4EVER21B's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=4EVER21B 4EVER21B'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/ Reflections and a Request for New Opportunities http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665644 My BLC Goal - Reflection <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> When I started BLC Round 15 my primary goal was to lose 15 pounds. My secondary goals were to lose the pre-diabetic diagnosis, a dress size smaller and noticeable difference in inches. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> When the challenge ends on Wednesday, I know I will have lost over 10 pounds, but I am not sure it will be 15 pounds. I have not measured, but I know I have lost inches as some of my larger clothes are too big. I have also purchase... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:36:27 EST Motivating Goals (other than weight loss) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625401 Today I read an interesting blog about goal setting. The focus was not the scale or even to lose weight. Here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=5_goals_to_focus_on_instead_of_the_<BR>scale </link> <BR> <BR> I decided to post my own motivating goals: <BR> <BR> Performance goal: to consistently walk a 5k in an hour or less. <BR> <BR> Real-life goal: get rid of the car seat belt extender <BR> <BR> Health goal: get rid of my pre-diabetic diag... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 09:44:01 EST BLC Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599945 My BLC Goal <BR> <BR> Goal: 15 pound weight lost <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight to eliminate the pre-diabetic diagnosis I received at my last annual check up. The doctor informed me that continuing with my weight loss and regular exercise should change the diagnosis. Maybe as little as 10 pounds with regular exercise. <BR> <BR> I am also motivated to continue losing so I can wear a size 14W (or smaller). That means all new clothes. <BR> <BR> Plan <BR> <BR> Short answer ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:51:46 EST Survival For the Holidays - No Gain Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567428 As I indicated in an earlier blog, I am going to use challenges from BLC to maintain my weight (or perhaps lose a pound or two). <BR> <BR> Starting on Friday through Tuesday I will F.O.C.U.S. every day: <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> FREGGIES: 7 Servings of fruits and veggies <BR> <BR> <em>542</em> ORGANIZE: 30 minutes of whatever it takes to distress (paperwork, housework, etc.) <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> CARDIO: At least 30 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> UMPH: Strength/Toining: 1... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:54:39 EST Reflections and Strategies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565832 I spent the past 12 weeks on the True Blue Team of the Biggest Loser Challenge Round 23. This was my first time participating in a virtual BLC. I was motivated by the success of Spark friend, Tacones. <BR> <BR> When I started, my goal was just to lose weight. And I did lose weight. What I did not expect was the community of support from my Team True Blue. Through everything, I was cheered, consoled, praised, motivated, inspired, pushed and encouraged. Nothing that I experienced was too ... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:27:46 EST No Excuses Allowed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529795 <BR> <BR> Waiting for the right time, place or situation is an excuse too frequently used. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l638522822.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Too often, people give up, before they start. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1860605324.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Or people focus on what they should have, could have, but did not do. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1778524432.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What we must ... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 05:25:54 EST Time Crunches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510004 Lately, I found myself running short of time to do all the things necessary for the BLC. I mean I have literally been exercising at 9 pm! Although it is clear that I need to plan better (whenever possible), I think it is also reflection of my commitment to myself. I am no longer saying to myself, it is okay, because I had a long day. I am no longer saying to myself, skip it and do it tomorrow. I am no longer okay with any excuse I try to come up with to avoid exercise. <BR> <BR> Now, do... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:06:11 EST Nurturing My Whole Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500760 <BR> I am in the BLC23 True Blue Team. I requested to be on this team because I believed that it would help me address non-weight problems that are interfering with my goal of healthy eating and more active lifestyle. This is the first week of the challenge and on the very first “Mindful Monday”, True Blue has helped me view things in a different light. <BR> <BR> The question of the day asked me to choose from a list, my number one non-weight goal. And there is was, on the list – something... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:49:08 EST The Game Has Begun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496041 It is official here! <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> The beginning of the BLC23! I weighed in and set my first week's goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am realistic about this week because, believe it or not, I have 4 day vacation! But because of the pre-training (which also occurred during another vacation,) I am confident that the scale will move down or stay the same. I am challenging myself to move it down by making sure I get my exercise in and opting for salads and seafood on my... