Sunday, August 11, 2013
Hi Girlie . . .
I'm checking in with you for a second week, and I wanted to let you know what I think of your progress from last week's three challenges that I gave you.
First, spinning the SparkPeople wheel daily . . . you made progress, but you didn't get in there every single day. But progress is a good thing, right? So don't beat yourself up, just try to do better next week.
Second, you didn't log your food each and every day, but perhaps my goal was a little to strict. Again, you made some progress. You did log, and word on the street is that you have been careful. Applause!
Third, checking in with the Biggest Loser Orange Team chat daily? Hmmm . . . I think it was twice. But again, it's progress.
Please don't beat yourself up. But please try to do better if you can!
I was hoping that for next week you might try to improve upon those three things, and perhaps, in addition, could you be sure to drink a lot more water this week? Really stick to that minimum of 64 oz. and then go over and above that if you can.
I'm on your side. Kudos to all you've done over the last week to refocus, because I know you are trying.
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Dear Girlie 603 . . .
I received your note asking me to do those three very simple things for you. Now, the old me might have gotten a little defensive. You're trying to point out some things that are very simple that I could be doing to stay on track. It seems so simple, but you see, the problem is that I've lost my motivation.
Motivation aside, I am really going to try to honor your request this week. I'm going to check in daily with my team, I'm going to spin the Spark Wheel, and I'm going to log my food.
In addition, I want you to know that I'm taking one additional step. I am reaching out to a Spark Coach for assistance in finding my mojo. It's something I would not have done a week ago . . . a month ago . . . six months ago . . . but I'm doing it today.
Thanks for taking the time to reach out to me and give me that little push to do better for myself.
P.S. Thanks for looking over my shoulder and playing good cop/bad cop with me every single day! You have likely helped me to keep that first 40 pounds off during these six months that I've struggled. I really do appreciate your support.
And to those reading, if you're confused by this blog post, just look at the last one.
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Hey Girlie . . .
I wanted to take the time to write this note to you and ask a few favors. I hope you will take the time to read this and do this for a week. Just one week!
First, could you please be sure to stop into SparkPeople on a daily basis and spin the wheel?
Second, could you try to log your food each and every day for just this one week?
Third, can you check in with the Biggest Loser Orange Team chat daily?
I know your busy, but if you could just do that for me, I would really appreciate it.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
"Somewhere in the middle" is a response that Jonah gives to his dad, Sam, in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. It's a reference to the middle states, and living in the middle states is a great thing. I used to live "somewhere in the middle."
The middle of the Oreo is the cream. I like the cream!
The middle of a yo-yo is the string! I feel like I'm hanging from a string these days, and just floating on a breeze.
The last time I struggled like this, I quit. When I started to struggle, I completely gave up and left Spark for a LONG time. I gained almost everything I had lost, and then some!
But the last time I struggled like this, I quit sooner. I've been trying to pinpoint when my struggle began. It was sometime around November, after vacation. It's gotten increasingly worse, but I refuse to quit.
Imagine if I quit Spark this time. I would have gained back at least 5-10 pounds a month since November. I would have gained it all back!
But imagine if I hadn't lost my mojo. I could have lost 5 - 10 pounds a month since November.
I'm somewhere in the middle. The question is . . . . how long do you plan to stay in the middle?
One positive . . . somewhere in the middle is better than quitting. Thumbs up for somewhere in the middle. I'll hang from my yo-yo string, but I'm not letting go!
Sunday, June 23, 2013
In my last blog post I mentioned I was trying to find a short plan to kick back into my healthy habits. I was a failure at Day 1 . . . but not by choice. I was working alone at a store, and spending time in and out of the bathroom when you're working alone is not a good thing. Especially when working at night . . . I could be in the bathroom and never know if someone came in or not. So the water drinking was put to a halt as soon as I knew my eight hour shift was going to be a lonely one. So a bit of an adjustment to my schedule was in order . . .
Today - Meal Planning and Shopping
Tomorrow - Water and a healthy start to the day!
Monday - 24 hours of healthy eating
Tuesday - Make an Exercise Plan
Wednesday - Gym
Thursday - Keep it all going!
Can you believe I may already be finding excuses to stay away from the gym. Really?!?!
I need to get over myself.
It's going to happen this week. It's GOT to happen this week.
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