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Gold Star Success
Saturday, September 22, 2012      4 comments

I'm stealing from my own blog again... I love my gold stars! I really do! Since my blog Sparking to a Better Me www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5056424 , I've found that using the tiny,... Read more
Goals for 2012 Fall 5% Challenge
Saturday, September 22, 2012      2 comments

I'm a day behind on the pre-challenges, but here are my goals for the 2012 Fall 5% Challenge. Current Weight: 224 pounds Target Weight: 212.8 pounds By When: Nov 24th, 2012 Updated tracker ... Read more
Food Triggers: The Mayhem Begins
Thursday, September 20, 2012      2 comments

Today's pre-challenge assignment for the 2012 Fall 5% Challenge is to write out what our food triggers are. For me, it is ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but chocolate filled with either peanut butter or nuts. I love the combination of rich c... Read more
Finding All the Right Reasons
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      5 comments

Assignment 3 of the 2012 Fall 5% Challenge is to map out the reasons why I want to make this change. All I can think about is just plain being healthy. What do you want to change? My health. It seems like I've been fighting a stupid cold ... Read more
2012 5% Fall Challenge - My Commitment to the Challenge
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      4 comments

I posted this under "My Program" on my SparkPage, but wanted to post this as a blog, as well. My 2012 5% Fall Challenge Commitment Goals I will commit to getting in 15 minutes of cardio a day for the 8 weeks (56 days) of the challeng... Read more
Finding Happiness
Sunday, September 16, 2012      6 comments

Okay, so I'm stealing from my own blog...but... I don't know the origin of the picture to the left, but all I know is that it is true: I really am in charge of how I feel t... Read more
Sparking to a Better Me
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      3 comments

Have you ever found yourself lacking the motivation to succeed at something you really need to excel? For example, working out, eating healthy, or just motivation to do something good in your life. One way to motivate one is to reward you in som... Read more
Getting Back Into the Swing of Things
Sunday, August 26, 2012      0 comments

It's been awhile since I've blogged anywhere, and to be honest...I miss it. I unfortunately have lost balance in my life, so finding time to blog has been rough to do. Well, that and not being able to really come up with good blogs to post. ... Read more
2012 5% Summer Challenge
Sunday, June 10, 2012      3 comments

As the new 5% challenge is about to begin, it is time to reflect once more on the reasons why I desire to lose weight. So, here we go. What do I want to change? I want to change my bad habits into lifelong good, healthy habits. I want to ch... Read more
Conviction - March 18
Sunday, March 18, 2012      3 comments

Today has been a series of "A-ha" moments. And all surrounding the word "gluttony". My church is doing a sermon series on Self Denial, and today was on gluttony and learning how to stop idolizing food and learning to use it and exercise as tools... Read more
Smart Choices - March 15
Thursday, March 15, 2012      1 comments

Today, I learned the value of making smart choices when it comes to eating. Like offering the other half of my whole sandwich to a co-worker who forgot their lunch. Or choosing a grilled salmon dinner over a pasta dish. Choosing oatmeal over cin... Read more
Sidelined again...sort of - March 14
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      2 comments

Here it is, two weeks into my gung-ho attitude toward getting healthy again, and WHAM...disaster strikes. Well, sort of... You see, I woke up this morning in severe enough pain to make me notice. Sure my muscles had been sore from working out an... Read more
Treading Not So Lightly - March 12
Monday, March 12, 2012      1 comments

Today, I left the house with full determination that a workout would occur today after work. So, I packed my bag, heaved it over my shoulder, and left the apartment for work. And true to my promise, I waded my way into the gym's pool to particip... Read more
Trigger Happy - March 11
Sunday, March 11, 2012      2 comments

Today is Assignment #4...talking about what triggers my binging. Funny how I need to talk about this when I find out I have to cancel my appointment with an eating disorder clinic because it is out of network for my insurance. Grrrr! Binge ... Read more
The WHY of it All - March 9
Friday, March 09, 2012      8 comments

For the 2012 5% Spring Challenge, today's assignment asks why do I want to lose weight? What are my motivators? Well, here it goes: I want to feel "healthy" again. I'm tired of feeling sluggish, frumpy and lumpy. I hate the double chin I ha... Read more

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