87BERKEBILE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=87BERKEBILE 87BERKEBILE'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/ My 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449808 Some of the members of my Summer 5% Challenge team, Determined Daisies, have done a list of 10 good things that occurred due to our healthy lifestyle change. I haven't written a blog in quite a while and this seemed like a good topic, so here's my list... <BR> <BR> 1.) Way more energy! <BR> 2.) I finally feel like I'm treating my body the way God wants me to treat it. <BR> 3.) Better self esteem! <BR> 4.) I'm stronger physically and emotionally. <BR> 5.) I have more endurance. <BR> 6.) I ha... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 10:47:47 EST Assignment #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426334 For assignment #3 in preparation for the Summer 5% challenge, we were asked to answer some questions about the reasons why we want to lose weight and what we expect when we meet our goals. <BR> <BR> The first question is, why do I want to lose weight? I want to lose weight so that my kids can see why living a healthy lifestyle is a good thing and can be done. I want to reach the point where I am no longer self conscious of how I look in certain clothing. I'd like to go shopping and be abl... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:54:33 EST Summer 5% Challenge Commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421974 I've just joined my first real SparkPeople challenge and I'm so excited! I had read JEN3582's blog about the challenge and it made me want to check it out. I think this will be the motivation I need to keep losing. <BR> <BR> The challenge hasn't officially started yet but one of the things that the leaders would like you to do in preparation is post your commitment on your spark page, so here it goes... <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> I will do one of my at home exercise dvd's for an hour at ... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:43:12 EST Here comes the Weekend!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418988 Since I have started really trying to change the way I live and become healthier I've noticed that the weekends scare me. Does this happen to anyone else? I do pretty well during the week when I am pretected by my routine and always close to a computer to track, but I never know what to expect when the weekend rolls around. It's better when we're out of the house and busy. I'm less likely to grab something to eat just for the sake of eating. It's also more difficult to get my water in. ... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:21:29 EST Camping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402505 This is my very first blog entry. It's kind of intimidating, I won't lie. I enjoy everyone else's blogs so much and they are so motivational that I have to try one for myself. I think I'll just discuss the issues that I'm dealing with and depending on the day, they can be plenty. So here goes nothing! <BR> <BR> The thorn in my side lately has been camping. I know that sounds funny, even to me, because I love to camp but I have never camped and tried to eat healthy at the same time. My ... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:50:11 EST