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5/30/10 4:57 P

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This past week I did stay on track with my calories and cardio and hit the elusive 117 WooHoo!!

However, I didn't manage to eat fish 3X and didn't do any WATP :(

Better luck this week!

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5/23/10 8:12 P

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wrong :(
I didn't get my 3 WATP last week
*sigh*

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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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5/20 - 5/21

1) Eat 5 fruits/veggies: Yes!
2) Eat Breakfast: Yes!
3) Drink 9 cups of Water: Yes!
4) 7,000 steps on pedometer: 16,639 & 12,218
5) Stay within my Calorie Range: Shockingly YES!
6) Get 7-8 hrs sleep: 4 & 7

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5/20/10 7:18 P

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May 18-20
I have managed a small deficit daily *yay*
I have already eaten fish and done WATP more than 3X *yay*

This is turning into a great week!

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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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A bit behind, but I'll catch up on all my stats:
5/10 - 5/19

1) Eat 5 fruits/veggies: Haven't missed a day!
2) Eat Breakfast: Ditto here too!
3) Drink 9 cups of Water: Checkmate! But 3 days, I drank 10 cups!!!
4) 7,000 steps on pedometer: 3 days in the 6,000 range; all other days, between 10,000 to 14,500
5) Stay within my Calorie Range: 7 days, yes; 3 days, no.
6) Get 7-8 hrs sleep: only missed one day where I got only 4 hrs

Not bad at all. Working hard at just a few goals has kept me on target with with these attainable goals!

Don't set your goals so high that attaining them is very hard to do. You can always build up after your smaller goals are a habit!

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5/17/10 8:03 P

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May 16, 17
Fish, WATP on track, staying within my ranges!

May 12-15
Never did get anymore WATP in
Did eat fish 3X (helps me to lose weight and is healthy!)

I was a bit low on fiber & fats

Ain't it wonderful we can try again tomorrow?!

May 9-11

Maintained some calorie deficit

Maintained 5+ freggies

Sodium in acceptable range

Missed on my fiber yesterday - *sigh*

Got 2 walks in on all days and ate fish 2X!

Only 1 WATP so far :(






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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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5/12/10 8:44 P

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May 12, 2010:

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 1 x (20min) , 1x(5min.)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 8.50 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 0 min
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 14 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Not Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1 1hr

Developing mindfulness of currently:
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít /
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Goal: Every hr.
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 2 srvg

Worked on site all afternoon and my back and feet were sore so no exercise. Ate really well with low calorie count. Not a bad busy day.


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5/12/10 4:42 P

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May 9-11

Maintained some calorie deficit

Maintained 5+ freggies

Sodium in acceptable range

Missed on my fiber yesterday - *sigh*

Got 2 walks in on all days and ate fish 2X!

Only 1 WATP so far :(






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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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5/11/10 6:04 P

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May 11, 2010:

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 1 x (20min), Not good on ck-ins.
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 8.00 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 20 min
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 20 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Not Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1 hr

Developing mindfulness of currently:
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít /
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Goal: Every hr.
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 2 srvg

Very stressful day, lead foreman seems to have quit, pretty down, didnít hit the numbers well.


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5/10/10 6:06 P

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Candy, great job on your goals last week, keep up the good work.

May 10, 2010:

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 1 x (20min), 2x(5min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 7.00 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 120 min
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 12 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1 1hr

Developing mindfulness of currently:
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít /
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Goal: Every hr.
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 2 srvg

Very stressful day, being short a foreman, but had a really good day with the goals.


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May 5 - 9
1)Eat5 fruits/veggies: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
2) Eat Breakfast: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
3) Drink 9 cups of Water: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
4) 7,000 steps on pedometer: 12188, 12735, 12947, 13320, 9611
5) Stay within my Calorie Range: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
6) Get 7-8 hrs sleep: 7, 7, 7.5, 7, 0(lots to do!)

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May 09, 2010:

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 2 x (10min), 1X(5min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 7.25 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 0 min
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 12 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1 1hr

Developing mindfulness of currently:
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít /
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Goal: Every hr.
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 2 srvg

Still dragging, but kept the coke down. No exercise, but going home to do some gardening with my wife. All good, but not exercising when depressed. Need to be sure to do this tomorrowÖ


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May 08, 2010:

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 2 x (20min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 8.00 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 0 min
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 32 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1 1hr

Developing mindfulness of currently:
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít /
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Goal: Every hr.
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 2 srvg

I was dragging due to depression and had a 2nd diet coke, to perk up before seeing a client. Didnít exercise because nerves bad, but should have found something to do.


