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Day 1 of 100 Days of Weight Loss
I'm on a SparkTeam that is doing a book study of 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle. Today is Day 1. We are supposed to write out any negative behaviors that have hurt our weight loss success in the past, then say that those were in the ... Read more
I've been thinking about habits recently. Several times in the past few days I've heard that it takes 21 days to make a habit. This has made me think about habits both good and bad. I have bad habits I'd like to break, and good habits I'd lik... Read more
My "current" status was set 430 days ago!
My goodness, I knew I hadn't been on SparkPeople in a while, but I didn't know it had been 430 days! I would like to get back to healthier living, and SP is a big part of that. It is always good motivation for me. My goals for this week are s... Read more
SMART Goals for BLC24
Our assignment for BLC24 is to come up with some SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. I want to keep working on some of the things I started working on at the beginning of January. My three SM... Read more
The Writing Diet Chapter 14: Tabloid Thin
This chapter of The Writing Diet asks us to look at and think about "ideal" body images. As an assignment, it suggests cutting out magazine pictures of bodies that you like, bodies that "speak to you of feminine beauty". Since I'm doing this o... Read more
Excited for 2014!
I am feeling excited about 2014! I've been working on goals and resolutions, and it has made me really optimistic about the new year.
Here are my plans for the first two weeks of January:
1) Exercise at least 10 minutes every day.
2)... Read more
Sharing an article from a Sparkfriend
My sparkfriend 123BITES4ME shared this article, and I wanted to pass it along, too!
Great idea: Tell others about your gratitudes
On Thursday here in America, we are celebrating one of our
national holidays, Thanksgiving Day. For... Read more
The Writing Diet Chapter 9: The Snack Attack
This chapter asks us to examine snack attacks and describe a typical one. I don't know that I have a "typical" snack attack. When I do snack, it is on the evenings and weekends, because I'm not allowed to snack at work. I snack for many diffe... Read more
The Writing Diet Chapter 6: HALT
This chapter of the book talks about the acronym HALT. HALT stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. These are things to watch out for. We tend to overeat when we get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired. I've actually heard this before, but ... Read more
The Writing Diet Chapter 4: The Four Questions
In Chapter 4 of The Writing Diet the author presents four questions to use when facing a "snack attack". These are the four questions:
1) Am I hungry?
2) Is this what I feel like eating?
3) Is this what I feel like eating now?
4) Is the... Read more
My new book - The Writing Diet
A few days ago I got a book called The Writing Diet. The author is Julia Cameron. I am really enjoying the book. It teaches you how to use writing to explore your emotions, and help you to stop emotional eating. I've only read the first thre... Read more
One of my goals for this week was to make some kind of chart or calendar to record my exercise and nutrition on. I was searching the internet looking for ideas and found this calendar:
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Goals for this week
These are my goals for this week:
1) Exercise at least 3 times. I'm still getting over being sick, so whether I exercise more depends on how I feel.
2) Drink at least 4 glasses of water each day. (I'm slowly working up to 8 glasses a da... Read more
I just went back and read all my blogs starting from the time I joined SP. I enjoyed reading them. I used to blog on a pretty regular basis, but I haven't done it regularly for a long time now. I would like to start doing it again. I think i... Read more
5 years from now
For our BLC22 challenge we are supposed to imagine what our life will be like five years from now. In five years I will be at my goal weight/size, and I will not be embarrassed about how my body looks. I will be fit and healthy, because of bot... Read more