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BTS Summer Camp Goals
Monday, July 14, 2014      6 comments

I know it was last week's assignment but I was always at the end of the line. so I'm here just a little behind everyone else! July 10 was my 2 year Sparkaversary. It was also the date SparkPeople set for me to reach my ultimate goal when I... Read more
Why are you on this healthy life style journey alone??
Thursday, May 29, 2014      8 comments

I've been on SparkPeople for 2 years. I have lost 150 pounds, conquered my high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and put my Type 2 Diabetes back to pre Diabetes range! I started with the nutrition tracker, added fitness and then water! ... Read more
BLC 25 Weekend Challenge Week 2
Sunday, May 11, 2014      2 comments

This week as part of the Weekend Challenge we are suppose to blog about our meal planning and a recovery program in case we get off track. I loath shopping even grocery shopping!!! I have always tried to go once a week. I plan out my meal... Read more
Fitness Test for BLC
Monday, May 05, 2014      2 comments

I was not surprised that my pace was a little slow for the 1 mile walk 19:00. I walk daily and it has changed my life at what ever pace. I was surprised at 35 crunches and 36 modified pushups in a minute. We will see how I improve in 6 we... Read more
Living a Stress Free Existence??
Thursday, March 13, 2014      7 comments

Stress is "non existent" in my life. I mean, DH and I are retired. We naturally go to bed and rise early. We never have need for an alarm. Our children are grown, they still live with us, but both have college degrees and jobs in their prefe... Read more
Monday, March 03, 2014      4 comments

This week for Beyond the Scale team as we are finishing up the last couple weeks of the challenge we have been asked to contemplate "Rewards". I have not seen the scale move down too much in the last few weeks or for that matter last couple... Read more
Reaching Beyond
Monday, February 24, 2014      2 comments

Here we are starting the 8th week of Beyond the Scale. A total of 3 weeks left. if I want to make my goal I need to truly get serious and pin point things I can work on. On February 15, I changed my nutrition tracker back to the non exe... Read more
Me Management Vs. Time Management
Monday, February 17, 2014      2 comments

This week the blog topic is time management. This is not a problem for me. My husband and I are retired, kids grown and I am not currently not physically caring for any extended family. My time is my own. I don't feel like exercising fir... Read more
A love letter to myself
Sunday, February 16, 2014      7 comments

This feels very strange! Dear Mary Beth, Your life is not really like you envisioned it when you were a girl. Despite that you have had a great life. You were blessed with a loving husband and two great kids. You spent your t... Read more
Pushing Past Obstacles
Monday, February 10, 2014      3 comments

Last week was going great! I had pushed through my plateau and I was losing again! My Endocrinologist was thrilled with my progress and my blood work was amazing. Then the weekend came.....and I got the munchies! This week I need to conq... Read more
Acceptance of Reality
Monday, February 03, 2014      4 comments

Last week,The BTS action word was visualization. My goal for the week was to watch and enjoy each NSV. I had several NSVs last week related to clothing. 1. I got rid of the last of my biggest ever clothing! 2. I needed to cinch my be... Read more
Visualization or Remembrance
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      2 comments

This week's focus is Visualization. I think most people visualize the future. What they will look like, how they will feel, what they will accomplish. In my mind I know I can accomplish my goals but I can't necessarily visualize them. Visual... Read more
A look back at last week and forward to this week.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      4 comments

Last week by focusing on my mindset i was able to: eat at regular times without grazing 6 out of 7 days limit my cardio time to reasonable amounts do ST 3x this week as planned I still need to find a hobby or activity to fill my fr... Read more
My BLC24 SMART Goals
Friday, January 17, 2014      10 comments

My goal is to lose 10 lbs over the 12 weeks of BLC24. I want to do this because I am within 25 lbs of my ultimate goal weight. I have continued to reap the benefits of being smaller, more agile, and simply healthier and I want to reach my ... Read more
Focus = Mindset
Monday, January 13, 2014      4 comments

Last week the simple definition of my mindset was, "I can do this" , to explore that a little deeper I need to Focus on the small things. Cutting calories, increasing activity levels has done it's job. Now I need to focus on specifics. Not j... Read more

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