RISENABOVE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RISENABOVE RISENABOVE'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/ NOvember GOals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808887 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1211143979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> GOals... <BR> December 1 weight 159...back into new territory! <BR> Where there's a "NO" there's a "GO"... <BR> <BR> NOvember...GO create an interactive calendar with daily rewards and visual motivation <BR> NO Laziness...GO make the most of each opportunity no matter time limitations <BR> NO regrets...GO to bed with satisfaction knowing each day was filled with determination <BR> NO Junk...GO into each day with ... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 20:01:34 EST PAWESE...Start Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782006 Plan - Planning meals and preparing what can be done the night before so there's NO excuse for "I didn't have time" or "I overslept". Time permitting I will batch cook as well and freeze for later use! No true obstacles forseen this week, so this should work well! <BR> <BR> Act - Consistently track meals the night before, which makes "plan" even easier! Tracking BEFORE eating provides an additional layer of motivation and accountability! No room for error when it's in black and white! W... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:32:42 EST 10 weeks of Lifestyle Action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671349 Mindset ~ The difference between being "interested in" or "committed to" accomplishing something! The ability to keep goals at the forefront and continue making adjustments, as necessary, to consistently make progress! <BR> <em>358</em> I really need to define what my long term goals are and create a plan of action to achieve them! I feel "comfortable" in mindset as of late, but there are many things I want to explore and experience! <BR> <BR> Support ~ A layer of accountability in whic... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:59:05 EST Climb to Peak Performance...Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593236 Week 1 was full of progress and success with the scale inching down 1.4 pounds! <BR> <BR> This past week I discovered even more power in how positive thinking enhances plans that have been set in motion! This quote, on the surface, is pretty straight forward... "You can achieve anything you set your mind to", but the underlying goes a little deeper! <BR> <BR> You can have an idea of what you want to accomplish, you can have a written plan of what you want to accomplish, you can have all ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:58:24 EST ABC's Inside these TIGER eyes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590281 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? <BR> ~~Far Beyond! I think competitive should be my middle name! LOL <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? <BR> ~~Longggg timer! Been here since Round 10! <BR> C is for CHILDREN...you have? <BR> ~~ 2 DD's...DD1 20 just married on Sept 7th, with DGC 1 expected in July, and DD2 nearly 17! <BR> D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest tempta... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:02:02 EST Climb to Peak Performance...Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585005 <em>67</em> 7 DAY FORECAST - My Goals for the week, plan to achieve and steps taken daily <BR> Goals ~ Eat breakfast within a reasonable time of waking <BR> Plan ~ Track the night before to avoid not being prepared <BR> M~ Done, T~ Done, W~Done, Th~???, F~???, S~???, S~??? <BR> <BR> <em>295</em> TRAIL MAP ~ 10:00a M-W, Sa and 7:00a Th,F,Su has been designated as "workout" time! This will allow me to start my days with minimum fitness before work and still have time in the evening for a... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:31:23 EST PAWSE 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534724 Another week with a face SLAP <em>198</em> from the scale! Have no idea what is going on with numbers this round, but it is frustrating to say the least! I've been in this situation before and know that stressing about it does not make the vision any clearer! The only option is to continue doing what I KNOW works and let the rest fall where it may! <BR> <BR> This weeks focus is simply stated..."Hit the Mark"! <em>326</em> <BR> <BR> If I hit the mark with the following goals then I'... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 09:47:03 EST PAWSE 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527550 Plan/Prepare ~ Act ~ Write ~ Set Goal ~ Execute <BR> <BR> I've mapped out my goals for this week and have daily goals to set as well for the team challenge! I'll be acting with conviction on those goal by using each one as a building block for the next day...combining them as I go to create more success and momentum! <BR> <BR> Negative energy has crept into my and and I'm letting it go RIGHT here! I am an honest person who puts much time into giving advice, support and helping people vi... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:34:12 EST Challenge 3...BINGO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508919 FRIDAY Planned <BR> <BR> Make new Recipe ~ Garlic Sundried Tomato Chicken <BR> 20 mins Cardio ~ 5K <BR> Addt'l 20 mins Cardio ~ 10 Flights Stairs, Hooping <BR> SP Video ~ Hips, glutes, Thighs <BR> 30 Core Reps ~ Dumbbell Side Bends <BR> 30 Upper Body Reps ~ Tricep Dips <BR> 30 Lower Body Reps ~ Squats <BR> GOYBAD ~ ROAR <BR> New exercise ~ video <BR> Yoga Pose :( ~ Tree <BR> <BR> SATURDAY Planned <BR> <BR> Make new Recipe ~ Roasted Red Pepper Soup <BR> 20 mins Cardio ~ Just Dance <BR>... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:52:21 EST PAWSE 10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508809 Plan/Prepare for the coming week! ~ The remainder of the week is going to be crazy as I work every day from here forward! I've printed the challenge and will develop my plan for each day this afternoon! Also going to batch cook some healthy eats so they are ready to run out the door with me! <BR> <BR> Act with consistency and determination ~ Set a daily goal to burn 500 calories through fitness daily! Continue with minimum glasses of water consumed before hitting the pillow each night! ... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 10:14:59 EST PAWSE 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503283 Plan/Prepare for the coming week! ~ This will have to come Sunday once the float has made its appearance! Will be planning a week of meals, grocery shopping, and working on some paperwork at home that has been hanging over my head! <BR> <BR> Act with consistency and determination ~ 6 days cardio/2 days (min) ST completed before hitting the pillow each night! Weekend will be a challenge with homecoming, but that means extra planning to make it happen! <BR> <BR> Write a blog reflecting o... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 08:56:10 EST PAWSE 9/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496327 Plan/Prepare for the coming week! ~ Have all the ingredents to enjoy Jungle Juice on a daily basis! <BR> <BR> Act with consistency and determination ~ Workouts are planned daily and written into calendar! Visual calendar is printed and hanging front and center waiting for a <em>248</em> to cross off each days accomplishments! <BR> <BR> Write a blog reflecting on the past week ~ I have set forth my SMART goals for the round with full intentions of performing at a level both with f... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:55:25 EST Being SMART for 23! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496305 ...BLC23 that is! <BR> <BR> I'm a huge advocate of pre-planning, and planning some more! It's only when we have concrete goals and a solid roadmap that we are able to navigate the many obstacles that will block our travels! I wouldn't set out to travel cross country without a map (or gps these days LOL) so why should a 12 week journey be any different? <BR> <BR> A SMART traveler plans a route based on sights they wish to see, time it will take to reach destinations and the cost assoc... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:35:14 EST Tail Kickin' Tiger ABC's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489729 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? <BR> ~~Far Beyond! I think competitive should be my middle name! LOL <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? <BR> ~~Long timer! Been here since Round 10! <BR> C is for CHILDREN...you have? <BR> ~~ 2 DD's...DD1 19 just married on Sept 7th, and DD2 16! <BR> D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation/excuse? <BR> ~~Skipping meals! I d... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:45:57 EST Challenge 4: Beach Bound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403463 Friday - Total?? <BR> Lower: 4 sets 15 Squats ?/20 pts <BR> Upper: 4 sets 15 Tri Dips ?/20 pts <BR> Core: 4 sets 15 Dumbbell Side Bends ?/20 pts <BR> Pier: 60 minutes Kayaking/Running ?/30 pts <BR> Picnic: ?? Calories ?/60 pts <BR> <BR> Saturday - Total?? <BR> Lower: 4 sets 15 Curtsy Lunge ?/20 pts <BR> Upper: 4 sets 15 Walk Ups ?/20 pts <BR> Core: 4 sets 15 Rope Climbers ?/20 pts <BR> Pier: 60 minutes ?/30 pts <BR> Picnic: ?? Calories ?/60 pts <BR> <BR> Sunday - Total?? <BR> Lower: ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:17:50 EST Challenge 2: Land of Oz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388773 Points are unlimited. You may earn points for multiple servings of colors, but only multiple rainbow points if 1 color from each is eaten in multiples! <BR> <BR> Kansas Tornado - White/Tan freggie 25 points each daily <BR> Ruby Slipper - Red freggie 25 points each daily <BR> Yellow Brick Road - Yellow/Orange freggie 25 points each daily <BR> Emerald City - Green freggie 25 points each daily <BR> Horse of a Different Color - Blue/Purple 25 points each daily <BR> Over the Rainbow bonus -... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 08:08:54 EST PAWSE...6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387311 First week in the books and I made some good progress with the goals I set last week! <BR> <BR> ~Not only did I create a nutrition and fitness plan for the remainder of June, but July and August as well! Created the June vision board and started on one for July! <BR> ~I started using the tracker again, but skipping meals was an issue due to lack of time, so that needs work this coming week! <BR> ~Made some progress with reclaiming the workout space...still more to do, but it didn't give m... