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2/3/13 8:32 P

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That's beautiful, Bella!

I got up, and went outside, even though I didn't feel like moving. It was great!

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1/30/13 10:19 P

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Took a moment to really listen to music in the car today. Its amazing what we do not hear when our minds are tuned in to the mind only! :) Blissful tears rolled down my cheeks... Pretty amazing, truly.

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1/14/13 7:53 A

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Decided to start the Everest Challenge again. 29,035 stairs. Started the morning by running the stairs!

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1/10/13 9:06 A

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Left work as early as I could yesterday to take a long walk with my pooch!

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1/8/13 7:36 A

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Love it, CANDO!

Listened to my body, and gave myself an exercise rest day yesterday.

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1/4/13 3:30 A

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"Accept it, as if you planned it"- these words of Tolle have simplified my life so powerfully,

I weigh 223lbs not kilos, but I can't get my ticker to change!


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12/29/12 4:01 P

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Tried a Spark recipe today. All it was was black beans, brown rice, and salsa heated in the microwave. It took a little over three minutes start to finish!

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12/23/12 1:57 P

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Very cool, Peggy! And a day or two at maintentance level does not necessarily mean you won't lose. You are kicking booty!

I got up and meditated for the first time in a while. It was a great way to start my day!

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12/18/12 5:26 P

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I am learning ~ baby steps :) emoticon

Late last night, I was REALLY hungry so I decided to have a couple of pieces of raisin toast with a touch of butter. That would put me at maintenance level ~ not losing but not gaining, which was good enough for me. But, after I ate it, I decided to heck with it and went into the kitchen to get some cookies. But, when I got there, I shut the cupboard door and decided "No" I won't do that to myself. I felt good about that choice. emoticon

Namaste,

Peggy

Enlightenment means choosing to dwell in the state of presence rather than in time. It means saying yes to what is. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. ~ Wayne Dyer

We don't let go of our desires only our attachment to the outcome. ~ davidji
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12/16/12 8:06 P

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Great choices, ladies!!

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12/16/12 4:55 P

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emoticon choices here lately. :)

Last night, after running around shopping, we went to A&W and I had a Teen Burger emoticon but did NOT have the fries, root beer or anything else. I was able to fit the Teen Burger into my SP program and was happy because I haven't had a burger in awhile and I tend to feel kinda like Jughead about burgers. emoticon BUT, I did notice when doing my Daily Report that it was the FIRST time ever, since joining SP, that I was OVER in both Fat and Cholesterol so it's not something I will do often.

** Note ~ my son told me last night, and I confirmed it online, that US and Canadian A&Ws are different and owned by different companies. Different food etc. I found that kind of "odd" but interesting.

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Enlightenment means choosing to dwell in the state of presence rather than in time. It means saying yes to what is. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. ~ Wayne Dyer

We don't let go of our desires only our attachment to the outcome. ~ davidji
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12/11/12 4:14 P

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I went to Olive Garden with colleagues for lunch and put half of my Linguine alla Marinara in a to go box before I started eating.

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12/10/12 9:05 A

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I made oatmeal, toast, and herbal tea this morning instead of going to Starbucks.

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12/10/12 6:51 A

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After spending hours in car, then more on my rear visiting Kev's aunt, I came home exhausted, but did yoga anyway.

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12/6/12 7:56 A

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- hot oatmeal on a cold morning.
- tai chi warm-up while getting ready this morning.
- took time from my morning routine to snuggle with my new puppy!

It's going to be a great day!

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12/1/12 8:09 P

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We'll pretend it's oatmeal, Peggy.

-Healthy meals all day.
-Lots of movement.
-Talking about what was bothering me, instead of letting it fester.
-Playing my guitar.

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11/28/12 1:38 P

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I ate a good breakfast despite the fact that I don't like eating too much early in the day. emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm loving Christmas oranges. :)

I hope that is oatmeal, not soup? LOL

Namaste,

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Enlightenment means choosing to dwell in the state of presence rather than in time. It means saying yes to what is. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. ~ Wayne Dyer

We don't let go of our desires only our attachment to the outcome. ~ davidji
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11/26/12 8:24 P

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Made a couple not-so-wise choices during the day, but made up for it by choosing better this evening.

