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One Week Down, Nine to Go
Friday, December 18, 2015      1 comments

I'm excited about making a little progress in the first week of the 2015 Operation Winter Meltdown BL Challenge. My main successes this week: 1. I lost a pound (yeah ok, only 1, but it is a step in the right direction!) 2. I got 7 star... Read more
First 5 days of Winter Meltdown BL Challenge
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      1 comments

It's only been 5 days, but I wanted to see how I'm doing for Dec 10-Dec 14: Avg calories/day - 1622 Avg g carbs/day - 214 (55%) Avg g fat/day - 49 (29%) Avg g protein/day - 63 (16%) ... Read more
Last 2 days of Fall BL Challenge
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      1 comments

As the 10-week Fall challenge to lose weight comes to a close, I've got a little extra 'spark' with that finish line in sight. But, last week (week 9) and the week before (8) were definitely prime examples of losing focus and motivation. I was w... Read more
Final 10 days and compare of my performance over two 30-day periods
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      1 comments

Well, I've had even worse performance over the last 10 days, definitely moving in the wrong direction. But once again, if being accountable helps, then it is worth posting the truth and facing the embarrassment. Here's a look at the past 10 days... Read more
Another check-in on progress...or not
Saturday, October 31, 2015      0 comments

Well, this has been a poor performance over the last 10 days, definitely moving in the wrong direction. But if Spark can help keep me accountable - even when I do this poorly - then it is worth posting the truth. Here's a look at the past 10 day... Read more
Checking in on the last 10 days since 30-day summary
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      1 comments

Here's a look at the past 10 days of nutrition tracking on Spark to compare with the previous 30 days. These are my goals: Calories 1,250 - 1,600 Carbohydrates 150 - 200g Fat 25 - 53g Protein 60 - 80g Fiber 20 - 35 Satura... Read more
Goal posting along the plateau
Friday, October 09, 2015      3 comments

I'm on a plateau again...straight line of no weight loss for three weeks in a row now. Just looking at the past 30 days of nutrition tracking o... Read more
Struggling with Forming Good Habits
Thursday, October 08, 2015      0 comments

A couple of weeks ago or so, I blogged about trying to keep up with the good habits in the inter-team challenges (ITCs) that are part of the Biggest Loser challenge. Even though each week, the challenge is different, I wanted to try to hang on t... Read more
What it means to lose a pound
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      2 comments

Look at that pound of fat! That was what was on your hips, waist, thighs...but you lost it. Yes, YOU did that. Maybe this is your first pound and it ... Read more
Fall wardrobe challenge - project 333
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      0 comments

Many of us, myself included, have clothing in different sizes and fits, but not much we can wear at any given time. Every time a waistband got too tight or a top strained across my chest, that article would go farther back into the closet, or de... Read more
Trying to hang on to good practices
Monday, September 21, 2015      1 comments

As part of doing a Biggest Loser challenge, I've been trying my best to step up to the plate for my team and do the inter-team challenges (ITCs) every day. Each week, the challenge is different, but I want to try to cumulate the challenges so t... Read more
Tracking Really Helps Me
Thursday, September 17, 2015      1 comments

I have noticed that whenever I go off Spark tracking, my weigh climbs right up. Just for 'fun', I looked at the chart for the past year (Almost, from Oct 2014). ... Read more
Starting the Fall BL challenge
Thursday, September 10, 2015      0 comments

I'm really looking forward to being part of the Golden Phoenix Team for the Fall Biggest Loser challenge. I don't expect to win, but I hope that I can contribute to the overall success of the team by sticking to the little challenges (like 8 cup... Read more
Matching goals with reality
Saturday, January 17, 2015      4 comments

I recently recalculated my caloric range because I was beating myself up about how often I failed to meet my goals. I think the problem was partly that my goals were not realistic. I went back to the Spark goal page and entered a more reasonable... Read more
Monday blues
Monday, January 12, 2015      3 comments

I had two bad diet days - calories around 1800 a day instead of the 1300-1400 I need to aim for in order to lose weight. That might seem like just a blip when you look at the big picture...but it isn't. When I look at my Spark calendar, there ar... Read more

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