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Out of avoidance comes guidance

Friday, December 20, 2013

I am working on small changes to better my health. One that I really struggle with is cutting back on sugar. Today, I am trying my best to avoid all of the holiday sugar in my office. I allowed myself one cookie, but am working hard to leave the rest alone.

In an effort to do anything to take my mine off the cookies, I looked up my horoscope for today. It really hit home with me: You made a promise to yourself quite some time ago. (Yes, years ago and every year since) Since then, you have probably thought a lot about that promise, but you haven't done very much to see it through to fruition. (Not much, just a little here and there) But it's not too late. (Thank goodness!) Don't let yourself down. Your intentions are pure and they are good, and what you intend is meant to improve your life in some way. (It will improve it in many ways) Lately you have been thinking a lot more about that long-ago promise and you are seeing in almost wistfully. ( I think about it all the time) But if you make it more of a reality and a priority now, you can make it happen. (I am working hard to make it a reality and a priority, that's why I'm on Sparkpeople!)

This passage speaks directly to my weight loss/better health goals. It certainly feels like it was meant to be today and on my blog felt like a great place to record it.

Happy Holidays!! emoticon emoticon

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MARILYNS66 12/20/2013 5:09PM

    You seem to have had a n ah ha moment. Good job.

If you are interested come to my sparkpage and look for the group Changing my lifestyle is a challenge - we are small in numbers but very active. All members are asked to participate by posting at least once per week. If you are interest and willing to participate regularly then come join us - we would love to be able to cheer you on

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IS1GAR 12/20/2013 5:00PM

    Studies have shown sugar being very addictive, (I have this problem too) however I found the longer I stay without touching any sweets the better I feel and when I have a relapse is hard to get back on track.
This horoscope really hit the spot. Good luck and Happy Holidays! emoticon

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PICKIE98 12/20/2013 4:15PM

    Wow!! That really is something!!
I am proud of you for resisting the fat(I mean cookies)!!!

Picture that darned zipper getting stuck halfway up on those jeans,, THEN try to scarf down another cookie!! Fitting rooms do not lie..
Keep it up, blog instead of eating that fat(I mean cookie) just keep on typing,even if you delete it later... it works!!!!!!!

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Starting a new streak

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I am starting a new streak today! I thought about writing this blog this morning and now when I got on to Sparkpeople to do it realized what my last blog was about.
On May 1st, I commited to doing Coach Nicole's workout. Well, needless to say that streak didn't last very long. I made a goal of doing it but failed to plan when I was going to do it. I have been struggling with how to fit exercise in. I felt a little down when I looked at that blog, yet again another failed attempt. Except, I quickly changed me thinking. That goal, taught me what I needed in my future goals, planning!

After reading the Spark Solution, which is fabulous!, I am really making healthy changes to my life. Also, I recently took a training at work about the 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity from Franklin Covey. Both of these have lead me to look at when I can plan for exercise in my life. This leads me to my first streak! Exercise in the morning!

My plan is to move some of my morning duties: making lunches, getting clothes together to the evening. This will free up my mornings and I will get up 5 minutes earlier and exercise.
Plan in place. Today is Day 1! emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 5/29/2013 3:18PM

  Welcome back to starting your spark streak!

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MYBULLDOGS 5/29/2013 3:12PM


i lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products.
at age 61.

my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 by walking 15000 steps a day.

you can do it.

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SBN141 5/29/2013 3:10PM

    This is a good idea! Make a little extra room for something that will kick start your day and keep you in the right mentality. Working out in the morning makes it easier for me to make healthier choices during the day. Maybe it will be the same for you. Added bonus! emoticon

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May's goals

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Here are my goals for May:

1. Do Coach Nicole's 28 Day challenge. Day 2 and things are good.
2. Check in on Spark Coach everyday.

Also, I am super excited for the new spark book to come out next week. I will be reading that right away and working on that.

Good things for May!

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DLBROWN93 5/1/2013 2:58PM

    Here's to a great May!!!

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Wednesday report and Exercise

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I promised in my blog last week that I would write on Wednesday after my weigh in. Not too bad, I'm only a day late. I did well last week and was down at the weigh in!! Made it much more motivating to start thie week.

On SparkCoach it suggested I blog about exercise, which I found very fitting for today. I have been thinking alot about how to increase my exercise this week. I have done two things this week to help get more exercise in. Believe me it is the first thing I give up when I am tired, stressed or want to do something fun.

My first thing is to actually put exercise on my calendar at lunch time. I am trying to get exercise in at work during lunch because it seems to be a good time for me and I want to see how that will work for me. The second thing is I moved my weights and balance ball to the living room. I think I need to make the most of the time I spend watching shows in the evening. I usually spend about an hour and thought I really could do something during that time.

I have to say both of these are ideas I have heard over and over again on sparkpeople, but have never tried. Well, it's time to try something new and get out of my box! emoticon


Weigh In Days

Friday, April 05, 2013

My weigh in days are Wednesday mornings. I'm not sure why, but Wednesday's work for me. It was the day I went to Weight Watchers for weigh in's, a long time ago and it has always stuck. Now it is the day that I record my weight for a weight loss contest at work. Wednesday's are my day.

I will blog next week about my Wednesday!

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