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2020 5% Winter Challenge
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      4 comments

2019 was a rough year! Divorced and trying to find myself again. I started hiking - mostly solo. I enjoyed it immensely! Some health issues cut my goal short but I've been working on them and I am ready to start again! I joined the 5% Winte... Read more
Sunday, January 13, 2019      8 comments

I came back to SparkPeople about 2 weeks ago. I joined a couple of teams and challenges. It has been motivating. I have started drinking water instead of just soda from morning till bedtime. I have started getting some exercise in. Not just when... Read more
Thursday, January 03, 2019      7 comments

Not being prepared can, and will, hinder the journey. Day 2 wasn't so easy as I returned to work and did not prepare! I took an apple with me for break but had no lunch ready. I did choose a small cheese, sausage, and almond cup so not a horrib... Read more
New Beginnings
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      1 comments

Been a wild ride the last couple of years. 2 years ago I was nearing my 180 goal and getting excited about setting new goals! An old love came back into my life and swept me off my feet. We married and I found out that most of what he told me we... Read more
Monday, July 20, 2015      3 comments

I just can't find my inspiration! OK, I have not been entirely well the last few years; I am trying to correct that. Constantly tired and every day a different joint or tendon pain. I believe that much of this has been due to my thyroid hormone ... Read more
3 weeks in..
Sunday, October 20, 2013      2 comments

I started my return journey on Sparkpeople the beginning of this month. I have stayed true for the past 3 weeks. While only seeing a small change on the scale I am happy with the changes I have made. My eating has been much healthier. I am ... Read more
Strength starts in the mind.
Saturday, November 17, 2012      0 comments

I have tried and failed more than once to get back into my good habits for a healthy lifestyle. I know this is what I want to do, but it seems so hard to get started again! This time I am going to make a good start of it because I know that I mu... Read more
Cancer Survivor
Thursday, September 08, 2011      2 comments

I am more fortunate than many as I did not know about the cancer until after it was already removed from my body. Tests on my removed thyroid found cancer. Not an aggressive form; from what they tell me it is one that generally stays in the thyr... Read more
Am I ready yet?
Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

It seems I keep trying to get motivated and I force myself to think I am ready. I have tried starting over many times in the past year. Is it real this time? The past year has been a rough one for me. A hip injury that made it impossible to... Read more
Gearing Up.. I am ready to get started!
Sunday, January 23, 2011      5 comments

The last year has been a long, hard road. I honestly didn't care about anything. I didn't care about me, eating right, or even living. Seems like once depression sets in it is so hard to come out of. But I am coming out of it. I still have days ... Read more
Staying on track
Thursday, August 14, 2008      2 comments

I know its not just me.. I hear it from friends on different teams. Why does it sometimes seem so hard to stay on track? We know what we need to do & yet sometimes make the decision not to! We want to lose the weight.. we know that eating right... Read more
Inspiration Pointe challenge
Friday, June 13, 2008      5 comments

Health Goals: My goals are to, of course, lose weight, but also I want to see my cholesterol lowered (naturally - I don't like pills). Fitness Goals: I would like to be able to be more mobile. Strengthen my lower back & core to prevent the... Read more
So far, so good
Tuesday, April 22, 2008      7 comments

OK, I have been exercising fairly regularly... not as often as I had planned.. but most days I do get in some form of exercise. I'm very glad the weather has gotten warmer as I can now get outside & enjoy it! I've been walking & golfing! Fun stu... Read more
A new beginning - a time for ME!
Thursday, April 10, 2008      3 comments

The past month or so I have been very sporatic about exercise. I need to step back & focus on the important thing here - ME! Yesterday I set myself up an exercise plan. Days to ST & days to do cardio. I'm not going to push myself to do an h... Read more
Back from vacation
Monday, April 07, 2008      3 comments

OK, so I made it back in one piece.. unfortunately it turns out to be a bigger piece!! I tried so hard to watch what I ate & still drank plenty of water. Went swimming most days & had 2 very good walks in... still gained about 6lbs!! Ugh!!! OK, ... Read more

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