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Recap Week 2 and Goals for Week 3

Monday, February 15, 2010

I didn't so so well on the exercise part of my goals for last week. My daughter got sick with the beginning stages of pneumonia which totally threw my whole routine off, which would have been fine if it had done so for a day or two but it didn't, I just stop exercising for the whole week!
I did good with tracking my nutrition. While I am still not getting all the protein Spark says I should be getting I am staying within my calorie range. I missed one day of tracking but I am ok with that (my goals was 4-5 days and I did it for 4). I have also come to terms that I can't and really don't need to track my food everyday. It helped me a LOT when I first started this journey a year ago but I pretty much eat the same things all the time and I know what a serving size is now. I will continue to use the tracker 2 - 3 times a week to make sure I am accountable and don't go back to the snacking to much and on the wrong things ie chocolate (my down fall) but that is about it.

This weeks focus is a keep on keeping on phase.
I am practice positive self talk, I am going to start a gratitude journal that will be on paper. I am going to keep a small note book with me and write as I go through out the day.
I am going to revisit some of the people who inspire me and find a couple new people this week on Sparkpeople.
I will track my nutrition two days this week (Tuesday and Wednesday)
My Fitness goals are a repeat of last week:
Feb 15 walk 3 miles
Feb 16 walk 4 miles
Feb17 Strength
Feb 18 walk 3 miles
Feb 19 Rest
Feb 20 walk 3 miles
Feb 21 Strength

Here is the challenge for me this week. I will be leaving town on Friday to go "camping" with family. OK so we are staying in a cabin at a state park. So if you call that camping (i really don't) then that is what we are doing. I am "resting" on Friday because we will be basically leaving town right after I get off of work. I don't know what we will be doing when we get to the park so I am hoping that I can take a walk while the others a playing in the snow (yuck!) I will forgive myself in advance if I don't get my 3 miles in on Saturday.
Thanks for reading and for the on going encouragement!


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SPARKNMOM 2/15/2010 9:37PM

    Hope your daughter is feeling better!!

It really sounds like you're doing great!! So proud of you. I'm still reliant upon my tracker, so I really admire those who do without! And have fun "camping". We used to camp a lot when I was a kid - REAL camping - pop up camper - using the shower house, my parents have a fancy camper with a kitchen and a full bath LOL!! I tease them that it's not really camping, but truthfully, the couple of times I've stayed up there with my kids, it still FELT like camping :) So...enjoy!!

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February Week Two - Nutrition Focus

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

OK, yesterday kind of got away from me (it was my birthday) so I didn't post my goals for this week yet. I do know what I want to do so now it is time to put it down on "paper" for accountability!

"The Spark" says this is the week to start really focusing in on eating a healthy diet. So my first goal:
1. Track food 4 - 5 days (Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday)
2. Focus on getting all the nutrition needs met (eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, eating breakfast daily, and drinking six cups of water every day)

Fitness Goals for this week:

Feb 9 walk 3 miles
Feb 10 Strength
Feb 11 walk 4 miles
Feb 12 Strength
Feb 13 walk 3 miles
Feb 14 Strength

The Last Goal for this week:
Get enough sleep. For me that is 7 hours. Last summer when I was in really great shape I was doing well with 6 hours of sleep a night but now I have to do at least 7. Maybe I will be able to go back to 6 maybe not. I am another year older now! LOL

My Reward for all goals met this week: Pedicure!

Thanks for reading!

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SPARKNMOM 2/9/2010 9:23PM

    Happy Birthday!!! :) Great goals and woohoo on the pedicure!!

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MAMAFISH1 2/9/2010 1:34PM

    Happy Birthday, enjoy the pedicure.

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RONIROO2U 2/9/2010 8:03AM

    Ooh I really really like the reward! Your goals are looking great...and you're not supposed to do anything but ENJOY your birthday so you did a good job...HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!


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Reflections on Week One February

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I did VERY well. I am so proud of myself. Especially the exercise part of it. I really believe that the writing it down was the key. Not only did I write down for all of SparkPeople to see but I also posted on my desk at work and at home on my board!
I worked out all 7 days walking and strength. I decided on a video I have had for a long time with a ball. I felt it in my abs and arms for sure! LOL
My goal was to track my food 3 days but I actually did it for 4 (yea me)
Thanks everyone for so much encouragement!

