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5% Winter Challenge
Monday, January 14, 2019      6 comments

For probably the last eight months or so I have decided to be super involved with Spark People. I do Spark challenges. I am in the Maintenance team. I actively participate in interacting with others on Spark. I owe some of this interaction to ... Read more
Fitness Change Up
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      8 comments

See if this sounds familiar. I have never been big on exercise. Even when I was a child my preference was to read a good book. Don't get me wrong, I grew up when kids played outside. I rode bike, played kick ball, and just generally ran around! ... Read more
Happy Weight
Tuesday, December 04, 2018      12 comments

Happy weight verses what the numbers say. That is a hard one to wrap your head around. So many of us walk around with a particular preset notion in our heads. What is this notion based on? What other people think? What magazines, tv, social m... Read more
What To Think When The Scale Isn't Budging
Friday, November 09, 2018      5 comments

First reaction is of course to panic. Be mad. Get upset. Paying attention to the changes your body is making is very helpful. For instance, if you really look at yourself in the mirror, you can see your body changing. This happened to me just... Read more
Thursday, October 25, 2018      3 comments

Who of us has not had the: well I messed up today, so now it doesn't matter. That was a huge problem for me in the past. Then it became a mad vicious cycle that didn't end until at one point the scale read 315. I don't think I stayed there long,... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Body Changes Not Based on the Scale
Saturday, October 20, 2018      54 comments

So I have been doing Sparkpeople Coaching for about 10 weeks now. It has gotten me back on track with my eating. It has done wonders for my fitness. I bought the Fit, Firm and Fired Up DVD with Nicole. Started out with just doing ten minute work... Read more
This is taking more time than I thought
Monday, October 08, 2018      6 comments

So I have been using premium coaching for quite a few weeks now, gotta' be at least two months probably more. It has been so helpful with getting me back on track and being accountable. I have lost somewhere around eight pounds and I want to ... Read more
Back on the horse again
Saturday, September 22, 2018      3 comments

It is amazing what several weeks of really being determined to eat right and do some form of exercise every day does for us. My mental and emotional well being are getting back on track. I am also starting to notice some changes in my body. Gett... Read more
Guilt is not an option
Saturday, September 22, 2018      3 comments

A lifetime pattern. Guilt. I have learned over the years that guilt does not really serve me well. Guilt seems to send me into that sabotage cycle. However that being said it still rears it's ugly head sometimes. So day by day I am trying to ... Read more
Today's Spark Coaching
Monday, September 10, 2018      4 comments

Mind blowing. Todays lesson was on emotional eating. For me at this point in life that is not a problem. In the past HUGE problem. There was a list of maybe ten suggestions on how to control the mind when it goes into Sh*t storm mode. Now that w... Read more
As Age Encroaches
Saturday, September 08, 2018      6 comments

I want to keep the strength I have and possibly build on it. I know that as you age muscle mass decreases. So I want to build up the muscles in my back and shoulders. These seem to be my problem areas as.... age encroaches. Having excellent over... Read more
Wednesday, August 29, 2018      4 comments

Even though my needle on the scale isn't moving as fast as I would like it to, I am feeling better. Getting back to my good and basic eating habits is a joy. Fewer and fewer little cheats happening, which is why I am working at losing a few. Did... Read more
Monday, August 20, 2018      3 comments

Specific: I will do at least 10 minutes a day of fitness. Measurable: I need to lose 1lb a week to be where I want by October 27th. Attainability: Monitoring food intake everyday, steady improvement. Realistic: With a bit of hard work this... Read more
Soooo Tracking
Saturday, January 07, 2017      13 comments

Tracking is an absolute must for me. It makes me be accountable. You know that feeling, oh crap did I really eat that. Tracking everyday makes me think before it goes down the hatch. I know that at the end of the day I am going to have to tally ... Read more
I've Been Thinking
Thursday, December 29, 2016      4 comments

So I have been maintaining for awhile now. Things have changed drastically for me. Part of my loss was due to an emotional breakthrough. Somehow when that occurred it just wasn't a panic question anymore. You know the one. You lose fifty pounds ... Read more