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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
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

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