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New Month -- Hello August
Wednesday, August 01, 2018      7 comments

Been MIA for a few weeks. On July 4th I started getting a toothache. By the next day half of my head was swollen. It took 3 weeks, 4 dentist v... Read more
Day 6 - Monday Diet
Monday, July 02, 2018      6 comments

100 More Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle On day 6 Linda is discussing how many people do fairly well on their diet during the week, but by Friday they may be tired and stressed out by work and life. Since I am retired I don't have the... Read more
July 1st, 2018 Day 5 No Willpower
Sunday, July 01, 2018      8 comments

No pounds lost in June, but also no pounds gained in June. I haven't done measurements yet, but I can feel that my clothes are a lot looser. Also, I feel that my muscles and endurance are getting stronger. On Day 5 of 100 More Days of W... Read more
Taking a Short Break
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      6 comments

Just taking a short break from computer activities, but not from my healthy eating and exercising plan. I will be back next week. (Just holding my... Read more
Day 4 Today I am on my Plan
Thursday, June 21, 2018      5 comments

100 More Days of Weight Loss, by Linda Spangle Day 4 Today I am on my plan After all these years on Spark and many more years before this is one lesson that was always difficult for me. I have always been great at making a plan, gett... Read more
Day 3 What if I Fail?
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      5 comments

In her book, 100 More days of Weight Loss on day 3, Linda Spangle discusses the differences between our logical and emotional sides of the brain. She explains how "the emotional side of the brain panics a lot and pushes fear to the top of our t... Read more
Day 2 I'll Start Tomorrow
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      6 comments

In Day 2 of 100 More Days of Weight Loss, Linda Spangle suggests that too many times people wait for the perfect conditions to start their weight loss plan. Since it is rare that all the conditions of life will be perfect, then you might be wai... Read more
100 More Days of Weight Loss - Day 1i
Monday, June 18, 2018      6 comments

Linda Spangle has written a new inspirational and informative book that closely resembles her first book of 100 Days of Weight Loss. I have been... Read more
Dealing With Stress
Tuesday, June 12, 2018      6 comments

Our car is getting older and starting to require a few repairs. We have been putting off buying a new one until our big old German Shepherd passes away because quite frankly he (the dog) has all sorts of incontinence problems. So last w... Read more
Weird Experience
Saturday, June 02, 2018      12 comments

This is where I do my slogging (which is slow jogging). I go round and round in circles on my deck and also around my yard which is about 1/2 an ac... Read more
Staying On Track
Sunday, May 27, 2018      3 comments

Holidays weekends, vacations, and special occasions are often the times that derail me from my healthy routine. However now that I am following the... Read more
Passionate about Motivation
Wednesday, May 09, 2018      9 comments

Every morning I wake up I like to think about what goals I want to accomplish today. It is an automatic thing that I do - like how some people make... Read more
Epiphany on Commitment
Thursday, May 03, 2018      11 comments

--- excerpt from email to Sparkfriend -- I had this silly epiphany this morning, that I am sure is nothing new for me or for you, but I just fe... Read more
Saying Goodbye to 7 Pounds
Monday, April 30, 2018      7 comments

April was a great month for me. I was able to say goodbye to 7 pounds that will no longer be carried around on my body. I have read that for each pound of weight we lose the resulting decrease of weight force on the knee is 4 pounds. That mea... Read more
BE PROUD
Wednesday, April 25, 2018      11 comments

Taking a minute to remind us all to be so proud of being here on Spark. You have made a decision to care about your health by just showing up. Now... Read more

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