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November Goals

Sunday, November 09, 2014

I did not do well on my goals last month. I actually did pretty well on the walking/biking goal, but not on any of the rest. This month I am making it more simple and only concentrating on the 2 things I find the hardest to do.


NOVEMBER GOALS:
1. No Pop
2. Strength Exercises 3 days a week.


I did not have any pop yesterday (Nov. 8) so this starts as of yesterday.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KENDRACARROLL 11/14/2014 1:07AM

    SP has a great exercise library.
Proper form is important, but they cover that too.
Always good to keep your goals manageable. I don't do well at all if I overwhelm myself. Often less is more.
Wishing you much success this month.

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DYNAMICDEB53 11/9/2014 2:34PM

    Great goals and knowing that doing less for you will probably be more, as in success!
Great also your being accountable, I think that is a great way to really keep goals that we are setting.

Hugs and smiles
Deb

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 11/9/2014 2:17PM

    In answer to Kim about what workouts, not much! Strength exercise has always been my major weakness. II don't ever feel like I'm doing them right for one thing. Then too, I don't live in a place with a gym or equipment, so I feel somewhat limited there too. What I plan on doing is the basics, push ups, crunches, using some 3-pound hand weights to do some upper body strength. I need to find more core exercises too besides crunches, so I'll be looking in the SP exercise library to see what I can find. Thanks for asking!

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1HOTFUDGEMAMA 11/9/2014 1:34PM

  You can do it

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 11/9/2014 1:16PM

    Great goals for the month....what workouts are you going to be doing?

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October Health Plan

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My plan for the month of October. Saturday will be my "day off" from these.

Nutrition
1. No pop.
2. Oatmeal for breakfast on Sunday – Friday
3. No snacking between meals.

Fitness
1. Walk/bike 20 minutes on Sunday – Friday
2. Strength (my weightless workout) on Mon, Wed, Fri

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DYNAMICDEB53 9/30/2014 8:17PM

    You have some good goals. I also really like your motivational posters. I never thought about doing more than one, but it is a great idea. October sounds like it will be a great month for you.
You can do this!!!!!!

Hugs and smiles
Deb

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KENDRACARROLL 9/30/2014 7:48PM

    Great plan! I have oatmeal for breakfast almost every day. Loaded with fruit, a spoonful of plain yogurt and tons of cinnamon, sometimes nuts. Love it!
No snacking between meals is always tough. - One day at a time :)
You can do this!
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GRANDMABABA 9/30/2014 11:46AM

    Awesome plan! Great success to you!

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Motivational Poster

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

For my White Tigers team we are supposed to make a motivational poster and hang it up then take a picture and put it in a blog.

Well, I made 2 posters. I have one hanging in my bedroom by my bed so I can see it first thing when I wake up in the morning. The other is hanging in my office so I can see it while I work.





Mostly they are just reminders of the healthy habits and attitude that I need to succeed, and the important things in my life that I need to get healthy for, like my family.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

REALTYLADYLISA 10/1/2014 8:54PM

    Good stuff! I haven't done one of these kind of posters for myself in nearly 25 years...I guess it's time to make myself another one! New motivation, new seasons...time for a new poster!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 1/9/2014 1:24AM

    I love it. I realize again that I need to go back to asking or devine help. Who can fail when one is praying for real help.

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COASTAL6 1/4/2014 6:43AM

    You go girl, you did great.
I like your posters!
I'm rooting for you!
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KENDRACARROLL 1/2/2014 1:37PM

    Happy New Year! Glad you're still here.
Wishing you well with your 2014 goals.

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KNH771 1/1/2014 9:37PM

    Great idea. I love the divine mercy image too...

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 1/1/2014 9:19PM

    2 posters are double incentives and motivation!!!

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DYNAMICDEB53 1/1/2014 7:50PM

    So cool, I really like that you haveo ne at work.
How cool you are a white tiger, I am a blue sapphire. Love seeing you here my friend.

