Sunday, December 01, 2013
HI there friends! I have hijacked my husband's computer to type out this blog and do some Spark surfing. I currently have $500.00 saved up towards a MacBook and am planning to get as much money out of friends and family as I can for Christmas and purchase a new computer shortly after. Until then, Sparkpeople activity has been limited for me and I am missing it dearly. I can log food and exercise as well as read message board posts from my Smartphone, but that is about it. I can't blog, read Sparkpeople goody messages, or make updates on my page.
With the absence of my own computer, I have been doing some extra reading though. I am currently reading "The Success Principals" written by Jack Canfield. I am 50/50 with my satisfaction of this book. I think it has good ideas and messages, however, it is over 400 pages and at times I find myself wanting to skip chapters to see if there is more interesting information later in the book. I am about 75% finished with it.
On another note... Although I had ranted and raved about how great the Summer 5% challenge was and how I lost 15 pounds and was SO successful.... once my personal computer went down (and also once the school year started) I quit doing the Fall 5% challenge. I quit logging onto the page, logging food and exercise into sparkpeople, quit actually exercising, quit eating healthy food, continued my love affair with McDonald's and just really reverted back to my old habits.
The good news is that I have only gained back about 4 pounds of the 15 that I lost. There is only 1 week left of the Fall 5% challenge and I'm pretty sure I am no longer considered to be part of it.
I put my name on the waiting list of the BLC winter challenge. I am hoping to get picked up for a team. If not, I will wait for the next 5% challenge and try again.
I really, really like the structure and directions the 5% challenge gives each week. The extra support is really nice to have too.
So...my plan for right now until I can get back into a challenge...
1. Tomorrow will be my McDonald's detox day. (This means go a day without McDonald's, junk and soda while enduring the withdrawl symptoms) I would start this today, however, I had it for breakfast this morning.
2. Log calories daily. It doesn't matter if I'm in range. Just log them period. This is something I can do with my phone, so no computer required.
3. Start another 10 minute exercise streak.
Ideas for this:
leslie sansone on youtube in my classroom before school in the morning.
Leslie sansone on my tv at home in the morning before I leave for work.
Leslie sansone in my daughter's playroom on the tv after she goes to bed.
Jump rope for 10 minutes.
Walk around block for 10 minutes.
After school walk around the field for 10 minutes
I hope everyone is getting through the holidays with ease and low stress. I miss you and wish you the best health both physically and emotionally.