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Blog Envy
Friday, March 08, 2013      5 comments

I have really been blown away at some of the recent blogs folks have been kind enough to post. It's amazing that no matter what your current weight and wellness journey situation is, there is someone here on Spark in the same boat. I know... Read more
Future Me
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      2 comments

Our second team blogging assignment is to write about how we think we'll feel after reaching our goal weight. Well, as a serial dieter, I have reached my goal weight a half dozen times and found that maintaining is the REAL challenge. I'm no... Read more
Letting the Past Stay in the Past
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      4 comments

It's funny how easily you can spot self destructive behavior in others but for some reason, justify your own! Case in point - I'm always telling my 3 daughters NOT to dwell on the mistakes they made yesterday. Learn from them, do better, and c... Read more
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      4 comments

Today was 35 mins of Tabata which burned 532 calories! I have the Amy Dixon Breathless Body DVD which I read about here on Spark. I like it because it's fast bursts of cardio which some how make the time go by much faster. I'm still really so... Read more
Lovely Tuesday
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      5 comments

I did about 45 minutes of ST today and it felt wonderful. I love feeling strong and picking up heavy things makes you feel strong - even if it's just a few times! I have been horrible about tracking my food intake and that's because I'm cons... Read more
Blowing out the Cobwebs
Monday, January 21, 2013      8 comments

Wow. I did the Bob Harper Inside Out Method interval training DVD this morning. I've been worked over - Inside Out! I feel like I'm cranking an old engine and it's sputtering back to life. It isn't pretty but as long as I can move, I can ... Read more
Inches, pounds and exercise
Friday, January 04, 2013      5 comments

I've been running around the past two weeks preparing for my daughter's big move to Louisiana. Lots of time on my feet. I have NOT been exercising in the manner to which I am accustomed. Barely any ST and no heart pounding cardio. My weigh... Read more
Routine - I love you!
Friday, December 28, 2012      5 comments

I've been traveling this past holiday week and I feel it. Lots of movement but no exercise (a few nice walks when the weather allowed). ST was nonexistent. Now that I'm home again , I have my DVDs and living room "gym". I cut my thumb wide ... Read more
Flavor Blocker Salvation
Thursday, December 20, 2012      3 comments

So yesterday I'm all aggravated that I'm sick. Fever, chills, 30 quarts of snot sick. Then it happened. My wonderful neighbor delivered her annual tray of the most unbelievable holiday treats in the universe. Really. This woman single... Read more
Dear Virus
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      6 comments

Dear Virus, I'm not sure where we first met, or even if we have a mutual friend. I definitely noticed your presence when I got back in town Sunday evening. I figured some rest, liquids and a couple of fire-hot work outs would prompt you to... Read more
Stress Busters
Monday, December 17, 2012      5 comments

1. Backwards plan. I mark an event/task on my calendar and plot out when things need to be done before hand. That way I can break stuff down in smaller, manageable chunks and I'm not rushed. I pretty much wake up every day with a plan. 2... Read more
Winter Challenge - Hooray!
Thursday, December 13, 2012      8 comments

Weighed in at 204 today - which means I've gained back 21 of the 25 lbs I worked so long and hard to lose. No use looking backwards, time to focus on what I can do NOW. I did ST yesterday and boy do I feel it this morning! That's a good thin... Read more
5 goals for Lime Challenge
Monday, December 10, 2012      6 comments

Five Goals: 1. Navigate the Spark site smoothly, efficiently and effectively (still not intuitive) 2. Complete at least one total body (strength and cardio) work out DVD 3 times a week. Get sun on my face (outdoor work out) at least twice... Read more
Holiday Parties = Nervous Breakdown
Friday, December 07, 2012      5 comments

Tis the season of finding the right outfits for various holiday parties and open houses. We have one tonight, tomorrow night, the 14th, 15th (family, so it's fine) and the 22nd. Here is the meat and bones of the situation: I literally fee... Read more
Days 30-31
Friday, July 13, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday: push ups 10 - 345/400 plank 1.25 mins - 30.75/40 wall sit 90 seconds Today: push ups 10 - 355/400 plank 1.25 mins - 32/40 wall sit 90 seconds Still to do ... Read more

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