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Drink more Water
Saturday, February 18, 2017      10 comments

Today's Spark challenge is to drink more water. It suggests that you take your water bottle everywhere you go. I love water so this is going to be a piece of cake. Do you have a special water bottle? Mine is stainless steel. It keeps my water c... Read more
Cold and cough
Friday, February 17, 2017      2 comments

I have been struggling with a cold and cough for the last week. A croupy cough with limited sleep and fitness. I am finally feeling better. I got in 10 min of Spark Video yesterday. I decided to try 10 min on my recumbent bike today. Hoorah, I m... Read more
Self talk to prevent excuses
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      8 comments

Today's Spark Coach was about self talk instead of using excuses to keep from exercising or eating that sweet treat. I for one need to give myself a self talk every once in a while that I need to do my fitness first thing in the morning. It is... Read more
Self talk to prevent excuses
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      2 comments

Today's Spark Coach was about self talk instead of using excuses to keep from exercising or eating that sweet treat. I for one need to give myself a self talk every once in a while that I need to do my fitness first thing in the morning. It is... Read more
1405 Steak
Friday, February 03, 2017      4 comments

I have logged in successfully to Spark People 1405 days in a row. I am committed to this site and its program, members, challenges, articles, teams and support from staff. If course just logging in isn't the be all end all to this site. I canno... Read more
Today's Spark Coach Challenge
Sunday, January 29, 2017      14 comments

Today's Spark Coach challenge is put all trigger foods out of sight or get rid of them. This includes home and work as well as not sitting near the desserts at a restaurant. Out of sight out of mind. My trigger foods are sweets especially chocol... Read more
Sweets are my downfall
Friday, January 27, 2017      4 comments

The only way I can control eating sweets is to avoid them period. I was doing well until I decided to get some dark chocolate kisses. I told myself that I could have just two a day no problem. Wrong! It set off a craving for anything sweet. I lo... Read more
3 Accomplishments
Sunday, January 22, 2017      13 comments

Today's Spark Coach assignment was to list three accomplishments. 1. Eating 5 fruits and vegetables daily 2. Eliminating processed sugars from my diet 3. Not eating after 7 p.m. What are y... Read more
Self talk
Sunday, January 15, 2017      6 comments

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ts/quote_images/quote_6.jpg Today's Spark Coach challenge is to give yourself self-talk of encouragement. This is so important. It is easy to beat yourself up when you slip or when the scale doesn't give you t... Read more
Spark Coach Challenge today
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      8 comments

Today's challenge is to not eat after 7 p.m. This is a good challenge for me. I struggle with it almost daily. Usually when I get the urge, I try to find food such as celery or fruit to munch on. Today I will not be eating anything. Instead I wi... Read more
Tomorrow's menu
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      5 comments

My Spark Coach challenge is to plan tomorrow's meals. Breakfast: Egg omlet Rye toast Snack: Celery sticks Lunch: Iceberg salad with carrots and olives Apple Dinner: Roast in the crockpot with carrots and potatoe... Read more
Changing up my fitness
Friday, January 06, 2017      9 comments

Today's Spark coach lesson was about changing up your fitness. I have increased the time I spend on my recumbent bike to 20 minutes. I have also added strength training to my fitness list. I am also planning to do at least 10 min of fitness/stre... Read more
Mindset
Monday, January 02, 2017      7 comments

Well I have my mind made up. I am focused on getting those extra pounds off. Healthy healthy foods is my mantra. Don't eat those processed sugars. Avoid anything that is not whole food. I am going to do this. How about you? ... Read more
Healthy lifestyle since joining Spark People
Friday, December 30, 2016      9 comments

Before I joined Spark People I couldn't go up a flight of stairs without being out of breath. I hardly every ate veggies or fruit for a snack. The thought of going for a walk or riding a recumbent bike never entered my head. I never thought I co... Read more

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