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Three Achievements
Thursday, July 11, 2013      10 comments

Today on sparkcoach, my challenge was to list three recent achievements I'm proud of from ANY area of my life. I love this. Every time I accentuate the positive or gratitudes, I'm happier throughout the day. How can you not be? You're starti... Read more
Life Happens
Saturday, June 29, 2013      11 comments

I've been struggling with some pain issues. In the last couple of days, they really threw me for a loop. And for the first time since I really committed to a healthier lifestyle in April, I went back to old behaviors - stuffing down my feeling... Read more
Motivational strategies
Thursday, June 27, 2013      5 comments

This was actually supposed to be written yesterday, but life happened, so... well, here we are today! emoticon ... Read more
A Scale Ain't Nothing But a Number
Monday, June 24, 2013      11 comments

So, finally I'm humming along in my health plan. Getting good exercise (better and better each week - thanks BLC and less painful knees!), eating the right things, drinking my water, banishing bad habits and filling my life with good ones. And... Read more
More on balance
Saturday, June 22, 2013      6 comments

Is it just me, or do those of us with balance issues with food have balance issues with other things in life? So now I'm in a good groove with both diet and exercise, but my LIFE balance is way off. I can ALWAYS find things I "need" to... Read more
It's all in your mind
Thursday, June 20, 2013      13 comments

I read a bit of what I call "soul reading" each morning. It tends to be theological, but sometimes it's other, such as The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Right now I'm reading The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield. The Wise Heart talks a... Read more
Three Things I Know Right Now
Sunday, June 16, 2013      7 comments

I really love NPR, and when I'm up early enough on a Sunday morning, I love to listen to On Being with Krista Tippett. This morning's program featured Sarah Kay - a young poet who has had great success and who perceives words in a way that can ... Read more
All or Nothing
Thursday, June 13, 2013      13 comments

Today in sparkcoach the subject was "all or nothing" thinking. I believe that's what's led to my inability to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the past, and why it's so much easier this time around. I believe, after almost 50 years of strug... Read more
Crossfit for Hope
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      2 comments

Well, I got my friend SaraCondon into trouble by joining BLC 22 (but it's been GREAT trouble for her and for me, both!) and now she's going to get me into trouble with this: hope.crossfit.com/cures/
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S.M.A.R.T. Goals for BLC 22
Friday, June 07, 2013      14 comments

S.M.A.R.T Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound) These goals are better than vague goals for obvious reasons. For example, today there is a BLC-wide challenge for the weekend (including Friday and Monday). One part... Read more
Team Work
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      3 comments

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Happier Times!
Sunday, June 02, 2013      5 comments

First off, I am SO grateful for the support and help and just good cheer that so many of you sent me, either via comments here or on my page or via sparkmail. This lovely site brings so many positive people together. I just LOVE it! ... Read more
Harder Times
Friday, May 31, 2013      9 comments

So far, I've been really enthused about everything. I've been feeling like I'm making major progress and really learning to "work" the program. Then this week happened. May 29th is the anniversary of my sister's death from lung cancer... Read more
Reality sets in
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      6 comments

I really like Sparkcoach. For me, it's been totally worth it having those daily reminders, and more importantly, my daily accountability. Due to my knee injury, I played around at the Y this weekend, and found a routine of water jogging ... Read more
Goals/photos
Sunday, May 26, 2013      10 comments

So, for BLC this week we have to post full body shots (or take them, I guess, but I've decided to post) and also create goals for the challenge. So to get the icky stuff out of the way, here are my photos: ... Read more

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