FATTOFIT56's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FATTOFIT56 FATTOFIT56'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/ My BLC 22 / Summer Slim Down Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346618 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l306982870.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Summer is just around the corner; even closer is the Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC 22) which is slated to begin on June 5th and will span most of the summer season. As we all know, summer means shorts, sleeveless tops, visits to the pool/beach and the much dreaded bathing suits … especially by those of us who are on the heavier side of the scale. On the other hand, as inferred by the title, the Biggest Loser Challen... Sun, 5 May 2013 20:39:58 EST MY NSV … 100/200 Meter Great Grandma Dash!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313728 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1902503435.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I mentioned this in the WC NSV slot but I am so proud of myself that I have to tell you guys the whole story Which is too long to do in the chat thread. Some background … The kindergarteners’ school bus normally drives past our driveway to the bottom of our street, makes a U turn then goes past our drive[ again] before stopping at the school bus stop which I can see from my kitchen window. Usually, I wait until I... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 14:37:06 EST BLC 21 - What’s on my mind …. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280442 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1710829460.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Motivation and positive thinking!!! I weld these two together on a daily basis to help me get rid of self limiting attitudes and maximize my strengths and potentials. Having a positive attitude helps me to focus on the solutions rather than the problem and so, motivates me to take action to reach my goals. As we all know, motivation and positivism die easily if not nurtured! One of my favorite way to keep ... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 19:24:31 EST BLC21: Week One ….. Just Do It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214282 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1370625444.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The theme for this, the first week of BLC21 is Just Do It! Aligning with that theme the weekend challenge which runs from Friday through Monday, requires us to choose, tackle and break-through the barrier of one obstacle that has been holding us back. The directives of the challenge further stated …. it could be something you fear. Maybe something that makes you feel silly. Something that you think you can't do. ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:36:14 EST 50 Pound Challenge … motivational poster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204297 This month’s challenge is simply to make a motivational poster and post a picture of it here in a blog saying why this poster is motivational to you. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1109923248.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This poster represents the mini goals I must achieve in order to accomplish my goals for 2013 (and beyond) .... living healthy, fit and lean. Details of these goals are set out in this blog here ... <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urn... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:31:41 EST Goals … Living Healthy, Fit And Lean In 2013!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182393 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1143215534.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As the New Year along with the chance for new beginnings and new opportunities knock at our doors, my mind wanders briefly to the recent “end of the world” hype and also to the expressed belief of many that the new year coming up, being the13th year of this millennium, will be plagued with “bad luck” - hardships and unfulfilled dreams. I, on the hand, think that 2013 will be an amazing year for me. I am determine ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:44:38 EST Managing Stress during the Holidays … http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170036 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709793219.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 'tis the season to be … jolly, merry and happy but as the holiday frenzy inches closer to its peak, the season subtly morphs into being the season of frustration, pressure and stress for many of us! We here in Sparkland know, too well, the devastating effect increased levels of stress can have on our efforts to live a healthier lifestyle and manage our weight. In light of this fact, the first of the ten weekly cha... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:42:39 EST BLC 20 … The End Results!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157422 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1418499489.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I wrote in my team’s chat thread that as the realization that it was the last day of BLC20 hit home, I felt a brief sense of sadness that the challenge has come to an end! On reflecting on why the sense of sadness(even though very brief), I know that it was my normal psyche reacting to impending changes … the closing of one chapter(now known) and the opening of another(unknown)! Anyways, Dr. Seuss said, ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 19:04:58 EST BLC 20 … GIVING THANKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146144 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1779602832.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Its that time of year again when thanks and giving take center stage; expressions of gratitude and appreciation fill the air and, reflection of the past 366 and outlook for the future 365 take front row seats in the nooks and crannies of our minds! It is the season when we make use of every opportunity to appreciate the blessings we have and be thankful for our family, friends and health. However, often times miss... