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Monday, February 15, 2010

This was a memorable Valentine's Day!!!

I planned ahead with light breakfast, 1/2 grapefruit; light lunch, toast, hard boiled egg because I was invited to a Valentine Dinner at...

The Bavarian Haus:
Mixed greens with tomato, red onion & dressing on the side.
Marinated Sliced steaks (two medallion size), with mushroom sauce,Augratin Potaoe & Mixed Veggies of squash, yellow & orange carrots. Tarts of apple strudel (so cute)sooooo stayed within my calorie range of 1400 to 1550. I was at 1444 calories. Drank lots of water today.

Sunday service was beautiful!!! Since Sunday is don't excercise ...I watched a movie & had airpopped popcorn... emoticon

A Thanks & A Special Valentine Wish to all who read this blog!!! emoticon

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EMOTIONLADY 2/16/2010 5:14PM

  What a good job. Sounds like you had a great day and stayed within your calories. Congratulations emoticon

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DEB007 2/16/2010 9:31AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day!!! Good job!!!

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NELLIEC 2/15/2010 10:21PM

    Yay! for staying in your calorie range!!!

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JANETELIZABETH1 2/15/2010 4:40PM

    What a grand feast you had Elaine and carefully tracked too.
I'm really glad that you had a lovely time!
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Friday, February 12, 2010


I have my FOCUS on goals and am stuck there for the next week in fact I think I will share them with you. I am spending my quiet time figuring them out according to my Values & Beliefs, Purpose & Vision, making them uniquely mine, concrete (exact & specific), inner directed (that part takes time to search my heart), harmonious (shouldn't conflict with values, beliefs, life purpose), realistic (baby steps), & written:



I. LONG-TERM GOALS ~ Be Healthy & Fit

50 Pounds Lost!!!!


Lose 25#
188 - 178 = 10 pounds lost 2/12/2010
Lose 15 more to reach my medium-term milestone
I want to lose 5# in four weeks (at TOPS I said .5 per week)

III.SHORT-TERM "ACTION STEPS" ~ A few high priority in line with values.."sweet spot" special place where goals converge and support each other.

1) Do cardio 5 times per week TREADMILL/WALKING
2) Eat 6 fresh fruits & veggies
3) 3,500 to 5,500 steps per day (WITH MY OMROM)
3) Do optional work up to next level Strength Training
4) Continue logging nutrition on SP
5) Drink 8-10 glasses water daily
6) 2 fish per week
7) 1200 - 1550 Calories
8) Get 6-8 hours ...sleep
9) Continue with supportive group; Team II & TOPS

10)Another Goal is to make a poster with visuals.
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FIDDLER4JESUS 2/15/2010 9:44AM

    We should all have set-goals,Elaine. I posted today about the Power God gives when we offer Him our hearts..Under Prayer for Power devotions.He will give us the right motives! amen!

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JANETELIZABETH1 2/13/2010 4:36PM

    Wonderful action plan Elaine...
I'm reading the book and it's really getting me thinking about goals etc...
I wish you every success in achieving yours and will be praying that the Lord guides you every step of the way.

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NELLIEC 2/13/2010 3:19PM

    Sounds great!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

FOCUS: Faith Overcomes Challenges Undermining Success
SOAR: Stop Over-reacting About Relapses OR Sustain Optimism - Avoid Relapse (into negative mindset)
QUEST: Quit Using Excuses Sabotaging Triumph

FOCUS ~ Today was one of challenge where I need faith to move on. I did my Bible study in the book of Psalm 141 and on. I found jewels from the LORD.

There is no excuse for not excercising, it was just my day off!

My nutrition fell in the alloted amount from 1200 ~ 1550 (SUCCESS)

Drinking my water was within my alloted amoutn ~ 8 glasses (SUCCESS)

Declutter ~ I organized some papers in boxes (SUCCESS)

Tomorrow my goals are to declutter more and wear my pedometer ~ walking.

Thanks for reading my blog...and for your comments.

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    Great blog and great goals!

I am working on decluttering too. I might be able to get out today to exchange my pedometer. I was working on pedometer wearing and getting my steps up to 10K by the First Day of Spring (Mar 20).

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GRANDMANANCY 2/12/2010 8:11AM

You are doing so well ! Be proud! You are a success !

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Consistent small gains over time equals big success."

This is the second week. Today I purchased some flowers to reward myself for sticking to it one week. It is getting to be more of a habit.

I stayed within my calories (1268), drinking 8 waters, eating 8 fruits & veggies. Ate fish again today, that makes twice this week. Tracked eats, water & excercise.

Walked with Leslie Sansone for 30 minutes = 2 miles...I hadn't done LS for a long time and I sure feel it!!

I spent some down time reading the word & resting.

I have decided to do the declutter 5 days of the week...I got my boxes out and ready for the morning as I want to be in bed early and get my 8 hours.

It was a good day!!! My flowers are hot pink gerber, light pink carnations, light pink snapdrapons, hot pink daisies, light pink lilies with greens all arranged in my tall vase that my friend gave me.

emoticon I am getting ready for bed and read awhile...my treat.

Thanks for reading my blog!

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
C. S. Lewis

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NELLIEC 2/11/2010 7:08PM

    I get the feeling you like pink!!!

May God bless you!

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    I need to do 2 fish! I'm starting LS but having trouble sigh.

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JANETELIZABETH1 2/11/2010 6:26AM

    Elaine...you have become such a positive person! It's a joy to read your blog...congrats on those beautiful, well deserved flowers!!

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LOGANSDRAMMAW 2/11/2010 1:53AM

  I love flowers myself and enjoy seeing them throughout my day! My grandson loves to help me pick them out or plant seeds to grow our own.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"If you can approach every experience as a gift, even if it's not exactly what you had in mind, you can just say thank you and go on with your life instead of stewing over what you think you were entitled to." ~ Thomas Kindade

Today was the seventh day and I am still blogging. I sure can see the advantage of doing this as I make my eating and excercise choices a priority. In the back of my mind I keep thinking that I will record everything I do. It keeps me accountable knowing it will be read by fellow team mates.

Today was weigh in and measurements day. I lost 1 pound and 1 inch total...according to my scale. My counts were within my goals. Water drank was eight glasses.

Goals for Week 2:
Total calories ~ 1250 to 1500
Excercise ~ 30 minutes daily whether in 10 minute increments or all at once.
Stress ~ work on finding times during the day to relax, stretches.
Tracking ~ Nutrition and Excercise & Blog daily.
Declutter ~ 1 hour of declutter daily for 5 days (working on paper maze).
Reward myself at the end of the week.

Thank you for reading my blog and for your comments.

I am so thankful to God that I have the tools to make my body and mind healthy.


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GATOR12 2/10/2010 9:51PM

    Doing super. Keep it up and sounds like you feel fantastic. Just linger and remember that successful feeling.

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LINDA25427 2/10/2010 5:33PM

    emoticon emoticonproud of you .You are doing it . emoticon emoticon

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GRANDMANANCY 2/10/2010 3:54PM

    You are doing it !!! What an amazing example!!!! emoticon

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FIDDLER4JESUS 2/10/2010 12:08PM

    Yes,we do have the tools that make our minds and body healthy! You are on your way to loosing.Congrats for the pound you lost! Keep looking up!
When we listen to His voice and obey,this is what helps us go on and continue! Amen! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 2/10/2010 11:28AM

    Ah, I know about that paper maze!

It sounds like you are doing well!

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