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:50:17 EST Almost Time for the Official Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484789 The BLC round 23 begins on September 25, 2013. "Officially" begins that is. I have fully participated in the training program for the challenge. It consists of daily challenges and 4 day weekend challenges. Already the scale has moved in a big way. Already my fitness numbers are higher than usual for this time of the month. <BR> <BR> I am so motivated and at the same time scared. I know that 12 weeks will not make me skinny, but I want so badly to see a change. A significant change. ... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:01:42 EST Goal Setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478028 I joined the BLC 23 Team. As part of the team challenge, I am asked to set forth my goals for the 12 week challenge. Goals that I can do within the 12 weeks. <BR> <BR> My OVERALL goal is to enjoy a more healthy and active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> For this 12 week challenge, my SPECIFIC goal is to weigh less than 200 pounds and no longer be deem pre-diabetic. That is about 2.5 pounds a week from my starting weight. <BR> <BR> I will be able to MEASURE my progress towards a healthier lifestyle ... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 18:03:45 EST Enjoying My Time Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471343 Thanks to my brother, I am on vacation. My brother is handling the day to day things for Mom. I still talk to her 4 times a day for her meds, but that is minor compared to what I had to do this summer. <BR> <BR> I am not on vacation from SP. I applied to join the Biggest Loser Team which has a 12 week program with assigned teams and tons of challenges. Although the program does not begin until late September, we are in "training" right now. I am loving the intensity and the support of this ... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:12:36 EST Time to Slow Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460098 Okay, I admit that it has been a challenging summer. I admit that I have placed other people's needs before my own. So, I was super excited when I had a free Saturday just to take of me. <BR> <BR> So after doing 20 minutes on my stationary bike, I took my car for some long overdue repair of my air conditioner. I was there bright and early when it opened at 8 AM. I was super pleased when they explained what the problem was and how much it would cost to repair it. I did not even mind that... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:56:58 EST Good Bye July! Hello August! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441251 The last 5 weeks were such a challenge. I am so happy that a new month is here! I am bursting with gratitude to be able to move on. It is important to me to acknowledge that gratitude and so much more... <BR> <BR> I am grateful for my family. <BR> <BR> I am grateful that I was able to help when needed. <BR> <BR> I am grateful for the many prayers that provided me strength when I was tired and frighten. <BR> <BR> I am grateful for the kindness and compassion of the medical staff that dea... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 15:32:47 EST I am... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440032 I have heard repeatedly phrases like "believe and you can achieve" and "name it, claim it, it's yours" throughout my life. I acknowledged them, but only paid lip service to them. <BR> <BR> Well, I was watching Super Soul Sunday again (same show), when it finally clicked. Those phrases are not throw away words. Those phrases can empower you. If you let them. And the most powerful phrase I know begins with the words - "I am". <BR> <BR> Since my crazy self is always trying to triumph over m... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:26:36 EST Trying to Find A Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437574 My brother is finally able to help with Mom. That has made a big difference. I much rather pay him to do the necessary things, because Mom is comfortable with him and I do not need to hire other people ...right now. Since it is a paid job, my sister-in-law does not complain about the time he is not spending at home (at least not very much). <BR> <BR> We are focusing on de-cluttering, safety and good hygiene. That means a pretty long checklist of things to do which is mostly housekeeping. ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:01:16 EST Good Habits Work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433311 Yesterday, I was so glad that I exercised in the morning. Life was upside down crazy the rest of the day. It was no way I could have predicted that I would not be home until 10:30 pm. Tired and emotionally spent. <BR> <BR> Making morning exercise is a good habit. It works for me! Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:54:46 EST Changing My Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432090 On that same Super Soul Sunday program I talked about in my earlier blog, Tony Robbins talked about self-sabotage. What resonated with me is that he said that we all have a story that we fall back on to explain why we have not achieve our goals. That story becomes a belief that we internalize and make into fact. He said that you may not even realize you have a story. <BR> <BR> For example, your story may be that you are big boned and thus, you do not make any head way in losing weight, be... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:20:47 EST Raising the Bar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429585 I very seldom watch self-improvement programming, but a week ago I tuned in to Super Soul Sunday on the OWN channel. I not only watched the program, but recorded it as well. There were two speakers - Iyanla Vanzant and Tony Robbins. <BR> <BR> Ms. Vanzant's story about her eye examination struck a chord with me. When asked by the optometrist about her glasses, Ms. Vanzant told her that she did not wear glasses and did not need glasses. Her optometrist explained to her that she did, in fact... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:58:06 EST Clarity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426613 Today's question: What happens to my mental clarity on days when I eat healthy and exercise? <BR> <BR> I love this question! It is a powerful reminder of how good I feel when I know I have exercised and eaten well. <BR> <BR> Whenever that happens, I feel GREAT! And it is not just a feeling. It is reflective in my attitude. I feel more confident. I KNOW I can get there. I am joyful. <BR> <BR> It is reflective in the way I look at myself. I can envision my arms with muscles and not ju... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:45:27 EST Stumbling Blocks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425550 Today's questions: How do I sabotage my efforts to eat healthy and exercise? How can I change it? <BR> <BR> I am a bit ahead of this question. I acknowledge that my exercise is hampered by inconsistency. I am using the SMART technique to create a better habit. So far, I have exercised at least 25 minutes daily since I started last Monday. The missing key - exercising in the morning before I am overwhelmed with the day's events. <BR> <BR> Another self-sabotage is using food to take the... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:13:40 EST The Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424368 Today's question: What will it take for me to make exercise and eating right a top priority? <BR> <BR> I never fully realize how little commitment I have to my own goals of more exercise and eating right until I started answering these questions. I made everything and everyone a priority and kinda just fit in my goals. I know I can't change overnight, but I will make changes using the S.M.A.R.T. approach. I will focus on one inconsistent area at a time with the goal of changing my behavi... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:52:09 EST Enforcement! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418036 Today's question: <BR> <BR> What are the main reasons I want to lose weight. <BR> <BR> <BR> I believe that it is important to keep in mind the reasons for losing weight. It seems so obvious in my case (over 200 pounds), but if was that simple why do I struggle? <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> So here's my list: <BR> <BR> 1. More Confidence - I don't want worry that my appearance is not good enough. <BR> <BR> 2. Less Limitations - If I want to sky dive, I do not want weight to be the r... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:54:42 EST My Vision of My Future - The Negative Side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416906 Today's question: <BR> <BR> If I don't improve the way I eat and exercise, in one year I will be .... And in 5 years I will be... <BR> <BR> To me, these questions are necessary to keep me honest. The fact is that I KNOW what it is like not to eat and exercise properly and have seen the effects of that year after year for far too long. <BR> <BR> Quite simply if I do not improve the way I eat and exercise, I will died. Maybe not in one year or even five years - but I will die. <BR> <BR... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:37:51 EST Body - Mind - Food Connection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415725 So today's question is: If my body could talk to me, what would it say? <BR> <BR> STOP THE MADNESS!!! That is what my body would say. Follow by: APPRECIATE ME! <BR> <BR> It is quite ironic that I have been able to do so many things successfully and continue to fail with my body. I abuse it with too much salty, gooey, sweet things. I abuse it by yo yo dieting and purging. I abuse it by underexercising it and overexercising it to the point of injury. <BR> <BR> It is all quite maddening.... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 15:48:29 EST My Relationship With Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414563 I am incorporating my insurance health management program with Spark People. For the first week, the program asks us to focus on the mind-body- food connection. <BR> <BR> Today's question - What does food mean to me? <BR> <BR> Food is both my friend and foe. It is my friend when it is time for celebration - family events, gathering with friends, etc. I look forward not just to the eating, but the company of the event. <BR> <BR> It is also a reliable companion. It is always there when I... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:16:11 EST Reshifting Focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414542 The past 10 days has thrown me into a loop. So much on my plate. I was not only not taking care of me, I was engaged in some very destructive behaviors. I used food as comfort and a substitute for rest. I sabotage my efforts with very little exercise and overindulging in high sugar and salty foods. Despite my own sabotage efforts, my overall good eating habits prevented me from completly going over the edge of the cliffs. I only gained 2 pounds. <BR> <BR> Well, things are a bit better.... