LAURIEBLT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LAURIEBLT LAURIEBLT'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/ New Month.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825157 Looking back...I am averaging between 3000 and 5000 steps on my pedometer. I will challenge myself to reach 5000 every day. I am also challenging myself to log my food at least 3 days/week. <BR> December will be very busy. As well as Christmas coming up, our family will be busy with basketball 5-6 days/week. My biggest challenges with this will be staying organized (lunches, suppers, other committments) as well as getting to bed on time. <BR> I should be able to get my inventory done be... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:00:45 EST November... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812988 So, things got a little busy for me the end of October...new grandbaby, book fair at work, longer work days, guiding meeting.....I'd like to think things will settle down in Nov but we will see....I am taking a stab at running the sr. boys basketball team this year...crazy for a 50 yr old, overweight, 5ft2 old lady!! Cross your fingers!! <BR> <BR> My nov. goals might sound a bit like octobers. I am just working on trying to make habits!! <BR> <BR> --I will wear my pedometer every day..a... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 08:46:58 EST ...so far....(oct goals) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804004 --not sure where I'm standing for checking in. I was at camp for some days and had some busy days...not sure if I'll make 27 but it will def be in the high 20s. <BR> --food log, as is my habit, if things get busy I don't log. I have been making a concerted effort to eat better. <BR> --with the busyness comes sleeping later. I seem to need a few hours at home to wind down at the end of the evening so then I sleep to the point where there is no time to exercise in the morning...working on it... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:56:53 EST October Goal Update...(oct 1-10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795971 --Log food--8 days so far! only missed 1 <BR> --Pedometer 5 days 4days over 4000 steps <BR> --Not doing as well with exercising everyday. I think I'm averaging 2x/week. <BR> --I've been working on my inventory. I am on track to be done by the end of the month! I baked cookies with the canteen kids last week and we have a planning meeting next week. <BR> --guides and windows slated for this weekend! Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:43:07 EST October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790738 First day of the month, time to plan! <BR> <BR> My SP goal is to check in 27/31 days <BR> <BR> My food goal is to log food 21/31 days <BR> <BR> My fitness goal is to do 10 minutes of stretching every day and do 10 minutes of exercise 15/31 days. I would also like to wear my pedometer 27/31 days and reach minimum 4000 steps. <BR> <BR> My work goals are to get my inventory finished and to devote at least 1 hour/week to canteen. <BR> <BR> My personal goals are to get guides planned until... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:30:05 EST Week ahead (Sept 29th/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788747 Busy week ahead...as usual...getting ready for first guide meetings on tues, becs has vball on mon, tues, and all day saturday... <BR> <BR> my main goal for the week is to do my 10 min before work at least 4 out of 5 days this week. <BR> I also need to focus more on my water...at least one water bottle each afternoon at work. <BR> I was pretty good about having healthy lunches last week...gonna keep that up! <BR> Also, SP every day!! <BR> <BR> Woop, Woop, here I go!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:05:13 EST just 10 minutes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787847 So, I've finally broken down! Whenever I've tried to lose weight I've always concentrated on food. As I'm aging, that isn't working like it used to. Finally gonna have to actually exercise!! grrrrr!! Even as a kid, I hated gym class! It was just through sheer luck and good genes that I was always very tiny...now, not so much! <BR> <BR> My first goal is 10 minutes at least 4 times/week. I am a morning person so getting up isn't the problem. My husband, when he has an early load, is ... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:49:40 EST Back again!..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174340 So, here I am again..new start! This time I've been away because of computer problems. That, however, does not excuse my lack of progress. I am going to try a new plan. I am trying the G-BOMB way of eating. I will do my best to eat a few days of no animal products but know myself well enough that I will not go totally vegetarian. As well, in my long Saskatchewan winter, I am going to play Wii to get some exercise! One time this will all stick! Sun, 23 Dec 2012 10:34:46 EST Ok, so I bombed on the whole "blog everyday thing"... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3952866 for the Unbreakable Resolutions. I'm still following them and keeping them front and center in my mind, just to busy to blog during the week! <BR> <BR> As well as my 3 previous goals (7000steps, 8 glasses of water, and within my calorie limit), I'm going to try to add in NancyLee46's STRONG challenges (virtual walk/run team) for this week. <BR> <BR> Monday's challenge---S is for cutting out snack food!!!!! Yikes! This is a hard one! I love my popcorn! (which I know is probably not too ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 13:35:00 EST Unbreakable Resolutions...Jan 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3889963 So today's task is to make an action plan for each goal. <BR> --For my 7000 steps, I will do what I have done in the past. If it's a work day, I get 7000 steps in with little problem. If it's a weekend, I usually put myself on a schedule and if I get behind simply walk around the house (or go outside for a walk if it's nice out). <BR> --Much the same for water--schedule is needed!! This I will have to work on. I find if I'm drinking coffee at work or if I have a beer when I get home, I ge... