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Maize Mountaineers Week 3

Monday, January 20, 2014

My goals for week 2 were:
Track my nutrition (weigh and Measure)
Track my exercise
Watch my trigger foods (stay away from them)
Repeat my affirmation statements to myself twice a day )

My goals for week 3 are going to mirror week 2 because that is what works for me. Continue to track my nutrition (weigh and Measure)
Continue to track my exercise and get more strength training in.
Watch my trigger foods (stay away from them)
Repeat my affirmation statements to myself twice a day

  
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KRAZYKAT3232 1/30/2014 7:13PM

    Yes I agree documentation is the key to succeed!

I also work with affirmations, because you need to focus on your ownership of your desires and bring them forth to creation.

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/21/2014 12:11AM

    You've picked some great strategies to become healthy -- worthy of repeating!

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LETHA_ 1/20/2014 7:55PM

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LISA579 1/20/2014 7:26PM

    that is very cool. I try to say my affirmations and it does help. Measuring food is a must...i am never right when i eyeball it.

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Maize Mountaineers Week 2 Mindset

Monday, January 13, 2014

I guess I didn't have the right mindset last week because in spite of myself I gained three pounds. I did everything right except the chocolate. Chocolate is one of my trigger foods and when I have it in my presence I cannot keep away from it.
My plan for the week is to:
Track my nutrition (weigh and Measure)
Track my exercise
Watch my trigger foods (stay away from them)
Repeat my affirmation statements to myself twice a day

  
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EJOY-EVELYN 1/13/2014 11:02PM

    Great plan!
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Lifestyle Action Word Blog

Monday, January 06, 2014

Mindset: Everyday I wake up ready to meet the new day eating healthy, getting my exercise in and giving support back to my support system. I have been at this lifestyle journey for five years now and have learned over the years that if I just stick to my program 80/20 I do great.

Support: I have a great support system. My sister works the program with me. We get together and do batch cooking, we also encourage each other every day and you can't beat that.

Visualization: I visualize myself 5 years ago and I never want to look and feel like that person again. She couldn't partake in activities with her grandchildren, couldn't walk around the block or for that fact to the end of the drive way to get the mail without getting short of breath. Today I am a healthy active person who likes her life.

Acceptance: I have accepted the fact that the way I live now, exercise now and eat now is what I have to do for the rest of my life.

Obstacles: My obstacles would be my trigger foods and I cannot have them in my house because I know how I react to them. They would get in the way of my healthy lifestyle change.

Time Management: I set aside a couple of hours a day five days a week for exercise. I am retired so I look at it as my job. I work on my spark in the afternoons or evenings depending on what the plan is for the day but, I do it everyday of the week even during vacation. It is just something I have to do to make my journey work.

Beyond Comfort: I don't know of anyone that exactly loves going to the gym but I know I have to push myself beyond my comfort zone even when the weather is not freezing and I am out walking. I try to go as far with my walks as I can stand it.

Stress Management: There is not a whole lot of stress in my life as I am retired, the kids are grown, married and have kids themselves. I think they are the ones with the stress now. But, if I did have a lot of stress I would like to think I wouldn't head for the kitchen or that bag of chips or even my nemesis the candy bar.

Rewards: I used to reward myself with new clothes in smaller sizes but I don't do that so much anymore oh, maybe a new work out top or workout pants once in a while when I can find a good sale but now that I am so far into my journey I just relish that feeling of accomplishment when I finish a workout or step on the scale and it is closer to my goal.

  
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KRAZYKAT3232 1/22/2014 9:29PM

    This is how I see my journey to health, as the most important job I have right now. You are an inspiration. Thank you!

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CALIDREAMER76 1/6/2014 9:19PM

    Great Blog - covering all the points, very inspiring!
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RISENABOVE 1/6/2014 8:40PM

    I love the "reality" in your blog! The honesty that this journey must be one that fits into your life and not something that's forced! Sure...moments of weakness, temptation and excuses will always be there, but HOW you tackle them that determines the outcome! Keep working the plan you've set for yourself and enjoy the support and success along the way! emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 1/6/2014 8:34PM

    We sound like we are in similar places in our lives. It is good that you have the time like me to truly focus on this journey!

