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Week One Wrap Up - Woot!`

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Today marks the official end of my first week on SparkPeeps. I couldn't be happier with my new resolve and outlook for 2010. During my seven day voyage I only had one day where I exceeded my calorie range by 167. On the flip, I only had one day where I completed 20 minutes of cardio.

I'm currently snowed in in VT with over two new feet of snow and I've spent the morning doing a lot of cooking in preparation for the week ahead. This is as noteworthy for me as spending 20 minutes on the elliptical. I don't particularly like cooking, and I'm married to a chef, so it's easy to avoid it. But, I actually took some pleasure out of making stuff I knew I'd enjoy eating that would be healthy and allow me to stay on point.

Shortly, I'm heading up to the elliptical machine for round two (ding ding). And, I'm trying to decide if I'd get much out of purchasing a Wii and Wii fit? Hmmm?

Lastly, I'm down 3.9 pounds for my efforts this week, and while I know I won't always see these results, I'm going to really enjoy them today!!

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K_HECK 1/3/2010 7:36PM

    What I have found to work for me in the past is to have a plan of action before the day begins. Think like a boyscout! Be Prepared! I pack my lunches and figure my calories the day before. I am less tempted to over do my intake if it isnt on my list. I also mentally go over my plan on what exercise activity I will be doing and when. It is very easy for me to talk myself out of being active but by telling myself what I am going to do the night before kind of puts my mind where it needs to be.

Keep up the good work! One meal at a time, one day at a time and one pound at a time!

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BTVMADS 1/3/2010 2:42PM

    Batch cooking is the best thing to ever happen to busy people and folks who hate to cook! I can see why you wouldn't always want to be the cook though, with a pro in the house, haha. Where is your husband a chef?

Great job on your first week! You're doing AWESOME.

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BANDAIDEE 1/3/2010 12:03PM

    Awesome job! I got a Wii Fit last Christmas, and while it was fun I didn't feel very "worked out". I'm used to longer cardio, so the running in place didn't do much for me. But I do know some people that really like it, and it's a fun way to get the family off their butts, lol.

Keep it up and show that elliptical who's boss!

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HIGHLIFE73 1/3/2010 11:23AM

    What a great start! Good for you! You are glowing!!

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Hello Sweet New Year

Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's been a great end to 2009 to have found this website. It is THE best free thing I have found in years! I am having so much fun and already 4 days have passed and I've lost a few pounds. Not too shabby...

Seriously, time has passed quickly and I'm doing it - not thinking about starting - not dreading starting - not postponing starting - but doing it!! I think that's what feels best of all.

Here's to Sparking my way into 2010! The sky is the limit!

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BTVMADS 12/31/2009 4:01PM

    emoticon What a fantastic mindset to kick off your healthiest year yet!

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TENAJ99 12/31/2009 12:53PM

  Good luck!

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Day One - the fat lady is singing!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Well, day one is officially over and in 3 minutes I'm heading off to bed (one hour earlier than usual so I can get up and start to exercise). I was successful at eating within all of my ranges, drinking my waters and taking my vites. Not too shabby...

I have to say that my energy is already significantly better. Is that possible or psychosomatic? Either way, it works for me. Points to ponder ~ why is it so hard to get started when it feels so good almost immediately? Is the dread of accountability so strong that it overrides the need to feel happy and healthy? Do the emotions and food addictions win, even in the face of positive reinforcement? Not this time. It's time to learn what makes me tick. It's time to take life by the testicles and squeeze! (That's right boys, I went there.)

So, as I sit in my recliner enjoying the last few savory moments of a successful day, I stop to listen to the singing I hear. Hark! Is that the fat lady singing? I believe so, and the fat lady singing is ME! emoticon

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BTVMADS 12/28/2009 1:47PM

    What a great first blog!! I gotta say, the power of starting off right is amazing. It feels SO GOOD, and starting off on the right foot makes the biggest difference in the world. Let that positivity carry you through!


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CANDLES-73 12/27/2009 10:51PM

    Good Luck, you can do it!!! emoticon

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JASSES 12/27/2009 10:49PM

  Hope you'll have many more days like this. Keep singing

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JOCELYN48 12/27/2009 10:38PM

  Sounds like you're off to a great start! You'll be singing Carmen in no time. emoticon

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FIDGIEGIRL 12/27/2009 10:35PM

    Tee hee, you are a funny lady. And you are off to a great start! Nothing like an early success to keep the motivation up. Keep posting! Welcome! emoticon

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