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3 accomplishments
Sunday, October 13, 2013      3 comments

Spark guy challenged us to write about three recent accomplishments. So, here goes: 1. I lost over 50 pounds! 2. I'm keeping it off. 3. I continue on Sparkpeople to log everything and get inspiration to continue my healthy lifestyle. ... Read more
Silence the voices
Saturday, September 28, 2013      2 comments

Thanks for all the great feedback. I have a question for all you sparkers. I have come to realize that in order to lose weight and keep it off I need to "silence the voices". Don't worry, I'm not crazy, but food speaks to me. You know what I mea... Read more
What a difference it makes
Wednesday, September 25, 2013      7 comments

I've been a terrible blogger! Today, I decided to blog shorter so maybe I can keep up. I've lost over 50 pounds since last April. I have followed a program at a local weight loss clinic and I've logged in to Spark People everyday for extra suppo... Read more
Foiled by the clock
Sunday, April 07, 2013      1 comments

My "stress buster" goal was to get 7 hours of sleep. Well, I have this crazy clock that sets itself and it never seems to know when to set the clock forward or back. So, this morning, my clock said 7 AM and that would mean at least 7 hours of sl... Read more
Stress relief
Saturday, April 06, 2013      1 comments

Today I joined the Stress busting challenge. I have realized that my response to stress is the main thing that is keeping me from losing weight. I start out well every Sunday and give up by Wednesday. So - my goal this week is to get 7 hours of ... Read more
Treadmill plus a good movie!
Sunday, November 25, 2012      5 comments

I finally got my streaming netflix to work on the TV by my treadmill. I love watching a good movie while I'm on the treadmill and it's keeping me going and getting in all my steps. My favorite, so far, is Mama Mia. When the music pumps up, I spe... Read more
Almost there
Sunday, November 25, 2012      5 comments

I met my goals yesterday (10,000 steps, 8 cups of water, followed my food plan - ok 50 calories over but I'm getting closer). I need to lose about a half pound by Tuesday to meet my one pound goal. This is tough! Here are my goals for today: ... Read more
three steps forward
Saturday, November 24, 2012      2 comments

I met my goals from yesterday: 8 cups of water, more than 10,000 steps, followed my food plan (well, 100 calories over) and tracked everything. I lost the pound I gained on Thanksgiving. Now - I need to lose one more to meet my "one pound a week... Read more
Friday, November 23, 2012      3 comments

I've been thinking a lot about how to reward myself when I reach certain milestones. I will reward myself and 5 pound increments with the 10 pound marks being better rewards. Here is a possible list: 1. New boots 2. A new, fabulous bag 3. ... Read more
one step back, two steps forward
Friday, November 23, 2012      3 comments

Well, yesterday was Thanksgiving. I had a wonderful time with my family and I ate well! Needless to say, the scale was not kind to me this morning. So, today, I will take 3 steps forward! Here they are: 1. Stick to my eating plan - 1,400 calor... Read more
Excuses excuses excuses!
Saturday, November 10, 2012      2 comments

I am so full of excuses not to exercise. For me it's always tomorrow! Well, I'm tired of putting my health off until tomorrow. This week - I'll aim for at least 10 minutes a day. If I just get on the treadmill for 10 minutes I'm usually very wil... Read more
I really do feel better
Monday, November 05, 2012      3 comments

It's true - exercising first thing in the morning makes me feel better. We turned the clocks back so it's easier to get up early. This week I will take advantage of it and exercise every morning.... Read more
day 2
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      1 comments

I met my fast break goals today: 1. Exercise 10 minutes (I walked 30) 2. 8 cups of water 3. Blogged on sparktime (check) Tired now - will keep going tomorrow. ... Read more
day one - no limits
Monday, September 03, 2012      1 comments

This time, I will not give myself any limits. I will only focus on what I will do, not what I will not do. So, I'm committing to the following this week: 1. Walk 10 minutes a day 2. Drink 8 cups of water a day 3. Visit sparkpeople and post... Read more