Would you say this to your child or best friend?
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 5 comments
You're fat You're ugly You can't do this why bother trying you'll never reach your goals you'll never live your dreams ....of course not so why would you say these things to yourself? Be as kind to yourself as you are to oth... Read more
Yesterday didn't exactly go as planned,,,,,
Monday, August 06, 2012 7 comments
We did get to the family camp and headed out in our tandem plus kayak (all three of us can be in one kayak). After about 20 minutes Michael started complaining of a stomach ache (sometimes he does this to "manipulate" a situation i.e. doesn't wa... Read more
SHINE VIDEO (includes music have your speakers on) Warning may need tissues (video blog)
Saturday, August 04, 2012 9 comments
I chose to SHINE today....my son, my inspiration, my hero....a journey of beating the odds, of overcoming obstacles and living life to it's fullest! My video was finally approved, it is now viewable, please keep in mind this video is very person... Read more
Accepting the fact that on occasion there will be things out of my control.
Thursday, August 02, 2012 6 comments
In my previous attempt at a healthy lifestyle here at Spark, I would "freak" out when things didn't go as planned. You know what I'm talking about, the well planned day that didn't turn out as planned. Dealing with the unexpected things that po... Read more
The biggest loser reality!
Thursday, August 02, 2012 7 comments
Womens daily caloric intake 1200-1500 calories Mens daily caloric intake 1500-1800 calories Average expected time spent in the gym while on the show 6-8 hours. Expected caloric burn daily 6,000 calories. At the finale...contestants... Read more
The Autistic Child....
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 8 comments
Sings as though no-one is listening. Dances as though no-one is watching. Who's eyes truly mirror the soul. Who's behavior reflects true emotions. Who never intentionally hurts others. Who loves with acceptance, without limits. W... Read more
Oh crap, it's raining.....
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 6 comments
Today will be challenge for me, it's raining and for someone who prefers outdoor activity over exercise it's not the best thing to be faced with in my third week back. Today will determine whether or not I'm truly committed to changing the way I... Read more
What's better than losing weight.....
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8 comments
We all know that the first several weeks of most any weight loss program you lose a fair amount of weight. It was no different for me in returning to spark. Since 7/15/2012 I have lost 6.6 pounds. I'm eating nutritious foods and I'm staying act... Read more
The biggest challenge of all.....
Monday, July 30, 2012 6 comments
Here at spark you are challenged to drink 8 glasses of water daily, eat 8-9 f/v daily, exercise for "x" amount of time daily.......these challenges have the best of intentions, to help you break old habits. But what if you just can't comple... Read more
A self exercise in futility vs positivity
Sunday, July 29, 2012 5 comments
Changing my attitude about weight loss isn't easy. Although I try to focus on healthy, a balanced nutrition plan filled with healthy choices and exercise, I still tend to focus on the number on the scale. So today I am practicing an exercise in ... Read more
There should be an I in TEAM!
Saturday, July 28, 2012 3 comments
We've all heard the saying, there is no I in team, well personally I think there should be. When you are on a team, I plays a very important role. First and foremost..... I need to set my own expectations, keeping in mind I need to push m... Read more
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