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Three things I am thankful for--Spark Coach assignment
Monday, February 11, 2019      5 comments

1. I can still ski--faster and longer than I could last year. 2. I did not fall this year so my shoulders and knees are just fine! 3. I got to go to the gym today and exercise--found different muscles than I had used while skiing.... Read more
Great workouts
Monday, December 03, 2018      2 comments

I had free week of workouts at a local gym. More of a personal training place than a gym. Those were the BEST workouts I have had in a long time and I would love to continue but a bit too pricey for me right now. I could do the same exercises a... Read more
Spark Coach--accomplishments
Monday, October 22, 2018      5 comments

1. I walked 5 miles yesterday with no hardship at all--could have walked faster but there were too many people. 2. I encouraged people to share foods for a local hunger walk--and got over 200 pounds! 3. I taught 18 groups of 8th graders in t... Read more
BIG Worry goes away
Thursday, October 18, 2018      9 comments

I am 61, have a mother and 2 grandmothers who had breast cancer. I get my mammogram regularly--and last week I had my usual one. They saw "something" and wanted an ultrasound done on the right breast. Couldn't get in for a week.... Am I the... Read more
Spark Coach--what can I do now that I couldn't do before
Friday, September 21, 2018      6 comments

I started this journey 8 years ago--to drop a few pounds before DD1's wedding. I couldn't feel comfortable in that dress and didn't walk very far--the thought of walking a mile was overwhelming (I could DO it but wouldn't). Never went to a gym, ... Read more
Spark Coach--Letter to myself
Saturday, August 11, 2018      6 comments

Dear self, You have been doing a great job! I know you have been struggling some but you are getting back on track. Look at that photo from DD3's 16th birthday and then look in the mirror--you have made BIG changes! I know you see the flaws but ... Read more
Spark Coach--BIG Goals
Thursday, August 02, 2018      6 comments

In 1 year--I want to be able to run most of the 5K. I want to be able to go for long walks, get up and down from the ground without any trouble. I want to STILL be on NO medications. In 5 years--I want to be on NO medications. I want to be... Read more
Spark Coach--what can I do now that I couldn't do before
Friday, July 13, 2018      7 comments

Let's see--I can lift 20 pounds for the full back workout (part of the Les Mills program). I can run for a half mile at a time--need to train again so I can do the 5K in Jan but I'll get there. I can lift my end of the BIG ladder when we need t... Read more
Spark Coast--say something poitive
Thursday, June 21, 2018      5 comments

I don't say nice things about myself--I guess I was raised to not do that. But--supposed to be positive so--what good things do I do? I took a game to play with Bob--he is a "wordsmith" and is bored at the home. I sang again with Jean and Rocc... Read more
Current Goals
Tuesday, June 12, 2018      4 comments

I have regained some weight--more than I like. The stretch fabric jeans still fit but those that aren't stretchy are tight. I WILL not go back up a size. So--I am going to drop 10 pounds by the end of Sept. That should be quite doable--except I... Read more
Just a reminder
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      3 comments

The Summer 5% Challenge is coming--I am on the overall team already. Not sure when I can join the Daisies--but I will be a Daisy again! Ask me if you have questions! https://www.sparkpeople.
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Making progress
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      6 comments

I do want to drop some weight--but I am working to keep my muscle mass UP (and the size 10 jeans fitting okay) and I am also working on some NOT weight-related goals--like getting rid of things I don't need and cleaning up the space we live in. ... Read more
Lots of comments!
Monday, May 28, 2018      4 comments

Lots of comments on my last blog--which is a repeat--popped up on Facebook and I THINK I had posted it here but not sure. Anyway--we ARE more than our weight! But--if you want to be supported while really working, look at the 5% Challenge ... Read more
May be a repeat blog but....should be said!
Sunday, May 27, 2018      7 comments

Daily Spark had a great video about a mom who had "the perfect body" but it didn't make her feel better. Did you see it? And then an article about bathing suits. I have done some work with body image--I have made a body mask of myself--post baby... Read more
Try a 5% Challenge
Saturday, May 26, 2018      2 comments

I don't know how many 5% Challenges I have done. Lots? I was put on the DETERMINED Daisy team--someone knew I was stubborn! I fit here!! I need the competition (don't want to let my team down!) and the camaraderie (I feel like many members are... Read more

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