CINDYKC2000's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CINDYKC2000 CINDYKC2000'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/ Winter Stress Relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171195 This challenge allows me to start thinking more and more about relieving some of my stress and boy do I need it right now. <BR> <BR> There are several things that I do already: <BR> <BR> 1. massage (I go several times a month) <BR> 2. find alone time each day <BR> 3. read for pleasure <BR> 4. vent/talk with my BF on a regular basis <BR> <BR> Some things that I need to try: <BR> <BR> 1. deep breathing/meditation <BR> 2. staying in the moment <BR> 3. laugh and cry more/stop internalizing m... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:54:05 EST Fall Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134675 At the beginning of the challenge I knew the following five things were holding me back: <BR> <BR> 1. not enough exercise <BR> 2. needing an adjustment in my thyroid meds (age) <BR> 3. finding a balance between eating and exercise <BR> 4. need to schedule exercise/make it a priority <BR> 5. challenge myself more to try new things and push myself to the limit when exercising <BR> <BR> 1. I did more exercise and was a bit more consistent, but I still need to do more. <BR> <BR> 2. My thyroi... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:25:17 EST Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055578 Five things that could be holding me back from reaching my goals: <BR> <BR> 1. not enough exercise <BR> 2. needing an adjustment in my thyroid meds (age) <BR> 3. finding a balance between eating and exercise <BR> 4. need to schedule exercise/make it a priority <BR> 5. challenge myself more to try new things and push myself to the limit when exercising <BR> <BR> This challenge I am going to focus on making exercise a priority. With my new job and school, finding time will be a balancin... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 07:57:08 EST Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024271 It seems that I am finally getting the swing of working out on a more regular basis. I continue to struggle with this, but I am hopeful that I can keep it going. <BR> <BR> My day class this fall is in the afternoon, so if I can keep my motivation to workout going in the morning, then I will succeed. <BR> <BR> Still trying to get rid of the last three pounds, but am content with my weight if that is what my body needs. My eating is under control, so that is and has been conquered. I h... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:12:36 EST Ultimation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930820 I am starting to see my weight creep up, so one of my goals is to drop back down to my lowest weight (156), which is one pound short of my goal weight (155). <BR> <BR> To reach my goal I am determined to work out more consistently, including adding yoga to help with my body awareness and flexibility. I am hoping that yoga will help my shoulder heal as well. <BR> <BR> I will continue to track my food, eat healthy, and keep up or increase my water intake. <BR> <BR> Lots of motivation and ... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 23:56:13 EST Reflecting on the Spring Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888788 My goals at the beginning of the challenge included: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise more - I have gotten a bit more consistent, so that is a plus! <BR> 2. Stressing less about little things - Did not stress so much about the little things, but had a lot of big things to stress about! Sooooo.... <BR> 3. To Do Lists - started off keeping them almost daily, but have not done them as much lately. Have thought about what needs to be done and set about getting it done. This one is kind of a wash. <... Sat, 19 May 2012 17:15:36 EST Spring Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806224 For this challenge I need to get back to focusing on me. Exercising more, not stressing so much about all the little things, keeping to do lists handy to see what I have accomplished and moving towards my career goals are where I need to focus my energy. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck!!! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:26:42 EST Oops! I did not quite make it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4746846 As I reread my goals for this challenge, I know that I still have a long way to go. Or at least it seems that way. <BR> <BR> My first goal was to lose the last two pounds to reach my goal of 30 pounds lost. I maintained my weight throughout the challenge, but no loss yet! Still determined to make it happen though. <BR> <BR> Developing a more consistent exercise routine also did not happen. I have exercised more this challenge than last. Yeah! And my daughter is now back in school fu... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 22:56:11 EST Future Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629736 When thinking about where I want to be in 10 weeks I realize that I want many of the same things that I did two years ago when I started my journey on SP. <BR> <BR> Two years ago, I joined SP to track my food for calorie and fat intake. I have religiously done that and still do. I am proud to say that I stay within my ranges more than 95% of the time while eating most of what I want. <BR> <BR> In the process I have lost almost 30 pounds and feel so much better. The weight loss has cont... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 00:13:11 EST