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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hi all

I've been able to curb my screen time quite a bit. Still have a little ways to go, but have it enough to do some basic stuff here on SP. emoticon Now I'm focusing more on my nutrition and exercise. emoticon emoticon The things I'm focusing on I have put plans into action. I've joined the 'Tame your sweet tooth challenge' here on SP emoticon , I signed up for Spark Coach emoticon , I decided to use GNC's lean shake for a little bit so I can focus on snacks and dinner and making them healthier. Trying to focus on all 5 was a little much for me. I don't like the idea of meal replacements, deep down I believe we should get all of our nutrients from food, but I have a lot of bad habits in the way of carrying that out, so I'm focusing on snacks and dinner now. Then I'll add breakfast, then lunch, then finding the right foods for the supplements that I'm taking for hormone balance. I'm going to take a picture of me every day - I may not be posting everyday, but I'll post maybe once a week or so - when I remember to. So here is to the first day of my re-dedication to my healthy life emoticon Have a great healthy week everyone.

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COPOOLGIRL 9/2/2014 1:57PM

    You can do it!! emoticon

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KNEEMAKER 8/31/2014 12:59PM

  Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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I'll be MIA for awhile

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hey all. I have found two of my biggest weaknesses that effect everything else I do - not enough sleep and getting stuck on screens. So, I'm widdling down my screen time A LOT! Unfortunately, that means not as much time on Sparkpeople. I will still track food and working out and read my emails but thats about it. Once I feel I have some control in these areas and start seeing progress I'll come back and say hey to everyone. I'm keeping a daily 'blog' in a notebook. It feels nice to write with a pen. On paper. What a concept :) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COPOOLGIRL 7/15/2014 12:49PM

    It's great to see anywhere in your life that needs take care!! emoticon

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RASPBERRY56 7/15/2014 5:14AM

    Hey - ya gotta do what ya gotta do at times to keep balance and perspective in life..........I wish you all the best!

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ZRIE014 7/15/2014 12:46AM

  keep it up

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Day 17 - 21 - A little setback

Monday, July 07, 2014

Well I never even made it onto Sparkpeople these 5 days. Between the holiday, son coming home, and hormones knocking me on my butt for a few days, it just didn't happen. But today is a new day. We're celebrating the youngest's birthday today by spending the entire day at a water park. I'll have a lot of Vitamin D therapy - good for the soul. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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144AUTUMN 7/7/2014 12:48PM

  You can do it!!

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Day 16 - Healthy Weight Management Class

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Today I went to a Healthy Weight Management Class on base. It was pretty much a 101 type of class. I knew a lot of the information but there were a few ideas that I really liked. The RD gave a very basic meal plan. It didn't list any specific foods. It gave servings under different food groups to have for each meal plus 2 snacks and then a bunch of examples on what qualifies as a serving.

I was going to try the SparkPeople Menu. It lasted for a couple of days. Our life is just to crazy for something so specific to work. Last night I made today's menu to the 'T' for me so I knew exactly what I was going to be eating. It has worked GREAT! Now I have a little cheat sheet on making those specific meal plans.

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Day 15 - Getting 'Caught Up'

Monday, June 30, 2014

I am so excited. I used Saturday to get caught up on cleaning. Sunday was my day of rest. Today I got caught up on my to do list and made my menu for tomorrow. Tomorrow I will get caught up on 'food' category - cleaning out some of the garden, cleaning out the frig, putting together a week menu and making a grocery list for grocery shopping on Wednesday. Not being 'caught up' on these things does not mean that everything is completely and perfectly done. They are to the point where my daily routines and do lists help me to stay caught up. When I get behind on cleaning and 'food' category, the first thing I let slip are my healthy habits I'm trying to make. Guess they're not quite habits yet. BUT, I am ready to go. Once hubby is home, we'll have dinner and family night - put the youngest to bed and I'm off to the gym. It'll also be the first night in many that I'll be able to go to bed at a decent time :) emoticon emoticon

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WILE3COYOTE 6/30/2014 10:28PM

  WTG on catching up :)

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