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Challenge Blog Four

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

4) How are you doing day by day?

I have a lot of goals but so far everything is going strong. I am drinking my water + some. I spent about 2 hours at the gym today and drank about 40 oz during that time. I take a total body workout class and the instructor makes us take a break several times during the hour to drink water. Very helpful. I had 5 servings of freggies today. The same instructor told us that cherries or cherry juice would help with the soreness after a workout. I stopped at the grocery store and bought some frozen cherries and ate a cup whlie still frozen. What a great snack. I had a nutrition class at 5:30 and was hungry after the class and really wanted to stop at Subway for dinner but I talked myself out of it and came on home and threw together a vegetable soup for dinner. Got in more veggies and did not eat out. Yea! Have tracked everything today (earned 11 activities points!) Had a small smoothie while watching a movie with DH at about 8:00 and that was it for tonight. No more eating.

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BADGER92 3/6/2013 11:28AM

    Frozen cherries sound delicious! Great snack idea! Do you like frozen grapes? That's a favorite around here.

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KOKITTY 3/6/2013 12:34AM

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DONNACFIT 3/5/2013 11:51PM

    You are doing great!!

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TEXASTITCHER 3/5/2013 11:26PM

    Way to go sticking with the goals and getting in vegetables. Keep up the good work

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Challenge Blog Three

Monday, March 04, 2013

"What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?"

1. Bought 2 new stainless steel water bottle with cool sippy tips with straws to encourage water, especially so I won't forget to take water with me to the gym
2. Keep fresh and frozen plain vegetables in the house, washed and ready to eat or cook.
3. Have a meal plan so I know what I will eat and will not just think "I will grab something on the way"
4. Downloads awesome new app on the ipod to make tracking exercise, food, and water easier.
5. Just plain pulling out the willpower. I do like the comment from CARLYG8 on my last blog to try drinking tea during my chill out session before bed. I plan on giving that a try.

Accountability for today:

1. 9 glasses of water
2. 6 servings of freggies
3. Did eat out today, but Monday is my planned day to eat out.
4. Tracked food and exercise even though I knew that I had gone over my points. I did use exercise points and weekly points so all is good.
5. Haven't had anything to eat since 6:30. Plan to have a cup of tea before bed.

I am pleased with today.


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NUOVAELLE 3/5/2013 6:40AM

    You are doing a great job on encouraging yourself! And it's great that you try to plan everything ahead of time.
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KOKITTY 3/5/2013 1:29AM

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Challenge Blog Two

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Okay, Day two of meeting new goals. Lots of comments thought that I have too many goals at one time but to me they all seem related. What and when I eat and drink and tracking it. Today I am supposed to talk about How I will meet my goals. Since I am away from home for work from Friday morning until Monday afternoon and I stay in a call room at work, it is very difficult to take food and water for the weekend. I do have a very small mini frig but not enough room for much. It is a challenge to overcome.

1. Drink 8 glasses of water is pretty easy for me. Water is about all that I do drink. I keep bottled water at work and home is not a problem. I have wonderful mountain spring water.
2. 6 serving of freggies is sometimes hard. I love veggies, especially salads, And if I combine this with #3, eat out less, I will be choosing more veggies and less fried junky sort of food. I just have to make the effort and choose veggies and a piece of fruit.
3. Eat out less. Ugh! This one will be a challenge. I leave home on Friday and grab lunch on the way to work. I often eat at the cafeteria while at work (or go out after 12 hour shift if the weather is nice). I leave work Monday morning and grab brunch on the way back home. This weekend I brought several things from home (chicken breast, some veggies and apples) and had salad bar from the cafeteria and made 4 meals for Sat and Sun. I have been having a protein bar for breakfast. It has worked well. I will continue this and try to eat lunch on Friday before leaving for work. I will probably continue to eat out on Monday and I will have to have the salad bar from the cafeteria part of the time but I am really good at making the best choices on the salad bar.
4. Track food and exercise. This also will be hard for me. I have tried to track food before and it never lasts very long. The new apps with the barcode scanners have helped but I am one of those people that cooks from scratch and when I make a recipe it is difficult to put in all of the ingredients or even do the recipe builder. I guess I am just lazy. I think I will just figure up the points for a recipe and give it a name and save it. They may be easier. I will make it work this time.
5. Cut the late night eating. Hmmm, another tough one I like to go to the bedroom before my husband and read a little while and have a snack (usually a nice big snack) before actually going to bed to sleep. I know this is a terrible habit and I will just stop. Ha! I am cutting back on simple and processed carbs and am hoping that will help with cravings and give me the willpower to resist until this becomes a habit.

