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Week 1 of the 5% challenge

Friday, March 12, 2010

Week 1 of the 5% challenge has been a busy one! I am a leader on the Lady Bugs team, and our team has been moving!!! The energy on the team is awesome and we are all doing what we can do to meet the challenges and exceed them! I am so glad that I decided to become a leader in this challenge. It is giving me the kick in the pants that I needed to get moving again, instead of just playing at getting it done. The team is a very diverse group, and everyone is doing their best to get it done. The energy, the excitement that we have going is awesome! We all feed off each other and push each other to do more, to get to the goal.

I love being a Lady Bug!!!

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Also this week, my daughter was in a concert on Thursday night. I switched shifts so that I would be able to go to it. The kids are all 5th graders that they brought together from the 5 different elementary schools in the district. Gave them 4 hours of practice time together as a group, and they were great! It sounded as if they practiced together all the time.

  
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STARTSPARKING 3/14/2010 6:36AM

    Bless you for choosing to be a leader of your awesome team. I'm sure it's no easy task, but I'm glad you were up for the challenge.

You're such a dedicated mother to change your work schedule to attend your daughter's concert. I bet your daughter really appreciated your presence. I'm so glad the kids did so well!
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CERIUSLY 3/12/2010 8:11PM

    I'm sure I speak for fellow Ladybugs when I say we love having you too!

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I love attending programs for the kids in schools. I look forwardto sharing those things with my grandchildrn.

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 3/12/2010 7:35PM

    Yay for your daughter and the other kids!! And a huge YAY for you!!

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SCRAPPY_RN 3/12/2010 5:30PM

    Sounds like you are doing great!!
My baby is in 5th grade too :)

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KOPSBABY 3/12/2010 3:39PM

    That is so Awesome!! I love it when everyone pulls together to support a common goal and motivates each other to acheive it.

Sounds like a good time was had by all at the concert. Kids are so talented.

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March goals

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

March Goals

1. Track my food everyday

2, Exercise at least 15 min every day

3. Continue to spring clean my house 1 room at a time. (I don't want to wait until Spring because when Spring comes, I want to be able to go out and enjoy the good weather!) I got 4 rooms done in February.

4. Rock the 5% challenge with the Lady Bugs team!
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DEB2448 3/5/2010 1:13AM

    Great goals!

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SCRAPPY_RN 3/4/2010 10:34AM

    Almost the same as mine - except for the last one ;)

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STARTSPARKING 3/4/2010 5:51AM

    These are great goals! Good luck with all of them, my friend. emoticon

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NORLANA 3/4/2010 4:42AM

    Great baby steps! Can you come to my house next? LOL

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NIGHT_OWL2 3/4/2010 12:08AM

    Great goals. It's always good to take care of the clutter in our lives.
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EDWARDS1411 3/3/2010 10:23PM

    Good goals Bobbi - I'm impressed with the Spring Cleaning - you're way ahead of most of us there!!
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CRUISEBOUND2014 3/3/2010 9:56PM

    Great goals! emoticonon getting 4 rooms done already! Go Lady Bugs! emoticon
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SEYSARAH 3/3/2010 6:17PM

    My goals are very similar and the cleaning (Spring) is right on target..right there with you!! Have a great day!

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KALISWALKER 3/3/2010 5:23PM

    I am doing the same thing, cleaning now. I want spring to be outside and exercise.

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SHARKAR02 3/3/2010 5:17PM

    Ditto to what TAPPY47 said about Spring cleaning. Great goals.

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TAPPY49 3/3/2010 5:08PM

    I like your idea of starting Spring cleaning now in order to enjoy Spring. Thanks for sharing.

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WOW! I met an Olympic Gold medalist!

Monday, March 01, 2010

The kid's school had a book fair tonight, and to pull people in, they usually ask a guest reader to come in and read to the kids. This year, they had an Olympian Gold medalist come in. She won Gold in the 1994 winter Olympics, and a Silver in the 1992 Winter Olympics. She looked at the books that they had for her to read, and decided that the kids would be more interested in hearing about her journey to Gold. Boy, was she right. The kids loved it! I loved it! The other adults present loved it!

One of the things that she said really hit home for me. She said that the Olympian athletes practice everyday, 3 times a day. They fall, a lot, but they get back up and do it again. They go to classes, usually gymnastics, to teach them to fall, so they don't hurt themselves.

Sounds kinda familiar. A lot like many of our journeys here. Every day is a new day to practice, and we will stumble or fall, but we get back up and try again. We use Spark people and other resources to teach us what we need to do to lose the weight successfully and in a healthy way.

To end her session, she brought out her Gold and Silver medals. She told us about the medals, and I really had not known about how they were created before. The country hosting the Olympics get to design the medals, and they design them with something unique to their country. The gold medal she won, had granite in it from the stone that they blasted away to make the arena for the games. How cool is that. The silver she won, had crystal in it that was unique to that country.

I actually got to touch and look at both of the medals. What an inspiring evening it was!

  
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CERIUSLY 3/9/2010 6:02PM

    What a great experience for children of all ages. I'm curious to know who she was and what her sport was. Thanks for sharing this and as always thanks for your support.

Ceri

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STARTSPARKING 3/4/2010 5:54AM

    What an amazing experience to meet a medal-winning Olympian! Kudos to her for visiting schoolchildren to inspire future leaders. Thank you for sharing your awesome day!

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NORLANA 3/4/2010 4:41AM

    "the Olympian athletes practice everyday, 3 times a day. They fall, a lot, but they get back up and do it again. "

THank you for sharing her inspirational words!

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EDWARDS1411 3/3/2010 10:28PM

    That is pretty darn cool!! But you've whetted my curiosity - who was she and what sport did she win her medals in?? Please, please, please!!!

