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I do better with small goals.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Big goals overwhelm me. I have changed to mini goals.
I use my SP weight chart increments as my guide (from the report). I don't know if everyones are the same but the charted lines in my graph report are in 8 lbs increments such as...184 -176-168 ect...I am setting my goals as 2 months to reach the next line (8 lbs). which is very reasonable. There is something about crossing that chart line that makes me happy!! When I hit that line I can visually see a whole block of weight behind me. Sometimes I log on just to run the weight report to remind myself how close I am to the next line on the graph. (hehe)
I know there will be times when 8 lbs come off quicker, but with 2 months as a goal each time, I figure even in my toughest times I could still succeed. I'm feeling really good about my mini goals:)


I've been away for a long time.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I let other life events take priority in my life. NO! I chose to let other life events take priority. Excuses make me feel better. It's easy to find excuses not to eat right or exercise.
Choices make me accountable. I am overweight because of the unhealthy choices I have made in the past. I have even made goal setting less strict. I would say "I don't expect to get down to 130 lbs again, but I'd be happy at 140. Why? Why not set my goal at 130 lbs which is healthy for a woman 5'3" tall? FEAR! It seems like an impossible dream!

Yet...I have read posts and blogs of SP members who have achieved their dream! I have read their struggles & milestones and felt so great for them when they reached small goals and huge goals. They inspire me! Their healthy choices gave them healthy consequences.

I'm back on SP and my main focus is on healthy choices. One choice at a time.
140 is still a goal. It's a goal to hit on my way to 130!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIRIRADHA1 1/13/2013 1:55PM

    I fell off the wagon for about two years! This was after I had done that which I thought would be impossible--lost over 50 lbs and felt great. This time, I just went ahead and let SP set my goal because I know that if I get to that goal I'll be in a better place to make up my mind on where I go next.

I DO hate trying to fit in the exercise each day, yet if I'm sore and tired, I still find it hard to take a day off. After this first week and a half, I'm already feeling better...even better than I did sitting in my recliner with a box of pralines emoticon And, they were pretty good pralines!

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ONUTHIN125 1/5/2013 8:27PM

    emoticon Spark Friend-I did the same thing that you did. I got out of the loop and just got back into my "Spark" world. I went to a Spark Friends site who started Sparking about the same time I did last year. She stuck with the program, lost weight and looks awesome. I am like you my goal is 130 and this is the year I have to do it. Take care and Spark On! emoticon emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 1/5/2013 12:45PM

    You can do it. I have faith in you.

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Curse the scale!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I'm up a pound. ARGGGG!!! I know it will come off eventually but those numbers still make me mad! mad! mad! Just had to let that little vent out!! There! Now I feel better:)

I'm not going to give up - therefore I'm not going to fail. I'm really going to push the effort on exercise today and continue successfully reaching my goal on eating. I am going to breath deep and hold my head up high because I'm doing great things to get healthy.

For punishment I will put that little "brain teaser scale" in the closet and not let it out for a whole week. I know it's harsh, but that scale has to learn...I'M GOING TO WIN AND THOSE NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN!

I'm in control of this journey, not the scale!

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    Lol. I didn't see your blog, been so busy @ work! I will be able to get back online at home when my computer is fixed today. I am right there with you. We will battle that damn scale if it takes everything we have!


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    Good for you! Don't give up! Gaining makes it easy for the demon to get in our head and tell us we can't do it. As long as you're healthy, who cares what the scale says?

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WINSLOWGIRLS3 4/22/2012 3:22PM

    Good for you! My scale needs to be put in time out also! LOL

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ROSALIEESTHER 4/22/2012 11:43AM

    Good for you. Take that scale and shove it.

We gain and lose weight for so many reasons. Maybe you had a little extra sodium yesterday = water weight but it drives us as crazy as if it were fat. Maybe you stood on the scale in a slightly different place. That makes the scale think you're up a pound.

The scale can really make me nuts. I'm going to stay off it until the end of May! My clothes tell me plenty about how I'm doing.

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I finally really exercised!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I recieved my exercise videos today. I have decided to start with 10 minute segments on Cardio Blast. I just completed the Kickboxing! Now I'm not saying it was pretty or perfect, but I completed the whole 10 minutes and I feel really good. I couldn't do any of the jumping because of my joints, so I did the modified as the coach suggested and I kept up and gave it my all. During the slow down, I had to hold onto a chair for balance while I did some of the stretches. Eventually, once my fitness increases I plan on doing the 28 day Bootcamp.

I am still doing great on my food intake although some days I fall short of my calories, but I usually enter them in late at night, so when I see I'm low on calories ...I don't think I should eat that late in the day. I will have to use the app on my android and enter calories during the day to get a better idea of how much to eat at supper time.
I haven't re-measured since the first measurements, but I can tell my clothes are fitting better
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ONUTHIN125 4/13/2012 7:42PM

    emoticon emoticon Spark On! emoticon

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SPARKLED146 4/12/2012 7:37PM

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    I look forward to seeing the results you get from activity!

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    emoticonI love the kickboxing segment, but right now it's too hard for me :) I've found when I try to eat and make up for calories at night, it makes me feel bloated in the morning, and I don't lose as much weight that week. So, while you're supposed to eat to lose weight (so your body doesn't hold on to it thinking there's a famine or something), I think you're making a wise choice by not eating that late at night.

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MS0669 4/11/2012 8:49PM

    Great job !
I love kickboxing, it's a great exercise and will do wonders for your abs ! emoticon

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Weighing in

Monday, April 09, 2012

I think I will start weighing myself weekly instead of daily. I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I don't like to see the scale go up and down a pound on a daily basis. Yesterday I ate quite a bit and went over my calories. I'm not bothered by it. It's the first time in 3 weeks and I know there will be days I'm over and days I'm under. My biggest goal is to live a healthy lifestyle with good food and fitness.

I am happy about eating healthier foods. I can remember many days before when I didn't even eat a vegetable or fruit. An example would be- cereal for breakfast. Grilled cheese for lunch and Spaghetti for supper with ice cream for desert.

I'm learning a lot from reading articles on the site and I get very inspired by reading comments from members and reading their blogs and stories. Thanks everyone for sharing!!

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    Weighing in once a week is a requirement of the program at work. Measurements are taken 3 times during the program. Before, I never weighed in except at the dr's office. I don't think you will regret it since our bodies can flucuate from day to day.


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ONUTHIN125 4/10/2012 10:10PM

    Great Blog! I have a bad habit of jumping on the emoticon everyday. I am also trying to only weigh once a week-it is had but I think it will pay off in the long run. Spark On! emoticon

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