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New Fur-Baby & Final January Check In...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

So as my 7 million status updates have said, I got to bring home my new fur-baby Sparky today. The shelter kind of picked on him for his initial behavior upon getting dumped at the shelter, and he has some issues regarding fences (as in barking and growling to "protect you" from the person outside the fence). I have no fence, so problem solved. emoticon I work 12 hour shifts and would never wish that on a young, active dog, but when the alternative is that the shelter may very well put him to sleep, it makes it so my house isn't "as bad". On the flip side I am off 3-4 days a week and he will get plenty of love and attention. And him and Sheldon's "Mee-maw" live 5 minutes away and I know she'd be happy to sit with her grandkids on some of the nights I work. I don't want to jinx it, but so far so good with him and Sheldon. He is just learning that Sheldon is older and more fragile and can't play like he may want him to. But they have been fine. :)

If you are an animal lover like me, please keep your paws crossed that things continue to be emoticon 's and emoticon's between the pooches! emoticon

My final January check in... I've decided not to do this for February because, it's a little tedious, and I really doubt that anyone cares if I drank my 8 glasses of water or not... and trust me, I don't take that personally. emoticon It helped me to be accountable and it helped me to see the areas that needed work. I wanted to prove to myself I could stay accountable for 4 weeks and do this, and I have. emoticon I will still continue to kind of recap with myself to see the areas that need work, without going through the formalities of a blog. If I find myself slipping in any way though I may come back to it.

Oh and the other good news is, it looks like I'm going to have a 2 pound loss to contribute to my BLC team this week. emoticon That still puts me back to my dreaded 212.4 (have YET to make it under 212) but I'm really hoping once I get under it, my weight loss starts becoming more consistent again.

emoticon And the recap for January 23rd - January 29th emoticon

emoticon Track water and get a minimum of 8 glasses. 6/7 days.

emoticon Strength Training: 3/5 days... What I have learned from this is that my best chance at actually completing the lower body strength training is to include them on the upper body days. Maybe just to do them on 2 of the upper body days would work. That way it's a total of 3 days but just getting them all done at once.

emoticon Cardio: 7/7 days Been going great with that, a lot of it is contributed to the BLC because I want my fitness minutes points for my team. :) emoticon

emoticon 1000 Monthly Fitness Minutes: 1358/1000 emoticon emoticon emoticon And the month is not even over. My first 1000 FM trophy since October. I plan to keep the momentum going. emoticon

emoticon Track Food: 7/7 days emoticon

emoticon Stay In Range: 5/7 days This is definitely a huge improvement from last week, but still plenty of room for improvement. I'm getting there, slowly but surely, the redeeming quality is the 2 days "over range" were 1988 calories and 2115, whereas last week they were about 2300 and before that the "over days" were 3000+. So I've definitely improved tremendously.

emoticon Blog about goals once per week: This is it, so emoticon

Overall: 85%

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUSTLIKEALICE 2/2/2013 12:04AM

    wooohooo you are awesome girl!

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HEATHERFREE 1/30/2013 10:59PM

  yes! your doing awesome! great job on the fitness minutes!

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TIMELAG 1/30/2013 9:15PM

    Congrats on the new baby! He is adorable. I hope Sheldon enjoys him, too. And congrats on the loss!

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GRANDMABEAST63 1/30/2013 5:34PM

    emoticon you can do it, remember always look forward and not back ! I am sure the dogs will get along it is always a new experience for both. emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 1/30/2013 1:55PM

    I hope your dogs will get along even better than now! You did a great thing, taking Sparky!

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JACOBSBELOVED 1/30/2013 1:25PM

    First off, I love all the "Big Bang" references!

Your new baby already looks so at home! I hope everything continues to go smoothly.

So exciting to see you lost 2 lbs! It's back at that dreaded 212 but if you can keep pushing from here, you will not be disappointed. I can't wait for you to move past this number because I know it will make you feel so good! Pink ipod and Onederland are right around the corner!

You are doing so awesome on your eating and your exercising! Your team must be so happy you are on their side. :)

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JESSICA_STULTZ 1/30/2013 1:15PM

    Glad to hear your pups are getting along! And definitely glad you rescued Sparky. I can't go to the Humane Society without wanting to take them all home. Wish I could! As for your weight loss.. I have no doubt that by next weeks weigh in you will be under 212!

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ATTACKFATCAT 1/30/2013 12:07PM

    What a sweet puppy! I really hope they continue to get along well. It sounds like you have a great plan in place for the days you work, so I'm sure he'll be fine. And great progress in January with your goals!

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BETHIEBOOPS 1/30/2013 11:32AM

    Oh yay! your dogs are adorable! Way to go on goal meeting- there is nothing wrong with coming back to written checks if you feel the need to later :)

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ADARKARA 1/30/2013 8:02AM

    So sweet! I do hope for puppies and rainbows between the two!

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BLUENOSE63 1/30/2013 7:32AM

  As someone who has an 8 year old small rescue dog and 2 year old big dog, I found the little dog let the big know who was boss pretty much from day !.....lots of posturing for position but little dog won! You can see them on my Spark Page.....there is a 60lb difference.


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COOKIE_AT_51 1/30/2013 7:28AM

    emoticon Love the picture of him in his bed ... thank you for adopting a shelter pet! emoticon

And a big emoticon on posting and achieving your goals!

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BOGUSANNIE 1/30/2013 7:19AM

    Alright then.... This is a blog for the woohoo jar! Well done and welcome home Sparky!!!!!!

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GRACEMCC45 1/30/2013 7:05AM

    OMG I love that your dog's name is Sheldon and he has a Mee-Maw. I have big big love for Big Bang Theory!!!

Awesome January - especially those minutes, you rock!

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LISAN0415 1/30/2013 6:39AM

    Great work and welcome Baby Sparky!

He's lucky to have a great home!


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LRSILVER 1/30/2013 5:02AM

    Great job. Consistency is the key. Enjoy your new puppy.

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KAESEA78 1/30/2013 4:39AM

    I love that you named your new baby Sparky ; ) he looks like he is just making himself at home. 2 Pounds is awesome and I know you will break that 212 soon. I hope you enjoy your days off and hope you keep us updated *wink, wink* after Thursday-I'm nosey and a true romantic, sorry lol. Keep up your overall awesomenss!! Love ya

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NYXWOLFWALKER 1/30/2013 4:38AM

    ::grins:: hope your new pup adjusts to his new home without any issues

one thing with the new pup he'll make sure you get out there and get those walks in!

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GHOSTFLAMES 1/30/2013 4:33AM

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