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:33:04 EST SMART Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386365 This 12 weeks is going to be unlike any other BLC I've completed...both in terms of time challenges and motivation! One week after BLC 22 ends, my oldest DD will be walking down the aisle on September 7th! Lots of planning to be done in these short 12 weeks, and those who know me best, know the first thing to be set aside is generally myself! I can NOT and will NOT let that happen! I have a Mother of the Bride dress to wear, and plan to look "smashing"! <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> I'm a... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:40:33 EST Weekend Challenge 1: JUNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380222 BLC 22 is a BACK TO BASICS round! We are Going to JUMP into JUNE together! <BR> <BR> J : Jump in and get to know your new Team Mates! FIRST post on your chat thread with real information about you - what's important to know about you AND SECOND respond to your team members who post. Don't worry, you don't have to reply to EVERY person, just acknowledge or respond to at least some of your teammates. Is there someone that makes you smile? Laugh? Say "me too"? LET THEM KNOW. These connections... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:45:46 EST Tail Kickin' Tiger ABC's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378324 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? <BR> ~~Far Beyond! I think competitive should be my middle name! LOL <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? <BR> ~~Long timer! Been here since Round 10! <BR> C is for CHILDREN...you have? <BR> ~~ 2 DD's...DD1 19 soon to be married on Sept 7th, and DD1 16! <BR> D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation/excuse? <BR> ~~Skipping meals... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 19:04:23 EST Reflection and Final 4 weeks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293301 Finally getting a chance to post what I wrote over the crazy busy weekend! <BR> <BR> The beginning of the round I set a fairly ambitious 12 week goal of 15 pounds lost! Quite honestly, I didn't really "think" this would be possible given history of the past few rounds! I knew to even have a chance it was going to take putting more time and focus into myself which I have neglected to do in the past! <BR> <BR> The first 8/9 weeks: <BR> <BR> I set monthly fitness and nutrition goals with ... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:24:35 EST March goals week 2 update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286371 Week 2 and still going strong! Here's how the second week looked with results: <BR> <BR> Goal: Nutrition green monster daily, eating clean and 8 freggies day! <BR> Results: Green monster and clean eating daily...check! <BR> Freggies and calorie range....check! F: 12.5 servings, calories 1374, S: 11 servings, calories 1385, S: 8 servings, calories 1457, M: 10 servings, calories 1409, T: 13 servings, calories 1371, W: 11 servings, calories 1335 <BR> <BR> Goal: Water 10 glasses <BR> Resul... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:27:24 EST March goals week 1 update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278698 One week under my belt and things are going perfectly as planned! Here's how the first week looked with results <BR> <BR> Goal: Nutrition green monster daily, eating clean and 8 freggies day! <BR> Results: Green monster and clean eating daily...check! <BR> Freggies and calorie range....check! F: 14 servings, calories 1493, S: 14 servings, calories 1334, S: 17 servings, calories 1334, M: 14 servings, calories 1413, T: 15 servings, calories 1372, W: 10 servings, calories 1360, Th: 10 servi... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 10:32:43 EST March Meltdown Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267217 With another new month upon us it's time for a fresh set of goals, complete with vision board and interactive calendar! This approach, along with some serious determination, proved to be motivating with 28 successful February "Just DID it" days! <BR> <BR> March is a pretty packed month...between Work, DD1's Banquet and BPA state competition, preparing for vacation on the 27th (ahhh...sun and sand) and other daily "life" commitments! It's going to take a lot of pre-planning to fit everyth... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:18:03 EST Week 5: Truth or Dare! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250239 Challenge Run FRIDAY - TUESDAY! Points should be logged to the tracking thread no later than MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY, your time zone, to count for participation! <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> TRUTH <BR> ~ Track all food (every bite, lick, taste) - 50 points daily <BR> ~ Drink 64 oz water - 50 points daily <BR> ~ Complete a total of 200 minutes planned CARDIO over the 5 days of challenge - 50 points <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> DARE <BR> ~ Eliminate processed foods from at LEAST 2 meals daily - 100 bonus p... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:26:18 EST Week 4: Shoot for the Stars! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240505 Set your sights on Shooting for the stars, aim high and launch your efforts this week to ROCK-IT on the scale! <BR> <BR> SHOOT for the STARS challenge runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY with bonus points at Wednesday WI! Points should be logged to the tracking thread NO later than Midnight WEDNESDAY your time zone! <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> COUNTDOWN your fat grams by staying Low to Mid range daily! Avoid unhealthy trans and saturated and fill up on the good Omega-3 and monounsaturated (MUFA's) (10 ... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 16:42:46 EST Week 3: Yahtzee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230972 Green Freggie (5 pts) ~ F: (5pts) ~S: (5pts) ~ S: (5pts) ~ M: (5pts) ~ T: (5 pts) <BR> Red Freggie (10 pts) ~ F: (10pts) ~ S: (10pts) ~ S: (10pts) ~ M: (10pts) ~ T: (10 pts) <BR> Yel/Org Freggie (15 pts) ~ F: (15pts) ~ S: (15pts) ~ S: (15pts) ~ M: (15pts) ~ T: (15 pts) <BR> White/Tan Freggie (20 pts) ~ F: (20pts) ~ S: (20pts) ~ S: (20pts) ~ M: (20pts) ~ T: (20 pts) <BR> Blue/Purple Freggie (25 pts) ~ F: (25pts) ~ S: (25pts) ~ S: (25pts) ~ M: (25pts) ~ T: (25 pts) <BR> 6-8oz glasses Water (3... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:50:31 EST Week 2: Past, Present, Future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221820 Challenge Runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY <BR> Points should be logged to the tracking thread NO LATER than Midnight WEDNESDAY, your time zone! <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Avoid PAST Mistakes: <BR> Plan Ahead: Earn 50 points daily for tracking AT LEAST 2 meals in advance and stick to them! Nutrition IS 80% of the equation...You CAN'T out exercise poor nutrition! Being prepared takes the guess work out of split second decisions that lead to less than optimal choices! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>198</em... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:01:16 EST ABC's of Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208022 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? <BR> ~~Far beyond! lol I think competitive is my middle name! <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? <BR> ~~Long time! Feel older than the dirt covering Forest trails! A Pixie all the way! <BR> C is for CHILDREN...you have? <BR> ~~2 DD's...DD1 19 and DD2, nearly 16! <BR> D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation? <BR> ~~ Skipping meals! <BR>... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:09:47 EST CICO...Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087540 <em>301</em> Public Tracker: Earn a ONE time weekend bonus of 100 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> <em>4</em> CI (Calories In): <BR> Earn 50 pts for each day you track every bite AND stay within your calorie range.... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 08:02:51 EST October is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081820 I'm taking on October with 2 focuses and they're all about 10's <BR> <BR> 10 glasses of water each day of the month! This is something I use to do faithfully, but have struggled with for a while! I KNOW how important proper hydration is and all the benefits, beyond just weight loss, that is provides! My plan of action is to fill the water jug I have to 80 oz each morning and make sure it's gone before I hit the pillow each night! I know from past experience it will only take a couple day... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:14:45 EST BLC 20 Creative Writing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063883 Blogs are generally easy for me, but I've been procrastinating this one because I can't place my finger on what it is I want! I know what I need, but lately sorting out the "how" has been the difficult part! <BR> <BR> I'm just keeping it simple, breaking it down into categories! <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> Exercise - <BR> September... Continue Step'tember 100-700 daily. In addition, 20 mins cardio (minimum) 3 days, C25K 3 days, ST 3 days! <BR> October...Continue C25K, increase cardio t... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:41:14 EST Jousting Tournament...Week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4947231 <em>285</em> Friday - Lower <BR> 100 Dumbbell Squats 8# <BR> 100 Side Shuffles <BR> 100 Bridges 8# <BR> 200 Step Ups <BR> <BR> <em>285</em> Saturday - Core <BR> 100 Standing Side Crunch <BR> 100 Genie Sit <BR> 100 Dumbbell Crunches <BR> 100 Steps Ups <BR> 100 Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <em>285</em> Sunday - Upper <BR> 100 Tricep Dips <BR> 100 Chest Press <BR> 100 Walk Ups <BR> 100 Punches w/gloves <BR> 100 Step Ups <BR> <BR> <em>285</em> Monday - Lower <BR> 100 Curtsy Step Over <BR> 2... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 06:56:21 EST TRUTH or DARE...Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885426 Will YOU take the Double Dare? <BR> <BR> Challenge Run FRIDAY - TUESDAY! Points should be logged to the tracking thread no later than MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY, your time zone, to count for participation! <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> TRUTH <BR> ~ Track all food - 50 points daily <BR> ~ Drink 64 oz plain water - 50 points daily <BR> ~ Complete a total of 225 minutes planned Cardio over the 5 days of challenge - one time 50 points <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> DARE <BR> ~ Eliminate processed foods from at LE... Thu, 17 May 2012 09:37:19 EST Rock Around the Clock: Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875965 Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY! Points must be logged to the tracking thread no later than Midnight Wednesday to count for participation! