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Every Bite Counts
Monday, June 20, 2016      4 comments

Throughout my life my weight has gone up and down in cycles. I am currently in an upward spiral which I am trying desperately to curtail. There are many reasons for this, and many of them need to be treated professionally. However, the one th... Read more
Finding the time to live the Spark life
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      1 comments

I begin with enthusiasm. I have the motivation to get healthier and live my life to the fullest. I am tired of being tired. After a long absence from Spark I return with gusto. I am enjoying the articles and information about the lifestyle I ... Read more
A Golfing insight
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      1 comments

Granted I am not a golfer. Occasionally I will go and attempt to hit a few balls. I have all of the outward trappings and look the part. Compliments of a friend who is a regular player. However, my attempts are quite lacking. Yesterday I mad... Read more
My Exercise Routine
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      1 comments

As part of a challenge I have been given the task of reflecting on my exercise routine. Should be pretty simple, but I find myself staring into space wondering what my routine really is. I have come to the conclusion that I don't have one. S... Read more
Uncovering the Source
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      1 comments

Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows there are many reasons the scale continues to climb. Stress, and environmental cues all contribute to our urge to overeat. Everyone has individual reasons. However, they are not alone. Countless othe... Read more
A new Challenge
Monday, August 31, 2015      2 comments

It has been a long time since I have joined in a Spark Challenge. I remember them being very helpful in the past. I am hoping another will help jump start my motivation. Today, I joined the pull your sweet tooth in 21 days. The assessment in... Read more
Watching the Scale climb
Thursday, August 20, 2015      4 comments

I am in a dilemma. I have reached a point of feeling helpless and out of control. This is not the case because I know I am ultimately in control of every choice I make. I simply need to make other choices than I am currently making. However, ... Read more
Retiring my fit bit
Tuesday, August 18, 2015      3 comments

We have been together for a long time my fit bit and I. I remember splurging for a treat after achieving a goal I had set. They were new on the market then and few had even heard of them yet. I was impressed by comments I had read on Spark, a... Read more
Keeping Track
Sunday, August 16, 2015      1 comments

One of the first things I learned when I began my journey to a healthier me, was the importance of keeping track. Maintaining a record of diet and exercise would be key to maintaining healthy habits. I remain well aware of this, but for some r... Read more
One Small Step
Sunday, January 11, 2015      2 comments

A lifestyle change doesn't happen with a snap of the fingers. There is no Pooof! Ah if it were only that simple. After a prolonged period of spinning my wheels, I have come to the conclusion that it is time to be proactive concerning my healt... Read more
Finding my Motivation
Friday, September 05, 2014      2 comments

Sometimes before we can move forward it is necessary to see things we have been avoiding. Somewhere along the way I have lost momentum. For too long I have ignored the inner voices urging me to a healthier lifestyle. My doctor recommended an ... Read more
Use it or lose it
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      3 comments

Today, as I was attempting to follow the instructions on a workout video I realized that what I once was able to complete was now way beyond my current capabilities. Has it really been that long? To be honest yes it has. Injury and health iss... Read more
Sunday, May 18, 2014      4 comments

Time passes quickly. Things change. These are the truths with which we must all come to terms. To live is to die. Understanding and acceptance come easily for some. Others struggle, fight, or deny.There comes a moment in everyone's life whe... Read more
Breaking my streak
Friday, March 21, 2014      3 comments

This morning when I logged in to Spark, I was surprised to find that I had failed to log in yesterday. I was actually disappointed that I had broken the streak I had begun when I returned after an extended absence. Well, I told myself, it was ... Read more
Ideal Weight
Monday, March 17, 2014      3 comments

Ideal what? Is there such a thing as an "ideal" weight? These are a few of the thoughts which occurred to me recently when I was asked what I would consider an ideal weight for me. Now, I do know that weight is relative, it differs from indiv... Read more

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