GLMOM2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GLMOM2 GLMOM2'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/ Summer Camp Goals for BTS ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738379 <em>256</em> <em>295</em> <em>434</em> <em>256</em> <em>295</em> <em>434</em> <BR> <BR> As part of setting up for camp this week we were asked to share what goals we would like to reach during our time at camp. Of course, we'd all like to see a weight loss but this challenge is about looking Beyond The Scale (hence the name, BTS!). <BR> <BR> Here are my top 3 goals: <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <BR> Track food daily to get myself back on track - <em>230</em> work in progress <BR... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:21:00 EST Week 3 Review ... 80 days of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734350 I am really having a hard time right now getting back on track. I feel like I am on the road and running here and there most of the time. I am trying to stay on top of the fitness minutes, but the quick-eating to get out the door is really hurting my efforts. <BR> <BR> I hope after this Week 4, life will settle down just a touch so I can get a grip on my eating and start making losing progress than gains! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> WEEKLY WEIGH-IN (Monday AM) ... +2.6 yesterday a... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:58:52 EST Week 2 Review/Week 3 Plan ... 80 days of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728887 I'm back to keep myself accountable! <BR> <BR> Week 2 has come and gone ... now to move on to week 3. Since life is slowing down a touch I am adding in 2 daily goals PLUS my weekly challenge. I started yesterday with my dear SparkFriend Leah a week long challenge of tracking foods. I'm calling mine "Back-To-Basics ~ Food Camp". I desperately need to get back to tracking and getting in my water & freggies/dairy. Together, Leah & I are going to work through the week and work our way to getti... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:45:13 EST Week 1 Review/Week 2 Plan ... 80 days of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724637 As I posted last week, I am working on daily goals each day of my 80-day summer vacation. I also stated that I would update each week how the previous week went. Here is a brief recap of my Week 1! <BR> <BR> <BR> Health & Fitness Plan: <BR> <BR> WEEK 1: <BR> Saturday - weight <em>248</em> (forgot to take measurements!) <BR> Sunday - water 8 cups <em>248</em> <BR> Monday - FM's 30 <em>248</em> <BR> Tuesday - Track CICO <em>248</em> Really ugly but I held myself accountable! ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:55:19 EST 80 days of summer .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717670 I am working on a daily tasks plan over my 80-day summer vacation to get myself back on track. The past couple weeks have been tough and even though I had great plans to avoid it ... my health/fitness did get pushed to the back burner. No more! <BR> <BR> I am officially on <em>249</em> of my summer vacation and my health/fitness journey begins! Here is what I have planned for my first week. In a couple weeks the BTS Summer Camp will begin. I am looking forward to joining my fellow teamm... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:48:44 EST Setting up a plan for June ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708338 Alright something has got to give here and with the end of the school year coming ... life is getting CRAZY! <em>100</em> (That's my crazy face!) <BR> <BR> I need to make sure to keep myself on track and NOT put my health & fitness on the back burner. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> Here is my plan for June: <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Mileage goal: 50 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Weight goal: to end June with a Loss <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday/Wednesday/Friday's - wa... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:04:56 EST Time of Reflection ... April 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685211 Hello SparkWorld! <BR> <BR> In my efforts to keep myself on track & accountable for my actions. I am posting an April reflection blog. Progress is being made and that is a good thing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>216</em> <em>315</em> <BR> Minutes: goal 1600/Accumulated 1706 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> Mileage: goal 75/Accumulated 70.09 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> <BR> Tank Top Arms: (1) day <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</e... Thu, 1 May 2014 19:46:16 EST Weekend challenge - Plan of attack! **UPDATE** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681957 I posted my blog on Friday stating out here in SparkLand for all to see & join in if they wished, my weekend challenge. So I thought to hold myself accountable even more, I'd post an update of how it went! <BR> <BR> Here was my challenge for Saturday & Sunday: <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 90 FM's ... feel the burn! <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 10 cups of water ... hard task to do on the weekends! <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> Track/CICO ... NO EXCUSES! <BR> <BR> <BR> SATURDAY STATS: <BR> <em>8</e... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:09:00 EST Weekend Challenge - Plan of attack! