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Working towards a Goal

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I am working towards the goal of being able to walk the trails in Yellowstone National Park next year. We have reservations for next June and I want to be able to explore the park having enough energy to enjoy myself. We are taking our grandson (20 years old) who will want to actively explore every niche of the park. Also, my daughter and her family have plans to go also, so there will be a 1 1/2 year old grandson to play with. It should be an active GREAT vacation that I want to enjoy to the best of my ability. We have been to Yellowstone two other times and this will most likely be our last visit. I want it to be my BEST visit.

  
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GRANDMAFRANNY 6/4/2014 10:25AM

    HEY KID !! OH TO HAVE A GRANDCHILD THAT YOUING.TREASURE THOSE MOMENTS. YEP !! BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR YOU'LL BE ABLE TO emoticon THOSE WALKS WITH EASE. GOD BLESS YOU, GRANDMA.

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Here again

Sunday, June 01, 2014

It is embarrassing to look at my past record of not sticking with my goals. But, one thing about me is that I don't give up and I'm back again. I'm starting with very small steps and will hope to continue on a healthy path. I am setting a goal for one year from now and am going to break it up into some smaller chunks to help myself stay motivated. I am worth the effort, so I begin again.

  
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/1/2014 8:57PM

    You can do it!!

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Other Motivational Ideas

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Okay, the scale is not making me happy so I'm looking at other positives. I am choosing to learn a new hobby. So, I think my start at a healthy journey is giving me the" umph" to start something new. That is a positive.

  
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JENJESS48 10/1/2012 9:36AM

    A new hobby is a great idea. And look for ways to reward yourself for non-scale victories, too. Measurements, consistency, fitness improvements, etc.

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The Plate

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Okay, the government guideline of using a 9 inch plate divided into the sections, 1/4 protein, 1/4 carbs, 1/2 veggies and fruit along with a dairy, makes sense. I'm going to try that this week.

  
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MAYBER 9/23/2012 9:04PM

    Be sure to measure your plate most of them at 10-12 inches now
Best wishes as you start to use the plate formula
Be aware of portion control
One day at a time
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Trying the Coach

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

As I can see from my last blog which was in March, I have been unfocused on my healthy journey for awhile. It is time to focus. My ah-ha movement was in a casino with my husband in Reno, visiting my daughter and her husband, and I was going up an escalator which had mirrors traversing the whole length. When I looked in the mirror and did a double take, I said to myself, that's me, where is Joyce? My face was... not me; my body was... not me. I want to find 'Joyce' again. So, I am going to try the coaching which is really just going back to the beginning of the SparkPeople program.

So, my fast breaks for this week:
1) track my food, not limiting my food but tracking whatever goes in my mouth
2) Exercise for 10 minutes... just 10 minutes... I can do this!
3) Read and take to heart inspirational words each day

Okay, I should be successful. It's about time I feel some success again in my personal life. Being retired means I am not getting the 'kudos' I got within the teaching environment. Now I have to create my own 'kudos' moments, hence, the fast break goals.

  
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CANDOK1260 9/5/2012 8:01PM

    'kudos' for joining spark coach

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