LVHOPEJOY
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No Distractions
Saturday, April 20, 2013      2 comments

No Distractions: I was thinking more about this while eating my breakfast this morning. Eating with no distractions what-so-ever. That is hard to do, for me it is. Even if I don't have the TV on or in front of the computer, I usually read while ... Read more
Sharing a motivational technique that works for me.
Monday, April 08, 2013      2 comments

Staying on the road to getting and staying healthy in mind, body and soul can sometimes be difficult. There are road blocks at every turn and holes in the road to get over, sometimes there is a detour. I have been on this road to getting health... Read more
SparkCoach Assignment: Update on my Progress
Saturday, March 30, 2013      3 comments

"Update your SparkPage today to show some of your progress and share some of your new goals in fitness, weight loss, life--or anything else! " I am still trying to recover from the fall I had on Wednesday. Felt better yesterday than I do t... Read more
Choose a health focus. How will I improve in that area?
Thursday, March 28, 2013      6 comments

I have already dealt with Stress, Sodium and Mental Health. I am currently in pain in my upper back. It is getting worse so I plan to talk to my doctor about it when I see her in a few weeks or sooner if needed.... Read more
Overcoming Your "All-or-Nothing" Attitude
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      1 comments

Another SparkCoach assignment: I can't say that I have had the "All-or-Nothing" Attitude but I have had the yo-yo-ing cycle for years. When I decide to restart eating healthy, I stopped calling it "diet" years ago, I always have to start a... Read more
How will I know I am healthy other than a number on a scale?
Thursday, March 21, 2013      7 comments

First, I am a Diabetic, so if my doctor lowers my medication or tells me I don't need them anymore; that would be a good sign that I am healthy. When the clothes I wear now are to big on me; that is a good sign that I am healthy. If I can walk f... Read more
Visualizing my Future Life
Monday, March 18, 2013      0 comments

This is today's assignment for SparkCoach to visualize my future life to keep me motivated. Actually, I am more motivated taking it moment by moment, day by day, than directing my thoughts that far ahead. One of the questions asked is how old w... Read more
Fitness next level
Thursday, March 07, 2013      5 comments

I enjoy Coach Nicole's DVD I got when I joined SparkCoach. I have been doing only the DVD workouts for weeks now. So next week I am going to add back some Total Gym workout to my weekly workout schedule. Waiting for the snow to go away so I can ... Read more
Stress in regards to my Healthy Journey
Monday, February 18, 2013      2 comments

My stress right now is lack of sleep. Not sure I slept at all but maybe for a hour or so. I also have been trying to get my meal plans and grocery list done. I am tracking everyday so that is a help. SparkPeople and SparkCoach have helped reduce... Read more
Meal Ideas
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      3 comments

I use spreadsheets on my computer for my meal plans and grocery lists. There are so many diet books and websites that I get to much information and get confused. So I finally decided that using SparkPeople and SparkCoach will make it easier to ... Read more
Special Anniversary
Thursday, January 17, 2013      3 comments

January 18, 2013 is a special anniversary. I decided 18 years ago to get healthy and started eating Vegetarian. I then decided on January 18, 1995 to stop smoking after an 18 year old habit. Although I think eating vegetarian is the health... Read more
Take some time for your health.
Monday, February 06, 2012      0 comments

Take some time for your health. Consider that the number one health problem in America seems to be obesity. How can you feel inspired and live in simplicity if you're gorging on excessive amounts of food and eliminating the exercise that the bo... Read more
Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      0 comments

I am very grateful for my children and friends this Thanksgiving. My Granddaughter's other Grandma died on Nov. 17 after a year fighting lung cancer. Her funeral was today. My son-in-law's sister delivered a full term baby boy, stillborn on Nov.... Read more
Thank You
Sunday, November 13, 2011      2 comments

Thank you for the congradulations regarding my new granddaughter. We went down to see her on Friday. Check out the pictures on my SparkPage. ... Read more
I am a Grandma again!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      4 comments

My son Dwayne and his wife Krista gave birth to Emma Kimberly Malley, Sept. 13, 10:19 pm, 8.13 lbs, 21.5 inches. We are 200 miles away and I can hardly wait to see an... Read more

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