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5/8/10 8:36 P

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5/8

Completed both walks and ate fish 3X this week but only did my WATP 2X :(

I did have a calorie deficit today - my weekly weight stayed pretty much the same which is acceptable. I am at goal, just trying to see if I am capable of losing another few pounds, but not really necessary.

Today I didn't meet my 5 freggies :(
First time in many months not to eat 5+ portions!

Bring on next week! I am ready!!

Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 5/9/2010 (10:18)
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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5/7/10 6:42 P

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May 07, 2010:

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 2 x (30min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 6.50 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 0 min
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 16 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Not Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1 1/2hr

Developing mindfulness of currently:
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít /
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Goal: Every hr.
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 2 srvg

A friend said generally it is good to only take on 5 goals at a time. I have been wondering if I wasnít doing too much at a time. I have liked starting to be aware of them, so I am going to list them as Developing mindfulness of, but not post numbers until I get a handle on some old goals and take them off when they are a habit, and make room for the new.
Today was hard and I didnít do anything way off, but wasnít very focused.


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5/7/10 6:40 P

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Thanks Linda! I have been ordered not to walk, by my knee surgeon, which I really hate because I love walking. The reason I wanted to check, is for relative values of time, in case I bike at a work-out or PT, and then do some at home.

May 06, 2010:

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.)/ Actual 1x (20min), 1x5(min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 7.50 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 0 min
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 14 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít/ Actual: Energy mix very tired, not bad
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Every hr/ Actual: 10.0x in 8.0 hrs
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 1 serving/ Actual: 2 srvg.

Considering my office was broken into, I did really good. The only thing I didnít get was exercise, since I was dealing with the police, insurance, and clean-up. Very tiny comfort eating.


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5/5/10 8:47 P

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Hey Bob! Sorry, I missed your question until just now.

My morning walk is 5 miles and averages 90-95 minutes.
My afternoon walk is 3.5 miles at 65 minutes.

My walking partner has RA and is a cancer survivor and needs to walk as much as possible so we really step out together.

5/5
Ate in range and managed small deficit!
Ate 6 freggies!
Did 1 mile WATP - woohoo!
Sodium & Cholesterol both below the max! Another WooHoo!
Fiber good!

Successful day!

5/6:
Stayed in range but no deficit today! I did get both walks done - it was very hot today. I did a lot of running around so not as much SparkPeople time.

Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 5/7/2010 (17:31)
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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5/5/10 6:46 P

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Great list of goals Candy! Wow, 3 hours sleep one night- than has me beat, hope that doesnít happen to you again. Good luck hitting all your goals the next few days!

May 05, 2010:
*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 1 x (20min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 8.00 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 0 min
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 14 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít/ Actual: Cereal 1x Glucose Tab
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Every hr/ Actual: 5.0x in 4.5 hrs
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 1 serving/ Actual: 2 srvg.

Muscles and joints sore from hard work-out yesterday. Other than no exercise, lot of walking around on site, I did good on goals!


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May 1-4
1) Eat 5 fruits/veggies: yes,yes,yes,yes
2) Eat Breakfast: no,no,yes,yes
3) Drink 9 cups of Water: no,yes,yes,yes
4) 7,000 steps on pedometer: 18227; 19147; 15173; 7206
5) Stay within my Calorie Range: no,yes,no,yes
6) Get 7-8 hrs sleep: 7, 3, 7, 7.5


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5/4/10 8:46 P

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May 4
Today I got both walks in, have a small calorie differential, ate within most of my food plan ranges and read blogs, articles, greeted new members and earned my spark points!

Today was a successful day!

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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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5/4/10 6:29 P

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May 04, 2010:
*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 1 x (10min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 7.00 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 60 min water aero.
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 12 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Not done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1 1/2
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít/ Actual: Cereal 2x srvg sz.
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Every hr/ Actual: 4x in 4hrs- bad start!
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 1 serving/ Actual: 5 srvg.

Not my best day at goals, but my best day a working out. The trainer kicked it up 2 notches she said and she said I did great. I didnít deal well with how busy the day was. I got caught at the office without enough food, and only had grains left, so two extra servings. Meditation I did was good, but still hard to make a habit. It is hard to get all done well in a day, but I am getting more and more aware of them all and feel the large number of goals is working well.


