MEINPROGRESS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MEINPROGRESS MEINPROGRESS'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/ My Vision Board June2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717431 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l90868320.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I created this vision board for the remainder of BLC25. <BR> <BR> With it I remind myself: <BR> I am an athlete! <BR> I need to eat healthy food that fuels my body with power! <BR> Small steps each day with get me to my goal! <BR> I want to be a runner! <BR> Time with family can be fitness time (that is what the bike picture is for). <BR> Sleep is important! <BR> When I fit in my workout, I am in a good mood! <BR> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:38:12 EST PAWSE - week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696153 Plan/Prepare - I'm planning my food for the day in the morning and trying hard to stick to my plan. The only upcoming event I have is my friend's daughter's graduation party and I am making a big salad for it, so if there aren't many healthy options there, at least I will have that. <BR> <BR> Act - I've been working at getting more consistent with my tracking. This weekend's challenge should help with that. <BR> <BR> Write - I had a .8 loss this week. It wasn't the 1.4lbs. I was lookin... Fri, 16 May 2014 06:55:32 EST BLC25 week 1 fitness test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688302 Part of our first weekend challenge was to take a fitness test. These are my results: <BR> <BR> 1 mile: 12.09 min. (this really impressed me, especially since I walked about a quarter of it. I apparently have a fast running time. I just don't have the stamina to maintain it <BR> <BR> 1 minute of push ups: 25 modified push-ups (this one aggravates me, because you would think after so many years of exercising, I would be able to do regular push-ups) <BR> <BR> 1 min. crunches: 38 crunches ... Mon, 5 May 2014 19:34:48 EST BLC25 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688297 I let myself slide over the last 6 months, so my primary goals for BLC25 are: <BR> <BR> 1. Get back to my goal weight of 135 which will require a loss of 15 pounds. <BR> <BR> 2. Re-establish a regular exercise routine. <BR> <BR> 3. Regain control over my eating habits. <BR> <BR> 4. Learn ways to work in my healthy habits when other things try to steal my time. Mon, 5 May 2014 19:27:40 EST PAWSE - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684237 Plan/Prepare - Grocery shopping was done yesterday, so there are lots of fresh freggies in the house. I know tomorrow is Turbulent Twists and tomorrow is also my gym day, so I will plan the exercises and draw the cards tonight, so that I can just go to the gym with my workout list (I'd look pretty silly with a deck of cards at the gym. There don't seem to be any parties or events planned this week, so I think I am pretty safe food wise. <BR> <BR> Act - All nutrition and exercise is tracked... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:14:26 EST BLC25 - ABCs of Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679181 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? <BR> <BR> I can definitely be competitive in the right circumstances. The person I am most competitive with is myself. I am also the hardest on myself when I don't live up to my expectations. <BR> <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? <BR> <BR> I am a Goldie! I think my first round may have been 14. I have been a Pixie, an Amazon, a Fox,... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:25:13 EST Reflection on the last 8 weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292131 I read back over my letter to myself, and while I can say that I am happy with where I currently am, I have let a few of those goals slide: <BR> <BR> 1. I said I would exercise a minimum of 20 minutes, 6 days a week. <BR> Truth: It's been more like 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> 2. I said if I slipped up on my eating, I would track it and move on. <BR> Truth: The tracking has been off and on, but I'm happy to say that if I slip up nutritionally, I've not let a slip turn into a slide. <BR> <... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:19:28 EST A letter to me at the end of BLC21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229278 Dear Future Dulci, <BR> <BR> Wow! I can't believe you finally did it! You made it to goal! <BR> I'm so proud of you for not giving up on yourself. <BR> <BR> When things got busy, you still made the time to get in your minimum of 20 minutes 6 days a week. When you slipped up and ate more than you should, you didn't throw in the towel, you tracked it and moved on and made your next choice a healthy one. <BR> <BR> You did your strength straining twice a week and just look at how trim and ... