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Pick up where I left off or start fresh ...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

That's where I'm at right now. I don't know what's best.

Do I start fresh? Delete this SparkPage and start new ...or pick up where I left off and get moving again?

Since my last post in early July, we listed our house, sold our house in 27 days & had to pack/move out by the end of September. September was a whirlwind with selling/moving, school starting and the fall sports kicking in. I did have a huge weight gain but am slowly emoticon and I emphasize slowly getting myself back on track.

We are finishing up week 7 of the health and wellness plan at work. One week left to go. I started off strong emoticon but as time has gone on I have slowly been fizzling out.

I just don't have the motivation right now ... So where do I go when I feel this way?

Right back to SparkPeople! emoticon emoticon

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KANSASROSE67 11/27/2014 12:09AM

    I vote for picking up from here. Starting fresh has such a great appeal, especially to all-or-nothing thinkers like myself. But that's what leads to the "I'll start my diet tomorrow--next week--after the holidays, etc." trap. Meanwhile, we eat everything in sight because it's not time to start yet.

Each day and each meal is a chance for a new start. I vote for staying where you are because you have accomplished a lot as a Sparkie and you might want to look back at your blogs and comments and collective wisdom rather than getting rid of all of it. It's part of who you are! Just my two cents.

But I'm with Amy, if you do change your name, please let me know!

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LOPEYP 11/26/2014 7:53PM

    I think that we all go through a little Spark disruption due to life events or apathy.
You can certainly redo your SP page or even change your user name. Whatever works for you and will help to motivate and encourage you.
I am in a bit of a funk myself with food. I am trying to gather it up and find my spark again. It is a constant battle.
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PINKBEANBOO 11/24/2014 4:40PM

    Jody! emoticon
It's great to hear from you!
If you decide to start a new page you'd better let me know your new name.
Ok, so, last week of the health & wellness plan. Just in time to start something that interests YOU. Take the time to decide what sounds interesting, fun, & doable.
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WORTHEYMOM 11/24/2014 3:15PM

    so happy to hear you are back!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/24/2014 11:10AM

    emoticon ... and I agree with the majority here, I don't think you should start fresh with a new page. Just dust yourself off, check out some new teams and challenges, and start with small steps.



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CHOCOHOLIC2276 11/23/2014 3:30PM

    I think you should start back where you left off:) you're in good company. Many of us struggle with the ebbs and flows of life. We don't give up and we put up the good fight:)

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LADYJ6942 11/23/2014 11:05AM

    Welcome back. I'd suggest maybe a Biggest Loser Challenge group, there will be another round starting in January. That is a whirlwind of events in a very short time. Hope all is settling back in, glad to see and have you back. I've been striving/working to get back too and thanks to an upcoming Spartan Obstacle Course Race coming here to MN next summer I'm motivated and moving forward. Additionally I've become a BeachBody Coach and love motivating people.

keep in touch and we'll work together to help get you back on track.

Remember

You can do this
You are worth it
Love yourself

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GOLDENRODFARM 11/23/2014 8:57AM

    Welcome back! I would continue on the same account, you have history and friends there to welcome you back!
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MORGANSMOM52 11/23/2014 8:49AM

    I am where you are. Starting again at a return to my almost highest wt. Depressing. I'm feeling old (well, I sort of am) achy, disgusted. But......I will get back on that horse (poor animal) and find a way to make this work this time. You too. You can do this.

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MARYBETH4884 11/23/2014 8:41AM

    I think you should just jump back in and start where you are at!! Just pickup where you left off and move forward!! Keeping the same Sparks account is just a reminder of where you have been and your journey so far. Your friends know where to find you. You can just reestablish healthy habits and continue on your journey to a healthier life. Spend so time updating your goals and expectations, that often renews my motivation and determination. Welcome back !!! emoticon

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Summer Camp Goals for BTS ...

Monday, July 14, 2014

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As part of setting up for camp this week we were asked to share what goals we would like to reach during our time at camp. Of course, we'd all like to see a weight loss but this challenge is about looking Beyond The Scale (hence the name, BTS!).

Here are my top 3 goals:

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Track food daily to get myself back on track - emoticon work in progress


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Continue to be physically active & work on toning my body. emoticon


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Continue to work on the organizing our house efforts - a clean house makes for a happier me!

  
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COLORFULTHREADS 7/20/2014 1:49AM

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NONIE_C 7/14/2014 2:17PM

    Fantastic, definitely achievable goals!!! And, the best thing about these goals is that they will get you to your weight-loss goal too! Win-Win!
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SHANTODD420 7/14/2014 9:39AM

    Wahoo great goals and have a great day.

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FITKAT62 7/14/2014 8:36AM

    Great goals. I find FlyLady.net really helps me keep my house clean. It's a free website that sends you daily emails with 15 minute chores to do around the house. It's a great system.

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CARRIEANEW 7/14/2014 8:30AM

    Great job in setting up these goals. I especially loved how well-rounded they are: nutrition, exercise, and general life. I agree about the organizing issue. A clutter-free house/office makes it easier to have a clutter-free mind. Have a great week!

