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I did it!
Friday, June 08, 2018      7 comments

Until TODAY, my previous 'streak' for staying active on Spark was 369 days (I think it was around 2013, but since I broke the streak today Spark has changed the information!) My first streak was a time of good weight maintenance bc Spark helps ... Read more
The Numbers Game
Saturday, May 26, 2018      3 comments

I use numbers to tell me where I am…with my weight, with my strength training, with my lean mass vs fat, with my calories…you get the picture. So, here is where I am now… **For 2018, my stated goal weight is 133 lbs and I’ve maintain... Read more
'Muscle weighs more than fat'....hmmmm
Saturday, May 12, 2018      7 comments

I think the saying 'muscle weighs more than fat' is often something we use to comfort ourselves when our weight loss doesn't seem to be going like we want it to and we may even use it as an excuse sometimes, but it actually IS a true statement. ... Read more
Thursday, May 03, 2018      6 comments

It's already Thursday and I feel like I haven't accomplished much this week, but after thinking it over, I decided that's not really true. In addition to the normal daily chores around the house and daily dealings with the contractor, carpenter... Read more
Monday, April 23, 2018      7 comments

I know Mondays have a bad reputation, but in spite of not sleeping well last night, I had a pretty good day today! * I FINALLY crossed over 100,000 Sparkpoints! Yipee! ... Read more
Quick Update
Thursday, April 19, 2018      8 comments

Today is 320 days of logging into Sparkpeople...my record is 369 days and I plan to beat that and keep right on going! Tracking is KEY for me so that means I need to be on Sparkpeople! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Goal Weight & Perception
Monday, April 09, 2018      19 comments

My 2017 goal weight was 137 lbs...a weight where I knew I'd been comfortable before. I reached that weight in November 2017 and sort of flew on past it! (Didn't see that coming!) I finally settled out between 132 and 134 so I called my ne... Read more
300 Day Streak!
Friday, March 30, 2018      8 comments

Today marks 300 days of logging into sparkpeople for me! emoticon ... Read more
Surviving Busy Days
Friday, March 23, 2018      11 comments

This year has been a blur....we went straight from having overnight guests for about 4 weeks to packing up our entire upstairs (25 years of living & 7 kids!) right into a full remodel of our second floor. Wow! Super busy days! Yesterday at on... Read more
I'm still here and on track!
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      6 comments

The beginning of this year has been like a blur....we've had overnight guests exactly half the days since January 1st...it's been like one big party! Fun, but maybe a little tiring. LOL I've done my best to stay on track during these crazy da... Read more
Back to the drawing board...
Monday, February 05, 2018      6 comments

Last week was hard....I tried a new strength training 'split' and I don't think it's gonna work for me... Monday: walked with my neighbor then did back & biceps...I was very tired afterward ... Read more
Thursday, January 25, 2018      10 comments

I was discharged from physical therapy yesterday and am happy to report that my knee is much improved! The therapist also cleared me to begin run/walk intervals on the treadmill and I'm happy that I can begin to run again! In yesterday's sessi... Read more
My Experiment of One
Thursday, January 18, 2018      23 comments

In my last SparkCoach video, SparkGuy said something that got me thinking. The overall point of the lesson is that we are each a little different in regard to our weight loss journey….we are each 'an experiment of one.' What caused me to take ... Read more
Age Discrimination & What I Learned at Physical Therapy
Friday, January 12, 2018      8 comments

Some of you already know that I participated in my first 5K in December and thought it was a GREAT experience! Let me backtrack 6 weeks BEFORE that event... On a Saturday, I bought new tennis shoes and headed to the 5K location to check it... Read more
If "weight" didn't exist....and reality
Monday, January 01, 2018      8 comments

My Sparkcoach assigment today is to blog about how I'd know I was healthy if "weight" didn't exist..... *My clothes would fit well *I'd be comfortable in my own skin *I wouldn't feel bloated after eating, but would feel energized *I'd... Read more

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