Hugs and smiles
Deb

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STINAMARIE86 1/1/2014 7:50PM

    Looks great! Good job on getting 2 posters done!

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DJPERAZA 1/1/2014 7:48PM

    Both of your posters look awesome!!! emoticon

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SCRAPPY_RN 1/1/2014 6:33PM

    2 posters is a great idea. I am working on healthy habits also

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DIANER2014 1/1/2014 5:14PM

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DECLARE74 1/1/2014 5:10PM

    Awesome work with 2 posters and I love the fact you have focussed on healthy habits - I am soooo hoping to really form healthy habits to replace all my old unhealthy ones - lets make 2014 the year we get addicted to a Healthy Life

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Lent

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I'm attempting a serious come-back to SP and a serious attempt at being healthy.

Here's where I am at:
190 pounds (gained 3 pounds in the past month).
Not eating well at all, or even attempting to really.
Not exercising at all for months until just a week ago when I started up some walking again.
I look fatter than ever, feel fatter than ever, have no energy, my body hurts all the time in various ways, etc...

Here's my plan:
No junk food as my Lenten resolution.
Track everything I eat and try to keep it under 1800 calories a day.
Exercise several times a week, walking my son from school as a start and then more from there.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KENDRACARROLL 2/16/2013 2:25PM

    Yes, start again with baby steps.
And don't be such a stranger. Good things happen when you stick with SparkPeople.
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TEDYBEAR2838 2/13/2013 3:06PM

    It is a great start and all you really need to
do to be successful, but those of us at SP
for any amount of time, KNOW what to do,
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DYNAMICDEB53 2/13/2013 2:35PM

    Love knowuing you are here and still trying.
I think that your plan is really sound, you arent going overboard but you are setting yourself up for success. Remember that you might mis step but keep trying, you can do this. I know you can.
Hugs and smiles
Deb

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KNH771 2/13/2013 1:37PM

    It's nice to see you again! Welcome back. Simple starts are always best.

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TATTER3 2/13/2013 11:02AM

    You can do this!!!

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LIVELAUFLUV 2/13/2013 9:28AM

    Great plan! Start small as big steps are sometimes overwhelming! You CAN DO IT!

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October Alternate Challenge Blog

Monday, October 01, 2012

Despite cutting back on team activities to concentrate on the basics, I feel I'm ready to participate in a challenge this month. I did pretty well in September, but could have done better. Maybe focusing on one challenge that lasts one month will help.

For this challenge I have to set a goal for the month, find a weekly reward, pick a quote that moves me, blog about it all, and print this out so I can read it each day.

Goal for October: At least 3 days each week, (going to try for Tue, Wed, Thu) count my calories and keep them at 1400 or less. I will attempt to do this by not snacking at all on those days, by eating a small but healthy breakfast (oatmeal most likely), not eating out those days each week, and having only soup or a salad for at least 1 meal each of those days.

Reward: Each week that I accomplish this, I will give myself a goody, and if I accomplish it every week this month, then I will buy myself a new outfit (pants/top).

Quote: “Promise me you'll always remember:
You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think. "
-A. A. Milne

The quote is more sentimental than motivational, but I do really like it, and it makes me think of my son - which will motivate me to do my best.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KNH771 10/4/2012 6:50PM

    Nice to hear from you! I like your challenge... small challenges to build consistency.

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KENDRACARROLL 10/2/2012 10:34AM

    Let's rock October.
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DYNAMICDEB53 10/1/2012 8:18PM

    Great challenge and reward. It sounds like you have thought about this and made it something you really need to do for you. I also really like the quote.
I know you can do this.
Have a great month and I will we watching to see how you are doing. Next weigh in will be better.
Hugs and smiles
Deb

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/1/2012 7:54PM

    Excellent blog. I enjoyed your quote! Good luck with the alternate challenge and all of the goals that you've set for yourself.

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/1/2012 7:40PM

    They are definitely things you can do! I'm with you
let's do this!

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