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11/20/12 11:09 A

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Made good dinner and lunch choices despite wanting to eat not-so-good things

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11/20/12 7:55 A

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Got outside yesterday, despite the gloom. Best choice ever!

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11/18/12 11:09 P

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I've also been getting the "to-do's" down on paper to organize for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.

Not eating left-over birthday cake

Choosing to drink extra water

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11/14/12 4:48 P

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To start taking care of the big to do list in my mind. Feels so much better when we do the things we know needs doing.

"Accept -- than act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it."
~Eckhart Tolle - The Power of NOW!

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking."
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11/8/12 9:23 P

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-yummy blueberry green tea
-apple before dinner
-lots of water
-decluttering my world
-yoga

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11/7/12 7:43 A

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-Healthy breakfast
-Snacks packed
-Talked to school nurse to weigh me in every week to provide real accountability.

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7/31/12 3:23 P

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Today's good choices:
-Oatmeal for breakfast
-Colorful lunch
-Lots of water with lemon
-Decluttering: good for my mental/emotional health
-Composted: good for next year's veggie garden


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1/14/12 3:58 P

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Way to go, Ducky! Go you!!

Today I've chosen to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch, take a walk in the snow, and plan a healthy dinner.

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1/9/12 1:59 A

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Good choices I made today. To get honest with myself and others.

"Accept -- than act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it."
~Eckhart Tolle - The Power of NOW!

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking."
~Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth

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1/6/12 10:57 P

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Did some Turbo Jam, core exercises and a few yoga stretches....then tracked them all. Think this is the first time I broke 300 weekly fitness minutes in a couple months!

Edited by: KARBIE18 at: 1/6/2012 (22:59)
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1/1/12 8:14 A

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Awesome everyone!

Good choices I made yesterday... ;)

Got my butt back to spark, blogged, and ready to start changing gears again!

Edited by: JUSTDUCKY1405 at: 1/1/2012 (08:27)
"Accept -- than act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it."
~Eckhart Tolle - The Power of NOW!

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking."
~Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth

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12/6/11 3:33 P

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I went to a Buddhist group and meditated in a group, for the first time. WOW. Very different, and MUCH better than by myself.

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12/4/11 5:31 P

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facing how i REALLY feel rather then faking it.

-Evie


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11/29/11 1:00 P

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I did my 1 mile Chi walk. It was becoming more and more overcast, I had plenty to do inside; still, I grabbed my boots and did it! emoticon emoticon

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11/26/11 5:07 P

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-I ate before I went grocery shopping.
-Brought home a bunch of healthy food.
-Ate mindfully so far today.
-Joined the 200 squats challenge.
-Practiced gratitude.

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11/22/11 9:07 A

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Good choices I've made today (so far!):

1. Getting out of bed even though I didn't want to
2. Listening to a meditative podcast
3. Taking care of myself by eating a healthy breakfast and taking my vitamins
4. Recognizing my negative thoughts as merely thoughts and not reality

-Evie


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11/17/11 7:47 P

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Good choices I made today:

-tracking my food again
-no sweets at work
-healthy breakfast and lunch (dinner was pizza, but my food tracker looked pretty good, anyway)
-spending time on SP!

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11/15/11 9:35 A

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This should probably say Good Choices I made YESTERDAY, because I'm usually a day behind on posting. Anyway:

-I passed up cake in the office, then passed it up again when a coworker brought me some later!
-I did my interval workout, then yoga later.
-I tracked my food earlier in the day, then did not deviate from it.
-I spent more time on SP.
-I drank a bunch of water!
-I had green tea just before dinner to make it easier to stick to my portions.

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11/14/11 10:42 A

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Today I chose to track my food!

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10/28/11 12:35 A

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Run, walk, strength training, drink water, clean house,stay under 1550 calories, post, blog,now off to bed!!




