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This Week's Firecracker Challenge - Day 1


Saturday, May 24, 2014

As part of the 5% Challenge this week, we'll be given points for each day that we blog. I'm going to go for it and post a short update each day this week.
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Today was weigh-in and I'm still stuck at 154 pounds. But I've been successful at getting more sleep this past week and have been victorious over the snooze button. I'm already starting to feel the difference in my stress levels. I'm hoping that will carry over into more successful tracking and more energy to get more exercise to burn more calories!
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Lately on the weekends, I seem to have a ToDo list a mile long but get overwhelmed and even paralyzed. So far today, I'm doing pretty well by just doing the next thing, but I do need to prioritize, So here's a list of next steps:
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Book our flight to the States
Rescue the laundry and finish the ironing
Grocery run
Nordic walking at least 40 minutes
Remake the bed
Critique papers
Grade test papers and do lesson plan for Monday's English Comp class
Have some fun - play my ukulele and learn a couple of new songs?
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I'll report back tomorrow! Keep me accountable, folks!
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P.S. Here's a link to the sign-up list for the Firecracker team. Yes, it's already time to think about the Summer 5% challenge! www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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AALLEY2 5/25/2014 7:58PM

    emoticon having a check off list is a good way to remember our priorities. Even though you seem to be stuck at a certain weight, you are trying to strive for your goals. emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 5/24/2014 8:05PM

    emoticon on victory over the snooze button. It makes a huge difference to how you feel when you get enough sleep and then get up in the morning. emoticon

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KALISWALKER 5/24/2014 1:51PM

    Traveling with a 14-year-old girl will make it interesting, you may see things you wouldn't have seen otherwise.

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PATTISTAMPS 5/24/2014 1:23PM

    Remember when we thought the weekends were for REST!!! Seems like I never get it all finished! But Kaliswalker is right - do the hard ones first! And wait to buy tickets until Tuesday, because that is when the best deals come out!!!

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68ANNE 5/24/2014 1:04PM

    I like that the list includes fun stuff not just ugh chores!

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RURAL3 5/24/2014 12:33PM

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CIPHER1971 5/24/2014 12:00PM

    Awesome job on not hitting the snooze button.

I hope you have a productive day

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KALISWALKER 5/24/2014 11:15AM

    That is a long To Do List, but after you tackle the toughest one, you will feel so much better. Where are you traveling in the states?

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