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Self imposed obstacles to continued improvement
Tuesday, February 25, 2020      5 comments

Okay... I am going to have to look at my habits with clear eyes. I have two time-filling behaviors that seem to feed on each other and zap a lot of my time. And, if I am trying to assess whether continuing with these behaviors is "worth it... Read more
Sunday Salutations
Sunday, February 23, 2020      3 comments

This week the Winter 2020, 5% Challenge Team has a goal of no evening eating. Last week we were to cut 100 calories from out daily count. I need to gather my motivation, make solid plans for next 2 -3 weeks and cross the challenge finish line... Read more
A concerted effort for next two weeks
Friday, February 21, 2020      2 comments

I want to go back and see what
progress-1231581 has to say about measurements and body composition. The scale has moved the past two weeks...but first upward and then, thank... Read more
Tryin' to cut 100 calories per day
Monday, February 17, 2020      4 comments

... and the goal should ' to cut 100 calories per day permanently. Well, today I fixed a breakfast (when I am consciously trying to be healthier) that is typical for me: Morningstar Veggies patties ( 110 cal/per patty) and a piece a fruit. ... Read more
Productive week...but tough, too. (and a Calorie Cut addendum)
Sunday, February 16, 2020      6 comments

Stormy, rainy week here. And when the sun did come out, I did not take advantage of the opportunity to get the warmth and Vitamin D. I had a hard time balancing life this week. I probably added too many evening community activities (three 2.5... Read more
The Spark Guy talks about "The Right Stuff"
Thursday, February 06, 2020      2 comments

5&program_id=24 The Spark Guy ends his article with repeating 3 rules: "Get Stuff Done Get Stuff Done REALLY WELL Get THE RIGH... Read more
I have been given a Spark task: Monday am
Monday, February 03, 2020      4 comments

Activity: Your SparkList Choose 50 to 100 things you’d like to do in your lifetime and write them down. This can include: Places to visit and why; Skills to learn, Experiences you’d like to have; Fun things you’d like to do; Books you’d l... Read more
Three weeks down ... Winter 5% Challenge
Sunday, February 02, 2020      3 comments

Sunday 02/02/2020 I think today's date is a palindrome, like "racecare" and "tacocat". So, happy palindrome day. From the SP articles (28-day plan) I thought I would grab this interesting tidit: "The commonly held belief is that ... Read more
motivation and a vision collage Sat. 2/01/2020
Saturday, February 01, 2020      3 comments

One of my tasks today will be to find some images for a motivation vision collage. More to come... Images to motivate me to practice harp each day; read and write consistently to meet Oct 1, 2020 deadline. ... Read more
Headstart on SP reading for tomorrow. Topic: stress
Friday, January 31, 2020      1 comments

...stress can make you more susceptible to emotional eating. When you're under pressure, your body's "fight or flight" mechanism kicks in, which signals it to fuel up with more (often, too many) calories. Stress also triggers a spike in c... Read more
Friday...I am scheduling a marathon of writing
Friday, January 31, 2020      2 comments

Today I must get certain writing tasks done by late afternoon: 1. 3 x two paragraphs = 6 paragraphs of reflection on three textbook reading toward therapeutic harp creditionals 2. 1 x two pages = 2pages of a personal reflection on on... Read more
Maybe a pink octopus someday...
Thursday, January 30, 2020      4 comments

This blog post is a fun shout out to a real "Sparker." Thank you, Blazer, for all the times you have stopped by my blog and my comments with your friendly greetings. I am enjoying having you as a SparkFriend. And I see that you spend time enc... Read more
Hump day, hump day! Busy afternoon and evening a comin', but so is Friday.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      3 comments

I am eating a pretty healthy breakfast and reading my SP Article for the day. Oh, and I can report that I hit a 31-day streak for logging into SP. Yay! I think that consistency helps me then to navigate to my SP Task list page. On the Task Li... Read more
Up and at 'em. Third Sunday in a row to sub at piano at church.
Sunday, January 26, 2020      3 comments

I miss my music buddy, V. She and her sweetie, K, are out of state. They had been on vacation with V's children and grandchildren when K had some medical issues. I know they want to be home and we sure miss them and await good news for K. ... Read more
Completing tasks off a tasklist and earning SP points is helpful...but I have a way to go
Saturday, January 25, 2020      5 comments

On my SP Tasklist each day is a daily (SP 28-day program) reading. Today's topic is back on what SP calls the "CrissCross Effect". I want to note what the author describes along her journey: " I’d often put together a plan to get in great ... Read more

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