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Silicon Valley Turkey Trot - DONE

Thursday, November 24, 2011      4 comments

Good gracious, that was not quite what I was expecting. Big turnout, sure, but I don't think I wrapped my head around the reality. Capacity for registrants was 21,000. They closed registration 19 hours before race time (noonish Wednesday,... Read more

Reviewing Stage 2 - Step 1

Wednesday, November 23, 2011      1 comments

Breakdown of the steps of Stage 2 - Healthy Diet Habits. (Apologies for the blog spam tonight. Well, just these two tonight. I'll probably spend some time on the remaining 5 tomorrow. Then it's time to work on my goals/motivation images.) ... Read more

Reviewing Stage 2 Overview

Wednesday, November 23, 2011      0 comments

Stage 2 - Healthy Diet Habits Overview So, reviewing this Stage I find that I have things I do already (feel like I've always done?), things that I do not want or plan to do, and things that just do not fit my current lifestyle. So it's a ... Read more

Stop eating so much!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011      2 comments

No, no, I actually didn't overeat. Rather, I was talking to my best friend at some point after lunch and he'd asked what I had. A couple of comments later, I listed out my typical workday meals/snacks. The list SOUNDS like so much food, h... Read more

Yum yum bell pepper

Tuesday, November 22, 2011      2 comments

I love my spinach. I love my broccoli. I love carrots. I love corn. I love celery. I love tomatoes (yeah, yeah, they're a fruit). I love spaghetti and acorn squashes. I love cucumbers. I do have a few veggies I dislike (our outright ... Read more

Silly number game

Monday, November 21, 2011      1 comments

(( I tried three times to write my blog on Stage 2 of the Spark Diet, and accidentally closed the blog page each time partway through. Putting that off to another time and writing it outside of the blog page. )) So, there's a silly little ... Read more

Out and about all day today

Saturday, November 19, 2011      0 comments

Started off my day heading to a local sports store from which I could pick up my race shirt for Turkey Trot this coming week. O_O Wow, was it packed. They had employees out around the whole area directing traffic, signs, and even a snack area... Read more

Reviewing my Fast Break - Stage 1 - Step 6

Friday, November 18, 2011      0 comments

Finishing up my review of Fast Break Stage 1. Step 6 - Which Diet Strategies Will Work For You? I ~HATE~ quizzes. I've done every one on SparkPeople for the sole purpose of getting the SparkPoints and paid very little attention to ... Read more

Reviewing my Fast Break - Stage 1 - Step 5

Thursday, November 17, 2011      0 comments

Continuing with my review of the Stages and Steps already passed. Step 5 - Keeping Goals Top of Mind I've been trying to keep my main SparkPage current with respect to the goals for the month and the status, as well as the longer-te... Read more

Reviewing my Fast Break - Stage 1 - Step 4

Thursday, November 17, 2011      0 comments

Continuing with my review of the Stages and Steps already passed. Step 4 - Site Tricks and Tips Rather scary, but I don't remember doing more than the briefest skim of this. By the time I figured out how and where to find the Fast ... Read more

Reviewing my Fast Break - Stage 1 - Step 3

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      2 comments

Continuing with my review of the Stages and Steps already passed. Step 3 - Setting up Shop Prevent Temptations * This was convenient based on when and how I started. The company I work for moved mid-August and I moved about a... Read more

Reviewing my Fast Break - Stage 1 - Step 2

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      1 comments

Continuing with my review of the Stages and Steps already passed, to ensure I'm not glossing over them too quickly and to give myself a written reminder of how I understand and apply the concepts. Step 2 - Finding the Time Smart Sub... Read more

Reviewing my Fast Break - Stage 1 - Step 1

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      2 comments

As mentioned in my prior blog, at the point I was in Stage 1, I didn't even actually know about it. It's funny because the things I listed in my program fit with it to some degree, but I didn't even see the link and read the steps until I was m... Read more

SparkDiet - You are in Stage 3

Sunday, November 13, 2011      2 comments

Starting with a confession. I've been paying minimal attention personally to the SparkDiet stages other than going "oh, yeah, already know/done that sort of thing". Things like menu planning were already part of the program I had in mind for m... Read more

I'm a bundler

Sunday, November 13, 2011      1 comments

I had originally noticed this in the online game I play, World of Warcraft. When possible, I try to combine several tasks. Today I was delighted to measure and discover that walking to one of the stores I buy groceries at is 2.02 miles. R... Read more


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