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700 consecutive days on Spark
Sunday, March 01, 2015      4 comments

Today marks 700 days of logging in to Spark People. This site has been the best tool for me to become healthy and fit. The support I have received from Spark Guy, Coach Nicole, teams, challenges and especially other "sparkers" is unbelievable. I... Read more
Turkey sighting.
Thursday, February 26, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday just before the snow, I looked out the patio door and there in the ne ighbors yard were 20 wild turkeys. I was able to take a few pictures and then off they flew. I sure didn't realize that they could fly up over the trees. My son lau... Read more
Friday Thought for the Day
Friday, February 20, 2015      5 comments

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. ~ Samuel Johnson ... Read more
Maintaining for life
Friday, February 13, 2015      7 comments

It is important for me to keep motivated both in continuing my lifelong journey of healthy eating and daily fitness. How can I do this? By logging in each day tracking both my fitness and food. I also try to find articles on any area that I am s... Read more
We all know this is true
Thursday, February 05, 2015      6 comments

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. ~Unknown The above quote is also the key to losing weight and getting fit. There is no quick fix to losing weight and building stamina to become fit. Once we acknowl... Read more
Snow shoveling
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      3 comments

We have been getting snow of late. Since my husband has a heart condition, it is up to me to scoop or sweep the deck. Just another way to get in some exercise and or strength training. ... Read more
Keeping on task
Saturday, January 31, 2015      2 comments

Yesterday DH and I took our daughter-in-law for a doctor's appointment. She had not been able to use her left leg for a couple of days. They had thought that it was back related. The doctor decided to send her over to the hospital for an x-ray o... Read more
Yoga
Thursday, January 22, 2015      4 comments

Recently I have begun doing the 20 minute Kathy Smith yoga video that I found on Spark. I have really been enjoying it. Since I am a senior, it is at a level that I can handle. The stretching feels so good to these old bones and muscles. I woul... Read more
Big Toe
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      5 comments

I have had a swollen big toe since last Friday. Of course, I self-diagnosed it as gout. I read up on Health A-Z to come up with the diagnosis. I had been eating a lot of almonds, which is one of the foods(nuts) that can cause uric acid to settl... Read more
Monday thought
Monday, January 12, 2015      3 comments

With self-discipline most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevelt This is so true. We need to be disciplined on our journey to becoming healthy. ... Read more
Strength training
Friday, January 09, 2015      5 comments

One of my goals in 2015 is to get in strength training. So far so good. I have to admit it is not my favorite thing, but I know it is so important. Again it is one day at a time, one rep at a time. I will get there. I just need to push on. ... Read more
Just one more day until 2015
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      4 comments

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. Dan Sullivan From Spark People Quotes app Let's get thru today and start fresh in 2015 ... Read more
Got thru Christmas w
Friday, December 26, 2014      6 comments

I got thru Christmas without much damage to weight. In fact, I lost .2. Now I just need to get thru the next week and then I can reset for another yeas r. Hope everyone got thru this holiday without damage. We are going to have holidays throu... Read more
WOW
Saturday, December 20, 2014      3 comments

I didn't realize I haven't blogged since the 8th. I have been busy attending school and preschool programs. I also have been making some healthy holiday goodies. Today I made an apple salad with fat free yogurt for the dressing. It called fo... Read more
WooHoo, I am exercising again!
Monday, December 08, 2014      3 comments

As some of you may be aware of, I have been sick since Thanksgiving Today I began my fitness again. I missed it so much and it felt so good. I only got in 20 min of cardio. today. ... Read more

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