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New Goals
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      2 comments

I've now begun Phase 4 with my SparkCoach program. Today's lesson is about continuing to find motivation through the long journey of weight loss and becoming healthier. I need to pick between 1 and 3 new goals to work towards. Last month I... Read more
What Do I Want to Be?
Sunday, February 12, 2017      4 comments

I'm not much for blogging, but I was challenged through SparkCoach to do this one. My main goal that I have for weight loss is still the same as the SMART goals I set back in December- I want to be healthy and a good example to my kids. I... Read more
New SMART Goals
Monday, December 26, 2016      5 comments

It's hard to believe it's been almost a year and a half since I tracked anything on here. I'm wanting to be more consistent and give myself the gift of health, in all areas of my life, this next year. I also want my family to be influenced in a ... Read more
First and Last Entry of 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015      4 comments

I hadn't realized until just now a whole year had passed since I last posted anything in this blog. I stopped blogging when I started hitting new transitions in my life. I'm realizing more and more that I don't handle transitions really well. Ou... Read more
All Or Nothing
Thursday, October 16, 2014      2 comments

One thing I'm learning is to drop the "All or Nothing" mindset. I hadn't realized how much it affected my healthy lifestyle journey until I started becoming more aware of it with the help of my BLC groups and Spark Coach. When I mess up in the a... Read more
The Great Adventure
Friday, May 16, 2014      2 comments

I was asked today whether my journey toward a healthier me has been painful or has been an adventure. In the beginning it was painful. I looked only at what I couldn't have and what I had to do. This created stress and, I believe, caused me to c... Read more
I hope it doesn't happen
Monday, May 12, 2014      0 comments

I'm supposed to blog about what I would do if I had an accident, illness or anything else that threatened to derail me from going after my goals of a healthy lifestyle. These are things that none of us wishes to happen, but has happened to ... Read more
Didn't Last Long
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      3 comments

I'm still determined to make this a lifestyle and even though I hate measuring food, I've realized I need to start doing it again. I've been at a standstill the last month. I know there have been lots of factors such as change in schedule, extra... Read more
It's a Lifestyle, Not a Diet
Friday, March 28, 2014      1 comments

I've stopped weighing and measuring my food because I'm wanting to form long term habits and I know that I won't stick with that forever because, honestly, I hate weighing and measuring food. I'm glad that I did it for several months so I could... Read more
Sunday, March 02, 2014      2 comments

The question was posed to me as to whether I had someone in my life who was trying to sabotage my weight loss efforts. I thought about it and was reminded of my extended family. There are some real issues there because one of the members would ... Read more
True Motivation
Thursday, February 27, 2014      2 comments

I have always struggled with weight and a few times joined different weight loss groups and took 10-20 pounds off each time. Inevitably, when life got busy, when I got sick or some crisis occurred, it came back. Through the last 5 years or so I'... Read more
10 Easy Snack Foods
Monday, February 17, 2014      3 comments

I was challenged to make a list of 10 of my favorite snacks that fit into my meal plan. Unfortunately many of my "favorite" foods are not available where I live and what is available totally depends on the time of year, weather etc... So, here i... Read more
My Scale Doesn't Control Me
Saturday, February 15, 2014      3 comments

It took me a couple of weeks of no weight loss and no one noticing any differences for me to get my mind straightened out. I had been so focused on seeing results that I'd weighed myself each day. In the end this defeated what I was trying to do... Read more
Green Beans and Roses
Sunday, February 09, 2014      6 comments

I've been using the "plate method" to serve my food for a while now but didn't realize there was a name for it until I saw it on a SP video. Half my plate is made up of veggies. One quarter is made up of protein and the remaining quarter is star... Read more
Monday, February 03, 2014      3 comments

I signed up with the Spark Coach program last week for extra accountability and motivation: the two areas where I seem to have the greatest struggle. I hadn't realized that the characteristic that was most common with successful people was that ... Read more

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