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Starting 6week Diet for Life today
Wednesday, February 20, 2019      2 comments

I've been eating whole food plant based since August 2018, trying to avoid sugar, oil and processed foods but I really haven't given it 100% effort. I picked up a book from the library by Dr Furman and it has inspired me to really get serious an... Read more
Getting to know you A-Z
Friday, February 07, 2014      4 comments

A is for Age:45 B is for Booze: Sweet fruity drinks, rarely C is for Car: Toyota Camry. Wish I had a hybrid D is for Dad's name: James E is for Ego: Nah, not too much F is for Favorite song or music: I walk alone ... Read more
Jumpstart Challenge
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      3 comments

I have been needing to add strength training to my routine for a while now but *gah* I don't wanna! I joined up the Jan. jumpstart ( on the 4th) and have been faithfully doing a video a day- lo and behold it has not yet killed me AND I enjoyed a... Read more
Spark Coach Task- "before" & "after"
Thursday, November 14, 2013      4 comments

I've lost 16 pounds (okay, I lost 17 and gained one back!) since August and the current SC task encourages us to dig out some "before" pictures. Obviously this is only a "before"and "during" picture because I have a long way to goal yet. I typic... Read more
Spark coach task
Sunday, November 03, 2013      1 comments

I am grateful for my Mom because she is an awesome person. ... Read more
Spark Coach Task-3 compliments
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      1 comments

Give myself 3 compliments- weird task, but ok. 1. Congrats on getting into the "thinner" jeans. 2. It is awesome that you are walking more- 13,000+ steps that one day. Whoo hoo! 3.You are making better food choices, keep it up. ... Read more
Spark coach task-3 good things
Sunday, October 06, 2013      0 comments

Today's task is to list 3 good things that have happened to me this week... My weigh in at TOPS this week was under 220, onederland is only 19.8 pounds away. I made $30 at my sister's yard sale. The co worker who makes my job more... Read more
Spark coach task- 1 thing I love about my body
Sunday, September 08, 2013      3 comments

Wow. So much easier to list what I don't like. I love that my body produced 3 wonderful babies.... Read more
Spark Coach Task: Exercise Excuses - Unexcused
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      2 comments

Today I am supposed to expose my list of exercise excuses and find a work around. emoticon 1. I hate exer... Read more
Spark Coach task: Scale fails
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      2 comments

Sparkguy asked me to list some things that show my progress. When the scale fails to show me a loss after being good all week I am to remind myself that this does not mean *I* am a failure and cause me to go into a SONIC molten brownie banana s... Read more
SMART goals per coach Nicole
Monday, August 19, 2013      2 comments

Nutrition goal: 90% of meals from home instead of fast food Fitness goal: 10 minutes of exersize every day Weight-loss goal: 1 pound loss a week. Re-assess in 1 month... Read more
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      2 comments

How awesome is the German language? They have a word for the excess weight you gain by emotional overeating. The word is KUMMERSPECK, which literally means grief bacon. I have years and years worth of kummerspeck. Oh now I am craving a BLT.... Read more
Cracker Barrel needs to come clean
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      12 comments

Why does Cracker Barrel refuse to post their nutritional data? I websurfed for an hour trying to uncover the dark secrets hidden in my butter smothered chicken special to no avail. Oh, there is info on a few things out there... the lowly biscuit... Read more
Chugging along
Monday, August 23, 2010      5 comments

Well I have been away from SP for a while working on the new addition to my family, little Miss Lily. I'm ready to start working on my health and weight loss goals again.... Read more
Closing the car buffet
Sunday, August 30, 2009      5 comments

I * have* to break a bad habit. I have a long drive home after work and it's been my practice to stop and get something to munch on in the car. I get so tired sometimes I have to pull over and sleep in a parking lot and I found eating helped m... Read more

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