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 19:45:01 EST Unbreakable Resolutions...Jan 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885284 Today tells me to make sure I put my goals in a visible place. What more visible place than the internet!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday went about as well as Saturday;( <BR> Today, however, being back at school has promise. After tracking my food I will be within calories. I have promised to eat right after everyone else (still not with them, I know, but 7pm would be an improvement over 9 or 10). I need to work on my water as I've only gotten 2 glasses in and it's 5pm. I forgot to put on my ped... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 18:06:11 EST Unbreakable Resolutions..Jan 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3879475 So today the calendar talked about making the goals specific and positive. Looking at my goals I think that they are. <BR> Yesterday's progress--a flop! Well, not a total flop but certainly not a success! I went well over on my calories and I ate supper at 10pm. I was wearing a bulky sweater so my pedometer didn't pick up my steps but I think I did okay with that. I didn't use my stepper but did do some walking. I got in 5 glasses of water. <BR> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 08:04:59 EST Unbreakable Resolutions... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3876796 Another new year, another shot at a new me. Sometimes I feel this "new me" is out of reach, sometimes I just feel lazy, today I feel slightly optimistic. I am going to try to follow the Unbreakable Resolutions calendar. January 1st says to write down specific goals. <BR> --I guess my biggest goal is to lose 1pound/week. This is a reasonable amount and would get me looking good by my daughter's grad in June. <BR> -- I will lose my 1lb by getting in 8 glasses of water every day and <B... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:52:33 EST No more lazy.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3797090 Well, I've been back at work for 6 weeks now and "my plan" isn't working! Last year when I went to school full time my weight just fell off. This year, not so much!! I gained back 6 pounds over the summer and they are just not moving! (I guess that means I need to get moving!!). With the cold weather setting in, I need to make a plan otherwise it'll be up, up, up for my weight! Time to get back to basics--logging food and exercise. <BR> Here I go again! Sun, 21 Nov 2010 08:55:53 EST Back to school for the kids... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3593731 but not for me--yet. Hold out a good thought please. <BR> <BR> As for the kids--they've been in school 3 1/2 days and already we're busy back at it! My oldest daughter is helping to coach the junior boys volleyball team (that my son plays on). My son and youngest daughter are cross country running. I've got a school council meeting tomorrow night....and guides doesn't start for another couple of weeks!! <BR> <BR> I am finding I am really "lost" without my job and without the kids at hom... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:39:28 EST Took a rest day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3578597 and that's turned into several rest days!! Time to get back on the horse. <BR> <BR> I was so on track--starting to run, making sure I got my water in, logging my food and staying (relatively) in calorie range. <BR> <BR> Then I had a few busy days out of town and brought my grandkids home for a few days. Then it was almost time for school so I gave myself permission to take a rest day. Unfortunately, what happened is what usually happened....one rest day turned into several rest days (4 n... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:41:53 EST Frustration with technology... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3573416 This has absolutely nothing to do with sparkpeople but I just want to vent.... <BR> <BR> I love the sparkpeople website--it's awesome and easy to use! Please don't change it!! Another website that I am a member of (not body/diet related) has recently upgraded. The new website is horrid!!! <BR> <BR> I am very frustrated and then I have to think back....what did we do/how did we live before technology? (and yes, I'm that old!) I remember when we had to have cash in our wallets, visit th... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:47:52 EST Butt bouncing in the breeze...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3525863 I did it! I finally ran today. I've wanted to "be a runner" for years. Every fall when my son begins training for cross country I promise myself I'm going to run with him. I don't. Every spring when he begins training for track I promise myself I'm going to run with him. I don't. <BR> <BR> A few days ago I joined the Couch to 5K team (an awesomely friendly one, by the way). I checked out the training schedule. For the first week (every second day), you run for 60 seconds and walk fo... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:57:15 EST Just me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3211013 This comes from a Healthy Reflection: <BR> <BR> There is no lesson for today. You have permission to stop thinking for a moment and just enjoy yourself. Stop looking at your computer right now and go look at the world. Rediscover the natural wonders that you walk past every day. How can there possibly be that many shades of green? Let your mind be grateful for a break. Don't think, don't strain. Let the memories of loved ones remind you of your favorite times. Close your eyes and try to smel... Sun, 9 May 2010 14:12:06 EST Why would one be embarrassed to exercise?.