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Update: March 28, 2015

Here we go again! Another 5% challenge is beginning next week. I bought the Spark Activity Tracker. It was easy to setup and link to my SP account. All I have to do is get close to my computer with it and it will download all my steps for the day. Any activity that moves my foot will be recorded. Other exercise, like strength training, I will track on the fitness tracker. I have not stayed motivated with this tool, but it is nice to see how many steps I ...
Update: March 28, 2015

Here we go again! Another 5% challenge is beginning next week. I bought the Spark Activity Tracker. It was easy to setup and link to my SP account. All I have to do is get close to my computer with it and it will download all my steps for the day. Any activity that moves my foot will be recorded. Other exercise, like strength training, I will track on the fitness tracker. I have not stayed motivated with this tool, but it is nice to see how many steps I took when I do extra activities.

My fitness plan includes walking the 1.08 mile from home to one of my 3 jobs twice a week and back. I will try to get out and do additional walking during the day to get away from my desk and recharge a little, especially during the afternoon slump.

My nutrition plan is to eat mostly yogurt-alternative and soft foods, like eggs, mashed potatoes, and well cooked veggies. I am doing a lot of frozen foods for convenience, as well, because I just do not have time to cook. My snacks are almost non-existent due to a new top denture. I am not able to eat the crunchy whole-grain crackers I love, yet. I will allow myself a small dessert a few times a week to keep from going on a binge. I will attempt to drink more water and my other drinks will have Splenda in them rather than sugar.

I wish all my fellow Sparkers good luck on their journeys to better health.
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Member Since: 12/30/2008

SparkPoints: 59,351

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My Goals:
Participate in the current 5% challenge every week

Eat healthy and exercise most days of the week

Maintain a positive outlook, even on bad days

Get my work done on time.



My Program:
Walk to and from work twice a week and take 10-20 minute walk breaks each day.

Practice positive self-talk & meditate once a day.

Eat healthier convenience foods, like Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice.

Eat out less often.


Personal Information:
I grew up in Kingman, Arizona and moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico with my second husband, Galen. I have three boys from my first marriage, all grown. I am currently working 3 jobs as a bookkeeper and plan to get my CPA, having graduated with a bachelor in Accountancy.

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ROXYZMOM
8/9/2015 3:55:25 PM

I hope your weekend is going well!



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LIVIN4LISH
8/1/2015 8:07:59 AM

I hope all is going well. Have a wonderful weekend!
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SHARON10002
7/23/2015 11:42:36 PM

Thank you for deciding to come and visit my page today, and to read my "The Positive Side of Discouragement" blog! I have reached a plateau on my weight loss again, and I have been trying to understand and get past it.

I sometimes have difficulty facing Monday mornings because I know it's the start of a whole week ahead, but the last few weeks have seen no perceived progress, and I was beginning to become quite discouraged. As the week wore on, I thought others might be having the same difficulty, too - and so as I mulled things over in my head, this blog evolved.

Thanks for all your positive feedback on this blog! Words can't begin to express my happiness that this touched you just at a time when it was needed. I do hope that whenever you are feeling discouraged, you'll remember to stop and search for the "positive side of your disappointment".

I do hope you will found it helpful and worthwhile, and that it helped to put some things into perspective for you too, and gave you a new perspective - along with a positive spin on your day to help you finish your week with renewed spirit!



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7/23/2015 7:44:50 PM

Glad you are home! And I hope that the results of the tests are better than you expect and any issues are minor and easily overcome! emoticon



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7/6/2015 8:41:48 AM

Congratulations on your excellent week one! I hope you have a great week emoticon emoticon



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