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NEW month..... NEW focus..... Week 1

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last September, life took an unexpected fork in the road that has had me spinning ever since. I haven't been able to completely get back my "FIRE", even though the spark is there, it continually falters. Then I catch it again, and suddenly the wind blows it out once more. I have actually come to realize that it may have well been before last September that things had gone down hill, but I truly wasn't able to see the forest for the trees at the time. I continued to let the stress of caring so much hinder my own journey, I let other things control me... even though it's NOT truly possible....I let worry cloud my judgment. I was my own worst enemy.

It's now a year later, and September once again. Things have changed quite drastically since last year, however, not necessarily in a bad way. In fact, maybe it was a necessary obstacle one that I had to go through to realize that no matter what I am STILL strong, and in control of ME and me alone. I am the ONLY one who can make the changes necessary to achieve my goals, no one else can do it for me, and even though I already knew this, I need to constantly remind myself of this fact.



Ok here's the thing, I have done this ALL before trying to catch that FIRE again through a "spark". I have set goals for myself, but haven't reached them. I have tried different challenges searching for that ONE that works, and fallen short. Now is the time to change ALL that. Next week starts a NEW month, and with it a NEW focus. ONLY I can make those changes, so starting NOW... it's time to make a choice!

emoticon This is my week 1 blog and focus.... BACK 2 BASICS!
SPIRITUAL.... 20 minutes daily
STREAKING.... 6 days a week of fitness with 30+ minutes
TONING.... B2B: ST once this week, 60 minute session~ NO EXCUSES!
NUTRION.... 3 veggies per day
3 fruits per day
8 glasses of H2O per day
Eating at table--NO exceptions
ENJOY each and every bite
FOCUS.... No mindless eating
15 minutes of ME time, any form daily
Weekly meal planning
DUTIES.... 60 minutes household chores daily
EXTRAS... 60 minutes computer time daily

Accountability CHART
SPIRITIUAL: ____/7
STREAKING: ___/6
TONING: ___/1
NUTRITION: veggies ____/7
fruits ____/7
water ___/7
table ___/7
FOCUS: ME time ____/7
intentional eating ____/7
meal planning ____/1
DUTIES: ____/7
EXTRAS: ____/7

Time to put my emoticon where my emoticon is!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SAPHRAEL 9/11/2014 8:50AM

    emoticon plan, Lisa!

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/5/2014 5:42PM

    Sounds like a great plan that you can make work. Good luck! emoticon

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FITAT50 9/1/2014 9:13AM

    Love this Lisa!! Only thing I'd suggest is to break up your ST into two 30 minute sessions during the week unless you're following a specific program.

Feel free to shout out your daily accomplishments at the Camp Campfire thread or anywhere else in Camp WannabeFit so we can cheer you on!

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CIPHER1971 9/1/2014 2:33AM

    Back to basis is my favorite way of getting back on track.

Achievable goals - emoticon emoticon

Have a great day

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/31/2014 10:11AM

    I love your spirit and your list. Sending you super success in reaching your goals

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GOLFGMA 8/30/2014 9:22PM

    Boy, you have a great and doable goal. Wishing you much success! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHECK this out, UknowUwanna....

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Intrigued yet?

DoUwanna-- HAVE some FUN!
DoUwanna-- GET fit!
DoUwanna-- MEET new people!
DoUwanna-- LEARN great tips to help you on your health journey!

Then you've come to the right place!


Are you searching for a CHANGE of scenery, maybe a shake up in your journey to good health... or maybe just LOVE to meet NEW emoticons !

Why don't you come check out what this challenge is ALL about....

READ about it here:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726670


If you would like to have more information, come join our Camp WannabeFit Registration team, where you can get ALL your questions answered!

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=63148


You owe it to yourself to at least check it out! We have several open spots in our cabins for NEW campers!

Don't worry we'll leave the lantern on...

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EMSSBEARS 8/26/2014 1:59AM

    Great blog - good luck with the camp - wish I had time to join in.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 8/13/2014 8:17AM

    Sharing it forward!

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CIPHER1971 8/9/2014 5:58PM

    LOL - great blog, not sure I have time for another challenge, but I will check it out.

Have a great day

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Summertime Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Checked out a cool museum today called the Cross Orchard Farms with my family... and was able to find some scavenger items. I was able to get a picture of a few, but will have to just mention the others.

Flower:


Sun Glasses:
LOVE to where them daily in the summer!


Sprinkler.... I lovingly call it our "rainbow" sprinkler: Should have grabbed a picture of it, but was cooking dinner instead. LOL
Kiddos were running through it this evening!

