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Meaningful Motivation
3/24/2014 8:57:26 PM,  4 COMMENTS

For the past 6 months I have been working out at a Total Body Gym - this is a gym that is very focused in how they teach and getting you to train effe...  Read more

GARVCO

What is 21 day Fix? The reasons you want to do it now!
2/22/2014 3:39:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Need a reason to try Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix™? How about 21 reasons to try 21 Day Fix? Using simple portion control and effective 30-minute workouts, T...  Read more

MASHAAMANN

#4 Guess its that middle age thing
11/8/2013 8:06:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I am behind in A-Blog-A-Day, but I thought I would still go in order of the intitial prompts provided - Here is #4: 4. What motivates you to stay...  Read more

GARVCO

# 3 - The big goals question - not sure?
11/5/2013 3:23:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

3. What is your big picture, long-term goal? Why is this goal the one you work towards? To answer this honestly, I have to say simply that I am...  Read more

GARVCO

Blog #2 on 3-week blog quest - "I CAN meet Goals I! Set."
11/4/2013 8:31:31 AM,  7 COMMENTS

2. Imagine you have met your new short- or medium-term goal or challenge. What would you like to say happened for you while you were working toward th...  Read more

GARVCO

"Yes, let's go do that!"Goal Setting - blog-a-day #1
11/1/2013 8:24:56 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Have you set a new short- or medium-term goal or challenge recently? Do you have a goal or challenge that you have been working on for a while? What i...  Read more

GARVCO

Sometimes you just have to enjoy yourself.
8/12/2013 8:24:50 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Sometimes you have to just enjoy yourself, no guilt. And that is surely what I did this past weekend. Actually, the weekend started off on Thu...  Read more

GARVCO

A few US Open Pictures posted
6/20/2013 7:47:49 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I find myself jammed for time - put a few photos from the practice days (when you can take photos) Pictures are in my photo portion of my page...  Read more

GARVCO

US Open and Merion Golf Club - more to come I promise
6/18/2013 8:50:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had a fantastic week working and spectating at the US Open - If you read about it or watched it - it was truly everything they said. I am just so j...  Read more

GARVCO

It's a Golf Crazy Time here in Philadelphia
6/10/2013 9:07:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This is not really a health/fitness/weight loss motivational blog - rather I just thought it would be fun to write about my experience working as a ho...  Read more

GARVCO

All in All, not bad
6/7/2013 12:42:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

In my son's competitive swimming, when you remain within 10% of your most recent personal best time, you are doing just fine. With that in mind,...  Read more

GARVCO

I guess the habit is breaking
6/4/2013 9:40:41 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Last night I just felt something - after a wonderful Senior Awards night at our daughter's High school where she won 2 awards, we returned home to hav...  Read more

GARVCO

Accountability Finally Triggered
5/24/2013 8:27:46 AM,  7 COMMENTS

For about a year now, I have been trying to get my weight to move down and stay down. I was tracking my food, dabbling in exercise videos and fooling...  Read more

GARVCO

Tried a new outdoor activity today - wow; exhausted!
5/4/2013 3:26:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This morning I had to drive our 16 year old son about an hour to a scout event. He did not camp out with the team the night before due to a dance at...  Read more

GARVCO

On track for an on-track weekend
5/3/2013 8:48:07 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been doing really well for me in terms of my stick-to-it streak for nearly 2 weeks now. That is a big achievement for me. I have a real goal...  Read more

GARVCO

Getting in the groove
4/14/2013 10:15:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Okay, so I didn't work out every day, but I did work out a few days this past week. That's something compared to nothing I was doing before I posted l...  Read more

LUVPOETESS

Setting the intention with appreciation
4/5/2013 1:58:42 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hi Spark friends. The last time I posted was August of 2012, and at that time I mentioned that I was gaining weight. Now I'm 25 pounds heavi...  Read more

LUVPOETESS

Tuesday focus day!
1/22/2013 8:43:29 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Last night I left a quick blog about my one step backward...but in actuality, those one steps have happened too often such that they have amounted to...  Read more

GARVCO

shoot - was doing so well today
1/21/2013 9:46:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

one step backwards tonight... ugh..oh well, better focus tomorrow!...  Read more

GARVCO

Letting myself give in to motivation
1/2/2013 8:16:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I so enjoy reading ~INDYGIRL's blog posts. THAT is a motivated woman and one whose words so easily motivate others - including me. I don't have 100...  Read more

GARVCO

Heading Into Thanksgiving with the right Attitude!
11/16/2012 8:41:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Good Friday Morning Before Thanksgiving! I am feeling confident that I can get through this holiday with little to no regrets. SP has helped with the...  Read more