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680349 Hello SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> I am in much need of a weekend challenge so I decided to come up with one! I have been having a productive, progress making week and I do not want to lose my momentum over the weekend. <BR> <BR> Monday = <em>192</em> Weigh-in day! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is my challenge which will officially be Saturday & Sunday: <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 90 FM's ... feel the burn! <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 10 cups of water ... hard task to do on the weekends! <BR> <BR>... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:23:00 EST MY March Heart-Healthy Goals ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642465 I just realized I haven't posted my March heart-healthy challenge goals! <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's what I am working on ... <BR> <BR> Mileage goal - 60 miles <BR> This will include my walk/run intervals to get me back on track. For now on the treadmill - soon outside when weather allows! I have several upcoming 5k's that I will be participating in with my DD & hubby and even my FIL! I've got to get myself back to running! <BR> <BR> <BR> Complete the 6-pack ab challenge ... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 21:23:17 EST Time of Reflection ... February 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637707 Hello SparkFriends and Fellow Sparkers, <BR> <BR> One of my plans for the year was to reflect at the end of each month to help keep me on track & accountable for my actions. <BR> <BR> For the month of February I worked on a couple of personal challenges, or as I like to call them "self-inflicted" challenges, along with my BTS team challenges. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>402</em> <em>320</em> <em>344</em> <BR> Fab Ab Challenge: <em>248</em> <BR> For the month of February I completed .... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:38:08 EST BTS Mid-week challenge (THURSDAY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635511 Good Evening Sparkers <BR> <BR> Today is the last day for the BTS (Beyond the Scale) mid-week challenge! I had lots of fun with this challenge and I feel great! I know my fellow Mateys for Team Black ~ Deep Space Black Voyagers have been working just as hard. I'm pretty confident the Pinks have rocked it too! Pirate Power <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Yes, I am posting another blog to get today's challenge points. This is not like me to post a blog 3 days in a row. I do like how it is helpi... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:14:34 EST BTS Mid-week challenge (WEDNESDAY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634654 Good Evening Sparkers <BR> <BR> I'm continuing with my BTS mid-week challenge! So I am back to post another blog ... gotta get the points! Plus this is helping with my accountability! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The mid-week challenge ... WEDNESDAY stats ~ <BR> <BR> Run/Walk (1) mile <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 10k steps <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Drink 80 ounces water <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Track/Stay in range (CICO) <em>248</em> <BR> Daily calorie range 1830-2180 <BR> CI .... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:19:41 EST BTS Mid-week challenge (TUESDAY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633754 Good Evening Sparkers <BR> <BR> As part of the BTS mid-week challenge we are supposed to blog. I am all about getting points and helping out my girls so I am here to blog. I'll share with you the challenge plus it will help with my accountability! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> The mid-week challenge ... TUESDAY stats ~ <BR> <BR> Run/Walk (1) mile <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 10k steps <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Drink 80 ounces water <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Track/Stay in range (CICO) <em... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:53:41 EST Successes & Struggles Weeks 1-6 Review... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626139 Hello Sparkers <BR> <BR> As part of the BTS challenge for the Pink Pirates we were to take time yesterday reflect on our successes and struggles. Today begins Week 7 and with 4 more weeks left in the challenge it is time to <em>386</em> and moving our ship ENCOURAGER full-steam ahead. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> In the first 6-weeks, I have managed to lose a few pounds. I was not looking for a specific number as I have learned in the past to NOT set a certain pounds lost. I fe... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:01:12 EST Time of reflection ... January 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612532 <em>26</em> <BR> Happy <em>249</em> of February, Sparkers! <BR> <BR> <BR> One of my daily goals for today was to take time to reflect on January & then blog about it! So...here I am! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> Time of reflection <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> My latest "journey to a healthier me" began as I embarked on the maiden voyage of the ENCOURAGER <em>340</em> with my fellow Pink Pirates <em>221</em> on January 6th! We've been working hard each & every day with our ... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 22:06:21 EST MY February Heart-Healthy Goals ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609043 Good Morning Sparkers! <BR> <BR> We have just three days left in January. I hope your New Year is off to a great start! I'm continuing to meet my January Jumpstart to a Healthier Heart goals and I hope you are too! <BR> <BR> When January comes to a close I will post back my final monthly stats. <BR> <BR> For now, I am going to take advantage of my snow day and post my February <em>26</em> -Healthy Goals! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <BR> Goal (1) ~ I am going to do the Fab Ab ch... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:19:50 EST Working toward progress not perfection... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599213 Hello Sparkers <BR> <BR> WOW! It's been awhile since I've blogged and if it weren't for my BTS Pirates I'm not sure I would be posting a blog. <BR> <BR> I love reading blogs, posting them not so much. <BR> <BR> One of our challenges in our Saturday Deck Duties <em>542</em> was to blog about our journey. <BR> <BR> I've been on my journey since March 2010 and with Spark since July 2010. In the process I have lost 20-30 pounds. Give or take that few that leave and seem to find their w... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:38:00 EST Calling it a success ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531247 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Today I decided to fill in the game square ~ evaluate your day and share in a blog. So here I am ... <BR> <BR> I began my day with my day 3/week 2 <em>364</em> training. After breakfast, I got the day started with slow-roasting ribs for our lunch and whipped up some baked macaroni & cheese too. Tasty. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> We worked outside and got a lot of fall clean up done. <em>465</em> <em>374</em> Too nice of weather to pass up! In between my ... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:48:12 EST November Goals ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529110 <em>465</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>465</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> of November 2013! <BR> <BR> Here are my goals for the month! <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> training ... <BR> To continue my 5k training 3x/week and aim <em>292</em> to train outside 1x each week of November. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <em>324</em> <em>311</em> Fitness Goals ... <BR> 1000 FM's for the month and continue my FM streak of 5/7 days a week! <BR> <BR> (Cur... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:04:57 EST Today I decided that ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464493 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1003144245.jpg"> <BR> <BR> With a nice loss last week & a slight gain of +0.4 today I just kept on doing my plan and reminded myself to <em>386</em> ! I'm proud of the week I had and all of MY accomplishments. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:21:03 EST Still streaking .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451705 <em>182</em> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I began my Fitness Streak Challenge on June 9. <BR> <BR> My goal is to work out at least 5/7 days a week. One week I missed 2 days due to traveling home from out west & 2 other days where we walked & went sightseeing but I didn't track. That's okay I let myself be okay with that. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Here's how I've done so far ... <BR> <BR> Streaking stats: <BR> <em>8</em> Completed 9 weeks - today is <em>249</em> of Week 10 <BR> <... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:55:17 EST What's on your computer wallpaper? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443947 <BR> Here's mine! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1661834646.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This was posted the other day in one of the SparkPeople emailings & I thought how appropriate. I've saved several over time but this one really hit home for me! So I decided to make it my wallpaper. Not only do I see it everyday but several times a day - what a friendly reminder! <BR> <BR> This along with my goals posted on my refrigerator ~ I'm planning for a successful mont... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 08:54:55 EST Quest To A Healthier Me - Week 3 Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416473 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I'm here to post my accountability for week 3. I'm a little behind but at least I'm staying accountable. Right? <BR> <BR> Accountability from Week 3 ~ (June 28 - July 3) <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>7</em> <BR> Weigh-in (6/14): 172.8 <BR> Weigh-in (6/20): 171.0 (-1.8 pounds!) <BR> Weigh-in (6/28): 172.8 (+1.4) <BR> Current weight from (7/3): 173.6 (+0.8) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>4</em> Food Tracking <BR> Tracked: 5/6 days <BR> Range: 1 day <BR... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:02:21 EST Quest To A Healthier Me - Week 2 Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404447 <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Mom always says "honesty is the best policy" same holds true in our weight loss journeys! <BR> <BR> I'd love <em>26</em> to report that Week 2 was just as good or better than Week 1...but I can't. That wouldn't be me being honest with myself or my fellow <em>223</em> s. <BR> <BR> Week 2 did start off good but then we had a long weekend camping trip with some friends for our annual adventure. Even though I planned ahead & did well during the day, my evenings... