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TOPIC:   Amber's Place of Stuff (Positive Comments Welcome) 

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THENEWAMBER's Photo Posts: 174
1/21/13 12:12 P

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I'm feeling so good today! My ankle is feeling better so I can move around on it without any trouble. I spent much of the morning working through my soft schedule. I use a program called Week Plan that lets me add To Do items or scheduled items and cross them off when it's done. I love seeing nothing on my list at the end of the day!

One of the things I've had to start putting on my list is Eat Breakfast, Eat Lunch, Eat Dinner. I have a tendency to not eat until the evening a lot of days and I know it's not healthy for me. Having that on my list makes sure I work that into my schedule. I also make sure to add "me time" on my list as well, so I remember that I'm important too.

I've been challenging myself daily to do something that either needs to be done or I want to do but haven't made the time for. I'm on day 9 of that today (and I've been writing it up in my blog,, if anyone wants to check it out. Today's goal was "match all the single socks." Interesting one to write about today, but that's for later. The important thing is that it's done!

I'm also feeling very good about how I've made this morning go. When I woke up this morning, I didn't get out of bed right away. Instead, I visualized myself doing the things that I knew were on my To Do list. I imagined me getting up, getting dressed, and going downstairs to eat some cereal. Then coming back upstairs to start sorting socks. When that was done, I imagined me cleaning the upstairs bathroom. Not the most exciting things to imagine, but it got me pumped for doing what I needed to do. I was tempted to stay upstairs and finish the things that needed to be done there before breakfast, but I decided that if I didn't eat breakfast now, I probably wouldn't. Good choices rock!

I also got caught in a big cleaning no-no. The Give a Mouse a Cookie trap. You know the one where you start cleaning one room, but then you need to go in another room to get something. While you're there, you see something that needs to be done, so you say you'll take a few minutes to get that done. But when you're done with that, you see something else that needs to be done, and so on and so on. Well, me coming downstairs to get my big jug of water dragged me into that trap and made me clean out the freezer. But I reminded myself what the plan was and, after the freezer was cleaned out, went right back to cleaning rather than be sucked in to anything else.

My soft schedule for today is:

1. Check my soft schedule for what I have on tap for today. (I usually check it at night as well, but this makes sure I'm staying on track). emoticon
2. Eat breakfast. emoticon
3. Match single socks. emoticon
4. Clean the bathroom emoticon
5. 30 minutes of Pilates.
6. Eat lunch.
7. Update my blogs.
8. Eat dinner.
9. Track my food and exercise.
10. Me time!

Four checked off before lunch. Can't complain about that!

-- Amber

Time to get serious about weight loss

 current weight: 244.0 

LOOKINHEALTHY's Photo SparkPoints: (1,150)
Fitness Minutes: (161)
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1/13/13 2:17 P

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awesome goals and rewards!!

I can do this for me!!!

 Pounds lost: 14.0 

THENEWAMBER's Photo Posts: 174
1/13/13 2:11 P

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As I take my steps toward my personal fitness goals, I'm hoping to keep this updated here. Here is where I'll keep track of what I've done, what I want to do and how I'll reward myself as I make myself thinner, healthier and happier. I'm also going to keep track of my inspirations. I'll be updating things in my blog (both here on SparkPeople and my personal blog in the wider world) as well, but this will be a handy place to see things all at once.


$2 set aside for every pound I lose. If I get to my goal weight, I will have $178.
When I reach 225, I will treat myself to a manicure (approx. $20)
When I reach 200, I will treat myself to a WiiFit to get the most out of exercising. (Since we're planning on purchasing a Wii with Christmas money.)
When I reach 175, I will treat myself to new clothes.
When I reach my goal of 150, I will spend the $178 on something cool.

These are subject to change.

-- Amber

Time to get serious about weight loss

 current weight: 244.0 

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