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Really trying?
Friday, August 21, 2009      9 comments

I just read the most inspirational blog today on SP. It's about how hard are we really trying? www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
INKCOCONUT It's getting me to think about a lot of things. How ... Read more
A lightbulb moment after reading Coach Dean's article today
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      7 comments

Have you read Coach Dean's article which is a rebuttal to the Time magazine article called Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin"? It's great and goes into the science of what really happens when you exercise. http://www.dailyspark.com/blog
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I'm GLAD that I didn't give up during 1st 10 min. of my walk because...
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      9 comments

I just got back from the most amazing walk ever. I've been working all summer on increasing the lengths of my walks....starting with only 1/4 mile. (Ooh--that's pathetic!) Mostly the cardio gets done by bike--where I ride 10-38 miles at a st... Read more
Eating spinach for breakfast--yum!
Friday, August 14, 2009      6 comments

Recently I saw some great recipes for adding greens to your smoothies on the Smoothie and Juice Lovers team site. I didn't want to go too overboard and end up with something that wouldn't taste good. So I did my usual smoothie (1/2 scoop ... Read more
Heart Rate Monitor = more fun cleaning house
Wednesday, August 12, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday I mowed our huge lawn. Usually it's my husband's job but he was busy. I had just finished a 90 minute bike ride and was ecstatic with how many calories I had burned, and was feeling strong. So I said--sure, I'll do it. After it... Read more
Three weeks until works starts again.
Monday, August 10, 2009      5 comments

Summers are so great! Lots of family + friends time. Time to help with the grandkids. Time for "around the house" projects that don't get done during the craziness of the school year. I'm not ready for the whirlwind yet, but it's starting in... Read more
Is your scale stuck?
Monday, August 03, 2009      3 comments

From Prevention Magazine: "MAYBE YOU'RE CUTTING THE WRONG CALORIES! Reducing "liquid calories" from beverages such as soda, fruit punch, and sweetened iced tea is 5 times more effective for weight loss than cutting back on calories from so... Read more
Some Unbelievable Fast Food Calorie Bombs
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      5 comments

I found this while browsing on the internet this morning. I went through a phase (before SparkPeople) where I ate a BK Steakhouse Burger about once a week. I wish I had looked at the calorie count ahead of time. WHOA! New Fast-Food Calor... Read more
Random Thoughts on number of calories a day
Monday, July 27, 2009      4 comments

One thing I've learned in the last few months of SparkPeople is that this journey is a lifestyle change--not a diet. I've made some huge adjustments in my attitudes towards food (far less emotional eating now), attitudes towards exercise (I lov... Read more
Lessons Learned
Monday, July 20, 2009      6 comments

Being on SparkPeople is so great in so many ways. I'm seeing huge changes in my life and the credit goes to this amazing site. Here are a few examples of lessons learned over 3 months of actively being on this site. 1. NutritionTracker-... Read more
Treat yourself as a friend...
Thursday, July 16, 2009      8 comments

Lately I've been reading the motivational articles on SparkPeople, and my favorite category is "Inspiring Stories." This morning I read "11 Lessons I learned after one year on SparkPeople." GREAT ARTICLE and so INSPIRING! Here is Less... Read more
Biking while on muscle relaxants (oops!)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009      3 comments

I had such a great time on vacation--it was fun seeing our daughter and son-in-law in Virginia, walking all around being a tourist (yep, got my walking in), and even managing to eat healthy and in my target range while eating out a lot. But it'... Read more
Dr. Roger Gould's book "Shrink Yourself"
Wednesday, July 08, 2009      3 comments

It's fun being on vacation--more time for reading and reflection. Currently, I'm in the middle of the book "Shrink Yourself" and finding lots of great insights in there. Being on Spark People for about 11-12 weeks now, and tracking food all th... Read more
New HRM and new reality
Wednesday, July 01, 2009      6 comments

The long-awaited new heart rate monitor arrived today (my 1st treat for myself-- for sticking w/ calorie range and exercise goals for 10 weeks.) What an eye-opener! I haven't been working NEARLY hard enough. Uh-oh! After biking 5 miles at m... Read more
SparkPeople is dynamite!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009      2 comments

Being on SparkPeople every day is just dynamite! I'm being "blasted" into a whole new me. Every day there are new idea-- how to exercise, how to stay motivated. Making friends is fun. Sharing ideas and the ups and downs of our journey is won... Read more

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