KBRIDDELL25's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KBRIDDELL25 KBRIDDELL25'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/ Scale vs. Non-Scale Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261985 This week has been a pretty good week for me. In reflecting back, I stuck to my food intake goals, I exercised about 4 times this week (which is 4 times more than usual), I resisted eating out, I blogged, I drank water, I......followed my freaking program pretty closely! My clothes were fitting me pretty well, so going into weigh in today, I felt pretty good. <BR> <BR> Enter the bain of existence....the dreaded scale: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2018547077.jp... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:57:46 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255154 Why do I want to lose weight? Good question. <BR> <BR> Aside from the feeling of personal accomplishment and confidence, I have some other straightforward reasons that I will (hopefully) keep me going. <BR> <BR> 1. Shorts. Short shorts. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803591951.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Look at those legs?!?! They are long and lean. My are stumpy and thick. But my squat front kicks are going to take care of that situation. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. H... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:19:11 EST 21 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252119 I read somewhere recently that it takes 21 days to form a habit, 21 days to make a random behavior an intentional decision. This got me thinking about what habits I would like to form on my journey to self-improvement. What behaviors do I want to become part of my daily routine. <BR> <BR> Right now, my only habit is Pinterest......I suppose I could have worse habits......I check the same exact categories in the same exact order everyday. Even if for one minute in each section. I can't ... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:04:17 EST SMARTer Goal Setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245828 While cruising the Spark motivation articles just now, I came across the words SMART goals. Thinking about my reflection around the goals I set yesterday, I was intrigued. At first I thought it was more of the same, but after further investigation I have to admit I learned a few things. The first one being that the goals I set so thoughtfully yesterday were not SMART...hahaha. Dang it! I completed step one (state your goal in as few words as possible) and thought I was done. Steps two -... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:35:19 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243412 I really love to set goals. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> The only problem is that I don't really ever get past the goal setting stage. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> In reflecting on the two statements above, I have to wonder what stops me from following through. I also have to wonder why I kept setting goals for myself if I have no intention of following through. I'm no psychologist.....prepare yourself because I will still try to psychoanalyze myself anyway.....but maybe I had delusions of g... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 23:07:34 EST