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Wear Red Day - Feb 1
Tuesday, January 22, 2008      1 comments

The first Friday in February every year is "Wear Red Day" to support awarness for women's heart health. Over the years, heart disease has become the number 1 cause of death for women. More women will die from heart disease than from all cancers ... Read more
Monday, January 14, 2008      6 comments

I have been thinking for a while about the topic of Honesty. When I first joined, there was a discussion on the first team I was on about adding the weight ticker to the bottom of our signatures. I decided that it was appropriate to do that. I f... Read more
Sunday, January 06, 2008      4 comments

Sometimes it helps to stop and list what we are grateful for. It can be the little things or the big things in life. These put everything else in perspective. As an example, today, I am grateful that I live in Texas where we have mild wint... Read more
Looking Back - Looking Forward
Tuesday, January 01, 2008      3 comments

New Years is a good time to review the past year and look forward to the next one. Looking back, I started on Spark a little over one year ago. I did set goals, but they may have been too ambitious. I have lost a little over 50 pounds in t... Read more
Holiday Plans and New Years Resolutiona
Sunday, December 09, 2007      0 comments

To stay in sync for the holidays, I am planning: a - Keep up my exercise routine and record my time in Spark b - Record my food in Spark and stay withing my calorie recomendations c - Walk at least 10,000 steps per day d - Drink at leas... Read more
Tuesday, July 31, 2007      5 comments

I have been in and out of town for the last month. We went on a one week cruise to Alaska at the start of July. I consider that I did very well by not gaining while we were on the cruise. My husband has stated that you really have to try in orde... Read more
Traveling and losing weight
Friday, June 15, 2007      2 comments

I have just returned from traveling for the last three weeks. I lost four pounds while we were traveling, so it is possible to stick with a weight loss/exercise program while mostly eating out or eating what someone else is fixing. While s... Read more
Exercise while traveling
Saturday, May 19, 2007      1 comments

We are on vacation and driving cross country. To get in some exercise during long days in the car on the road, when we stop at one of the rest areas, we walk at least 10 minutes around the area. It breaks up the day and gets in some exercise. Ou... Read more
Friday, May 11, 2007      0 comments

Yesterday, when I was doing my exercise routine, I noticed that one couple had just passed me and I decided to push myself to keep up with them. I was able to do that for the remainder of the walk. Sometimes when we walk by ourselves, we do not ... Read more
Catching up
Saturday, April 28, 2007      0 comments

I missed adding an entry last week. I have finally decided to change the target date for my total weight loss so I will not be dissappointed if I do not reach it. I am still working to lose as much as I can by the time I am off the board in one ... Read more
Workout contract
Friday, April 13, 2007      0 comments

It's Friday the 13th and I have added a workout contract suggested by one of my groups. WORKOUT CONTRACT I Jo Ann promise to create 45 minutes or more 5 times a week to improve my health and well being. I promise that I will: ... Read more
Setting Goals
Friday, April 06, 2007      0 comments

When I started on Spark, I wanted to lose between 20 and 25 pounds between each board meeting that I attend (they are held approximately quarterly). After following this for over three months, I have found that a better goal would be to lose 15 ... Read more
Working on goals
Friday, March 30, 2007      0 comments

I have a hard time setting goals to work on and the appropriate rewards for them. One I have accomplished, with a lot of work is to reduce my drinking of diet coke from several cans each day to only one. I am also working on my attitude abo... Read more
Tag You It (03/24/07)
Sunday, March 25, 2007      0 comments

WHAT 1 FOOD DO YOU DISLIKE THE MOST - probably okra. I did not grow up in the south and have never tried it. cooked it looks slimy. I don't eat fried. There are always plenty of other choices when it is an option. so I do not know if dislike it ... Read more
Update 3/20/07
Tuesday, March 20, 2007      0 comments

I am not a good blogger, because I am not used to writing what I am doing. But this week is doing well. I have lost another pound and a total of 21 since I started. I am not quite on schedule for my long term goal, but I am working on it and am ... Read more

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