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(Day 34) SPCoach asks me "Why do I want...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      3 comments be fit?" The SPCoach suggests that understanding exactly why we want to lose weight/be fit and keeping a reminder of the reason in sight each day can motivate us and help us be successful in weight loss. My action step is blog or jou... Read more
(Day 33) and three becomes four...
Monday, June 02, 2014      2 comments

I am on a roll. Yay. Today I was out of town and visited two friends. I planned ahead, had snacks for the car and was able to order reasonable things from the restaurants. I stayed within my calorie range for the fourth full day in a row. The... Read more
(Day 32) 2-day streak becomes a 3-day streak
Sunday, June 01, 2014      2 comments

I planned ahead for going to the movies so I didn't order/want popcorn or soda. I took salad fixings to my in-laws so that I wouldn't overdo on white rice or corn bread. I tried to eat some of their collard greens but I am not a big fan yet. ... Read more
** Day 31 ** An itty bitty 2-day streak
Saturday, May 31, 2014      7 comments

...but I am thrilled to be able to say that I stayed on target for my calorie range two days in a row. The first day this was accomplished at home, staying really busy but enjoying being productive. Yesterday this was accomplished away from ho... Read more
Addendum for Day 29
Thursday, May 29, 2014      3 comments is 9:00 pm and I have stayed under 1500 calories. I feel pretty full (big salad at dinner and a healthy snack during a movie at church). Can I hang in there until the morning? Can I be successful in eating a healthy number of calori... Read more
** Day 29 ** I e-mailed SparkCoach
Thursday, May 29, 2014      2 comments

I subscribed to SparkCoach last summer (and I r-e-a-l-l-y enjoy it s program) so that I am more motivated to check into SP each day. One of the perks of SparkCoach is that you can e-mail the group of coaches directly and you can get a personaliz... Read more
** Day 28 ** cityworks is asphalting our neighborhood
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      3 comments

There is sticky, stinky asphalt outside making it harder to go for a walk today. I did hit the pool this morning at our local recreational center, but only did 14 laps. (I am just getting back to swimming.) I may have to drive to a a neigh... Read more
** Day 27 ** Releasing the weight, the guilt, the stress...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      5 comments

I've been away from posting blogs a while. My spouse and I traveled to northern Indiana to visit my folks. While there we were very active: walked and kayaked. We ate healthy. And we had a good time. I logged into SP everyday on my phone (so... Read more
** Day 17 **
Saturday, May 17, 2014      2 comments

I checked in on my streaks... I am close to beating my longest streak for logging into SP. Having the touchstone of logging into SP each day is quite a help to me ri... Read more
** Day Sixteen ** Friday with friends, family and kayaking
Saturday, May 17, 2014      0 comments

to be posted soon... Read more
** Day Fifteen ** Kayaking tomorrow...brrr
Thursday, May 15, 2014      1 comments

Today has been another lazy day. I did get a short walk in and I did do some stepping while I watched a little Netflix. Tomorrow should be fun. Spouse and I are getting the four kayaks out and are taking two friends to paddle on the lake. It ... Read more
** Day Fourteen ** The two week's a start.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014      6 comments

Well, here I am at the two week mark. The scale hasn't moved much, but I would like to think that I have built up 14 days of success in other areas and won't be as apt to just give up. (Water, walking, tracking, vitamins, logging in to SP). ... Read more
** Day Thirteen ** Almost two weeks into May...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      0 comments

I am going to make a switch today. I am going to move my Fiestaware plates that we have used everyday for years (contemporary colors, about 10 1/2" diameter) out of the kitchen cabinets and replace them with some older Fiestaware plates, 9 1/2... Read more
**Day Twelve** A few good hours...a few not so good
Monday, May 12, 2014      3 comments

Went swimming this morning...yay! I have walked 8750 steps and the day is not over yet. Had a salad with my lunch. But this afternoon...lazy.... Read more
** Day Eleven ** I leveled-up!
Sunday, May 11, 2014      1 comments

I leveled up today. Woo hoo! On a more serious note: I have got to come up with a plan to avoid eating at night. I had a "sort of" plan...was going to by my favori... Read more

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