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Back at it
Monday, January 11, 2016      1 comments

I had great success with weight loss and Spark all throughout 2014 and half of 2015. I reached my goal and got lazy. I know all too well that this is a lifetime commitment but did not listen to myself. I thought I was "eating healthy" but did... Read more
Not ready for intuitive eating, but I need to practice
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      1 comments

My assignment from my Spark Coach program today is to use intuitive eating to guide my intake today. I have been more or less doing that for a couple weeks now as I am contemplating whether or not to lower my weight goal or stay at my present w... Read more
Change is good.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      2 comments

I am contemplating making a change in my life, potentially relocating. I have done this only one time before, and that was years ago. I know that with this sort of decision, comes stress. I am going to make sure that while I decide on my plan... Read more
On to the next 5 pounds
Monday, April 27, 2015      0 comments

After pondering the question of whether or not to reset my goal after finding myself at my goal weight, I have decided to go for another 5 pounds. that would put me at a BMI of 23 which seems appropriate. Definitely not too thin or emaciated a... Read more
Maintenance or reset my goal....
Sunday, April 26, 2015      1 comments

Today I had a surprise on my scale. I have been hovering just above my goal for a few weeks and I have been mentally preparing for maintenance. Today. to my surprise, the scale said 1/2 pound under goal. The goal was rather conservative, clos... Read more
Keep on keeping on...
Thursday, April 23, 2015      2 comments

Nothing new going on with me. I have been relatively well behaved this week. No serious strays from my meal plan, walking nearly every day. Last night I combined my after work walk with a much needed haircut. I like to combine these neighborh... Read more
Sweet tooth beware!
Monday, April 20, 2015      1 comments

I have started the Sweet Tooth Challenge a few times, but seem to fall off. This is definitely a must do thing for me. I need to get this a bit more under control. Yesterday, I found a bag of large dates in my freezer. They grow locally, and... Read more
TGIF ... again!
Friday, April 17, 2015      2 comments

I am always ready for the weekend. There is so much to do, and only two short days to do it all. I usually get over ambitious and make my to-do list too long and don't give myself time to relax a bit. Maybe this weekend. But on the other han... Read more
Focus on sugar and snacks this week
Thursday, April 16, 2015      1 comments

Only two pounds to go until my goal. At least until I have to determine if that is it, or if another five pounds is reasonable. In any case, I can't slide backwards. this past week, some old habits are wanting to come back. Namely nighttime ... Read more
Vegetables, vegetables!
Sunday, April 12, 2015      2 comments

I recently found a new produce supply. It is a "produce rescue" operation that prevents excess veggies from being wasted and brings low cost fresh vegetables to the community. I can't resist a bargain and totally abhor waste. So for the past fe... Read more
Time to re-energize
Friday, April 03, 2015      1 comments

I am still at it here on Spark, but feel my momentum waning a bit. I am committed to doing this, so I need to invest a bit more energy to get motivated. I am going to start an exercise routine. I have been very successful walking and hiking, b... Read more
Focus on the Positive!
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      2 comments

Today I will focus on accomplishing my SparkCoach challenge of the day which is to focus, and write down a list of positive things I have accomplished. 1. I have made it the "healthy" range on the BMI scale. 2. I walk most evenings of ... Read more
Still at it with SparkCoach
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      0 comments

I have been faithfully using SparkCoach. I am a nurse and experienced in my own weigh loss (several times over) so really nothing they say is new to me, however, it keeps these nuggets of knowledge that I know all too well in the front of my mi... Read more
Great Weekend, now I'm ready for a great new week!
Monday, March 30, 2015      1 comments

One of the goals that I put on my personalized goal board was to make a point of getting out of town for hikes. I am fortunate to live right next to a mountain preserve ... Read more
So much to do, so little time!
Friday, March 27, 2015      2 comments

I really have much more energy than I did when I was heavier. It sort of crept up on me. When people asked, do you feel better? Have more energy? I would get slightly irritated and say no, I felt fine before. To appoint that is true, but su... Read more

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