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Me? Role Model?
Thursday, March 29, 2012      8 comments

According to Fat Loser, Day 20, we are role models for all the people in our lives who are watching us -- waiting to see if we stick with this new lifestyle! ... Read more
Out of Town Report
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      10 comments

My dad is doing as well as can be expected. His face looks like he went 10 rounds with a cinderblock but apparently that's to be expected after 6 weeks of daily radiation on the trigeminal nerve, which runs under both eyes and controls the mout... Read more
Great Travel Day #1
Friday, March 23, 2012      10 comments

We drove 9 hours yesterday and got to the hotel around 4:00 pm. I was going to use the treadmill but...in the teeny tiny exercise room a repair guy was working on the air conditioning unit. It was about 100 degrees in there and he had his tool... Read more
Feeling Armed...and Ready
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      10 comments

Thanks for the great suggestions yesterday! Really, a lot of them I would have never thought of and I'm definitely going to incorporate as many of them as possible into the weekend. They will help keep me focused on doing the right things! ... Read more
Caution! Challenge Up Ahead
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      13 comments

We are leaving early Thursday morning to visit my parents in Rochester, MN. My dad has cancer in his head and is being treated at the Mayo Clinic. As my parents have been there since January 20th the children are taking turns going to visit to... Read more
90 Days in Review
Saturday, March 17, 2012      13 comments

On December 17,2011, I weighed 180.5. On December 19, I started my diet. AGAIN. That was exactly 90 days ago. In the past 90 days I have ... Read more
Giving Myself Credit (Boasting Alert!)
Friday, March 16, 2012      13 comments

We just finished a 6-week "Water, Weight, and Workout" challenge at the fitness center. It was pretty low-key and all self-reported. No prizes or anything, but the results were posted today: 32 people participated, 75.5 pounds were lost. ... Read more
I'm a Butterfly! And, 5% Challenge Assignments 4 & 5
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      11 comments

Geez, the assignments are coming faster than I can do them! (Now I know how my students must feel!) Assignment #4 is identifying triggers: Trigger #1 is red wine but also anything that is salty, fatty, and carb-y. Potato chips are th... Read more
Assignment #2 for Spring 5% Challenge
Sunday, March 11, 2012      10 comments

List the reasons you want to lose weight (these are in no specific order): * I want to feel proud, strong, and confident. * I want to do everything I can to stay healthy and med-free. Engaging in an unhealthy lifestyle is like pl... Read more
Assignment #1 for Spring 5% Challenge
Saturday, March 10, 2012      8 comments

This is my commitment for the 8-week Spring 5% Challenge Commitment: * I will exercise 6 days a week for 1-2 hours. I will walk at least 3 miles most days and do at least two strength-training classes per week. * I will count calori... Read more
Back on Track
Thursday, March 08, 2012      10 comments

My status today says I'm going to show the Spandex Nazi who's boss ...but it wasn't today!!! She kicked my sorry butt to the CURB! But I AM getting stronger. I was able to do the first set of pushups (12 girl pushups), slacked off through... Read more
Celebrating...with food?
Monday, March 05, 2012      7 comments

I was so happy last week to hit 163! It's been awhile. So what did I do? I overate! Not one day but TWO! ... Read more
Progress! And...Not so Much!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      11 comments

The Progress Part: I got weighed and measured at the fitness center today and the results were great! She measures bicep, chest, waist, belly button and hip and I've lost 10 inches since the first of the year! I've also lost 16 pounds sin... Read more
What I've Done Right This Week
Sunday, February 26, 2012      13 comments

Have to thank Chatelaine19 for this idea, but when I told her I would be stealing it she was quick to give credit to D2BD-DIVA. So there you have it -- the beauty of Sparkland! We learn from each other. I loved this idea immediately becau... Read more
Think Thin Thursday Tip (say that 3 times real fast)
Thursday, February 23, 2012      6 comments

The Beck Diet Solution Thursday Facebook Post: "The difference between knowing what you’re supposed to do and getting yourself to do it is figuring out what (sabotaging) thoughts are getting in the way. Once you figure out the thoughts, you... Read more

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