Thursday, January 07, 2010
For my challenge with Spark Power we had to track our food for a few days on the nutrition tracker and make notes about what we saw.
I have trouble getting in my carbs, mostly due to my program I am following, doing a 3 week detox and that means only one serving starches daily, I have gone over my intake every day , but still not what Sparks tracker wants me to have.
I have been eating alot of raw veggies and fruits, so my fibre is good, my protein is good.
A bit low on my calcium even though I have yogurt every day.
But the one thing I still struggle with is my sodium, only because I have had some canned tuna and salmon this week.
It has been interesting looking at the breakdown of everything that I've been eating.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
YOUR DAILY SURVIVAL KIT FOR THE NEW YEAR
Today, I am giving you a
D A I L Y S U R V I V A L K I T
to help you each day............
Toothpick ... to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself.
Rubber band ... to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it can be worked out.
Band-Aid ... to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's.
Eraser ... to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That's okay, we learn by our errors.
Candy Kiss ... to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday.
Mint ... to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & Me.
Bubble Gum ... to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.
Pencil ... to remind you to list your blessings every day.
Tea Bag ... to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of God's blessings.
This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day
Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing, laughter, music, and warm feelings in your heart in the 2010 year.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
~A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.~ - Stephen Dolley Jr.
I posted this quote on my Spark Page today and got thinking about what it is saying.
Speaking with a Spark Pal last night we discussed a mutual Spark Pal who had done so well reaching her goal and the one thing that we both agreed on was the steady weight loss, the never giving up or giving in on her healthy journey.
Ironically I read her Blog today (Kitt52) and she said ~~I guess the feeling for food will never go away so I need to deal with it... ~~
So back to this quote ~A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.~
How many excuses do we make to justify why we eat unhealthy, why we can't workout, why we don't drink our water, why we put everyone else in top priority, why we let an upset in our day throw us off our program?????
It's time to look at those who are successful in their weight loss journey at what they did. Yes they worked darn hard for where they are, but they kept their eye on their goal, they persevered, they stopped making the excuses.
it's time for me to stop making the excuses, how about you?
Friday, January 01, 2010
For a challenge on one of my teams we have to do a relection on 2009 and our goals for 2010. I was reading through my Sparks team boards and came across this post on a link to something from Jillian on Biggest Loser and wanted to share this.
~~~It happens — you over-indulged over the holidays, missed a few workouts and now you feel like you've fallen off the weight-loss wagon. It's tempting to mentally slap yourself around, right? (Or head for the fridge.) Before you start, I want to remind you of something: Being hard on yourself is so 2009 — that's the Old You.
The New You knows how to deal with setbacks and get back on the wagon. And after all, there are no mistakes, just learning experiences. Weight loss is a process — it takes time. You will encounter small failures — everyone does — but every pound you gain can be lost.
And if you miss a workout, it's not the end of the world! Get to the gym the next day and continue to focus on your short-term goals. Just because you made bad choices today doesn't mean you can't start over tomorrow. New day? New beginning. And don't you forget it! ~~~
So 2009 is the old me and 2010 will be the new me.... and am finished looking back at 2009 as it wasn't a good year for me but I know 2010 will be a wonderful year for me.
My goal is to get under 200 lbs by my birthday and I have until Sept 5th to get this accomplished.
My first week's challenge in January is to workout daily for 30 min.
Exercise has always been a challenge for me so I know this is something I need to do.
I will also be doing my detox program from Simply for Life, I need to get rid of my sugar cravings and junk food cravings that I've allowed over the holidays. This means being very strict with my starchy foods, only one serving daily for 3 weeks.
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