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10/26/11 7:56 A

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Thanks,Ducky!

Yesterday, I made the choice to stay out of the school office (to avoid the treats), and I did!

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10/25/11 1:59 P

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Awww! Big hugs! Way to go on moving!

"Accept -- than act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it."
~Eckhart Tolle - The Power of NOW!

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking."
~Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth

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10/25/11 7:40 A

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Had a bad day yesterday, and even though I didn't feel like doing much, did Turbo Jam and yoga.

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10/24/11 9:19 P

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Got myself to Hot Yoga, even though it kicked my a** the last time... I am feeling stronger already! Ya!

"Accept -- than act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it."
~Eckhart Tolle - The Power of NOW!

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking."
~Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth

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10/24/11 12:02 P

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I'm making time for yoga today!

-Evie


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10/22/11 9:18 A

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Joined a ten-week fitness challenge with my No Excuses team.

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9/2/11 10:53 A

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... deciding to wake up with a smile on my face!

"Accept -- than act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it."
~Eckhart Tolle - The Power of NOW!

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking."
~Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth

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8/9/11 8:33 A

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Way to go Rachael!! Great choices!


-intervals and push-ups yesterday
-reduced my sweets
-seriously watched my portions
-lots of veggies
-planned my meals
-read my Tolle!!

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8/7/11 4:05 P

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-sticking to food plan
-did elliptical and jump rope video
-drinking my water
-actually logged food/exercise today!!


To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Roch

5'8" www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJmwb3uHt5Q


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8/7/11 1:20 P

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-oatmeal for breakfast
-measured my snack, despite being really hungry
-healthy lunch
-plenty of water
-checked in with SP
-30 minutes of gardening

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3/28/11 7:45 A

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-Got outside
-Moved much
-Decluttered
-Made good food choices, despite limited choices
-Remembered to breathe!

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3/22/11 8:42 A

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Had a stressful day yesterday, yet remembered to keep my shoulders down, eat well, an move. Even did a little bit of pampering!

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I did an energy body meditation before I started my day.

"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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3/16/11 7:37 A

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-lower body ST
-motivating podcast
-healthy meals and snacks
-said no to chocolate cake and pretzels

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3/10/11 7:39 A

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Good choices for yesterday:

-kickboxing
-extra cardio
-pushups
-restarted the Start Moving, Stay Moving program
-ate clean
-too much dairy during the day, so reduced my before-bed milk
-overcame my urge to eat...and eat....and eat!

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3/3/11 7:07 A

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Good choices for yesterday:
-did some kickboxing
-turned down Girl Scout cookies
-thought about, and then decided against coffee with creamer, chocolate milk, trail mix, a Payday
-put an apple in my purse for today's snack
-started my push-up challenge
-counted my chips and measured my salsa with dinner

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2/26/11 1:56 P

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spinach and salmon for lunch emoticon

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Roch

5'8" www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJmwb3uHt5Q


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2/26/11 7:42 A

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Good choices from yesterday:

-oatmeal for breakfast.
-did my kickboxing.
-took a much-needed nap with my pooch.
-light lunch.
-almonds for a snack instead of pretzels.
-small portion at dinner.
-popcorn for my evening snack instead of the sweets I had in mind.
-caught myself sitting too long, and did a couple quick trips up and down my stairs to get my blood pumping.
-started rushing around, then took a deep breath and reminded myself that nothing was urgent.

Edited by: KARBIE18 at: 2/26/2011 (07:44)
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2/14/11 8:46 A

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12! Go you!!

-oatmeal for breakfast.
-apple and walnuts for snacks.
-huge salad and cottage cheese for lunch.
-plenty of water all day.
-healthy dinner, too!
-played my guitar.
-lovely phone visit with a friend.
-long walk in the sun with my pooch.