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Spark Rally In Florence Ky May 21, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

There is a Spark Rally being held in Florence Ky on May 21, 2011. Susiemt and I will be among those attending. We are looking forward to meeting all of the spark members that can attend. If you have never been to a spark convention or a rally please think about attending you will find motivation, support and answers to many of your questions.
Susie and I are very excited about the rally and are anxiously awaiting the day .
Here is the following information needed for the rally.
Florence KY/ Cincinnati area Mini Convention May 21, 2011 (Saturday)
drinks and snacks provided


29 seats remain as of March 27. Final Rally Sale! Tickets $9.99 each.

EVENTS include a live web conference with Sparkguy himself and a party Coach Nicole is attending!

Event Timing:
7:30AM-9 Set up

9-9:30 Arrivals/registration/gift bags/ registration for prizes

9:30-11:30 Speakers and Questions ~Indygirl, Hoosiergirlindy, Sheenadee, Ksigma1222, Swbdot2, Quadcmom, Kathyjo56, and 3rdstring

11:30AM-1:00PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM-2:00 PM EARPS Presentation: Veganism/ Vegetarianism/ Flexitarianism

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Video Conference with Sparkguy
Discussion of The Spark led by Ksigma1222,
Questions and book signing.

4-5 Carol Lee Scott- Green/ Yoga class
Coach Stepf has canceled due to being in Honduras

5PM Door Prizes and Fitness Swap

Rally Tear Down
Party Set Up

6:30 PM Post Rally Party with Coach Nicole
*all events still subject to being changed or moved.

PRIZES:

There will be fantastic prize drawings at the rally!

Win one of 15 copies of THE SPARK or a DVD

Win one of 5 signed copies of THE SPARK signed by Sparkguy himself

Location and Lodging:

The Venue for the Rally will be:

Microtel Florence KY by the Cincy Airport
7490 Woodspoint Dr
Florence, KY 41042 US
Phone: 859-746-8100


TO GET TICKETS:
Tickets are $9.99.

Using DONATE on the EARPS.ORG (Our Sponsor) website to buy your tickets will give you an immediate receipt.

Go to EARPS.org
Use the DONATE button.
under special instructions, put the Spark names of those who the tickets are for.

If you prefer to send a check:

-Make checks payable to EARPS.
-Put for Spark Rally in memo section.
-Enclose note with usernames and names of people coming.
-Your canceled check will be your receipt and you will be sent one for tax purposes as well.
-You will be added to our RSVP list as soon as we receive your check and list of who is coming with usernames if they have them.

*Checks may not be cashed right away, as they collect donations and make single runs to the bank every so often. They will be cashed and receipts will be sent out, but possibly not in a timely fashion.


Mail to:
E.A.R.P.S.
P.O. Box 736
Brownsburg, IN 46112

Money from tickets will be used for the expenses of the rally such as catering, snacks, ice, program and information printing, labels, and anything else you can imagine that goes with holding a rally for 100 people.

All left over money will be donated to the not for profit organization EARPS, Exotic Animal Rescue and Pet Sanctuary. EARPS rescues exotic animals, gives them needed medical treatment, fosters them and finds them forever homes. It is non profit 501c3 certified, so your ticket price and any donations will be tax deductible.

If you decide to donate more because you personally want to do so, still remember to put Spark Rally in your memo portion.

All Ticket Sales are final and non refundable, but you can sell/ give them to another member. Just notify me of any changes by Sparkmail. I can always get information for you if you need it.

As always, if you have any questions or need help, just Sparkmail me.

*Note: This is a SPARK member and EARPS sponsored event.


