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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Here it is! My latest post: www.turkeylists.blogspot.com



Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The star chart is working!!!! I'm on my 10th day of enthusiastic (and consistent) Sparking!!! Happy New Book To Me!!!!!

Speaking of books, I've got a new blog post up too, which is also wonderful! I'm really enjoying this blog thingy: www.turkeylists.blogspot.com


External Motivation

Sunday, February 20, 2011

In the name of getting myself back on track, my new (sweet) husband and I have agreed on some external motivators. :)

Drumroll Please!

1. Henceforth, I will buy one beautiful dress for our anniversary, each year. This will be a good motivator for me, and will also build up my collection of symphony-worthy dresses! (This one was my idea!)

2. For each 5 pounds lost, I will buy a pair of jeans / shirt / etc. as a celebration. (This one is my husband's idea. He commented once that he wished my wardrobe had something in between work-wear and pajamas. :)

3. In order to help me regain consistency in logging on to Sparkpeople, my friend M. has made me a star-chart that I can use to keep myself on track. I'll post it next to the computer!

I'll keep you posted as to how it all works out! I think for our first anniversary, I'd like to have a blue dress!!! :)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TANGO5617 3/12/2011 1:57AM

    It's working!!! I'm on day 18 -- in a row!!!!! :)

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SAGE150 2/26/2011 8:54PM

    I like the star chart idea. It's elementary, Watson! :)

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QUILTINGBEAJ 2/20/2011 4:28PM

    Sounds good! emoticon

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Goals and Resolutions for 2009

Sunday, January 04, 2009

1. I will give at least 5 hugs each day.

2. I will learn to do the splits. (ballet class?)

3. I will mindfully exercise 5 days each week.

4. I will track my expenses daily.

5. I will take at least one quilting class.

6. I will finish at least 3 quilts this year.

7. I will log on to Sparkpeople each day.

8. I will continue taking lunch and snack to school at least 3 days each week.

9. I will cook dinner at least twice each week.

10. I will organize and maintain a system for dealing with paper in the office.

11. I will do mindful lesson planning and documentation at least 2 days a week.

12. I will clean for 15 min. each day, at least three days a week.

13. I will learn to ask directly for what I want.

14. I will conquer my fear of saying no.


Time-savers for eating healthy . . .

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ok, here goes . . . my first blog entry using a prompt!

My grocery list has a new category . . . "Snackums" . . . by which I mean things that are prepackaged, or easy to subdivide, are healthful, and can be grabbed in moments as I hurry out the door. As I'm now packing my lunch with me to work every day, some mornings I have time to make a sandwich, and some I don't. "Snackums" make sure that even on the really REALLY fast mornings, I still have time to pack some sort of lunch.

So, here's my list of things that qualify as Snackums:

1. Yogurt. usually the prepackaged kind, and sometimes the plain yogurt with a spoonful of jelly in the middle.

2. String cheese, and squares of cheese, individually wrapped. These are my standby.

3. Tiny Luna bars. I find these in a big box with the "energy bars." They're about the size of a mini-snickers and provide just enough chocolate taste and treat sensation, while still being a Luna bar and fairly good for you!

4. 100 calorie pack of sourcream and chives Pringles. Yes, I know, it's not healthy, but it makes me feel that packing a lunch is something fun rather than a chore. I only go through a package of these perhaps once every other month or so. It's not excessive, but it's a nice treat!

5. Almonds and raisins. This one I do nearly EVERY day. I have a small mustard jar that I'm using as a container for half a serving of almonds and the contents of a tiny box of raisins. Sometimes I'll vary by changing the raisins for a dried tropical fruit mix, but the size of the mustard jar ensures that I don't take too much with me. It's a nice combination of protein and quick fructose. And, it's yummy!

6. Honest Kids fruit juice bags. They're only 40 calories, have minimal sugar, and are really yummy. These are like the pringles in that I don't get them all the time, but they're still a nice occasional treat.

7. With the purchase of smaller plastic containers (Lock and Lock's 1.4 cup size) I can now pack veggies with me more easily. It's so nice to microwave some steam-in-the-bag veggies and then toss a serving into a container for lunch the next day. Happy Brussle Sprouts to me!! Carrots of course work too!

And so, yeah, that's my secret to success. You've got to have things that are quick and easy to grab!

Also, having one or two lunchboxes makes it easier as well. Mine are from sub-Zero and have the "keep things cold" stuff in the lining on all sides, so you just throw the entire bag into the freezer. It really keeps things colder than invidual ice packs.

Hmmm, I like this prompt thingy!

Let me know what you think!



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