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Long term goals
Sunday, August 27, 2017      13 comments

Today's Spark Coach task was to make a list of long term goals. These can be your bucket list. 1. remain at maintenance the rest of my life 2. walk the Bob Kerry Bridge 3. visit the Bolt Castle in upstate NY 4. stay healthy as I age.... Read more
This is not a dress rehearsal
Thursday, August 24, 2017      7 comments

Yes, life is not a dress rehearsal and we all need to take care of ourselves and enjoy each and every day. Don't give up as you try to become healthy and fit. If you are at maintenance, don't forget that you can't backslide. Set an example for y... Read more
1600 days
Thursday, August 17, 2017      34 comments

I have logged in 1600 days in a row to this wonderful site. I have tried many diets and plans with success and failure. I found this plan the best for me. I love the interaction with other Sparkers, Spark Coach sessions each day, nutrition and f... Read more
Thank you
Sunday, July 30, 2017      8 comments

Thank you to all the Sparkers who left messages and support on my Birthday blog yesterday. I had a lovely day with my family. This site has helped me get to goal and receive lots of support achieving and struggling with maintenance. Have a Super... Read more
Birthday
Saturday, July 29, 2017      12 comments

Today is my 70th Birthday. It is bittersweet today. This will be the first time in 54 years I haven't celebrated with my late husband. My family has been awesome since his death. They have planned a lovely fun day for me. Evan though I long for ... Read more
Water, water, water
Saturday, July 15, 2017      11 comments

Our challenge on Spark Coach today is to carry our water everywhere we go. Although I can't carry it everywhere today, I have a wedding and reception to attend, I so love water and have no problem drinking lots of it daily. It is my only source... Read more
Timed eating
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      9 comments

Do you plan the time you eat for your meals and snacks by the clock. I do It helps me to stay focused and not eat in between randomly. Don't get me wrong sometimes it doesn't work out because of travel or other situations but for the most p... Read more
What are you doing tonight after dinner?
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      6 comments

Today's Spark Coach task is to not eat after dinner. What do you after dinner to keep from raiding the kitchen for snacks? It suggests shutting out the lights and not going back into the kitchen unless it is for a glass of water. My plans ... Read more
Vacation
Thursday, June 29, 2017      9 comments

Vacationing in Branson MO. Went to dinner theatre. When we got back to hotel we went for long walk to burn off some of those calories. I got on over 10,0... Read more
Long Term Goals
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      5 comments

Today's Spark Coach assignment is to re-evaluate our long term goals for 5, 10 or more years. My long term goal when I started this Spark Journey back in 2013 was to lose weight and become physically fit so that I could not only become healthy... Read more
Three Months
Thursday, June 22, 2017      13 comments

It has been 3 months since my husband of 51 years passed away. I have my good days and the not so good ones. The support of my children, grandchildren and friends and other family members has been so important. This while they are dealing with t... Read more
Morning walk
Monday, June 05, 2017      13 comments

Got in my morning walk early at our beautiful athletic complex. Temps are going to be in the 90's. ... Read more
Out of sight out of mind
Sunday, June 04, 2017      11 comments

Today Spark Coach wants us to put away all those tempting foods that draw us into eating them. Not only should we put them away or throw them away, we should never take that first bite. For some of us its an addiction. Like that cigarette or alc... Read more
Wonderful day
Friday, June 02, 2017      10 comments

Yesterday I had a wonderful day with my youngest 7 year old granddaughter. We planted some flowers, went to the park, went to the library and signed her up for weekly reading hour, and finally to the Local Farmers Market. I purchased a bag of or... Read more
Slow down
Monday, May 22, 2017      11 comments

Today's coach challenge is to slow down and enjoy your food. This has always been a challenge for me. I come from a farm family where eating was just a blip in the busy day of farm work. This has continued on over the years as I married a farmer... Read more

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