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Excited

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I am excited today. My youns gest daughter came down from Michigan to spend a couple days with us. Yesterday was "sisters day". My daughters just wanted to spend the day with each other, I am so glad that they do this. They are very close and that means a lot to me.

Today, we'll be going over to Sarah's for a barbecue. This will be my first time eating at some other place than home. I'm a little nervous as to how I will be able to do. Remember my willpower!

I'm also anxious to see if anyone noticed that a few pounds have come off. My husband really is around me too much and doesn't notice. That bums me a little that he hasn't said anything. He knows how hard I have been trying. Oh, well! I'm doing this for me anyway.

Wish me luck to keeps eating and excercising the next couple of days. I don't thing I will get as much exercise as I would like to. But, it is a holiday weekend. I will try harder the rest of the week to make up for lost time.











  


Meal planning

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I didn't like my first week's reports. Starting today, I am making a conscious effort to think more about what I eat. I want to try to sit down and plan meals for a whole day. Maybe after some practice, I will be able to plan means for more than one day at a time. My goal is to be able to have meal plans for a whole week. Then, I can use these plans to make my grocery list and be able to stick to it. Lofty goals for a newbie, but i know I have to start learning if I am going to be able to make lifestyle changes.

  


Reports and Goals - the first week

Friday, May 28, 2010

I really sat and looked at all my reports and goals. I haven't achieved all my goals and my reports definitely show my weeknesses. I still eat too many carbs and not enough protein. Did anyone else have this problem? How do I adjust my diet better? It has been an eye-opener for me. I will try to keep improving over the next few weeks.

  


aha moments

Friday, May 28, 2010

I actually had two aha moments this morning. I re-read the articles on warm-ups and cool-downs and drinking water while exercising yesterday. I made a conscious effort this morning to do just what the articles said to do. And I really felt the difference!

  


I have a new goal that has helped me tremendously!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This has been my first week as a member of the Spark community. This has added meaning and goals to my life at a very crucial time in my life.
My marraige is not working out. This has added so much stress in my life.
Another stress is that I am unemploed at the present time. I have been out of work for 1 year because I broke my back Easter of 2009. Two surgeries later, I know have a clean bill of health and have started seeking employment. It gets very discouraging at times.
Being a member of Spark has added a much needed purpose to my life. I now look forward to working out and eating right and tracking my progress. i have learned about new recipes and have added new excercies to my schedule. I've already made new friends. These friends have helped me through some rough spots just by listening and sharing their stories. This has given my self-esteem a much needed boost. Money can't buy that!

  


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