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Back Home and back to work!
7/25/2014 8:14:28 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well reality is setting in! I am back home from my in-laws and what a week that was! I think I ate 334 198 191 495 255 my way to patience! So I k...  Read more

BBONET

18 Days in the RV
7/19/2014 1:11:10 PM,  29 COMMENTS

Tomorrow we are headed to Alberta for a RV trip. It will be fun to spend time with family and do some sightseeing. I expect I will lose weight during...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Summer Berries
7/18/2014 4:24:27 AM,  21 COMMENTS

In my last blog I posted the recipe for Refrigerator Jam 2 cups of berries 2 tbsp honey (I used 1 cup Splenda) 2 tbsps chia seeds ...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Busy Week
7/15/2014 12:25:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well I have been pretty busy since I got back home - but I have to say I do feel so relax and I am so happy I took the time for me because I needed to...  Read more

BBONET

Cardio Has to Be Fun!
7/9/2014 12:46:56 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Yesterday we took the kids to the park where we walked and zipped down the hill on cardboard. zipping pond I got bored wit...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Summer Days in Washington
7/8/2014 1:00:44 AM,  25 COMMENTS

We were at our place at Black Mountain Ranch in Washington for 5 days. The weather was fantastic and it's wonderful to go back and forth between the m...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Back Home and 5% Challenge
7/5/2014 8:09:04 PM,  8 COMMENTS

224 298 388 174 Well I am back home from California - a wonderful trip with my husband and we met up with some friends that took us to Sacrament...  Read more

BBONET

July New Goals & Successes
6/30/2014 11:15:42 PM,  32 COMMENTS

My July focus is on my Hip to Waist Ratio. - healthy meals - nutrition tracking - 10,000 steps a day - strength training Streaks ...  Read more

KALISWALKER

San Francisco Update
6/23/2014 11:30:52 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Well we arrived on Sunday morning SF time and the first thing was the weather change! 259 67 It was sunny and cool and when we wentdown to Fisherman'...  Read more

BBONET

San Francisco Here We Come
6/21/2014 8:51:46 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Well lots of things going on today: First day of summer 67 First day of the 5% summer challenge 244 My niece's baby shower 79 Finally...  Read more

BBONET

Challenge Day 1 - Doing the Math - Setting Goals
6/21/2014 11:58:49 AM,  27 COMMENTS

249 5% Summer Challenge - June 21, 2014 Today I am focused - Iíll do it tomorrow ends today! Yes itís Day 1 of the 5% Summer Challenge! Doi...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Visiting British Columbia - LESLIELENORE
6/20/2014 1:45:08 PM,  23 COMMENTS

My Spark Friend Chandra (LESLIELENORE) will be travelling from Toronto to Vancouver by train next week. I will be meeting Chandra and her niece, to wa...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Happy Days ;)
6/20/2014 9:09:57 AM,  4 COMMENTS

June 20 is a special day for us! my youngest son was born 20 years ago in Jacksonville, FL 383 77 183 Today he is turning 20 and we are so proud...  Read more

BBONET

No Nibbling At Social Event is Launched!
6/19/2014 2:37:41 PM,  23 COMMENTS

I decided on my new habit. I will track how many times I am in a social setting and tempted to eat when I am NOT HUNGRY - I WILL NOT EAT. For instance...  Read more

KALISWALKER

New Habit & Goal Setting - Theme Healthier and Happier
6/18/2014 8:55:42 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Adding a new habit/goal/streak is a big decision. It has to be something that has benefit, fits into my lifestyle, and I can do any where in my travel...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Summer 5% - Triggers
6/17/2014 12:47:56 PM,  19 COMMENTS

For the purpose of this activity, a Trigger Food is defined as the one that gets you off course; you are not truly hungry yet you are eating. A Trigge...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Memories
6/16/2014 8:05:58 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The weekend was a moving weekend for me again - this time helping my oldest son put his things in storage at college until he gets his new apt. in Aug...  Read more

BBONET

It is Done!
6/12/2014 7:21:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well today I finally finish moving all my things from 4th to 2nd grade. 46 39 I had no idea how much stuff we accumulate throughout the 198 years....  Read more

BBONET

Summer & Losing Weight
6/6/2014 3:50:23 PM,  24 COMMENTS

This is how I started my nutrition tracking streak - taking pictures then entering in the Spark Tracker later when I had time. I am thinking...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Last Day as 4th Grade Teacher
6/6/2014 9:40:57 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is a bittersweet day! 30 46 It is the last day of school with students!!! 244 But it is the last day I will be in 4th grade. I love my 4th gra...  Read more

