SparkPeople White Plains/Westchester Sparkers Team Messageboard A local team, centered in White Plains where members can come and share fitness/exercise/nutrition ideas, support each other and maybe even meet live for workouts. SparkPeople White Plains/Westchester Sparkers Team Messageboard #SummerS treaking Summer is right around the corner which means it's time to finish toning up for the good weather clothes you want to wear. Everyday do something good for your health in what you eat and your exercise. Challenge yourself every day to make a small change in your routine and make the better choice. <BR> <BR> They say it takes 21 to start a new habit, what better time to start than in the weeks leading up to Summer vacation! Mon, 30 May 2016 12:57:42 EST #MayMiles I know it's been a raining mess. Can you do a mile every day in May? I know I have to catch up now with this weather and my lack of motivation, but I believe I can do it. <BR> <BR> Let's add 31 more work out miles to our totals. <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> <em>362</em> Fri, 6 May 2016 10:04:33 EST Seven Weeks I have a challenge for me and the team! I have seven weeks until my Spring Break trip and I need to keep losing weight. Over the course of 7 weeks I hope to drop 2 pounds per week and get rid of another 14 pounds before vacation. Will you join me?! Sun, 6 Mar 2016 07:26:39 EST Novemburn Challenge! This is the one I didn't get last year but I will now! Burn 10,000 calories this month! That's 2 Thanksgiving Days Tue, 3 Nov 2015 07:03:01 EST October Trick or Track Challenge Track 100,000 steps for October. SPAT owners will get a virtual trophy. Already at 56%, don't want to fall behind. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:30:18 EST September Fitness Minutes This month we're challenged to log at least 500 fitness minutes on our spark. I'm already at 32% since I went back to work to get things ready for the year. Not a bad way to start the month. I have a hiking trip planned for the weekend of the 12th so I'll be way over the goal for the month! Wed, 2 Sep 2015 14:50:40 EST 10 Pounds for Autumn We have a good 4 weeks until the start of Autumn and I'd like to focus on dropping 10 pounds by then. If I get a hold of my eating and focus on my 5K training, I believe this is a goal I can easily reach. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:43:45 EST August Summer Send off Challenge If you have a spark activity tracker this month's challenge is to log 50 miles on your spark. Now that's a pretty easy challenge to tackle! <BR> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 17:32:28 EST WOW!! Just calculated my walks Just calculated my walks using SparkPeople's map. Can't believe I'm doing 1.5 mile walks - yes 1 1/2 miles daily! And ironically, I didn't realize it. Briefly, I'm walking in the rich part to look at all the million dollar homes. Also walked towards New Rochelle & a 2 1/2 mile round trip to Flint Park. I must keep this up - no stopping me now. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:26:53 EST Been thru enough & need this team's help Logged in & noticed my last post was Nov. 2013 - after that our life went downhill. Now it's back up again. Briefly, my husband & I have been thru too much since April 2013. First, I got laid off, then chose to get my real estate license & start a career in real estate. Next, my husband retired a bit earlier than planned (June 2014). In July 2014, I had to quit the real estate gig & we spent the next 5 months caring for his father. Unfortunately, he died in Dec. 2014. After that, we sp... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:36:57 EST Jump into June #5milechallenge Break out your walking shoes and get outside in the gorgeous weather as we head toward Summer. Starting June 1st start walking. Check out this link for details on the challenge. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=kick_off_summer_with_a_fun_fitness_<BR>challenge </link> Wed, 27 May 2015 20:18:48 EST 10 Minutes Daily Can you sneak in 10 minutes of fitness daily? It doesn't matter what you do, as long as we do something. I have a quick walk I can sneak in every day whenever I need to get in my 10. I'm on day 4 now of my streak. Sat, 23 May 2015 18:22:24 EST May Miles Challenge Time to get that 5th trophy of the year with the May Miles Challenge! Track 40 miles on your SPAT for your virtual trophy! It's going to be a gorgeous month so get outdoors as much as you can! Sat, 2 May 2015 18:03:26 EST The Spring in Your Step Challenge (April) The Spring in Your Step Challenge <BR> Make some moves in April! This month's challenge is to track at least 70,000 steps with your Spark. Everyone who reaches 70k steps will receive a virtual trophy! Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:07:23 EST Move Into March Challenge For team members using a SPAT the March challenge is to burn 7000 calories using your SPAT this month. In the NY area, starting this Saturday it seems we have 5 days in a row predicted to be in the 40's. That is a game changer right there for me. Only 18 days until Spring. The warm up has to be happening soon. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>87</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:53:49 EST #Frosty50K February Challenge A week from today and we're already into February. This challenge is a great way to keep up with your goals. Log 50K this month. If you have a spark activity tracker you'll automatically be entered to win your trophy. Did you get your January trophy yet? Only 6 more days to earn it and step into the new year! <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> <em>315</em> <em>362</em> <em>295</em> <em>414</em> <em>425</em> <em>129</em> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:52:36 EST Gear Up for Spring 2015 I want to really focus on the positive this Winter. I'm already noticing the daylight increasing slightly as we are now 3 weeks from the Solstice. Yes, 3 weeks closer to Spring and that nicer weather is going to creep up on us faster than we expect it. So be sure to stick with your healthy, clean eating and work out plans. I always recommend yoga in addition to any cardio and strength training routine. Your workout experience should be varied and balanced like your nutrition. Don't forg... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:19:00 EST #StepIntoT TheNewYear Go for 2015 steps per day! That's not much I know, just over a mile on average but it's a great goal to start the new year with. <BR> <BR> If you have a SPAT, you will automatically earn your trophy when you complete the challenge. <BR> <BR> This is the first challenge of 2015. I plan to make ALL 12 this year. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 08:58:23 EST #WinterWellness 2014 I am going to sign up for this so I begin on Sunday, the first day of Winter. I want to figure out a way to get and stay healthier this Winter and not have a terrible crash. <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>500</em> <em>447</em> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:13:39 EST #RunLikeRudolph Even you don't have a SPAT, join this challenge for the month of December. SPAT owners automatically get a trophy! <BR> <BR> Log 50 workout miles this month with your SPAT, or manually for the team challenge. Post your updates here during the month. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I logged just over 3 miles to start the month. If my quads say it's okay, I plan to get in another walk today. <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:36:09 EST #fit2feast Lost six days of data from my SPAT but I'd like to burn 10,000 calories this month for the November #fit2feast challenge. <BR> <BR> I know only workout minutes count so that's going to be the biggest challenge. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:43:28 EST #100Mile s100Days Okay this is an insane challenge but I'm going to see how far I can get with it. Considering a mile takes barely 20 minutes to walk, I can find the time every day to walk or run one mile. Today is day 2 and it's an ugly grey day but I got it done. It's the kind of grey day that makes me worry about Winter. How do you find beauty in something so drab? <BR> <BR> Time to change my attitude about how I look at the grey sky of the colder weather. It's time to harvest now for the long Winte... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:24:01 EST Fall 2014 Here we go! I am loving the idea of wearing my Nike ultra warm base layers for a chilly morning run. Six weeks to go until my 5K and I want to make sure I can do it in 30 minutes or less. I know I'm up for the challenge and training with 20 fewer pounds on my bones is a plus as well. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:17:42 EST August Challenge So what do you want to do for yourself this August? <BR> <BR> Me I am weighing in at 168 today and I plan to weigh 160 on August 31st. I am on my way and nothing is going to stop me this time. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:39:57 EST Really 165 By August 1st I'm behind on my actual weight loss and have been in a holding pattern. Serious challenge. I want to get to 165 or darn near close to it by August 1st. That's my personal challenge to myself. I'll be back in my apartment with only myself to make food and exercise choices, let's see how I do. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:12:08 EST Summer 2014 A few things to work on this Summer Vacation. <BR> <BR> 1. Track my food and stay within my calorie range. <BR> 2. Increase daily intake of watery veggies to stay full (cucumber/watermelon). <BR> 3. Increase my daily intake of veggies, whatever I can safely eat. <BR> 4. Stay faithful to my 5K program and then continue to work out. <BR> 5. Get to my Yoga classes. <BR> 6. Shop the Farmers Markets. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:11:33 EST Get on Your Mat for Mental Health <link> </link> <BR> <BR> June 18 at 6:30pm (class starts). Mega yoga event on Court St in White Plains. I have participated in this for the past 2 years. It's a lot of fun! My husband, a friend and I will attend this year as well. <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:40:37 EST Seven Weeks To Summer Seven weeks until Summer Solstice. Let's lose 14 pounds by then. Starting at 169, I hope to be 155 by June 21st. Perfect Saturday weigh in. Join the challenge and post your weigh ins and progress. <BR> <BR> Together we can do this! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>521</em> <em>249</em> <em>332</em> <em>362</em> <em>295</em> <em>414</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:23:48 EST Spring Goals Stay afloat. This can be the toughest time of the year trying to get to June and a lot of personal time and work out time can be lost to the demands of work. <BR> <BR> My goal is to just keep losing weight and eating better and trying to make the most out of every day and make it to Summer vacation. I want to try to keep more time to myself. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 07:02:03 EST #WinterWellness 30 Day Challenge Between today and March 20th, the first day of Spring I plan to reboot my Winter Wellness challenge. <BR> Here is the sign up page. I need support and motivation and using these next 30 days just might help me. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>wellness.asp?md=signup </link> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:30:56 EST Goals for Winter Break I want to: <BR> <BR> Really clean my apartment and get into the big hallway closet. <BR> Get to the gym at least 3 days this week. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:41:20 EST Be good to yourself How is everyone dealing with the winter? It's easy to feel down. Do some things that will make you feel good. I watched a funny movie last night. Today, heading to the gym. Then going to get a mani / pedi. It's been a long time since I had one and it will make feel better. Love and respect yourself today and every day. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 08:59:00 EST Weekly Goals Jan 12-Jan18 Lost a pound last week, need to lose more if I'm going to make 175 by the end of the month. Five pounds a month is a good steady goal. <BR> <BR> Action Steps: <BR> 1. Step away from bad habits and focus that into something positive. <BR> 2. Plan meals for the week to tailor a shopping list, check sales for savings. <BR> 3. Continue my tea instead of snack habit. <BR> 4. Do not eat cheese this week-identified as no good for system food. <BR> 5. Exercise please, this is what is going to m... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:10:32 EST New year Fit and fun in 14 <BR> <BR> I went to body conditioning class today at the Y today. Aiming for 4,workouts a week instead of three. <BR> <BR> I am focusing on scheduling fun in 14. Tomorrow, breakfast with my cousin. Today, afternoon tea in Tarrytown with Mom. What is everyone else doing? Sat, 4 Jan 2014 21:52:45 EST Weekly Goals Dec 29- Jan 4 Begin to develop a new habit. Have a cup of tea in the evening when I feel like eating. I must have 100 tea bags in the closet having a cup or two every day will satisfy whatever cravings I'm having and teach me a new habit. Oh it's decaf too so I'm not adding any stimulants to the evening. <BR> <BR> Not going to start too many new habits all at once. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:38:47 EST #RockYourR Resolution Every day post a photo or status of something that motivates you with the hashtag #RockYourResolution on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, wherever! <BR> A January Challenge you can stick with, get the full story here. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=a_january_challenge_you_can_stick_with </link> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:31:06 EST Living Social Local Fitness Deals Okay, here's my new topic. Much more accessible to the entire team. Living Social deals. Anyone can use them. I already got a 1 hour helicopter flying lesson for my dad for half price and the fitness deals are insane. I'm sure I can work out for a lot less than $83/month and get the same results. I was feeling the crunch when it hit $65 and $70. <BR> <BR> That's $996 in gym fees saved for the year. I can use that to buy Living Social fitness deals and new fitness clothes and maintai... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:08:47 EST Weekly Goals Dec. 22-Dec. 26 Okay this week I would like to accomplish a few things over break. <BR> <BR> 1. Get to the YMCA and take a few classes during the vacation. <BR> 2. With the exception of Christmas Day, do a good job eating well this week. <BR> 3. Enjoy every moment of being on vacation, stay in the present, relax and love it! Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:44:02 EST Weekly Goals Dec 1- Dec 7 I would like to faithfully track all of the food I eat this week, every day take the time to actually enter it all. I haven't done that consistently in ages. <BR> <BR> A little more honestly with my food is going to be something I have to work on. I'd also like to work on adding some miles to the December Spark Activity Tracker challenge. It's Run Like Rudolph this month, trying to log 50 miles. Mon, 2 Dec 2013 09:25:38 EST Weekly Goals Nov 24-Nov 30 I want to lose another 2 pounds this week. <BR> <BR> Action Steps: <BR> 1. Continue to keep the food out of my big mouth after 7pm, this has really been helping. <BR> 2. Honestly find time to burn some extra calories with a workout, I may not be walking from train much these three days...certainly not today and probably not Wednesday so I need to burn calories. <BR> 3. Don't even pretend that I'm going to care what I eat on Thursday or track or count or anything. <BR> 4. Try to finish bur... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:37:07 EST Weekly Goals Nov 17- Nov 23 Now that I have a grip on things, I'd like to actually see weight loss this week. My priority after my 178 weigh in this morning is to have a weigh in of 176 next week. <BR> <BR> Action Steps: <BR> 1. Get in at least 3 REAL work outs this week. High intensity, sweat and drop dead workouts. <BR> 2. Get my eating in check, actually measure and track, don't just say it. <BR> 3. Make dinner at home, send extra money to pay down credit card. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 05:52:54 EST Fighting SAD this Winter If you're anything like me, losing 5 hours of daylight already has managed to drive you a bit mad already. Daylight savings time was the nail in the coffin for me. Going from 15 hours of daylight to 10 hours of daylight, and changing the clock really affects my rhythms. <BR> <BR> My sleep patterns are disturbed, my eating habits grow worse. Cold and dark equals fat and carbs and calories. Problem is, even when we follow all of that Winter advice, we still have to face the basic fact that... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:47:44 EST Need to have willpower for tomorrow As mentioned in my intro post, I'm a real estate person and tomorrow, is having a meet & greet type reception gathering at a hotel in Manhattan from 8:30 - 2:00. Meaning you can imagine what's being served for breakfast & lunch. So tomorrow will be a test to skip the bagel with cream cheese, the fresh bakery display and for lunch, whatever is served will have enough fat, sugar, carbs, etc. Even if I skip the hotel food & go outside, I don't know anyplace near the hotel that serv... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:48:43 EST Weekly Goals: Nov 10- Nov 16 Okay let's set some simple goals for ourselves this week. Keep them SMART..simple, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound. Every goal should have action steps you will take to achieve that goal. <BR> <BR> Goal 1: Stay within my calorie range every day. <BR> Action Steps: Measure all foods and enter into tracker. Increase volume of herbal tea drank during the day to keep full feeling going. Plan meals ahead of time so I know what I'm eating for that meal. Reach for the carrots... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:19:10 EST Need help to wear size 12 again 2013 has been a roller coaster for me. Laid off from job early this year, transferred skills into real estate career. My body went from active on my feet type job to sitting down and therefore the weight gain + emotional stress of starting new career and being self employed. At this point, my focus is to lose weight to wear my expensive business clothes that have hung in my closet for years. I refuse to spend $1,000. at Macy's for a new wardrobe in size 14-16 that I will wear for 2-3 month... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 12:18:25 EST New to Board & renewing membership Glad to be here. My name is Kathy and I've been an on/off member of SparkPeople since 2008. I'm one of those people who doesn't gain weight that easily because of healthy eating but I hate exercising. Depending on life events, I've lost & gained weight over the years - max. spread 20 lbs. Currently, I'm back on the treadmill and walking around town. I'm a life long resident of NYC and Westchester. Have lived in New Rochelle & Larchmont 23 years. Would like to know more about this team ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:06:50 EST #fit2feast The November challenge is #fit2feast <BR> <BR> Every day Spark will post more motivational material to keep us going all through the holidays. Aim for a tiny little 10 minutes of activity every day to keep those holiday urges in check all month long. The more we burn the easier dealing with Holiday Feasts will be everyone. <BR> <BR> I was going to suggest starting a family tradition of going for a walk after Thanksgiving dinner, but I hear a few cousins laughing in my head at that idea. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 13:21:39 EST 30 Day Plank Challenge And Go. <BR> Print this, hang it up and every morning plank and check off a new day. I love this challenge and I am on day 7. <BR> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> The 30 Day Plank Challenge will send your core strength through the roof!  <BR> Day 1 - 20 seconds  <BR> Day 2 - 20 seconds  <BR> Day 3 - 30 seconds  <BR> Day 4 - 30 seconds  <BR> Day 5 - 40 seconds  <BR> Day 6 - REST  <BR> Day 7 - 45 seconds  <BR> Day 8 - 45 seconds  <BR> Day 9 - 60 seconds  <BR> Day 10 - 60 seconds  <BR> Day 11 - 60 ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 06:17:08 EST Small changes Trying to make a few changes. <BR> <BR> 1. I've given up box cereal for breakfast. I've been having organic oatmeal (not instant) or making smoothies. This morning was chia seeds, honey, yogurt and frozen wild blueberries. <BR> <BR> 2. I don't have any beer or wine in my house. If I have it, I drink it - not to excess but I just realized I don't need it. It does not really help my mood or the number on the scale. <BR> <BR> 3. Turning the tv off and turning music on. It can ch... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:32:26 EST Fall 2013 Shape Up Setting new goals and restarting a few things for the season. Reset all my trackers and goals on Spark, including my weight and measurements. I don't need to make a whole new profile again, that was a true new beginning as I came out of where I used to be. Now I just need a makeover with my fitness plans and goals. <BR> <BR> Fall 2013 Simple Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Faithfully track and stay in my calorie range daily. <BR> 2. Get outside every single nice day for a brisk walk of at least 1... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 08:14:59 EST 9th Annual 5K Lindsey Run/Walk <link><BR>9th-annual-5k-lindsey-run-walk-2013-27<BR>31627 </link> <BR> <BR> Please consider joining me in my first 5K race this October 27th at SUNY Purchase in beautiful Westchester County New York. <BR> <BR> Above is the link to the registration site. You can also find out more information from the Foundation's website. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> You can register for the race from those links above. I'd love to do t... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:45:39 EST 5K Your Way Any Which Way So I want to run the Lindsay Bonistall 5K on Sunday October 27, 2013. Right now I'm using the walk/jog program. Here's the link to that... <link><BR>-program.asp?p=4 </link> <BR> <BR> They have other programs to get to a 5K as well depending on your starting skill. I decided to use this one since it was for beginners and I'm not a runner. I'm in week 2 right now and can jog/walk a 5K in 47 minutes so far. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me in this... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 21:34:18 EST August #backontrack Here are everyone Day 1 of August #backontrack <BR> <BR> I did okay with eating. <BR> <BR> Did a 9 minute video with Coach Nicole. <BR> Drank my water. Thu, 1 Aug 2013 21:20:37 EST June 2013 Fitness Goals By June 30 I will: <BR> <BR> Weigh 160 pounds or less. Mon, 27 May 2013 11:41:04 EST Nexercise App Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> If any of you have a smartphone, do you have/use the Nexercise App? It's the app that I use every day to track my exercise. I love it because it is super easy and a great way to motivate me to exercise. The least of them being every time you exercise, you earn mPoints, which can eventually traded in for a prize, raffle or gift card. Granted, some of the items are 12,000 points, but some are only 1000, and if you track your exercise, you'll get there in no time. ... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:16:43 EST April 2013 Fitness Challenge <link><BR>e_up_to_a_new_challenge_this_april </link> <BR> Read the Daily blog and try this out everyone. Protein shake, banana and a greek yogurt. I need to get more nutrients in me early AM. I should have breakfast at home and not get to work so early in the morning. <BR> <BR> I love this. I don't know if I can get it done every morning, but I do plan to get a lot done this month. I'm a bit early but I plan to get out on the bike tomorrow and I'... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:32:18 EST 1000 Miles in 2013 Easier goal to reach this year I think. I decided 2013 was going to be mine and I had a great January and am ready for a beautiful February. <BR> <BR> Bitter cold recently so I'm low on miles so far. My bike is repaired and ready for the 2013 season. First nice weekend day and I'm on the trails. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2013 TOTAL:8.55 Miles Sat, 2 Feb 2013 18:42:38 EST 10 Pounds over 10 Weeks Big purposeful push over the next 10 weeks. Join me for really focused (hopefully)weight loss. I have to stick to my work out plan and keep eating wonderfully. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 18:33:15 EST February 2013 This is going to be a very good month. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 19:42:37 EST January 2013 Things to focus on: <BR> <BR> 1. Tracking my food and increasing my nutrition quality. <BR> 2. Developing a consistent work out schedule again. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 06:42:43 EST Resolutions for 2013 It's about that time to start thinking of a few resolutions for 2013. It's also a good idea to post them here and make them a sticky topic so next Christmas 2013, I can review all that I have accomplished. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:32:55 EST December 2012 This Is It! Final month of the year. I have my weigh in tomorrow morning which will start off the month and I hope to lose 2lbs every week. I was 172 last Sunday, my goal tomorrow is 170. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 15:13:22 EST November 2012 Make this a good November. <BR> A conservative goal to weigh 165lbs by November 30th. <BR> Stop eating so much food away from home and not tracking. <BR> Get back to detailed tracking. <BR> Stop eating so darned much all the time, I really am eating A LOT! <BR> Go on little daily walks like I used to, just walk every day. <BR> Check in every day and post what success I had, stay accountable. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 12:05:11 EST October 2012 Being Motivated by the biggest loser competition. I challenge myself to drop 10lbs this month and increase my normal fitness minutes by 1 hour ever week. <BR> Goal for the October 30th weigh in: 162. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 14:55:11 EST Week of October 7th Every day this week I am going to do a Coach Nicole video either before work or before bed. Something short and sweet. This can add an hour to my workout time every week. <BR> <BR> I did a 9 minute work out today. <BR> <link><BR>detail.asp?video=39 </link> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 14:51:56 EST Week of September 15th I'm not burning enough calories or eating the right foods. There are a few things I need to do for myself this week. <BR> <BR> Eliminate cheese from my diet. I love it and I hate to see it go, but it's just causing too many problems. <BR> Keep up eating yogurt every day in the morning. <BR> Drink a cup or half cup of skim milk for the nutrients and to satisfy a sweet tooth. <BR> Restock the carrots you haven't been eating lately. <BR> Buy less bread products. <BR> Get the powdered sli... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 07:42:16 EST Week of September 9 This week I am going to carefully plan out my food for the day since I won't be home until after 9pm every night until Thursday. I have high protein snacks to get me through my workouts too. <BR> <BR> I am tired of being stale, my one and only goal this week. <BR> LOSE 2 POUNDS. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 13:25:07 EST September 2012 Challenge How much weight can we lose this month? <BR> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> How much extra money can we save this month? <BR> <em>264</em> <BR> <BR> How amazing can we eat this month? <BR> <em>277</em> <em>289</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>291</em> <em>496</em> <em>371</em> <em>341</em> <BR> <BR> How much will we exercise this month? <BR> <em>362</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:57:55 EST Week of September 2 I need a week off to get things settled with my odd weight thing. Work starts and so I'm going to have to be an expert in managing my time once again. Goals help me stay focused, I'm checklist obsessed so it's an important part of my fitness plan. Planning meals and setting goals lets me check things off to my hearts content. <BR> <BR> Next week I need to: <BR> 1. Plan my meals for the week. I found healthy dinner options on campus my salad wish was granted. <BR> 2. Get at least 4 days o... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:35:36 EST Yay! Another Bestchester team! I didn't even know this team existed. I've been on Spark for over a year. I'm still working on my mid-range goal which is to be overweight and not obese. I'm just a few pounds away! <BR> <BR> I live up in Pleasantville but I'm in White Plains a lot. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:06:15 EST Week of August 19 Home from vacation and still on my way to achieving all of my goals! <BR> <BR> I want to get back to my gym a lot this week, starting with Yoga and weight lifting tomorrow. <BR> I want to make sure I am 169 for next Saturday's weigh-in. <BR> I want to go food shopping from a prepared list of amazing foods. Eating clean is so important to me. <BR> <em>386</em> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 00:06:17 EST August 2012 Challenge A new month is on the horizon and I want to step up the challenge for myself. Take a minute and envision your own August Challenge. <BR> <BR> I will continue my yoga and weight training all month. I will continue to eat a healthy rainbow of foods and increase my produce. I would like to weigh 165lbs on September 1st. I'm 175 now, so that is a big 10lb challenge. <BR> <BR> Challenge accepted! <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:13:05 EST Week of July 29th I'll be achieving all of these goals next week, simply because that's what I plan to do. <BR> <BR> 1. Lose another pound. <BR> 2. Be very careful with what I eat. <BR> 3. Focus on weight training this week. <BR> 4. Clean the house for vacation and pack. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:35:19 EST Week of July 22 I'm on an amazing roll. I need to start the week with some serious rest. Give my body a chance to repair after three weeks of solid work outs. Certainly going to Yoga classes this week. I need to keep stretching <BR> <BR> By Saturday I want to: <BR> 1. Lose another pound or two. <BR> 2. Get in at least 4 work outs this week. <BR> 3. Continue to eat well, avoid the cravings, and make positive choices about what I put into my body. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:52:28 EST June 15 I have a few goals for the week. I'm not seeing the scale move and I'm not going to get upset, I'll just keep working at this. <BR> <BR> 1. Try out 3 classes at the gym this week, say hello to 1 person, introduce yourself and remember their name. <BR> 2. Stick to my weight training plan. <BR> 3. Stick to my meal plan. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 07:20:08 EST Week of July 8 When I check my progress during the week, I will copy and past my goals so I can constantly see them. <BR> <BR> 1. See the scale move. <BR> 2. No cheating on the eating. <BR> 3. Exercise at least 5 days this week. <BR> 4. Log another 20 miles. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 00:08:12 EST Week of July 1 1. Hike/Bike 20 miles <BR> 2. Weight in at 174 on Saturday 7/7 <BR> 3. Go to the gym at least 3 days this week. <BR> 4. Eat well (go grocery shopping, measure, plan and log!) Sat, 30 Jun 2012 15:00:07 EST 1000 Miles in 2012 WEEKLY TOTALS / WEEKLY GOAL: 14.69 / 5 <BR> ALLTIME TOTAL: 24.69 Miles <BR> 2012 TOTAL: 24.69 Miles <BR> <BR> I wish I had a copy of my old mileage tracker before I accidentally deleted it. It was up to at least 191 miles for 2012. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 14:58:29 EST July 2012 Challenge I want to drop at least 8lbs by July 31. <BR> <BR> I will log my food and exercise and really keep up with it. This will be my main priority. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 07:36:46 EST Week of June 24 Goals for the week: <BR> <BR> 1. Weigh in at 174 next Saturday. <BR> 2. Put in a good workout at least 3 more days this week. <BR> 3. Eat good all week. <BR> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:03:08 EST What did you do for yourself today? I watched a movie I had never seen before, wrote a letter to my friend and didn't worry about anything. <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:46:25 EST Week of June 17 Need to work harder, that's the first thing I have to do! <BR> <BR> 1. Get to 174 by June 23. <BR> 2. Exercise to catch up to my weight loss goals. <BR> 3. Remember going to Mexico in the 170s and not liking it very much. <BR> 4. Remember the 160s were a much nicer weight to go on vacation with. <BR> 5. Remember now you only have 7 weeks to do this and that can mean another 14lbs gone. <BR> 6. Be very conscious of what you're eating. <BR> 7. Focus on me this week, not work. <BR> 8. Walk an... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 14:20:31 EST Week of June 10 1. Weigh 174lbs by Saturday June 16th's weigh in. <BR> 2. Weight train 3 days this week. <BR> 3. Walk home from train station every sunny day, walk there in the morning if you're ready to leave for work. (leave by 7:30am) <BR> 4. Don't buy crappy take out. <BR> 5. Make good snack choices. <BR> 6. Be purposeful about eating, don't just eat the yogurt out of the container. Make a pretty parfait in a nice glass with the organic granola and fresh berries. <BR> <em>249</em> Sat, 9 Jun 2012 08:11:31 EST Week of June 3 A few things to accomplish this week. <BR> <BR> 1. Go for a walk at least 5x this week for at least a mile. <BR> 2. Continue to make all meals at home and don't spend money on take out. <BR> 3. Weigh 177 on June 9. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 08:18:26 EST Week of May 28 Okay this week what do I want to accomplish? <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 2lbs by June 3rd (goal weight 178) <BR> 2. Don't order any take out, prepare all meals and snacks at home. <BR> 3. Visit the gym at least 3 times. <BR> 4. Do something out of the house with friends on Saturday. <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 28 May 2012 21:26:57 EST June 2012 Challenge I'm starting up another 10 week challenge, I need to get motivated and get the weight off by August! Mon, 28 May 2012 10:11:53 EST Positive Trades and Choices I want to keep track of the things that I do that are good for me and right, instead of looking at mistakes I'm making. Mon, 28 May 2012 10:11:04 EST April 2012 The weather is getting nicer and I know I have to get moving on my goals and make it happen. <BR> <BR> Eating better, losing weight, getting serious, finding balance. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 07:59:19 EST December Starting 2012 Off Right Things have been really crazy lately and I've been doing a flying by the seat of my pants thing as I try to settle into my new job. I am going to try to take better care of myself as I get off this yo-yo of weight loss and gain. <BR> <BR> I woke up to 173 this morning. Looks like the layer of Thanksgiving fluff has disappeared. I have 4 weeks till New Year's Eve and I want to lose 2lbs per week until then. That will get me back to 165 and my bras will fit nicely again. My clothes are ... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 06:47:09 EST September Goals Come and post goals you have set for yourself in September. Here are some of mine. <BR> <BR> -Actually lose 5lbs this month <BR> -Pay close attention to tracking food and what I eat <BR> -Get to the gym <BR> -Keep up that morning walk <BR> -Save a chunk of money <BR> <BR> I started this month at 178lbs <em>18</em> <em>15</em> <em>39</em> <em>76</em> <em>486</em> <BR> <BR> I'd like to end the month at 170 actually. Fri, 2 Sep 2011 12:02:59 EST August Goals What are yours? <BR> <BR> -lose 5 more lbs by August 31st and hit 164. <BR> -keep up the water intake. <BR> -increase the exercise dramatically. <BR> -increase the intake of fresh fruits and veggies (local grown), reduce the carbs and up the protein and fiber. <BR> -start a fresh herb box in the kitchen window, even if it's just a basil plant. <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:13:15 EST What Challenge Did You Overcome This Week? What did you conquer this week? Small or large every accomplishment is important, the positive effects are cumulative. Let's share our successes big and small. Don't be shy, post away, pat yourself on the back, celebrate:D Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:07:32 EST Your Personal 10 Week Challenge Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Over the next 10 weeks (which gets us through the Holidays) we should all set a goal for ourselves and make it our challenge. Post your own personal 10 week goal and let's start. January 16th is the 10 week mark, post updates along the way and see how you've done along this little goal road. GOOD LUCK TO ALL. <BR> <BR> GOAL: LOSE MORE THAN 9LBS DURING THE 10 WEEK CHALLENGE. STARTING WEIGHT..170LBS. Sun, 7 Nov 2010 09:58:57 EST Buddy Walks/Runs/Bike Rides Looking forward to meeting up at the County Center at 9am today for our first buddy walk! My bike is back on the road too, I want to get a bit of riding in before it gets dark at 5pm and that's coming soon! Sun, 24 Oct 2010 08:10:44 EST 10 minutes a day of exercising Hi everybody ! <BR> I am in desperate need of some exercise motivation. Some people say that to start something first leads to motivation. So I will be exercising at least 10 minutes a day (starting today)everyday. I'm hoping this will lead to 30 mins., but I'm taking baby steps. <BR> Who's up for the challenge ? <BR> - Barb <em>311</em> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 07:22:28 EST Lose 20lbs in 10 Weeks. Weigh-In Aug. 29th/week 0 Sunday morning August 29th I'm going to post my morning weigh in to start a 10 week challenge to lose 20lbs. We'll have weigh ins every Sunday until the goal date of November 7th. Even if we don't hit a full 20, I'm sure we will all lose something. <BR> <BR> I have one week left of this same challenge and I will lose around 11lbs over the 10 weeks. I plan to do better on this challenge. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 21:34:57 EST Run a 5K on October 17, 2010 There is a 5K race coming up that I would like to register for. I am doing the C25K training program and I'm in week 4 right now. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 21:25:58 EST Nutrition Swap Did you eat well today? Do you have a recipe to share? Have a new food to recommend, or not recommend? Stop by here and share your ideas, short cuts, secrets, like and dislikes:D Mon, 12 Jul 2010 06:44:06 EST What Exercise Did You Do Today? Let's check in with each other daily on the exercise we manage to fit into our day. Little by little, daily exercise should become a normal as brushing your teeth when you wake up. It's not a chore, but a normal part of every day life, like blinking:D <BR> <em>208</em> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 06:39:19 EST