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Eating on schedule
Friday, May 19, 2017      9 comments

Do you eat on a schedule?. I do for the most part Mostly because I feel dizzy or weak if I wait to long between meals. Mealtime should be more than just a random act but an event to savor and then move on to other things.... Read more
My Three Accomplishments.
Sunday, May 14, 2017      9 comments

Today's Spark Coach challenge is to name 3 accomplishments Here are mine: 1. Put mulch around house by myself. 2. Eat breakfast every day. 3 Log in over 1500 days in a row to Spark What are yo... Read more
Goals- Big and small
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      7 comments

When you reach your goal weight and have been on maintenance for awhile, you let your guard down. You start adding back foods. Some of them are triggers for you. You get on the scale one day and you realize you didn't get away with adding those ... Read more
Water water water
Friday, April 21, 2017      10 comments

I love water. Consequently I don't have any trouble getting in my 8 glasses daily. There are several good articles here on Spark on how to get your daily water in if you have problems getting it in. Today's challenge at Spark Coach is to carry ... Read more
No Excuses
Monday, April 17, 2017      10 comments

Have you ever forgotten to brush your teeth? I don't its just part of my daily morning routine. We all need to have this same attitude when it comes to getting our fitness in each and every day that we have it scheduled. Yes, we all need a da... Read more
Do you eat before or after working out?
Friday, April 07, 2017      12 comments

I usually eat breakfast after my workout. This morning I ate before because I was feeling weak. I have been trying to only eat 3 meals a day and avoiding both sugar and flour. I have lost 3.8 pounds this week. It seems to be working! ... Read more
What I have learned since I started Spark
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      41 comments

1.To keep track of what I put in my mouth (measure, weigh, and write it down) 2. Drink lots of water 3. Get a good nights sleep 4 Get at least 20 minutes of fitness daily 5. Keep track of what I weigh (I weigh daily but at least once a w... Read more
Thank Spark Family
Friday, March 24, 2017      16 comments

I want thank all my Spark People sent condolences for my husband's death. We had a lovely service yesterday. Our grandchildren were the Pall Bearers. Per Papa's wishes. Lots of tears and yes even laughter remembering our lives together. Bless e... Read more
I lost the love of my life yesterday.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      34 comments

My husband passed away after a major cardiac event. Please pray for my family to help us get through these sad days ahead.... Read more
Slow down
Friday, March 17, 2017      38 comments

Today's Spark Coach challenge is to take 20 minutes to eat meals. I have struggled with this my whole life . I come from a farm family. When the men came in from the field you had better have the meal ready and on the table. They were came, at... Read more
New Community Page
Friday, March 10, 2017      10 comments

I am sorry but I don't like the new format. One of the things that has helped me along the way, is connecting with my Spark Teams and its members. The previous format let me reach my teams with a couple of clicks. Now I have to manually search o... Read more
Letter to self
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      2 comments

Dear Self, I realize that you encourage others on Spark to emoticon . That ... Read more
Are you scared?
Thursday, March 02, 2017      6 comments

Today's challenge in Spark Coach is to do something that scares you. What scares you? Is it failing to reach your goals? Is it failing to be a good parent or child to your aging parents? Or is it something simple? For me, it is ... Read more
Intuitive Eating
Thursday, February 23, 2017      11 comments

Today's Spark Coach asked us to be aware of when we are hungry. So many times we are so focused on the time of day we eat I/e breakfast at 8, Lunch at noon, and dinner at 5. So many times we eat not because we are hungry but because the clock... Read more
Long Term Goals
Sunday, February 19, 2017      9 comments

Today's Spark Coach assignment is to list Long Term goals for the next 5 to 10 years. Mine are: Achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Eat healthy and nutritious foods Continue to exercise at least 5 times a week. What are your l... Read more

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