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eaten 12 veggies and LOTS of water emoticon

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Roch

5'8" www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJmwb3uHt5Q


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2/10/11 7:38 A

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Yesterday I:

-had oatmeal for breakfast.
-ate clean all day, except the lowfat chocolate milk I had in the afternoon (was dragging, and needed something).
-watched portions the rest of the day to make up for the choc. milk.
-did more Turbo Jam.

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2/6/11 9:49 A

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Yesterday I:

-Did Turbo Jam, and some core exercises.
-Practiced my guitar.
-Encouraged a 3D friend in her fitness efforts.
-Turned down brownies!
-Ate clean all day.

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Made some not-so-good food choices yesterday, but many more good ones, so I am posting here to focus on those:

-enjoyed some turbo jam.
-did my upper body ST.
-dh and I made a lovely, huge, pot of homemade chicken soup with oodles of veggies.
-listened to a motivational podcast.
-walked in the snow with the pooch.
-noticed tension in my shoulders, and made a conscious effort to move them back down where they belong.
-came here and posted!

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Welcome back, Rachael, and great choices!

Yesterday's good choices:
I didn't drink chocolate milk with lunch.
Ate healthy meals all day.
Watched my portions of trail mix.
Did my lower body ST.
Focused on my breath.

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I had a salad for lunch and passed on dessert...while my friend had it. :)

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Roch

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i came back to spark today

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Roch

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Enjoyed catching up on this thread! Is actually quite motivating when it's lacking... lol!

Good Choices I've Made Lately:

NOT MANY!

Not really sure what happened... but during week 3 of 3 week ankle sprain... I sorta lost control! And I have to admit... I only feel a tinge guilty... hahaha!

I feel gross... and can't wait to get going the other direction!

So... good choice???

Coming back to spark! Gotta love System Reboot mentality!

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Hey Karen,
I am not home yet, but I have already decided to give my dogs a lot of love tonight to honor the happiness they give me.
Other than that I have:
1. Got up early to get my exercise in even though I have a pulled muscle in my shoulder
2. Kept the stress down at work even though we had a huge storm and their were a lot of claims today. I did this by thinking on my drive to work how I was going to deflect the stress of other people by not reacting but being proactive.
3. Fixed a good healthy lunch and allowed myself a small hot chocolate as a treat (instead of coffee and mocha)
4. Have planned a good dinner with lots of veggies.
5. Got a good night's sleep last night and it has helped get through this day.




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-walked with my pooch.
-passed on the pumpkin bars.
-sweet potato with dinner.
-small portion of meatloaf.
-egg yolk and veggie omelette for breakfast.
-put an apple in my purse for later.
-cleaned here, too, Joanne! Love an uncluttered house!

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Good choices:
1. dinner jock full of veggies
2. early workout, even on the weekend
3. playing with the dogs for a few hours
4. clean house really thoroughly




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Thanks, Joann, and way to go on choosing to see the doc!

-healthy, tasty breakfast.
-Turbo Jam.
-hauled some firewood.
-looked up.
-played my guitar.


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emoticon Karen, you are making great choices.

Today I did something I rarely do. I called my doctor's office and they weren't busy, so I got in today and had a physical. It has been 2 years. I found out that other than a mammogram I am up to date on all the rest of my preventive health tests. woo hoo





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-lower body ST
-healthy meals, light dinner to make up for a little too much trail mix earlier in the day.
-started my Christmas cards.
-stopped the negative voice that was nagging me for a couple days (work related).
-came on here and posted my good choices!

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Good choices I've made today:

1. got my obsessive thoughts about ice cream under control by remembering to take each choice as a moment by moment decision
2. exercised with a little more cardio than I have been doing lately
3. good healthy choices of food and amount of calorie consumption
4. read blogs to get my motivation revved up




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Yay, Ducky!

-Didn't have any desert at our early Thanksgiving celebration.
-bought a dark chocolate bar days ago, but haven't finished it yet. Watching my portions.
-Oatmeal for breakfast, adding extra cinnamon to (hopefully) lower my cholesterol.
-Made my annual dr. appointment.
-Came home late after work last night, but went out with my dog and looked up at the stars.
-Did yoga.
-Paying close attention to my breathing and posture.


