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EMMIELANE SparkPoints: (0)
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8/14/12 2:07 P

I previously completed 16 weeks of a challenge and am now going to revisit Stage 1 to add new goals in an effort to keep the motivation thriving and to switch things up. This time my new 16-week challenge Stage 1 goals will be: 1) eat 2 servings of fruits/vegetables a day; 2) pack my lunch at least 3 times a week; 3) participate in SP Community discussions more actively (I'm shy, so this really is a challenge for me :)). I will continue to incorporate my original Fast Break Challenges daily. They are 1) take the stairs as much as possible; 2) drink at least 8 cups of water daily; and 3) write in my journal at least 3 times a week.

IMEMINE1 Posts: 5,952
8/14/12 2:06 P

I'm starting day one (again) Did all 3. It's hard for me to keep checking things off. I go on the computer early morning and sometimes that's it. Got to be more consistant. I do my exercise and pretty healthy eating daily. Drink at least 8 cups of water daily, too.

8/14/12 1:53 P

GrannyS, keep on going! Each time you exercise, you will feel better about yourself and make yourself healthier. Take it one day at a time. When you don't feel like doing anything, make yourself work out for ten minutes. You'll be glad you did later and may even go longer than ten minutes.

8/14/12 12:37 P

My Fast Break Goals:
- track every day
- do 10 minutes of exercise
- get up without hitting snooze

50SGRANNY SparkPoints: (17,477)
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8/13/12 7:06 A

I have been on fast break stage 1 forever, it seems because I have developed a pattern of giving up and starting over. Because of this pattern, I have gained far more weight than I've lost, and lost far more motivation than I've gained. My weight is currently at an all time high of 210 pounds! I am depressed and feeling unworthy, and it's time to get over it and kick start my life once and for all!

LATTELEE Posts: 4,697
8/13/12 6:55 A

Love to check with others on this site daily, keeps me in mind of nutrition!

HIKESHAPPY SparkPoints: (27,451)
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8/13/12 6:42 A

Like some of you, I've been around SP for a while. I lost 40 pounds a couple years ago, but then "life" got in the way and I've put most of it back on:-( I've been beating myself up about it, but NO MORE:-) I also joined SPCoach, MERLA59, and hope that will provide me with the extra motivation to start small and stay consistent.

My 3 fast break items are to log my food daily, exercise 10 minutes, and read some motivation. So far, so good! (Day 2)

Woo Hoo to those of you who are doing well. If you're not doing so well, just take it one day at a time - say, starting today:-) Just do those three goals today.

MERLA59 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/13/12 5:59 A

Good Morning! I've been a member of Spark since June, 2011 lost 36 pounds, but have gained some back. I really believe that the spark coack system will help me keep on track. Started yesterday, and am going to work on posting messages. Good luck to everyone!

MARDEG918 Posts: 3,826
8/12/12 9:07 P

Today is day 2= time to set up my fast breaks and find the determination to see them through. One of my breaks will be to get up away from my desk and walk 3X this week. Sometimes I think I am glued to that chair and that is not good. Now I'll set up the other two.

ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,377
8/12/12 8:30 P

Day six for me. Did all my fast break goals, and my other goals as well. Sticking to the program pretty well.

BRON42 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/12/12 4:49 P

Day 3 for me...and the hardest part is trying to get at least 15 minutes of exercise in per day. I work out at the gym 3 times per week, and I've been very good at that. But on the days I don't go to the gym...I can't seem to get the motivation to do that small amount. Plus I just reinjured my knee last night, and now I'm trying to figure out how to get my 15 minutes today without further injuring it.

8/12/12 3:03 P

Rafferm, I hear you! I go back in 2 days but went in this past week to set up my room. You're not alone with the challenge of trying to eat right and get exercise in during a hectic time of year. Keep on doing your best!

MOTIVATED182 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/12/12 2:31 P

I have hit a rut! I am down 50 lbs since May 2011. I know it is great but I have at least 80 more to go before reaching my goal weight. I am going to give the spark people diet a try. How are the results? I know that slow and steady will be the goal for me. I am not looking into losing it fast, I know that I will have a better chance of keeping it off them.

60NLOVINIT2 SparkPoints: (36,191)
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8/12/12 10:44 A

my doctor had taken me off all ''white'' so for now no bread.. rice... potato or my favorite pasta.. one of my groups suggested the atkins plan.. i just finished the phase one of it.. i also have to watch my sodium ans sugar.. and so far so good... we all need to be watching something to make this work for us... some of us just have to watch/monitor more than others..

the best of luck to all of us...

