HICIM705
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2015 ~ Hello to a New Year *** Hello to New Beginnings!
Thursday, January 01, 2015      6 comments

emoticon HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ... Read more
2015 Winter 5% Challenge - Join Now
Wednesday, December 17, 2014      4 comments

Please note . . . I have to give credit for the content of this SparkBlog to my SparkFriend, KALISWALKER ... I copied/pasted a recent SparkMail that she sent: 'Yawn, stretch, wake up... let's get Sparking again. If you took a few weeks o... Read more
SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker?
Sunday, June 15, 2014      5 comments

I'm resetting my goals, etc. . . once again. This time, my incentive is the fact that my DH got called by his cardiologist (after some recent bloodwork) - he was told that he needed to make some changes or risk being diabetic. The South Beach ... Read more
Another chance for a new beginning ... also, reflection and gratitude:
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      7 comments

It's January 1, 2014 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I had planned to write a blog today - but I'm not quite sure what to write about. So, I will write - to you, ANYONE that is reading this blog to 'thank you'. Thank you for stopping by my page ... t... Read more
Looking ahead to the 2014 Winter 5% Challenge. . .
Sunday, December 08, 2013      11 comments

Have you looked at the calendar lately? It seems that now that Thanksgiving is over ... we are RACING toward Christmas and New Years. Preparation for Christmas is usually quite an undertaking - it doesn't matter that you know Christmas is comi... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge ... Pre-Challenge Activity: Know Your Numbers
Sunday, October 06, 2013      13 comments

I have actually updated many of these numbers already, but I want to copy the instructions on this blog so that I have a reminder listed in my blog post(s). First day of the Fall 5% Challenge: Saturday, 10/12/13. The last weigh in for ... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge ... Pre-Challenge Activity: Triggers
Sunday, October 06, 2013      6 comments

Pre-Challenge Activity Assignment #7: Triggers This assignment is a good one for me ... it helps me to identify foods/situations that start me down the path of 'over-eating' or 'unhealthy' eating. I knew that this challenge was going to ... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge ... Pre-Challenge Activity: Motivation
Sunday, October 06, 2013      4 comments

This assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. This assignment should be easy - I want to change the way I look ... I want to see a little less of 'me' when I look in the mirror. BUT - it really is a lot more than that... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge ... Pre-Challenge Activity: Win Tomorrow Check List
Sunday, October 06, 2013      1 comments

This is something that I struggle with - but because of my new office, I may HAVE to do a little more planning for tomorrow! Three weeks ago, we moved our office - from the main hospital campus to an office building off-site. I have an off... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge ... Pre-Challenge Activity: Win Today Check List
Sunday, October 06, 2013      2 comments

I do follow a routine - in the AM, I get up and spin the SparkWheel. Most days, I'll read/post on my teams chat thread. I find that tracking meals using the SparkPeople Nutrition tracker is very useful. However, I have also heard some members... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge ... Pre-Challenge Activity: Update Your Page
Sunday, October 06, 2013      2 comments

The beginning of the Fall 5% Challenge is right around the corner. One of the Pre-Challenge Activities is to 'Update Your SparkPage'. I do update my SparkPage, but perhaps not often enough to keep it 'fresh and inviting'. I actually started u... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge ... Pre-Challenge Activity: Nutrition Plan
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      9 comments

For this Fall 5% Challenge, one of the pre-challenge activities is to figure out what nutritional plan will be followed - for the 8 weeks of the challenge and beyond. To me, this is the simplest and yet one of the most difficult things to do we... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge ... Pre-Challenge Activity: Introduction and Exercise Plan
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      5 comments

I'm not new to the 5% Challenges, but lately, I have felt disconnected from my 'journey'. I've had success and lost about 24 lbs. all together, only to get 'lazy' about tracking and exercise, etc. and now I'm right back to where I was when I be... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge ... Sign up TODAY!!!
Thursday, September 26, 2013      4 comments

Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exerci... Read more
Restart ... AGAIN!
Sunday, September 01, 2013      28 comments

I'm celebrating my 5 year SparkVersary! I joined SparkPeople on 8/31/08 - spent a few days checking out the site and actually started my journey on SparkPeople the day after Labor Day (9/2/08). I've had my ups/downs on this site - but ... when... Read more

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