Downfalls and Strategies to Defeat Them!
List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past.
1) Lose motivation
2) Don't track
3) Evening eating
Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 w... Read more
Spring Challenge Diet Commitment
Do you know what diet you will follow? keeping within my calorie range of 1200 to 1500/day
Found some recipes? I've got LOTS! Healthy ones too!
Grocery list? Not a problem
Do you have the food on hand to get start... Read more
Spring Challenge Exercise Commitment
Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?
What is your exercise plan?... Read more
On Tuesday, I had my eyes dilated. For those of you who have never had this done,
1. It doesn't hurt!
2. It opens your pupils and lets in LOTS of light.
3. It makes things a little blurry.
4. On me, it lasts for 5-6 hours!!!!!
I w... Read more
I don't know how many of you know about Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, but he was a wonderful Hawaiian singer. I was listening to his "Alone in IZ World" album this afternoon, and I realized I was singing along with him.
The only reason it surpr... Read more
End of Week 1 - Spring Challenge
You don't have to read this, since it's just a log of how I did this week, and it's rather dry and boring.
I received my Spark Activity Tracker almost a month ago, and I've found it is quite the motivator! Before my SAT came I was walking ... Read more
Great Spark Radio session!
Just listened to Spark Radio (to get a few more points) and heard Bettina Bush talking to Susie Moore about her article "9 Little Known Habits of Confident People"posted in The Huffington Post on 3/5/2014. It was so good, that I took notes, and... Read more
Why I've Blown it in the Past! (and won't this time) So There!
Why do I blow it continuously? Lose a little, Gain a little, Lose a lot, Gain a lot! Aargh! Well, guess what………..I do keep trying, and I'm going to make this challenge a success! And guess what again!!!……I'm going to use that success to cont... Read more
Triggers, and I don't mean the horse!
If you never watched Roy Rogers and his horse, Trigger, then you won't get the title. But that's neither here nor there! ... Read more
Motivation - Why am I Doing This?
I want to be a healthy person! Therefore, I need to understand why I'm on this journey to lose weight:
First, I want to make exercise a "want to do" part of my life, instead of a "have to do"!
Next, I want to make sure I'm eating he... Read more
Back to that Menu Thing!
(Reference back to yesterday's blog on Eating Right on the Spring Challenge)
Ok, I started my menu, but decided to reduce the time period to 3 days. Did that and then continued to make a list of foods I can use that are on the shelves or i... Read more
Eating Right on the Spring Challenge!
I'm going to make a weekly menu. This helps me in a number of ways,
1. I use what I have on hand
2. Planning helps keep me on track
3. I don't end up throwing spoiled food away because I either forgot it or didn't have time to use it
4. ... Read more
The Spring Challenge has started the countdown activities, and I'm playing catchup. So here's my #1 Activity:
My goal is to lose my 5% by doing the good stuff!
1. Tracking my nutrition, fitness, weight, and anything else that will help m... Read more
Happy Heart Day!
Valentine's Day is a day to make you smile. You give and receive expressions of love and happiness, children love this day to share silly cards and yummy candy, and you get to smile at goofy things.
I wish all my friends and everyone on Sp... Read more
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Driving the canyon
Off (really early) to sub again.
I leave at 6:30 every morning. It's an hour drive into the mountains, and down a very windy road through a canyon with cattle all having parties in the road. Our drought has really caused problems for the... Read more