How did I really do today? I had 10 glasses of water, 7 servings of freggies, I had a salad from the bar (I am not going to count that as eating out since the hospital is home away from home) I tracked everything that went in my mouth, including my vitamin and Emergen-C powder. Tracked exercise ( I walked laps around the hospital during some down time). I have not had anything to eat since an apple at 7:45.

End of Day 2


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CARLYG8 3/4/2013 7:53AM

    Do you like tea? We have a tea store in the mall (in town) called Teavana and they make some wonderful and delicious tea blends that have every taste you can imagine from fruity to spicy. I have gotten in the habit of making hot tea while I read before bed, and because of the flavor of the tea, I do not want anything else to eat. I sometimes, but not always, add just a slight drizzle of pure, local honey to sweeten my tea. Thought maybe this might help you with your night time snack routine.
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Challenge Blog One

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I haven't written a blog in a long time. I really need to write these more often. I have so many healthy habits that I need to work on that I don't know where to start. Here is a list of the main goals that I hope to really conquer during this challenge.

1. Drink 8 glasses of water EVERY day
2. Eat 6 servings of freggies EVERY day
3. Eat out less
4. Track food and exercise EVERY day
5. Cut the late evening eating

I think that is enough for now. I will work on those this week and see what I can accomplish.
Today I had 9 glasses of water, 4 servings of freggies, Did not eat out (even when they ordered out at work and one of the docs paid for it!) , tracked both food and exercise and quit eating at 7:30.

Not too bad for day 1

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LWADE1963 3/3/2013 9:30PM

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KOKITTY 3/3/2013 1:22AM

    That's a lot of goals! I'm sure you can accomplish them one by one if you make the changes and stick with them, step by step!

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TEXASTITCHER 3/3/2013 12:12AM

    Great start on your goals. Keep up the good work.

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JO28352 3/2/2013 10:03PM

    Sounds like you're doing great! You can do this!! emoticon

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KIM--POSSIBLE 3/2/2013 9:43PM

    Great goals! Take it one step at a time, one day at a time and you will do great!

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BEATLETOT 3/2/2013 9:31PM

    That's a lot of goals!!! Are you tracking them in the Other Goals tracker on Spark? I love that thing!

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KMICHA 3/2/2013 9:10PM

    WTG!!! Great day 1! Keep up the good work!

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ZUMBAGIRL6 3/2/2013 8:33PM

  WOW!! I'd be overwhelmed with all those things at once - I need to phase in items a little at a time for me to be successful!

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LWADE1963 3/2/2013 8:09PM

    you can do this. one challenge at a time. just dont overwhelm yourself emoticon

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One word

Monday, October 22, 2012

Copied from Persistant123. Feel free to copy and change the answers to suit yourself. Use only one word answers.



Where is your cell phone?
pocketbook

Spouse?
kitchen

Your hair?
ponytail

Your mother?
Heaven

Your father?
Heaven

Your favorite thing?
family

Your dream last night?
forgot

Favorite drink?
water

What room are you in?
living

Your hobby?
needlework

Your fear?
mistakes

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
retired

Where were you last night?
hospital

Something that you aren't?
angry

Muffins?
blueberry

Wish list item?
house

Last thing you did?
walk

What are you wearing?
yogas

Your pets?
many

Friends?
YES

Your life?
predictable

Your mood?
pleasant

Missing someone?
Family

Drinking?
water

Your car?
civic

Something you're not wearing?
socks

Your favorite store?
Aldi

Your favorite color?
purple

When is the last time you cried?
weeks

Where do you go over and over?
work

Five people who email me regularly?
bloggers

Favorite place to eat?
Japanese

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
beach

  
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TEALHAWK 11/8/2012 3:43PM

  Fun!

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LUCKEYRN11 10/22/2012 9:55PM

    Fun post! I'm copying!

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LEFTHANDLUKE 10/22/2012 8:16PM

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