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Learning from my mistakes...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Okay so this week I'm aggravated, irritated and just plain in a bad mood. The difference - last week I challenged myself to get up in the morning and do a 1 mile WATP workout. I did all 5 days and even did some more exercise after work. BUT this week I only did cardio & ST Monday evening and that was a struggle. Also my journaling suffered from this last weekend. Didn't feel the best on Saturday but Sunday was even worse, so it took me until Tuesday to actually catch-up with my journaling, but I did catch-up.

So here is what I am learning...

1. Get up and get my workout in the morning - just make it part of my routine.
2. I do need to plan for bad days, they will happen & I can come back stronger.
3. Choice by choice I can make a difference in my life.
4. I'm not as good about journaling my water as I thought I was, so working on that (new challenge for next week - get 32 ounces of water in before I leave work, followed by another 32 at home).

Thank you for reading my blog.

Have a great one & spread the Spark.

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IMELECTRIC 7/3/2012 9:33PM

    People get burned out on routines sometimes. That is time to mix it up alittle and maybe do a long walk or something. I know you can do it.


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ALOHAEV1 6/24/2012 10:32AM

    Hugs, you're back on track and that's what counts!

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    You've learned some good things. You can do this! Maybe make a daily plan and show it to us and it might give you just the challenge you need, letting us know how you're accomplishing what you set out each day.
Have you ever tried lemon and stevia in water? I went and got a quart sized cup from Walmart, once upon a time, and if you squeeze half a lemon into the water (throw the whole half in there afterward too), and use a packet (or two if you want) of stevia in it to sweeten it -it really quenches thirst and helps you drink the water you need quickly. Might want to try it. Or lime.

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LESSOFPMCD 6/21/2012 2:08PM

    You are learning from your experiences - putting what you learnt into place going forward. Congratulations!

Remember - you can do this and you will do this!

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FIT-HEALTHY1 6/21/2012 2:06PM

    Hey, You can do it! Just don't quit! Keep up the good work! Rooting for you! emoticon

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Journaling woes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Okay so I have been playing catch-up with my journaling. We went to Red Lobster on Friday night. I didn't get back to my journal until today! YIKES!!! But I do think (? okay hope) I'm accurate with my food on Saturday & Sunday. Have to admit that I really let everything slip BUT I can learn from my mistakes. I got back to exercising last night - both cardio and my ST. Also, I did journal my food here at Sparkpeople for yesterday and today.

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ALOHAEV1 6/20/2012 6:55AM

    emoticon At least you did it, better late than never.

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    You're determined -that's a good thing. :)

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7 days of journaling down

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Okay, I have done 7 days in a row of pen & paper journaling. I do have to admit that yesterday I was playing catch-up from the day before. Hadn't entered dinner I'd had the day before and hadn't journaled (by pen & paper - I did on Spark) all day long. So last night I made sure to get it written down before I forget.
My preference is to write it down right after I eat or at least only a few hours after. But yesterday I was able to be on-line at least for breakfast and lunch. I will review my week on Sunday to see how I'm doing with calories, water and exercise.

Speaking of exercising I have to blog about Leslie Sansone's 4 mile Walk Slim dvd. I did 3 of the 4 miles yesterday and it kicked my tushy!!! And it felt GREAT! In this dvd she does boosted walking aka jogging and wow, was I sweating after that. Oh, I did cool down and fast forwarded to the stretch. I've been good about the exercising as 1. it feels so good; 2. it boosts my mood & 3. it will help me on my journey to become healthier. I started last month so for the last 6 weeks I have been walking or doing WATP dvd's and a couple of bike rides. I'm making changes one choice at a time, 1st was to get moving and now it's journaling. Not sure what the next one will be, have 23 days to think about it.

By the way a great tip I like to share is check your local library for exercise dvd's, try it before you buy it. Also, my library is for the entire county so if it's not at my local one I can request it & it gets delivered to my local one. Plus most can be checked out for 3 weeks and that's enough time to decide if you like it.

Thank you for reading my blog. Have a great one and remember to spread the Spark.

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FIRECOM 6/19/2012 3:59PM

    Great moves on your part. I use the SP I Phone app to log food and fitness on the go and it uploads automatically to the main data base. Love it.

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    That's great you're journaling regularly, and exercising like that. I'm glad you're feeling the benefits from it too. It does boost the mood for sure.
Thanks for sharing about that Leslie dvd.
Great idea about the library.

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Okay, here I go...

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I don't always have daily access to Spark so I am challenging myself to journal with the old fashioned pen and paper for the next 30 days starting with June 1st. I'm doing this because I'm pretty good about journaling for the first 3 to 4 days and then stopping. So I am going to do this challenge and then give myself a reward for meeting it. I have written my challenge & reward in my journal to inspire me to keep at it. Also, I'm blogging about it. That will be in the back of my mind so I think it will help.

If anyone has any good tips abut journaling, please post them. I would greatly appreciate it.

Oh and I have to journal every morsel and drop, plus my exercise and water. In addition I want to review my journal on Sunday.

Okay, there I did it, I posted it.

Now, Pam, repeat after me...."actions speak louder than words."

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ALOHAEV1 6/1/2012 6:20PM

    Step by go find that song and let it play in your head while you journal.

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    Sounds like a good plan. You can do it!

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FIRECOM 5/31/2012 8:39PM

    I know that it is old and stuffy, but truly, the longest journey starts with the first step.

Carry on McDuff.

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The holiday weekend is over...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

and I'm sorry to say that I didn't follow any of my goals...but I did have fun. Sigh. Anyways, I didn't walk, journal or make sure I got my water in. It's over and I did have fun celebrating my 15th wedding anniversary. Silly me let it carry over into this morning and instead of getting up and doing my WATP, I slept in. But since confession is good for the soul....there, I 'fessed up and am determined to get my walk in today! That's what I want to concentrate on, getting myself in the habit of daily exercise. Okay, so I'll forgive myself for not getting in any of my good habits this weekend and from now on have a plan for a weekend like this last one. Something like allowing 1 off day instead of all 3!

Thanks for reading my blog!

Good luck to all you great Sparks on your journey.

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ALOHAEV1 5/30/2012 6:54AM

    Congratulations and Here's to Many Many More Years!

You've fallen, but you've gotten up celebrate that.

And I had a veggietative weekend myself, think it'll get me through this week in a better frame of mind.

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    I'm glad you had a good fifteenth anniversary!
Good for you. Back on the band wagon :)

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