WSHAYES1 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/12/12 10:37 A

I'm also getting back to the basics and really trying to watch sodium intake. Hoping I will stay motivated to get and stay on track this time around.

60NLOVINIT2 SparkPoints: (36,191)
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8/12/12 10:25 A

my personal goal is to lose the weight and to get off some of my meds...i am almost 62 and tired of being fat and out of breath.. and physical limitations i also have had tummy issues recently and my doctor has restricted my carb intake... so getting real serious on here... i belong to a couple of real nice groups... lot of support... one of them is very active and lot of fun..

find your one thing that you want... set small goals to accomplish it..

i am also hoping that my success will influence my boyfriend to start watching his diet.. he has alot to lose..

good luck.... betsy


8/12/12 10:09 A

Hi! I've never been able to stick to a diet/exercise/etc. plan, but I'm here on day 5 of spark diet (which I suppose is really day 2 since I haven't logged in). Anyone have tips on staying motivated and becoming more consistent with work outs and eating healthy?

60NLOVINIT2 SparkPoints: (36,191)
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8/12/12 9:33 A

hi everyone... been doing sparks for while but not doing their program... so giving it a try.... so stating stage one.. and got my spark book out again... hopefully we can all hekp each other...


MISTYPAWS Posts: 927
8/11/12 11:36 P

Today is day 3, I think. And so far I've done all my three goals. And I'm pleased about that.

NATTYANN89 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/11/12 11:21 P

Just started two days ago, I think I'm having a bit of a slow start but am trying to meet my goals - tracking calories and drinking LOTS of water!

ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,377
8/11/12 8:53 P

Day four, and have done all three of my fast break goals. Yeah.

RAFFERM Posts: 490
8/11/12 8:53 P

It is really hard to stay on track these days. School is starting, there is much to do to prepare my classroom and deal with all of the headaches.

CRYSTALGL77 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/11/12 8:36 P

I am trying to do this again!! I never really completely gave up but I think if I go back to the basics maybe I will get motivated enough to go back to doing what I need to do anyway!!

Crystal emoticon

HEATHERL0219 SparkPoints: (6,999)
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8/11/12 12:30 A

Today, the 11th, is day one for me, I've tried losing weigh on my own, never worked, so I'm re-starting but this time following the Spark plan to a T. My fast break goals are to walk the dog every day, track my calories each day and to not hit the snooze button. All are going to be a challenge, but that's the point! :)

The snooze button's going to be a REALLY hard

I wish everyone the best of luck! :)

ONEATATIME3 SparkPoints: (14,116)
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8/10/12 11:03 P

I did all my fast break goals & trying to be consistent. I had my fruits & veggies & exercise too.

Edited by: ONEATATIME3 at: 8/10/2012 (23:05)
ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,377
8/10/12 7:29 P

Day five of fast break goals. Did 3 of 3. Have done two of them every day so far since Sunday.

ACBEACH Posts: 44
8/10/12 12:28 A

I forgot if I started breakfast goals nor do I remember what they are. Must be having a senior moment. emoticon

Edited by: ACBEACH at: 8/10/2012 (00:30)
JENWREN97 SparkPoints: (58)
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8/9/12 11:58 P

I'm having a hard time getting started :-(

JUST_BREATHE08 SparkPoints: (372,555)
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8/9/12 11:24 P

Today I worked on my journaling.

TRUDYKIRBY SparkPoints: (0)
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8/9/12 4:21 P

I'm in stage one also. I started last week and did really well. But not so good this week. I'm having a really hard time staying motivated. I feel like I've list and gained the same 5 pounds a million times and I can't stay on track.

SEMG498 Posts: 97
8/9/12 7:44 A

I'm in stage one. I have 2 out of 3 done.

8/8/12 7:37 P

My Fast Break goal is to eat a vegetable or fruit once per day. Had blueberries at lunch! emoticon

CHICA125KML SparkPoints: (0)
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8/8/12 7:23 P

Still working on my journal...think that's the hardest for me!

ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,377
8/8/12 6:24 P

Day three of fast breat goals, and have done 1 of three. I had a healthy breakfast. Today is my rest day though so no exercise. May still write in my journal.

Tomorrow's goals: exercise 10 minutes
eat a healthy breakfast
write in journal.

What are your fast break goals.

ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,377
8/8/12 12:11 P

Who else is in the stage one of the Spark people diet, and how are you doing on your fast break goals?

So far today I've only done one of mine Had a healthy breakfast
Yestarday I did all three. How is everyone else doing?

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