GARVCO

July 4th was my last Blog entry?!
11/9/2012 11:05:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I had to laugh - at myself and with myself when I opened up my SP Page and read my last Blog entry - July 4th - my goodness - seems like a lifetime ag...  Read more

GARVCO

Halloween Costumes almost done....almost...
10/25/2012 11:38:01 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I am sewing both of my children's Halloween costumes this year, as always. Jake is going to be Jake and the never land pirates. Brooklynn is going t...  Read more

SHANNONK1222

Last Week of October what do I want to do???....
10/23/2012 10:22:39 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So, we have one more week left in October. October was a productive month for me. I received my ten pound ribbon, reached my 5% goal and I am 20% to...  Read more

SHANNONK1222

Oh no!!! Weight moving in the wrong direction.
8/12/2012 12:24:42 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Sparkbuddies, I'm back and am eager to get on track again because since I haven't been here (computer problems & other issues), I haven't been fo...  Read more

LUVPOETESS

Visual motivators
7/14/2012 10:48:58 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've not blogged in over a month. I'm having electrical / computer problems & it's difficult to stay on. Nevertheless, I've been following my plan for...  Read more

LUVPOETESS

My Independence Day
7/4/2012 9:13:58 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am marking today my Independence day - independent from overeating on a regular basis - independent from laziness - independent from self doubt. ...  Read more

GARVCO

Through the flurry of June, SP has kept me on track
7/3/2012 8:09:28 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This has been a June to remember! Much activity leading to significant stress and emotions - But - I kept on track with my eating and fit a good amou...  Read more

GARVCO

Just a little beyond the comfort zone!
6/21/2012 8:28:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

You know what? It's true - everything you read about getting healthy and fit - you just have to DO IT! You have to move, you have to push just beyon...  Read more

GARVCO

@#$%^&* Thyroid .... gained again, plus I have cankles!!!!!
6/17/2012 11:57:23 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had lost last week, thought I had blogged on it, now I am back up again! I had been down to 173, this morning I was up to 176! And by the looks of m...  Read more

NONAMORTICA

Power walking by the river
6/6/2012 5:38:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I drove across the bridge from Pennsylvania to New Jersey yesterday. Drove 20 miles (It would've been less had I not gotten lost.) just to walk three....  Read more

LUVPOETESS

Oh my! Gained 3 lbs this week. Thyroid or indulgence or both?
6/3/2012 8:47:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I have to admit I was not expecting that .... I went from 172 to 175. This is disheartening. It's most likely because my physician and I have be...  Read more

NONAMORTICA

Memorial Day Walk: Very moving (literally & figuratively)
5/29/2012 8:28:57 AM,  5 COMMENTS

After a three mile hike in the park, my hiking buddy took me to a cemetery to continue our walk. I have to admit I wasn't intrigued with the idea init...  Read more

LUVPOETESS

A pic and a pan and a successful first week.
5/27/2012 7:17:31 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I encountered two new products this week. One was such a disappointment and one was just wonderful. Bad news first. I really really would love a...  Read more

NONAMORTICA

If surgery can't stop me, nothing can. YAY!!!
5/25/2012 9:24:01 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My last blog explained in detail about having had my gallbladder removed, so if this blog interests you, you'll have to read the one before this. (No...  Read more

LUVPOETESS

Day 2 - Not as hard and not as easy as I thought.
5/22/2012 11:12:32 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Day 1- Food logged and BWO+ done. Spent 5 minutes on the inversion table. I have added that to my daily goals. I have a pretty significant scoliosis,...  Read more

NONAMORTICA

Hmph! Gallbladders don't add much weight LOL
5/21/2012 3:56:37 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I hoped to lose a pound when I no longer had a gallbladder. NOPE! If not that, I thought being given only liquids for a day would do it. NOPE! Hmph!...  Read more

LUVPOETESS

Happy Birthday to me!
5/20/2012 10:06:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm ready to go! Took pictures and measurements, and went shopping for food. Unfortunately got glutenized ... who would have thought that a tuna salad...  Read more

NONAMORTICA

Walking to steppin' music...felt good
5/15/2012 8:37:08 PM,  6 COMMENTS

As I prepare for surgery on Friday, I had to have a prescription filled for Percocet. I certainly don't want to wait until the last minute. I decided...  Read more

LUVPOETESS

Losing weight too quickly can be hazardous to your health
5/3/2012 1:25:47 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I thought it was quite reasonable to have lost 34 lbs. over a 9 month period. Not according to the general surgeon who's taking out my gallbladder on...  Read more

LUVPOETESS

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