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Stopping to T.H.I.N.K before I eat
Sunday, April 21, 2013      5 comments

So I am trying something new to help me become more of an intentional eater, and not just an emotional eater who randomly grabs food before thinking about it. I came up the acronym T.H.I.N.K to help me each time I am reaching for food, I am hop... Read more
My goal reminder bracelet
Sunday, January 06, 2013      8 comments

I had this idea last week while I was shopping at JoAnn's Craft store. I have been looking for a bracelet that said STRENGTH to remind me of my ONE WORD for the year, and I haven't been able to find one yet. So I came up with this idea to help ... Read more
Goals for January!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      5 comments

Here are some things I want to work on for the month of January. I have found I am more accountable when I plan my goals each month. 1. Reach 142 pounds. This will get me back to my low of 2012, and get me 7 pounds away from my goal of 135... Read more
Santa must be a Spark member, and new puppy, and other updates!
Sunday, December 30, 2012      7 comments

Well, I felt the need to blog, since my last blog was to update my July goals and share my August goals. I have re-done my spark page, re-set my goals, and picked a new ONE WORD for 2013 (Strength!), figured I should get a new blog posted too. ... Read more
Goals for August and an update on July's goals
Sunday, July 29, 2012      8 comments

July was a pretty good month for meeting goals. I set "easier goals" for July so I could get into the swing of things at my new job and not get down on myself if I wasn't perfect with my fitness plan. I didn't set any goals related to drop so ... Read more
6 ways to achieve your goals
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      9 comments

I read a great article that was really motivating in the July/ August 2012 Women's Health Magazine. I tried to find a link to it on line, but couldn't. I wanted to share some of the wisdom from this article. This article shared what Olympic a... Read more
Healthy changes at the movies theater!
Sunday, July 22, 2012      13 comments

DH and I had a date night last night! We went to a new theater (an AMC) to see The Dark Knight Rises on IMAX. Our regular theater doesn't have the IMAX screen, and we wanted the full effect of the movie. The movie was AWESOME, and filled with ... Read more
My first 5K with photos!
Sunday, July 15, 2012      18 comments

This morning, I ran my first official 5K! It was called the Dash and Splash 5k, and was for my local park district. The great thing is that the race actually ran down my street, and the starting and finish line were only 2 blocks from my house... Read more
Pretty happy with my practice 5K!
Sunday, July 08, 2012      8 comments

I signed up for my first 5K race that will be next Sunday. I am pretty excited about this race, and the cool thing is that the start line and finish line is a block away from my house and the race benefits my local park district. I haven't bee... Read more
If I was in maintenance I would be a ROCK STAR...
Saturday, July 07, 2012      12 comments

So I weighed in for my 5% challenge today (GO TEDDY BEARS! emoticon) and saw a familiar number 143. While this num... Read more
Goals for July!
Monday, July 02, 2012      11 comments

Wow! Where did June go??? What a crazy month! Although I did not stay as focused on my June goals as I would have liked, I still logged over 1500 fitness min, still maintained my weight, and still made fitness progress and had some NSV's so I ... Read more
I signed up for my first 5K today!
Friday, June 29, 2012      12 comments

This is really crazy that this is my first 5K. I spent an entire spark year having personal 5K's out on my treadmill. I would even give them fun little names and post my times, but I never took that next step of trying to jog outside in a actu... Read more
Tips for starting a new job?
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      9 comments

Hi Spark friends! I am getting excited, I have 2 days left of my current job (and have pretty much finshed up all I need to so I am not sure what I am actually going to do these 2 days), and then I get 2 weeks off with my Daughter! I am looki... Read more
A NEW JOB!!! I may need a new spark name...
Monday, June 04, 2012      20 comments

Hi Spark Friends! I have to first say thank you for your support and prayers the past few months. As many of you know, I have been putting myself out there and looking for a new job this year. I started my search in November, getting my resume... Read more
Goals for June!
Saturday, June 02, 2012      10 comments

May was hit or miss for me, and my goals. In the education field, May is always a busy month, and hard to keep your head afloat. You have the end of one year, trying to get set up to start summer school, graduation, and so much more. Then thi... Read more

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