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It's okay to not give it our all
Thursday, July 02, 2020      7 comments

I belong to the 2020 Summer 5% Challenge. Here's what is written in our challenge theme (in part): Our Living the Good Life (LTGL) theme – We will continue with our Self-care. It is any activity that you do deliberately in order to take... Read more
But how? How can I do it?
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      9 comments

I went out this morning to run an errand, quite a bit of walking was involved. But!! I went to pay for the stuff at one place, sigh, I had forgotten my wallet!! So home I went to get it, but didn't want to go alllll the way back. Instead I ch... Read more
Its REALLY making such a difference!!
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      9 comments

Those of you who read my blogs know that for the next 5 weeks I've set up 2 goals that are doable, yet a challenge. They are: Daily do 8,000 steps Daily eat 2 freggies (FRuit/vEGGIES) which is NOT AT ALL easy for me. Does having the... Read more
How did I do on my new Goals-- Day 2 (short)
Monday, June 29, 2020      7 comments

DAY 2 of my New Goals. I've set these because without goals I am unfocused on things I want to be focused on. I have 2 goals that I'm working on: Walk at least 8,000 Steps ... Read more
Trying a new way of success -- Goals
Sunday, June 28, 2020      13 comments

I want to credit/Thank _Warrior4life_ for doing hers, and thus it encouraged me also. SPARK people is called SPARKS because we learn from each other, and hence ONE SPARK creates MANY ... Read more
Why Am I taking care of myself?
Wednesday, June 24, 2020      10 comments

I'm on the 2020 Summer 5% Challenge. There's a forum titled "Motivational" which is there for all of the 5% Challenges. I find these REALLY help me... Read more
Sometimes we just have to adjust,, wait
Monday, June 22, 2020      15 comments

Some of you know I've been in pain since the 4th of June. You know I've seen a Dr at my Dr's office (large office) and a PA (Physician Assistance) plus quick care, with no solid answers. Today I had a video conference with a NP (Nurse Pr... Read more
Hoping for a real answer soon: Been in pain for 2 weeks
Saturday, June 20, 2020      10 comments

I'm sure I am not the only who's noticing quite a difference in the medical community when you want/need to be seen. The Dr's office I use, is associated with the largest hospital in Maine. Its an "off campus" office of theirs. Well the hospi... Read more
From 288 to 172? WOOHOO But HOW?? You CAN TOO!
Friday, June 19, 2020      27 comments

If you are new to SPARKS (or near new) when I was new thankfully I read a blog similar to what I am writing now,,, save a set of clothing you wear/... Read more
My Next 10-12 weeks: Exercise and Food Commitment
Thursday, June 11, 2020      10 comments

Well,, I WAS going to do only the exercise commitment, but I KNOW I NEED to also do a FOOD commitment!! During this COVID time and the other happenings going on, I HAVE SLACKED OFF from eating well. I'm a member of the 2020 Summer 5% Cha... Read more
Ever BLOW it on an interview on purpose?
Monday, June 08, 2020      15 comments

I went to one interview (I had one right b4 this one) and I KNEW I was going to be hired by the bank (this one was for the city) So I decided I'd have a little bit of FUN at it!! I asked the following: How much does it pay? How many breaks do I ... Read more
Fear CAN be turned around
Sunday, June 07, 2020      8 comments

I was writing a post on a new member to the 2020 Summer 5% Challenge page (HI to Helentortioise!!). It got me thinking (I know, I know LOLOL ) Last night I was taking care of my GGS who's almost 3. I live on the 3rd floor on the harbor wi... Read more
I lacked motivation: Started out to do a 20 min walk, turned into 90! (Pictures)
Sunday, May 31, 2020      14 comments

It was after 1 PM today and I STILL hadn't moved much at ALL!! I KNEW I needed to so a told a few members thru email who are also on the Awesome A team "I Need to get moving" and that spurred me to at least get dressed, and walk out of my door.... Read more
It PAYS to PLAY!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2020      10 comments

I emoticon being on the ... Read more
Meal planning?? Not an easy thing for me to do, BUT!!
Saturday, May 23, 2020      9 comments

I'm a member of the 2020 Spring 5% Challenge on the emoticon A team. I am also their CL (Challenge Leader and I a... Read more

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