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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If you're tired of starting over, don't give up!
Friday, May 14, 2021      64 comments

One day I woke up and discovered I was too heavy for my scale! That was the day I gave up for good. I was very depressed to say the least. I think ... Read more
Spark Coach Exercise Share your Goals
Saturday, February 27, 2021      19 comments

I have one goal that means the world to me. Maintain my weight loss to within +/- 3% of my Chosen Center weight. In order to do that I feel I must spark everyday. Log my food and drinks. Exercise consistently. And if all else fails ne... Read more
Spark Coach Exercise: Out of Sight Out of Mind!
Saturday, January 23, 2021      19 comments

Needless to say it does work! I would be embarrassed if one of my spark friends came to my house and opened my bedroom closet doors. I have a stash of snacks in there. In my bureau in the top drawer you would find candy. Fortunately candy is ... Read more
It's hard to beat a person that never gives up!
Sunday, December 27, 2020      20 comments

One day I asked my sister how many steps she had. She said 18,000. I asked if she was going for 20,000. She said she didn't really thin... Read more
Spark Coach exercise: Picture this: Carrying 180 lbs!
Sunday, December 13, 2020      15 comments

The blog was supposed to be about picturing yourself carrying the weight you want or need to lose as dumbbells or weights in your hands and as you lose the weight seeing them drop off. Well, been there done that! I know, I consider my jour... Read more
Spark Coach Exercise: A letter of Encouragement.
Wednesday, December 09, 2020      14 comments

I was going to ignore this exercise since I have done it before, then I saw the meme posted on the last page: In moments of self doubt I get that ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One Big Leap, One step at a time!
Thursday, September 03, 2020      91 comments

If I had looked at how much I had to lose when I started SparkPeople I probably would not have even started on this healthy lifestyle journey. I sit... Read more
Spark Coach Exercise! Start a new STREAK!
Friday, August 07, 2020      5 comments

I read that this morning and immediately knew what it was going to be! Strength Training! I will Strength Train at least 3 days a week. Well, day one is done! I did: Wall Squat 90 seconds Full on Plank 95 seconds Countertop Pushups 2 se... Read more
Where is my strength 💪!
Tuesday, August 04, 2020      4 comments

Don't let your healthy habits fall by the wayside when things get stressful. Learn to put yourself first so you can do your best each day. This statement was on my first page of spark coach. I have let my strength training go by the wayside... Read more
Friday, July 31, 2020      4 comments

Success must be felt on the inside Before it can be seen on the outside! (unable to get the meme to show.) After I finished doing Spark Coach I saw this meme. I thought back to the first year in sparkpeople and realized that j... Read more
Spark Coach Exercise: Give yourself a pep talk.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      7 comments

I have seen this many times before today. This meme really struck me today for the following reason, many times in my life I was just short of reach... Read more
Sunday, May 10, 2020      6 comments

"Remember that stress doesn't come from what's going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what's going on in your life." ~ Andrew Bernstein I have read many blogs posted by "Watermellon" discussing this very topic! I really d... Read more
Anxiety?? Hunger??
Wednesday, May 06, 2020      10 comments

Something hit me today that I haven't experienced since COVID-19 hit us. I went for a walk by myself. Stopped at my pharmacy of course they had curbside service gave her my order and it just hit me as being so surreal. Like I was watching a sc... Read more
Spark Coach exercise blog about talking yourself out of an excuse!
Thursday, April 02, 2020      5 comments

Hmmm! When I first joined Spark I followed the Spark coaches advice. I still do. I don't have any forbidden foods. I am aware of my trigger foods so I pay attention to what I am eating and how much. I don't feel guilty when I overindulge! I have... Read more
Carry your Water exercise!
Monday, February 10, 2020      6 comments

This is a Premium Spark Coach exercise. Carry my water bottle with me everywhere I go. No brainer! I have carried it with me from day 1 here on Sparkpeople. I even drink from it frequently! 'Nuff said! No comments required. ... Read more

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