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CRUISEBOUND2014 3/3/2010 11:39AM

    Thank you for sharing! Never thought of our journey in that light! emoticon emoticon

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PEDAL-PUSHER 3/2/2010 10:14PM

    That sounds so neat............info I did not know! How cool for the kids of all ages!

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SCRAPPY_RN 3/2/2010 9:29PM

    That sounds so awesome! I never knew they took gymnastics to learn to fall - how cool

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 3/2/2010 8:48PM

    That is just way toooooooooo coooooooool!! What a neat treat for the kids!! And parents!! And an inspirational reminder for us all!!




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AREBMAN 3/2/2010 5:37PM

    WOW!

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SEYSARAH 3/2/2010 4:37PM

    What an opportunity and loved learning about how the medals are made..had no idea...inspiring and fun for all..so happy that these athletes take time out to visit with kids...and of course the adults in their lives...every little bit makes a difference to us all, including you passing on the story..Thanks!

Nan

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AXISLADY 3/2/2010 3:44PM

    You didn't mention what sport she won in???

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SAHMWICH 3/2/2010 3:26PM

    that is so amazing!

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PAPASNAPDRAGON 3/2/2010 11:36AM

    That is very neat . I would like to touch a real olypic metal . emoticon

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GRAMMABENJI 3/2/2010 10:19AM

    that is really cool. I never knew that. it would be fun to have some olympic trivia on our team losing and playing.

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JEN169 3/2/2010 9:06AM

    That is just too cool! I am inspired reading your blog. We do keep falling on our journey through not just weight loss, but life. We do have to keep on getting up and continue practicing. We will get there though! Thank you so much for sharing about your evening. I didn't know that medals were made that way either. It is always worth going to kids book fairs and such because you do learn a lot, don't you?

Peace and Blessings Friend!
Jen

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SHARKAR02 3/2/2010 12:40AM

    That meeting had to be a great surprise. I didn't know that about the medals either, I figured they were made in mass somewhere. So cool!

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Mid-February goal check

Friday, February 19, 2010

February Goals

1. Track my food everyday
Did not track food on 2/13, 2/14, and 2/15. We were away for the weekend for our anniversary.

2, Exercise at least 15 min every day
I missed 2 days, 1 because my ankle was really bothering me and the other because of a dental appointment

3. Get my house spring cleaned 1 room at a time. (I don't want to wait until Spring because when Spring comes, I want to be able to go out and enjoy the good weather!)
I have 4 rooms completed so far! Woohoo! Would have more done, but the snow got in the way, and I had to shovel, LOL.

4. Follow the 28 day program in The Spark.
Got a little side tracked on this as well, but am trying to follow it.

So, not as on track as I would like to be, but a lot better then I had been doing.

  
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SANDRAHUGHES 2/26/2010 2:48PM

    We both started at the same time. I am impressed by the amount of sparkpoints you have accumulated! Keep up the consistency!

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STARTSPARKING 2/25/2010 5:43AM

    I'd say you got a lot accomplished so far this month! I hope your ankle is feeling 100% by now. Keep up your great work!
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29ANDHOLDINGON 2/19/2010 7:19PM

    I wish you well, I already started my spring cleaning too. I have 2 rooms completed. It sounds like you are doing good. emoticon

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Bummer

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

During all the snow that we had, I fell as I was walking. I didn't think much about it, because I really didn't go down that hard. This weekend, while we were down in Gettysburg, we did a lot of walking, and by Sat night, my ankle started to really bother me. It hurts when I put my shoe on and if I move it the wrong way. So my hubby told me to get it checked out on Monday. So Monday, I called the dr, made an appointment and went into see him. Of course he sent me for x-rays. Luckily there is no fracture, which is what he was afraid of, seeing that it took 4 days for the pain to start. So it is just a strain, but until it heals, it is going to bother me. I have not exercised since Sunday, Monday, I was pretty much on my feet all day, doing laundry and grocery shopping, and today, instead of doing housework, I sat with my foot propped up reading.

I am really bummed because today is the first day since the beginning of the year that I did not get up and get moving. I don't want to fall back into the rut I was in last year, where I went for days without exercising. But I know that I have to give my ankle a chance to heal, so I will take it easy for a couple of days. Hopefully by the weekend, it will be feeling better, and I will be able to get back at it.

  
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GRAMMYTINK 2/16/2010 8:26PM

    Take the time to heal your ankle and listen to the doctor. I had a bad sprain once so I know how you feel. I was suppose to be on crutches but after a day I gave them up. You'll be back up before you know it...Take care... emoticon

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SCRAPPY_RN 2/16/2010 8:01PM

    I have complete confidence in you. You will rest your injury and then get back on the horse. You done to awesome this year to stop :)
I hope you heal quickly

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PEDAL-PUSHER 2/16/2010 7:11PM

    I don't suppose you have access to an indoor pool.......short of that, there are atons of things you can do while sitting to at least get some strength training in. If you do it without the weights, you might be able to get your heart rate up enough for SOME cardio. I have been fortunate to not have any injuries that keep me tied down. That was one of the main reasons I contunue with this journey: to increase my flexibility and strength so I DON'T fall.

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 2/16/2010 7:07PM

    I know you too well by this point -- I am totally and completely confident you will not regress. Ice, elevate, or do whatever the dr. said to do because when the time comes, you'll be cranking out those exercise minutes like before!!


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CERIUSLY 2/16/2010 6:55PM

    Oh too bad. I pray you heal quickly and completely. Have you thought about chair exercise? Even working just your upper body will be good. I teach an exercise class called Strong Women. All the movements are done either sitting, or standing holding on to a chair. The website has a virtual trainer if you're interested.

http://www.stron
gwomen.com/

Take care and heal well.

Ceri

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