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If this, then that......
8/10/2014 11:17:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Anybody who has ever been exposed to even simple computer programming (or LIFE) understands the "If, then" statement. Well, I've been seeing some posi...  Read more

ODAT1117

The Candy Dish
7/29/2014 8:21:16 AM,  9 COMMENTS

The other day I was looking for healthy alternatives to put in my candy dish at work. Yes, I have a dish. Well, it's a wooden bowl, really. It was giv...  Read more

ODAT1117

Let's Kick It Up a Notch!
7/14/2014 8:14:10 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Ever since I went on vacation a month ago I have not been fully on track. I haven't been off track but I haven't been on track either. Even worse, I'v...  Read more

ODAT1117

It's ALL Good....
7/2/2014 8:31:35 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well, here I am, back on the grid after a fabulous vacation away from cell phone towers and the internet. I sure did not want to come back to reality...  Read more

ODAT1117

Going off the grid :-)
6/13/2014 8:54:14 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Hello Wonderful Spark Friends!! I just wanted to give you all a heads up that I will be going off the grid for about a week and a half. I am THRI...  Read more

ODAT1117

Truth in Advertising
6/2/2014 6:12:02 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Okay, so when you gain a few pounds (if you do), do you go ahead and update your weight or do you keep it at the lower number with the plan/assumption...  Read more

ODAT1117

Day 1 of Sacking the Sugar!
6/1/2014 7:08:07 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Here it is!! Day 1 of Sacking the Sugar! I've been planning this for a few weeks now and I'm ready. Yes, I'm a little nervous but I feel confide...  Read more

ODAT1117

I'm Sacking the Sugar!!
5/20/2014 3:29:07 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello Friends!! Well, I've been mentally preparing myself for a big June OMAT. (You know, for our OMAT team: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i...  Read more

ODAT1117

Updated May OMAT
5/16/2014 8:14:07 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Well hello there Sparkers!! :-) After a rough week spent out of state with my dad in the hospital, I need to adjust my May OMAT. While I was wit...  Read more

ODAT1117

My Common Sressors
3/21/2014 11:40:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This is my first blog as part of the Official Stress Busting Challenge. On reflection I can say that my biggest common stressor is procrastination. It...  Read more

AUSSIEWOLVES

OMAT for March
2/28/2014 9:40:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Okay, Sparkers, it's OMAT time!!! :-) February OMAT was to stay within my calorie range EVERY day all day for the entire month. Update: Feb...  Read more

ODAT1117

Major Fitness Goal
2/21/2014 5:26:42 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My major goal is to at 54 years of age in February 2016 run an Olympic qualifying time of 3:39:00 for 1500 metres....  Read more

AUSSIEWOLVES

The thing I like about my body.
2/19/2014 7:04:56 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Thinking positively about this, the thing I like about my body now is my neck. It is starting to look trim and toned....  Read more

AUSSIEWOLVES

16 February 2014
2/16/2014 5:53:14 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm getting fitter and stronger....  Read more

AUSSIEWOLVES

OMAT = Success and New Healthy Habits
2/15/2014 2:50:58 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am so excited, my Spark Friends! I am truly finding success - FINALLY - with my OMAT plan! What is OMAT? OMAT = One Month At a Time. I kep...  Read more

ODAT1117

HUGE Accomplishment! WOO HOO TIME!!!
1/28/2014 12:48:00 PM,  7 COMMENTS

OMG OMG OMG!!! I'm so excited!! So, you might be familiar with that embarrassment of having to say "I can't" and "It won't" because of something...  Read more

ODAT1117

I too, have a dream
1/20/2014 1:35:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I just realized it's MLK day. What courage, what vision this man had! If I had even a small portion of his strength and conviction.... How can I...  Read more

SPARTYSUE

Fifty Pounds Lost!
11/16/2013 12:58:30 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Wanted to celebrate my before and after! It's been such an incredible journey and I'm looking forward to continue growing stronger and healthier each...  Read more

DEANNARUSS

OMAT: The November Challenge
10/31/2013 1:22:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Okay, last month I defeated the tracking challenge. I tracked ALL my food EVERY day for a full month. And now I am going to KEEP MOVING FORWARD one da...  Read more