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5/3/10 6:09 P

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May 03, 2010:

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 1 x (15min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 8.0 hrs. Not qual. though
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 30 min stationary bike, 60 min. of weights, 30 min. of mat exercises, 20 min. of stretching, 15 min. of icing
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 26 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 2 hr.
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít/ Actual: None- Yeah!
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Every hr/ Actual: 4x in 5 hrs- bad start!
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 1 serving/ Actual: 2 srvg.

Very good work-out along with my PT visit today. My shoulder is starting to hurt again, and my knee a bit, so I might have to cut the gym time and up the water. I ate breakfast so late- 10:00am due to a manic Monday, I actually forgot I had had a diet coke at 7:00 am when I thought Iíd eat, and ordered one at breakfast, thus doubling my total.


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oops!

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Linda, when you get a chance could you post how long you walk in the morning and evening respectively either in miles or minutes. I am interested to know. I can't walk much because of my knee, but I do have a stationary bike / coat rack at home and am wondering about relative times of a second work-out.

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5/3/10 2:39 P

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I managed to stay within range yesterday and am back on track today.

Managed my full morning walk and looking forward to my afternoon one too.

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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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May 02, 2010:
*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min)/ Actual 1x(10min), 1x(60min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 6.00 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 32 min recumbent bike
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 12 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: 1 1/2
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít/ Actual: None- Yeah!
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Every hr/ Actual: 6x in 6 hrs- got up and moved, but didn't strech- it's a start.
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 1 srvg/ Actual: 2 srvg.

I had a very balanced day. I went to meditation practice at the Buddhist Center, did cardio at the Y, worked for a couple of hours, Sparked the planned amount of time, and spent time with my wife. It is rare that I donít only focus on one or two things- usually work and health only. The extra meditation work was especially helpful


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May 01, 2010:
*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) / Actual 0 x
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 5.75 hrs.
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min./ Actual: 0 min.
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz/ Actual; 12 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done/ Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr./ Actual: Off the charts!
*Daily: Overeating: Goal: Donít/ Actual: One side dish.
*Daily: Get up from Office chair: Every hr/ Actual: 8x in 10 hrs- bad start!
*Daily: Lower Grains/Cereals- 1 serving/ Actual: 1 srvg.

Nice to start Mayís goals! Spent way too much time sparkiní finishing up things, before work goes crazy. Glad of the effort, will start hitting the mark tomorrow. I shopped Ďtil I dropped yesterday at a huge nursery with concrete floors- 6 hours worth- my feet / knee was sore so I took it easy today. Only overate chips at a mex. restaurant- they were baked, no salt, but way too much. I have disabled the stretching reminder, so got to get that going tomorrow. So, ok trial run with new goals, need to kick it up tomorrow!

ps. thanks for the sticky note Linda, and thanks for posting. I look forward to a day with only two probs to work on- keep it up!


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Good idea Bob & Maha!

So I won't have as many goals but I will keep the ones I have difficulty completing like Fish & WATP 3X week.

5/1

Eat Fish 3X week - Sun, Tues, Fri, Sat

Walk Away The Pounds 3X week - Sun, Mon, Fri

Calories, Carbs, Fiber over today



Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 5/2/2010 (17:14)
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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May 01, 2010
Since it is the first of May, I want to post this monthís personal goals. On Mahaís advice, about when to drop a goal, I looked at those habits that have had good results and have become a habit after 30 days and have dropped them- Drink 8 cups of water, No Egg Mc Muffins, and only 2 Energy bars. I want to challenge myself each month and not just list things I am doing well. If I have two slips on any of these Iíll add them back quicker than a duck on a June bug! So, I thought of what are the hardest things to do right and added 3 new goals below.

I also had a great idea to finally post my goals where I can see them during the day- something I have been planning to do and not gotten to. I had some printer sheets I had bought and not used- sure you never do that. One is Post-It picture paper by 3M. This is a Post it note with photo paper on the other side, so I am going to print my to do list on them and post them above my computer, on my dash board, and on my schedule book. I also found a packet of, Photo Pockets by Magna Card. These are magnetic pockets you can slide a picture in and put on the fridge or any metal surface. Office frig. and home frig., here they come! I hope these ideas help others as I am sure theyíll help me. I am glad to have some impulse buys still around!

May Personal Goals:
Aprilís Goals that are not regularly met and made new habits:

*Weekly: Weight- Goal: 5 pounds My trainers goal for me.
*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) on, ďWhat can I do to take care of myself?Ē
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min.
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done (during the day)
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr.

I raised the spark time a half an hour, because I have been way high, and May is my second hardest work month of the year (June is #1), and some comfort sparking is better than comfort eating.

