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Week 1 (August 5, 2012)


Sunday, August 05, 2012

Today I discovered Sparkpeople.net and signed up. While I've never had a blog, I think a weekly blog entry might be a great way to look back and watch my progress. And even if I am the only one reading my blog, I still think it is a great way to stay accountable.

So today I'm doing measurements, putting together my profile page and working on a menu for the week. Also, I'm going to post my three goals I selected (if I can find them again on the website) around my house -- I think that was actually one of the goals.

For the first two weeks:
1. Prepare 2-3 healthy snacks a day (this should help me keep a handle on the mindless snacking I am apt to do without a plan).
2. Post my goals around the house where I will see them (My goals being: Exercise, stay on plan and track my progress.)
3. Exercise every day (5 days of cardio, and daily strength videos).

Good luck Me (and anyone else starting this journey!)
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REVSERENA 8/15/2012 7:31PM

    I have really found sparkpeople to be a great resource. There are many other resources in addition to the blog feature. I'm not much a blogger, but I do use the food and exercise trackers, read the articles, and visit the message boards. What ever works for you! Welcome!

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 8/8/2012 2:33PM

    Picking and posting goals is a great way to stay focused. :)
You probably know this - but it's sparkpeople.com not .net. :)

Great start!

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ANNABELLMARIE82 8/5/2012 11:39PM

    emoticon to Spark :o) sounds like a good plan :o) Good luck!

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HIKERBECKY 8/5/2012 11:00PM

    Hi and Welcome! Yes, the blog is a great way to log your progress! Thanks for sharing your goals! I am glad to meet you! This place is fun and there are lots of people to help encourage you along the way!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 8/5/2012 7:02PM

    Wow thanks for the comments-- what a motivating day to get started! :-)

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RIGBY66 8/5/2012 6:48PM

  Good luck on your new journey and I know Sparks can help you reach your goals! emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 8/5/2012 6:47PM

    Someone will read your blog - maybe not EVERY time you write one, but often enough that you will KNOW you have support. I often look for new people and respond to their blogs, I also look for blogs with no comments or only 1 or 2 comments or that have a title that intrigues me.

You are making some good choices about planning and keeping your goals where you see them often and are reminded of what you want to accomplish.

Be sure to use the trackers to keep track of what you eat - they are super helpful. Blogging is also a great way to connect and to help you stay on track.

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