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3082065 I've been so good about getting my steps in--unless dh is here. He knows I want to lose weight, it's not a secret, but when he's home, I can't/don't so much as say, "gonna take a walk down the driveway"!!!!!!!!!!! Don't get me wrong, he is totally supportive, I just feel shy about saying stuff like that!?! Why would I be embarrassed to say I'm going to take care of myself now, I'm going to get healthy, I'm going to take some time for myself? It ticks me off!! <BR> Well, now that I've got ... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 11:27:29 EST Spring is sprung, the grass is riz.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3076659 I wonder where the birdies is!! <BR> Every spring I can hear my dad saying this silly little ditty. It's a good memory! <BR> As to the birds, I know where they are--right outside my bedroom window at dawnish (already 5:30am!) I also seem to have inherited my father's "saskatchewan farmer" biological clock--every morning, all summer long, as soon as it is light, I wake up. I can lay in bed, toss and turn, but I never really do go back to sleep. Knowing this about myself, I get up. Right n... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 16:40:46 EST first pussy willows... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3044467 Here in my neck of the woods....we had an unseasonably warm and snow-free winter (in 50 years I think I heard), then an early spring, and then, of course, one last little blast of winter (in the first week of spring). My way to work takes me down a grid road through a low, boggy area. Today I saw my first pussy willows of the year!!!!!!!!!! <BR> Probably not a really big moment for anyone else but I love, love, love pussy willows for a few reasons. First, I think, because my grandmother ha... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:33:22 EST Taking a lesson from my kids.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3024778 We've had an unseasonably warm and snow-less winter in Saskatchewan. A week ago, most of the snow was gone and the mud was almost all dried up! Then, being a Saskatchewan spring--it snowed! (and more to come, oh joy!) The farmers and campers (fire bans) really need the moisture but I was really ready for spring! <BR> <BR> So, while I was in my house yesterday, p.o.ed at the weather, my 2 youngest kids (10 and 14) went outside and made snowmen!! They had a blast and got very creative--... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 09:29:28 EST ..itchin' to get outside.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2980281 It's been beautiful spring weather here in Saskatchewan lately--several degrees above freezing. We've had hardly any snow and now it's almost all gone! While I am sad for the farmers and fearful (selfishly) for my camping season, this has made me very antsy to get back outdoors. Every day I drive down my mile long driveway guaging just how muddy it is--is today the day I can get out and walk the drive without dragging 10 pounds of mud on my shoes? (but that could be a good workout for my t... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:33:03 EST feelin' springish!... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2938522 It's that time of year in Saskatchewan--the days are near 0C (32F) everyday. I can feel the warmth of the sun once again in the early afternoon. As I drive home from work at mid-afternoon, the edges of the highway are wet from melting snow. Now this doesn't mean we won't get one last blast of winter--and the farmers could use a really good dump of snow...but Spring is definitely on it's way! <BR> Every time this y ear I make plans to really get out there and walk/run to lose some weight! ... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:48:58 EST nothin' to say... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2915755 just haven't blogged for awhile. I've been staying motivated since the beginning of the year--crazy!! I'm at 152 and in 3 more lbs (should be by Easter), I'll be in the 140s!! I really can't remember the last time I was there--maybe between baby # 2 and #3 (they are now 16 and 14!!). <BR> Anyway, pretty impressed with myself. <BR> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:00:04 EST ...and now for something more serious.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2876627 been slipping in small steps. I really don't want this to happen. No school this week so I'm totally taking htis time to recommit myself--make all my good progress habits again. I also need to take some time this week to figure out how to organize my day to make my healthy habits a priority during busy school weeks. Other people do it and I know I can too--just gonna take some adjusting. <BR> Wish me luck or give me a kick in the pants (I could use both!!)! Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:58:51 EST The ABCs of me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2876612 A is for Age: 46 <BR> <BR> B is for Body: 5ft 2in 156lbs <BR> <BR> C is for Career: Educational Assistant <BR> <BR> D is for Dad's name: Les <BR> <BR> E is for Essential items to bring to a party: beer, duh <BR> <BR> F is for Favorite song or music: Country! <BR> <BR> G is for Goof off thing to do: watch reality tv!! <BR> <BR> H is for Hometown: Outlook, Saskatchewan <BR> <BR> I is for Instrument you play: Organ/Piano, trying to teach myself guitar <BR> <BR> J is for Jam or Jelly... