DAS92687's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAS92687 DAS92687'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/ Tracking Squat Crunch Pushup for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710270 Starting a new habit with the month of June: <BR> <BR> 500 reps of each Squats, Crunches, and Pushups <BR> (which works out to 20 per day) <BR> <BR> 6/4: 0 <BR> 6/5: 90/90/90 <BR> 6/16: 90/90/90 <BR> 6/17: 50/50/50 <BR> 6/18: 100/50/100 <BR> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 06:48:11 EST Self-Worth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708784 Great article about the relationship of Self-worth and success ... <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailyom.com/articles/2014/38597.<BR>html </link> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:02:52 EST BLC25 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688348 BLC 25 is taking off now for the next 12 weeks - 12 weeks of establishing and improving good habits. <BR> <BR> 10-12 glasses of water daily <em>274</em> <BR> 5 gym classes a week <em>326</em> <BR> Daily Devotionals <em>458</em> <BR> Tracking Nutrition and Fitness <em>195</em> <BR> Eating fish 2-3 times a week <em>492</em> <BR> 6+ freggies a day <em>550</em> <BR> <BR> And finally my Fitness test results. I am glad I did not do these all back-to-back in one day. I reme... Mon, 5 May 2014 20:30:37 EST Week Seven CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635017 <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> BLC 24 - Week 7 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,286 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR> Exercise 197 <BR> Total Burned 1,727 <BR> Differential -441 <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: yes <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,107 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR> Exercise 219 <BR> Total Burned 1,749 ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:50:46 EST Week Six CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628124 <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> BLC 24 - Week 6 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,343 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR> Exercise 185 <BR> Total Burned 1,715 <BR> Differential -372 <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: yes <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,465 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR> Exercise 221 <BR> Total Burned 1,751 <... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:11:25 EST a little love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626717 Dear Diane, <BR> First let me say I love that you have jumped into this Weekend Challenge that included sending a Love letter to yourself. <BR> <BR> I want to remind you of a couple things you have always done that I still love about you. <BR> <BR> Remembering that “time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” <BR> <BR> And remembering that it’s OK to let go and move on – some things (as much as it annoys you) will never be explained to your satisfaction. It’s OK. Get over it. The e... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:47:18 EST Week Five CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621999 <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> BLC 24 - Week 5 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,390 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR> Exercise 120 <BR> Total Burned 1,650 <BR> Differential -260 <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: yes <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,043 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR> Exercise 315 <BR> Total Burned 1,845 <... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:44:37 EST Some Low Sodium Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620070 I was asked to post what a few lower sodium days might look like on a menu plan. <BR> <BR> This was Feb 10th with a total sodium count of 2188 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l677835460.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was Feb 9th with a total sodium count of 1630 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2135585408.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was Saturday for a total sodium count of 1848 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1541447964.jp... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:14:36 EST Week Four CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615596 <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> BLC 24 - Week 4 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,145 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR> Exercise 0 - RCIA Classes <BR> Total Burned 1,530 <BR> Differential -385 <BR> <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: yes <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,145 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR>... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 06:42:54 EST Week Three CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609261 <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> BLC 24 - Week 3 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,866 <BR> BMR* 1,540 <BR> Exercise 172 <BR> Total Burned 1,712 <BR> Differential 154 <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: yes <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,234 <BR> BMR* 1,540 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:58:22 EST FALCON FITNESS TEST - Week Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608351 FIVE MINUTE FITNESS TEST <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> That doesn't sound like too much, right? <BR> (PLEASE NOTE you DO NOT have to do all of this at one time (OR EVEN ON ONE DAY!) <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> For one minute, do as many push-ups as you can and post the total number you got in. Make note if they were Modified, standard, Wall pushups. It doesn't matter what kind, just post in your blog how many you did in one minute. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> For one minute, do as ma... