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Day 5 - enjoying the day of rest

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Today I slept in late, had nice leisurely breakfast, messed w/my kitties and just basically kicked back. Called friend of mine who's in the hospital recovering from female surgery on Thursday to try to make her laugh :-).

Poured myself a cup of coffee w/bailey's Irish cream, and sitting down to Spark for a while, before heading out for services & fellow-shipping.

No scale today -cuz just seemed like too stressful of a thing to do.

Shabbat Shalom!

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SNUZSUZ 2/20/2011 3:14AM

    Sound like a nice kick back today!

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CARLARCO 2/19/2011 4:37PM

  I take my break on Sundays

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Day 4 (back sliding a bit) but down 1# anyway ;-)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Did not get up at 5am today (hubby's alarm did not go off; cuz he's off work today) so looks like I'm back sliding a bit today already. BUT when I got on the scale this morning I weighed in at 264# - so apparently I lost another pound??? This is crazy (4 pounds lost in 3 days since being more accountable to myself and you guys)!!

I was happy to get to Sparking this morning, but I kind of got crazy w/my Pottery team (trying to inspire some to post pictures of their ceramic work on the team page). By doing this, I of course had to cruise some of their SP pages to get to know them a bit better, check out their photo albums and blogs -and before I knew it 2 hours flew by! So now I'm behind on getting what I need to get done today. YIKES!!!

Ciao for now, I'll try to update this blog later.
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My accountability project began 2/15/2011 & ends 3/15/2011

MY PROGRAM:
-up at 5am M-F
-in bed by midnight Sn-Th
-prayer & bible study 2x/day
-creative expression (art, music, dance, ...) daily
-log on to spark daily
-track my food daily
-track my exercise daily
-8+ glasses of H2o/day daily
-meet up w/Spark folks in person for inspiration & support 1x/month

MY GOALS (SHORT TERM):
-Healthier lifestyle
-yoga/bike/swim3x/wk
-walk 90 minutes/wk
-log/blog 1x/wk
-255 lbs (5/28/09 done!)
-245 lbs

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHERWHOAH 2/18/2011 11:44PM

    Hurray for 4lbs lost! :)

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SNUZSUZ 2/18/2011 7:22PM

    Good job on the 4 lbs. in 3 days! that's great!

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MISS_VIV 2/18/2011 4:15PM

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Day 3 - Accountability & scale says: 265# ?????

Friday, February 18, 2011

After the weigh in yesterday at 268# I was pretty bummed. I tried to meditate about it a bit, but hubby was home and asking for help on the computer; then remembered I had an 11am & 2pm appointment -so I had to stop sparking and get on w/the day.

So yesterday: I got a yoga session in, my bible study & prayer in, had vegie soup for lunch; home made chili-con-carne for dinner; and then 2 sweet oranges for desert and an evening snack. Was able to have some 'quality time' w/mom; then on the phone catching up w/dear sweet friend, then before I knew it it was midnight. However, when I began to unwind from the day I had parked myself in front of the TV and ended up watching a movie, eating 4 fig newtons, and not actually getting my patootie in bed until after 3am. Not my best (but not my worst either).

So today: I get up to face the music, got on the scale and it says 265#???? Hmmmm, how can a body loose 3# in a 24 hour period, especially when it stayed up late watching and eating fig newtons. I guess I was very bloated yesterday, LOL :-)

Despite the yukky weather, today ended up being a pretty good day. I got my prayer & bible study in; got 20 minutes of yoga & 20 minutes of strength training done. My big appointment today was to go to a friends retirement luncheon, and then get back to household priorities. Happy that I logged on to Spark for another day in a row, and tracked exercise & food from yesterday and today. Now here I sit finishing up the day w/this blog and trying to decide if I'll get on the scale again in the morning.





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MY PROGRAM:
-up at 5am M-F
-in bed by midnight Sn-Th
-prayer & bible study 2x/day
-creative expression (art, music, dance, ...) daily
-log on to spark daily
-track my food daily
-track my exercise daily
-8+ glasses of H2o/day daily
-meet up w/Spark folks in person for inspiration & support 1x/month

MY GOALS (SHORT TERM):
-Healthier lifestyle
-yoga/bike/swim3x/wk
-walk 90 minutes/wk
-log/blog 1x/wk
-255 lbs (5/28/09 done!)
-245 lbs

  
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SPICY0NE 2/20/2011 9:53PM

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Day 2 - Accountability & overcoming fear of THE SCALES

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Since my 2/14 program update, I decided to blog every day for 30 days about trying to be more accountable. I know that I may not be able to blog when we head up to the cabin (no internet up there). Happy to report I kept w/my updated program & short term goals.

I'm not the best food tracker, and yesterday I was out and about getting my beater truck smogged and other errands and found my self hungry at lunch time at the McClellan BX & ended up grabbing a Whopper Junior and ice tea. I didn't feel good about that choice, but when I logged it on the food tracker was happily surprised that it was only 260 calories (I thought it was more like 350 cals -who knew?)

