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Spark Coach Assignment--what can I do now?
Friday, April 06, 2018      5 comments

Easy answer--fit into size 10 jeans,. I don't think I wore size 10 in HS even. Better answer--I can move better--walk farther--carry more. I skied without having to stop--at least, before my fall. I am 61 and went downhill skiing! I can lif... Read more
Spark Coach Assignment--3 accomplishments
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      3 comments

I got out for a walk despite the knee pain. I got 3 things knocked off my to-do list. I figured out the next steps to deal with the pain!... Read more
Spark Coach Assignment--a letter to ME, Feb. 2018
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      4 comments

I know you are not in a good place right now--can't exercise due to the shoulder injury and walking on the bruised knee hurts. BUT--you cannot give up. Watch the food portions, drink lots of water, get enough rest, don't overdo any exercises tha... Read more
Spark Coach assignment--avoiding evening eating
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      6 comments

This one is hard cause hubby likes "something" in the evening before bed. I don't like to grab anything then but he does. Sometimes I have no trouble saying "no" but other times...well...I try to grab an apple or a clementine. He grabs ice cream... Read more
My Pep Talk
Saturday, January 13, 2018      12 comments

You are doing GREAT! You have lost so much weight--and kept most of it off. Don't your size 10 jeans still fit? And you are lifting weights! When did you EVER think you'd be lifting weights! Your shoulders are getting stronger and look great. Yo... Read more
Where am I now compared to where I used to be?
Saturday, December 23, 2017      7 comments

I started this journey over 7 years ago. I had a dress that I wanted to wear to my daughter's wedding and it was tight. And then my father-in-law dropped dead--very unexpectedly. So between those 2 things, I resolved to become more fit. I HOPED ... Read more
Invitation to the 5% Challenge
Sunday, December 17, 2017      3 comments

I have been doing these for a LONG time--and it works for me! Ask me questions if you want and check it out!! This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Wint... Read more
Reasons to cut back on sugar
Thursday, October 05, 2017      5 comments

1. I don't need ANY sugar to be healthy. 2. If I have a little sugar, I want a LOT of sugar. 3. naturally occurring sugar doesn't seem to have the same impact. But one cookie, piece of candy or cake and I want MORE. There may be more b... Read more
Spark Coach Assignment--a letter to ME
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      4 comments

Dearest Me, you are my dearest. I know I didn't treat you that way or speak to you that way for a long time--but I understand now. You did what you could with the foods I gave you and the exercise I avoided. Now I eat right and give you the exer... Read more
Look at me now!! Spark Coach assignment
Friday, August 04, 2017      7 comments

Hmm--what can I do now? Well--I have more self confidence and will sing/dance in front of a group. I went to the doctor for a physical and got nothing from him but a script for some bloodwork--no medications, nothing. I fit in size 10 clothing... Read more
My "secret of success"
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      10 comments

I have been doing 5% Challenges since I first found them--wish I'd found them earlier! I am a Determined Daisy--you can try to join my team if you'd like! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check ... Read more
Body Image
Saturday, May 27, 2017      29 comments

Daily Spark had a great video about a mom who had "the perfect body" but it didn't make her feel better. Did you see it? And then an article about bathing suits. I have done some work with body image--I have made a body mask of myself--post baby... Read more
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

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