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Starting Strength Training Again
Monday, September 17, 2018      7 comments

I've been going to a Personal Trainer who was nice, but didn't really stretch me for awhile now. Our contract was up and I didn't renew it. That means my strength training is back on me. Today is my first day of putting myself through the pac... Read more
Back to Tracking
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      11 comments

After a time of merely logging into SparkPeople, I've started tracking again. I've kept in my weight range, but tracking helps me remember to exercise and eat healthy meals. I like to plan one day (at least) ahead on the Nutrition Tracker so I... Read more
All or Nothing
Wednesday, April 11, 2018      8 comments

My SparkCoach today talked about giving up and doing nothing if we can't do it all. I'm in a quiet time with fewer activities these days, and it feels like I'm doing nothing. I talked with a friend about it, and I was saying, "I had a Personal... Read more
Day 1 of My New Plan
Tuesday, April 03, 2018      5 comments

Well, it's lunchtime on Day 1 of my new plan I outlined in the previous blog. I shopped my list at a new Grocery Outlet in a town I visited on Sunday and spent $35. I went to the Food Bank yesterday at my daughter's request, and got a few more... Read more
Correction
Monday, April 02, 2018      6 comments

I'm sorry! I didn't make myself clear in the last blog. I'm not leaving Spark. I'll likely be on here every day. I'm adding another goal and method to my Maintenance. I get paid twice a month. I've decided to make menus BEFORE I go g... Read more
Joining a New Team--A Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy & Joyful Life
Thursday, March 29, 2018      8 comments

Hello to all of you! I joined this team a few months ago and have been "deciding" to be part of it ever since. So, today when I'm going to Ft. Lewis to have a complete Fitness Test, I "decided" it was time to come out of that phase and introdu... Read more
Continued....
Saturday, March 10, 2018      9 comments

So, here is the continuation from yesterday. It will be short as I have a wonderfully busy day planned. My Personal Trainer texted me he has found a sewing machine for my daughter who wants one for under $20. He's doing a yard sale now (start... Read more
Bi Polar
Friday, March 09, 2018      5 comments

Here's the "tell-all" blog I need to write today. Yesterday, I saw my PCM (new main doctor) for the beginning of the Annual Wellness Checkup. Actually, it wasn't a bad experience. The new doctor is female, was friendly, and she accentua... Read more
Back to Blogging
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      9 comments

I realized a few days ago that it's been MORE THAN a MONTH since I blogged. It isn't because nothing is happening. I've gotten so caught up in my life that I haven't "let out the steam" to tell you dear friends about it. I'm continuing to... Read more
Balance
Monday, January 29, 2018      7 comments

The whole issue of FALL PREVENTION has taken over my life! I took the training in December and am now a Tai Ji Quan; Moving for Better Balance Instructor. I've been teaching three classes a week. Then I got invited to the training to be a Coach ... Read more
GOALS VS PLEASURES
Sunday, January 28, 2018      9 comments

For about a year I've had two "goals" in Spark that weren't related to nutrition or exercise..s..still I thought of them as Fitness Goals. They are PLAYING THE PIANO AND DRAWING. Somehow, I rarely checked those boxes because I rarely did those... Read more
The Benefit of Maintenance for Me
Thursday, January 25, 2018      9 comments

I belong to a SparkTeam called Maintenance & Transitioning to Maintenance. I joined that Team when I was in sight of my original weight goal of 130. Now, four years later, I have "maintained my new goal of 115 for six months and have more ener... Read more
A Sunny Day in Western Washington
Sunday, December 10, 2017      9 comments

This is why I love to live here. Yes, we do have weeks where it pours down rain for days at a time, and we do have some snow in the wintertime. We have these BEAUTIFUL days interspirst between, shining and bring, unexpected blessings. My weddi... Read more
Tai Ji Quan Instructor
Friday, December 08, 2017      7 comments

The past two days I've been in a class to become a Tai Ji Quan Move for Better Balance Instructor. This is a program developed by Dr Li, a scientist in Eugene, Oregon, to prevent falls in older adults and those with balance problems. I'v... Read more
Team to Come
Tuesday, November 28, 2017      11 comments

I got notice from Coach Jen today that I will be the Team, Leader for the new Sparkers December 10-16. This excites me. Hoping that they get a good start on their weightloss efforts. Tomorrow my new Personal Trainer Shawn and I are trave... Read more

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