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Uh Oh, I am going nowhere fast

Monday, July 21, 2014

A spark friend gently reminded me today that I have not updated my challenge goals for nearly a month. As you can all guess, I have not updated them because I have not been doing most of them. I will, however, get honest and post my lack of progress on my goals. Here goes:

Daily Tracking : 17/29 days 58% emoticon
Less than 1500 C per day: My average for the days I tracked was 1435 C, but since I only tracked 58% of the time I would guess that the other 12 days were way out of range. emoticon
More than 10,000 steps: Average 9502 not bad but I can certainly do better.
Strength Training 3X per week: I hit my target 50% of the time
Stretching 3X per week: not even close to 50%
Blogging 1X per week: 25% but this blog will help it start back in the right direction.

Okay I have totally blown it for the past few weeks. I am not scratching my original goals but I will aim to hit 95% for the remainder of my challenge.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ROSEWCI 7/23/2014 4:51AM

    You CAN do it! One day at a time! Keep pushing forward!

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DOROTHYBERO 7/22/2014 6:14AM

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HOLLYM48 7/21/2014 7:44PM

    one day at a time! emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGSIMPLY355 7/21/2014 4:44PM

    It looks like you ARE making progress...slowly is better than none at all.
Writing out what you have done gives you goals to achieve next time around.
You can do this! Keep it up and you will reach your goals!

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FORZACHANDMATT 7/21/2014 3:54PM

    And you will do it! emoticon

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CIRCE3 7/21/2014 2:50PM

  That is really inspirational! I really find it hard to get back on the wagon once I have fallen off. That is really great the way you just own it and move on!

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Checking in on my Goals!

Monday, June 30, 2014

For the 5% challenge I set some non-scale goals in addition to my 5% goal. Let's see where I am at:

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Less than 1500 C per day: I made the goal 4/7 days but my average was 1396 so I kind of met goal.
More than 10,000 steps: Average 10516 emoticon
Strength Training 3X per week: emoticon
Stretching 3X per week: not quite there
Blogging 1X per week: nope but I am on target for week two.

Four of Six: not super but I am on my way.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BECOMEFEARLESS 7/21/2014 11:41AM

    It's been almost a month. How are these goals coming along? I think it's time for an update blog!

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GEMLADYONE 7/1/2014 11:00PM

    Fantastic! Great goals and wonderful follow through! emoticon

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BA5454 7/1/2014 7:18AM

    Like the idea of all those NSV's, especially the strength training. Looks like you are well on your way to getting those goals accomplished. Well done! emoticon emoticon

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SOON2BSMALL1313 6/30/2014 10:35AM

    Great idea to incorporate non weight goals into it!!! :)

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Don't pull the trigger!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My 5% challenge assignment for yesterday was to think about our food triggers or actions that trigger eating behaviors. I wish I would have thought about this yesterday instead of today. I had a very stressful 12+ hour work day yesterday. When I left work I drove 20 miles to the nearest town and bought my cryptonite, a pint of salted caramel truffle ice cream. I drove back home, got a spoon, turned on the tv, sat down and ate the ice cream right from the container until it was empty. As soon as I finished it I had guilt, regrets, and heartburn. So lesson learned: my triggers are stress, ice cream, and really any sweet/salty combination. On the upside, this was my first ice cream binge in several months and I am back on track today. I rarely make ice cream easily accessable to me because I know I lose control when I have it around but obviously if I want it bad enough I will get it.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BECOMEFEARLESS 6/21/2014 11:50PM

    If you can name them, you can avoid them. Good luck!

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CTUPTON 6/21/2014 9:25AM

    Back on track! Good for you! Keep plugging away--and I know you will.

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ANNEMAC5 6/19/2014 2:23AM

    You recognise your triggers, lesson learned. It does sound lovely though but once you start it is so hard to stop this will be so common with sparkfriends . Good luck with the challenge

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ROSEWCI 6/18/2014 8:44PM

    Awe, I hear ya! I'm an ice cream lover too.....& I can't keep it in the house either. It's my all time comfort food! Good job getting back on track! One day at a time...we CAN do it!

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LJCANNON 6/18/2014 6:36PM

    emoticon Once that Container is Open, it is nearly impossible to close it. That is why I have learned to only buy SMALL Containers or Individually Wrapped servings. Although I have been known to open more than One Individual Serving!

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Time for a Re-Start

Monday, June 09, 2014

Over the past 5 days I have broken all of my streaks. I traveled to Denver for knee surgery for my MIL and cancer surgery for my sister. My eating was okay but I did not have internet access so I broke my Spark people check in streak and my 10,000 + step streak. So today is day 1. I am going to do 10,000+ steps per day and track all food daily.

  
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BELIEVING-N-ME 6/19/2014 10:33AM

    I also need to restart. emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 6/12/2014 3:15PM

    Life happened to me, also! I will be restarting in July but in the meantime I try to do what I can. Good luck to you!
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DOROTHYBERO 6/12/2014 6:03AM

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ROSEWCI 6/11/2014 4:50AM

    EXCELLENT! It's always nice to begin again!!! Keeping pushing forward!

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ANNEMAC5 6/10/2014 1:37AM

    Real life happens, annoying to break a streak but your right back on top of it. Sorry to read about your sister hope all is positive with her treatment

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HOLLYM48 6/9/2014 5:52PM

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The Big C

Friday, May 30, 2014

My sister just dropped the C bombshell. She has been diagnosed with stage 3 endometreal cancer. She is 58 and single with rocky relationships with her children. I will be with her Thursday for a radical hysterectomy and then we will find out what other treatment might be recommended. She is already telling me that she will refuse chemo or radiation. I am prepared to do some verbal battle with her but it will ultimately be her decision. Hopefully the doctor will be able to get it all in surgery so the other treatments will not be necessary.

  
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CTUPTON 6/21/2014 9:27AM

    I am sorry to read this about your sister. I am sure you are devastated. Maybe after her initial shock she will listen to you and realize it is best to fight and certainly not give up.

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DOROTHYBERO 6/12/2014 6:04AM

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ROSEWCI 6/11/2014 4:51AM

    I will keep your sister in my prayers....

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LJCANNON 5/30/2014 10:52PM

    emoticon Will be praying for you and your Sister. My DH will find out next Tuesday what kind of Chemo he will be getting -- Or if he will get it.

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GEMLADYONE 5/30/2014 10:27PM

    I'll be praying they get it with the surgery and that she recovers well.

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JTREMBATH 5/30/2014 10:25PM

    Sorry to hear about your sister, my hubby turned down chemo after he had half his bowel removed with cancer and that was 7 years ago and he is still with us, as you say it is there decision and hubby just flatly refused to take it.

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HOLLYM48 5/30/2014 9:53PM

    I am so sorry to hear this. There have been so many medical advances when it comes to cancer. I hope you can talk her into fighting for her life! Best of luck to both of you as you deal with this together! emoticon

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BARBIE176 5/30/2014 9:48PM

    The big C is such a devastating diagnosis. I will be praying for your sister, and for strength for you and the rest of her family. Also healing for the relationship she has with her children. I pray the surgeon gets it all and no further treatment will be necessary. emoticon emoticon

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AUNTRENEE 5/30/2014 9:38PM

    I'm praying for your sister. That is such a nasty word to hear. I hope that they get it all in the surgery too.

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