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A nice surprise
Today I was working out at the gym when someone half my age spoke to me. This young woman stopped me while I was lifting weight on the incline bench. She wanted to tell me that she had seen me at the gym over the last few months and wanted to co... Read more
The holiday weekend is almost upon us. Time to relax with friends and family. The challenge for me is the food and drinks that flow during the holidays. I know I need to plan and have healthy options, but gosh sometimes it is just hard. My goal... Read more
My what a busy day I had today. It was a wake up to an alarm day to go to work. (this is rare for me since my retirement) But I am enjoying my part time summer job and extra money is always good. My entire day was full with friends and social... Read more
Today, the scale was my friend! After a week of a slow but steady climb, the scale came back down to my all time low. Why? I have no idea. Maybe I will never know. What I do know is I stayed focused, increased my water consumption and kept true... Read more
Day two of my renewed commitment to this journey. The scale has been ticking upward... What to do? I just will continue to track my food, increase my activity and have faith in this process.
Today I walked over 90 minutes and still went to... Read more
Today, I will start again and rededicate myself to eating clean and healthy. I will add more cardio work outs this week and keep doing my strength training. We will see if this will help me with the scale next week.... Read more
TGIF ---I am so really for a new week. This week has been full of challenges, company, work, lack of sleep and making time to excerise and Sparking. My week has been fluctuating up a half to one and a half pounds this week. So I work out extra ... Read more
Almost 6 months
It was the week of January 13, 2013 that I joined SparkPeople. I initially set my goal to loss 10 pounds.
Today I got on the scale and I am down 11 pounds. Yippee! Now, see I need to lose at least another 10 pounds or maybe 15. With the help a... Read more
Today was hot! So if I was going to walk it had to be early. I am proud to say I did go down to the beach and walk for over 90 minutes. When I got home, I decided to finish applying the oil to seal the hardwood floors. This task is done on my h... Read more
Back in January, I started my SparkPeople journey. It was then I set my goal to loss 10 pounds and to exercise more to become a healthier me. Well today I reached my goal of 10 pounds! Great right? i have reached my exercise goal too. I have ma... Read more
Today is my 111 day of Sparking. I have lost 7 pounds, so far. I would love it if the weight would just fall off but it did not all come to me at one time. I am making small changes in my diet, my exercise and my relationship with food. Food i... Read more
So many tragedies in April
Why do so many tragedies occur in April? Columbine, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma City, Waco and Boston. Is it the month? Is it a time when people just go a little crazy? Such a sad day, what a sad month. Prayers for Boston and for everyone who was t... Read more
Lost and found
Today, I faced the reality of the scale. The past few weeks I found the pound or two I had lost. What to do? I just kept tracking, kept moving and believed somehow the scale would eventually move. With dread in my heart, and the memory of the fl... Read more
My First Blog
It has been about a month and a half since I joined SparkPeople. I think of this weight loss goal as a journey, I had to prepare myself mentally, physically and emotionally for it. Anything worth having is worth fighting for, right? Each day is... Read more