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Envisioning the Future
Saturday, November 28, 2015      3 comments

I just watched a powerful Spark Coach video. It consisted of visualizing yourself 10 years from now-- how you look, how you feel, who you live with, who you spend your time with, how you move your body, how your health is, how you spend your ti... Read more
Strategies When I Get Off Track in My Program
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      1 comments

Life is always throwing us curves that can derail us from our fitness program. It helps to think ahead and have some strategies when this happens. AUG. is a perfect example for me, as it is jam packed with parties, picnics, and vacation. Easy... Read more
Why I Want to Fine Tune My Body
Sunday, December 28, 2014      5 comments

I want to lose 10 pounds. 1. I want to get back to my Maintenance Weight that I worked so hard to achieve. 2. To remedy the my current look of being short waisted with a bulging tummy when I wear a sports bra. 3. Increase ... Read more
Getting Ready for Fall 2014 5% Challenge
Sunday, August 31, 2014      2 comments

I am gearing up for the 5% Challenge. I did manage to reach my goal weight in 2012 and gradually got too relaxed with my maintenance program, even though I continued to track my food and fitness activities daily. I have a full arsenal o... Read more
One Year Maintenance Anniversary and Feeling Fine
Friday, August 02, 2013      9 comments

I am in a celebratory mood this week, as it has been a year since I entered Maintenance. I am ecstatic that my weight has varied no more than 5 lbs. during the entire year! I learned how to maintain a healthy eating plan without dieting and k... Read more
Thankful for the Freedom to Choose Healthy Foods
Thursday, July 04, 2013      4 comments

Today is July 4th, a day Americans spend celebrating our precious freedoms. We are very fortunate to live in the greatest country on earth. However, in recent years many of us have been abusing our freedom of choice and consistently picki... Read more
One Year Sparkversary: Wow!
Saturday, January 19, 2013      13 comments

Today I am celebrating a huge milestone, my one year Sparkversary. A year ago was immediately following the annual Thanksgiving to Christmas free-for-all that always resulted in a weight gain of at least 5 lbs. Then the usual January resolu... Read more
Biggest Loser Challenge 20 Is Now History!
Sunday, December 09, 2012      5 comments

I completed Week 12 of Biggest Loser Challenge: Round 20 this week. It has been an amazing journey! There were lots of tasks to complete each week as part of the challenges against the other teams, but I must say that these kept me focused and... Read more
My Plan to Stop Holiday Weight Gain
Friday, November 23, 2012      6 comments

This year is unlike any other year for me. I have two great things going for me that will be invaluable aids to insure that I don't gain a bunch of weight over the holidays like I have in the past. First, is that I am retired and my str... Read more
BLC: Avoiding a Mid-Challenge Slump
Friday, October 19, 2012      8 comments

Avoiding the Mid-Challenge Slump OK, I have reviewed the blog I wrote 6 weeks ago detailing my plan to accomplish my goals for BLC 20. At that time I spent a considerable amount of time thinking about what I needed to do to be successful i... Read more
Reaching a Marvelous Plateau!
Friday, October 05, 2012      5 comments

Losing weight and getting in shape has been a long yet satisfying journey. I spent many years trying a variety of diets and joined Weight Watchers several times. I always lost weight, but when getting close to my goal weight, I would get de... Read more
Modern Processed Foods: What a Nutritional Nightmare!
Saturday, September 29, 2012      10 comments

After reading 2 articles about processed food and food additives from the Puristat Digestive Wellness Center, I must say I was shocked to read how much manipulation of food is going on in the food industry. The two most shocking things to me: (... Read more
12 Weeks to Victory!
Friday, September 14, 2012      12 comments

In some ways, I can credit my husband for helping to supply the incentive for me to give it my all for BLC 20. Earlier in the year he came to the realization that he needed to try a gluten free diet. As a result, I have had to learn t... Read more
BLC 20 Before Picture (Sept. 2012)
Sunday, September 09, 2012      13 comments

I am at my goal weight and starting BLC 20 this week. I Love being able to fit into this dress again! ... Read more

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