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JENKEVBRAD 2/8/2010 11:27AM

  GREAT JOB!!!! emoticon

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February Week One

Monday, February 01, 2010

I am following the 28 day plan set up in "The Spark" so here are my fast break goals:
1) Eat 2 fruits or Veggies a Day (everyday)
2) Track food 3 Days (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)
3) Read Inspirational/Motivational Story or book (everyday)

Here are my Exercise Goals this week this is a little bit of a adjustment from the book as I am 7 lbs from goal and don't believe I need to start from the "beginning" I just need to get refocused:

Feb 1 Walk 1 Mile
Feb 2 Walk 2 Miles
Feb 3 Strength - focus on Core
Feb 4 Walk 3 Miles
Feb 5 Strength - Focus on Core
Feb 6 Walk 3 Miles
Feb 7 Strength - Focus on Core

Short Term Goal:
To do all the things above
Reward - My Bday is in a week. i will have "date" night with hubby on Feb 7th if everything is done!
I will blog on Feb 7th and let you all know how I did!!
Thanks for reading!

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    Posting your goals gives them presence in your life!

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SPARKNMOM 2/2/2010 9:27AM

    Great goals. And you're right - no need to start over for the last 7 pounds. Slow and easy back to goal is perfect. At least, that's the route I've taken this time back to goal. Date night - exciting!!

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CHBADILLO 2/1/2010 4:05PM

    GREAT goals, thanks for the motivation and inpiration! Please let us know how it all works out :)

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JENKEVBRAD 2/1/2010 1:46PM

  Great goals, and writing them helps keep you accountable! WAY TO GO!!!

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CHUPAL01 2/1/2010 1:22PM

    You can do it!! Stay the course!

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LIZZYMITCH 2/1/2010 11:34AM

    Sounds like a good plan. You can do it, no problem!

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GOODGETNBETR 2/1/2010 10:47AM

    Good set of goals, good luck! You're so close so get 'r dun. :)

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FITGRL124 2/1/2010 10:31AM

    Sounds emoticon

Good luck!!!! emoticon

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Starting over

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Well it is official. I have taken myself out of the "maintenance" category and back on to the "losing" category. I used my weight tracker to keep track of my maintenance range and I had gone above the range. So I put it back to my original weight when I started SP.
I am going to start over. I am not beating myself up, I just believe that there is some lesson I haven't learned. I have gone back to my bad eating habits and have stopped exercising on a regular basis. I thought I had a life style change attitude but maybe I had a dieters one instead. I am going to journal and blog my way through this and I will get to where I want to be. Maybe even go lower than my original goal.
I am going to follow the 28 day Spark plan that is outlined in the book The Spark then hopefully something will click.
I will start by getting a good nights sleep! Good night all.
Thanks for reading.

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    I think that we need to accept that managing our health is like dancing. Sometimes we miss the beat but we keep on grooving to the music. So keep at it...healthy living is a journey and not a destination.

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FITPROF2015 1/29/2010 1:05PM

    Being fit and health is an ongoing process. Kudos to you for making your health a priority! emoticon

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LIZZYMITCH 1/29/2010 1:05PM

    You know what? This is a chance to learn, and whenever you get a chance to learn, it's a good thing. You'll be back in maintenance soon, with a more realistic understanding of what you have to do to stay there. I'm rooting for you!

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JENKEVBRAD 1/29/2010 8:31AM

  I agree with Scolly, starting over is better than quitting, so pat yourself on the back for not giving up when you got into rut. That's what separates the winners from the losers! Good job, and great inspiration to all of us in a rut!

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DORSKI 1/29/2010 6:57AM

    Hi Lizzy I am also having a hard time with the maintenance. I have my tracker set for my original weigh goal. I am having a hard time keeping it at that weigh or within 5 pounds of it. I too plan to do the 28 challenge and hopefully it will help me figure out what i need to do to to stay at my goal weigh.

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SPARKNMOM 1/28/2010 11:09PM

    I have been in weight-loss mode AGAIN for the past year - I'm almost within my maintaining zone again. It's taken a long time for me to lose the final pounds to goal the SECOND time, and in some respects, I think hitting goal will mean even more to me, seeing how I didn't give up and have had to work so hard.

Starting over is OK - quitting is NOT! You can do it!

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JCORYCMA 1/28/2010 10:20PM

    I think going back to the 28 day Spark plan is an excellent idea! Kudos for getting right on it. Unfortunately I've found that I can't let down my guard one little bit. Keep us posted on how you're doing!
Joanne emoticon

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MORGANLAFEE 1/28/2010 10:00PM

    Good for you, taking action.

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