This morning I stopped by CHERWHOAH's 2/25 blog: "The dangers of having a scale inside the house ..." because I hate scales! It's a funny blog (who else out there keeps their scales in the garage???). But after reading it I thought it was time to get my big ol' bootie back on the scale and see how much I've gained back by not being accountable this past year.

GULP: it was 268 pounds.


I am so sad & disappointed with how much I've let myself down..... I've got to take some time today to think about this more, will try to finish up this blog later.
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I'm keeping my program & goals posted below for my benefit.

MY PROGRAM:
-up at 5am M-F
-in bed by midnight Sn-Th
-prayer & bible study 2x/day
-creative expression (art, music, dance, ...) daily
-log on to spark daily
-track my food daily
-track my exercise daily
-8+ glasses of H2o/day daily
-meet up w/Spark folks in person for inspiration & support 1x/month

MY GOALS:
SHORT TERM:
-Healthier lifestyle
-yoga/bike/swim3x/wk
-walk 90 minutes/wk
-log/blog 1x/wk
-255 lbs (5/28/09 done!)
-245 lbs

MEDIUM TERM:
-Healthier lifestyle
-5K

LONG TERM:
-Balanced healthy life
-exercise 500+ minutes/wk
-log/blog as needed
-125 lb

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHERWHOAH 2/17/2011 1:01AM

    :( I'm sorry the scale wasn't friendly, but at least you know where you are right now. I thought i was lighter when i did my first weigh-in. Glad you're staying on track with your program!

I wanted to go to the walk at arden! I work pretty close to there, but i have dinner with my parents and grandma on Mondays and Wednesdays :(

I also notice when i log into SP more often i'm more successful because if i do have a bad streak, it doesn't last for very long due to my reflecting on here.

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CATWOOMAN 2/16/2011 11:06AM

    We know the scale is just a number, but I need it to keep myself accountable. I also use the nutrition tracker to keep myself accountable. I have to put time into this in order to be successful....maybe you need to set aside a few minutes to plan your food for the day. The last time I ate something BEFORE I figured it out it was a huge learning experience for me. I learned NOT to do that again because I decided it wasn't worth it for me.

Suggestions to get yourself back on track and into a pattern:

* Login in to Spark everyday (you've already planned that - Way to Go!!
* Plan your meals for the day
* Pack healthy snacks and keep them in your purse or car so that when you are out and about you don't have to sucuumb to the fast food craze
* Move every day
* Weigh yourself, you have to decide how often ... every couple of days?.....once a week?...
* Reflect on what happened every day and what you learned
* Be positive and if you "stub your toe" don't beat yourself up, switch it around into a positive learning experience and really learn from it - what works for you

Here's a few suggestions that have been working for me.

Good luck on beginning your journey again.


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Day 1 Trying to be more accountable

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yesterday I updated my program, so today is my new "Day 1" of trying to be more accountable to myself.

Happy to say I was up at 5am (easy to do on my hubby's work days cuz his alarm goes off at 4:30am); got my prayer & bible study (PBS) in; and have logged in to Spark. I've got quite a few things to get done today; so will be back later this evening to update this blog. I'm hoping that I'll get some Spark streaks going this week, like logging on & drinking my 8 glasses of water for 7 days. We'll see.

Thanks for the comments on yesterdays blog, I'll be getting back with a few of you later this week for specific help requests. I've decided to keep my program & goals posted at the end of each blog this February as my own little reminder.

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MY PROGRAM:
-up at 5am M-F
-in bed by midnight Sn-Th
-prayer & bible study 2x/day
-creative expression (art, music, dance, ...) daily
-log on to spark daily
-track my food daily
-track my exercise daily
-8+ glasses of H2o/day daily
-meet up w/Spark folks in person for inspiration & support 1x/month

MY GOALS:
SHORT TERM:
-Healthier lifestyle
-yoga/bike/swim3x/wk
-walk 90 minutes/wk
-log/blog 1x/wk
-255 lbs (5/28/09 done!)
-245 lbs

MEDIUM TERM:
-Healthier lifestyle
-5K

LONG TERM:
-Balanced healthy life
-exercise 500+ minutes/wk
-log/blog as needed
-125 lbs

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PLPEEP 2/19/2011 9:10PM

    It looks like you have things down to a great plan. All of your goals are very reachable and you certainly have the right attitude. I wish I had some Sparkpeople I could meet up with for inspiration, that would be awesome.

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MISS_VIV 2/15/2011 10:04PM

    tA-DA.......... presenting the new improved Mims.
Working the plan.

Great work.

YOU ROCK

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SNUZSUZ 2/15/2011 9:04PM

    Yay! You're doing it! Hope to see you again at the February meet up:)

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