FLASHJUSTFLASH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FLASHJUSTFLASH FLASHJUSTFLASH'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/ well ok then . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814437 Kaiser didn't start a new session until Janurary and I couldn't give myself permission to wait until then, so I (re)joined Weight Watchers. It's my first time with the points plus program and it's a bit disconcerting when I am used to using Spark for calories and nutrition when I track. I have a good start, but now I'm at a point where all of my solo efforts seem to peter out, so it's going to take a serious bit of dedication to break through it. On we go . . . Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:46:25 EST biggest obstacle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805797 Follow through. <BR> Tell Steve. Done. <BR> Sign up with Kaiser program. <BR> Pack at least some off my lunches for work. <BR> For wedding weekend, limit all portion sizes, esp of alcohol. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:20:23 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805093 Good at thinking about it, not so well at getting my ass out of the chair. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:18:27 EST new rule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790090 Convince myself through sheer repetition that I am an athlete. Seek to embody the essence of it. How I eat, how I move, how I behave . . .Believe it and become it. Act as though I am and take on the characteristics of . . . Right? Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:10:06 EST Best part of my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784931 Lol, going back to bed (as it were) Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:01:31 EST old, too big clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782680 Difficult dilemma. Right now many of the clothes I'm currently wearing can fit through a range of weights. Can't just chuck things until there is no way they look decent anymore. Looking forward to new skinny clothes (and the ones in the back of the closet too). Might save one old example as a don't go the again motivator. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:44:36 EST current favorite motivational phrase http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782403 Have you tried the "Stop eating crap all the time" diet? Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:31:01 EST 7.5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780368 Making progress Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:56:23 EST mt tallac http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779740 Next summer I am taking my brother and anyone else who wants to join us and we are hiking up mt tallac. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:24:37 EST I know I've had a good workout when http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776741 I'm dripping wet! Lol Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:34:47 EST temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776001 Not to say I ate "on plan", but at the fundraiser on Saturday I had decided to limit my wine to the equivalent of one glass, and I stuck to it. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 16:47:48 EST 15 lbs in 15 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775368 150 by Christmas. In stone. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 20:14:10 EST three good things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764519 Finally signed GoB contract Saturday. Challenged my brother to hike Tallac with me next summer. Got to visit grandkids Thursday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:12:30 EST The beginnings of a plan . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763683 Aha - new goal! Next summer (2015) on or near my 61st birthday, I will climb Mt. Tallac at Lake Tahoe again. I've told everyone, so there are many who will help support me. My little brother has accepted the challenge to join me. More are welcome. To accomplish this I need to get some weight off, if only so my hiking clothes fit! I also need to seriously do strength training so my legs are up to the task, my core will protect my back, and so my upper body can make best use of my hiking poles... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:44:50 EST progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745053 I'm afraid I don't have numbers to show much progress in all the years I've been using <BR> SparkPeople. I have to think that it's been worth it anyhow for keeping additional weight from coming on and staying on. Still a struggle, but I'm plugging away at it. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:02 EST inversions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740162 I have as a long term goal being able to do a handstand. Decided just thinking about it wasn't going to make it happen. I used to do headstands and have been trying once a day (for a few days) to do that. In a corner so I can kick up to the wall, but hey, first things first. Also I've been practicing plank on my forearms and that is good for upper body strength. Need to commit to more of both of those things as well as to research how I could do a handstand without stressing my thumb joints. ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:24:06 EST workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739552 I sure work harder with my trainer. Who can afford that all the time? How do I trick myself into behaving as though he's watching? Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:52:04 EST all or nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738904 making a few poor choices for food determine how well I eat the rest of the day . . . have to convince myself that every bite counts! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:06:13 EST hardest habit to break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738222 Eating after dinner Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:51:32 EST three things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731442 Got a handle on my eating. Had training session. Took two hikes. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 17:28:53 EST goal date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729432 Tired of setting and passing by "deadlines", so I'm not sure I want to set another one. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:57:16 EST but what am I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727241 Whatever you are, be a good one. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:22:40 EST today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715370 To start right now, each day I will choose one thing that is non~negotiable for the next day. For tomorrow I won't eat any candy OR dried fruit. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:26:58 EST When you wake up, get up.When you get up, do something. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713709 Getting started can be the hardest part. Make starting non-negotiable and the rest will be much easier. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:33:39 EST old clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652049 When I no longer need them, I will donate any clothes I've shrunk out of. Gladly. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:18:29 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642939 The reasons behind this journey? To be proud of myself. To feel comfortable in my clothes. To be able to do anything I want. To stop hiding. To have more energy. To WANT to move. To get to the point where staying healthy takes place sub-conciously. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:57:06 EST health means . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640952 Never having to say I'm not feeling up to it. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:54:36 EST 21 days of walking before breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638791 Tracked this using Keep on my phone. Gave myself no excuses for first 21 days and was pleasantly surprised by how that commitment made it easier. Thought that allowing exceptions after that would make exercise easier to fit into my days. While I have gotten more active, I have a feeling I need the discipline of an agreement with myself. Long term morning exercise would be hard, but I'll come up with something. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 16:53:23 EST small steps to big results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638056 1 practice plank <BR> 2 practice squats Sun, 2 Mar 2014 21:44:28 EST major fitness goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637363 I have two, for long term. One is to do at least one handstand. Two us to hike up Mt. Tallac again. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 02:12:01 EST 5 words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636586 Sore.Full.Sleepy.Determined.Calm. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 02:52:53 EST temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630102 Wasn't so much that I resisted any specific temptation, but when I was hungry after dinner I realized I had enough calories left to have grape nuts cereal with the milk I hadn't had in the morning. Felt good fueling myself. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:20:26 EST pre-work out meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618302 Nope I don't have one. Dinner is different every day. If I walk in the morning it's been before breakfast lately. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 00:35:26 EST I like http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616007 my long useful arms Wed, 5 Feb 2014 14:13:44 EST Keep in mind... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089495 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l731442300.jpg"> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 23:12:16 EST