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CIPHER1971 7/14/2014 8:29AM

    Key goals that would work for many of us.

Have a great day.

M

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MYTHMYTH 7/14/2014 7:56AM

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ELRIDDICK 7/14/2014 7:26AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Week 3 Review ... 80 days of Summer

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I am really having a hard time right now getting back on track. I feel like I am on the road and running here and there most of the time. I am trying to stay on top of the fitness minutes, but the quick-eating to get out the door is really hurting my efforts.

I hope after this Week 4, life will settle down just a touch so I can get a grip on my eating and start making losing progress than gains!


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WEEKLY WEIGH-IN (Monday AM) ... +2.6 yesterday after the holiday weekend!


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WEEKLY RECAP - Week 3 came and went just as quickly as the first 2 weeks. Good grief, where oh where is my summer going!? I did fairly well on my tracking & plan until Saturday/Sunday.



Health & Fitness Plan:

Weekly Challenge:
emoticon Tracking ALL foods into paper tracker & SP
emoticon Water 8+cups daily
emoticon Fruits/Veggies (3-5 servings) daily
emoticon Dairy (1-2 servings) daily


Week 3 RECAP:
Sunday - Water 12 cups; tracking ALL foods emoticon
Monday - FM's 60 (got in 48); post week 2 blog emoticon ; WI -1.0#
Tuesday - Track CICO emoticon ; FM's with youngest DD while oldest at v-ball camp emoticon
Wednesday - Track ALL foods into SP emoticon ; end day IN RANGE (was OVER)
Thursday - AM & PM walks emoticon ; water 12 cups emoticon
Friday - emoticon 4th of July emoticon emoticon ; NO POP
Saturday - FM's 45 emoticon ; eat in moderation at party emoticon


My 5th 5k which was my 1st officially timed run went better than I thought it would. The night before was the fireworks show and I wasn't in bed until almost midnight. I slept horribly. Then during the run I caught up with DD she was not feeling well, thought she was going to be sick and I couldn't leave her behind to run ahead and finish with a good time. I stayed back with her and we finally made it to the final stretch where she darted ahead of me and left ME behind! LOL. Brat!

ANYWAY, with walking 3x during the run to be with her I still ended the run with 35.49 minutes (no PR!) but I did place 9th in my age division. DH for his first 5k placed 10th in his division and DD placed 12th for hers! We were all pretty excited and can't wait for next years run. We will do even better!

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Okay...not sure why my photos posted sideways! The other one had us upside down! Crazy!

  
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FUNZ81 7/8/2014 11:44PM

    emoticon on the 5k run. 9th is awesome. And you can always say--What If?? LOL Holidays are always hard on the scales. Don't worry about it, next week will be back on track. emoticon

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LOPEYP 7/8/2014 3:42PM

    The weekend was tough for me food-wise too.
Great job on the race!

Enjoy your summer!

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WORTHEYMOM 7/8/2014 3:21PM

    Totally agree! I think I have ran the kids around so much this summer than all of school year! holy moly! superb job on the 5k chica!!

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KANSASROSE67 7/8/2014 1:21PM

    I ended up even after last week...no loss, no gain. I kind of blew it on the last two days, also!

Here's to keeping on keeping on.

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PINKBEANBOO 7/8/2014 12:20PM

    I knew it! I knew you'd do just fine at the race. emoticon

Thanks for posting the pictures - you've got a couple of beauties.

Now, I know you are going to get back on track - even with the hectic schedule. We are BOTH going to post a loss Monday. emoticon

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JAROL7 7/8/2014 8:19AM

    DECIDING is 90% of the process. The rest is just following your plan.

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CIPHER1971 7/8/2014 8:17AM

    Great job on your first 'officially timed' 5k under 36 minutes is very respectable.

You all look so proud in your pictures

So what is the plan for week 4???

All the best

M

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Week 2 Review/Week 3 Plan ... 80 days of Summer

Monday, June 30, 2014

I'm back to keep myself accountable!

Week 2 has come and gone ... now to move on to week 3. Since life is slowing down a touch I am adding in 2 daily goals PLUS my weekly challenge. I started yesterday with my dear SparkFriend Leah a week long challenge of tracking foods. I'm calling mine "Back-To-Basics ~ Food Camp". I desperately need to get back to tracking and getting in my water & freggies/dairy. Together, Leah & I are going to work through the week and work our way to getting back on track. Today is our Day 2! emoticon


Health & Fitness Plan:

Week 2 RECAP:
Sunday - Water 12 cups (14 cups!!) emoticon
Monday - Dairy count {1-3 servings} emoticon (2 servings)
Tuesday - weigh & measure all foods (started off good until dinner!)
Wednesday - step count 13,000+ (14,158!)
Thursday - 100% of all goals on FitBit (YES!!!)
Friday - FM's in morning/bridal shower prep in evening (YES!!)
Saturday - Morning workout/survive shower festivities today! (YES!!)


