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My *SPARK* RESTART PLAN 2015

My *SPARK* RESTART PLAN 2015

Part 1 - My word of the year for 2015 is AFFECTION. Using that word based on an affirmation written by Cheryl Richardson in her "Grace" cards. That is: "Love yourself. You are the ultimate act of creation, fashioned by the hands of a Divine Artist." My goal is to use this word as a guide to self-care.

Part 2 of my *SPARK* Restart plan is to participate in the 2015 5% Summer Challenge. In planning my course within the Challenge, I need to ...
My *SPARK* RESTART PLAN 2015

Part 1 - My word of the year for 2015 is AFFECTION. Using that word based on an affirmation written by Cheryl Richardson in her "Grace" cards. That is: "Love yourself. You are the ultimate act of creation, fashioned by the hands of a Divine Artist." My goal is to use this word as a guide to self-care.

Part 2 of my *SPARK* Restart plan is to participate in the 2015 5% Summer Challenge. In planning my course within the Challenge, I need to be realistic in what I can do to make it successful, reviewing what worked & didn't work in 2014.
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*SPARK* RESTART PLAN 2015
NUTRITION:
1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday.
2. Log my food plan for the day in the morning (or evening prior).
3. Be aware of nutrient contents of foods I choose.
4. Be conscious when planning the day's meals & snacks.
5. I know from my successful challenges that eating more frequent, smaller meals works for me.
That's my plan.

EXERCISE:
1. Do a minimum of 20 minutes of strength training each day, preferably morning.
2. Walk at least 20 minutes each day.
That's the plan.

MOTIVATION:
1. The more I eat healthier and exercise, the better I feel...and the more exercise I can do without tiring. That will give me a sense of accomplishment.
2. My Casual Travellers team is counting on me to help move us forward.
3. And, yes, I admit it - feels good to fit into smaller clothes and reap the compliments on the weight loss.

ROADBLOCKS:
1. One major roadblock really - work. I work long hours, i.e. I am in a 12 day work week at the moment. Because of that, when I get home, I eat anything I can grab or find a drive-thru fast food restaurant.
2. Another is stress - stress at work, particularly drama into which I allow myself to be drawn.
3. Financial stress, since I work for a non-profit and it can be difficult to manage on my paycheck.
4.Not enough time with friends that are not connected to work.

PLAN TO OVERCOME ROADBLOCKS:
1. Work schedule - find pockets of time when I get stay home (like this morning) and not work, including checking work emails.
2. Close my office door or just tell people that my space is a drama-free zone .
3. Go back to using my budget worksheet.
4. Contact personal friends and establish dates that are entered into my calendar just like a work obligation.

AM I READY TO WIN?
Yes, I am! My goal for the 8 weeks? To eliminate 12 lbs.

Feel free to kick my butt!! I'll need all the reminders I can get.

"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." - Winston Churchill
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My Goals:
*SPARK RESTART* Plan:
1. Affection for self
2. Eat healthy - 3 smaller meals plus 3 snacks daily.
3. Track nutrition daily.
4. Do 15 minutes of strength training daily.
5. Do 15 minutes of focused walking daily.
6. Track exercise daily
7. Acknowledge blessings through blogging.

My Program:
Affection
DO
quiet
conciously
balance!
connection
mindfulness
truth

(These are my words of the year for 2008-2015.)

�The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."~~ FB page of "Paying It Forward - One Day at a Time

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Books are my transport out of my little world into the universe! Nothing better than curling up with my cat Katie, book & a cup of tea...or glass of water! Love theater and movies, too!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE
6/29/2015 10:12:44 AM

Thanks for the goodie! I have a cat as well.



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JMCADE
6/24/2015 3:01:07 PM

emoticon Welcome back to the Casual Travelers of the 2015 Summer 5% Challenge. I am looking forward to the next 8 weeks and watching our progress. Good Luck this round. Joanne WL



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STORMTMB
6/24/2015 2:15:17 PM

Thanks for stopping by Mauri! I have been thinking about you as I've been working 12 hours days most days since commencement. We were so behind that I worked full days this past Saturday and Sunday still awarding degrees. I had requested Monday and Tuesday off, but had to work Monday. Yesterday was Paul's birthday and until Monday night, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to have it off with him. We went to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom and had a really nice day.



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YOYONOMORE1
5/31/2015 3:10:56 PM

I thought it was time to drop by and say hi, I am thinking you have been very busy with work. Are you out and about on the bus now? I miss your blogs. It's hard to believe this is the last day of May, I really don't know where the month went to. Have you and John been doing any interesting things. I hope you are remembering to take time for you. May June be a good month for us.

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Shirl



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GOCALGAL
5/27/2015 6:24:43 PM

emoticon I hope you had an emoticon day in the Ct spotlight!



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