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Again Spark Friends what are your answers?
Thursday, October 22, 2020      32 comments

Is it feeling like fall in your area? Yes. We still have sunny days where we sit outside in the afternoon, but the highs are in the 50's F. It's dark in the morning and early sunsets. Are you doing anything different this month? I seem to ... Read more
So my Spark Friends what are your answers?
Saturday, October 03, 2020      26 comments

I was chatting with other Sparkers and thought I would copy my reply here. Is it feeling like fall in your area? We've had wonderful sunny days, still feels like summer. Are you doing anything different this month? Just got... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Wow I am Changing with the Seasons!
Monday, September 21, 2020      44 comments

I am at my lowest weight in 35 years! August 2019 I finally weighed less than my husband. Picture this he is 6'2" and I am 5'5". Today I am 49 pounds lighter than my driver's licence (216 pounds then)! Each season there is a new 5% Challeng... Read more
Morning Routine = Key to Success
Sunday, September 13, 2020      26 comments

This week I will focus on changing my morning routine to get me to my next weight loss goal. Morning Routine = Key to Success. One of the biggest differences between successful and unsuccessful people is a great morning routine. Tomorrow I will ... Read more
Lose Weight for $
Thursday, September 10, 2020      19 comments

Next week at our TOPS meeting, each person who has lost weight in the last week will get a $25 prize. Nice! Sounds easy, but fun too. I am results oriented so it is an incentive for me. Starting today I am working on getting the $25. In be... Read more
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Thursday, September 10, 2020      49 comments

Yesterday my TOPS group met outdoors for a socially distanced visit and planning session. Our meeting room is no longer available due to Covid. Our group leader, treasurer and weight loss recorder have all resigned. We discussed the future of th... Read more
2020 Fall 5% Challenge Invitation!
Sunday, September 06, 2020      17 comments

I love long weekends! We are new to the 'new' social scene, so we are just getting started. Yesterday we had 2 couples over for a small group visit. Among our friends it a choice to limit a group to 6, be socially distanced outdoors, and limit t... Read more
Gearing Up for Change
Friday, September 04, 2020      28 comments

Our daughter (teacher) will be back to work and her kids back in school. She wants to keep a distance from us to protect us, as hubby and I both have high risk factors, example I have asthma, etc. I am undecided how I feel about that. Our two da... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Strategy to Hit Target - Lose 2.4 Pounds & Plan for Success
Friday, August 21, 2020      37 comments

Focus on weight loss! 8 days to lose 2.4 pounds to get my 5% weight loss for the Summer Challenge! I can do it. That's 8 days of Slimfast, better sleeps, consistent exercise, relaxation, dog beaches, and nutrition tracking. My weight has b... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Best Birthday Present Ever!!!
Friday, July 17, 2020      137 comments

This morning I weighed in at 169.8! WooHoo! I am officially in the 160's a weight I haven't seen since 1984!!!! How do you celebrate something like this? Well today is my birthday and in keeping with medical guidelines - smaller groups, bi... Read more
I'll Be Your Hero
Friday, July 10, 2020      31 comments

Niki's lovely tribute to the medical professionals caring for the sick during this crisis. This will bring a tear to your eye. Please share. www.youtube.com/watch?li
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts So Close... Very Close
Thursday, July 02, 2020      51 comments

So exciting! 2.9 pounds away from the 160's! It's true moderation, measuring my food, portion control, nutrition tracking and weight loss go together! All diets come down to the same thing a calorie deficit. When I wanted to hit the 170's I went... Read more
Success with Exercise, Diet, Triggers
Sunday, June 28, 2020      34 comments

How can I lose weight and keep it off? 8 week 5% Challenge! I am doing a review of my plan. 2 - Exercise Plan In preparation for the Summer 5% Challenge I started a daily exercise program in May. Each day at 11 AM I do a videochat & Y... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lost 68 Pounds! I Love SparkPeople!
Tuesday, June 16, 2020      44 comments

In 2008 I was a glum overworked, out of shape office worker. When I was tired or stressed I would run to the vending machines for a junk food fix. I knew without change, I would continue to gain weight and the rest of my life would be a steady d... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Joie de Vie (joy of life)
Monday, June 15, 2020      31 comments

2020 is my year of doing more of what makes me happy. I set the goal in December as I was preparing to welcome my family home for Christmas. I was excited about my 2020 trip to South America and a cruise. I was learning Spanish and buying luggag... Read more

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