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:11:51 EST BLC 24 Week Two CICO Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601937 <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> BLC 24 - Week 2 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,065 <BR> BMR* 1,540 <BR> Exercise 177 <BR> Total Burned 1,717 <BR> Differential -652 <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: Yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: Yes <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,233 <BR> BMR* 1,540 <BR> Exercise 200 <BR> Total Burned 1,74... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:56:21 EST BLC 24 Week One CICO Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592431 <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> BLC 24 - Week 1 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 737 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 1,530 <BR> Differential -793 <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: Yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: Yes <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 991 <BR> BMR* 1,530 <BR> Exercise 293 <BR> Total Burned 1,8... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:33:08 EST Week 8 CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540274 YIKES !! It has been waaaay too long since I have posted my CICO. <BR> But, no excuses - Back to it TO-DAY! <BR> <BR> My BMR keeps shrinking as I do! <BR> <BR> BLC 23 Week 8 CICO <BR> <BR> Wednesday 13 November: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,534 <BR> BMR* 1,540 <BR> Exercise 198 <BR> Total Burned 1,738 <BR> Differential -204 <BR> <BR> <BR> Thursday 14 November: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,499 <BR> BMR* 1,540 <BR> Exercise 121 <BR> Total Burned 1,661 <BR>... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:28:34 EST CICO Week 2 10/2 - 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503654 10/2 * <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,513 <BR> BMR* 1,560 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 1,560 <BR> Differential -47 <BR> *Normal rest day. <BR> <BR> 10/3 * <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,382 <BR> BMR* 1,560 <BR> Exercise 220 <BR> Total Burned 1,780 <BR> Differential -398 <BR> <BR> 10/4 * <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,140 <BR> BMR* 1,560 <BR> Exercise 205 <BR> Total Burned 1,765 <BR> Differential -625 <BR> <BR> 10/5 * <BR> Calories <BR> Eat... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:17:10 EST Week Two Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502124 Daily Goals for BLC Week #2 <BR> <BR> Morning Devotional <BR> Meals planned for the week ahead of time. <BR> Every BLC (Bite, Lick, Chew) logged in the Nutrition tracker. <BR> Track CICO <BR> 10 glasses of water daily. <BR> 8 hours of exercise classes for the week. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 06:34:09 EST CICO Tracking Week September 25 - October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496705 Just tracking my daily CICO for the week ... <BR> It makes me more mindful of what I am eating - <BR> <BR> 9/25 * <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,724 <BR> BMR* 1,570 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 1,570 <BR> Differential 154 <BR> <BR> Back to the gym for Thursday and NO MORE DONUTS this week !! <BR> <BR> 9/26 * <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,201 <BR> BMR* 1,570 <BR> Exercise 441 <BR> Total Burned 2,011 <BR> Differential -810 <BR> <BR> 9/27 * <BR> Calories <... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:22:11 EST BLC Week One Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494283 Week One starts Wednesday and being a success comes by planning not just crossing your fingers and hoping <em>211</em> So here's the plan ... <BR> <BR> Meals planned for the week ahead of time. <BR> Every BLC (Bite, Lick, Chew) logged in the Nutrition tracker. <BR> 10 glasses of water daily. <BR> 8 hours of exercise classes for the week. <BR> <BR> <BR> October 1 - How did I do? <BR> <BR> I logged food every day. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Meals were mostly planned ahead (Exceptions... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:57:24 EST Week Nine Fitness Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447264 WEEK NINE - Falcons BLC Assignment <BR> =========================== <BR> <BR> This week we are putting in FIVE MINUTES OF FITNESS <BR> <em>30</em> That doesn't sound like too much, right? <BR> <BR> For one minute, <em>320</em> do as many push-ups as you can and post the total number you got in. Make note if they were Modified, standard, Wall pushups. It doesn't matter what kind, just post in your blog how many you did in one minute. <BR> <BR> 45 Modified on knees <BR> <BR> For one ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 07:15:56 EST Halfway through BLC22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429905 It is hard to believe we are more than halfway through BLC22. <BR> This round has been a great one for me ... with things coming together. <BR> <BR> Let me share some of the numbers our Numbers Guru Lizzy, shared with me. <BR> <BR> I made a goal of 8 pounds and to date I've lost 6.8 pounds (-4.66%), <BR> I am 85% (or just need 1.2 pounds) to your reach my goal :-) <BR> <BR> I logged 2415 Fitness minutes over the 6 weeks and have averaged 403 minutes a week. And For water - I drank at to... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:47:15 EST CICO Week 7/17 - 7/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425059 7/17 <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,702 <BR> BMR* 1,590 <BR> Exercise 320 <BR> Total Burned 1,910 <BR> Differential -208 <BR> <BR> (Calories seem high, but all fresh foods and low on carbs and fat.) <BR> <BR> 7/18 <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,354 <BR> BMR* 1,590 <BR> Exercise 193 <BR> Total Burned 1,783 <BR> Differential -429 <BR> <BR> 7/19 <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,317 <BR> BMR* 1,590 <BR> Exercise 71 <BR> Total Burned 1,661 <BR> Differential -34... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:47:00 EST Plans for this Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423032 Help .... I've fallen off track and I need help getting up !!