I'll do it - tomorrow ends today!
Last April I was doing some of my best Sparking ever - sticking to my diet and walking 10,000 steps a day, trying new things like kettle bells, and made it to onederland the next month. Something happened that caused negative thinking and unhapp... Read more
Spring! My Favorite Season!
Spring is the season where I do better with my good intention to exercise and diet. There are no major eating events and parties. Yes there is Easter but that's not the same as Thanksgiving or Christmas.
I am thinking ahead to how I would ... Read more
5% Challenge & Pacific Crest Trail
Here is where I started today on the virtual Pacific Crest Trail. It's fun to see pictures of where I am along the trail. If you are doing the trail, please look for me KA... Read more
5% Challenge Invitation to You!
I want to bike and hike this year so I need to rehabilitate my legs. In Feb. I hurt my knees and got a respiratory infection, so I really cut back on walking. Spring is here and the west coast is so beautiful, so it'a great motivator to get out ... Read more
Change in My 5% Challenge Attitude
A few days ago I misplaced my Fitbit. The laundry was done and no fitbit was found in the washer or dryer, so I wasn't too worried, the worst hadn't happened, it would show up. Hubby and I walked on Saturday and still no fitbit. Wow that's not l... Read more
Home Again - Goal Lean & Mobile
I was in Palm Springs for 2 months and returned home yesterday. Spring on the west coast is beautiful - green grass, early flowers, sunshine, nice to be out walking.
I just watched Aging Backwards on PBS with Miranda Esmonde-White. Topic -... Read more
Over Eaters Anonymous - Meeting 3 Onboard!
At the meeting Friday, I am not be sure if I felt I am 'one of them’, but look at the evidence - I am over weight, many times I make poor food choices or eat too much, and it’s apparent I am not in control of my eating behaviors.
Maybe eat... Read more
OE Meeting 2 - OE Abstinence
Today I attended my second Overeaters Anon meeting. This was the first time I introduced myself as 'Lynn a Compulsive Overeater'. (In my mind I define myself as a person who can lose weight but not keep it off, so I am a Compulsive Overeater). D... Read more
Day 16 of 10,000 Step Streak
We are in Palm Springs for January and February. Having this getaway makes it easier to get back on track with the daily steps. I am tired today and have only done 5,000 steps, but I expect I will do 10,000 by 10 PM.
This month our friends ... Read more
Overeaters Anonymous - YES!
There are 15 questions, but these are the 5 applicable to me, from the OE website.
Do I have feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment about my weight or the way I eat?
Have I lost weight with a diet or “period of control” onl... Read more
Happy Healthy New Year in Progress
We left home Dec. 28th with our friends (they have their own car) and arrived in Palm Springs on New Years Eve. I was super excited to go out for dinner and entertainment at the casino. I had my last naughty meal of the year and WON $1,000 as a ... Read more
Happy & Healthy New Year - Coming Up!
We are headed south on Dec. 28th to soak up the sun. Today I am packing (yes taking my scale along) and it gives me time to think - what will I wear on vacation, how I will kick start my diet, exercise, 2015 goals, how to energize...
I gain... Read more
Setting Small Goals & 5% Challenge Info
I am taking small steps to reach big goals. I was sick for a month and still feel so tired. I am setting small daily goals that will get me headed in the right direction. As I feel better there will be more momentum and bigger goals.
1) go... Read more
Why the 5% Challenge Works
We take a little break between challenges and reflect on the successes of the last challenge. It so exciting to see the long list of names of those who lost 5% or more, and know how happy they are. Sometimes we do not get the results we would li... Read more
Winter 5% Challenge
Yawn, stretch, wake up... let's get Sparking again. If you took a few weeks off after the Fall 5% Challenge, now is the time to get back on the diet and getting exercising. Invite your friends to the Winter Challenge, get a running start on the ... Read more
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