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My New Daily Exercise Routine
Wednesday, June 06, 2018      10 comments

I’ve really stepped up my exercise program for this summer. I can hardly believe that when I started with Spark I was walking only 30 minutes a day. I’m working on tightening lose skin, especially batwings on arms and belly “kangaroo pouch”. ... Read more
Where Am I Now and Where Am I Going? Chapter 7: What’s My Next Goal? (last blog in this series)
Friday, June 01, 2018      8 comments

Why have I been writing a blog about my personal Spark weight loss journey over the last week? 1. Since I don’t usually write blogs, at the ... Read more
Where Am I Now and Where Am I Going? Chapter 6: Adjustments I Made to Achieve Success
Thursday, May 31, 2018      5 comments

Have I achieved success? Yes, I feel I have been successful and I am close to reaching my weight loss goal set in October 2016. How do I define t... Read more
Where Am I Now and Where Am I Going? Chapter 5: My Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes and Problems
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      9 comments

At the beginning when I started out with my plan of eating less and exercising more it sounded like a simple formula to follow. I needed to burn more calories, eat less food, and move my body more. This turned out to be a lot harder for me tha... Read more
Where Am I Now and Where Am I Going? Chapter 4: Nutrition and Exercise
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      11 comments

Before I started this journey to a healthier me, I ate too much food, the wrong kinds of foods, any time I wanted to eat, and I physically felt stu... Read more
Where Am I Now and Where Am I Going? Chapter 3: Support from Teams and 5% Challenges
Monday, May 28, 2018      4 comments

I really rely on my SparkTeams for inspiration, motivation, and accountability. ... Read more
Where Am I Now and Where Am I Going? Chapter 2: The Journey Begins (first 3 months)
Sunday, May 27, 2018      11 comments

My history with SparkPeople really began in July 2007 after a referral from a nutritionist. Lots of starts, quits, and restarts over the years wit... Read more
Where Am I Now and Where Am I Going? Chapter 1 - At the Beginning
Saturday, May 26, 2018      12 comments

My journey began in October 2016 when I weighed 240 pounds. My goal was to lose 80 pounds at a planned rate of 1-2 pounds a week and reach my goal... Read more
Dealing With Wrinkly Skin and Wrinkles After Losing Weight
Friday, June 23, 2017      11 comments

I feel healthier and have more energy after losing 60 pounds and 24.75 inches since October 2016. I lost 1-2 pounds a week, ate healthy, and walked 30 minutes a day and sometimes more. Now I'm really starting to notice the crinkly, wrinkly ski... Read more
Started Callanetics Exercises
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      6 comments

I've started doing muscle toning exercises. Since I've lost over 50 pounds, I needed to start tightening things up. I used Callanetics in the past and it worked great for me. So I pulled out my old DVD and got started. The exercises are most... Read more
Eat Less, Exercise More!
Friday, February 10, 2017      12 comments

I'm on a journey and not a destination to lose weight and get healthy. There is no end to my journey and no "destination" and this journey goes on and on for the rest of my life. Good-bye to yo-yo diets. In the past, I would diet, reach a goa... Read more
I Slipped on a Banana Peel!
Thursday, February 09, 2017      6 comments

emoticon Now don't laugh too hard when I tell you what happened at the grocery store this morning as I was leaving just before the exit doo... Read more
My Evolving Plan (1/1/2017)
Monday, January 02, 2017      5 comments

MY GOALS: Lose weight, lower blood sugar (pre-diabetic), lower cholesterol and blood pressure to get off meds MY PLAN: Weigh in weekly and lose 1 pound a week Consume 1200-1500 calories daily (remember portion control!) Drink 8 glas... Read more
Challenge-Fall into the Holidays-Oct-Dec 2016
Sunday, January 01, 2017      2 comments

Yeah...I am 25 pounds lighter. Thanks to all the team for inspiration and support! 10/9/16: 240 10/16/16: 235 10/23/16: 234 10/30/16:229 11/6/16: 228 11/13/16: 227 11/20/16: 225 11/27/16: 222 12/4/16: 221 12/11/1... Read more
My Cholesterol Tracking (revised May 6, 2011)
Friday, May 06, 2011      0 comments

Cholesterol (should be less than 200) 8/1/07 - 219 (Problem, too high! need to lower) 8/30/07 - 196 (Good, below 200, lowered it 23 pts in 1 month) 10/1/07 -179 (Good, lowered total of 40 pts in 2 months) 11/1/07 - 168 (Great! Dropped 51... Read more

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