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1446822944.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, we're halfway through BLC Round 22, and I don't want to think I am in self-sabotage mode, right? But, some time last week, I stopped posting my CICO and my focus just kind of started getting blurry. It became easier to make excuses for why I wasn't exercising than to actually get to my classes. <BR> <BR> Then I started procrastinating... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:22:57 EST CICO Week of July 3 - 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411307 7/3 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,339 <BR> BMR* 1,596 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 1,596 <BR> Differential -257 <BR> <BR> 7/4 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 2,647 <BR> BMR* 1,596 <BR> Exercise 161 <BR> Total Burned 1,757 <BR> Differential 890 <BR> <em>40</em> YES That is a POSITIVE Number !! <BR> Someone needs to come kick my butt !! Fri, 5 Jul 2013 08:57:45 EST CICO Tracking Week of 6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401820 6/25 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,204 <BR> BMR* 1,601 <BR> Exercise 711 <BR> Total Burned 2,312 <BR> Differential -1,108 <BR> <BR> 6/26 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,132 <BR> BMR* 1,596 <BR> Exercise 161 <BR> Total Burned 1,757 <BR> Differential -625 <BR> <BR> 6/27 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,272 <BR> BMR* 1,596 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 1,596 <BR> Differential -324 <BR> <BR> 6/28 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,234 <BR> BM... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:03:15 EST Plan for the Week starting 6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400587 My timing is off with vacation here last week. <BR> We had a <em>250</em> time with my sister and brother-in-law who visited from Las Vegas. And, overall, we got in some active time ... hiking, canoeing, swimming, and even a couple walks around the block (Note - that a walk around my "country" block here is 4.25 miles.) <BR> <BR> A few downfalls from the plan ... <BR> I missed tracking my nutrition two days - But, on the bright side, DID track it 5 days. I didn't score 100% in all the ... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:21:03 EST CICO Tracking BLC Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394806 Just tracking my CICO Numbers this week ... <BR> <BR> 6/13 - <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,477 <BR> BMR* 1,602 <BR> Exercise 137 <BR> Total Burned 1,739 <BR> Differential -262 <BR> <BR> <BR> 6/14 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,314 <BR> BMR* 1,602 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 1,602 <BR> Differential -288 <BR> <BR> 6/15 - UGH - Did NOT track my food <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 0 <BR> BMR* 1,602 <BR> Exercise 325 <BR> Total Burned 1,927 <BR>... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:00:18 EST Fitness Test Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392998 WEEK TWO - Falcons BLC Assignment <BR> =========================== <BR> <BR> This week we are putting in FIVE MINUTES OF FITNESS <BR> <em>30</em> That doesn't sound like too much, right? <BR> <BR> For one minute, <em>320</em> do as many push-ups as you can and post the total number you got in. Make note if they were Modified, standard, Wall pushups. It doesn't matter what kind, just post in your blog how many you did in one minute. <BR> <BR> 45 Modified on knees <BR> <BR> For one m... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 06:53:10 EST Staples Shopping List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391704 The BLC Weekend Challenge asked me to share my staples shopping list ... (What items do you need to have in your fridge and pantry in order to ALWAYS be able to cook/eat something healthy?) <BR> <BR> So here goes ... <BR> <BR> PANTRY - <BR> Canned Tuna <BR> Canned Chicken <BR> Campbells Select Harvest Soups <BR> Thomas' Bagel Thins <BR> Barilla Veggie Pastas <BR> Prego Spaghetti Sauce <BR> <BR> Refrigerator - <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Broccoli <BR> Cauliflower <BR> Red Peppers (And a trick I h... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:58:13 EST BLC Week Two Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388206 Week One is over and overall, I was successful at meeting my plan. <em>321</em> and lost 5 pounds <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> (So even though I gained 10 pounds in two weeks ... it's nice to know I can take it off that fast, too ??!?!?!?! <em>211</em> ) <BR> <BR> Week Two <BR> <em>189</em> I will track my nutrition, exercise and CICO <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> I will increase my water to 10 glasses daily. <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> I will be off work and hosting my sister & brother-i... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:12:21 EST CICO Tracking for BLC Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379678 Just using this to keep track of CICO this week <BR> <BR> 6/5 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,428 <BR> BMR* 1,626 <BR> Exercise 307 <BR> Total Burned 1,933 <BR> Differential -505 <BR> <BR> <BR> 6/6 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,539 <BR> BMR* 1,626 <BR> Exercise 143 <BR> Total Burned 1,769 <BR> Differential -230 <BR> <BR> 6/7 - <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,249 <BR> BMR* 1,626 <BR> Exercise 112 <BR> Total Burned 1,738 <BR> Differential -489 <BR... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 22:28:26 EST BLC22 Goals, Plan, and Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379564 I need to take the time to write down my goal and the steps I am taking to meet it. When I don’t do that, sometimes in my excitement, I find myself torn in lots of directions and losing focus. (Kind of like an electrical socket with too many things plugged into it … in danger of overheating.) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l837735229.