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:58:54 EST Quest To A Healthier Me - Week 1 Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396035 As many of you know the past couple of months have been a struggle to get focused, track my foods & get the scale moving ~ well in the right direction that is. <BR> <BR> We finished up our school year last week & I was determined to make some changes over the summer. I was not liking how I felt, clothes were way too tight, didn't like how I looked or the lack of energy that I had! <BR> <BR> On my quest to a healthier me I jumped with both feet back into tracking, working out & regaining my ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:10:35 EST Healthy Eating - Camping Day 3 (photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394900 Hello SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Here is my last day of my Healthy Eating blogs. No, I am not giving up on eating healthy ~ I've just ran out of photos to post! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I started my day out with coffee and creamer, but forgot to take a picture! <em>198</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Then the girls and I made my DH his Father's Day breakfast ... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2041458564.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some orange juice in my cute mug - here i... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:32:45 EST Healthy Eating - Camping Day 2 (photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393111 Okay, okay...I have to admit right from the start this day DID NOT go as planned. Well, for the most part it did... <BR> <BR> This was a day of 0% precipitation - woke up to sprinkles on the roof and a light rain. No big deal, well then the rain hung around all day until later in the evening. So some improvising had to be done to meals. <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> <BR> There are a few "product placements" in the attached photos but I do not receive any funds from these companies to post th... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:41:18 EST Healthy eating - Camping Day 1 (photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392253 'Tis the time of year to spend long days & even weekends out in the great outdoors. <em>434</em> <em>256</em> <em>295</em> <BR> <BR> This doesn't mean I need to fall of the wagon & stray from healthy eating, as I normally would have. Before we headed out Friday I was chatting with a dear <em>223</em> Pinkbeanboo and we decided to become each other's Accountability <em>43</em> s for the weekend. <BR> <BR> My goal was to stay on track, photo my foods & track everything I at... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:20:58 EST Day 14 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343666 of my 100-Day Health Challenge! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 86 more days to go to get this right! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> My <em>223</em> s know the struggles I have been dealing with trying to recover from 2 sicknesses in April and some weight gain...blah blah blah the list goes on. Well with all of their cheering <em>321</em> , support <em>220</em> & encouragement <em>215</em> I think I may just be getting back on track. <BR> <BR> I have been doing 100% tracking ALL WEEK as... Thu, 2 May 2013 21:04:57 EST It's been awhile.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338662 but I am finding my way back. <BR> <BR> I was doing so well in February & March. January wasn't too bad either. But April, man, April has been a rough month. <BR> <BR> Maybe I should do a "better late than never" post & share my accomplishments from the first of the year to now and see just what I have accomplished. <em>189</em> Maybe that'd give me the swift <em>216</em> in the <em>413</em> that I need. <BR> <BR> I'm slowly finding my way back after being sick 2 times this mon... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 20:48:18 EST Snow day #2 ~ what to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231873 Workout! <BR> <BR> We are on day 2 of snow days for this week plus we are off tomorrow for all-day P/T conferences. Let me tell ya I am about going crazy with this weather & not being able to be outside! <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> The girls are feeling it too so I had a <em>189</em> bright idea this morning while I was enjoying my hot cup of coffee and relaxing while I watched the snow fly! <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> We are going to have a fitness trail ... indoors! Why not? We can't go ... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:48:52 EST BLC 20 ~ Halfway Mark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107036 In Week 1 of the BLC20 season we were challenged by our Captains to post our 12-week goals & starting pictures. Now we are into our 6th week & we are challenged once again on these goals. This week we are to take some time and reflect on how far we've come and see what still needs to be done over the last half of the challenge. <BR> <BR> UPDATE ~ Weeks 1 - 6 <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <em>43</em> <em>195</em> <BR> If I eat it, track it. <BR> <BR> Take time to actually measure/count ... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:25:34 EST 10 Things I'm grateful for ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078332 10 Things I'm grateful for ... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1.) My DD's are both healthy & active <BR> <BR> 2.) My wonderful & supportive husband <BR> <BR> 3.) The love & support from my extended-family (well most of them!) <BR> <BR> 4.) My 93-year old Grandma has been in remission for 22 years! <BR> <BR> 5.) Food to eat, air to breath, clean water to drink <BR> <BR> 6.) Freedom <BR> <BR> 7.) Ability to walk/run/bike to keep healthy <BR> <BR> 8.) A house to live in <BR> <BR> 9.) Clothes on my ... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:42:12 EST BLC20 ~ Back to School Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063316 Week 1 of the BLC20 season is coming to a close & if I think any longer about my goals for this 12-week season I will miss out on some serious points (300 to be exact!) for this weekend challenge. I’m going to keep my goals short and sweet and to the point. <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <BR> Creative Writing 101: Blog your 12 week plan for success. Be specific. Don't limit yourself to minutes of fitness and calories consumed. Really think about it! How can you fit in the minutes that you need i... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:42:48 EST Restarting September ~ update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056343 Hello Sparkers! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I am going to try again to post a blog update on my efforts to "Restart September". It has been an interesting month, but I think I am getting somewhere now! <BR> <BR> I officially restarted for time#2 on Sunday after my first attempts didn't go so well. I am proud to say I am hive/itch free from my allergic reaction to magnesium and I took the last of my steroid today! <em>216</em> <em>273</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Here is what I am ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:08:32 EST September goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045304 Keeping it simple ... <BR> <BR> 1.) If I eat it, I track it <BR> <BR> 2.) Get in daily fitness time ~ aim 30 minutes a day! <BR> <BR> 3.) Meet my weekly calorie burn goal ~ 2500 for now! <BR> <BR> 4.) Have one daily goal to focus on ~ starting today! <BR> <BR> 5.) End the month with a loss <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is my first day of September. I gave it a good shot on Saturday but it has been a downward spiral since then and I can't go back to change it. In the process of not eating well... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:57:18 EST August ~ Accountability check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026014 Good Morning Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Can you believe the month is already more than half-way over? Where does time go? I wanted to post an accountability blog to keep myself focused and on track. There is still plenty of time left in the month to get things done! <BR> <BR> Here is where I am at so far... <BR> <BR> Daily/Monthly GOALS: <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> Tracking! <BR> I am going to track every little morsel of food that touches my mouth. I have my paper journal to use when the inte... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:50:28 EST August GOALS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007911 Good Morning Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I keep forgetting to post my GOALS for the month. I posted a Daily Challenge this week to my team to post their goals and they've all done it so I had to get mine out here too. Not just to complete a challenge but to help myself stay accountable. <BR> <BR> This is going to be a GOALS blog but also an accountability one too since we are already 9 days into it! Better late than never.... <BR> <BR> Before I begin a few shout-outs to some fellow Sparkers fo... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 09:05:13 EST July 16 ~ It begins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972553 Hello Sparkers! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> We are already to the middle of July! Where on earth does time go? Good golly! <BR> <BR> This month I am patiently working on getting back on track with my eating (still a challenge) and getting my workouts in. Workouts are ok, could be better & they are getting there. I'm working on my nutritional tracking but meeting range everyday is hard. For the month, I've managed to be in my new range only 2 days! <BR> <BR> <em>230</em> <BR> Still a w... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:59:36 EST July - Week 1 Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949409 <BR> Nutritional tracking ~ If I eat it, I'm tracking it. <BR> I'd like to be in range at least 6 out of 7 days this week! <BR> <BR> Short and sweet & to the point... <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:39:53 EST Weekly Results ~ Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895859 Two blogs in one week from me! <BR> <BR> To keep myself accountable for my actions (or lack of) I wanted to post my week 3 results. I still have 8 days left in May to work away at my monthly goals. I realize a couple of them I am falling short on, but that doesn't mean I'm giving up. A lot can be accomplished in 8 days! <BR> <BR> <BR> May 2012 Goals: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> Goal ~ to track every