ODAT1117

Looking Back: The October Defeat
10/31/2013 1:08:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well hello there Spark Friends! I can't believe that I actually did it. I tracked ALL of my food EVERY day for the whole month of October!! Wait...  Read more

ODAT1117

Spark Coach Homework
7/10/2013 7:14:05 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm just doing my Spark Coach homework here. :-) I am supposed to write down at least 3 accomplishments that of which I am proud. 1. I am prou...  Read more

ODAT1117

Day 118 - Attack of the Stormtrooper
4/29/2013 5:22:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This weekend was good. I ate within calories, drank my water, and did my cardio. On Sunday I did the Week 4 Day 3 training session for the SP 5K roo...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 117 - Down another 5.2 pounds
4/28/2013 10:54:03 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Technically, according to the scale, I lost 5.2 pounds last week. I had a weird weight gain on the scale pushing my weight up last week when I didn't...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 115 - Credit is due
4/26/2013 11:56:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So I’m not sure that I’ve been giving myself the proper credit for the last six weeks or so. My scale has been up and down within a small range. At...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 114 - Snow and charity
4/25/2013 10:18:12 AM,  5 COMMENTS

For most of the day yesterday it snowed here. Not an accumulation, but it was definitely wet snow and not rain that was coming down. Just because it...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 112 - More scale perplexity
4/23/2013 11:37:22 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a really good day. Ate well within calories, drank my water, and did 30 minutes on the exercise bike last night. In the continuing...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 111 - Frustrated
4/22/2013 2:12:33 PM,  8 COMMENTS

There are times when I just don’t understand the scale. As of last Thursday I had lost 0.8 pound for the week. On Saturday, my official weigh in day...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 108 - FRIDAY!
4/19/2013 4:06:57 PM,  5 COMMENTS

My project successfully launched this week and I am surprised to see that I am actually getting the credit I deserve for this one. That said, I'm rea...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 105 - trying to hang in there
4/16/2013 3:38:19 PM,  8 COMMENTS

“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.” ~Thomas L. Holdcroft In what is a perfect indicator of my mont...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Week 14 - Down 1.8 pounds
4/7/2013 11:17:31 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance." --Dr. Samuel Johnson This past week has been OK. My mom is doing better. Her me...  Read more

SPARTAN40

3 Years of SparkPeople - What I've learned
4/4/2013 1:07:06 PM,  10 COMMENTS

The Tuesday after Easter (4/6/10) I logged into Sparkpeople and began using the site to lose weight (I created my ID the week prior, but didn't use it...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 84 - 87 Hanging in there
3/29/2013 10:26:34 AM,  4 COMMENTS

This week has been OK. Lots going on with the holidays and other stresses. My mom was sent to the emergency room in the middle of this week and my b...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 83 - Down 2.6 pounds
3/25/2013 2:10:09 PM,  4 COMMENTS

"Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance." --Dr. Samuel Johnson Last week ended up pretty decent – which is a really good st...  Read more

SPARTAN40

I am part fish
3/24/2013 4:41:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Finally! I made it back into the pool! I don't know if any of you are swimmers, but I LOVE it. I was never on a team or anything. I always just played...  Read more

ILMETOO

Today, it didn't happen
3/23/2013 10:46:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I might drink enough water, and there is this. Thats about it. Back at it tomorrow!...  Read more

ILMETOO

Friday
3/22/2013 9:39:39 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Its almost the end of the first week. I ate more pizza for breakfast. Then (yes, after I ate it) I thought, hey, just for fun, I'll hop and SP and see...  Read more

ILMETOO

Day 78 - Never Quit Pledge
3/20/2013 3:16:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Never Quit Pledge Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 77 - Working my way back
3/19/2013 9:57:32 AM,  7 COMMENTS

“Stumbling is not falling.” ~Portuguese Proverb Yesterday ended up decent. I did several walks during the day for my exercise, drank my water, a...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 76 - Fell off the wagon and rolled down the trail
3/18/2013 1:57:45 PM,  5 COMMENTS

“Failure is not fatal. Only failure to get back up is.” ~John C. Maxwell So I had a pretty horrible eating streak for a couple of days there last...  Read more

SPARTAN40

Day 72 - fell off the wagon
3/14/2013 10:31:50 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Yesterday I drank my water and did my cardio. My eating however was horrible. I totally fell off the wagon and gave into temptations. I was good th...  Read more

SPARTAN40

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