SLFGOLF's SparkPeople Blog SLFGOLF's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Challenge Blog Entry - Day 7 I'm amazed that I actually blogged every day this week. I made the decision at the beginning of this challenge to try to do every challenge of the "Living the Good Life". By the end of the challenge I really want to be at my goal weight and developing these new habits should help me get their. Also developing these habits will help me maintain the life I want to live in my future. I don't want to go back to the way I was. It wasn't good, and it definately wasn't healthy. <BR> <BR> Thank... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 11:13:07 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 6 Blogging or writing has never been easy for me. I'm not one to let others know what I'm feeling or what is even going on in my life. I usually hold things in and try to deal with it on my own. This past week I have learned that there are truly many good people out there who really want to help or give a shoulder to lean on. This team is always there to help me on my journey to leading a healthier life. <BR> <BR> My chemotherapy has drained me of a lot of my energy, and sometimes wants me... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:57:06 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 5 Thinking about what I need to improve on, I got thinking about how I am close to goal. I worry sometimes that once I reach goal, I will fall off the wagon and go back to my old habits. I keep telling myself that this is a lifestyle change and not a diet, but once I'm at goal will I still think that way? I need to commit myself to continue logging in my food and keeping active with sparkpeople. I also need to continue with my water intake. Now is the time I need to start planning since I'... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 13:42:30 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 4 Today has probably been the hardest day to blog only because it was hard finding a few minutes for myself so far today. We started state testing at school. I assist with the special needs students, which takes up most of my time. After school I will have to drive about 20 miles to go pick up my daughter from college because we didn't want her driving in the snowstorm today. She is a commuter and my husband dropped her off this morning. <BR> <BR> My goals I set for myself first thing this... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:51:10 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 3 Today I have decided to set my goals and start checking off what I have done so far. Tonight I reflect what I have done. <BR> <BR> One goal is to eat a healthy breakfast. In the past, I have skipped breakfast thinking I could save calories. This has always backfired on me. I can already check this off as I had oatmeal with apples this morning. <BR> <BR> Another goal is to get my 8 glasses of water in. So far this morning I have had 3 glasses. I hope to have 4 glasses in by the time I'... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:14:03 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 2 As I stated yesterday, I'm not much for blogging. I've never enjoyed writing, and journaling is just not my thing. But I did realize something. I am a list maker. I like keeping organized and checking off something when I've accomplished it. So I've decided to make my blogs more of a way to keep a list of what goals I want to achieve and how I am doing each day. One of our dawgies that I comment on many times each day does that, and I've been inspired by her. This might be a great way ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:02:04 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 1 I'm new to blogging, so not sure how it will go. I thought my new habit should be blogging. It will help get my goals into focus if I learn to express them. Sometimes I seem to go in circles because I never really know where I want to head. With blogging I can start setting a couple of goals for myself and keep track on how I am doing. <BR> <BR> So this week I will see what I need to do to get myself blogging, then I can start setting a couple of goals to get myself going. This should h... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 16:59:49 EST 11 Days Before Christmas I saw this on another site when we were discussing the school shooting and I wanted to share it: <BR> <BR> God rest the children’s souls and their parent’s hearts…. <BR> Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 AM <BR> When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate. <BR> Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. <BR> They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. <BR> They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say. <BR> They remembered ... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:17:45 EST