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Good Choices I Have Made Recently:

- Didn't touch the Halloween candy until after it was in the house for 3 days, and then, only had a few and really didn't want it! YA! Getting my teeth cleaned may have helped that!
- Got my teeth cleaned... NO CAVITIES! Ya me... and I hadn't been there in 2 years... she was shocked! So was I! LOL!
- Took it REALLY easy, thank God hubby happened to be home when I sprained my ankle and was stuck in bed with the flu all day yesterday! Not 100% in either area... but I think onto a quick recovery!
- Overall... making healthy substainable choices! Scale ain't moving in any direction right now, and I will take that... I feel good with what I see in the mirror!
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-limited myself to one serving of trail mix.
-had roast beef last night, and only had a tiny bit.
-already bought my holiday cards.
-spent some quality time outside with my pooch.
-practiced gratitude the last couple nights just before falling asleep.
-got my gloves out of storage, and dug out my winter coat. It's definitely coming, so I might as well be ready.
-Did my upper body ST, and a little bit of yoga last night.
-Drank plenty of water.

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-No Halloween candy.
-No coffee creamer.
-Ate clean for the last four days.
-Oatmeal for breakfast.
-Plenty of water.
-Did intervals and lugged firewood.
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- Went to church.
- Chose a healthy dinner instead of a junky one while hubby was away at soccer.



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-Assembled a crock pot of my favorite soup on Tuesday evening while listening to a fitness podcast. It was ready for DH to turn on on Wednesday, when I knew I'd be late because of a dentist appointment.
-Went to the mall after the dentist on Wednesday, bought a new bra that fits (yay!), got some exercise doing some window shopping, parked VERY far from the door, then came home to my yummy soup. Very little mess to clean up, either.
-diced extra veggies and divided the leftover soup into freezer bags on Thursday as I was making dinner. Starting to get the nest ready for winter!
-played my guitar several times this week. Love the way I can tune (lol at the pun) everything else out and be totally in the moment.
-enjoyed some magical fall weather.
-was starting to feel a little anxious because I can't afford to replace some of my usual go-to foods, and realized there is plenty here if I get creative. Boiled some eggs, made some popcorn, made a lovely whole-wheat pasta salad with veggies. Even had a portion of baked beans for a snack rather than my usual string cheese. I am not going to die if I have to replace my fresh apple with some apple sauce temporarily until I can get back to the store.
-did my interval workout three times last week, did crunches most days, push-up challenge twice, upper body ST once, and lower body ST twice. Did little bits of yoga and gardening, too. Staying active, but not too long at once. It's allowing me to keep the balance I need between home, work, health and hobbies.
-overindulged in sweets on my birthday, and the day after (one of the kids went home and told his mom it was my birthday, came back the next day with this yummy homemade cream cheese danish-type thing (cream cheese anything is my weakness!), warm from the oven. No, not good choices, but I ate healthy otherwise, drank plenty of water, and made sure to move.

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Good choices I've made recently!!!

- busted my butt clearing my driveway from the left over patio supplies. Still not done the patio... but snow is on the horizon, and I didn't want to be shovelling around the crates, left over sand and bricks! And... I jogged two 12 x 12 bricks at a time from the front of my yard to the back... man, was a sweating! Feeling it today... but so worth it! BOOYAH!

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Good choices I've made recently?

- Drank lots of water yesterday!
- got my 2 fruits in
- limited my starch intake
- ate when hungry and stopped the second I felt slightly full!
- didn't go to Starbucks this morning, and am sitting here drinking Green Tea instead!
- am honestly developing a thicker skin... booyah!
- am choosing to be the mom I thought I wasn't... it's never too late to be the person you thought you could be... not that I was so horrible, but I am simply VERY HARD ON MYSELF... lol!
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Woohoo Rachael!

And way to go Karen!

Good choices I made today...

- hubby went back to work, so I decided to take it easy and recoupe from our busy lifestyle!
- ate my breakfast sandwich open faced again!
- and that's about it... bahahah!

