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Day 1732: All Good Things Must Come To An End :)

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Hi guys, I thought I would write a "goodbye" blog. I have decided to stop writing in here. As I have written in many entries, I keep a journal and write a lot of articles separate from this site. It seems to be a bit much to be writing in my journal, on, on my personal website, and here on SparkPeople. I like to write, but not that much (LOL).

So..I'm going to stop writing in here. Maybe I'll feel motivated to write a blog for my 5 year SparkVersary or something..but for the most part, I think that the time has come to stop scattering my writing between so many avenues. Maybe this will change later, I don't know. I'm still going to keep my SparkPage up and stuff :)

Just in case you guys are curious..I have been keeping up with my SparkCoach stuff (on day 55!)'s good to have the refresher tips there and I highly recommend it. I have been doing Erin Stutland's Shrink Session as well for workouts and LOVE it.

I have been so honored to be a part of this community...and I will stay posted on your guys' journeys. I hope all is well with you guys :)

~Lauren Wardell

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    We will emoticon !

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PRETTYPITHY 12/4/2014 2:06PM

    Thank you so much for all that you've given! I hope you'll leave your page and blog up for the next generation of weary Spark travelers! emoticon

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52BINCE 12/4/2014 12:49PM

    Sounds like you have a lot of irons in the fire! My cheer for you is continue on your goals n much success to you......

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Day 1688: My Supermarket Habits

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today's prompt: Write a blog post about the pros and cons of your current supermarket habits, and how you plan to change them for the better.

I am going to adjust this prompt a little bit...

I have been very proud of myself lately. I have been preparing almost all of my meals at home and grocery shopping regularly..which is very different than it has been the past couple years.

The past couple of years, I have had a tendency to eat out a lot because I work from home. Eating was my chance to take a break from work, get out of the house, and walk some place to get something to eat. I have been staying in Florida the past month (where the grocery store/restaurants are much farther away from my home), so I have been preparing most of my meals at home. It's a great shift from where I was before.

So..instead of critiquing my supermarket habits (which aren't bad..I just thought it was a boring prompt to respond to), I thought I would give myself credit for this hugeeee change in my life. Woohoo!!

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Day 1687: 3 Things I Did Well This Week...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Heyyyoo! I didn't do yesterday's prompt because it was a repeat of day 1684 :)

Here's today's prompt: Today, list three things you've been doing well with during the past week. Are you sticking to your meal plan or putting a lot of effort into your workouts? Give yourself credit where it's due!

I have been doing a lot of things really well the past week :) I am proud of myself. Here are some my favorites:

1. I am doing well at practicing non attachment...where I'm very actively pursuing the steps that are going to empower me to accomplish my goals without being attached to the outcome. I am doing very great at being happy now..even though I have goals I want to still accomplish. This has been a very hard thing for me to master and I am doing very well at it this week :) Woohoo! :)

2. I have been getting in a lot of movement. Even though I'm not burning a million calories..I'm getting in a lot of yoga-like exercises and 90 minutes a day. It feels good!

3. I'm keeping up with this whole program and the prompts. I am also doing REALLY well with my streaks that I am tracking on my phone.

I think this is such a great practice to participate in..never gets old!

What are 3 things YOU did well this week?


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Day 1685: My favorite quote...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Today's prompt: What is your favorite motivational quote? Reflect on it in your blog.

I have a lot of favorite many it's hard to choose..but the first quote I put on my SparkPage when I started losing weight on Spark was "success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." I think it's ironic I chose this quote..because it's very accurate of the approach I have taken on my healthy lifestyle/the approach that works best for me. It's not about changing everything's about rocking the baby steps :)

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MELLYBEANS0919 10/20/2014 12:57PM

    Great quote.

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LIMOM2TWINS 10/18/2014 9:53AM

    "A year from now you wish you started today" Kristen Lamb - it is what I live by - also love your quote

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/18/2014 9:44AM

    That's a great one and so true!!

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Day 1684: How I feel in 5 words or less...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today's prompt: in your blog, describe how you feel in five words or less.

1. Motivated
2. Present
3. Peaceful
4. Crampy (lol-TOM for me)
5. Loved

That was quick :)

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MELLYBEANS0919 10/17/2014 3:32PM

    How I feel in 5 words or less...
1. Happy
2. Excited
3. Content
4. Powerful
5. Sick

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