Losing and Playing Challenge
Monday, November 16, 2009 12 comments
I LOVE the challenge we are doing on my Losing and Playing team. We have tasks for different areas we do every day plus a challenge each day. We are divided into teams to help keep us motivated. I am fond of this challenge because I get a chan... Read more
Happy Veteran's Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 6 comments
I'm sure we've all seen or heard about the recent tragedy at Fort Hood. I was shocked when I heard of it, but heartened by the many thoughts and prayers I heard from people for those in our military. Today, I want to thank all of our vet... Read more
Spreading The Spark!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 14 comments
Halloween is just around the corner, as I'm sure you all know. Ohhhh.....candy. Ok, just joking. We've only gotten a couple of trick-or-treaters for the last few years, so I don't even buy any candy anymore. My son and his wife (Heidi) w... Read more
September - A month of Change
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9 comments
September was a great month for me! I've got a job! I've been unemployed since last November, and finally finding employment was a great feeling. (In a town of only 4,000; jobs can be hard to come by) Adjusting to a new job and learning all of... Read more
Monday, September 14, 2009 12 comments
Part of our buddy challenge is to blog today about a song that is motivating to us. One of the songs that I find most motivating to me is " You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban. To me this is a peaceful song I could listen to over and over.... Read more
Monday, September 07, 2009 8 comments
We are doing a buddy challenge on my Losing and Playing team. I am having a great time doing this challenge. It is really keeping me on track this month with eight different areas of my life. I usually am good in two or three areas at a time, b... Read more
Do you think tracking food is an important part of weight loss?
Thursday, August 20, 2009 22 comments
My answer to this question in YES!! . I know the days I do not track , I don't think about what I eat. I have made it a habit to track before I eat it that way I know exactly how many calories I am eating. I have even changed my mind more tha... Read more
Dealing With Setbacks
Sunday, August 16, 2009 16 comments
My way of dealing with setbacks is to remember that I am still getting healthier every day I am doing Spark People. When I get on the scale and it doesn't go down I remember I feel better than I did last year. I am walking which I wasn't doing l... Read more
The Biggest Loser: Motivational or Discouraging?
Saturday, August 15, 2009 8 comments
I am using this weeks blog prompt about the TV show The Biggest Loser. I think the show is very motivational. It is really interesting to see these people lose so much weight over the weeks the show runs.... Read more
Friday, July 31, 2009 8 comments
I would like to thank everyone that nominated me to be a spark people motivator. This really made my day. All the people I have met on spark people is what keeps me motivated every day to live healthier and lose this extra weight. You are all w... Read more
Even More Motivation...A New Team!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9 comments
I've been co-leader of two teams for awhile now, and have found the experience extremely motivating. I decided last week to "brave the high seas" and start my own team. Before I even started, I made sure that my new team didn't "take over" any... Read more
9 months on Spark People
Thursday, July 09, 2009 13 comments
I was checking my Sparkpage today and realized I had been with Sparkpeople for 9 months now! There is so much that has changed simply due to me joining Sparkpeople. First, I'm exercising!! I have 6,800 fitness minutes. If I hadn't join... Read more
An Airplane Giving Me Motivation?
Friday, June 26, 2009 8 comments
My mom just invited me to fly to Colorado with her on August 4th. Though I've been motivated before, and continue to try to lose weight, I have new motivation now. Have you ever flown before? Were you "overweight" when you did it? I can te... Read more
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