GLMOM2's SparkPeople Blog GLMOM2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Need to focus... I'm debating whether or not to stop weighing in until the official beginning weigh-in for BLC29? That will be some time in mid-September. <BR> <BR> My number continues to keep creeping up although today I did see a little drop in the number. <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> I would weigh-in to start my plan & then put it away until the start of BLC29. It would give me time to focus on my "100 days of weight loss - to a healthier me" plan I've been working on and I could use other ways to measure ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:02:57 EST Journey to a healthier me ... finding my way back! We are wrapping up our final week of BLC28. I have been aboard the Ferocious Viking Ship for 12-weeks! I'd like to say that it has been easy sailing for me but ... I can't! It has been a rough ride for the past several weeks. <BR> <BR> I have enjoyed my time on the ship, don't get me wrong! These fellow Vikings have been rowing hard beside me every step of the way. For me personally, its been a rough ride. They have been here supporting me and pushing me along! <BR> <BR> To you fellow Vik... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:54:29 EST August goals I'm keeping my goals short & sweet this month. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> AUGUST GOALS: <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - 1800 <BR> <BR> Step count - 350,000 <BR> <BR> Strength training - 3x/week <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> ... I NEED to do it! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 08:54:44 EST Getting my Spark on in July - Week 8 & 9 of BLC28 Hmmm.... thinking .... <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Where exactly did Week 8 go? <BR> <BR> <BR> It has been a whirlwind of a week and honestly my tracking as been nonexistent! I know I've been keeping on top of my water but freggies I've been eating them just don't know the number of servings! I've been getting in my walks and/or workouts each day. Trying to be good about my eating and choices being made. <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't know what I'm doing BUT .... I did show a -1.4 LOSS ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:55:04 EST Getting my Spark on in July - Week 7 & 8 of BLC28 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Last week I started my tracking program a little different. We just wrapped up week 7 of the BLC28 12-week series. Moving onto week 8 but before I do I wanted to post my blog to keep myself accountable for week 7. <BR> <BR> At the end of my update, I will post my Week 8 goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> **UPDATE** <BR> <em>194</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>551</em> <BR> Week 7: <BR> 8 cups water DAILY - 7/7 days met! <em>248</em> <BR> 2 servings of Fruits D... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 08:38:42 EST Getting my Spark on in July ~ July Goals Good Morning Fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am determined this month to get my spark back on and get this weight moving. 2015 has been one thing after another it seems and I'm ready to take control on what I CAN take control of and that is my health! <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <BR> For July I am changing up how & what I track. Tracking foods just wasn't working for me right now. I need something "different" so I am hoping this will ... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:25:11 EST Responsibility Plan Taking Action #3 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Responsibility Plan - Taking Action #3 <BR> I am back posting my blog to hold myself accountable on my April goals. I've been posting my updates (Taking Action #1 & #2) on my goals and to continue working on my goals I'm here once again to blog with my weekly updates. Here's how I'm doing ... <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <BR> * Continue to workout at least 5/7 days a week <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Continue my 5k walk training <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Walk a 5k a week... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:20:22 EST Responsibility Plan Taking Action #2 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Responsibility Plan - Taking Action #2 <BR> I am back posting my blog to hold myself accountable on my April goals. I posted last week my update (Taking Action #1) on my goals and to continue working on my goals I'm here to blog with my weekly updates. Here's what I am continuing to working on ~ <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <BR> * Continue to workout at least 5/7 days a week <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Continue my 5k walk training <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Walk a 5k a w... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:17:09 EST Responsibility Plan Taking Action #1 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Responsibility Plan - Taking Action #1 <BR> I am posting my blog to hold myself accountable on my April goals. I posted last week my goals and one of my goals is to blog weekly with updates ... so here I am. Here's what I am working on ~ <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <BR> * Continue to workout at least 5/7 days a week <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Continue my 5k walk training <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Walk a 5k a week until our <em>364</em> Walk event <em>8</em> <BR... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:15:41 EST Responsibility Plan for April ... Hello Fellow Sparkers. <BR> <BR> It has been some time since I last blogged. BLC 27 is coming to a close and part of our last challenge is to make a plan to help us stay on track. I am listing my Responsibility Plan to keep myself on track during the break between when BLC27 ends and BLC 28 begins. <BR> <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <em>311</em> <em>364</em> <em>315</em> <BR> * Continue to workout at least 5/7 days a week <BR> <BR> * Continue my 5k walk training that I will be participatin... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 17:47:50 EST My January goals ...RECAP <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>445</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> I set myself (3) basic and simple goals for January to help me get back on track ... here's how I did! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> 1500 fitness minutes ...1519 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> 310,000 steps by the end of the month ... 329,546 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> End the month with a weight loss ... -1.4# <em>248</em> <BR> <BR... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 07:03:23 EST My January goals ... <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>445</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>445</em> <BR> To start off 2015, I've set myself (3) basic and simple goals for January. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> 1500 fitness minutes ... it will be a big push from my 500 this month but I also know it is something I can reach if I push myself <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> 310,000 steps by the end of the month = 10,000 a day! I've got to get my FitBit moving again! <BR> <BR>... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:14:24 EST Pick up where I left off or start fresh ... That's where I'm at right now. I don't know what's best. <BR> <BR> Do I start fresh? Delete this SparkPage and start new ...or pick up where I left off and get moving again? <BR> <BR> Since my last post in early July, we listed our house, sold our house in 27 days & had to pack/move out by the end of September. September was a whirlwind with selling/moving, school starting and the fall sports kicking in. I did have a huge weight gain but am slowly <em>134</em> and I emphasize slowly get... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:14:29 EST Summer Camp Goals for BTS ... <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 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 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 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 .... 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 ... 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 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** 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! 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 ... 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 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) 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) 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) 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... 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 <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! 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 ... 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... 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 ... <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 ... <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 ... <img src=""> <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 .... <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? <BR> Here's mine! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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 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 <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 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) 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=""> <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) 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) '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 ... 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.... 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? 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! 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 ... 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! 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! 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 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