Your Day

What was the best part of your day today? It's going to sound so completely shallow, but the best part of today was dinner. My mother-in-law and father-in-law brought over a bunch of stuff from their gardens, so we have a bunch of fresh veggies and fruits available. I...

Talents

What's one thing you're really good at? I like to think that I'm good at quite a few things. One of my best skills is knitting. I've been knitting for about 15-some years. I taught myself to knit when I was in my teens and I have been developing my skills since. At...

Accomplishments

Write about one thing you'd like to accomplish in the next week. There are so many things that I would love to get done this week that I can't write about just one! I know SparkPeople encourages a holistic approach to weight loss, so I'll try to think of all aspects...

Changes

Every minute is another chance to turn things around. What will you do to change your life for the better starting today?  There are several areas where my life could use some improvement. I think that's the case with every one of us. Like they say... nobody is...

Inspired

Find a quote that speaks to you, then spread the word. I sort of do this (almost) every Monday with my Motivate Me Monday series, but I never turn down the opportunity to share things that inspire me. That's why I started blogging in the first place! I like this quote...

Excuses

Blog today about the most common excuses that get in the way of your workouts--and plan to counter each excuse to stay on track! Over the years I have come up with many excuses to not work out. It's funny that I do that, because I actually enjoy being physically...

My First 5K!

My friend Gretchen asked me to join her team for a local Walk for Suicide Awareness in our hometown. A few of our team members couldn't make it, so we ended up with Gretchen, her husband, my mom, Xander, and me... team Step Into Love. This year was the fourth-annual...

Love Your Body

Name at least one thing that you love about your body. One of my favorite features are my eyes. I know that's what everyone says and a bit of a cop-out, but I love having blue eyes. They change color with my mood... pale when I'm happy and dark when I'm angry or sad....

Friends

Do you think your friends are a positive or negative influence on your healthy lifestyle? What are some ways you and your friends can make healthier choices when you're together? Overall I think that my friends have a positive impact on my healthy lifestyle. We all...

Exercise Skills

When it comes to exercise, I am really good at _________, but I could use some improvement with _________. Exercise is not necessarily one of my favorite daily tasks, but there are some exercise skills I think I do well at. I am very good with things that require...

Clothes Shopping

Going clothes shopping makes me feel____. Like crap. I feel so defeated by my weight when I am trying to find my size. I get even more discouraged when I do find something that fits and it just makes me look like a tent or a blob. I used to love clothes shopping......

Affecting Others

Is anyone else in your life benefitting from your healthy lifestyle changes? As indicated in my first Rediscovering My Spark post, I've decided to share some of my journal prompts here. I encourage you to blog about these topics too. They are simple prompts that keep...

Rediscovering My Spark

Anyone following me for even a short time likely knows at least a little about my struggle with weight. After 10 years of fighting the effects of prednisone, I struggle to maintain motivation and keep fighting the fight against fat. I'm always creating "challenges"...

Weight Watchers 360 Week One Results

I received the following free or discounted in the hopes that I would share my honest opinion. This post is a bit late in coming together. It had been my intention to do updates every Wednesday when I weigh in. It had turned out to be a bit of a stressful week... the...

Taking a 360 with Weight Watchers

I received the following free or discounted in the hopes that I would share my honest opinion. I know many people in my life that have had great success with a very popular weight loss program known as Weight Watchers. I have tried their online program in the past and...

New Year, New Beginnings

I suppose this will be the usual resolutions for the new year post. This year I will carry on my annual new year resolution to get fit and healthy. This year it will involve getting serious about tracking calories and a steady workout schedule. I also resolve to stop...

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