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Ocean Spray Diet Sparkling Cranberry drink
Sunday, October 16, 2011      5 comments

I tried Ocean Spray's Diet Sparkling Cranberry drink today. It had the natural tartness of cranberries, with a little zing from the sparkling water. The sparkle did not l... Read more
Working towards a happier, healthier, 5% lighter me
Saturday, October 15, 2011      1 comments

We are now starting the third week of the 5% challenge. How have I done? We can report up to 120 minutes of exercise a day. In two weeks, I have not reached this yet. However, I am doing more exercise than I was before the challenge. ... Read more
Today's Dreams are Tomorrow's Successes
Friday, October 14, 2011      2 comments

This was posted on my page by Elaine (COOLMAMA11). Had to share it with the rest of my Spark friends. Today's Dreams Are Tomorrow's Successes Don't be afraid of high hopes or plans that seem to be out of reach. Life is m... Read more
Strong Day
Thursday, October 13, 2011      3 comments

Today... 1. In addition to usual walking: Parked farther from the store. Went inside the bank instead of using the drive-through. Walked to the mailbox twice. Extra trips up and down the stairs at home. 2. Calories at the ... Read more
Commitment to get out of my own way
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      1 comments

HEALTHY REFLECTION received from Spark in email this week Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them. - Frank Tyger "Are you your own obstacle? Are you trying to stick to a fitness pla... Read more
To my team, the Beautiful Butterflies
Saturday, October 08, 2011      7 comments

I saw these butterflies around town. I pass this house almost every day on my way to ... Read more
Friday, October 07, 2011      5 comments

Wednesday Breakfast: yogurt Run errands...got a very late start, 11:30 AM, because I was trying to do too many things around the house before leaving. First stop, 5.5 miles, village post office ... Read more
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      3 comments

I had a strange morning. I had an appointment across the state line, on the north side of the city, at 8:45AM. It wasn't in the building where I had been told it was. After multiple phone calls, we found the correct address, almost an hour a... Read more
Dealing with our emotions
Friday, September 30, 2011      10 comments

Today's Healthy Reflections talked about Taking care of what matters most. The article closed with this statement: By eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and dealing with your emotions, you can build and maint... Read more
Self-talk for today
Thursday, September 29, 2011      7 comments

Don't confuse being tired for a lack of motivation. We can't be high energy all the time, but we can still keep doing the right things. We will still get the same successful results, whether our feelings are on board or not, IF we keep living he... Read more
A Caregiver's Prayer
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      14 comments

Dear God, our Heavenly Father, Thank you for the precious responsibility you have entrusted to my care, that I may give back some of the love I have received. When I grow weary, please give me strength, and help me remain patient and kind and ... Read more
Losing weight is hard, and keeping it off is harder
Monday, September 26, 2011      7 comments

Losing weight is hard. Keeping it off is harder. Ask me. I'm a yo-yo. We don't have to reach the Promised Land of maintenance to know how hard it is to keep off every pound we've worked so hard to lose. I found this timely reminder on a... Read more
THE List of reasons to lose weight
Sunday, September 25, 2011      5 comments

5% Challenge - Assignment 3 Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer he... Read more
Taking Thoughts Captive
Monday, September 19, 2011      3 comments

Taking Thoughts Captive I do not have to dwell on or take ownership of every thought that pops into my head. I do not have to listen or act on those thoughts. Why do thoughts of food pop into my head when I am not hungry? The time... Read more
Making Motivation Work for Me
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      5 comments

I am energized this morning. Motivation is running high because I am doing the things that build and strengthen motivation. It's not been perfect, but I'm moving in the right direction. The Challenge helps strengthen my resolve, but the motivat... Read more

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