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Focus on the Positive

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's too easy to think of all the ways we've failed or not lived up to expectations (our own or others). So my SparkCoach challenge today is to blog about 3 accomplishments.

The first one for me is pretty easy -- jogged 4 miles at the park over the weekend. I didn't walk until 3.5 mile mark and then just a couple steps.

Second, I have done at least 90 minutes of cardio every week for the last 45 weeks. And most weeks, I've done more. That's an awesome Spark Streak!

Third, I actually bought a bikini for a trip to Hawaii next month. Whether I'm brave enough to wear it in public remains to be seen, but it's been years (and years) since I even considered wearing one!! YAY!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LAWANDMUSIC 1/25/2013 8:16PM

    Outstanding report!! A bikini. WHEW! Hawaii - wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Best Wishes!

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-AMANDA79- 1/24/2013 9:29AM

    Great work!!

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SORTIZA99 1/23/2013 9:35AM

    Indeed we need to focus on the positive always.

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YMWONG22 1/23/2013 8:59AM

  They are great accomplishments. Look back on where you are when you started your journey and be proud of how far you had come.
Have a wonderful trip to Hawaii next month. Hope you will feel confident enough to wear the bikini. emoticon
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SC Daily Task

Friday, January 11, 2013

Today's SparkCoach task is to post my meal plans for tomorrow. I'm hesitant to do this because I'm always annoyed by people who post to Facebook or Twitter things like, "making a grilled cheese" or "spaghetti for dinner!" Because, who cares? Unless you're LeBron James or Ben Affleck. Yeah, even then I don't care.

Alas, I'm going to be a good girl. Tonight I'm making fajitas for dinner -- without the tortilla, and I'm thinking about trying Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to top it. Tomorrow I have a birthday dinner for friends so I'm planning to eat light during the day so I can live it up a little at dinner.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DAYSPRING-STAR 1/11/2013 9:09AM

    WooHoo for thinking outside the box, trying new ways, being open to try suggestions to see whether they work in your journey to improved health!

SparkCoach has been a great motivator for me. It helps me approach SP with accountability and a routine. I hope you find the same.

Keep Sparking! You've been a good girl! And remember, even when you are a "bad girl" (it happens to all of us on this journey!), you have a choice the very next second to forgive yourself, learn the lesson offered, and point your feet in the right direction once again! You can do it, we can do it, we are SparkPeople!

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KALANTHA 1/11/2013 8:29AM

    This is different that FB or Twitter because this is more than a social networking site. It's a tool for self-improvement and everyone here understands that. No one will be annoyed. In fact, reading other people's blogs helps us learn from each other.

As for your food choices: they look pretty good. I love Greek yogurt and use it in my smoothies.

Hope you enjoy dinner tonight and Happy Birthday to your friend!

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