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:54:52 EST nice day.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2836862 not anything food related--just a good day! We had an inservice for work today and I got info I can actually use!! I also found out that my grandkids are coming for the weekend--woohoo!!! Now for the not so good news--I'm still not getting my water in!!!! I'm going to have to resort to a schedule, I think--and if that doesn't work, dispose of my work coffee mug!! I tried making a "deal" with myself, coffee only till the end of first period--that hasn't panned out--time to get tough! <BR>... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:09:36 EST 4 weeks in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2819583 and it's time to regroup!! I found myself "too busy" to come to sparkpeople this week. I also found myself "too busy" to drink my water!! I have some momentum and I don't want it to slip away from me. I can/will find time everyday to concentrate on me!! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:38:46 EST I hate measuring!.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2788832 so, like a spoiled little child, I do it rarely!! For some reason, the number on the scale doesn't bother me nearly as much as seeing that my thigh is larger around than my waist used to be!! (I know, my logic tells me, "come on, cut yourself some slack, your waist was that small when you were in your 20s, that was quite some time ago!" but my emotions just look at that number and are in shock!!) I have been using my stepper very regularly for 2 weeks now so, spurred on my the glimmer of p... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 10:24:25 EST 3 weeks in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2785689 and still going strong!!! (or strongish! LOL!) This truly is a record for me! I'm still really concentrating on exercise. Today I gave a tiny thought to the fact that by spring I could be in the 140s! I haven't been there for a decade--at least!! Go Me!! Sat, 23 Jan 2010 12:33:30 EST Just a feeling of gratitude.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2769995 Not too much to say today....just that I have a really great feeling today. I've had a good day as far as diet and exercise. I've made a few new friends. I talked to my hubby and he's probably on his way home! My kids are all happy and healthy and driving me nuts! What more can a girl ask for?? <BR> <BR> Enough is as good as a feast!! Tue, 19 Jan 2010 23:18:00 EST Week 2 of 2010... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2755838 and I'm still here and motivated! This is pretty close to a record for me, I'm sure. I had a pretty good week with exercise and water--still struggling with those portion sizes but that will come. I am trying to make better food choices so that when I eat over-sized portions at least it's "less damamging". Does that sound like a good idea or an excuse?? I'm thinking tackle one thing at a time, so for now it's exercise. <BR> I have to give a shout-out to my TAG girls who've kept me mot... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:57:10 EST omg, I think it's a waist!!!!!!.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2741110 LOL! I know I've got a waist, it's just that, this morning, getting out of the tub, drying off, and looking into the mirror (only a man would put a mirror across from the tub so you'd have to look at your naked self every morning!!), it curved inward like it's supposed to, not outward!! <BR> I find the same thing happening with my cheeks! <BR> Could it be the return of "Laurie"? Haven't seen her for about a decade and a half!! <BR> <BR> My reappearance came just in time. Yesterday I was f... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:24:09 EST 1st week of 2010 down..51 to go!... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2717388 Well, not great but holding my own?? My weight seems to stay consistent which is good. I don't eat all the fruits and veggies that I should but.... My main focus this next week is exercise! I need to find/make time for exercise!! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 23:18:14 EST a new year.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2684404 so. of course, another "resolution" to get fit and lose weight. don't know whether to be proud of myself for not quitting trying or dejected because this is my millionth attempt! <BR> I just have to remind myself, babysteps, babysteps, babysteps....and I'm doing this for me, for bruce, for the kids, for t and wyatt. <BR> this must be the one that sticks! Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:40:05 EST well, it hasn't been a year!!... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2564982 been going not too bad. my water's been pretty good. starting back at work, I think I'll have to try extra hard again, maybe make a salad tonight for tomorrow. gotta run. Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:23:58 EST wow, another year!.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2450683 I'd venture a guess that consistency is one of my "things to work on"!! LOL! <BR> I've been holding my own up till the last month. What with working everyday, volleyball, cross country, guiding, and all the other running, I've been a horrid eater--not eating for long periods of time and then eating everything I can get my hands on. It's shown up on the scale!! (Gee, do you think??). <BR> This and an email from Jeanla prompted me to get my expanding butt back to Sparkpeople! Sun, 4 Oct 2009 09:32:12 EST july22/08.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1350905 yesterday was a busy day. went to work, played golf with dh and dd, went for lunch. today very tired. water has been a struggle with these busy days. Tue, 22 Jul 2008 08:57:50 EST been a long time.