SPARKER36
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TIME OFF PAID OFF
Sunday, February 23, 2020      2 comments

Sometimes it just gets tiresome to write everything down, read articles, etc. so I took a few days off from tracking-- but not from staying on track, otherwise. I have been continuing with exercise and eating right and decided to step on the s... Read more
2/14/20 DOCTOR APPOINTMENT
Friday, February 14, 2020      2 comments

Today I met with my doctor to go over the results of my blood work. First, my A1c is 6.2 and my cholesterol levels are still a little high. But overall, we are pleased with my progress and will take my blood again in 6 months. I explained to ... Read more
MAKING PROGRESS
Monday, February 03, 2020      2 comments

I have been on this journey since November 2019. I am 68 years old and I started out knowing (from past experience) that this was going to take time. In the past, I always focused way too much on how fast the pounds came off. Admittedly, it s... Read more
I DON'T LIKE THE SCALE
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      4 comments

I would like to see the scale show a little more progress given the changes I have been making. Since I started in November 2018, I have drastically cut back on eating all the sweets that I love and even reduced my choices at Starbucks to all "... Read more
WEEK OF HIGH STRESS
Saturday, January 04, 2020      3 comments

This week has been extremely stressful. My adult son scheduled an "elected" surgery (non-life threatening) but needed me to drive him round trip. I had to drive from my home 30 miles away and then an additional 25 miles into Washington, DC to ... Read more
ITS BEEN A CHALLENGING HOLIDAY SEASON
Sunday, December 15, 2019      4 comments

I started my program to better health right before Thanksgiving. And now, Christmas is approaching fast. It would seem that this is a terrible time to be thinking about losing weight...and it is. It seems like everything has been revolved aro... Read more
WATER
Monday, November 25, 2019      2 comments

Drinking water is a HUGE challenge for me. I have read all the articles about how good water is for me and to get 8 cups in every day and so far, it is not working for me. Last night I found myself getting up to pee 4 or 5 times. UGH! I can'... Read more
STARTED EXERCISING THIS WEEK
Wednesday, November 20, 2019      2 comments

Well, I am 3 days in a row implementing exercising to my program. My starting goal is to walk at least one mile every day this week. I am using the treadmill both at home and at the gym. I have also used the row machine once. I have to tell ... Read more
JUST STARTING OUT
Friday, November 15, 2019      5 comments

I feel that, for me, it is important to get my food intake on track and better in control first... before I implement an exercise regime. I am currently in my 4th day at Spark and have been tracking my food each day. It has been so hard to stay... Read more
PERMANENT HABITS
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      2 comments

How many times have I tried to make healthy habits a permanent fixture in my life? In the past, I have had success in losing weight and implementing a serious exercise program which included hiring a personal trainer. I attained some really go... Read more

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