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** Day Ten ** Buying/ Preparing Healthy Snacks and Foods
Saturday, May 10, 2014      2 comments

I am pleased to report that I cooked up some quinoa yesterday morning and made a quinoa/cucumber/chickpea salad for lunch. Ate that with chicken and an apple. My husband brought home a chili dog for lunch (he had been golfing) but because I ha... Read more
** Day Nine** Reading the Spark Solution
Friday, May 09, 2014      2 comments

I am in the middle of grading exams and posting final grades for the Spring semester, but I am ready to make a transition. I am ready to up my commitment to health and fitness. To help me set my next set of goals, I am going to be reading the ... Read more
**Day Eight** Last day of administering exams
Thursday, May 08, 2014      2 comments

Here is today's SparkCoach Daily Visualization: "Take a minute today to collect all the negative thoughts or feelings you've been experiencing this week. In one deep exhale, let them all leave your body and mind for good. What could you acc... Read more
**Day Seven** ...the school semester is coming to a close
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      0 comments

Today is one of two exam days for me. Then grading, posting grades and an inundation of e-mails from my students. Here's to smooth sailing on those counts. My little success yesterday was this: I made a "date" with my spouse to have a wa... Read more
**Day 6 **
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      5 comments

So far, I have been successful with my Week One goals: water, vitamins and nutrition tracking. I have also gotten a lot more steps in this first week than a year ago at this time. Some days over 12,000 steps. (The FitBit was a good purchase ... Read more
**Day Five**
Monday, May 05, 2014      3 comments

With one more weeks of school responsibilities (a tough week of administering exams and grading), I may need to just focus on my original 3 goals for the week: water, vitamins and tracking. I have been walking quite a bit each day --the weathe... Read more
**Day Four **
Sunday, May 04, 2014      4 comments

This is day four of my new streak. I have kept up with my 3 goals (maybe its four goals?): lots of water, walking outside, taking vitamins and tracking my food. Staying away from chocolate has been difficult. I wonder if less coffee and s... Read more
**Day Three**
Saturday, May 03, 2014      4 comments

I need a plan or two... a plan to deal with chocolate cravings and a plan that organizes my time during the week once school is really out. The chocolate plan is most pressing. I had done pretty well these first two days except for the giv... Read more
** Day Two**
Friday, May 02, 2014      5 comments

I got out and walked this morning before the clock hit 8 am. This is my second weekday in a row that I didn't have to drive to campus and work from there. I chose to use the rowing machine for a few minutes to get a little variety in my workout... Read more
** Day One** of a new
Thursday, May 01, 2014      4 comments

I have been waiting for this day...May 1. The months of March and April have been super difficult in terms of self care, setting and meeting goals ,and being content with life. I have kept thinking to myself "When May 1 get here I will start S... Read more
Revisiting my goals this morning
Sunday, February 16, 2014      5 comments

This morning SP Coach wants me to think about 5 goals I have and how it would feel to achieve those goals. I looked again at my Winter Goals this morning and two stick out: having adventures and feeling good/effective at my job. February ... Read more
**Day 25 ** 5% Winter Challenge 2/11/2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      3 comments

I am happy to report that I am on a nine day streak -- a streak of adding 20 seconds a day of rowing time along with adding 20 seconds a day of elliptical and stationary bike (though, the rowing is the main thing in this personal challenge). ... Read more
Looking back at another beautiful day
Saturday, February 08, 2014      2 comments

SP Coach has me visualizing being on a beach. I am to return to that image if I get stressed today. My husband is from the panhandle of Florida which has some beautiful beaches. here is a photo from January 2009. Ahh.... ... Read more
A look back at a beautiful day
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      3 comments

Today, on SPCoach I was asked to: "imagining that you're sitting...overlooking a vast body of water....Capture the calming sensation you get from this image and come back to it whenever you feel stressed or overwhelmed today." I nee... Read more
** Day 12** 5% Winter Challenge 1/29/2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      2 comments

On SparkCoach this morning, our daily visualization asked us to " visualize yourself in your favorite place in the world." Well, one of my favorite trips with my spouse was spring 2010 in Germany. And the Engisher Garten was beautiful. So thi... Read more

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