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1346275 Wow, it's been a long time! I've kept Sparkpeople in my mind and have been trying to stay on track. I've managed to lose about 5 pounds. I'm down a dress size! This is a big accomplishment for me and very exciting and motivating. My daughter got married and it was wonderful! I didn't look like I had hoped but I did look better than I was. It's a start and a motivation to keep going. Sun, 20 Jul 2008 09:46:54 EST ready for another week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1185439 Sunday morning. I'm at my oldest daughter's house visiting with my grandkids--2 more reasons to get healthy. <BR> This week I'm going to continue on my quest for 8 glasses of water. I'm going to continue to use the one glass an hour. Eventually it will become a habit. Once again I'm going to challenge myself to log all food, drink my water, and take a walk everyday. If I can do this I will move to level 2 next sunday! <BR> Sun, 4 May 2008 08:56:26 EST May 1, 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1179449 Aren't computers lovely--had this blog post all typed up and then--computer glitch!! grrrrr! <BR> I still feel like I'm only having small successes and can't seem to get all the way there. I am focusing on my small successes and am determined to add to them. My goal for the day is, again, 8 waters. I love water and prefer to drink that over anything else so why can't I get to 8? My plan to get there today is to drink a glass of water on the hour every hour. <BR> May 1 is today and fishin... Thu, 1 May 2008 09:19:07 EST Healthy Reflections, April 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1174570 Good Morning! Wow, it's been another week already! I've been doing alright, still seems to be one step forward, one step back, but I'll get there, I know I will! With the nicer weather (yes, Saskatchewan is finally going to get spring!), exercise will be looked after. I will concentrate on my water and food. My computer crashed and this old one won't let me log food but I will keep track in a notebook. <BR> Today's healthy reflection was knowing where your talents lie and spending time t... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 08:46:55 EST Healthy Reflections, April 21, 08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1156527 Wow, 2 weeks since I've added a blog entry! It's been busy and not all that successful but I'm back and recommitted. <BR> Today's Healthy Reflections ask how I want to be remembered, what legacy do I want to leave behind. I guess the first two answers that come to mind are my kids and family, of course, and my volunteerism. The reflection goes on to remind me that the more time I put into these things now, the more of me will be left behind in them. This makes me remember not to get bogge... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 09:32:22 EST Felt like I had a bad day yesterday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1128106 I went over on calories (not by much, but over), only got half my water in, and didn't exercise! I just have to keep plugging away. <BR> Today is a new day and I will concentrate on my positives. It's a beautiful day here in nowhere, saskatchewan. It's blue sky and sunshiny and almost 0C. The snow is melting bit by bit. My goals for today are to keep logging all my food (did that yesterday, yeah me!), get that water in, and to get in some exercise. If I can stay on track for 5 more da... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:01:03 EST Woke up feeling great this morning!.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1125141 I'm ready for a new week! My goals this week are to log all my food (which I find difficult sometimes because I'm on dial up), even if I know I'm over, drink 8 glasses of water every day, and get in some exercise every day--even if it's just a little. <BR> My reward for doing this will be to move on to level 2. <BR> I can totally do this!!!! <BR> ~~~~~~~~ <BR> Today's healthy reflection made me laugh. Am I my own obstacle. It speaks of examining your goals and if you find excuses why you ... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 08:41:01 EST I am in charge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1123098 I know I've said it before. I keep hoping if I say it enough, I will take responsibility for it! I'm reading a series of articles in the wellness section. the link is on my favorites. The first of the 10 articles talks about putting "I" in my sentences to show myself that I am in charge of my life and my decisions. I spend a lot of time being passive, now I need to be agressive/active. I really need to work on this--getting in the game instead of being a robot. I will make every decisi... Sun, 6 Apr 2008 09:25:47 EST I'm feeling a little let down by myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1119870 looking back at my week's goals, I don't feel like I did very well. I also don't feel I gave it my all. I have to find a way to not just pretend to go through the motions but actually do it. I will try a reward system for myself?....I'll have to think about this today. Tomorrow I will have a plan. <BR> Fri, 4 Apr 2008 13:41:57 EST I am in charge of my life!!... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1116574 who knew, eh? ha ha! Today's healthy reflection talked about owning my choices, that I'm the one making that choice and, later, if I'm happy or sad because of that choice, well, that was on me! With "big" decisions it's a natural process to think ahead and figure out if this will make you happy/get you closer to your goals or not but, often, for me anyway, the little choices are made mindlessly. "I'm snacky, let's have some chips" should be turned into, "I'm snacky, do I need a snack, ma... Thu, 3 Apr 2008 08:56:16 EST