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Day 57 - Why I heart SP!
Monday, May 27, 2013      4 comments

I've been sparking for almost 2 months now. I joined to loose 13 pounds. I've lost 4. That's about a half a pound a week. Am I disappointed? No, absolutely not. I wanted to lose weight because I had such a lack of energy. I thought it was becaus... Read more
Day 56 - Achieving Goals With Balance
Sunday, May 26, 2013      0 comments

Sparkpeople not only helps with health goals, it helps me stay motivated with all personal goals. I finished and published my third cookbook yesterday. It is a Kindle book (I Can Can Chicken). Keeping balance is very important to maintaini... Read more
Day 55 - Still Sparked
Saturday, May 25, 2013      1 comments

Today is day 55. I have 438 fitness points for the Month of May. With a 3 day weekend ahead and a raised bed garden crying out to be sorted out, I have set a goal for myself to skootch that number up to 555 minutes over the weekend. That shouldn... Read more
Day 41 - Canning low-fat corned beef today
Saturday, May 11, 2013      0 comments

I prepared brine and cut up a 10 pound round roast last weekend. I've been brining and flipping the meat all week. Today I'll be canning it. We love corned beef and this will be a low fat alternative to the fatty canned corned beef I buy in... Read more
40 Days and Gaining Great Things
Friday, May 10, 2013      1 comments

Today is my 40th day of Sparking. I've lost some pounds, traded some fat for muscle, lost an inch around my waist, increased my energy, improved my attitude, gotten better sleep, and made some new friends. I came here to LOSE, but I found ... Read more
Day 39 and doing fine!
Thursday, May 09, 2013      2 comments

I am not sure why, maybe I was just being suspicious and overly cautious, but I did not accept the free offer of a Spark Coach right away. I didn't want to be asked to do stuff I knew I wasn't ready to commit to... push-ups, hours at the gym, wh... Read more
Day 37 - approaching the 6 week sweet spot
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      4 comments

I read or heard or dreamed that a habit is formed in 6 weeks. Six weeks times seven days is 42 days. I'm almost there. I've logged in every day but one... and that one I attempted to, but didn't have signal on my smart phone and it just didn't ... Read more
22 day streak... well nearly
Monday, April 22, 2013      2 comments

I travelled this weekend, so I wasn't able to log in and collect my points or track... but I DID keep up with my food and behave myself. Keeping portions low and making the healthiest choices I could from what was offered to me. I think I've go... Read more
18 day streak - Cornbread Contest
Thursday, April 18, 2013      4 comments

I wrote a book last year called The Cornbread Bible. It has recipes from family and friends and stories to go along with the recipes. I call it a recipe storybook. I mostly wrote it for my family and friends, but to my absolute amazement, it too... Read more
17 day streak - My little piggy reward
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday I decided that I should reward myself for sparking for two weeks and two days. Funny thing, I didn't even consider food as a reward option. I didn't realize that until this morning. That is a definite shift of things. Probably because... Read more
15 Day Streak - Breaking away from Fast Break
Monday, April 15, 2013      5 comments

Today is day 15. I've tracked my food and exercise and learned a lot about my habits and inclinations in the process. I've noticed that I will refrain from popping something into my mouth if it means I have to stop and go to my tracker. T... Read more
11 day streak - Help! Starting to feel like I'm running uphill
Thursday, April 11, 2013      5 comments

Okay... I'm motivated, I'm tracking, I'm measuring, I'm drinking a half a gallon of water a day, I'm intentionally taking stairs, I'm spending a couple of hours on SP looking up foods, keying in recipes, racking up my daily points... but for the... Read more
10 day streak - SP vs WW
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      3 comments

Day ten and still sparking! I have used both SP and WW to lose weight in the past. I have hypothyroidism and weight gain and energy are a constant struggle for me. I've lost weight on both programs in the past. 40 pounds with WW about 15 ... Read more
Nine day streak
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      2 comments

Day nine of sparkin'. I've gotten into the habit of getting up every morning, spinning the wheel and doing 25 points worth of sparks so that I can spin the second time before I go to work. I do this while I eat my breakfast. Eating breakfast is ... Read more
Eight Day Streak - Don't forget the tortoise and the hare
Monday, April 08, 2013      0 comments

I've tracked my food every day. I've exercised every day. I've met my calorie goals or been 50 or so calories shy every day. I've drank my water, made wise food choices, my uneaten Cadbury Egg still sits there on my bedside table unmolested. Tod... Read more

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