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:15:30 EST Forest ABCs of Me (Round 21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202933 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Competition does push me to try harder. I find competing to better myself the most motivating. <BR> <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? Definately a Goldie (thank goodness they don't have a Moldie catagory). All but one of my rounds was as a Pixie. <BR> <BR> C is for CHILDREN...you have? I have 2 girls who are soon to turn 9 and 11. <BR> <BR> D is for D... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:23:58 EST Recapturing wasted time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181905 One of my assignments on Spark Coach today was to blog about how I waste time and to come up with healthier ways I can use that time to reach my goals. <BR> <BR> Boy do I know how to waste time - especially on Facebook! While a short amount of time on Facebook is a nice way to unwind and catch up with people, too much time is definately a waste and an escape from reality. <BR> <BR> Escaping reality does not help me reach my goals! <BR> <BR> While I am out shopping today, I am picking myse... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:32:07 EST My BLC 20 Plan for Success! (with before pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054985 My 12 week plan: <BR> <BR> Here are the goals I am trying to reach: <BR> 1. Finally lose these last 8 pounds! <BR> 2. Run a 5K <BR> 3. See some muscles and definition. <BR> <BR> How I plan to get there: <BR> 1. Cardio 6 times a week for 20 - 60 minutes <BR> 2. ST 2-3 times per week (Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) <BR> 3. Nutrition: - Track all food daily <BR> - Get at least 5 servings of freggies daily <BR> - Get at least 64 ounces of water dail... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:55:15 EST ABCs of me - BLC20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048337 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? I like to compete against my self and to prove I can do what others think I can't. <BR> <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? Definately a Goldie! I've lost track of rounds at this point. I think I joined around round 13 and have been a Pixie all but one of those rounds. <BR> <BR> C is for CHILDREN...you have? 2 wonderful girls ages 8 and 10 who make their... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:09:09 EST BLC19 - My Getting to Goal 12 week plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4857871 I have been really close to goal for a couple of rounds now and enough is enough. Here is my plan to get there! <BR> <BR> 1. Track every day! That means whether it is good, bad or ugly - it goes in the tracker. <BR> <BR> 2. At least 20 minutes of cardio 6 days a week. Sweat is good for you, so make sure you do! <BR> <BR> 3. ST 2 times a week. Muscles are sexy! <BR> <BR> 4. Particpate in every BLC challenge. Team work makes the dream work! <BR> <BR> 5. Visit the Forest everyday. As... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:30:49 EST Forest ABCs of Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4844727 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? <BR> <BR> The competition that pushes me the most is against myself. It also pushes me when someone thinks that I can't do something. That's my stubborn streak. <BR> <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? <BR> <BR> Definately a Goldie! I think I joined in round 14 and have been a Pixie all but one of those rounds. <BR> <BR> C is for CHILDREN...you have... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 22:36:56 EST Pixie CICO challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4706550 Points for CICO challenge will be awarded as follows: <BR> <BR> Public Tracker: Earn a ONE time weekend bonus of 50 points for having/making your nutrition tracker public! It's a large number of points because Nutrition IS 80% of the equation...You CAN'T out exercise poor nutrition! Not only does a public tracker help you stay accountable, but an extra set of eyes (or 30 sets in this case) is always a good thing! <BR> <BR> CI (Calories In): <BR> 30 pts for each day you track every bite A... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:07:40 EST The ABCs of Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668560 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? <BR> <BR> I'm not competitive against others so much as I am against myself. The one thing that really pushes me is one someone thinks I am not capable of something. It tends to make me want to prove them wrong. <BR> <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? <BR> <BR> I guess I am a Goldie now. I've done 5 rounds, 4 of which have been as a Pixie. My 2... