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My Personal Best - Streak Day 35 - Sparking on Purpose
Saturday, May 03, 2014      4 comments

It took me 2 weeks to lose the 1st pound once I geared myself for action and change. Who knew it would take so long. The good part is, since then, I joined (and most importantly participated in) a Spring Challenge, and I am down 3 pounds this we... Read more
Easter Weekend - Keep Sparking Streak Day 21
Saturday, April 19, 2014      6 comments

I am focusing on myself, for all the right reasons. I am on Day One of Week 3 on a personal 21 Day Streak. I am learning the ropes of Nutrition and Fitness Tracking. Editing, has me inadvertently erasing things I've entered. Entering items has m... Read more
Streak Day 10
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      5 comments

It's Streak Day 10 for me. I can hardly believe, I've gotten myself back on track with making a difference to my LIFE through SPARKING!! I have exercised 10 days in a row, even if for only 10 minutes twice. Based solely on stamina. I am loggin... Read more
Streak Day 2
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      5 comments

I am going on a continuous food logging, exercising, life style altering course for my life. No more fits or spurts, just one long continuous streak of commitment that leads to a healthy lifestyle and healthy, toned body weight, followed by m... Read more
H.A.L.T. and something about Lentils...
Sunday, November 24, 2013      4 comments

H.UNGRY A.NGRY L.ONELY T.IRED Whoever coined the H.A.L.T acronym for the above states of mind, knew what they were talking about. If I find myself reaching for a snack, when I am not even hungry, then I can ask myself, am I just bored, o... Read more
Walking at the Seashore
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      7 comments

I am walking by the sea, and this is the 5th day in a row. It really is lovely to take in the shoreline, the sand, and watching the waves crash. So cold, and it snowed today too, but just barely. Wind, was gusting, and I really froze, but it was... Read more
Back from Holiday
Saturday, July 13, 2013      2 comments

Today, I am back to Spark. I was on Holiday, with my family in Canada. Nearly everyone made it to the reunion, with exception, of the cousins with new jobs, and co-workers on holiday. 30 together, and only 3 absent. Cousins had a blast. My ener... Read more
I think it's time to change my name back to SlimCarrol
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      5 comments

Name change on the horizon. Before I said, I would change my name to Iron_resolve, from SlimCarrol, as I didn't seem to have the Resolve to make the necessary changes, to make lessen my portions, and increase my exercise. I said I would change i... Read more
Progress, not Perfection
Saturday, June 22, 2013      3 comments

Well, Progress is what I'm making. It's going to take some time and I can see it through. Right down to the skinny jeans. I had a setback this week with a stomach bug for 3 days. Thought I would loose 2-3 pounds, but instead, I maintained. Could... Read more
Saturday, May 11, 2013      4 comments

Today, I changed my ticker to show that I have gained weight. I have been avoiding this, as I have gained weight. I keep ending up back in the starting blocks. But the main thing is, I am down 3 pounds from last week, when I was too upset with h... Read more
Time Again
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      3 comments

So now it is Spring, and it is Time Aggain to Spark like I mean it, and make CHANGE happen. One thing I have noticed, is that many people seem to settle into Sparkpeople, and if they don't loose weight and hit their goal in the first 6 months,... Read more
500 Km Walked in 30 Days on Camino de Santiago, Spain 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012      5 comments

I had the most amazing journey. I have found Peace, in my mind and body and soul. I walked the Camino de Santiago, right accross the north of Spain. I went from the East Coast, in Barcelona, to the West Coast at Fisterra, Galecia. I met peopl... Read more
1000 SparkPoints!! OK, that's it, Everybody's Getting a Goodie!
Thursday, March 01, 2012      1 comments

How's that for a Spin!! Whoo Hoo! And just when I am getting my head back into the game. As a matter of fact, that is how I am going to treat my next weight loss challenge, like it's a game, or a contest, to make it fun! I am over... Read more
Mini Accountability Blog - Day 1
Monday, February 20, 2012      4 comments

Work Day - Not too long, but was fun, with a little person, and a children's fair! Fitness - Besides Dog Walk, and some slow walking, also got to the gym for 20 Minutes of Elliptical! And if felt GREAT! Back on track with working out, and f... Read more
Back on Track
Monday, February 20, 2012      5 comments

I am actually back to Sparking. Hit a rough patch, and then realized, I am emotionally attached to happenings, and not staying on track with fitness or food, when the rough patches hit. That's not helping me, or my goals. Enough said. ... Read more

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