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SacSparkles team leaders - what a great group!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

As some know I share team leadership on the Sacramento Sparkles team. Since today was the end of October I thought I'd check our team leader boards and post a "KUDO" discussion for the teams "top 20 leaders" in Spark points and spark fitness minutes. Once I did that I decided to give the team leaders a gold star for the month of october.

In doing so, I was able to visit a lot of team member's pages, and each one of them was inspiring and motivating in so many ways it kind of amazing! So many of them are doing so much better than I am in the number of minutes they've been able to exercise and the actual points that they've been able to accrue by staying on track and with their plans for better health. Talk about giving me motivation to do better this week!

Thanks team!

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JAY75REY 11/1/2010 1:11AM

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    Thank YOU for the goodie! I have dedicated myself to really DOING what is necessary to get this excess weight off, not just merely talking about it as I have been for the past two years. Yup. Took me TWO YEARS to restore my desire to really take the action.

Sparks has been a great place to to find the support and make friends along the way. Thanks for what YOU do to keep the Sac Sparklers alive!
back at ya!

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Vision Collage Oct 25th follow up - WHAT FUN!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sacramento Sparkles team sponsored a Vision Collage meet up at the Arden library this past Monday for those of us who had never completed a vision collage and for those that wanted to update their vision collage to reflect their current situation and mind set.

I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but really wanted to work on my first collage with a local group of Spark People to get help w/clippings (most of my magazine collections included Sunset, Via-AAA, Home & Garden, & many bible magazines/studies). I got some really good ideas & clippings from what others brought to the meet up and had a wonderful time sharing my struggles with loosing weight, eating healthier and the up and down roller-coaster that is our lives.

I also found out that Smokey the Bear does weddings! Frisbee golf is a popular sport here in Sacramento, and folks come from out of town to play frisbee golf courses! Who knew!?

I've uploaded some photo's from the Sacramento Village Collage meet up on the Sacramento Sparkles team page for your viewing pleasure (and hopefully to encourage you to work on or update your very own collage!

SacSparkles Team Page link:
-then just click on the team 'photo' tab


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JAY75REY 10/31/2010 1:06AM

    Thanks for posting the pics, Sabrina! I checked them out tonight. I posted my collage in my home office.

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SNUZSUZ 10/29/2010 8:53PM

    Thanks for letting me know, I'm going to check them out right now:)
I clicked on photos and there's nothing there? Please help!

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DEEGIRL50 10/29/2010 7:46PM

    I made a vision collage. I really enjoyed finding the right clippings to represent my dreams, goals, healthy life style, etc.

It sounds like fun to make one with a group of fellow sparkers!!

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Working on a Vision Collage!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Among the many different things that have been going on in my life this week includes working on a vision collage for my self and getting ready for a SparkPeople 'vision collage' meet up this coming monday.

I ran across the following link to a SP vision collage photos
Very cool stuff (for some inspiration):

Below are a few of them:

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JAY75REY 10/21/2010 12:56PM

    Great pics and examples of vision collages! We'll bring our ideas and creativity to the Meet-Up!

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Gained 10 pounds while on vacation ...

Monday, October 18, 2010

View from our cabin near Marlinton, WV

My West Virginia vacation was great -except I didn't watch what I consumed that well (I just didn't want to) or made time for exercising; especially on the rainy days. There were several b-day parties for hubby's nephew and great nephew & nieces; then there were 2 tail gate parties at the football games; +big Greek Festival; too many steak dinners w/college buds. I finally got my bootie on the scale last week and see that I've gained 10# -so am really feeling cheesy-whimpy-bummed out. (Then started thinking that maybe I'm just destined to be fat.)

Some WV humor near Spark WV. When we saw this we pulled over, but quickly realized it ws a scarecrow falling of the ladder not a person.

YIKES!! That little brain fart inspired me to get back on line and sparking!!! I know I need to dig deeper as to why I keep refusing to stay on program for my food consumption & exercise: even while on vacation. (To my credit I did go on several long walks at local park & rose garden and woodland trails.) Enough of that.

Old friends farmhouse we visited w/near Union WV

Soooo, today I'm going to start working on my "Vision Collage", something I've never done while here on SP. The local SacSparkles group has a "Vision Collage" meet up this coming Monday October 25th, so am looking forward to doing this and hope that it will help get me back on track.

Ciao for now.


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JAY75REY 10/21/2010 1:00PM

    Hey, don't feel bad, I'm there with you! I've gained around 10 lbs and didn't even GO on vacation! (though I need one badly!). Funny, my hubby was just talking this week to his cousin in Wheeling and getting the WV Fever! A very nice place to visit, I'm looking forward to going back again someday.

Love the photos!

We're not destined to be fat...We can lose weight and get healthy together!

p.s. send me your regular email and I'll send a very cool WV song and slide show that cousin Jimmy created and sent to us. He's a photographer and author as well as a Wheeling WV booster.

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UP2ME_CC 10/18/2010 6:06PM

    What a nice way to create your collage. Sounds like a good time.

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Cookout was delicious, but almost 2000 calories....

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Hmmmm boy! Did I eat good at our Labor Day cookout yesterday, but I was dreading logging it all in this morning. I went to the cookout with these mental instructions:

- choose the smallest/thinnest/leanest rib eye;
- go for a medium (vs giant) sized baked potato
- and only 1 (vs 2+) tablespoon of sour cream & NO butter on that 'tater
- eat all the green salad I wanted w/Paul Newman's asian/ginger dressing
- limit wine to 2 servings max (I love cabernet w/steaks so this is tuff for me)
- only 1 desert ... (another tuff one, when there's so much to choose from)

OK. Now the reality check of logging the food in this morning: I consumed almost 2000 calories at the cookout.

YIKES! If this is me trying to be good at a cookout I can't imagine how many calories I've been consuming at my "bad" cookouts.

Oh boy! I feel good about keeping with my eating plan/instructions, BUT (there always is a but isn't there) but -now wishing I had done better.

How did ya'll do????


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NOWELLE76 9/22/2010 1:11AM

    wow, if you stuck to your list I would say you did really well :)

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MISS_VIV 9/7/2010 9:45AM

I doubt I would have done any better than 2000.
Instead, I ate mindfully, EXCEPT for those butter toffee mixed NUTS..
I don't even know how to post THEM, so I didn't................

Mims, you will do so much better today without the challenge of the cookout.
Take Care
Keep an eye on your PLAN.

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