DIANNEMT
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Challenge--do a blog post about progress
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      25 comments

I'd love to do a really positive post--about how I have been on maintenance for 3 years and I'm doing great after dropping 40 pounds. I get to the gym, doing cardio and strength training. I eat clean and stay within my calorie range. I can avoid... Read more
Spark Coach Task--3 recent accomplishments
Sunday, March 12, 2017      2 comments

Hmm--3 things I have recently accomplished. 1) planned a chance to dress up in my 18th century clothing and share my enthusiasm with elementary school teachers (and it will likely get snowed out) 2) made an AWESOME chicken stir-fry that had LOT... Read more
Spark Coach Task--Self Talk
Sunday, February 12, 2017      5 comments

Oh, I am a good one for talking to myself NOT like a friend! But--over the years, I have gotten better. I really make an effort to speak kindly to myself OR at least not say "bad" things. And you know--giving yourself a goodie can really m... Read more
Spark Coach Task--keep treats out of sight
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      8 comments

I've been doing Spark for a long time--and I still have to remember to NOT have the trigger foods in the house. I managed to break my plateau before Christmas--then over-ate for about a week--and haven't managed to get back on track--till TODAY.... Read more
Spark Coach task--physical representation of weight I have lost
Thursday, January 19, 2017      5 comments

This is kind of fun! I know I have lost 40 pounds but--right now, it is closer to 35. So--despite what Spark Guy said, a gallon of water is about 7+ pounds . That means, I have lost about 5 gallons of water. Cool!!... Read more
What can I do now that I couldn't do before? Spark Coach task
Saturday, January 07, 2017      5 comments

If I think back to when I started exercising, this is easy. I can walked 3 miles in about 45 minutes, I can lift more weight than I could then, I can fit into size 10 jeans--BIG DEAL to me! If I think back to Dec. 30 vs now, it is really hard--... Read more
Task 6--why do I want to lose weight
Friday, September 16, 2016      7 comments

Task #6: Motivation Today's assignment is to list 10 reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?... Read more
Task 3--update Spark Page
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      7 comments

I don't like updating my Spark page. I don't have enough photos, my "vision" never translates correctly to my page, I am not a writer....but I will do it. I NEED to get my weight back down to a healthy BMI--just "cause".... Read more
Task 2 in Fall 5% Challenge "homework"
Sunday, September 11, 2016      1 comments

5% Challenge - Team Daisy Task #2: Check list Do you know what diet you will follow? Just healthy eating 101--little processed foods, lots of veggies, whole grains--the way I have been cooking/eating for the last couple of years Fou... Read more
Getting going on the 5% Challenge "homework"
Saturday, September 10, 2016      3 comments

5% Challenge - Team Daisy As the challenge is starting on 9/24 the pre-challenge tasks are beginning. Task #1: On your Spark Page write up your 2016 Fall 5% Exercise Commitment. What type of exercise will you do? How many minutes and how... Read more
Next 5% challenge starting
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      2 comments

I have been doing 5% challenges for a long time--wish I had known about them sooner!Come try it with me! 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 ... Read more
Enjoying life--just not the scale!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      8 comments

I am back from a cross country trip with my daughter. She had moved to CA last year for a one year job--and needed to move to the next one in OH. The 3 girls did the trip together last July--but my DD2 asked ME if I'd like to drive with her this... Read more
Feeling frustrated but I will keep fighting.....
Sunday, March 27, 2016      12 comments

I am very frustrated. I am way up in weight but still it into the same jeans. I am in the 5% Spring Challenge and, if I make it, I'll be back in maintenance range. I am not going to eat much bread. I will stay off the alcohol. I will focus on e... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge Coming Up!
Friday, March 11, 2016      5 comments

I love these challenges--they have made a big difference to me and I wish I'd known about them when I was just starting out. The Spring 5% should start March 26--and we are looking for members!! Visit www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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My short and medium goals--and rewards
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      10 comments

If I can drop to 157 by Easter, I get a massage. And if I get to 155 by Memorial Day, I get to color my hair for the summer. There--put them in writing! It isn't going to be easy cause the scale is going UP and not down but--I WILL DO IT!... Read more

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