New for May:
Overeating: Goal: Donít
Get up from Office chair: Every hr.
Lower Grains/Cereals- 1 serving:

I have a good feel now for when I am overeating and need to stay mindful of that point between good health and bad. The ole office chair- I get so focused I can go hours without getting out of it and my back, neck, knees, hips, etc. donít like this. I got a great stretching reminder for my computer at Ergoexercise.com, but click out of it without doing it, and need to get up when it prompts. This will be very hard for me, so I am starting at 1 hr. and hope to work to 30min., which my orthopedic doctors and PTís say I need to do. My water aerobics trainer wants me to stop cold turkey for now on the grains, but I donít like extremes so Iíll keep a serving. I only eat whole grains- with my exorcism of Egg Mc Muffins- but I really over do the cereals- convenient and comforting.


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May 01, 2010
Since it is the first of May, I want to post this monthís personal goals. On Mahaís advice, about when to drop a goal, I looked at those habits that have had good results and have become a habit after 30 days and have dropped them- Drink 8 cups of water, No Egg Mc Muffins, and only 2 Energy bars. I want to challenge myself each month and not just list things I am doing well. If I have two slips on any of these Iíll add them back quicker than a duck on a June bug! So, I thought of what are the hardest things to do right and added 3 new goals below.
I also had a great idea to finally post my goals where I can see them during the day- something I have been planning to do and not gotten to. I had some printer sheets I had bought and not used- sure you never do that. One is Post-It picture paper by 3M. This is a Post it note with photo paper on the other side, so I am going to print my to do list on them and post them above my computer, on my dash board, and on my schedule book. I also found a packet of, Photo Pockets by Magna Card. These are magnetic pockets you can slide a picture in and put on the fridge or any metal surface. Office frig. and home frig., here they come! I hope these ideas help others as I am sure theyíll help me. I am glad to have some impulse buys still around!

May Personal Goals:
Aprilís Goals that are not regularly met and made new habits:

*Weekly: Weight- Goal: 5 pounds My trainers goal for me.
*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.) on, ďWhat can I do to take care of myself?Ē
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min.
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done (during the day)
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 1/2 hr.

I raised the spark time a half an hour, because I have been way high, and May is my second hardest work month of the year (June is #1), and some comfort sparking is better than comfort eating.

New for May:
Overeating: Goal: Donít
Get up from Office chair: Every hr.
Lower Grains/Cereals- 1 serving:

I have a good feel now for when I am overeating and need to stay mindful of that point between good health and bad. The ole office chair- I get so focused I can go hours without getting out of it and my back, neck, knees, hips, etc. donít like this. I got a great stretching reminder for my computer at Ergoexercise.com, but click out of it without doing it, and need to get up when it prompts. This will be very hard for me, so I am starting at 1 hr. and hope to work to 30min., which my orthopedic doctors and PTís say I need to do. My water aerobics trainer wants me to stop cold turkey for now on the grains, but I donít like extremes so Iíll keep a serving. I only eat whole grains- with my exorcism of Egg Mc Muffins- but I really over do the cereals- convenient and comforting.


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1) Eat 5 fruits/veggies: Done
2) Eat Breakfast: Done
3) Drink 9 cups of Water: Done
4) 7,000 steps on pedometer: 12951
5) Stay within my Calorie Range: opps!
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Walk 2X daily - done

Eat Fish 3X week - Sun, Tues

Walk Away The Pounds 3X week - Sun, Mon, Fri

Eat 5 Freggies daily - done

Sodium, Cal in range - done; fiber, protein low today

Drink 8+ cups water daily - done

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*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.)/ Actual: 0
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 7.00 hrs.
*Daily: Water-Goal : 8 cups/ Actual: 11.00 cups
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min/ Actual: 0 min. hr.
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz /Actual: 28 oz
*Daily: Egg McMuffins- Goal: 0 ea /Actual: 0 ea
*Daily: Energy Bars- Goal: 2 ea /Actual: 3 ea
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done / Actual: not done.

Very busy day buying thousands of plants- some really gorgeus ones. I was on a concrete floor for 6 hours doing this, and my feet and back were so sore I felt it smarter to not temp fate and try more exercise. On the diet coke and extra energy bar, I feel fine because in each case I thought about the extra, and felt it better to have to keep my energy and sugar balanced. If I start carrying snacks I could have skipped them, I just got stuck somewhere with nothing else today. No food journal, but excellent eating and great calorie range. So not great #ís today, but I did well, with a tough day. Hope all of you are doing well.