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Yay Rachael! Good to see you!

Made many good choices this weekend.
-Went to a birthday party, and didn't eat anything.
-Wanted to do many things at once, so I used my timer and alternated active and sedentary activities.
-Played my guitar.
-Gardened and walked a lot!
-Did my ST both nights.
-Got plenty of water.

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i did 20 minutes of turbo jam...instead of my usual zero exercise :)

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Roch

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-no extra coffee (with creamer) at work.
-healthy meals and snacks.
-no chocolate milk.
-came home from a long day to find my dog had been sick and crapped all over. Instead of letting it ruin my evening, I cleaned up the mess, then did some Turbo Jam. Then I had the ambition to cook a healthy, tasty dinner.
-brought work home, but didn't let it dominate my evening. Stopped early enough to finish the book I've been reading, and get to bed at a reasonable hour.
-thoroughly Sonicared and flossed my teeth.

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Great job, you guys! Don't disappear completely, Joann - we would miss you! Yep, Kendra, sounds like you need to stop thinking!! LOL

Had computer issues yesterday morning, so I didn't get a chance to post on here. Have made great choices for the last three days. Here are a few of them:

-When I made dinner on Sunday, I cut the veggies I needed for Monday and Tuesday's dinners as well.
-Had protein with breakfast Monday and Tuesday, as I've noticed lately that raisin bran alone does not cut it. I am starving by 2nd hour.
-Worked on the budget, now that I know how much we'll be paying for medical bills, and it doesn't look as bad as I was afraid it would. The relief is priceless!
-Made an effort to be aware of my posture, keep my shoulders down, and breathe!
-Ate clean all three days - it's amazing how much better I feel!
-Went grocery shopping this weekend, so planning is much easier.
-Bought pretty, new drinking glasses. Makes drinking my water more enjoyable.

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Today is young, but good choices so far:
1. healthy breakfast
2. 4 cups of water so far
3. exercised early

And the day is not even noon yet.




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Ate fairly healthy! Got a few things accomplished in the yard! Stopped my mind from going on and on and on about my step-daughter and what needs to happen! Stopped my mind from allowing my body to feel sick at the idea of how out of control my life feels! Stopped my mind from continuing on down the path of just giving up completely! It all just seems like too much... as in, how do I handle this crap for the rest of my life... my future seems so bleek when I think of it all!

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Thanks Kendra and Karen, my 2 biggest supporters!!

Today is early and so far my good choices have been to:
1. relax
2. straighten up clothes on shelves, refold, more organized, looks nicer
3. went to Burger King and bought the breakfast muffin which is the cheapest and least amount of calories, but still participating with the rest of family in their outing. I felt good giving half of the muffin to the dogs and a few bites of the sausage. Drank one glass of 1% milk which I love and don't indulge in very often
4. took measurements and see that I am disappearing, which gives me more incentive to have a good day.




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Great job Karen!

And way to go Joann! I am proud of you for recognizing and being honest with yourself about this. Hmmm... just a thought... but you had a wicked month of weight loss. I wouldn't beat myself up too bad for feeling a bit taxed! Take a week or two and work on maintaining for a bit, obviously not giving up... just switching gears a bit... another words... reboot! Then, you come back raring to go and kick some fats butt! You are doing this, even if not always in full throttle. You most definitely will find your groove again!

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Great job to both of you!!

-Measured my raisin bran.
-Cleaned my kitchen, so I don't mind cooking in it.
-Had half a grapefruit for a mid-morning snack.
-Green tea instead of hot chocolate.

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Feeling very low energy today I was also losing my motivation. So the best choices I made today were:

1. Revisit old friends on Spark and catch up on where they are.
2. Accept that this is just a temporary feeling that will pass maybe even tomorrow.
3. Think about a new way to recommit to sticking with my plans... maybe a new exercise tape or a different meal plan. Haven't decided what it is going to be, but know that I will find it and get my energy revitalized.




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