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Mindful tip #2: Discipline with ease
Sunday, July 14, 2019      9 comments

Many of us think that when we embark on this journey of weight loss that we have to become perfectionists, and we have to buckle down and do everything in a rigid and systematic matter. Eat only this! Do only that! Exercise! Exercise! ... Read more
Mindful tip #1: Live in the Present
Sunday, July 07, 2019      5 comments

1st Key to being mindful.... LIVE IN THE PRESENT Living in the moment is a key to "living your best life". Here's why. ... Read more
In the Pursuit of Excellence
Sunday, June 30, 2019      9 comments

I am proud to say I am entering my third year on this journey to be healthier. I have to say, without Spark, I am not sure I would be on this journey at all. It's really tough sometimes to see the big picture in this journey, especially when you... Read more
Sunday, June 23, 2019      12 comments

This morning, I was thinking about all I've accomplished in the past 730 days of Sparking. Although I'm at an odd point with my body, and it's been ... Read more
June 2019- Week 3
Saturday, June 22, 2019      7 comments

Work smarter, not harder, right? So... this week was... tough to swallow the outcome. I worked really hard, and I see no weight change. I know, I know... there's a million reasons for it, could be muscle mass, could be too much salt, not en... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge... starts soon!
Sunday, June 16, 2019      5 comments

My journey began in June of 2017. I weighed 310 lbs, I was severely overweight, and tired just from basic activity. Here is my before pic. ... Read more
June 2019- Week 2
Saturday, June 15, 2019      6 comments

Weight June 1: 242.2 Weight June 15: 237 Pounds lost: 5.2 This week, I continued with pictoral tracking. It really does help. I look forward to making my grids, and I use them to carefully examine what I eat. Here's what I've noticed: ... Read more
June 2019- Week 1
Saturday, June 08, 2019      10 comments

June 1 weight: 242.2 June 8 weight: 237.8 Difference: -4.4 lbs. What changed? 1. Meticulous tracking, with photos This gave me a purpose and a visual when tracking my food. I measured and weighed everything all week. I logged it ... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge
Sunday, June 02, 2019      1 comments

The Summer Community has opened! Come join us, we would love to have you! https://www.sparkpeople.
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Spring Challenge 2019 Report
Sunday, June 02, 2019      4 comments

Team stats: Total miles traveled in Spring Challenge: 89,202 MILES Total pounds lost: 58.75 LBS. ... Read more
June 2019 Goals
Saturday, June 01, 2019      7 comments

SW: 310 CW: 242.7 LW: 220 (September 2018) My overall big goal for June: Get the scale moving in the right direction. Steps I will take to accomplish this seemingly impossible task... 1. Meticulous tracking. I have a kitchen... Read more
Spring Challenge coming to a close
Thursday, May 30, 2019      3 comments

It's been a wild ride for the Weight Warriors during this Spring 5% Challenge! We traveled to 8 "blue zone" destinations while competing with 12 oth... Read more
4 Point Accontability & Week's Reflections
Saturday, May 25, 2019      4 comments

Ah, the scale. Makes you or breaks you.... if you let it. I used to live and die by the scale, but I now only see it as a tool in my journey. I have to weigh in every Saturday during the challenges, and sometimes the scale get me very upset or v... Read more
Sacrifices & Trade-offs
Friday, May 24, 2019      14 comments

Well everyone, you will be happy to know that I've reached my raft. Partly, I moved towards it with my life rings, and it also kind of drifted back to me. But, I've climbed back on. It's now time to navigate, with my two tools: sacrifices and tr... Read more
Life Rings Sent: THANK YOU
Sunday, May 19, 2019      6 comments

Thank you to everyone who left kind words on my blog last Sunday. I realized after I wrote it it was Mother's Day, and I was so tangled up in my feelings that day that I didn't even stop to enjoy myself with my daughter, who is the reason I am f... Read more

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