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1) Eat 5 fruits/veggies: Done
2) Eat Breakfast: Done
3) Drink 9 cups of Water: Done
4) 7,000 steps on pedometer: 10805
5) Stay within my Calorie Range: YES
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Walk 2X daily - done

Eat Fish 3X week - Sun, Tues

Walk Away The Pounds 3X week - Sun, Mon

Eat 5 Freggies daily - done

Sodium, Fiber, Cal in range - done

Drink 8+ cups water daily - done

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Candy killer number of steps! Maha, hate to see you go, but smooth sailing! We all move at different rates, ways and have different needs at times. The journaling is my food journal and I donít think you knew that or you wouldnít wish it on the Thanksgiving group- very little thanks given if I did that. Keep posting guys and put up the tough goals you have trouble with if you want.

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.)/ Actual: 1x(1hr.)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 6.00 hrs. woke and got too disturbed to go back to bed.
*Daily: Water-Goal : 8 cups/ Actual: 7.50 cups
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min/ Actual: 1 hr. hard cardio- yeah!
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz /Actual: 12 oz
*Daily: Egg McMuffins- Goal: 0 ea /Actual: 0 ea
*Daily: Energy Bars- Goal: 2 ea /Actual: 1 ea
*Daily: Food Journal- Goal: Done / Actual: not done.
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 hr. / Actual: off the charts..

No non-breathing moments noticed. Very out of balance due to exorcising some old demons- see todayís blog if interested. Spark time / writing time needed, will now be able to drop it.


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2) Eat Breakfast: Done
3) Drink 9 cups of Water: Done
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5) Stay within my Calorie Range: YES
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Walk 2X daily - done

Eat Fish 3X week - Sun, Tues

Eat 5 Freggies daily - done

Sodium, Fiber, Cal in range - done

Drink 8+ cups water daily - done

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My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
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Bob-er-oo:

As Larry the Cable Guy says, "Git 'er done," sooooo, why not remove items from the list after one month of adherence with no slips?

Could you limit your journal writing to the gratitude practice for the time being? Or do you have something specific going on with your journaling?

Interesting how we both know the value and overriding importance of meditation, and we're both having trouble with it.

After considering all the feedback I got on yesterday's blog, which was exceedingly valuable to me, I have decided to quietly tip-toe out of this team....

I joined thinking the team support might be useful, but I'm simply not in a "measuring" place right now and I'm not doing well with making and meeting demands on myself at the moment. I'm in a more basic, survival mode.

I also have to get through three finals and two more papers and then prepare for my summer adventures.

To be continued when the time is right!
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CANDYGETNFIT, and LOPEYP good jobs on your goals! Maha you are too great! I can't tell you how much I appreciate the feed back!!! That guy knew what he was talking about with that middle path thang- eh!

Journal and meditation still tough. I think I don't do things better than do things? One of the things I want to do is drop off things as they become habits and put on the tough things. I am concerned I don't drop them off too early.

Would you keep things as reminders and add or would you drop them and after how long??? Habit 21 days? What is the time frame of doing well before a habit?

Let me know and hope the posting is helping ya'll, yu'uns keep it up- your resident southern bubba bob emoticon

ps. Maha, Amazon.com should be at the top of my list to lessen visits, lessen purchases, etc. I'll check your resources and then run for my financial life- Amazon is better than chocolate to me!

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April 28, 2010

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.)/ Actual: 0 x
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 7.50 hrs. Bad: breathing bad
*Daily: Water-Goal : 8 cups/ Actual: 9.00 cups
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min/ Actual: 0 min. 3.5 hr. walking around site.
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz /Actual: 12 oz
*Daily: Egg McMuffins- Goal: 0 ea /Actual: 0 ea
*Daily: Energy Bars- Goal: 2 ea /Actual: 1 ea
*Daily: Fd. Journal- Goal: Done / Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 hr. / Actual: 3.0 hr.

Stopped breathing a number of times- not usual on the cpap- and had lousy sleep. Did not go overboard with diet coke because I was tired though- yeah! Need to get apt. with new sleep apnea Dr. tomorrow. Was on a hilly site so long, knees got sore and laid off extra exercise. Too much spark, too little meditation. Still not hitting them all.


