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Skipping workouts? Not a problem (at the moment)
Sunday, April 18, 2021      2 comments

Today's challenge is to blog about how to motivate myself when tempted to skip a workout, but truly... that rarely happens in the past few months. If I miss a day, it's either because there's absolutely no time or I just physically don't feel w... Read more
Quick meals...?
Friday, April 02, 2021      3 comments

Quick meals are a pitfall for me. I love to cook, and accepting that a tuna salad on whole wheat sandwich can be dinner is Greek to me. But I'm willing to stretch and learn, especially if it helps me stay on track. So, some ideas (including t... Read more
My SMART Goals...
Tuesday, March 23, 2021      3 comments

I needed some new SMART Goals, so.... I would like to lose 18 pounds by June 15, 2021. I have to lose 1.5 pounds a week to accomplish this. It's specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. The biggest change I can see in the... Read more
Back in the saddle - same journey, new horse and map
Thursday, January 01, 2015      0 comments

January 1. The day we all "reset" our health and fitness journeys. I'm back at it again, too. But this time is different. For the first time, I have a true plan (change my lifestyle in small, manageable chunks, not all at once - see my Spark... Read more
I need today to be different
Monday, May 26, 2014      0 comments

I need to not consider the day a lost cause because I didn't get up with the birds to exercise (I still have 13 hours before bedtime) I need to not feel obligated to eat birthday cake because it's in the fridge - if I want a piece, fine; if... Read more
The difference between "them" and me
Monday, April 07, 2014      0 comments

There are lots of people I admire. Musicians, actors, athletes, colleagues, etc. Anyone I admire has done something (or multiple somethings) very well. And the only way they can achieve this is to crack down, work hard, and do it. Right ... Read more
Dear Exercise...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      1 comments

Hi. It's been a while, I know. I'm sorry I haven't called - I've been busy. And so tired. More stuff going at school, kids keeping me hoping when I get home, exhausted by 8PM, you know how it is. What do I do when I'm exhausted at 8PM... Read more
I did it! I did it!
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      0 comments

I stayed in my calorie range today! Woohoo! I NEVER (ok, not never, but rarely) pull that off! And I didn't starve! And I met my minimums on almost everything else (darn fiber) and didn't go overboard on any. So inspired by this feat, I... Read more
Starting again - and making it different (and final)
Monday, August 05, 2013      1 comments

For the 3rd or 4th time now, I'm starting from scratch with my Spark program. It needs to be the last time, but I need to change some things if this is really going to be the last time: - I need to not view it as a diet, but as a lifestyle ch... Read more
So when the alarm went off...
Friday, July 05, 2013      1 comments

... yeah, didn't happen. The alarm went off, and I crashed back to my pillow. All was not lost - I did get in a mile walk with my little one in the stroller, and as soon as I finish this I'm off to do some strength training while the kiddos na... Read more
I need to... and I WILL!
Thursday, July 04, 2013      0 comments

Morning exercise. Hate it. Well, don't hate it - hate the "morning" part. It comes so early. And it's summer time, I'm off work, and I love sleep. It's a bad combo. I've been exercising in the evenings after the kids go to bed. Certai... Read more
Chest cold - urgh!
Sunday, May 19, 2013      0 comments

I was bouncing along in my little SparkWorld quite nicely since the beginning of April. Invested in the 30-Day Shred, noticed an improvement in strength and stamina, joined a Biggest Loser contest at work, actually started losing, and then bam ... Read more
Holy cow, it works!
Saturday, January 26, 2013      3 comments

A few weeks ago I posted a "Secret of Sucess" on the weight loss board. I called it the Snowball Effect - basically, one healthy habit will lead to another and another. Son of a gun, if my snowball isn't still going! I drink my 8 cups of wat... Read more
Make the most of your time
Sunday, January 20, 2013      1 comments

It's unfortunate that sometimes it takes something really bad to make us come to our senses on something, but that's the way life works. Recently back to work as a teacher, I share a study hall duty with another teacher who I had when I was a s... Read more
I gave myself a goodie
Thursday, December 27, 2012      1 comments

I won 50 goodie points on the login wheel today. I've never given myself a goodie - I just never saw the point (though I love giving them to others - who doesn't like a pick-me-up?). But today I spent 100 points on new workout clothes. I'm he... Read more

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