KIWIANN's SparkPeople Blog KIWIANN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Inner Beauty I am not a very frequent blogger, but I had a strong urge to write one today, so here I go! <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> It is day one of the Spring 5% Challenge, so I started my day by stepping on the scale for my official weigh-in. 239 <em>234</em> I knew I had gained since the Winter 5% challenge ended, but after having met my 5% goal for the first time in the Winter challenge just a few weeks ago, it was very discouraging to see that I had gained back almost everything that I had lost -... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:57:09 EST Never Quit Pledge!! I copied this from CERIUSLY's blog for 1/1/2016, who copied it from JAZZEJR's blog from 1/1/16. She re-blogged it from June 30 2012, when she got it from BBONET who got it from Musolf6, who got it from... <BR> <BR> Saturday, June 30, 2012 <BR> Taken from BBonet's blog <BR> <BR> Please respond that you want your name added to the bottom of the list. <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pas... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 10:23:07 EST Staying strong so far! <em>104</em> It was another good day for meeting my goals! Actually the circumstances of the day don't deserve the credit, I do <em>211</em> It was a tense environment in the office today, there were donuts in the break room and it was hot and muggy outside. That combo could be a recipe for disaster as far as my health goals are concerned. I am a stress eater, donuts are a particularly strong temptation for me, and walking is my go-to strategy for avoiding stress eating but the weather w... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 22:23:26 EST Day 2 - I am still SHINING! <em>8</em> <em>465</em> <em>8</em> <em>465</em> <em>8</em> <em>465</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> It is day 2 of September and I am still <em>67</em> SHINING!! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Exercise: <BR> 48 minutes including a 20 minute cardio-kickboxing video.... my muscles are feeling it! <em>198</em> And sweat was definitely achieved! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Nutrition: <BR> I successfully completed Day 1 of my No-Snacking Streak! And I trac... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 22:01:15 EST Ready to SHINE in September! It feels like my motivation waned A LOT during this summer, especially in the month of August. I think that the only times I broke a sweat in August were due to the external heat (ie steamy summer weather) and not the internal heat generated by a good workout. In the last two weeks in particular, I have dropped all of my exercise except for walking.... and that walking has been mostly at a leisurely pace. <BR> <BR> So to reboot, I set some daily goals for myself for the month of September:... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:16:50 EST Happy Easter!! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Easter is time of renewal and I am recommitting to living a happy, healthy, and holy life - starting right now! <BR> As a sign of this renewal, I reset my Spark account and all of my trackers, streaks and goals. <BR> <em>521</em> and I WILL do it! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 12:08:22 EST