BBONET

WooHoo - Having a Great Day!
6/5/2014 12:22:58 PM,  24 COMMENTS

I was thinking of all the things I want to get done and feeling a little overwhelmed. Then I looked at all my Spark goodies and congratulations I got...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Getting to Know My Way Around Onederland
6/3/2014 9:37:32 PM,  23 COMMENTS

My last day of the Spring 5% Challenge (May 30th) was a thrilling day for me Ė I landed in onederland! Also I made my goal of losing 5% of my weight (...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Saturday..
5/31/2014 10:56:32 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Missed a day blogging, just didn't have time to sit by the computer, but that's good, combined with the power going out for about 2hours, due to sever...  Read more

JUSTA123

Decision Has been Made
5/30/2014 9:56:32 PM,  7 COMMENTS

First off I want to thank all of you that gave me such great support, advice and just listen to me during these days of my dilemma regarding my job an...  Read more

BBONET

Happy Dance in Onederland! Whoo Hoo Did it! Picture to Prove It!
5/30/2014 1:00:29 PM,  65 COMMENTS

248 Made it to onderland! Thank you sparkpeople.com & Spark Guy! Yesterday I wrote - At 199.9 I will be in onederland! At 198.4 I will ha...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Thursday Happenings..
5/29/2014 10:09:01 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Such a busy day today didn't have the kids, since daughter took off for all the end of year award ceremonies. Used the opportunity to get an oil chang...  Read more

JUSTA123

Close But How Close to 199.9 Pounds or 198.4?
5/29/2014 7:03:06 PM,  36 COMMENTS

Tomorrow I am leaving for a weekend retreat. Friday morning I am doing my last weigh (a day early) for the 8 Week 5% Challenge. I know one day shouldn...  Read more

KALISWALKER

The Magic of Nutrition Tracking - I am expecting 199.9 pounds or better!
5/29/2014 1:09:33 AM,  37 COMMENTS

I was chatting with a Spark friend about food and decided to make it my blog. Perfectionist and food - the combination is a no win. You have to e...  Read more

KALISWALKER

5% Challange Has Taught Me Assertivness
5/28/2014 8:46:29 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Yes, I can actually say that these 5% challenges and this spark site has taught me how to be more assertive in my life. All the articles, blogs from o...  Read more

BBONET

So far so good..
5/28/2014 1:53:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So just a quick stop, busy today one of the kids has an ear infection, so I have to take her to the DR. for mom who can't get off work , because she i...  Read more

JUSTA123

Streaks - I Am All or Nothing
5/28/2014 2:41:37 AM,  34 COMMENTS

10,000 Daily Steps - Day 146 Nutrition Tracking - Day 37 I am an all or nothing type. Each day I walk because I fear taking a break and not sta...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Still moving forward..
5/27/2014 7:13:05 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Well, the sun is up, got a short walk in with the dog , more to come later, yesterday was a good day, food on track, water in, and while I didn't get...  Read more

JUSTA123

Voted Featured Popular Blog Post - Thanks Team!
5/27/2014 2:28:54 AM,  37 COMMENTS

We have been on traveling all day and arrived at the hotel. I got out walking for an hour to finish up my 10,000 daily steps - Day 145 of my streak. I...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Big Decision for tomorrow!
5/26/2014 1:21:47 PM,  10 COMMENTS

OK! I am still weighing all my options between 2nd and 4th grade. My boss has been nicely pressuring me to take the 2nd. grade position. He is really...  Read more

BBONET

Pool calling
5/26/2014 12:18:52 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So today is Monday, and yesterday I managed to meet almost all goals set even did almost 7000 steps along with some pool time, got my water in but foo...  Read more

JUSTA123

An Active Team Gets You Sparking!
5/26/2014 12:24:58 AM,  42 COMMENTS

Have you noticed that most of your teams seem to fade out? Not the 5% Challenge Teams. Each season we start anew, so returning members and new members...  Read more

KALISWALKER

Tribute to our soldiers
5/25/2014 9:15:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am sitting here watching the PBS Memorial tribute to our soldiers and the emotion is so hard to hold back tears. I can't even imagine the feelings...  Read more

BBONET

Sunday starting day 7
5/25/2014 7:29:03 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So Sunday is upon us , and I must say Saturday was a 10 for me all goals I set were met and I am feeling positive! 104 Today the goals are the same, I...  Read more

JUSTA123

5% Challenge
5/24/2014 11:44:18 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am really going through a dry spell with my weight. I keep losing and gaining the same 2 or 3 pounds. I am really doing the tracking, I get at least...  Read more

BBONET

Did I Really Just Lose 10 Pounds???
5/24/2014 11:02:47 AM,  128 COMMENTS

This last week, as I am walking I noticed my jeans are feeling looser. Last night I realized I need a belt, as I was tugging my pants up again. I am a...  Read more

KALISWALKER

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