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:47:13 EST Today's Success - 11/7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572627 I have had a healthy breakfast and walked to the Post Office to mail my bills and get in Gabby's registation for winter soccer training before it fills up. The post office is about a 10 minute walk away, so it was about 20 minutes round trip and nice and sunny. I tried a new veggie today - European seedless cucumber. I also got to spend some alone time with each member of the family today. Mon, 7 Nov 2011 10:47:51 EST Mirror, Mirror - Reflections of Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532709 As one of our assignments in our BLC challenge, we have been asked to write a love letter to ourselves. I must admit that blogging is not my forte, but this is my best effort. <BR> <BR> Dear Dulcinea, <BR> <BR> I was looking in the mirror at you and I have to tell you how proud I am of your effort and commitment to be healthy and set a good example for your family. Your hard work has really started to show. I see curves, and arm muscles, and my goodness, where did your tushie go? <BR> <... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 20:01:59 EST BLC17 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4464751 Challenge runs FRIDAY - SUNDAY <BR> <BR> B: Bite it, write it...Track every calorie consumed 5 points <BR> L: Lift it: Strength training (10 min/day) 5 points per 10 minutes, max 15 points/day <BR> C: Cardio (20 minutes/day) 5 points per 20 minutes, max 15 points/day <BR> 1: Leave a comment on 1 fellow BLC'ers page 5 points per comment, max 10 points/day <BR> 7: 7 cups of water a day 5 points <BR> <BR> Max points per day: 50 <BR> <BR> Fri: 5 <BR> Sat: 15 <BR> Sun: <BR> Sat, 3 Sep 2011 19:52:34 EST BLC16 is done, but I am not! (with pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4347795 What a wonderful BLC round this has been! I have felt the strength and support of my team mates every step of the way. I hop I have been able to be strong and supportive to them as well. <BR> <BR> The weeks seem to have flown by, and I enter the summer several pounds lighter (-4.8) and may inches trimmer (3 off waist, 3 off bust, and 1.5 off hips). <BR> <BR> Here are my before pics: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l174542569.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 18:02:30 EST NOW blog for Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4265744 I really need to work on sticking with a plan once I make it. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I think I don't have the time... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l312612543.jpg"> <BR> <BR> but if I really want results... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l389988961.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I will find the time. <BR> <BR> I also need to put good wholesome food in my body everday... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l227040368.jp... Mon, 30 May 2011 19:55:01 EST NOW blog for Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4260263 This weekend for our BLC challenge we are supposed to work to overturn a bad habit. One habit of mine that I really need to break is that I can have a really good week, but very rarely do I manage to string that great week onto another. I need to find a way to make the most of all my weeks. Even when my weight loss goal is reached, the journey is not over. In order to be the healthiest I can be I will always need to make good food choices and fit in fitness. <BR> <BR> My plan to help me ... Fri, 27 May 2011 17:02:07 EST BLC - NOW Move It challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4259426 Challenge runs FRIDAY - MONDAY! <BR> N: Nutrition: Stay in Calorie Range! (10 pts daily) <BR> <BR> O: Overturn a bad habit AND journal or blog about it! (10 pts daily) <BR> <BR> W: Wipe your brow! 20 minutes of STRENGTH a day! (10 pts daily) Did you know more muscle boosts your metabolism, so pump some iron this weekend. <BR> <BR> BONUS: 20 Points for each day you complete ALL 3 Phases. (Max 50 Points daily) <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> Move It! <BR> with straight minutes of CARDIO! ... Fri, 27 May 2011 09:46:55 EST My Top 10 Musts for a Healthy Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4210686 Here is a top 10 lists of things I must do to be successful in my journey to weight loss and good health. <BR> <BR> 1. Track, track, track. I am always more successful when I am honest with myself about what is going in my mouth. <BR> <BR> 2. Make fitness a priority. My life will never not be busy, so fitness needs to be worked into my day. <BR> <BR> 3. At least 8 glasses of water. Your body needs this to function at peak efficiency. <BR> <BR> 4. At least 7 hours of sleep each night. ... Wed, 4 May 2011 20:07:14 EST Challenge 2 - EGGSpedition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4183756 This weekend we'll be taking part in an "EGGSpedition" to see how many eggs we can pick up! Of course you're going to have to earn the eggs and the all important basket that you'll be lugging around! That's going to take some strength...the fuller it becomes the heavier it gets! <BR> <BR> Challenge Runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY <BR> Challenge accomplishment need to be posted to the tracking thread NO later than Midnight (your time zone) WEDNESDAY! <BR> Tracking Example: Eggspedition: total # of b... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:02:06 EST BLC - 4/17/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4172571 Today I ended up going WAY over my calories! <BR> <BR> Otherwise it was a good day - the church breakfast was good and I only took a little bit of each of my favorites. No extra helpings and didn't take anything I didn't love. Partcipated in a skit at church and sang in the choir for Palm Sunday. <BR> <BR> After church popped in for a quick visit to my mom, to catch up with her. I was good and passed up popcorn when she made some for the kids. <BR> <BR> Then it was home for lunch where I... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 20:21:58 EST BLC - 4/16/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4170481 <em>345</em> day today!! <BR> <BR> Stayed in control at the birthday party. My plan of having a healthy lunch right before leaving worked. Didn't touch any pizza or cake and got in 65 minutes of rollerskating! I also did a little cardio and ST at home today as my captain told me that I couldn't count the rollerskating for the week-end challenge. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will be a bigger challenge. I antcipate that I will be over my range tomorrow due to our Palm Sunday breakfast at church. ... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:14:38 EST BLC - 4/15/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4168529 Proud of myself today! <BR> <BR> I stayed with in my calorie range. <BR> <BR> I finished up my 5k Friday even though I wanted to stop. <BR> <BR> What needed tweaking - I could have gotten a few more freggies. <BR> <BR> Need to make sure I eat lunch before taking my daughter to her friends bday party tomorrow, so that I can avoid the pizza and cake. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:21:51 EST Week 1 BLC challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4168199 B - BLOG/JOURNAL Sit down every day of this Challenge and either make your plan or anylize your day/Progress. Keep your FOCUS and Decide what you deserve a pat on the back for, and what still might need a little tweaking. 5 pts per day <BR> <BR> L - LIST YOUR CALORIES, If you Bite it, You Write It; If you sip it, script it; Every Nibble, be SURE to scribble...lol, you get the idea. We all can get Dieters amnesia. Though when we write it down, we can not forget...and it will help to hold us ... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:49:31 EST BLC 16 Before pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4163821 Thought I would post before and after pics this time for some added motivation. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l624155440.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l871683492.jpg"> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:24:15 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge days 11 and 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4158157 Well, I finally fell off the tracking wagon and I'm trying to get back up. <BR> <BR> I did exercise Satuday and Sunday - Saturday was 35 minutes of Walk It Out and Sunday was a little mix of cardio and ST using a playing card challenge. <BR> <BR> Right now I'm caught up in the excitement of a new round of BLC! Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:20:20 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4153247 reporting for yesterday <BR> <BR> Tracking: yes <BR> <BR> Exercise: I did 50 minutes on the elliptical. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was may Weight Watcher weigh-in and I was a little dissapointed that I was only down .2, but it was still a loss, and I did eat breakfast a little closer to weigh in than I usually do. Sat, 9 Apr 2011 08:35:53 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4150977 reporting for yesterday. <BR> <BR> Tracking - yes. Yesterday was the end of my Weight Watcher week, and I tracked everyday and ended my week with 4 weekly points leftover. This is the most consistent I have been with tracking since I started Weight Watchers about 6 years ago! <BR> <BR> Exercise - yes. Not a lot, but did get some in. I did a 10 minute video called Bridal Absession. Very effective ab moves! <BR> <BR> BLC 16 is about to start, so I will have even more incentive to lose t... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 05:32:33 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4147664 Tracking - yes. Only had 1 snack that I didn't plan on. <BR> <BR> Exercise: This was a planned rest day do to a hectic schedule. <BR> <BR> I had a little me time by getting my haircut today. I used to always put off haircuts, but I've gotten good about scheduling my next appointment before I leave. <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 19:28:09 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Week 1 results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4145962 Tracking - I did at everyday, no matter what I had to write in that tracker. <BR> <BR> Exercise - I exercised 6 out of 7 days. I did a good variety of cardio and ST. <BR> <BR> Weight: Happy to report that I am down 1lb. <BR> <BR> I am particularly proud of blogging each day! Wed, 6 Apr 2011 05:32:54 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4145961 Reporting for yesterday. <BR> <BR> Tracking - yes. Couldn't seem to stop snacking yesterday and most of it was not healthy, but its all there in the tracker. Lunch and dinner were light so I thinked that helped. Only used 2 of my weekly points, so I have 27 for the next 2 days. <BR> <BR> Exercise - It was a light cardio day. I did 30 minutes of my Walk It Out game. <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 05:29:26 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4143499 Reporting for yesterday. <BR> <BR> Not my best day yesterday. <BR> <BR> Track - yes. I definately went overboard on the eating yesterday, but I tracked it all. I now only have 29 Weekly Points Allowance left. Thank goodness the weekend went well. My Weight Watchers day is Friday so those 29 need to hold me over until then (plus any activity points I earn). <BR> In the past, once I would start to get out of control the tracking would stop. <BR> I need to stop hiding from my mistakes and o... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 08:38:59 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4140466 Reporting for yesterday. <BR> <BR> Tracking: yes - Dinner was a little heavy, so I had to use activity points and a few of my weekly points allowance, but this is the first time in a very long time that I have made it through the weekend with most of my weekly points (still have 41). <BR> <BR> Exercise: I am going to try to make Sundays family fitness days. Temps were in the low 50s, so we decided on a family walk at a local rail trail. The kids took their scooters and hubby and I walked... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 07:17:50 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4138115 - Reporting for yesterday <BR> <BR> Tracking - yes (only used one of my weekly points allowance) <BR> <BR> Exercise - do to my crazy schedule yesterday, it was a planned rest day <BR> <BR> This has been day 4 of tracking everything I eat and this has been the most consistent I have been in a awhile. I am planning and thinking before I eat. <BR> <BR> I was very proud of myself for turning down pizza and cupcakes at a kids bday party. I was hungry so I bought myself a small salad from the... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 07:18:49 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4135632 Day 3 feels like a success! My weigh in at Weight Watchers, I was down 1.8 lbs from last Friday. I keep my Spark weigh ins separate from my WW weigh ins, because I weigh on a different day and later in the morning (post breakfast). <BR> <BR> I've tracked everything. I did have a bit of a heavy dinner, but only had to use 2 activity points at the end of the day (I had earned 3). <BR> <BR> Exercise: Did a walk/jog 5k on the treadmill and came in with a time of 47:48. <BR> Patting myself on... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 22:58:13 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4132542 Tracking done - I have 7 activity points left. I think I am going to spend them on a glass of wine and a piece of string cheese (need a little more dairy). <BR> <BR> Exercise: 30 minutes - Bridal Body Burn - It had strength and cardio intervals and strength moves involved a lot of balance. Very challenging. I was dripping with sweat. <BR> <BR> I had some bloating in the afternoon. I'm not entirely sure what set that off, but it seems to be better now. <BR> <BR> All in all, it was a ver... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:51:58 EST Digg Deep 100 day challenge - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4130095 Starting weight: 149.0 <BR> <BR> Day 1 done in 100 day challenge. <BR> <BR> Tracked everything in my Weight Watchers journal - met my 29 points plus points and used 2 activity points. <BR> <BR> Exercise: 30 minutes on the elliptical <BR> <BR> What went well today: <BR> - Turned down Carvel Snickers ice cream cake that friend brought for dessert and had a couple much lower point Girl Scout cookies instead. <BR> - Tracked everything. 