Garage Sale:
We actually had one on Friday! It was time to definitely get rid of things! I took a picture of our yard sale, but I can't seem to find it in my camera for some reason.

Salad:
My absolute favorite meal during the summer! Enjoyed one yesterday evening.


Picnic Table:
The museum had a few picnic tables to enjoy a nice meal after checking out the farm museum.


  
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SUSANELAINE1956 6/23/2014 5:35PM

    Great pictures! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 6/22/2014 4:42PM

    Looks like you guys had a great weekend,

God bless,

Dee

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GEMLADYONE 6/22/2014 10:15AM

    very nice...images of summer, cool!

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CIPHER1971 6/22/2014 9:40AM

    Lovely pictures, enjoy your weekend

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REALITYCHECK86 6/22/2014 1:53AM

    Summer sprinkler time! Awesome. emoticon emoticon

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DEBSZOO74 6/22/2014 1:43AM

    emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 6/22/2014 1:41AM

    I had to look in my dictionary to find what a scavenger hunt was and I have to admit I am still not sure... (being swedish)

Envy your garage sale, donīt have the energy to organise ione...

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PRAIRIECROCUS 6/22/2014 1:00AM

    emoticon photos !

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ZRIE014 6/22/2014 12:25AM

  have a great weekend

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Be Encouraged....

Wednesday, June 04, 2014



LOVE this!
"An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward.
So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great." {So just focus, and keep aiming!}



SO true!





CHANGE it up! emoticon

  
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MEDDYPEDDY 6/22/2014 1:38AM

    Loved the one with the arrow!

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JAIZWAYS 6/5/2014 10:20PM

    Just what I needed emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 6/4/2014 5:52PM

    Thank you so much for this blog!! Greatly needed!

God bless & you be encouraged as well....

Dee

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CIPHER1971 6/4/2014 5:04PM

    Awesome.

Thanks for sharing

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LADYOLIVER 6/4/2014 3:29PM

    emoticon for sharing these....so timely.

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/4/2014 3:25PM

    I really enjoyed these. The first one reminds me of something I said to you on today's chat thread. I'll keep this one in mind for the (near) future. emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/5/2014 9:12:59 AM

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/4/2014 1:57PM

    Launch me, please! emoticon

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SHARE your success...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

One of my emoticons posed this question in one of my team threads: AND--I am very curious to hear YOUR responses to this. I have been tweaking my program for the past couple of months. Just like my sparkfriend, I am working on finding the right combination for ME, however, I would LOVE to hear about what works for YOU!

emoticon QOTD (Question of the day): emoticon

Whether you are trying to lose weight, or if you are in maintenance mode, what things are you doing now or have done in the past to help you lose weight? Any suggestions, ideas or experiences you would like to share would be appreciated.

**NOTE- I know that each one of us are different, and what works for some, may not work for others. However, sometimes taking pieces of each other's successes helps us find things that work in our own healthy journeys!

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emoticon LET'S HAVE A SUCCESS emoticon!! emoticon

  
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SUSANELAINE1956 5/29/2014 11:36AM

    I find that I have to change things up every few months. That might mean a different mix of foods, a new exercise, or a new focus. Currently I am:

Eating 1200-1500 calories a day
40/30/30 carbs, fats, proteins
Carb, essential fat, protein at each meal
2-3 small snacks a day
Approx. 30 grams of fiber
Approx 1500 mg of sodium

I track all my food every day and I get well over 400 minutes of exercise a week.

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MELNJAY3 5/28/2014 8:51AM

    Making sure I eat breakfast every morning and making sure I exercise every day.

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JAIZWAYS 5/28/2014 1:03AM

    Eating regularly - about every 3-4 hours. That way I am never hungry.

Also I always eat from 3 food groups and ALWAYS some protein.

Hope these help. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 5/27/2014 6:51PM

    I've been in maintenance for a few years now, and one thing I have learned is that it takes as much dedication as losing weight does. One of the keys to that is being open to change, sometimes, things stop working, or don't work as well as they use to for me, so I have to occasionally tweak my program and make adjustments.

I've had health problems come up in that time too; a recurrence of cancer and a diagnosis of gastroparesis, but I didn't let those things derail me. I did my research, (including learning what other Sparkers with my conditions coped) and found ways to work around my issues.

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CIPHER1971 5/27/2014 5:33PM

    Reducing my carbs - not low carb per say, but eating at least one meal per day without rice, bread, potatoes etc

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