CRAFTYMOM2's SparkPeople Blog CRAFTYMOM2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 3030 challenge Starting tomorrow March 1st, I will be doing a challenge put out by Joyce Meyers. She is challenging us to study the bible for 30 minutes a day for 30 days. I will try to update my blog daily to keep track of the disractions and the things I learn during the 30 min. This way I can learn what to avoid and develop a habit of studying the bible daily. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:34:00 EST SMART Goals For this round of the blc my goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. To drink a minimum of 7 glasses of water daily. <BR> <BR> 2. I will eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily. <BR> <BR> 3. I will do a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio daily. <BR> <BR> 4. I will tell my goals to husband and daughter and I will check in daily with my daughter so she can make sure I did what I was suppose to. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:57:24 EST Spark coach blog assignment. When it comes to exersice I am really good at finishing a work out, but I need work on actually getting started. Once I start a work out I want to keep going. It's difficult for me to actually get started. I joined spark coach in hopes that I can get more motivated. Fri, 6 Sep 2013 18:14:48 EST I Am Struggling This BLC has been a tough one for me. I am going to save making a list of reasons why it has been tougher than the others, and own up to the fact that I have not given my 100 percent best. I am really sorry to all my team mates and my leaders. Today I re evaluated my goals and I am made a new list to focus on for this week. <BR> <BR> 1. I will drink at least 6 -8 glasses of water a day. <BR> <BR> 2. Eat at least 4 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. <BR> <BR> 3. Ride my stationa... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 01:19:36 EST Week One of BLC 22 It's the beginning of a new BLC challenge. This challenge is going to be a great one for me I hope. During tis challenge I am going to be able to focus on changing me. My husband has gone to North Dakota for the next five months and my boys are both out of school. This gives me a drive to lose weight so when my husband gets home he sees a healthy and fit wife. Not only do I have some physical areas I am going to work on, but some emotional areas to. For this challenge my goal is to make it t... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 22:15:38 EST Mid challenge revaluation check This has been a tough round of the BLC for me. I have had a lot of changes occur that take a lot of my time. I have not succeeded so far during this round in weight loss. When I first made my goals at the beginning of the round I made them not calculating the time commitment involved. I think all my goals are reasonable so I don't want to change them, but rather how I will get there. My biggest thing I am going to work on is time management. Without time management for me all else is lost. ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 03:30:26 EST Developing an Attitude of Gratitude. This morning I woke up and realized how out of control things were getting in my life. My time management is in need of some serious redoing. I took one look at all the things that needed to actually get done today and got really irritated because no one else in my home finds these things to be a priority. Then I took a few minutes to realize all that I have in my life God has blessed me with . I need not to take these things for granted but rather be grateful I have them. Something as simple... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 14:19:09 EST BLC 20 12 week plan For this BLC I want to lose weight but also develop healthy lifestyle techniques. I have gained weight and I know that I want to lose it, but I really need to examine how I got here. I didn't gain all this weight over night. My main focus will be to do some soul searching during this round. I plan on working on these main goals for each area <BR> <BR> NUTRITION: <BR> Goal- I want to plan meals that include fruits and vegetables. <BR> Plan Of Action- <BR> ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 01:08:08 EST My plan to stay on track <BR> I can't believe this round of he BLC is already over. I have joined SAC to help me stay on track. But I also plan on: <BR> - drinking at least 9 glasses of H2O daily <BR> - Getting at least 7 hours of sleep a day <BR> - getting in a least a 30 min walk daily <BR> - do some strength training everyday <BR> - doing at least ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:27:08 EST BLC 19 Goals I am getting ready to start the new biggest loser challenge and I am getting excited. I have made my list of goals that I would like to acccomplish by the end of the challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. I would like to lose at least 18lbs. That will bring me into One-derland. <BR> <BR> 2. Met my water goal of 8 to 10 glasses a day. <BR> <BR> 3. Do some sort of walk outside every day. <BR> <BR> 4. Do cardio 5 days 30 min a day. <BR> <BR> 5. Come up with a list of things I can do so when I get bored... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:55:23 EST Changing From The Inside Out Getting healthy and losing weight is actually a journey for me. I am changing from the inside out. The more I get educated about things that I need to change in my life the more I learn. Once I learn it, then I implement it into my life, then I begin to see outward changes. While on this journey I have ups and downs. My downs only make me push forward a little harder and my ups keep me going forward. I like looking back to see how far I have come, because then I strive to also keep going bec... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:00:04 EST A little encouragement goes a long way I think just giving some positive feedback or encouraging words can help someone keep following there journey and not give up. Lately I have been going on random spark pages giving words of encouragement, positive feedback and making some new friends along the way. It has been very uplifting for me to do this. A kind word or two can make someone day just a little better. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 17:42:08 EST We are all worthy I just watched the biggest loser transformation week, and I seen how with all the hard work they did they changed so much. They looked like they were full of life and happy. I believe that we are all worthy of being happy and following our dreams and goals as we are in our journey today. The more we believe in ourselves the more we will accomplish. Some people may think that they are not worthy of the good things in life because the feel anger or guilt for being heavy. I know I do. I think ... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 14:49:05 EST A New Month, New Goals Tomorrow is the start of a new month. I am going to make small goals that I can accomplish through out the month. This way I can celebrate my small victories and feel like I am accomplishing something. I tend to get discouraged if I don't see big number drops on the scale each week. My overall goal is not to just lose weight but to develop a new lifestyle. I will focus on increasing my water, limit the sodas, increase my activity and increase my fruits and veggies. Tonight I will take time t... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 19:23:24 EST Must change me first There are so many changes that I want to make with in myself and in my family. I have to realize that in order for these changes to start happening, I must first start with myself . I can't give what I don't have. My health, mind, and heart need to be in good shape so I can be productive and give to my children. I can't give a great qaulity of knowledge to my children unless I first learn it. By being here at Spark people I am starting to gain a lot of knowledge and make some positive changes... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:07:59 EST Change Difficult? Someone once told me it is easy to gain weight but it takes a lot of work and discipline to get the weight off. I was at the gym the other day and I noticed I was burning only a limited amount of calories. I could not believe as long as I was on the treadmill or the bicycle I would have burned a lot more calories then the machines said i did. Once I left the gym I was looking at the calories that are in some of the foods that I was eating and I was so surprised. It would only take 5 minutes t... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 02:59:16 EST Hiding Behind Our Own Walls of Protection I am learning a lot about myself these days. I have safety walls that I am comfortable behind and change is really hard for me as I believe it is hard for a lot of other people. One of the walls that I hide behind is the comfort of food. I also like to hide behind my weight. This is something that I am really starting to work on. I use my weight to make excuses to why I am not accomplishing some of my goals or why I am not happy. If only I weighed less, than I would be happier. If I only weig... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:36:14 EST Organization helps in weight loss I am an emotional eater. I am finding out that when my house is a mess, the kids are arguing, I have projects that are not getting done and my mother and wife duties are not getting done, I get very irritated. Once every thing is either done or at least on a schedule to be done, I usually reward myself with some form of junk food. It seems to calm me down, but it also seems to make me feel upset because I had something that I shouldn't have had. So I am going to try to organize my house, time... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:33:19 EST Being too hard on self (self sabotage) Wow I thought I had a great day yesterday, and I was on the right track with my diet and exercise, but then I let an excuse over power me. It was my daughters birthday yesterday and my boys wanted to surprise her with a birthday sundae. When she came home from going out to dinner they made her an ice cream sundae and put a candle in it an we sang happy birthday to her. Then everyone made their own small sundae. Ice cream is my number one weakness. The perfect night for me use to be watch tv a... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:50:36 EST No More Excuses I really want to make some healthy changes about myself. I want to lose weight, exercise more and eat healthier. I have been wanting to make these changes for a while. This is the second time I have joined Spark people and I even have the book. Yet I have not had any changes, that's because I am the master of excuses. it can be anything from well I messed up today so I will start tomorrow to its Wensday I will start fresh on Monday the beginning of a new week. I believe I can make an excuse ... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:46:02 EST