8 glasses of water, 5 servings of freggies, 2 servings... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:09:39 EST Week 11 - Straight Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3811233 This weekend we will be joining 13 teams in a Straight Minutes Challenge! <BR> <BR> Challenge runs THURSDAY - MONDAY <BR> <BR> This weekend's challenge is called Simply Minutes and it's simple -- count your activity minutes! And to honor Thanksgiving Day on November 25 for most of BLC challengers we're combining the TNT and weekend challenge for a FIVE-DAY weekend challenge! How else will you earn points on Thanksgiving Day? <BR> <BR> The challenge runs from THURSDAY to MONDAY! <BR> <... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 05:27:52 EST CICO Challenge - Week 9 BLC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3778935 To participate in this challenge, you will only need to do two things: <BR> First, determine a calorie range that is healthy for you. <BR> Second, track all of your food AND exercise for the duration of the challenge! Seems easy enough right, we should all be doing that anyway! <BR> <BR> We recognize that everyone burns calories differently based on our metabolisms, BMI, gender and a variety of other factors. Please do NOT include your BMR(Base Metabolic Rate) in your daily CO (Calories O... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:35:47 EST Trick or Treat challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3747705 TRICK AND TREAT CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Challenge will run FRIDAY - MONDAY <BR> <BR> "Trick" - Earn 20 points each day you do NOT consume Junk Food! **Make your own determination of what junk food is, but I think we all agree that soda, chips, candy, cookies, baked goodies etc. are in the junk category! <BR> "Treat" - Earn 20 points each day you move your body with 45 minutes of planned exercise AND incorporate 3 full servings of Orange/Yellow Freggies in your day! <BR> "Neighborhood"... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:10:57 EST Fore by 50 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3732344 Challenge will run FRIDAY - MONDAY note Monday, NOT Tuesday! <BR> <BR> 50 Reps Upper <BR> 50 Reps Lower <BR> 50 Reps Core <BR> 50 Minutes Planned Exercise <BR> <BR> Points are awarded for each rep/minute completed...max 50 each component! <BR> Bonus of 50 points daily if you complete all 50 of each! <BR> Max daily points 250! <BR> <BR> Reps do NOT have to be 50 of the same exercise but always remember to work different muscles on alternate days to allow recovery time! <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 05:34:47 EST Bullseye challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3718216 Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY! <BR> <BR> *White Ring - 5 freggies daily = 1 pt <BR> *Blk Ring - 8 glasses water daily = 2 pts <BR> *Blue Ring - 45 minutes Planned Cardio daily = 3 pts <BR> *Red Ring - Stay within nutrition range daily = 4 pts <BR> <BR> "BULLSEYE" Yellow Ring = Max points of all other rings(white-red) earn 10 pt bonus daily <BR> <BR> Total Possible daily points 20 <BR> <BR> Friday: 20 <BR> Saturday: 20 <BR> Sunday: 5 <BR> Monday: 20 <BR> Tuesday: 3 <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 22:25:23 EST Secrets of Fit Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3709853 This comes from an article that one of my Pixie friends shared with me. <BR> <BR> Vice Busting with Julia Havey <BR> <BR> by Julia Havey, Diet.com Coach & Motivator Subscribe 50 Top SECRETS OF THE FITTEST!posted @8:00am ET on October 11, 2010 <BR> (10 votes) <BR> Send to a friend <BR> <BR> Save as Favorite <BR> <BR> Print this post <BR> Here are the top secrets of the fittest, but before you read it, check out this awesome video. My son is the one playing the guitar, would LOVE ... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 09:39:37 EST CICO challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3697608 Calorie Range: 1260 -1610 <BR> CI points (5 or 0 daily): Wed 5; Thurs 5; Fri 0 ; Sat 0 ; Sun 0 ; Mon 0 ; Tues 1 <BR> CO points(4 max daily): Wed 1; Thurs 1; Fri 0 ; Sat- 1; Sun- 1; Mon 1 ; Tues 0 <BR> Bonus Daily post(1 max daily): Wed 1; Thurs 1; Fri 0 ; Sat 0 ; Sun 1 ; Mon 0 ; Tues 1 <BR> Daily totals: Wed 7; Thurs 7; Fri 0 ; Sat 1 ; Sun 2 ; Mon 1 ; Tues 2 <BR> Challenge Total: 20 <BR> Wed, 6 Oct 2010 20:09:58 EST Pixie Freggie Challenge - 9/29 - 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3680615 Freggie Totals: <BR> <BR> Wednesday = 5 <BR> Thursday = 8 <BR> Friday = 3 <BR> Saturday = 5 <BR> Sunday = 4 <BR> Monday = 8 <BR> Tuesday = 7 <BR> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 20:58:34 EST