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WEEKLY WEIGH-IN (Monday AM) ... -1.0 for the week/ending June with a +0.2 gain


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WEEKLY RECAP - Overall I think I did okay. It was a crazy week running my DD to camp everyday and having to wait around 3 hours. I am pleased with the -1.0 loss for the week. It is the beginning of more losses to come! emoticon



Health & Fitness Plan:

Weekly Challenge:
emoticon Tracking ALL foods into paper tracker & SP
emoticon Water 8+cups daily
emoticon Fruits/Veggies (3-5 servings) daily
emoticon Dairy (1-2 servings) daily


Week 3:
Sunday - Water 12 cups; tracking ALL foods emoticon
Monday - FM's 60; post week 2 blog
Tuesday - Track CICO; FM's with youngest DD while oldest at v-ball camp
Wednesday - Track ALL foods into SP; end day IN RANGE
Thursday - AM & PM walks; water 12 cups
Friday - emoticon 4th of July emoticon ; NO POP
Saturday - FM's 45; eat in moderation at party


Alright there is my Week 3 plan. I'll be back next week to let you know how it goes!

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KANSASROSE67 7/1/2014 12:06AM

    Hi, Jody. You are doing well so far! I'm hanging on by a thread...too many afternoon treats led to me having to resort to my "emergency" supper: Tuna & Lettuce. It's high protein/low cal so I've managed to stay on track both days.

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CIPHER1971 6/30/2014 6:30PM

    Great goals, good focus and you are already see the rewards. emoticon

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SHANTODD420 6/30/2014 2:37PM

    Keep going slowly and slowly. I need to get back to the basics as well. I think I will start doing what you do. Have a healthy and happy week.

shannon

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WORTHEYMOM 6/30/2014 1:37PM

    Congrats girl! great job on meeting your goals! I love your plans - keep up the superb work woman!

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TOOTERFISH 6/30/2014 9:30AM

    good morning,
yours is the blog before mine today, so i thought i would stop and offer a 'hug' message to a fellow sparker.

excellent moving forwards. and how wonderful to have a sparkfriend to go along side you in your tracking. support is fabulous. i can hear your excitement and pleasure in your post.
keep believing in yourself!
All the best to you
-Toot

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EVIE4NOW 6/30/2014 8:47AM

  Great goals. You CAN do it!

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Week 1 Review/Week 2 Plan ... 80 days of Summer

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As I posted last week, I am working on daily goals each day of my 80-day summer vacation. I also stated that I would update each week how the previous week went. Here is a brief recap of my Week 1!


Health & Fitness Plan:

WEEK 1:
Saturday - weight emoticon (forgot to take measurements!)
Sunday - water 8 cups emoticon
Monday - FM's 30 emoticon
Tuesday - Track CICO emoticon Really ugly but I held myself accountable!
Wednesday - Track ALL foods emoticon
Thursday - 12,000 step day emoticon 15,000+
Friday - double fitness day (AM) (PM) emoticon
Saturday - Freggie count {at least 5 servings} (only got in 3-1/2 servings)


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WEEKLY WEIGH-IN (Monday AM) ... +1.0


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WEEKLY RECAP - I was showing a little bit of a loss during the week but then the weekend hit. Weekends are tough - I am not going to lie about that. Plus with camping I got in lots of FM's but I also drank a lot of calories. emoticon emoticon
Moving onto week 2 ...
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Health & Fitness Plan:

Week 2:
Sunday - Water 12 cups emoticon (14 cups!)
Monday - Dairy count {1-3 servings} emoticon (2 servings)
Tuesday - weigh & measure all foods
Wednesday - step count 13,000+
Thursday - 100% of all goals on FitBit
Friday - FM's in morning/bridal shower prep in evening
Saturday - Morning workout/survive shower festivities today!

  
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CIPHER1971 6/24/2014 6:19PM

    Great job on updating us.

Have a brilliant week

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SHANTODD420 6/24/2014 12:57PM

    Way to go on staying accountable. Looks like you are doing well. I have a harder time losing weight in the summer. All we can do is keep pushing.

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LOPEYP 6/24/2014 9:43AM

    I'm not a drinker but what if for every "drink" you have then you have a glass of water. That might cut down on some of the damage. Of course, it's all about balance so overall I think you are doing great and it's unfortunate that your weigh in is after the weekend. Maybe change it to Fridays or Tuesdays. emoticon

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KANSASROSE67 6/24/2014 9:06AM

    You did a great job being accountable! I need a similar plan to help with my current slump, I think.

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WORTHEYMOM 6/24/2014 8:32AM

    I love how you have a plan for each day - those darn weekends and those awesome drinks! I'm in the same boat - wish someone could make those delicious drinks without so many calories and sugars! grr LOL Keep up the great work babe!

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LILHOBBIT29 6/24/2014 8:07AM

    Well done! Awesome way to plan accountability on a vacation! !
PS: which for big so you have and what's your review of it? I'm planning on bustling one, not sure whether to get a fitbit or a spark tracker or jawbone or what! :-)

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WDIPIM 6/24/2014 6:58AM

  Have fun!

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