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Ready, Set, Spark Motivators
Sunday, January 05, 2014      3 comments

This Weekly Bonus (Sunday Jan. 5th thru Saturday the 11th) is to list our goals. I have some of these listed on my Spark Page, but since I haven't written a blog in a few days & I wanted to remember (and track) these goals, I decided to list the... Read more
Epiphany
Thursday, January 02, 2014      1 comments

Those of you with kids will probably understand this. I have 2 older children who have left the nest & 3 little ones still at home. The two older ones have been making many bad decisions lately, nothing completely devastating, but definitely n... Read more
5% Winter Challenge - Motivation
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      0 comments

Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? ~ I know its vain, but I want to be a smaller size. I am at 4/6 now. I'd love to get to 0/2, even though it will be harder to find clothe... Read more
5% Winter Challenge Commitment - Weight Loss Goal
Sunday, December 29, 2013      0 comments

My weight loss goal for the Challenge is 6 pounds. I need to get to 118 to meet my goal. My plan is to get there by the end of February. I also plan to lose 8 inches (from my 1/7/14 record).... Read more
5% Winter Challenge Commitment - Food Plan
Sunday, December 29, 2013      1 comments

I had a lot of success by calorie cycling. Then the holidays came & it was just "try to stay in range". So, for now, I will continue staying in my Spark People range, with 1 higher calorie day a week. If my weight loss starts to slow down, I wil... Read more
5% Winter Challenge Commitment - Exercise
Friday, December 27, 2013      0 comments

I was planning to do the January Spark People challenge & this challenge at the same time. I'm not yet sure what kinds of activities or plan the January challenge will have. But I will make up my plan for this Challenge & adapt it to the January... Read more
Finished Plateau Busting Program
Tuesday, December 24, 2013      0 comments

I admit, I was a little disappointed when I found out I completed the program today. It really doesn't seem like its been 4 weeks! I have learned a lot & am really glad I purchased the program. I've lost about 2.5 pounds & about 5.5 inches since... Read more
Exercise Tips
Monday, December 23, 2013      1 comments

Today's Spark Coach action plan give you 3 choices: do cardio first when doing strength training on the same day; take longer to lower/return to starting position/lengthen the weight when using weights; and use resistance bands & weights at the... Read more
Setback Knowledge
Saturday, December 21, 2013      1 comments

Today's Spark Coach advice was about overcoming setbacks. For me, actually spending money on the Spark Coach program has made me stick to the program & my goals (so I don't feel like I wasted my money) ... Read more
Motivation & More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      0 comments

Today's Spark Coach visualization asked us to figure out what we need to do to meet our goals. For me, I need to keep getting better at making "me" time to work out. No matter what else is going on, I should be able to fit in at least 15 minutes... Read more
50 Weeks in
Tuesday, December 17, 2013      1 comments

From the beginning of the year, weighing by the month, I have only lost 2 pounds. But, over the summer, I got up to 134. Now, I'm down to 127.9. I'm still hoping to lose another 2-3 pounds by the end of this year. At least I'm going in the right... Read more
Vacation
Saturday, December 14, 2013      0 comments

After falling off the wagon during our last vacation (the first week of Dec), I am trying to plan/prepare for the next vacation (Dec 24-28). I find it super hard to stay on track when my husband is around & tempting me with yummy food ... Read more
Measurements
Saturday, December 14, 2013      1 comments

In 3 weeks time, my weight hasn't changed much. However, I have lost 5 inches off (of 5 different measuring places)!! I am on my 5th day of the scale going down! (It just went up too much on my husband's vacation ... Read more
Cheating Yourself
Thursday, December 12, 2013      2 comments

Today's Coach's pep talk was about cheating yourself - making sure you are giving your best efforts to weight loss. My husband was off work for 11 days. I did good for 6 of the 5 days. Not the best track record! I find its much easier to stick t... Read more
Non Scale Victory
Thursday, December 05, 2013      2 comments

Today, I am wearing a size 4 jeans that in October, I couldn't even zip!! I'm also PMS-ing, so they really shouldn't fit, but they do!! Thanks Spark People! ... Read more

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