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:59:59 EST Weekend Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407645 My weekend was full of taking care of Mom and visiting with my grandmother. The trips to Urgent Care and the hospital has been exhausting. I didn't realize how exhausting until I almost hit another car because I almost drove through a red light. WHEW! That was nothing but the Lord working a miracle on me to stop me in time. Normally, I am very attentive driver. <BR> <BR> I realize that I had to slow down and just chill. My to do list simply has to wait. I spent the evening chatting with... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 16:00:28 EST Day 178 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405117 I am wiped out. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I received a call that my grandmother was in emergancy. She was admitted with complaints of pain and could not walk. She is 101 and it was not too surprising that she feels unwell. However, the surprise was that my Mom also needed urgent medical attention due to her use of home remedies to try to fight an infection. The "remedies" did not work and the lack of immediate care now requires IV antibotics. She will recover, but what a scare. <BR> <BR> I... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:17:53 EST Days 175, 176 & 177 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403820 Monday was all about work. I was able to accomplish many of my projects. That felt good and well worth the late night. <BR> <BR> Tuesday was about taking care of Mama. <BR> <BR> Wednesday was about taking care of my brother. <BR> <BR> Finally, today the focus was on my needs. I was able to get my roses and other plants in the grow. (Looks great!) Rewarded myself with a movie. Made a great healthy lunch. <BR> <BR> Through all the turmoil, I managed to maintain. My emotional eating ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:08:27 EST Days 172, 173 & 174 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400406 This past weekend was all about maintaining. So much emotional drama that was beyond my control, but affected me nonetheless. Distraction was my best defense. So, on Saturday, I walked to the movies and watched War World Z. By myself and the very first showing at 10 AM. I then spent the day doing some housework. <BR> <BR> Sunday, was about preventing my Mom from the emotional madness. Well, little protection was needed. Once she understood what was happening, she rose up to it like the ... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:58:41 EST Day 171 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397540 So much is going on in my family, my goal is not too emotionally eat. I am distracting myself with finishing work projects (because that is in my control). <BR> <BR> So far, tracked breakfast, lunch and snack. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:03:18 EST Activity Report - Day 170 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396499 Tracked breakfast and lunch. Have plans for snacks and dinner that should keep me in my calorie range. <BR> <BR> Feel good about opting for fruit over a birthday pastry. (My secretary's birthday) <BR> <BR> I think I am on challenge overload. I have sign up for too much. I can't really keep track. I am going to re-think my plan so that it is more meaningful. <BR> <BR> <BR> P.S.: Tracked all day. 7 calories over. I had a large apple for my evening snack instead of cookies. I am proud... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:23:35 EST Activity Report - Day 169 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395366 So far, I have tracked my breakfast, lunch and snack(anticipated). I plan to walk during an afternoon break. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I am spending the rest of the day trying to rein in my work. Just a lot of little things. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:34:50 EST Activity Report - Day 168 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393713 Yesterday, was a mixed bag for me emotionally. I had to go to doctor for a non-life threatening, but urgent need. Issue is now resolved. And I received a bit of unexpected bonus - I had lost over 20 pounds since my last doctor's appointment! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> My doctor was so pleased with my progress. She wanted all the details, so I told her about Spark People and the changes I have made. She made me slow down so she could properly d... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:22:26 EST Activity Report For Days 164, 165, 166, and 167 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392225 I have not blog or checked in since last Thursday. I have been very busy with family and work. My youngest nephew graduated from high school. Damage control with Mom and her finances (oh, she is finally agreeable to a power of attorney. Thank God!). Wonderful time spent with my dad and grandmother. And, hopefully, positive influence with a young acquaintance who is an very difficult point in her life. <BR> <BR> Oh, work, well...the usual ....too much to do. <BR> <BR> Through it all, ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:45:55 EST Day 163 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388173 Fitness <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - <BR> snacks - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:31:49 EST Day 162 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387116 Day 162 - Fitness <BR> <BR> 15 minutes <BR> Day 162 - Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snacks - tracked <BR> <BR> I have 16 more pounds to go before I join the under 200 pounds club. Losing one pound a week means that I will reach that goal in October. I am setting a different goal for myself. I want my membership to start by September. That means 1.5 to 2 pounds a week. <BR> <BR> To reach my goal: <BR> <BR> 4 salad meals per wee... