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My 5K Charity Walk...Plan B
Saturday, January 21, 2012      8 comments

My 5K Charity Walk was at 7:00AM this morning. At that time it was POURING rain with very strong, gusty winds. Now I'm not a cold weather person, even on a dry day. I live in So. Calif. where we don't often get rain like this, so I don't have an... Read more
Rain, Rain, Go Away!!! My 5k Walk is tomorrow!!
Friday, January 20, 2012      5 comments

My first short term goal is to walk in a 5K for charity. Well, tomorrow is the day, but we are supposed to have heavy rain! The charity says the walk is on, rain or shine. I've been doing a lot of walking to prepare for this and am so excited to... Read more
My First 10 lbs Lost!!!
Sunday, January 15, 2012      13 comments

I'm finally there...it's taken me about 7 weeks, but I've finally lost my first 10 lbs!!! When I first joined Spark, I was encouraged by people's stories of losing weight so quickly when they started. But that wasn't happening for me, and I was ... Read more
OK, seriously!!!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      4 comments

So, I'm already having a rough day at work and then I get to spend my lunch listening to all the 'skinnie minnie's" that I work with talk about their body fat and then they start weighing and measuring each other!!.....these girls are a size 2, ... Read more
Funny How the Mind Works:)
Saturday, January 07, 2012      5 comments

Give me a bag of cookies or chips and I can finish it in one sitting. But if I divide that bag up into baggies of individual servings, I can stop after just one serving. What's up with that??? I have been struggling to get down 8 glasses of... Read more
Vacation Tests Over....Back to Reality
Monday, January 02, 2012      4 comments

Well, as far as my Vacation Test goes, I'd give myself a "C". I lost one pound. I was hoping for more, but it could have been worse, so I'm OK with that. The nice thing about the vacation was it gave me free time to take wonderful walks outside ... Read more
A new year. A new day. A new beginning.
Sunday, January 01, 2012      1 comments

"This year holds out the possibility that we can learn from the past but not be bound by it. That we can move away from self-defeating habits. That we can come to better understand how much is enough, especially how much food is enough. We don't... Read more
2011...So Glad its Finally Over!
Saturday, December 31, 2011      1 comments

I began 2011 with such high hopes and intentions. I knew I was turning 50 later in the year and was planning a trip to Europe with my sisters to celebrate. What better motivation could there be to get fit and healthy? I had a new supervisor at w... Read more
Day 6-7-8 of Vacation Test...a pleasant surprise!
Thursday, December 29, 2011      0 comments

Still making good progress watching what I'm eating and exercising daily. Today was especially good. There is a walk/bike path that runs thru several cities in my area and I have always wanted to walk along it. There is one area in particular th... Read more
Day 3-4-5 of Vacation Test
Monday, December 26, 2011      3 comments

I feel pretty good about how the last few days have gone. I got up each morning and spent some time exercising and then ate a healthy breakfast. Took some nice long walks on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. And was careful about what I ate...staye... Read more
Day 2 of Vacation Test
Friday, December 23, 2011      1 comments

Today was a good day! I made time for my exercising, ate healthy, and finally finished my Christmas shopping !! All in all, a very productive day:-) However, I know the weekend will be the real challenge to find time for exercising and eating ri... Read more
Day 1 of Vacation Test
Thursday, December 22, 2011      2 comments

Sadly, I had to start my first day attending a funeral for a former student. He was 21 years old and died in a car accident. It was incredibly sad ... Read more
The Real Test Begins Now...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      2 comments

I've mentioned before that I find it difficult to stay on task on the weekends. The normal structure of my weekdays/workdays is not there, so it's easier to stray. Now, however, the real test begins because now I am on Christmas Vacation for the... Read more
Sunday, December 18, 2011      2 comments

For the first time I was actually kind of looking forward to my weekly weigh-in. I know I had messed up on a couple of my meals, but I had really increased my daily exercising times, so I felt that would make some difference. Imagine my disappoi... Read more
Inspirational Christmas Song
Saturday, December 17, 2011      2 comments

I've always loved the old TV cartoon "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", and as I was watching it this year one of the songs took on a whole new meaning for me... "Put one foot in front of the other And soon you'll be walking cross the floor... Read more

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