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Monday, April 22, 2013

Today's program from Spark Coach really spoke to me:

"Life will always be busy. Stress will always happen. Unexpected events will always come up. But this is true for everyone. Healthy, fit or thin people don't have magical lives--they just better cope with these events and are able to stay on track. YOU can do it, too. Start changing that conversation in your head by talking yourself out of your biggest excuse TODAY. "

I have to remember this!!

Yesterday we had a houseful (15 plus a baby) for my son's birthday. It was very stressful for me but I think everyone had a good time. I planned my food for the day first thing in the morning so that I would be able to have dessert and stay in my range. It took some doing, but I stuck with the plan and was able to enjoy my cheesecake and not feel guilty. Actually, it felt pretty good. Of course, you can't always plan ahead. I have to make sure that is not my downfall.

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Calories in range - 26 days
Strength at least 10 minutes - 40 days
Food tracked - 43 days
Cardio at least 10 minutes - 43 days
Water at least 10 glasses - 43 days
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TEDYBEAR2838 4/23/2013 4:34PM

    Planning ahead is SO IMPORTANT emoticon

You did it. Yes, it's great to plan to have some higher
calorie things and work them into our program.

If we did this ALL THE TIME, just think where we would be?

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/23/2013 12:56PM

    I think that it was awesome that you were able to plan ahead and then enjoy yourself. I find that when I plan ahead, I am able to "let go" more and there is less stress all around. Glad that you had a good time. Love you

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SPARTAN40 4/23/2013 9:43AM

    It is wonderful so many of your family and friends can get together to celebrate. Way to go on your planning. Your streaks look great!

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BARBARAROSE54 4/23/2013 9:30AM

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BRE2003SB 4/23/2013 5:41AM

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STEVEN2GO2 4/23/2013 1:51AM

    I love cheesecake. Great job planning ahead so you could enjoy the treat. And as usual keep streak you are doing so amazing with your streaks!

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MNABOY 4/22/2013 10:35PM

    Enjoy the crowds while you can. We USED to have birthday parties with 30 people and Christmas dinner for 40. It was stressful but great memories. Now all are scattered and we travel to birthdays and are lucky to have 10 for Christmas dinner.

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WOUBBIE 4/22/2013 10:19PM

    You always gotta have a Plan B.

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