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2) Eat Breakfast: Done
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Bob, I can offer a little to you this evening, though I'm very weary after the day on-campus. So, here goes:

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.)/ Actual: 0 x
Maha:
The 18th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita says, "Make every act an offering...." If that's not meditation, I say what is?
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*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 8.25 hrs. Not good qual. back bad.
Maha:
SFriend GBoomer shared this on SP. He and GinaBug both rave about its effectiveness...do you know about it? Here's what Gina says: The program is called Deep Sleep by Andrew Johnson. You can get it as an iPhone (or Droid) application for a very small fee. If you do not have an iPhone or Droid, you can also purchase it at iTunes. Just go to the books on tape area and search for Andrew Johnson and you will see a great many products. The Deep Sleep is the only one I have listened to. I was having a tremendous problem with waking in the middle of the night (around 2 or 3) and not being able to fall back to sleep. Andrew Johnson and his lovely Scottish Brogue speak words in a most hypnotic way and put me right to sleep. If I awaken at night for some reason, so far I have been able to return to sleep even without replaying the program.

Amazon.com has some of Andrew's Albums, but I could not find the Deep Sleep there. I have not tried any of the others yet, but I intend to!
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*Daily: Water-Goal : 8 cups/ Actual: 10.25 cups
Maha:
YAY!
******

*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min/ Actual: 60 min. of Water-aerobics, and 50 min. of mind exercise at the therapists.
Maha:
YAY!
******

*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz /Actual: 12 oz
Maha:
I seem to recall a well-known Teacher speaking of "The Middle Path." You seem to be doing it here.
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*Daily: Egg McMuffins- Goal: 0 ea /Actual: 0 ea
Maha:
YAY!
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*Daily: Energy Bars- Goal: 2 ea /Actual: 2 ea
Maha:
YEP!
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*Daily: Fd. Journal- Goal: Done / Actual: Not Done
Maha:
Tomorrow perhaps?

*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 hr. / Actual: 3.5 hr.
Maha:
I know what you mean! How about a timer to monitor time? I'm considering that.
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I think you're doing phenomenally.

Blessings on your head, dear Bob!
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Way to go! Maha for posting, even when you are not hitting your goals. I really respect that. Personally I am really trying to post the things I am struggling with and not the things that I have made a habit. I look forward to all thumbs up for you- I did read your blog, thanks for pointing me to it- you are such a great guide!

*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.)/ Actual: 0 x
*Daily: Sleep- Goal : 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 8.25 hrs. Not good qual. back bad.
*Daily: Water-Goal : 8 cups/ Actual: 10.25 cups
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min/ Actual: 60 min. of Water-aerobics, and 50 min. of mind exercise at the therapists.
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz /Actual: 12 oz
*Daily: Egg McMuffins- Goal: 0 ea /Actual: 0 ea
*Daily: Energy Bars- Goal: 2 ea /Actual: 2 ea
*Daily: Fd. Journal- Goal: Done / Actual: Not Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 hr. / Actual: 3.5 hr.

The good, the bad, and the ugly today. Great water aerobics work-out! Killer therapy session! My self-destructiveness psyche seems to need something not doing well- Meditation, spark time and journal today. I have to work through this and let things go well. I really appreciated my trainer getting on me for over-doing it yesterday. She really cares about my health, and doesnít want anymore setbacks. She also asked me to keep the diet coke drinking steady for the week. Not to do 0 even. She said I have a couple of days of 0 then make up for it with a higher day. She wants me to work on consistency and then work the total down to 0- interesting approach.


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Walk 2X daily - done

Eat Fish 3X week - Sun, Tues

Eat 5 Freggies daily - done

Sodium, Fiber, Cal in range - done

Drink 8+ cups water daily - done

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Running through this on campus in the language lab, so it will be brief. I'll get with you later on your request Bob.

Monday:

~daily noting of gratitudes
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~daily meditation practice
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~minimum of 20 min. of aerobic activity 5 days/wk.
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~minimum of 20 min. of strength training 3 days/wk.
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~minimum of 15 min. of hatha yoga 3 days/wk.
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~prepare for finals
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~maximum of one hour of SparkPeople activity daily
WAY OVER
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Purdy sad, to be verging on euphemistic. See my blog today for some iinsight into *where I'm at.*

ADDENDUM:

I got home from campus about 6:30pm, collapsed into a chair to relax a minute, prepared a healthy dinner, and now I'm watching "Who Killed the Electric Car." The chances are nil to none that I'll do any further movement, except to proceed to my bed.
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Stay below the top point of my calorie range - 1207 today emoticon

Exercise 6 of the 7 days (averaging 45 minutes of cardio a day) emoticon
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Walk 2X daily - emoticon
WATP 3X week - Sun, Mon
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Welcome!!! CANDYGETNFIT, way to go hitting all of your goals! I look forward to your posts! Sleep is a really tough one for me, I better get off the computer and start chillin' so I can sleep!

