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Focus....


Monday, May 06, 2013

OK.
So I have cleaned up my SparkPage and I am ready to start the Spring into Summer 5% Challenge as a Cloverleaf.
If I want to succeed I have to have a lot of focus. These are my personal challenges and how I plan to address them:
1) Afternoon and late evening snacking... This is a biggie. If I stick to fruit and cheese I am OK. It is only when I start thinking that I can have one serving of those "whatevers" that are in the pantry that I get OOC! No more!
2) Be a more active community member. Now that I have cleaned up my friend feed (for the most part... I have still kept a few people on my feed who have been with me since the beginning and who I know come in and out of Spark in waves) I will be looking for new friends who motivate me and to whom I hope I can be a source of support as well. I will post in the Cloverleaf Clubhouse and try to comment on people's pages much more often.
3) Don't be lazy!!! I really want to try and get my 10,000 steps a day in. Today will defin itely be a challenge (as will Thursday) because those are the days I work and when I work I am VERY literally sitting in a chair for 9 hours straight. Doesn't leave much time for walking... and I get home at 10:00.... This morning I need to finish the laundry, etc. BUT I will try.

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PINKBEANBOO 5/7/2013 11:37AM

    You can do it emoticon

Yes, May is going to be MARVELOUS!

What I'm working on / what is toughest for me is tracking AND staying in my calorie range.

Let's do this!

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INFINITELEIGH 5/7/2013 9:44AM

    emoticon Sounds like you have a great plan all figured out. Now you just have to believe in yourself! emoticon

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LRSILVER 5/7/2013 4:52AM

    Good luck with your plan. You can do this. Good luck with getting 10000 steps in. I walk at work and it is still a challenge
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BELTONWALKER67 5/6/2013 11:34PM

    Those goals are all attainable & you can do it! My plan is to be more consistent with my exercise. I also work at a desk most of the day and try to get up every few minutes and walk around. Do you wear a pedometer? You might be getting in more steps than you think..doing laundry..doing errands, etc. Let's have fun as we reach our goals. emoticon

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KIKIMAV 5/6/2013 11:15AM

    10,000 steps a day on a working day is an ambitious goal!!! Good luck!!! emoticon

Lately I regard my exercise as more important than laundry or other household chores. (well of course my mother's opinion is that i am lazy and nuts but whatever) Of course these chores need to be done but i can always find a good reason to ditch exercising and I decided to put a stop on it. No matter what, I try to make it the first thing I do in my little free time!

I guess it is more complicated when other people depend on you (whereas i live alone), but on the other hand hey maybe it is time for them to start doing the laundry themselves emoticon

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AUNTIEANNE22 5/6/2013 11:05AM

  Do you have to stay seated for 9 hours? Can you get up and move once an hour? I have an SP buddy who does that most days because she has a desk job.
My plan is to start getting a little exercise every day. I have been slacking for several months and my body is letting me know. I have a pretty physical job as a home health aide, but some of my clients just need me to be nearby without actually doing a whole lot.

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SANDYCRANE 5/6/2013 7:32AM

    I also joined the challenge. My plan is to sit in front of the computer less and get outside more. Now that the weather is better I plan to get my gardens in tip top shape. Candy Crush Saga, a game on Facebook, has also been wasting my time, no more. Good luck on the challenge, it will be lots of fun.

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