ERIKA05's SparkPeople Blog ERIKA05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 20-somethings Fall Challenge Week 1 - Accentuate the Positive? For the week 1 ‘optional’ challenge for my 20-somethings Fall Challenge group (Team “Brown Chicken Brown Cow” say it fast while making a “cowboy” gesture), we were challenged to “Post a blog that highlights the good things that you see this week.” This was definitely a *challenge* for me this week, since things haven’t really been feeling that positive at all… <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> Let me explain: I was really enthusiastic about joining this challenge. I had never participated in a SparkTea... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:59:57 EST Ticker love? I started to write this as a comment in response to PELESJEWEL’s blog “Ticker Honesty & Control” (check out her always honest and inspiring words here: <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4459729 </link> ). <BR> <BR> Turns out I had more to say than I thought! Rather than sinking the comments section of her page with my ramblings, I thought I’d bring them home to roost, but it was clearly a topic that got me thinking. <BR> <BR> When I came back to ... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 17:41:51 EST What’s “luck” got to do with it? (a.k.a. The lies I tell myself…) Whew! I recently re-read my old Spark Page intro, and realized that although a lot of the info there was factually correct, a lot of it was also wishful thinking, self-delusional Bullschei&#946;e! ('Tis German for... well, sound it out.) It's funny how you can see something *almost* every day without ever really taking a good hard look at it. <BR> <BR> Case in point, the old title read "Third, fourth... fifth time lucky?" Was I kidding? How did I get to my *fifth* try to lose this weight and... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:55:22 EST 50 Questions (stolen from CREATINGAMANDA, like a ninja) Soo... among my April goals was to blog more, in the hopes of being more accountable to myself and the wider universe. Would anyone know this was a goal of mine? Not so much. Because I've been doing a horrible job of achieving it - reading my words, getting shy about sharing them, deleting and staring at the screen. Repeat. <BR> <BR> When I saw this Q&A on Amanda's page, I thought that it would be a good way to rip off the bandaid. <BR> ________________________________________<BR>___________... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:15:59 EST In celebration of a near-perfect day... my 1st blog entry! What better way to celebrate a truly awesome lifestyle day than with my very first Sparkpeople blog post! It's been a tough week to stick to my diet and exercise plans, between work exploding in a hundred different directions at once and all sorts of friend and family drama in the offing. Somehow though, when I checked my goals this morning, although my daily calorie counts had been *ahem* not great, my fitness minutes goal for the week was still within reach. <BR> <BR> I had an extremely ... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:23:15 EST