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My struggle is over..
Saturday, September 26, 2015      10 comments

Well, my love- hate relationship with my spark tracker is over. As much as I enjoyed seeing the data, I would get frustrated at the problems as well, and had been contemplating sticking with it because, let's face did motivate me and i... Read more
Feeling disappointed
Sunday, June 07, 2015      8 comments

Feeling a little disappointed and confused today. I spent 13 hrs yesterday at Disney World and being an annual passholder, I don't go on all the rides or wait in line more than 15 minutes. We also did not use the tram and walked to and from the ... Read more
Confused but sticking to it
Sunday, May 31, 2015      3 comments

Today I was a bit disappointed to see the scale up 2 1/2 ponds after I started wearing my Spark Activity tracker and taking extra walks. I am also a bit baffled as to how it measures steps and time brcause I take 2 20 minute walks at work 5 x a... Read more
I Love My Activity Tracker
Sunday, May 24, 2015      2 comments

I decided to start with a plain pedometer instead of a Fitbit or similar device to start with. I am very happy with that choice and I was very surprised at how many steps I take on an average sedentary day at my job. Most of my day is spent at... Read more
I had no idea!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015      3 comments

I am so surprised. I have a desk job and felt pretty sedentary other than my walks at breaktime when I can slip away. I bought the Spark tracker and finally got it loaded ( had to use my son's computer becsuse my Kindle HD wouldn't open the in... Read more
Happy Easter/ Passover Sparkfriends!
Sunday, April 05, 2015      0 comments

I awakened this morning with a more positive attitude than normal about the holidays. My family has always had a potluck Easter at my mothers home and it seemed to be a junkfest. I would bring several healthy dishes that would barely be touche... Read more
Anyone have a Fitbit or similar tracker?
Friday, March 27, 2015      6 comments

I've seen Fitbits advertised but I don't know anyone who owns one. I believe I'd be more motivated as I could see what I've done for the dsy....I'm a visual person. I'd like to be able to track walks to use a visual walk site and also track st... Read more
Happy New Year everyone!
Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

May we all find the wisdom to count our daily blessings large or small and the strenghth to meet the new year's challenges. ... Read more
one holiday down, one to go!
Monday, December 01, 2014      2 comments

Well, I made it through Thanksgiving without feeling like a total pig. I focused and made more sensible choices....based more on what is a special treat, something I rarely have vs everyday foods. I skipped the potatoes and sweet potatoes and h... Read more
Exercise AND fundraising? YES!!
Sunday, November 30, 2014      0 comments

What a great motivator for me! I volunteer with a local dog rescue whenever I have a spare moment (including becoming a foster "failure" 3 times now...adopted all 3 furkids permanently) but don't have spare cash due to the economy and my SO's j... Read more
Approaching my 1yr Sparkpeople Anniversary
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      2 comments

I can hardly believe it has been 1 yr (since my first brave weigh in) that I happened upon this website and logged in. It took me a couple months to be brave enough to actually start. So much information and so many wonderful people! However, ... Read more
Oops! I did it again!
Friday, February 21, 2014      6 comments

I broke my log in streak emoticon for the third time. I seem to have occasional "Squirrel!" moments as my attent... Read more
Ideas for Valentine's pot luck?
Saturday, February 08, 2014      6 comments

I have a pot luck at work and want to bring something healthy but want to do something other than the usual veggie tray or fruit bowl. I'm drawing a blank but I am confident my friends will "spark" some ideas!... Read more
Spaghetti squash SOS mayday call
Monday, December 02, 2013      8 comments

Does anyone have a tried and approved recipe using spaghetti squash? I just bought one because it's been many years since I had one. It was an impulse buy that I had sticker shock when I looked at my receipt....$2.29 per lb ... Read more