My daughters enjoying a favorite winter activity! 2/2015
January 2017 It's winter and it's cold in the upper midwest! I remind myself every morning as I get out of a warm bed and my feet hit the cold floor that I am the one responsible for making my day great.
Fall 2016 Feeling good about all my small successes and determined to continue on to goals!
Summer 2016 A combination of stress and lack of motivation has resulted in a 15 pound regain. My progress today is determined by my choices yesterday. Don' give up!
Spring 2016 Struggling with motivation recently. My best inspiration comes from following the activities and successes of my teammates. Looking forward to the start of spring and the opportunity to be outside more!
Winter 2016 Another year and another 5% challenge begins!
Fall 2015 Walking shoes are on and water bottle is filled. I'm ready to go!
Winter 2015 I'm motivated to continue my quest for good health (especially cholesterol numbers) by exercising daily and making healthy food choices. Looking forward to reaching my goal weight!
Fall 2014 Approaching my 4th sparkanniversary and also my goal weight! Loving every minute of my new lifestyle!
Summer 2014 Hello to summer. It's time to move more, go for long walks, and enjoy the sunshine!
Spring 2014 Fresh spring air never felt so good! I'm out to enjoy it!
Winter 2014 Nothing is impossible. I M Possible!
Fall 2013 The beautiful fall weather reflects the way I feel!
May 1, 2013 Still sparking and enjoying life! Lots of healthier habits have been achieved and still learning more!
July 3, 2012 One and one half years of sparking and I'm getting fit. One of my goals has been to hike to the top of the mountain you see here on my page. Last time I was at the top was in 1998. I'm headed to Norway next week and to the top. Photos posted later!
October 2011 I'm not the person that I used to be!
November 2010- I have intended to lose weight for several years. Well, the pounds kept increasing... from 10 to 20 to 30 to 40.... NO MORE! The wake-up call has come and the journey has begun!
To exercise at least 60 minutes daily.
To track everything I eat daily paying attention to the amount of protein, fat, fiber, and total calories.
To stay motivated by participating on Spark Teams.
Reached 160 on 5-25-13!
Reached 150 on 1-15-13!
-Follow Spark program for healthy heart and high cholesterol
-Eat between 1,400 to 1,850 calories per day
-My daily calorie range adjusts based on how much I exercise
-Meaure portions and track nutrition daily
-Use Spark Recipes
Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
-Daily "Fit in 15" video by Jessica Smith
-Additional strength training daily to compliment above video series
-Walking outdoors or with DVD for 60 minutes daily
Hi! I'm Kristi and I'm 61 years old. I'm married and have two daughters, ages 26 and 24. The older daughter is recently married and the younger daughter is completing her master's degree. I work part-time about 30 hours per week I like to take long walks when the weather permits and I like to garden.
Reasons to keep sparking: to live longer and healthier, to feel better, to look better, to have more energy, to lower my cholesterol, to have clothes fit better, to gain more confidence, to learn to enjoy exercise, to be stronger, to have the satisfaction of achieving my goals.
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| current weight: 158.6
Thanks dear Teddy Bear for your lovely birthday wishes and goodie...my sparkling friends ALWAYS make me so happy!
11 days ago
Thanks so much for the goodie for my day in the spotlight. Let's be the biggest losers this challenge!!!
12 days ago
Today brings us to the conclusion of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge series. For those of you who have faithfully walked this path with me for the past month, Iâ€™d like to thank you so much for taking the time to join me. It took real commitment and effort on your part, and I sincerely appreciate your time, efforts, dedication, and comments. This has not been easy, but it has been very rewarding for me, and I hope for each of you as well. Above all, I want you to know I am so very grateful for your enduring friendship, encouragement, and support.
Thank you once again for giving some of your time each day, and for being such an integral and important part of this community of people who want to make a positive difference in not only their lives, but in the lives of others. It means more than I can ever express in words. So, from the bottom of my heart . . . I thank you.
53 days ago
T for time to be together, turkey, talk and tangy weather.
H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth and holiday.
A for autumnâ€™s frosty art, and abundance in the heart.
N for neighbors and November, nice things, and new things to share together.
K for kitchen, kettleâ€™s croon, with kith and kin expected soon.
S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.
That spells THANKS â€“ for joy in living,
And wishing you a jolly good Thanksgiving!
61 days ago
"Forget yesterday--it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow--you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift--today." ~ Steve Maraboli
Thanks for dropping by to read and comment on my blogs. I hope you have a "great-full" Friday!
66 days ago