Saturday, May 18, 2013
Reminder: Tomorrow is a rest day from your “Fitness That Fits”. Take that time to post a review to your SparkPeople blog about your progress so far and you’ll get 100 SparkPoints!*
Well obviously SparkPeople doesn't have access to a calendar of spiritual events, because this weekend is a Double Sabbath, so I have two rest days - Today is the weekly Seventh Day (Sabbath) rest. Tomorrow (Sunday) is a High Holy Day - Pentecost or Feast of Weeks.
Details: Post a blog on your SparkPage answering these questions:
• What made you decide to try The Spark Solution Program?
I honestly was not planning to because I understood videos were not captioned. I wanted the book and bought it on pre-order from Amazon because it would be captioned. But May is a horribly busy month for me anyway, and it's worst than usual this year. So I discovered that transcripts were available now for (most of) the videos, and thought I'd give SparkCoach a try, since it was free with the book purchase.
Oh wait, they are asking about SparkSolutions (the book). Hmmm I'm a fine mess! So obvious I need both programs.
• Have you seen or felt any results in this first week?
Mostly in giving me some structure to hang onto, since all this emotional trauma has been reopened recently. It's allowed me to not feel so horridly guilty if I could only manage a 10 minute walk most days.
• What do you like the most about the program?
That it exists.
• What was your favorite meal from this week?
The substitutions I made because I didn't throw every thing away and buy new food for the book lists. I'm so numb, I don't remember many meals. Yogurt. Spinach salad.
• Which Insider Tip motivated you the most this week?
Hmmm in the book? Or in the SparkCoach thing? No clue. I don't recall reading an insider tip.
• What is your goal is for next week?
To just sit and finish READING this book, and to survive without freaking out.
• Include a link to the book’s website: www.sparkpeople.com/sparksolu
Okay, I'm easy. Here is a link to the book's website:
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
MOSTMOM1 recently had a videoblog about her WooHoo game...
And of course, I haven't asked her yet (Shelli, are you reading this??) whether she made up a whole bunch of WooHoo cards all at once, or if she cuts each one out at the time she decides she has a WooHoo to write out and put into Captain WooHoo Jar.
But...I thought, hmmm maybe I could make a WooHoo card template out of my prehistoric Word program and then get some nice SparkPeople colored papers (you know, red, orange, green, blue), to print out some pages of this template, cut them out, and then when I have a WooHoo I want to save, I will already have some slips of paper ready to Write and WooHoo on!
Of course, my template will have to be black and white, because I'm still a Luddite and only have a black and white laser printer. Thus, my idea of using the "colored paper" as a cheat. I suppose it could be done in such a way that people could print it in colored ink, but that's between you and your printer. And your pocketbook. For that matter, I haven't looked at the price of colored papers lately. Hmmm Well they do go on sale every so often...
Let's see if I can bring up my Word Document as a link... and maybe I should do it as .pdf as well??
Ohhh well, hmmm maybe not. The uploader says it "must be an image." Hmmm What to do?
Okay, so I've taken a screen print of my Word Document Template, as an end run. Now you can see this as a miniature of my suggestion. It really needs professional help, and the official SparkPeople gurus can maybe doctor it up and work their magic and include it as one of the community tools. Hopefully that, and not a Cease-and-Desist Order from their corporate lawyer, offering to meet me at the Court. Ehhh...
So, I saved it as a .JPG image. Here goes:
So, think of this as a sketch of my idea - but in "real life" it prints out in landscape orientation on Standard Letter Size paper 8.5"x11" (USA standards, which I realize are warped, compared to International paper sizing standards. Sorry!).
I wasn't bright enough to figure out how to minimize the SparkPeople logo that I swiped and make it lower right corner flush, kind of like the SparkPeople "You've Been Sparked" cards, which you can see here:
Anyway, that's my thought for the day, but I'm fading fast. I may have to edit this later. My husband just came home, the dog just came inside, and the teenager is driving me up the wall. Time to go for a walk!!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Just walked up 10 flights of steps - up and downstairs on the stairs to my Mom's basement. Was just under 10 minutes under FitBit activity timer. But in SparkPeople activity tracker on my Iphone app, there is no listing for "climbing stairs" Mom's staircase has a slightly shallower "rise" for their steps (my step-dad built it to his specs and he had Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome and he couldn't lift his feet that high - so their staircase has 16 steps, not the usual 13-14 steps.). There is a listing for "StairMaster" machine but only for minutes - nothing to indicate how many flights I went. Was breathing hard tho - got distracted so not sure what my heart rate was, but was at least 130+, pretty sure of that!! Pant pant!
Any case, I don't believe I am racking up the minutes of exercise that FitBit claims I am. Flattering to think that, but the bottom line doesn't match my bottom end...
Friday, April 19, 2013
I've been looking up some websites trying to find the transcript to a lecture I attended, to forward to some friends who were recently diagnosed with various mental disorders - one has schizophrenia, some others have bipolar and ADHD etc. So I am basically using this as my "notepad". I may be "NYD" on some sort of mental diagnoses as I am frequently called "crazy", and I do have various family members on both sides of my family with various diagnoses. However, ever since attending a seminar here in town years ago, I have noticed that I do better and seem more connected when I increase my healthy foods and even some extra supplements, and decrease or quit junk food all together. But, it's all too easy to relapse and have that pop or bag of cookies or ice cream etc. I need to be more carefully to document what I eat and how I feel afterwards.
For now I want to paste in some web resources so I can go back to them later ...
Orthomolecular - Natural Healing for Bipolar Disorder
A Compendium of Nutritional Approaches
Acclaim from Leading Orthomolecular Practitioners & Researchers
Welcome To Orthomolecular.org
Bipolar Kids Need Nutrition, Not Junk Food and More Drugs
Welcome to Recovery Empowerment Resources Alternative (Orthomolecular) Treatment
We Offer Hope - Helplessness Is Not Hopelessness
International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine International Schizophrenia Foundation
(lots of books!)
Search for videos & .pdf topics on Schizophrenia and Bipolar etc at Riordan Clinic
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