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My daily goals:
1) Eat 5 fruits/veggies: Done
2) Eat Breakfast: Done
3) Drink 9 cups of Water: Done
4) 7,000 steps on pedometer: 11,520
5) Stay within my Calorie Range: YES
6) Get 7-8 hrs sleep: 7hrs

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*Daily: Meditation-Goal 3(5min)/ Actual:1(5min), 1(10min)
*Daily: Sleep- Goal: 8.0 hrs/ Actual: 7.75 hrs. Good qty, so-so qual.
*Daily: Water-Goal: 8 cups / Actual: 16.0 cups
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min/ Actual: PT/Training-25 min. Stationary bike, 75 min. weights, 25 min. mat exercises and 1 hour Yoga breathing and meditation.
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz / Actual: 18 oz
*Daily: Egg McMuffins- Goal: 0 ea / Actual: 0 ea
*Daily: Energy Bars- Goal: 2 ea / Actual: 2 ea
*Daily: Fd. Journal- Goal: Done / Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 hr. / Actual: 1.5 hr.

Really good day hitting my goal! While icing after Physical therapy / training, I did 10 min. of relaxation and the checking meditation on what I can do to take care of myself. I watched my heart rate and kept it at a good limit for my eye.

Usually schedule Yoga on a day I am not training, but since I couldnít we just did breath work, mediation, and she showed me how to make a drink for anti-inflammation- my knee was hurting. Succumbed to morning diet coke, but kept quantity down, and turned it down at lunch- better, but need to drop amount. Thanks again for all the posts! Keep up the good work team!!! Take Care! Bob


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My goals for this week

100+ minutes of cardio a week: 60 minutes complete

30+ minutes of strength training: 0 complete

Stay in calorie range : 1/7

take at least 10mins to myself: 1/7



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If you want something bad enough you will find a way
If you don't you will find an excuse.

Food is the fuel...
That lights a fire...
Under your ass...

AND MELTS THE FAT OFF IT!!!





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Wow! great response!

Maha, just a quick personal note to ask a public favor of a friend- don't worry no is fine. While you are holding yourself accountible daily would you check my list and also help me be accountible?

I like how you tell it like it is, and I need that, especially now that Spring is upon me- and stomping up and down on me. Just a quick word or two praise or tough love, ok you can yell occasionally- see hurt easily note below! ha!ha! Don't feel obliged every day, I know about keeping the ole spark minutes down, but when you post, let a fellow know what you think when you can.

I also hope Linda, my partner in crime can critique the big guy! Others are welcome! If you post weekly, and have some time comment to.

Off to the crazy group- "Sparker's Who are Out Of Their Minds" (made that one up, but hey!) to post that I just told a bunch of women they can criticize me!!!!! What was I thinking- therapist on line two!

Keep up the posting guys! and thanks for joining in! Bob

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Sunday was the first day of this last week for April and I'm going to come here each day, holding myself accountable in that way.

Sunday:

~daily noting of gratitudes
CHECK

~daily meditation practice
CHECK

~minimum of 20 min. of aerobic activity 5 days/wk.
NONE

~minimum of 20 min. of strength training 3 days/wk.
NONE

~minimum of 15 min. of hatha yoga 3 days/wk.
NONE

~prepare for finals
SOME

~maximum of one hour of SparkPeople activity daily
WAY OVER

Hey the week is just beginning. I CAN do this!
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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
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This week my plan is to stay below the top point of my calorie range every day (starting today since I didn't yesterday)
Exercise 6 of the 7 days (averaging 45 minutes of cardio a day)
Drink 8 glasses of water each day

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My first goal is to eat out less, meaning no more than 2x's a week. Usually Thursday for lunch and Sunday aftrernoon. That for some reason is difficult for me. I'm trying to "pack" suppers on busy nights of soccer, ect. to take with us so I have no excuse to eat out yucky fast food.

Secondly, I would like to eat more natural and to take more time and thought into preparing meals.

Thirdly, I would like to eat 4 fruits and veggies in my diet daily.

Adding one more goal: Eat 30% of my calories in Protein.

My next fitness goal is to complete a triathlon! July 25, 2010. Swim 500 yards, bike 19 miles, and run 3.

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Thanks Bob and Linda. I'm going to join you here and see how I do this week.

