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Spark Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

I am determined to track my nutrition this Christmas eve and Christmas day. It's been so helpful to see what I'm eating and run reports on the nutritional content. I love the accountability that tracking brings. I can still have a dessert...I just need to add it and be aware of the choice I made to consume it.

Today I activated a 30 day trial at a gym nearby. I was surprised when they were trying to sell me their "online features" and it was essentially what Sparkpeople offers for free (except their version was less extensive!). It made me feel very fortunate to have discovered Sparkpeople. (And glad I don't have to dish out mega-bucks for it!)

Also this morning I bought a knock out dress for new years eve. If I needed more motivation to stay on track...it's now hanging on the back of my bedroom door.

Happy Holidays everyone, and KEEP TRACKING through the holiday!!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 12/24/2012 7:11PM


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CARRAND 12/24/2012 5:59PM

    I am tracking, too. It's the best thing.
I went to the gym today for a 60 minute cycle spin class. Burn those calories!

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MIRFA71 12/24/2012 2:11PM

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Round 2

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Back in 2008 Sparkpeople helped me reach my goal of 140. I need that motivation again as I am at 145.6 and would like to get to 135. Here are my SMART goals:

-Go from 146 to 135 by March (roughly 1 pound per week)--I can track this progress on the site
-Run (or exercise in some form) for 3 hours per week--I will track these workouts on the site
-Use the food tracker daily and check in on Sparkcoach daily

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ROSEWATER_1111 12/23/2012 10:20PM

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Goal #2

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I never thought I'd say this but I reached my goal! I hover one pound above and below my goal weight on a regular basis, but I can accept that as water weight and normal fluctuation.

My resources were this site, support of friends, using other comfort mechanisms besides food, and re-establishing my relationship with health. I'm on good terms with food and exercise and appreciate the fact that I have good food to eat and a healthy body that can perform physical activity. I have a lot of support external and internal support and motivation and that has encouraged me to....dun dah dah dah...set a new goal!

My new goal is 135 and I hope to achieve that by December, though as long as I'm either maintaining 140 or moving in the right direction, I will be happy.

:- )

Keep it up, Everyone!