ACT0612's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ACT0612 ACT0612'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/ SMART GOALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597139 Here are my goals for BLC 24: <BR> <BR> (1) Exercise at least 20 minutes every day. <BR> <BR> (2) Eat at least three vegetables a day. <BR> <BR> (3) Consume 300 calories less than my Spark targets. <BR> <BR> (4) Lose at least one pound a week. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:59:43 EST Avoiding Weight Gain Over the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565108 This is going to be difficult but I think I can do it. We have many parties already and many more to come. I will also be hosting some. My guidelines are: <BR> <BR> (1) Drink lots of water <BR> <BR> (2) Move away from the buffet <BR> <BR> (3) Get in a conversation with a friend that really keeps my eye and mind off food. <BR> <BR> (4) Eat before the party <BR> <BR> (5) Exercise every day <BR> <BR> (6) Log everything I eat, even if it is over the range <BR> <BR> (7) Pray for w... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 19:59:27 EST August 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440792 Well, it is the beginning of a new month. Even with a vacation, I feel I did pretty well in July. I hope to lose 8-10 pounds in August. I know that is a lot but I am going to really try. We don't have too many events planned (just a birthday party tonight!) <em>236</em> so I think I can stay on plan. Sometimes, I do more snacking when I am home alone then when I am at a party! I will really watch that this month. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Time for another picture. Here is a pictu... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:26:27 EST Weigh in and Goal setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439550 Well, today is Weigh in day. I managed to lose a pound during vacation. That is great but I would love to lose nine more by end of August. That will be tough but I am setting that goal now. <BR> <BR> Here is a picture of us boarding a Padden boat in Goethenberg, Sweden. Their bridges are very low so we had to sit on the floor to get under some of them! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1182963116.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was uncomfortable at times but the scenes of the city ... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:42:49 EST July 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438389 Well, I have been home for a few days now. All laundry is done. My weight seems OK. If I stick to the plan today I should stay the same, which was my goal. I now hope to lose ten pounds during August. I know that is a lot but I will try. Here is another picture of Catherine the Great's Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l510432716.jpg">. <BR> <BR> It is a magnificent palace which shows how the rulers of Russia lived before the revolutio... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:59:48 EST Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437582 I am home! I spent the last two weeks visiting eight countries. Here is a picture of DH and me in front of Big Ben in London. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1084150577.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here is another with us in front of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1242070698.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We had a great vacation. I did OK with the food choices. I hope my scale stays the same on Wednesday. One or two pounds won't be ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:07:20 EST Two weeks and two pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402365 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am two weeks from my vacation. I have two more pounds to lose. I hope I can stay the same on the ship. I know how many calories and food choices there are. This is my ninth cruise. So, I will try to eat right and exercise these last two weeks so I can be down ten pounds since I started BLC. I then hope that with wise choices on the ship and much exercise from the excursions that I will stay the same during those two weeks. I also plan to use the gym on the ship when ... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:48:36 EST Goal Setting for July 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401835 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1297323431.jpg"> <BR> This is a picture of my husband and me in Venice. We have been there twice. I am anxiously waiting my vacation in two weeks that will include stops in London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Tallin and Gothenberg. This is giving me the motivation to lose weight. My goal is to be ten pounds lighter by July 12. I have already lost 7. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I hope I can get these last three off by July... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:13:53 EST Thursday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350738 Last night I went to bed at 10:30, woke for a short time at 4, but then slept until 6. Thu, 9 May 2013 08:58:39 EST Getting a good night's sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349406 I went to bed at 11, slept well but woke up at 4:30. That means 5 1/2 hours of sleep. I will try to get at least six hours by the weekend. <BR> Wed, 8 May 2013 06:08:50 EST