SKINNYBELLINK's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SKINNYBELLINK SKINNYBELLINK'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/ Maxie Joins Our Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=987942 On Saturday, Feb. 2, we welcomed a new member of our family- little Max! He is a beautiful silver brindle color, a bundle of energy- and has the best personality! He will make the perfect walking companion for me as I work toward my "10,000 steps a day every day" goal. Our eight chihuahuas are taking their time in welcoming him into their pack, but I think his personality will win them over. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 15:38:07 EST Milestone: Perfect Seven Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=972787 I've just completed my first PERFECT seven days on my new program. Eating all the right foods, not making harmful food choices, drinking 8 glasses of water a day and getting some kind of meaningful exercise resulted in a Week 1 weight loss of 4.2 pounds! <BR> <BR> So- I got my first reward. I bought a new Omron Pedometer (love those!) and this one has a USB connection and software to track my progress. Oh, I love charts and graphs! :-) Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:12:18 EST A New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=969131 The sun is shining, and it's a brand new day. I've been following my new Jenny Craig program to the T for a bit over a week now, and the number on the scale dropped. Yay! My walking program is off the ground, with a goal of at least three 20-minute walks during this next week. I set up all of my SparkPeople information, journals, trackers, etc. So I'm off to a great start! <BR> <BR> Yes, I have some issues to address. The first is motivation. I am excited about getting off my butt and doing ... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 11:19:29 EST