day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Health: <BR> Goal ~ to work my way back to my 30 pound mark! ... Thu, 24 May 2012 09:39:44 EST Doing what works for me ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894265 Hello SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Another week has passed us by here in May. If you are like me, you probably are wondering where on earth did this month go? The days go by so fast anymore. Geesh. <BR> <BR> My week 3 was a good week! I have decided to start doing what works for "ME". This weight loss journey is not a one-size-fits-all kind of deal. You have to embark on your journey and follow the path that best fits "you". For the past several weeks & months I have been bouncing back & ... Wed, 23 May 2012 09:18:09 EST Weekly results ~ Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883909 May 6 - May 12 results <BR> <BR> Hello SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Just checking in & holding myself accountable for my actions. I am still having issues getting myself on track with my food tracking. I have a good day, hope it leads to another and that doesn't seem to happen. I'm still working on it. <BR> <BR> May 2012 Goals: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> Goal ~ to track every day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Health: <BR> Goal ~ to work my way back to my 30 pound mark! <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness: <... Wed, 16 May 2012 10:05:36 EST Weekly results ~ Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872253 April 29 - May 5 Results... <BR> <BR> Hello SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> It has been awhile since I've posted a blog. April pretty much was a loss as far as staying focused, on track & being Spark friendly. Some how I did end up walking away from the month with a 3 pound loss ~ not sure how that happened! Then I turned right around and started May with a gain! <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> In an effort to make May a marvelous month, I've been working away at some of my monthly goals. <BR> <BR... Tue, 8 May 2012 12:28:07 EST Two years & 30 pounds later ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809090 I FINALLY did it! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> It has taken me about 2 years to the date from the beginning of my "journey to a healthier me" (March 26, 2010) to lose 30 pounds. For the past year, I have managed to maintain a certain weight within 2-5 pounds. Great as far as maintaining but that 'number' was not the one that is set in my mind. I wanted to hit my 30 pound mark, then I could focus on these last 5-10 pounds. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Now I can!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I was de... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:43:01 EST Why just today? Why not EVERYDAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774429 Okay this has been really bugging me. I got to thinking about it again today & just had to blog it out! <BR> <BR> So tomorrow is my dreaded weigh-in. Tuesday comes around & here I am. Doing my best to watch what I eat, get in my water, watch that darn sodium intake & workouts. Make sure to get in those workouts. After all tomorrow is weigh-in day. Gotta burn off as many calories as I can! <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is the thing. Why can't I be this forward-focused EVERYDAY? ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 20:33:21 EST February finale .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4767531 <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> Well not exactly the fireworks bursting in air type of finale, but it is over with! I walked away with a +0.4 pound gain overall! <em>2</em> I had a pound or two I'd lose & then gain right back. Then at the end of the month hubby & I had our anniversary weekend and apparently my eating out was much more than I thought. So that didn't help my last weigh-in for the month by any means. <BR> <BR> The bright side <em>67</em> , yup there is one even with a gain! I... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 17:09:55 EST In Review ~ Week 1 of February 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728874 <em>26</em> Feb 1 – Feb 7 <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> My February is not quite going in the direction I’d like it to. I managed to gain a pound this week & that certainly does not help in my efforts to see my 30 pound mark. Frustrating? Yes. Can I make changes & get this wagon turned around? Absolutely. Will I? You bet! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> 2/1/12 weigh-in: 166.2 <BR> 2/8/12 weigh-in: 167.2 (+1.0) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <BR> F... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:14:30 EST February 2012 Heart Healthy Goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718570 February Goals <BR> <BR> To help myself stay on track & continue to do what works ~ I’m going to post blogs every Wednesday after our BLC 18 (Go Rangers!) weigh-in. It really helped me to stay focused in January and is helping me keep my eye on the prize! Plus this way I don’t forget what I’m working on if I revisit them each week. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> February <em>26</em> Goals! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> February weigh-in ~ 166.2 <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <em>324</... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 12:31:32 EST