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  • Owning the Oopsies

    10/7/2015 3:06:45 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Today I chose an oopsie. I went to lunch with the intention of getting a gigantic burrito with rice and beans and chicken and guac and sour cream. Yep, I ordered it, I ate it all and then I bought a peanut butter cookie to top it all off. It was good. I do kinda wish I hadn't done it or that... Read more

  • Def Leppard Concert

    10/5/2015 12:23:39 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I'll have to admit that the Def Leppard concert was one of the funnest things I've done in a long time. There is some amount of nostalgia involved when as an adult you finally get to see a band in concert that was a middle school/high school favorite. Lots of memories and a little sadness fo... Read more

  • Work Week Recap

    10/2/2015 11:55:10 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Its only Friday morning but I wanted to establish my work week recap and evaluate what has worked this week and what I hope to improve on next week. 1) Water - Goal: 80 oz / day. I've met this goal M-TR this week and am off to a great start today. 248 I believe that the water has f... Read more

  • Making A Difference

    10/1/2015 11:22:43 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Its amazing what small changes can make a big difference. The past month or so I've been stuck at 167. something each weigh in with an occasional fluxuation to 168. something. But I had been terrible with drinking water and totally unaccountable with my food tracking and choices. With my new plan... Read more

  • Being Specific

    9/30/2015 12:31:39 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Today on Spark was a feature article about goal setting. One of the "Do's" is to be specific. So far this week my water goal is going really well. Coincidentally it is also the most specific goal in my plan. I need to work on the specifics of my fitness and minutes plan. For example: Run 1 mile... Read more

  • Awareness

    9/29/2015 12:47:03 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Yesterday was all about awareness. When I established my new plan I really wanted to make it different than the other times I've set goals in the past few months. This time I set an 80 oz water goal AND my plan to reach that goal. Knowing that I had a goal to meet a certain # of ounces by a certa... Read more

  • The Plan

    9/28/2015 1:38:27 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    9/28 -10/28 Plan 1) Drink 10 cups of water/day = 80 ozs *Drink 20 oz on the way to work *Drink 40 oz by Noon *Drink 60 oz by 3:00 *Drink 80 oz by 8:00 p.m. 2) 8,000-10,000 steps/day * Walk around the Building 1x/hour * Walk for 15-30 minutes at lunch or after dinner * Run at... Read more

  • Why Old Habits Die Hard

    9/25/2015 11:54:33 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I often wonder why its so hard to get myself out of "bad" habits. What you know and do is comfortable and food and exercise is no exception. This summer I was able to rejuvenate some good habits but I didn't really get going until school was out. And as soon as school started back up I could hear... Read more

  • Day 5: 9-22-15

    9/22/2015 12:03:03 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I made a good choice yesterday. Earlier in the day I caved to 2 minature chocolate bars in our main office. They were ok but not worth the extra calories. I should of held out for a dark chocolate truffle which I had bought and left at home for an occasional treat. So last night I was thinking a... Read more

  • Day 4: 9-21-14

    9/21/2015 12:38:38 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I had an oustandingly busy weekend. My goal this weekend was to enjoy and embrace our busy family life. I drove my oldest to camp after school on Friday with a friend and her daughter who was also going to camp. We chatted and laughed and left the girls happily doing the zipline. It was a ... Read more

  • Day 1: 9-18-15

    9/18/2015 12:18:27 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Day 1: Do something nice and motivating for somone else on Spark People.... Read more

  • A Word of Explanation

    9/17/2015 1:27:14 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    My blog yesterday about leaving Spark until I can get my act together was possibly unfair to my Spark Friends. I've given it some thought and maybe a bit more explanation is in order. I care about how all my close SP are doing. I like checking your status to see that you got up and walked or you ... Read more

  • Doing Something Different

    9/16/2015 1:20:38 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I need to do something different. I'm not 100% certain what it will be. I knew coming into fall that doing what I did in the summer would not work. Mostly what I was doing was walking on my lunch break which I regularly do not have in the fall because I use it to run kids instead. I'm so hectic ... Read more

  • Monday, September 14, 2015

    9/14/2015 6:56:47 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Today's weight: 168.1 Yesterday was the last day of my 14 week challenge. I lost 7.4 lbs during the challenge. Its great that the scale went down but I did hope for a little more loss in that amount of time. I had a really busy weekend. I didn't get any formal fitness and I was de... Read more

  • Knowing What to Do and Doing What You Know

    9/10/2015 11:22:30 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I was driving in to work this morning thinking about leading a healthy life and what it takes to do that and be consistent with it, meaning eating healthy 80% of the time, drinking water, exercising somehow for 30 minutes 5/7 days a week. I think it comes down to first knowing what to do. Having t... Read more

  • No Time to Exercise and Stress Eating 101

    9/9/2015 1:00:43 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Labor Day weekend was a busy one although not full of exercise per se. I did a lot of house cleaning but didn't do well remembering to put my tracker on to count them. I spent all day Monday in the car and went to visit my grandma which involves, knitting and talking and eating sweet, lol. Wouldn... Read more

  • Starting over...again...

    9/7/2015 9:51:37 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    Starting over again. Again. I have 100 pounds to lose. I don't think I can do it. My head isn't in a very good place right now and I am not feeling at all confident. I will try. I will go through the motions. But I just really doubt whether or not I can do this. But I'll try.... Read more