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some of you know that I just returned from two weeks in Italy. The trip was AMAZING!! (And totally unplanned. Wo... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 20:51:40 EST Forgiving myself and this time ... Moving On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226024 I am a great believer that everything in this world is connected and happens for a reason. I think sometimes it may be years in the future (or maybe even never) before we know the "whys" about some things. But I believe that, somehow, each action we take in life contributes to a very large, broad community set of lifetimes ... and there is a ripple effect, reaching out and touching many. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l679417284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And, believing... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:09:33 EST Making way for a Happy, Successful 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184100 <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> The bad news is time flies. <BR> The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Altshuler <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> <em>408</em> Happy New Year <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> January 1 has such a crisp, clean sound, look, and feel to it. It's no wonder that there's a lot o... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:40:04 EST 6 Weeks is enough time to do a lot of damage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153912 <em>2</em> <em>24</em> <em>2</em> <em>24</em> <em>2</em> <em>24</em> <em>2</em> <em>24</em> <em>2</em> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> BLC 20 ends Dec 5th and BLC21 starts Jan 16th. 6 weeks is enough time to do a lot of damage, right? So I need a plan and some accountability partners to keep me honest. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l413054161.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My Falcon Flock is keeping me company these 6 weeks with continuing Weekend and Daily Challenges a... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 19:47:58 EST Staying on track for the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147592 Part of our BLC Weekend Challenge is taking steps now to stay on track over the holidays. <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> I have an added challenge this holiday season because I am traveling for work every week now. But my plan for staying on track includes packing my menu or buying it at the grocery store and cooking meals in my room. Not only does it help me stay on track with calories, but saves money too. <BR> <BR> I've been upping my freggies and really trying to keep my fat/carb/protei... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:30:02 EST Perfect Eating Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120053 I have to start fine-tuning my eating habits to lose these last pounds and break this plateau. (Ummm, not to mention try to flatten these Ab muscles <em>15</em> ) <BR> <BR> So the good habits of CICO tracking <em>195</em> and Water <em>274</em> and keeping Sodium in range have to continue. <BR> <BR> But I need more days (or every day!!) like this one yesterday !! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946301576.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:39:30 EST Weekend Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098058 The Weekend Challenge is here and I need to think about three things I love about myself. <BR> <BR> Physical-wise ... I love my legs. Kickboxing has really shaped them up and they are still tan from the Summer. <BR> <BR> I love my temperament. I'm a cheerful person ... a glass half-full kinda girl. But I am realistic and not naive about it. <BR> <BR> I love that it is hard for me to say no. I love that I say "yes" to almost anything I am asked. I have learned a lot that way and it has... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 22:15:40 EST BLC20 - Week 4 and Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090813 Well, I'm a third of the way through BLC20, but not a third of the way to my Goal. <BR> <BR> Without going into any excuses, I have to realize that I have 7 pounds left and 7 weeks left. <BR> <BR> Here's my flight adjustments <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> More Veggies, no packaged snacks. <BR> <em>29</em> No unplanned eating out. Nutrition plan set in advance for the days I am eating out. (No more finding out the day after that an Arby's sandwich is 800 Calories and 2300 mg Sodium!) <... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 05:43:21 EST Dinner Planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081600 Planning ahead for dinners this week ... <BR> <BR> Not much planning goes into my breakfasts during the week. It's alwayes cereal. So, now that I have my lunches planned - here's dinner for the week. <BR> <BR> Sticking to it (now that I have everything bought and listed out here, is pretty easy!) <BR> <BR> Monday - Pork Loin & Veggy Stirfry (Broccoli, carrots, peas, celery, peppers) <BR> <BR> Tuesday - Turkey Club <BR> <BR> Wednesday - Chicken Florentine Soup, crackers, fruit <BR> <B... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 06:23:30 EST Breakfast Planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079854 Planning ahead for Healthy Lunches next week ... <BR> <BR> Monday - Scrambled eggs mixed w/ pork sausage, carrots and peppers. <BR> Tomatoes, Honeydew Melon. <BR> <BR> Tuesday - Chicken Florentine Soup, crackers, pear. <BR> <BR> Wednesday - Chicken Salad, crackers, celery, peppers, carrots. Pear. <BR> <BR> Thursday - Chicken Florentine Soup, crackers, pear. <BR> <BR> Friday - Tuna Salad, crackers, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes. Apple. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:56:20 EST BLC20 ... And away we go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061918 First – My motivation <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> About 2 years ago, I was near goal, eating healthy, had kicked the sugar snacking habit AND I had worked my “pooch” down to almost nothing. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l937969990.