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Kitchen Closed
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      7 comments

Today's tip from Coach Jen was to close my kitchen after supper. I was advised to blog tonight to keep my mind occupied and off of night snacking, but I have other plans for that, so I am blogging now. Since June 27, my kitchen has been closed... Read more
Planning Meals for Tomorrow
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      3 comments

I am using the meal plans provided by Spark*D with a few modifications. So far, they have been satisfying. Pretty easy to stick to since I am working from home due to COVID. Still looking to see my Glucose numbers come down. They are lower i... Read more
Three Things I'm Thankful for Today
Friday, May 25, 2018      2 comments

30 Days of Small Changes Challenge today is to write down three things I am thankful for today and to keep the list for a reminder later. I think the best way to save the list will be to make it my blog for today - so forgive my indulgence - bu... Read more
Sunday, May 20, 2018      3 comments

I've completed the basic Spark Coach program and have just started the Motivational program. I'm a little behind - my challenge on Friday was to listen to a song that Motivates me and blog about it. My go to Motivational song is New Attitude b... Read more
Process or adventure?
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      5 comments

This was the challenge from my Sparkcoach program today. So often the journey to a healthy lifestyle becomes a process or job that has no appeal. It should really be an adventure to reach our goals and dreams! How can I make this journey more... Read more
Time for a Change?
Monday, March 05, 2018      4 comments

Coach Nicole suggests shaking up the workouts for a boost in results. I don't think I'm there yet. I think I need some more consistency in my workouts first. I still find that too may days become busy and I miss out on the cardio or strength ... Read more
Guide or Goal?
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      4 comments

I have a Sparkfriend that has had an amazingly successful journey. She looks incredible and is an real inspiration and motivator to many here. It would be easy to see her results and want to be just like her. When I think of my other friends ... Read more
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Saturday, February 24, 2018      3 comments

Slow and steady wins the race; everything in moderation; consistancy - these have been the themes of my coaching sessions this stage. I'm finding these to be very true. In the past I have come into the goal of living a healthier lifestyle with... Read more
Developing better Sleep Habits
Thursday, February 15, 2018      6 comments

I am on day 6 of week one for the Better Sleep Challenge. I have gotten nearly 7 then nearly 8 hours of sleep the last two nights respectively. What did I do differently to attain these hours? At 9:30 each night I have left the room where we ... Read more
Better Sleep Challenge
Tuesday, February 13, 2018      1 comments

On Friday I re-joined the Better Sleep Challenge. I have spent the first month of my re-commitment focusing on logging meals/snacks and increasing exercise with some success. The next step in my mind is to improve my sleep habits which I know ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why do I really want to be healthy and fit?
Sunday, February 04, 2018      8 comments

I began stage 3 of Sparkcoach today and was encouraged to consider the true reason that I want to be healthy and fit. When I really think about it it's because I want to enjoy this beautiful world we live in with the people that I love the most... Read more
Winter Plan 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018      0 comments

Today Sparkcoach suggested a list of reasons to exercise - that will have to wait until tomorrow. Today I want to start a multi-step blog. There will be pictures in future segments but first some history. My husband and I purchased our home in... Read more
Reasons to Persevere
Friday, January 26, 2018      2 comments

This morning I've been reflecting on my journey - it's been long and filled with ups and downs - literally and figuratively. My focus landed on the reasons I've persevered these 8 years to gain control and stick to the healthy lifestyle - there... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts NS signs of improved health
Thursday, January 25, 2018      36 comments

So I'm rededicating myself to activity on SP this year. I've signed up for Premium and have resumed my long forgotten Spark Coach program. Today Sparkguy was my video coach and he encouraged looking at non-scale signs indicating my health. So... Read more
Persevering through struggles
Saturday, September 01, 2012      1 comments

Wow! What a year of changes this has been. As I posted at the beginning of the year - I was determined to make this healthier lifestyle work for me and to take back control of my health and life. The year started out great and the pounds bega... Read more

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