      6 comments

A Spark Team I am on is starting the chapter-a-day readings and exercises in Linda Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss (100DWL). The book looks at emotional eating, which is really where my issues lie. I've done some of this book before, and revi... Read more

Day 70 No Good or Bad

Thursday, July 17, 2014      5 comments

Day 70 No Good or Bad* Rather than label foods, my behavior or myself as good or bad, Spangle suggests reframing by referring to eating choices. By changing language, she says I am taking back my power around food and acknowledging my res... Read more

Forgiveness - No Idea How to Do This

Wednesday, July 16, 2014      8 comments

Forgiveness. What is it? What does it mean to me? So much to say, yet so little. I don't know how to do it. My counselor asked if I ever had it modelled for me. I sat and thought and thought, then said, "no". Then I remember... Read more

Gibbs Slap

Thursday, July 03, 2014      3 comments

Okay, fellow Sparkers, I am in need of the Gibbs slap I got yesterday. I need to check in with Spark daily - and I am in need of a team or Spark Buddy for support. Do you have any recommendations? I pushed too hard in my at-home PT ... Read more

My Sleep Challenge - and PT Update

Monday, June 02, 2014      4 comments

I am challenging myself to complete a 7 day streak of a sleep challenge. The two components are getting ready for bed on time and getting up on time. Today I am at 1 & 1 for the challenge! Since I expect to be on a regular 6-2:30 M-F work... Read more

Day 48 You Gotta Want To...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014      3 comments

Interesting twist in today's 100DWL reading and exercises. ****************************
*********** I DON'T WANT TO: Get enough sleep Stop binge watching Netflix Eat within my calorie range Feel connected other people ... Read more

Day 47 Kick the Can't

Sunday, April 27, 2014      7 comments

Things I "Can't" Do: Get enough sleep Stop binge watching Netflix Eat within my calorie range Feel connected other people - online and in real life Make healthy choices while at a scrapbook weekend. Reframing the... Read more

Day 44 It's Not the Right Time

Saturday, April 05, 2014      4 comments

Yes, this is the right time to work on healthy living. A few months back, it was not with my husband's unemployment, lacking good insurance and with my mother's hospitalizations. Now, Dave is employed, I have that full-time job with benefits (... Read more


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