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> ROCK Rainbows <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> Earn 5 pts for each color you incorporate into your day! (max 1 color per day/5 points each color, Total points max daily 25!) <BR> Red <BR> Yellow/Orange <BR> White/Brown <BR> Green <BR> Blue/Purple <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> AROUND the CLOCK! <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 10 May 2012 18:38:02 EST CICO: Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866317 CICO "Calories In ~ Calories Out" Challenge runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY <BR> Total CICO points must be logged to the tracking thread no later than Midnight Wednesday your time zone! <BR> <BR> Points for CICO challenge will be awarded as follows: <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Public Tracker: Earn a ONE time weekend bonus of 50 points for having/making your nutrition tracker public! <BR> <em>4</em> CI (Calories In): <BR> 30 pts for each day you track every bite AND stay within your calorie range...... Fri, 4 May 2012 12:31:53 EST "Just DO It"...the S.M.A.R.T. way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860361 ~ Let go of feeling guilty and do what can be accomplished between sunrise and sunset! <BR> ~ Follow a daily schedule to maximize use of time! <BR> ~ Plan meals the night before so there are no split second decisons or skipping meals! <BR> ~ Schedule fitness into the first part of the day and don't set "me" aside for other thing that seem more pressing at the time! <BR> ~ Have a plan B for exercise in case things don't go as planned! <BR> ~ Use the water visual daily until it become habit aga... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:44:30 EST Forest ABC's of ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4844560 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? <BR> ~~Far beyond! lol I think competitive is my middle name! <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? <BR> ~~Long time! Feel older than the dirt covering Forest trails! A Pixie all the way! <BR> C is for CHILDREN...you have? <BR> ~~2 DD's...DD1, 18 graduating in June and DD2, 15! <BR> D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation? <BR> ~~ Skipp... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:02:58 EST Hot and Bothered...Week 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800445 Challenge runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY...points should be logged to the tracking thread no later than Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Start at the bottom and rise your way to BLAZIN' Hot! <em>259</em> Points are progressive...for ease of addition " +" points have already been calculated for each level! <BR> <BR> BLAZIN' ~~~~~ 60 mins Cardio = 60 pts + 240 pts <BR> SCALDING ~~ 4 sets 15 reps = 40 pts + 200 pts <BR> SCORCHING ~50 mins Cardio = 50 pts + 150 pts <BR> SEARING ~~~~ 3 sets 15 reps = 30 pts + ... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:33:58 EST Fiction or Nonfiction...Week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4789333 <em>149</em> Grab a book off the library shelf, check it out for 5 days this weekend and "read" your way through the chapters! <BR> <BR> Challenge runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY! Total points should be logged to the tracking thread no later than Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Complete 30 Minutes cardio daily (10 points) <BR> AND <BR> Add 2 options of your choice each day from the list below! Each option may ONLY be completed TWICE during the course of the challenge and must be done on different days! <B... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:12:58 EST Pixie Riches...Week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4775667 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVQNJ_cPzcc </link> <BR> Challenge runs THURSDAY - TUESDAY! Points should be logged to the tracking thread no later than Midnight Wednesday! <BR> <BR> <em>289</em> CI ~ Feed the Slots: <BR> Earn $30 for each day you track every bite AND stay within your calorie range...not above, not below! <BR> <BR> <em>188</em> CO - Pixie Payout: All Planned, intentional CARDIO minutes count! <BR> Payline 1: Earn $2 for burning between 100-249 calories <BR> OR <BR> ... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 13:03:02 EST I Caved... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4767137 ...to the LIST! I know, I know....in the "Piece March" blog I said I wasn't gonna "make a long list" of goals, because I know what to do, and I do, but...here I am! <em>213</em> I guess it's not really a list, more a "plan of attack" that's reward based! <BR> <BR> You see, this is a big month for me! In less than 30 days I'll be sinking my toes in the sand of the oceans shore! That means soaking up sunshine in *gasp* a bathing suit, not to mention the Summer clothes of last year are a... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:14:55 EST 100 Acre Wood Challenge...Week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765872 <em>241</em> Tigger has gone Woo Hoo Hoo WILD! <em>241</em> <em>434</em> <em>241</em> <em>434</em> <em>241</em> <BR> He's expressing his zest for life, bouncing and pouncing all over the 100 Acre Wood! <em>465</em> It's a technique he often uses to share his eagerness and happiness or even fondness amongst his dear forest friends! <BR> <BR> Challenge runs FRIDAY - MONDAY! Points should be logged to the tracking thread no later than Midnight TUESDAY! <BR> <BR> STOP 1: PIGLET'... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 18:27:47 EST Piece March....Goals with pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4764406 After my blog yesterday, I started searching for the perfect "mindset" image to go along with my new March goals! I had a vision of what I wanted and thought I'd found the perfect one in a"Fixed or Growth Mindset" picture, but I continued to search JUST in case I found something better! LOL! The search led me to this awesome detailed diagram explaining the fixed or Growth Mindset and 5 Key mindset points: Challenges, Obstacles, Effort, Criticism and Success of Others! Here's what the basi... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:43:00 EST Snapping before I Fray! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4761962 For the entire month of February everything related to this journey has felt DAUNTING! I wouldn't say *I* am in a "funk", but there's more than one thing contributing to my lack of "enthusiasm"! Most of which are all out of MY control, but frustrating and mind boggling and often makes me wonder "Why?" at times!!! <BR> <BR> Several times over the month I've sat behind this keyboard and started a blog about how *I* feel and what *I* need to do about it, only to delete it before hitting post!... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:04:47 EST Go for the Olympic Gold...Week 7! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4752882 Here, in the BLC, we unite across the continents with the common purpose to get HEALTHY! In this challenge, we will be assigning health related items to each RING. Earn enough RINGS, you'll earn a MEDAL for your TEAM! <BR> <em>279</em> <em>652</em> <em>279</em> <em>636</em> <em>279</em> <em>749</em> <em>279</em> <BR> Challenge runs FRIDAY - MONDAY <BR> Points and Medal earned must be logged no later than Midnight TUEDSAY! <BR> <BR> BLUE RING - Water: Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> YEL... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:24:26 EST Off to the BALL!...Week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740374 <em>103</em> It's MARDI GRAS Time!! <em>103</em> <BR> <BR> Challenge runs FRIDAY - MONDAY <BR> <BR> B - Cardio 5 points for each 15 minutes (max 10 daily) <BR> (To qualify for top prize, exercise at least 30 minutes a day) <BR> <BR> A - Eliminate one bad habit that will help YOU avoid FAT Tuesday! (10 points daily) <BR> <BR> L - 8 8-oz glasses of water each day! (10 points daily) <BR> <BR> L - 5 servings of fruits and veggies (10 points daily) <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Each day you... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:22:45 EST Cupid's Hearty Hotties...Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4731536 <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <BR> Dawn, Tammy, Debbie, Erin, Nicole, Jessica, TaTa, Beach Lisa, Rhonda, Joelle, Shamika, Judy, Cay, Jacquie <BR> <em>292</em> <em>292</em> <em>292</em> <em>292</em> <em>292</em> <em>292</em> <em>292</em> <em>292</em> <BR> Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY! <BR> Points must be logged to the tracking thread by Midnight Wednesday, your time zone! <BR> <BR> *White Rin... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 22:59:37 EST Branch BINGO! Blitz...Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4719506 <em>242</em> Congratulations, you've been selected as a contestant on Branch BINGO! Blitz....The BLC Networks hottest new game show to hit Primetime! The rules of the game are simple...complete as many Bingo tasks daily as possible by blasting your way through squares to complete a Blitz coverall! <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> Each Square you complete is worth 5 points...even the free square! <BR> (Max 25 squares/125 points daily) **NOTE that the 20 minutes walking space and 20 minutes cardio... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 22:47:45 EST Totally Tubular CICO...Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4705144 CICO "Calories In ~ Calories Out" Challenge runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY <BR> Total CICO points must be logged to the tracking thread no later than Midnight Wednesday your time zone! <BR> <BR> Points for CICO challenge will be awarded as follows: <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Public Tracker: Earn a ONE time weekend bonus of 50 points for having/making your nutrition tracker public! <BR> <em>289</em> CI (Calories In): <BR> 30 pts for each day you track every bite AND stay within your calorie range.... 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