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Instant Pot 21 Flat Belly menu and goal reached!
Saturday, May 11, 2019      0 comments

I have been eyeing an instant pot for about a year. My daughter informed me she was taking the rice cooker to college so I knew I wanted to replace that and having less appliances sounds appealing. With a sale and coupon at Costco.com I decide... Read more
Bought a Used Treadmill
Tuesday, February 26, 2019      3 comments

After many cold days trying to keep up with my couch to 5K app and plantar fasciitis flair up we started investigated buying a used treadmill. Since my husband, son and I all try to walk/run for exercise this seemed like a wise investment. We ... Read more
1st goal and reward!
Saturday, February 02, 2019      3 comments

I met my first goal of getting down to 180. I don't love shopping but need to build my winter wardrobe and thought this would be a good motivator. I often shop Costco but they are starting into spring wardrobe so I went to my local thrift stor... Read more
Rewards for milestones
Monday, January 21, 2019      5 comments

With the scale moving down I know I need to help keep myself motivated to reach the bigger goal. Here is my initial brainstorming: 5 pound down-new top, I took a few items back from Christmas gifts so I would like to find a vest/sweater/or... Read more
New Year, Renewed Hope
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      1 comments

I survived the summer and a busy fall with less than 5 pound gain which is much better than the previous years but still not all that I desire. I'm gaining on my health and clearing parasites which should help the weight loss efforts. So with ... Read more
Reached another goal, 15 pounds down!
Thursday, May 24, 2018      4 comments

Stepped on the scale this week and was pleased to see I was down 15.6 pounds! emoticon I can tell my weight l... Read more
Setting Goals and Rewards
Friday, April 13, 2018      2 comments

I am 5 weeks back into a health lifestyle and I realized I have never written down my goals and rewards. Goals: Food & Water: Track daily with a day of grace per week as needed Exercise: 3-30 min cardio, 3 strength training days per w... Read more
11 min chair cardio video
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      2 comments

I have a desk job and was looking through the Spark People TV video for something to help me move mid-day. I saw the 11 min chair cardio and figured I should try it. It is important to get the correct chair. I thought I could just use my desk... Read more
Trying Jenny Craig
Friday, March 16, 2018      4 comments

With the scale going up and up and life spin out of control I knew I needed to do something. My DH's work has had him out of town most of Jan & Feb so I was in survival mode. I am still fighting amoebas, parasites, worms and fungus so I've bee... Read more
New Normal
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      4 comments

Being "sick" going on 3 years I struggle with what "normal" is or should look like. I'm recovering from chronic chikungunya which was compounded by a house fire that wiped my immune system then living in the tropics being bombarded with extra g... Read more
Hello again
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      7 comments

I've been a spark member for many years but have not been active the last few. I didn't fall off the bandwagon of healthy living, I've been sick. Summer of 2014 was traumatic & I'm still recovering. In about a month's time I lost most of my eart... Read more
Fire & Dengue
Monday, August 18, 2014      5 comments

It has been some summer! PTL I completed one goal before it all went up in flames. The end of May I completed my PADI dive master certification. When I returned home we started summer and my kids in less than a week complained how long it wou... Read more
Almost out of here
Friday, January 31, 2014      9 comments

We have less than 2 full days in the USA. We leave DEN Saturday evening. All but one bag is packed, that is for last minute items. We have several good-byes today as we'll share in our son's school with a little party and then tonight with fr... Read more
Blazing FIRE!!
Saturday, January 18, 2014      11 comments

When DH and I took off to go enjoy a getaway little did we know what God had in store. After a beautiful drive up the mountain we opened our e-mail to "What do you think of a Feb 1st Departure?" Wow, we wait for months and then have less than ... Read more
Starting to fan
Monday, January 13, 2014      6 comments

I was pleased to find the scale close to where I left it before the holidays. I will start my 5% Winter Challenge this next weekend and my "Made to Crave" study so it is nice to start on a positive note. With no word on our visa my DH encourag... Read more

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