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fall 5% challenge game plan

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

i am participating in the 5% challenge.

i need these challenges to stay motivated.

i will follow spark people diet plan and keep my food in proper ranges. i will be going to the gym 3-4 times a week. i will be doing weights on 2 days and cardio on 2 days. if i have more time, i will be doing cardio also on weight days. on my days off from gym i will do either a billy blanks video or jillian michaels video.

i plan on being very successfull and losing around 10-15 lbs

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/20/2012 4:42PM

    Nice plan. Good luck!

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/19/2012 9:48AM

    Now that's a plan! Keep it up!

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 9/19/2012 5:21AM

    Yay you!

I never did well with the challenges, too much extra tracking, but I may run a 5k...do you find you spend a lot more hours sparking with challenges?

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BIGPAWSUP 9/18/2012 9:23PM

    Sounds like a pretty good plan. You can do it!

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

One of my main problems is being consistent with my healthy habits. I have learned to love veggies and to love excercise. But i also love sweets and bread and crap stuff for my body. I have got to be consistent and eventually, i wont want all the crappy stuff. I have to want to be healthy more than i want to eat crap

I have started writing positive phrases on my notes on my phone these are all about how great i will feel if i am consistent.

I have also read lots of blogs where people say, no matter how u feel, log on to spark at least once a day. This will give u motivation to keep going

I have also found lots of article on under spark that i have never read before.

If i follow these habits, i will be successful. Why would anyone go anywhere else except sparkpeople program

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/18/2012 2:25PM

    Finding the healthy balance is difficult but worth it. I know you can do it. I also need more veggies and less sweets/carbs,

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SWDESERTLOVER 9/17/2012 5:02PM

    I hear you. While I do love veggies and fruit, I also love sweets. I allow myself to have something sweet every week, but I eat it in moderation. For me, it helps me to stay on track better if I don't feel like I'm denying myself an occasional dessert.

Cindy emoticon

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RFJSJ50 9/16/2012 9:37PM

    Consistency is the key - I wish I were able to be consistent with my eating and exercise. Sadly, I'm not - BUT the important thing is that we both realize how important it is!

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APACHESTEVE 9/16/2012 5:53PM

    Waves hello from someone in the same boat on consistency! I feel so much better when I exercise and put healthy food in my body, we've just got to keep doing it!

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/16/2012 4:34PM

    It's tough to be consistent, especially at first, but you're tougher!!!

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some thoughts on my day yesterday

Thursday, September 13, 2012

i haven't wrote a blog in a while. it is time i get back on this habit. the spark community is so supportive.

my sister has stage 4 breast cancer. she had a double mastectomy and we just found out that it went to her liver. she is on a new chemo drug that i am hoping will magically take it away and she will be cured. i know the chances of that are slim i am so scared to lose her. she is my oldest sister and we have really gotten close in the past few years. please keep her in your prayers

i spent the day with her yesterday. i ddnt plan ahead and when i got home, i was starving. i stopped on way home and got a hot fudge sundae. why do i do that when i know i want to be fit and healthy. i want to look good in my clothes. just doesnt make sense why we sabotage ourselves that way..

i am off right now to the gym where i am gonna do an awesome treadmill workout. maybe some weights.

keep sparking

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/14/2012 6:46PM

    So sorry to hear about your sister. I hope the chemo goes well for her.

Like one of the others said food has been your way of dealing with stress. You are moving forward and are now aware of that pattern so it will help you to break it. Finding balance and peace can be a difficult thing and one sundae won't break your diet. It's what you do from here forward.

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LWADE1963 9/14/2012 7:47AM

    Thank u both for your comments and suggestions. U r righr about the dealing with stress i never thought about it that way

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LWADE1963 9/13/2012 10:03PM

    thank you all for yout thoughts and prayers

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/13/2012 3:44PM

    Your sister is in my prayers.

And as far as your eating, just start eating healthy! When you mess up (and we all do) start again!

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WENDYSPARKS 9/13/2012 12:43PM

    Praying for your sister...

Wendy emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 9/13/2012 12:34PM

    You have a ton of stress right now and the sundae is how you are used to dealing with it. Don't beat yourself up. Let it go and move forward. You need another way to deal with your stress. Try some of the articles and resources here. They have really helped me.


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dont let me end up like that

Saturday, September 01, 2012

as i was sitting at breakfast this morning at my favorite place, i saw lots of people walking past. i am by no means ms "fitness" but as i looked at those people trying to walk and limping by and holding there back, etc, they were all overweight. this gave me a new determination to continue my journey. i dont want to end up like that. i want to be full of energy and look and feel young.

i got home and prepareed my veggies for the day and went to the gym. this is a lifelong commitment and with spark peoples help, i will succeed

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DUTCHIE77 9/16/2012 9:30PM

    My motto is often to keep fit enough to keep all doors open in the future - like you I always want to be fit enough to do the things I want! I don't want physical limitations to stop me!

Keep up the great work!

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4DOGNIGHT 9/4/2012 4:33PM

    Me, too. And thank you for commenting on my page about my woes today. I had a good cry and a nap and feeling some better. Time will tell.

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BIGPAWSUP 9/1/2012 7:04PM

    I know what you mean. Just moving every day makes your life so much better! You can do it!

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POOKASLUAGH 9/1/2012 6:41PM

    I feel like this often. And it makes me sad to see so many people like that. I just wish I could help!!

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ELOQUENTZ 9/1/2012 4:01PM

    Good for you!

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just hot, tired, and plain ole bored

Sunday, August 26, 2012

really really bored today.

i am tired of this hot weather. i am off for a month because of carpal tunel surgery. i have to say that i am getting really bored. its sunday. my husband is off but we cant do anything outside cause it is too darn hot to do anything.

i did get up this morning and jogged for 2 miles. but afterward, i was tired so i went back to bed. then later i took another nap. the only thing i can figure other than the fact that i am bored, is that sat i had a really bad day of junk eating. maybe that food is still in me and dragging me down.

ugg. i hate feeling this way. just tired and draggy.

will post tmr. maybe i will have an upbeat day with more energy. emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/26/2012 10:05PM

    Junk food does that to me, also if you go out and jog, eat something healthy within an hour after you run! You'll be amazed at how better you feel.

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RFJSJ50 8/26/2012 5:23PM

    I always feel sluggish the day after junk food choices. I have to force myself off the couch to exercise. It's only in the mid-80s here today - funny for that to seem "cooler" in NE Ohio. I know what you mean about the hot temperatures making hard to get any exercise outside. I am SO looking forward to cooler temps - I think I'll welcome the first snowfall!

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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 8/26/2012 4:25PM

    Probably the junk food. Tomorrow you can get it cleaned out. emoticon

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56ROSE 8/26/2012 4:24PM

    Hope tomorrow is much better... sounds like the naps are a good idea! I need to nap more often but I usually end up getting up after a half hour because I can't really sleep. UGH! emoticon

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 8/26/2012 4:01PM

    I think a lot of it has to do with the weather.
I feel just in a slight funk.
I have gotten stuff done, but I am restless but could nap...
The junk food can be an energy zapper though.
Good job on the 2 miles!

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MYOWNHERO 8/26/2012 3:34PM

    Yeah, that junk food is probably dragging you down. Good for you for the morning jog!

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