LODGING AT THE RALLY SITE:
Microtel Florence KY/ cincy airport
7490 Woodspoint Dr
Florence, KY41042US
Phone: 859-746-8100

49.99 reg room
49.99 suite inc wet bar micro fridge bigger
AAA discount

PLEASE CALL and Reserve your room under the name SPARKPEOPLE to make sure you get your room for the discounted rate of $49.99. To reserve at the Microtel:
Call 859-746-8100/ Tell them you are with the Spark People Group. If you reserve a room at the Microtel, please Sparkmail me privately. I just need the name the reservation is under to get our group credited for the room. ~Indygirl







  
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ALIALI2013 12/27/2013 2:10PM

    Sounds like a good time..I hope everyone has a great time, I'm sure they will. :)

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XENA47 3/30/2012 3:49PM

    So cool! Reasonably priced too, which impressed me. Let me know when you get back and blog about it--I wanna hear all the details.

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JESSICAPAGE 4/7/2011 12:46PM

    That sounds like so much fun! Hop you have a great time!!

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WOLFKITTY 3/29/2011 11:44AM

    I *know* you guys will have fun!!
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Spark People Motivator-February 14, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wow, I just received an email telling me I had enough votes to become a spark people motivator! I am extremely honored. I joined spark towards the end of July in 2008 and it has been quite the journey which is not over yet and probably will never be. In the year and a half that I have been a member of spark I have lost 129#. I am hoping to reach my goal by the end of December 2010 and with the help of this wonderful site and all of it members I know I can do it. I am ever so grateful to Chris Downey for providing us all with this great site and to my sister Susiemt who motivates me everyday. Keep Sparkin Everyone! emoticon emoticon

  
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HOLDINGMYOWN 1/18/2014 3:26PM

    YOU deserve every vote you got woman! emoticon

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JNPMUDDIN 2/11/2011 9:54AM

    WOW!! emoticon
You deserve it gal!!!!
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RIMAJO 1/28/2011 2:35PM

    Congratulations Becky! In my mind, you have indeed earned the title! Way to go!!
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SUNSET24 12/20/2010 4:03PM

    you go girl, y ahoooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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CHRISADONNER 5/6/2010 11:05PM

    Congratulations on your honor, and I can see that it was well deserved. You rock!
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THOMS1 2/19/2010 10:19PM

    emoticoneveryone you guys are just emoticon emoticon

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TRACIEO3 2/19/2010 10:00PM

    YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PAULA3420 2/19/2010 2:20PM

    emoticon emoticon to you Spark Motivator!! Awesome Achievement. emoticon You definitely deserve the recognition. I know you motivate me. emoticon i know you will reach your ultimate GOAL

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CALIDREAMER76 2/19/2010 2:07PM

    Becky,
After meeting you at convention I would have assumed you already were a SP motivator! Congratulations!

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THOMS1 2/19/2010 1:49PM

    I want to thank all of you for commenting on my blog and wishing me congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 2/16/2010 12:14AM

    Hey I voted for you! Becky you so deserve this. You motivate me every day as well. Keep Sparkin Beck!

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4-ME-TO-BE_____ 2/15/2010 12:48PM

    emoticon you deserve it you are inspiring

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KATIEGLEN012 2/15/2010 9:06AM

    Wow...a year and a half!!!! You have commitment!!!!! Congrats on your new role here!!! emoticon

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 2/15/2010 5:15AM

    emoticon on being chosen as the SP motivator of the day. & MAJOR emoticon on all of your success. Your weight loss is an inspiration

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 2/15/2010 5:14AM

    emoticon on being chosen as the SP motivator of the day. & MAJOR emoticon on all of your success. Your weight loss is an inspiration

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 2/15/2010 5:12AM

    emoticon on being chosen as the SP motivator of the day. & MAJOR emoticon on all of your success. Your weight loss is an inspiration

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PAULASTRAS 2/15/2010 3:52AM

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how happy you must be, I was when I received mine too :)

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hugs,, Paula :)

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WINTERWINGS 2/15/2010 1:33AM

    Congratulations!

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