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I felt good and I looked good. And then <em>39</em> I got a little complacent, and a little lazy. And you know that a Summer’s worth of craft beers at the beach, and trading veggies for other snacks didn't ... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:38:16 EST What Comes Next http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972704 So, now that I've made progress losing and toning during BLC19, the big question is, What comes next? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l186028026.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Falcons helped keep me on track. But the Challenge is nearing an end and the New Round isn't starting until September. <BR> <BR> So between now and then, here's the plan .... <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> I WILL be logging my food and exercise DAILY. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> I WILL be going to 3 Kick... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:15:57 EST BLC19 Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859371 I've already set my goals down ... <BR> <BR> 1- I WILL get to exercise class 5 days a week. (Kickboxing 3 days a week and signing up for something new this weekend to start Monday :) <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Good news!! I am on track here. Today is the first day of the new ST class. <BR> <BR> 2- I WILL participate in each and every challenge this Round. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Good news!! On track here, too. I've joined in the TNT, daily challenges and (as you can see by the blog her... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:31:59 EST Goals for BLC19 ... Ready to get started !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843866 To say I am anxious for BLC Round 19 to get started, would be a HUGE understatement <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> The last few weeks I've been so out of my routine and haven't been on speaking terms with my scale. My exercise has been sporadic. I haven't been tracking my food. I've missed more exercise classes than I've made. And spent the biggest part of my time working, trying to wrap up a project. (And, for me at least, working means sitting in front of a computer ... so it... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:05:29 EST What went right today ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806108 ...... EVERYTHING <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I've been off track lately. Pretty much since vacation nearly 2 weeks ago. I haven't been tracking my food, haven't been exercising like I usually do. <BR> <BR> But today was a good day. Even work was back to normal and free from emergencies !! <BR> <BR> I tracked all my food. Made a yummy stir fry for dinner <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l648545539.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Added everything that's been needing done and making... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:03:22 EST Transform: Verb - Make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4713001 <em>252</em> People have all different reasons for joining Spark and wanting to get healthy and fit. Mine was in Spring 2008. I was looking at some photos from my mother-in-law’s birthday party. (You'll notice I have cropped most of the heavier parts out ;o) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l146584060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I explained to my husband, that it was the lighting that made me look heavy and the angle … and really who took pictures at the angle anyway?? ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:50:23 EST Weekend Challenge "TO DO List" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627819 Create a to-do list for the weekend by no later than noon on Friday. Include goals that you want to accomplish (fitness, nutrition, etc.) or simply things that need to get done. The list should have at least 20 items on it (5 for each day). At the end of the weekend, post the number of goals that you accomplished. Note: Each goal must take more than 15 minutes to complete for it to count in this challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1-Finish Christmas Shopping <BR> 2-Send remaining Christmas Cards <BR... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:06:17 EST Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4603366 BLC17 is almost over ... seems to have flown by <em>459</em> ... and overall, I haven't taken much time to reflect this round. But I think it's not always the reflection, but the constant movement, challenges, and keeping going that makes the journey here successful. <BR> <BR> So first, for the scale .... I've lost 4 pounds during the same 12 weeks I took an all-inclusive vacation, celebrated my birthday, and had Thanksgiving dinner at my mom's. Easily, this is the time of year that, wit... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:32:53 EST 5 More Weigh Ins ... Making them Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4561977 So, a word to the wise .... taking a vacation to an all-you-can-eat...all-you-can-drink resort midway through a BLC Round just really brings the weight loss momentum to a halt. Well, for me, anyway .... <BR> <BR> So here goes. I've got 5 more weeks of Weigh In's here's my commitment <BR> <BR> <em>326</em> exercising a minimum of 7 hours a week <BR> <em>274</em> 10 glasses of water a day <BR> <em>195</em> Tracking all the food I put in my mouth Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:36:34 EST N.E.W. Weekend Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4447976 Good Afternoon BLC'ers! <BR> Hopefully you have found your way to your Training Camps and are already making friends and making changes. We want to publicly thank all of our Training Camp Coaches for helping out and being there to guide the way. <BR> <BR> And now, without further ado, we are excited to announce your FIRST WEEKEND CHALLENGE! Creating a NEW you! This challenge will begin tomorrow (Friday, August 25) and run through Monday (August 29). <BR> <BR> N~Nutrition Know your Calori... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:08:59 EST