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Day 1: Flying high!

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

I got on the scale this morning and it read 169.3. I couldn't be happier. I feel I'm finally making real progress toward my weight goal. More importantly, I feel Spark Coach is keeping me on track and motivated to exercise even when I don't feel like it. The lifestyle change aspect of Sparking definitely is kicking in!

My Spark Coach task for the day is to write down three accomplishments, so here we go:

1. I create a thread in my Spark Coach discussion group called "Today's Triumph." Here, everyone can share the small victories each day and celebrate their accomplishments. My fellow Sparkers have responded enthusiastically to this thread/concept, so I'm proud of this.

2. I'm letting go of one of my "anchor clients," which is scary. But I really want to focus specifically on medical writing, and this client doesn't fit that profile. By letting go of the client, I'll free up time to cultivate other clients. But in the meantime, I don't have a solid plan for replacing the income I'll be losing. I'm proud of myself for taking this scary step to move my business forward.

3. I ate a healthy dinner every night this week so far. Too frequently, I get sucked in to eating the dishes I've prepared for my husband and my mom, which don't conform to my eating plan. (They are more "meat and potatoes" people.) But I found ways this week to create meals that allowed me to enjoy part of what they were eating while sticking to my plan. For example, one evening I did a pork loin in the crock pot. I ate the pork on top of a salad, while they ate it with instant mashed potatoes and jello.

So, that's it. My three main accomplishments for the week. Feeling good today! And I hope all of you are, too!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VTRICIA 3/11/2013 11:56AM

    Good job! Finding a way to eat with the family is an important aspect especially as you go into maintenance.

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    I like how you fit what you're making for others in your house into your own food plan! I need to start doing that a whole lot more. I just tend to eat what I make for my husband and kids in smaller portions and that hasn't really been working. Thanks for the great idea!

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02SERENE 3/8/2013 11:32PM

    read this blog and am glad it was voted popular blog post. Easy to read. And simple plus motivation. emoticon

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MANILUS 3/7/2013 9:28AM

    Congrats on making progress and using tools to accomplish! Losing a client in your business is never easy. My husband and I know that first hand. All the best to you!

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    Well, gosh. Thank you to everyone who voted this a "popular blog post"! It was quite a surprise to see that trophy land in my inbox this morning!

You all inspire me.

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    Thank you all so much for all the support! I sincerely appreciate it!

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GEORGE815 2/28/2013 11:09PM

    Keep up the good work.

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JOANNKW 2/28/2013 12:59PM

    WTG! Sounds fabulous. Good luck replacing your client!

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KOFFEENUT 2/28/2013 12:23PM

    It sounds like you are making a LOT of healthy changes in your life - nutrition/exercise and otherwise! GOOD FOR YOU. I know it can be hard and scary, but when you think about it, most growth is. Hang in there!


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