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Healthy goal for today
Monday, October 24, 2016      7 comments

Spark Coach today talked about choosing healthy goals instead of focusing on the scale. We all tend to focus primarily on that "old scale". My healthy goal today is focusing on my sodium intake. I will carefully read any products for the listing... Read more
All or Nothing Attitude
Saturday, October 22, 2016      9 comments

Our Spark Coach assignment today is to blog about an " all or nothing attitude. Sometimes we set ourselves up for defeat by saying things like; I want to lose 50 pounds by Thanksgiving. We know in our hearts that we can't accomplish this. We set... Read more
Raking leaves
Thursday, October 20, 2016      4 comments

my youngest granddaughter and great grandson came for a visit. They wanted to rake leaves. What fun they had. I wish I had as much fun when I rake. I am g... Read more
Getting healthier and happier
Monday, October 17, 2016      4 comments

Today's Spark coach's lesson was about your happy weight. Sometimes we can't fit in the strict BMI chart. Things like age and body structure come into play. Are you able to climb the stairs without being breathy? Is your blood pressure in a norm... Read more
Visualization
Friday, October 14, 2016      1 comments

Today's coaching session was about visualization and motivation. It asked us to go back 10 years and remember what we looked like, acted like and felt like. Boy was that a wake up call. I did not like myself back then. Food was my focus in a bad... Read more
Along this journey
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      7 comments

Although I am at maintenance, I need to continue to be diligent. It is so easy to get lazy about what I eat. I try to daily get in my fruits and veggies, drink my water and get in whole grains plus my proteins. When I stumble I don't my body kno... Read more
Changing up my fitness
Monday, October 03, 2016      2 comments

After reading Spark Coach today, it looks like I need to change up my fitness. Today I will go on SparkTV.com to see what other videos I might like. I will look for both strength training and cardio videos. I am sure I can find something that wo... Read more
5% challenge
Friday, September 30, 2016      1 comments

Yes, struggling with this challenge. Lots of tracking in various areas of the challenge in addition to my regular tracking and commenting, but I am determined to continue on. We always need to get out of our rut and branch out so that we don't g... Read more
Snacking
Thursday, September 22, 2016      2 comments

I struggle with snacking when I am board. I try to find something else to do besides eating such as reading a good book, adult coloring or crocheting. When I find an activity, I avoid the snacks. Sometimes my DH and I go for a drive. I also try ... Read more
Sometimes you've just got to have that treat.
Monday, September 19, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday, we went to DQ for lunch. I did pretty well ordering a side salad instead of fries but the $5 lunch come with a sundae. I took the plunge and had it. It was worth every bite. I tracked everything on my nutrition tracker and adjusted wh... Read more
Home from SD/ND
Friday, September 16, 2016      3 comments

We finally arrived home yesterday from our trip to ND/SD. An 8 hour trip thru some torrential rains in South Dakota. Weighed in this morning, only up 1 pound after a week on vacation. Woo Hoo. We really enjoyed seeing the Black Hills and Theodor... Read more
Day 2 trip
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      4 comments

We have been having a wonderful time on our SD/ND trip. We got up close to this big fella... Read more
Have you heard about the Fall Challenge?
Thursday, September 08, 2016      3 comments

Fall 5% Challenge Invitation Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in t... Read more
Keeping Fit in Your 50's
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      2 comments

Today after my usual minutes of cardio on my recumbent bike, I decided to do some strength training by going to SparkPeople.TV and searching for a video. I happened upon a series of videos titled Keeping Fit in your 50's. I did one for strength ... Read more
Before I started this journey
Monday, September 05, 2016      11 comments

Before I started this journey in 2013, I didn't exercise, track my food or fitness. My reality came when I saw a picture taken at Christmas time. I had retired in the fall of 2012. I decided that getting healthy would become my job. My focus wou... Read more

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