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Today the 5% Spring challenge started.
Saturday, May 11, 2013      8 comments

We are off to a better healthy place for the next 8 weeks. Here are my goals for the challenge. 1. Have 2 fish and one veggie dinner every week. 2. Drink 8 glasses of water every day. 3. Walk over 10, 000 steps every day, At least 3 day... Read more
SparkPeople is great and 5% challenges are the best part!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      11 comments

I just completed my seventh 5% challenge and I can hardly wait for the next one that is starting in a few weeks. I love the added accountability. .We fly virtually to 8 different exotic places . We have to weigh in for all of the world ... Read more
What is my peaceful "perfect" weight goal and WHY??
Monday, April 01, 2013      6 comments

I have always been an analytical person and when I started down this road I set my sites on a weight that would put me smack in the middle of my healthy BMI range. Then my dearest SparkFriend Jonnie (JAZZEJR) suggested I go for a weight that wil... Read more
What helps the most
Sunday, March 24, 2013      10 comments

I was asked to think about what helps me most in trying to stay healthy and I have to say that goal setting has always been my best way to make lifestyle changes. One of the things that attracted me to SparkPeople is their emphasis on goals and ... Read more
Spark Folk are the most awesome on my 1 year Anniversary!
Saturday, March 23, 2013      14 comments

Yesterday I became a person who has weighed on or below my goal weight of 128 for one full year. I can't be more proud of me nor can my DH but I am truly way more proud of my SparkFriends who are the most awesome folks I know. I just can not bel... Read more
Healthy thing I love to snack on
Thursday, March 14, 2013      12 comments

I have recently fallen in love with Trader Joe's Simply Almonds, Cashews and cranberries. I seem to have a quarter cup every day. Here is the nutritional breakdown: Calories 150 Kcal Total Fat 9 g Saturated Fat 1 g Trans Fat 0 g Choles... Read more
Saturday morning hikes
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      5 comments

About 5 years ago, I got involved with a group who does hiking along the Guadalupe River in San Jose. Each Spring and Fall they have about 6 hikes to various parts of trail. I look forward to the group every year. We started up again on 3/9. It... Read more
Last day of blogging LTGL challenge
Friday, March 08, 2013      5 comments

Today is our day to add anything else we'd like to share with our Team. I have to says that this blogging adventure has been quite a challenge. It takes me about an hour every day to write this blog and visit and comment on my teammates spark bl... Read more
Today's blogging assignment
Thursday, March 07, 2013      10 comments

Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! What I love about this 5% challenge is the amazing willingness to offer support whenever it's needed. In any set of blog comments there is a real willingness to support and help. It is suc... Read more
Today's assignment: How can I improve?
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      14 comments

How can I improve? Let me count the ways! More strength building exercise Eat more freggies A second yoga class More water More iron More fiber Less fat In my mind if you can't find something to improve on, you're just not ... Read more
Today's answer to how I'm doing!
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      10 comments

So far so good. Smaller coffee pot bought and installed in the kitchen. My old 10 cup coffee pot is on a shelf in the utility room where I can get to it when we have guests. Down to two cups is working great. I haven't lost any energy but... Read more
Step three of my coffee addiction challenge
Monday, March 04, 2013      10 comments

What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? Well yesterday's blog comments included a number of folks who think that since coffee is the #1 means for US citizens to get anti-oxidants this isn't the best choice to improve my... Read more
Dang I'm good
Sunday, March 03, 2013      9 comments

I just got back from my local high school track. I read about the one mile test on today's start page www.sparkpeople.com/reso
id=1496 and I haven't really checked my speed since last year when I w... Read more
Coffee plan
Sunday, March 03, 2013      14 comments

Yesterday I sat down with my usual mug of coffee to think about how to cut down on coffee. I quit smoking cold turkey so maybe that will work with this problem too. I have my own coffee maker at work because I don't like the coffee at our offic... Read more
My new Healthy habit- no more coffee addiction
Saturday, March 02, 2013      11 comments

My new 5% Winter challenge goal is to kill off my coffee addiction. I am typically a four cup a day coffee addict. I am going to cut down to one cup. This addiction not only makes me jittery, it comes with an addiction to half & half and equal. ... Read more

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