Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Holiday Mantra: I can do this, even during the holidays!
1) Reviewed trackers and blogs from week 1 on SparkPeople.
General: I worked to understand the site and use all the components.
Nutrition: I went over my calories during the first couple of days when I was tracking after eating. Then I started planning my food before eating and have stayed on or below my calories all of the time.
Fitness: I was not doing much/anything for fitness.
Community: I joined 3 teams, but did not contribute much during the first week.
2) Made a list of your strengths and weaknesses that you have discovered in your first month here.
a. I am very good at planning and tracking my nutrition. I track everything and don't cheat.
b. I am internally competitive with myself, so the challenges work well for me.
c. I like to learn, so all of the articles and blogs are really helpful.
a. I find lots of excuses to not exercise or go to the health club.
b. I am a very private person when it comes to my weight, so it was difficult to share nfo/experiences.
c. I tend to overeat on proteins and undereat on fats.
3) Weighed the pros and cons of continuing through the holidays instead of starting over in January.
a. I won't be 10 or more lbs heavier in January and thus won't have to lose the extra weight.
b. I'll be proud of myself for accomplishing a very difficult task.
c. I'll have lost weight by following my nutrition and exercise plans, so in January I'll be lighter.
a. I'll miss out on all the wonderful food that is present at every party, etc. during the holidays
b. I'll miss out on eating some of the cookies I bake for others at Christmas.
4) Create a Visual Collage of what motivates you. Base it around a specific goal, mantra, feeling or whatever helps you hang to your determination. (50 points)
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