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:45:40 EST Day 161 - Activity Report - 8 pounds gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386043 Day 160 - Monday <BR> <BR> Fitness - 15 minutes cardio cruiser <BR> <BR> Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - <BR> snack - <BR> <BR> Today was the final weigh in for my office's Biggest Loser Contest. I lost a total of 8 pounds. I am proud of myself because I did it my way - healthier choices and more activity - not dieting. I know that I need that weekly accountability so I am going to find another program. Also, I am hopeful that my walkin... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:27:31 EST Days 158, 159 and 160 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384792 Days 158 & 159 - Fitness <BR> <BR> 45 minutes walking and on Sunday - 30 minutes cardio cruiser <BR> <BR> Days 158 & 159- Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked <BR> <BR> Day 160 - Monday <BR> <BR> Fitness - 45 minutes walking <BR> <BR> Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked <BR> <BR> I used the SP app over the weekend so this is a combined blog. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:22:42 EST Activity Report - Day 157 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381681 Day 157 - Fitness <BR> <BR> 60 minutes walking <BR> <BR> Day 157 - Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked Fri, 7 Jun 2013 16:51:19 EST Day 156 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380611 Day 156 - Fitness <BR> <BR> 20 minutes walking <BR> <BR> Day 156 - Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked Thu, 6 Jun 2013 17:54:46 EST Day 155 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379136 Day 155 - Fitness <BR> <BR> 45 minutes walking + 15 minutes strength exercises <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 155 - Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I successfully stayed within my calorie range! I aiming for another day like that today. I have already tracked my breakfast and lunch and planned afternoon snack. I am thinking about what will be filling for dinner and a good evening snack. I did no... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 12:33:06 EST Day 154 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378154 Day 154 - Fitness <BR> <BR> 20 minutes walking <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 154 - Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked <BR> <BR> Stayed within calorie range! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I began this activity report for additional accountability for exercises. My goal was a minimal 10 minutes a day. Since this blogging, more often than not, I exercise at least 20 minutes a day. <BR> <BR> People are noticing the change. I ... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 16:04:58 EST Days 151,152 and 153 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376988 Days 151 and 152 <BR> <BR> Tracked all meals and snacks both days using the app. Also, total of 30 minutes of fitness. <BR> <BR> Less activity than usual because Saturday was my hair day and then shopping for Mom and time spent with her. By the time I returned home, it was after 8:00 p.m. I am proud that I did anything at all exercise- wise and that I made mindful decisions about food. <BR> <BR> Day 153 - Monday <BR> <BR> Walked 45 minutes - lunch time. Tracked all meals and snacks. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 16:21:03 EST Day 150 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373829 Day 149 - Fitness <BR> <BR> 45 minutes walking <BR> <BR> Day 92 - All Day Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked Fri, 31 May 2013 15:52:47 EST Days 148 and 149 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372728 Day 148 Fitness <BR> <BR> 45 minutes (walking <BR> <BR> Day 90 All Day Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked <BR> <BR> Day 149 - Fitness <BR> <BR> 10 minutes walking <BR> <BR> Day 91 - All Day Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, my lap top is not working properly. Until I get it fixed (or a new one), my blogs will be irregu... Thu, 30 May 2013 15:29:25 EST Day 147 - Activity Re[prt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370581 Day 147 Fitness <BR> <BR> 10 minutes (so far) <BR> <BR> Day 89 All Day Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked <BR> <BR> Today was my official weight and I was UP 1.4 pounds. No surprise there because for 3 days straight I ate over my calorie range. I actually was surprised that it was not higher. <BR> <BR> I am not discouraged. I know what must be done. It was just one weigh in. I will strive for lower calories and re... Tue, 28 May 2013 15:53:53 EST Day 146 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369394 Day 146- Fitness <BR> <BR> 25 minutes gardening & cleaning (so far) <BR> <BR> Day 88 All Day Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked <BR> <BR> Today I am tracking in advance to make sure I do not go over my calorie range. This past weekend was tracked, but over my range. I am also aiming for high exercise numbers, too! Mon, 27 May 2013 14:28:41 EST Day 145 - Activity Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368669 Day 145- Fitness <BR> <BR> 75 minutes gardening <BR> <BR> Day 88 All Day Tracking <BR> <BR> breakfast - tracked <BR> lunch - tracked <BR> dinner - tracked <BR> snack - tracked Sun, 26 May 2013 19:39:57 EST