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How to Track my Goals??

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Yesterday I posted my goals for June. I made a chart to daily check off each goal as I finish it. This is similar to tracking on SpacePeople, except that somehow it feels more personal. When I track on SpacePeople, am I really making progress or am I just posting just for the points? I do know tho that as I gain more points I feel motivated to do more. Right now am working on menus for each week -

Yesterday I cut the last of my irises - have the last 3 here on my desk. They smell so wonderful!! My favorite flower. Then finished cleaning out one of my flower beds. Now to decide what to plant. I am slower than the others here in my apartment building, but have a granddaughter coming over this afternoon - she loves to "play in the dirt". Just hope it does not rain. We have had our rainfall for the year here in Pendleton, but looks like we may get more this afternoon. If it rains, Jill and I may just bake cookies. Her Dad is our Cookie Monster.

Hope everyone has a great day.
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalm 118:24."
Barb

Change of plans - Jill went with her Dad to Echo to visit her other Grandmother. And, it has been raining - again!! Just coming out of the grocery store and the sprinkles started. It rained until I got home and got the groceries brought in. Now it is overcast and much cooler. So, guess I will just knit on my socks and watch another movie. Not sure what it will be this afternoon -

  
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SPARKLERFRIEND 6/6/2010 8:42PM

    I've made 1 pair of socks so far (toe up on one needle via Magic Loop) and am working on my second pair (top down). I haven't decided on a heel yet, but they are colorful! Happy knitting! emoticon

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Goals for June

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Have just played with setting goals. Mostly have just been trying to be consistent, but that has not worked very well. I know that I do feel so much better when I exercise every day. Tracking my food intake is easy for me - I really do not eat that much - actually according to this site, I do not eat enough.

So.......have written out some goals for June.
Got the inspiration from Sparklerfriend (Suzanne). Thanks, Suzanne. I love your list!!

So, here is are mine for JUNE:
1. Track daily intake.
2. 30 Spark Points daily.
3. Do cardio - 6 times a week.
4. Strength exercise - 3 times a week.
5. Set up sewing space in bedroom.
6. Lose 3 lbs.
7. Continue reading and journaling "The Spark."

So, there it is in black and white.
Now to get it posted at home and at work.
Am also working on a collage as suggest in the book. That is a little harder for me.
Have found an old picture - now to get it scanned and added.

  
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SUNNYDAZE9 6/5/2010 2:00PM

    You have some great goals. (I like that you added some fun stuff in there as well.) emoticon

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SPARKLERFRIEND 6/5/2010 12:04PM

    How NEAT that I inspired you to make your June goal list . . . it's a GOOD one! emoticon

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Staying on Track

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I have not posted here for a while - but have been doing my thing!! Have been eating better. I stop at our local Farmer's Market on Fridays and pick up some fresh veggies - last week it was beets. Had never fixed fresh beets. I found directions for cooking the beets and then preparing the greens. Oh my!! it was so good. This week I plan to get more and then another veggie.

Have been exercising more consistently - 15 minutes a day. i have a couple of Nicole's DVDs and am also using some of the videos that are on the site. I am amazed at how much better I feel throughout the day after I exercise in the morning before going to work.

And, am drinking more water. Have a Camelbak - which I love. When my granddaughters saw mine they each wanted one. Jill - pink, Jenni - orange, and Sami - purple. I freeze slices of lemon and then add a piece each morning to my water bottle - makes it so much easier to drink my 4-6 glasses each day. My goal is to do 8 each day by the first of July.

And that is where I am today!

  
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SPARKLERFRIEND 6/4/2010 10:10AM

    I LOVE your freezing of the sliced lemons tip and plan to use it for myself! emoticon

Keep up the emoticon work!

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My Story

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Have been a member for a while and have had the book for a couple of months. Started reading and was really focused for a while. And, then have just let things go. My excuse: I have been too busy. I am old now - 72 last Nov. - working parttime (30 hours a week) - have evening commitments 3 times a week. And, recently there have been additional activities at church that have taken time: our Spring Bazaar, our Grad Recognition Banquet, a funeral - and as the church secretary there are things I am responsible for. Sounds like a whiner!!

But, it is time to GET SERIOUS - if I am going to lose some of this weight. I know that when I eat better and exercise regularly I do feel so much better and have so much more energy and desire to do whatever God has planned for my day. And, I do not want to miss anything. Also, i have a daughter and her family here in Pendleton - 3 granddaughters, 16, 12 and 10 - and I do not spend enough time with them. More excuses!

Love this section of SparkPeople. Being able to read where others are is so encouraging - I don't feel like I am all alone and that others share the same struggles I have. And, being able to blog as I read thru the book.



So, that is my story!!

  
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GIDGETSEMPORIUM 5/21/2010 11:51AM

    Everyone goes through this times! I just bought the book a couple weeks ago, but I have been following the plan several months. Way to go for pulling yourself up by the boot straps and moving forward! emoticon

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SPARKLERFRIEND 5/19/2010 10:44AM

    I just finished reading "The Spark" a few days ago and am making posts every few days on what I've learned. I am also a Mom and Grandma (and Wife) and am constantly looking for the right balance of taking care of myself and them. With the Lord's help and SparkPeople, I am finding that balance!

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1ROCKYMAMA 5/18/2010 12:03PM

    WELCOME, This is a great web site. Stick with it and you WILL see results. emoticon emoticon

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Making Progress!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh, my goodness!! I have lost 4 pounds and 7 inches (waist, hips, and thigh.)
Did not realize I had lost that many inches - just had to go back to my diary and check again!!
And, yes, the figures are correct.

And, my stress level is almost ocean bottom level. Actually, I do not stress out easily. Guess that comes from my parents. They were so solid and secure. Guess that comes from living thru the depression.
Energy level wavers some. Last week I was so tired by evening - felt like God could just move me Home. Like "today would be a good day!!" So, got lots of extra sleep over the weekend. And, now feel like I can do another week. Also, the warm sunny days do boost my "get up and go". And, do get an evening out. Meeting a group for Mexican and then going to the community college for a play - "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." One of the youth in our church plays the lead - so that will make it extra special.

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BUGGYS 5/14/2010 2:16PM

    Working hard, eating right is making me feel good...I have lost inches, too but not a whole lot of weight, but that doesn't bother me now...it'll come of eventually...the fact that my clothes are lose and O feel stronger is an indication that I am going down the right road...and so are you...doesn't it feel wonderful!?! emoticon emoticon

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