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On My Way to Get Puppy & Weight Down
Friday, October 11, 2019      43 comments

My weight is down 1.6 pounds since last week. I take that as a big win, considering my recent struggles with my appetite. It proves I can lose weight if I am objective about my behaviors and use positive self-talk to get back on track. Hopefully... Read more
My Puppy & Back on Track
Wednesday, October 09, 2019      34 comments

Yesterday I still felt my eating was crazy. Maybe I am feeling stressed about some projects I have on the go at home, and our 3 night trip to Portland, and getting a new puppy. This morning I made a list of the calorie appropriate food combinati... Read more
Reminder I have too much to lose!
Monday, October 07, 2019      41 comments

I am 27.8 lighter than this time last year. Lately, my weight is inching upward and I seem to lose focus. And at times I seem to lose my mind! Saturday night we were at a party with a huge potluck and so much great food. I immediately dropped my... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge - Day 1
Saturday, October 05, 2019      35 comments

emoticon The Fall 5% Challenge has started! I am filling up my water bottles and getting out walking. I wei... Read more
Ready for 5% Challenge - New Month New Goals
Tuesday, October 01, 2019      35 comments

Today I am detailing my fitness and diet plans/menus, and assigning time slots. I haven't selected a gym so my default the recreation center gym with a swimming pool. It's a new month, a fresh start so I am starting my 5% Challenge lifestyle tod... Read more
Fall is Planning for Success
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      38 comments

Fall is a time that I like to plan for a busy and happy season. Today hubby and I discussed having a Rock Star Halloween party. We will make it a karaoke night and guests come in the costume of a rock star. Hubby is thinking Rod Stewart and I am... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lost 50 Pounds! Happy Dance!
Thursday, September 19, 2019      91 comments

I have officially lost 50 pounds since I joined Spark 1/24/2008. I haven't been the fastest loser, but I have never been a quitter. As of this morning, I weigh 6 pounds less than my husband, and 23.6 pounds less than my driver's license! I ... Read more
I Will Make Exercise Fun & Rewarding!
Wednesday, September 18, 2019      27 comments

This morning I am doing my 2019 Fall 5% Challenge exercise planning so I am successful in losing weight, increasing my strength and feeling great. 1) It's fall so hubby and I are going back to the gym at the recreation center. I can do wat... Read more
I feel like a rock star!
Monday, September 16, 2019      30 comments

Who weighs less than their driver's license? What weight is on your driver's license? What date was that? Compare it to the Spark Weight Over Time Report for your actual weight. My driver's license was issued Oct. 29, 2018, my weight was 215.6. ... Read more
5% Challenge 56 Days of Success
Saturday, September 14, 2019      25 comments

In the Fall 5% Challenge I can - 1 do a 56-day exercise streak 2 make an exercise schedule 3 make new friends at the gym 4 work with a trainer 5 get stronger 6 have more energy 7 make a new playlist for kitchen dancing 8 invit... Read more
Weekend is Almost Here & I Have a Competitor
Friday, September 13, 2019      25 comments

The other day I went to 3 gyms. I want good equipment, a pleasant atmosphere, and some other women. Ideally, there would be a trainer too. I was thinking about my blog the other day. 'You are the average of the five people you spend the mo... Read more
You Are the Average of 5 People?
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      26 comments

'You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with'. For example, if your friends and families are overweight it does influence you.. birds of a feather flock together. It doesn't mean they are bad people but think if you want ... Read more
Singing Shallow in Spanish
Monday, September 09, 2019      19 comments

I am learning a new karaoke song, Shallow by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper. Then I got the idea to learn the Spanish words in the song. English with Spanish subtitles. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
_zDk4ozi-OU Spanis... Read more
A Night in Crazyville & Spanish Tips
Sunday, September 08, 2019      18 comments

Last night I went crazy! Not a little crazy but way over the top! We went to a big party last night. Everyone brought food and their meat to grill. Somehow I forgot these hosts NEVER eat before 9 PM. I usually eat at 5 PM. I enjoyed visiting wit... Read more
Chugging Slimfast, Learning Spanish and Organizing Kitchen
Saturday, September 07, 2019      17 comments

Happy Saturday! This morning I am taking it easy, but this afternoon I am getting my exercise cleaning the house and putting travel things away. Also, I have to organize my small kitchen appliances. I have been accumulating kitchens gadgets, etc... Read more

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