I have been posting some "Baby Steps Goals" on my Spark Page this month, but this is a better setting I think for it. I've gotta' say that I'm very discouraged and disheartened with my performance. I'm not feeling good about myself right now. It's also embarrassing to fall so short *in front of* others. I've copied from my SparkPage over here:

April 2010 Weekly BABY STEPS GOALS:

~daily noting of gratitudes
WK of 4/4: CHECK
WK of 4/11: CHECK
WK of 4/18: CHECK
WK of 4/25:

~daily meditation practice
WK of 4/4: CHECK
WK of 4/11: CHECK
WK of 4/18: CHECK
WK of 4/25:

~minimum of 20 min. of aerobic activity 5 days/wk.
WK of 4/4: CHECK+
WK of 4/11: Some
WK of 4/18: Some
WK of 4/25:

~minimum of 20 min. of strength training 3 days/wk.
WK of 4/4: None
WK of 4/11: None
WK of 4/18: None
WK of 4/25:

~minimum of 15 min. of hatha yoga 3 days/wk.
WK of 4/4: CHECK+
WK of 4/11: Some
WK of 4/18: 1/3
WK of 4/25:

~prepare for finals
WK of 4/4: OK
WK of 4/11: OK
WK of 4/18: OK
WK of 4/25:

I'm adding this --
~maximum of one hour of SparkPeople activity daily:
WK of 4/25:

I'll try checking in daily as well. Perhaps it will add to my sense of accountability. These are really NOT stringent goals and I truly ought to be able to easily meet these. I purposely set the bar low since I've gotten SO off-track...and still I'm not meeting the mark (I'm especially referring to strength training/aerobics/yoga in this regard).

Blessed be!
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 4/25/2010 (22:12)

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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I think this is a great idea Bob! I'd like to join you in your journey for accountability with goals of my own!

April 25, 2010
Weight Goal 117 - actual weight 119.1
Walk 2X daily - accomplished today for 8.5 miles
WATP 3X week - did 3 Miles WATP & Weights today
Eat fish 3X week - accomplished with Tuna today
Water 8 cups daily -
Freggies 5 servings daily - accomplished today
Sodium in range daily - accomplished today
Fiber in range - nope, 2 pts low today

Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 4/25/2010 (20:14)
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

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I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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I have had a lot of success with different teamís goals and challenges, but have been looking for a place to post goals specific to me. I have been trying one out, but I donít think it is really geared to what I am trying to do, so I wanted to try out By the Numbers. I want to thank RAYLYNNSTEPHENS, for being so accommodating with me, and urging me to try the group out.

I really like working in a group framework, but I have some real challenges getting my weight loss going again, and remaining consistent with a number of health problems I have, so I feel I need some individual postings also. I hope if anyone has any comments on how to deal with problems, or sees me slacking they will speak up and give me some feedback; whether positive, lukewarm, or downright nasty- well maybe constructively criticizes me (I am easily hurt-ha!). The goals / problem areas I am working with are:

April 25, 2010
*Weekly: Weight 327.8 lbs Goal 325 lbs/Actual 5/2:
*Daily: Meditation- Goal 3(5min.)/ Actual: 1(5min.) check-in, and 1 hr of Metta meditation.
*Daily: Sleep- Goal: 8.0 hrs./ Actual: 7.00 hrs. Good qual.
*Daily: Water-Goal : 8 cups /Actual: 11.0 cups
*Daily: Exercise- Goal: 30 min /Actual: 0 min.
*Daily: Diet Coke- Goal: 12 oz /Actual: 0 oz
*Daily: Egg McMuffins- Goal: 0 ea /Actual: 0 ea
*Daily: Energy Bars- Goal: 2 ea /Actual: 1 ea
*Daily: Fd. Journal- Goal: Done / Actual: Done
*Daily: Spark time- Goal: 1 hr. / Actual: 3.5 hr.

I had an amazing day finding an incredibly relaxing video on youtube. I havenít felt that relaxed and calm in forever! My sleep was 1.5 hr. less than yesterday, but was deeper and better- quality over quantity. I spent a lot of time finding the vids and figuring out how to play them, and catching up on spark, but it really was time well spent. I really have to watch balancing things out and getting in exercise! Also need to keep working on making a habit of the 3-5 min. meditation check-ins on ďWhat can I do now to take care of myself?Ē

I plan to post daily, but think any amount that works for you is great.

*The goal weight is for this week, until Sunday, when Iíd like to post it

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