2008LYNN's Blogs

I've changed my mind- No more scale
Wednesday, February 13, 2008      9 comments

2/14/08 Update: I've decided that I need a monthly record of my weight loss. It's part of my signature and I'll need it for the book. So the scale goes to the top shelf of the linen closet and will be brought down on the last day of each month. ... Read more
Risky, but here goes.
Saturday, February 09, 2008      3 comments

Yeah, after next Wednesday's weigh in, I'm giving up the scale until July 28th, my Spark anniversary. I considered cutting back to once a month and I hope I don't end up being sorry that I didn't decide on that. Besides being an enormous source ... Read more
I don't have to be tethered to the scale
Thursday, February 07, 2008      7 comments

I'm going to ponder this for a day or two and make a decision. After a challenge that I'm in ends next week, I'm considering not weighing myself until my one year Spark anniversary. Pro: no angst over the numbers from one week to the next;... Read more
Baby, I'm back!!!
Monday, February 04, 2008      6 comments

Boy, is it scary to be "off track." Because of all the years of living off track, there's this terrible fear that I won't be able to get back. Whew! I was able to make it back without much damage, because unlike before, I'm a Sparker now. I only... Read more
My dfm is just waiting for any opportunity to take over
Sunday, February 03, 2008      5 comments

I've been off track for about a week. I was thinking about how it started, because it's a one thing leads to another kind of thing. I swear I think the fact that I haven't cleaned my car in ages was the first step. We've had crazy weather and I ... Read more
I need to get my mind right again
Wednesday, January 30, 2008      7 comments

I'm feeling a little off balance, like I need to get my focus back. I'm going to read through my journal - read my goals again and some of the articles I've saved. I somehow don't have any of my little reminder notes around on my keyboard at wor... Read more
A treat that wasn't
Monday, January 28, 2008      6 comments

I ate some cookies today. It was the first time since I started on the site that I've had a relatively big detour from my plan. Not that I intend to deprive myself of some goodies now and again. But they will be few and far, far between. The thi... Read more
Every time I pass a mirror, I smile
Thursday, January 24, 2008      11 comments

Yesterday, for the first time, someone at work noticed that I'd lost weight. Or at least commented on it for the first time. I wouldn't care if no one ever noticed but it was nice that it happened. But at home now, I'm finding myself surprised e... Read more
Evaluating my progress
Monday, January 21, 2008      5 comments

At the end of 3 weeks in this year, I’ve become more consistent with walking at least 30 minutes, 5 days/wk. So it’s time now to step it up. 60 minutes or 10k steps per day, 5days/wk. It has taken me a while to become consistent - 6 months. A te... Read more
An awesome honor
Monday, January 14, 2008      17 comments

Fellow Spark members consider me to be a motivator. What an honor. I am so thankful to members who nominated me. There are so many members here by whom I'm motivated daily and if I can be among them for others, I may be giving back at leas... Read more
Always what I need, when I need it
Sunday, January 13, 2008      2 comments

The site really came in handy for me today. Again. I can't really put my finger on how I was feeling for the past 3 days, but just not up to snuff in terms of my weight loss plan and my focus. Also, suddenly I'm craving things that I haven't... Read more
No plan
Thursday, January 10, 2008      5 comments

Since joining Spark, I've learned to plan my days in advance in order to be more productive and successful. I usually plan before going to bed, my meals and exercise for the next day and write 3 other things to get done. Today I didn't have a... Read more
10,000 steps
Sunday, January 06, 2008      7 comments

As a minimum, at least 5 days a week. That's the goal. It's been 6 months; I started with walking 10 minutes a couple of times a day. It used to take me that long to walk around my building on my breaks, today I did it in about 4 minutes. I'm ge... Read more
A beautiful beginning
Tuesday, January 01, 2008      6 comments

This picture (from my front window) doesn't do it justice, but what a pretty first day of 2008!!! If we get some sun, I'll take a short walk. I'm going to have a relaxed day finishing up on my plans for the new year; putting things in writi... Read more
Good bye 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007      3 comments

Among the many Spark wonders of 2007: *My pedometer is the best $20 I’ve ever spent. It keeps me motivated to improve my steps and calories burned per day – Thank you QUEEND1969 *Learning about calorie cycling has been invaluable – Thanks CC... Read more

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