200POUNDQUEST's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=200POUNDQUEST 200POUNDQUEST's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 200 Pound Quest - Week 8 - The Week in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273941 My schedule was a bit wonky this past week, but I hit my major goals. My focus for the next week will be to increase my daily steps and get in some more of the "extra credit" stuff that I didn't get around to last week. <BR> <BR> In week 8 I completed the following goals: <BR> <BR> Participate in online communities at least 3 days <BR> Completed week 6 of EA Sports Active 2 9 week Easy Program <BR> Lose 1-2 pounds per week <BR> Ate at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day for a... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 08:44:25 EST 200 Pound Quest - Week 7 - The Week in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262860 I got that whoosh I've been waiting for the past 3 weeks and passed my first mini-goal. Yay! <BR> <BR> In all, it was a great week and I accomplished the following goals: <BR> <BR> Participate in online communities at least 3 days <BR> Complete at least 1 daily Striiv Challenge at least 5 days <BR> Completed week 5 of EA Sports Active 2 9 week Easy Program <BR> Lose 1-2 pounds per week <BR> Average 30 minutes per day of physical activity <BR> Ate at least 5 servings of fruit and vegeta... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 03:44:14 EST 200 Pound Quest - Week 6 - Week in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254224 In week 6 I completed the following goals: <BR> <BR> Participate in online communities at least 3 days <BR> Complete at least 1 daily Striiv Challenge at least 5 days <BR> Completed week 4 of EA Sports Active 2 9 week Easy Program <BR> Finished reading The Skinny Rules <BR> Read Slim for Life <BR> Averaged 30 minutes per day of physical activity <BR> Ate at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day for at least 5 days <BR> <BR> Unfortunately the scale wasn't my friend this week, but... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:22:09 EST 200 Pound Quest - Week 5 - Week in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245346 <img align="left" src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l67200609.jpg">Once again, I hit all my goals, except for my weight loss goal. However, my loss was a little better than it was last week. I decided to go ahead and tweak my daily calorie ceiling a bit, in order to get myself back on track with losing at least 1 pound per week. I'm now .8 pounds away from hitting my first mini-goal. Yay! <BR> <BR> Thanks to my daily fruit and vegetable smoothie, I'm finally getting some servi... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:13:55 EST The Biggest Loser - Lead by Example http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238056 Love this week's theme. I think the best thing we can do to combat childhood obesity and obesity in general is to lead by example. All you parents out there working hard to get fit are doing the best thing you can do to give your kids a better chance at a health life. <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> Fat shaming doesn't work. Bullying doesn't work. Being the change you want to see in the world. Now that's something that might. <BR> <BR> If you're a fan of the show, this we... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 23:57:10 EST 200 Pound Quest - Week 4 - The Week in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236015 <img align ="left" src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l587327048.jpg"> I finished the 28 Day program in the book version of The Spark 28 Day plan. <BR> <BR> I've lost 8.4 pounds so far. I have lots of short, medium and long term goals I'm working towards. I created my "spark list" of 100 things I'd like to accomplish beyond losing weight. <BR> <BR> I'm averaging 35 minutes of daily physical activity. i'm walking a minimum of ten minutes day plus doing 4 workouts in the Kinec... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 17:35:49 EST 200 Pound Quest – Week 3 – The Week in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225826 <img align ="left" width ="250" src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1810621967.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Week three was a great week! I hit my weight loss goal for the week. I accomplished all my exercise goals for the week and I accomplished most of my food goals for the week. I also set some goals regarding focus, motivation and support. <BR> <BR> The one area I struggled with was eating more veggies, but I'm still working on getting better at that. <BR> <BR> I have completed three... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:07:36 EST