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 16:19:10 EST BLC20: The Mid-Round SLUMP - Restart Or Tune-up … http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107222 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l300783062.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Its hard to believe that its already six weeks since we started BLC20 twelve weeks Challenge! Time sure does fly! Anyways, we are about to embark on that time frame of the challenge (mid point) that is notorious for producing mid-round slumps. As a result, this week’s challenge directive is that we visit and assess those goals we set at the beginning of the challenge to see if we are on track, or need to make adju... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 15:39:35 EST 50 POUND CHALLENGE ... October Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l647252238.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The 50 Pound Challenge Team’s alternate challenge for the month of October is as follow: <BR> 1st- Set a goal for October, anything exercise, food, blogging. Something that wil challenge you some but make it attainable. <BR> 2nd- Find a reward now since this is for the whole month, lets make this a weekly reward and no food based rewards <BR> 3rd- Pick a motivational quote that really moves you <BR> 4th- Blog abou... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 19:55:04 EST BLC 20 - Wk 3 Weekend Challenge - 5 Day Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082441 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l454806919.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Part of the week 3 weekend challenge is to make a 5 day plan ahead meal plan for this week. Here we go: <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l935688622.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> Spinach & Tomato Omelet <BR> 1 piece whole wheat toast <BR> 1 cup coffee <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> 1 cup oatmeal with raisins <BR> 1 hard boiled egg <BR> 1 banana <BR> <BR> Wednesday <BR> ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 15:18:11 EST BLC20 BACK TO SCHOOL … Picture Day and Creative Writing 101! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062039 <BR> In keeping with its back to school theme, part of this week’s BLC20 challenge is to take a "BLC20 BEFORE" picture (full body) and post it either to our spark page or a blog and also to post our 12 week plan for success. <BR> :~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~: :~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~: <BR> <BR> ***PICTURE DAY: Say "Cheese!" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l352135187.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:18:05 EST BLC20 (Golden Phoenix) … Letter to Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054641 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l761872793.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My dearest self, <BR> You know that I think about your well being on a daily basis and will do whatever it takes to help you get, and stay fit and healthy for the rest of your lifetime. I have decided to write you this letter because for the past few weeks I have noticed that you have become anxious, even frustrated at times, about the seemingly lack of success in managing your weight. I share your concern and have... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:05:17 EST (BLC Fall 2012) … Lemon Leaves of Change Challenges ... Wk 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050221 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l318925211.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> Start by looking at things that might be holding you back from reaching your goals. Make a list of 5 of things that might be holding you back or share 5 things that might have held you back in the past. You can do this privately, blog, journal or share it on your team in a thread. <BR> Healthy Change Bonus: REFLECTING <BR> Blog or journal about 1 thing that you are planning to work on this Fall Challe... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 21:01:09 EST BLC 20 …. Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042952 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l19258120.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our assignments for this week … the 2nd of the two weeks training period before the start of BLC20 … is to take full body pictures of ourselves showing the front and side views. Along with these pictures we should also take and write down our current measurements and store them (pictures and measurements) for comparison purposes at the end of the twelve weeks. In addition to the pictures and measurements, we are als... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:08:09 EST BLC 20 …. Vision Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032413 <BR> As is customary to this particular Biggest Loser Challenge team, a couple weeks prior to the start of the actual challenge round the BLC team leaders organize and run a mandatory two week training camp for new members to give them a feel of what to expect during the up coming challenge. One of our assignments during this current training period (8/20 - 9/5) is to find one or more picture(s) that depict(s)the change(s) we want to achieve by the end of this twelve week BLC. We were instr... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:58:57 EST Summer Weight Loss Challenge and July Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959006 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l761859501.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Summer is here and, as usual, along with it came the heightened awareness of how much we are either in or out of shape. Of course, I fall into the latter group but rather than sit here and lament about how out of shape I am, I will use this opportunity to recommit to getting fit … not just for the summer but for life. As everyone knows, summer is a time for sun, fun and celebration. However, intertwined with these ... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 09:14:25 EST