Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Stayed in Calorie range - 6 of 7 days. As a result I lost 2 pounds!
Miracle considering all of the fiber I've been eating. Amazing to me the fact our bodies can change ~ for the good or bad ~ so quickly. Before Thanksgiving, I was feeling almost rock solid and just a few pounds away from my LAW - "lifetime achievement weight". Just a small tickle in the knee, added to a couple of holidays and date nights, and before you know it, here I am having to firm it and lose it all over! AGHH -
I feel so blessed for Spark, they helped me to turn it all around fast and have at my fingertips all the tools I need to stay on track. Woo HOO!
(note to self, Track your food and fitness, run and read your reports, make small changes for improvement.) It works.
Fitness Minutes - 120 minutes per day 7 0f 7 Because of rain, weeds and the garden, I'm easily getting a variety of cardio fitness daily. I have been working on MIL's yard and my own Spring cleaning, so when I feel like working, there is never a lack of fitness! I am starting to run outside a couple of times a week. I love getting out for a walk, run or bike ride. I've lived at the same address for going on nine years, and have enjoyed more time outdoors this past year than all the others put together. No wonder I never got all this work around the house done before. I was old and tired and so out of shape by the time I got the gumption to do something, my own body would tire before even getting started. Thank God, I now look forward to moving boxes, heavy cleaning, it feels so great to do more! Ironically, the more I work my body out hard, my aching back and "old" ailments are all but gone. Don't get me wrong, I still get sore, my back still aches, but it's feels good, different. I am still continuing to get stronger, Iam now able to lift and carry more weight than ever in my life!
Zero Calorie beverage 90 day challenge - 6 of 7 days were perfect. This is day 18 and I only had one day when I consumed one beverage that contained calories. Saturday night date night, victory was mine, limiting myself. I am glad that I am aiming for Excellence and not perfection! I just might make it!
Dawggies, let's Put on our dancing shoes and Rock the kennel this week!
Love to all my Sparkling Friends!
Friday, April 04, 2014
Let my guard down just a taste...
Wow! I made it back to the safety of my Spark! What an experience with dining away from home, not tracking my food and what a relief to make it back safely. I am so ready to start the Spring 5% challenge on Saturday. I have tried to side step the fact that beverages with calories is my ongoing weakness. Personally beginning today 4-4, my goal for the next 90 days is to avoid any beverages with calories. Only exception, things that make health sense, say, cucumber water and smoothies. Open to suggestions! So far I am ready to go!
Have you been keeping Spark fitness notes? I got a treadmill a little over a year and a half ago and have been tracking my 5k times. Finally looked at the notes today and got a huge shot in the arm to continue to push my fitness levels. Here are some of my notes:
2-28-13 ~ 46:20 ~ first record
3-23-13 ~ 53:10 ~ pushed too hard at first, little set back
4-5-13 ~ 43:10
4-4-14 ~ 33:54
I am very grateful to Spark for making it so easy to track my progress.
For the Spring 5% challenge I will follow the Mediterranean Diet plan (minus the red wine). My fitness plan is outlined on my Spark page. My Spark friend and teammate, Grammamary inspired me to start and Easter 5K Sunrise walk/run. Thank you Mary!
Looking forward to Rockin' the Spring Challenge in the SUDS kennel and getting to know all the Pups and Dawgs better! Only one day to wait before we take off ~ Woo HOO!
Sincerely, JDawg , EL for the SUDS team
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Today is my Birthday. Woo Hoo! Thank you Spark and to me for my hard work on health and happiness this past year.
We went to town last week and my DH bought me the Best gift ever! New bike helmets for us! Woo HOO! Mountain biking here we come (well it STILL has to warm up a bit) !!!
On our 5% winter challenge team of the dawggies, we have been focusing on improving our MOM (mind over matter) skills. Since a few of the dawggies seem to think I'm a poet........my rythmin life ~
My Birthday Wish for you
all my Spark Friends tried and true ~
It is stated, “Thoughts are things”.
Make your's positive, it will give you wings!
A lamp at you feet, to give you Mojo in kind,
please keep these three numbers in mind.
Here are the three
86, 48 & and 35
two for the stories and one to stay alive.
My Mother heard once, if you make it past 86,
you have it made. She died six days short of that time,
Don't really have to wonder what was on her mind.
My first H wished to outlive his Dad.
44 days longer were all the days he had.
Be so wary what it is you wish for,
Make your DREAMS REAL BIG, there may not be much More.
Thanks to Spark, one of my number’s is 35
Keep my waist size under it
and I have a great chance to stay alive.
No matter where we start we can all get there,
Day by Day, may you, my friend never despair,
Make your Dreams big enough to hold your all your days,
That’s my Birthday wish for you, my Spark compadres.
JDawg, off to work with Dave on a lovely smoke turkey breast birthday dinner.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Final day of our Mini Challenge - No Junk in the Trunk.
Cream of Wheat
1/2 an Orange
Iceberg Lettuce Salad topped with
Massaged Kale Salad
Caveman Veggie Soup
Glass Red Wine
Raisin Bran with milk
Cinnamon Toast - 2 slices
Started out one slice, entered all my food in tracker, I was 30 calories under my minimum for the day. On the fence about what to do no longer than a minute, DH says "How bout one more of those pieces of toast?" Well, there you go!
Sorry, Cheri. That is probably why my scale refused to move! One piece of toast away from a victory - LOL!
Really, I had a great week. Ate healthy, tracked all my food, limited my caloric drinks and worked out without pain! Woo Hoo!
Turning the weight loss Bus around! Woo Hoo! On the downhill!
Total Calories 1281
Low sodium intake for the day. Yay!
20 minutes - Walked to town
40 minutes of gathering and hauling wood
Have a Great Week !
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