1
 
Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
8/18/14 7:24 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
August 18 Motivation Monday

Let's do a repeat of this challenge:

Choose one goal that you are determined to complete by end of the day today. Do what it takes to be successful. Maybe it's a chore that you have been putting off, maybe its some stretching exercises or maybe it's taking time for a mental attitude adjustment.
You are the only one that is responsible for how well you do.

I am choosing to get done by the end of the day:

1. Unpacking another bag from my move.
2. Find my exercise equipment - weights & band so I can get back into a routine.
3. Stop at a store to get a wastebasket, bath rug & drawer liners so I can get the bathroom & bedroom done.

Thanks, Wanda!


.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
8/18/14 7:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
August 18 Motivation Monday

Let's do a repeat of this challenge:

Choose one goal that you are determined to complete by end of the day today. Do what it takes to be successful. Maybe it's a chore that you have been putting off, maybe its some stretching exercises or maybe it's taking time for a mental attitude adjustment.
You are the only one that is responsible for how well you do.



I am choosing to get done by the end of the day:

1. Kitchen counter cleaned off completely so that painter can work in the kitchen without worry of things in his way.
2. Get the pictures off the walls in the Living room.
3. Take things one step at a time as I return to a desk at work that is most likely stacked high with things that need to be done.


Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
7/28/14 2:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sort through night clothes & tees for move.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
7/28/14 2:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Going for a walk this afternoon, it's a nice cool day for it, feels like fall.

Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
7/28/14 7:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
July 28 Motivation Monday

Choose one goal that you are determined to complete by end of the day today. Do what it takes to be successful. Maybe it's a chore that you have been putting off, maybe its some stretching exercises or maybe it's taking time for a mental attitude adjustment.
You are the only one that is responsible for how well you do.

Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
7/14/14 12:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
July 14 Motivation Month

It's time to get our bodies moving. Yep...that means taking it for a walk, doing some physical exercise or stretching it. While you are doing these kind things for your body, take some time to give yourself some positive affirmations. Be your body and minds best friend today.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I can get back on track with exercise TODAY!

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
7/14/14 7:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
July 14 Motivation Month

It's time to get our bodies moving. Yep...that means taking it for a walk, doing some physical exercise or stretching it. While you are doing these kind things for your body, take some time to give yourself some positive affirmations. Be your body and minds best friend today.

I CAN DO THIS, I WILL BE HEALTHY AND CARE FOR MYSELF.

Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
6/30/14 7:48 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
June 30 Motivation Monday

Our last Monday of June...where did this month go???

Your challenge today is to move your body in some form of exercise at least 5 minutes out of every hour that you are awake. Your can do it all at once or break it up into smaller pieces. Your challenge is to just do it!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks, Wanda. Especially good for me since I'm on the Hope Bus all day. :)

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
6/30/14 7:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
June 30 Motivation Monday

Our last Monday of June...where did this month go???

Your challenge today is to move your body in some form of exercise at least 5 minutes out of every hour that you are awake. Your can do it all at once or break it up into smaller pieces. Your challenge is to just do it!

Have a wonderful day.

PS...one way to remind yourself to move your body is to set a timer for yourself. Because I work on a computer all day at work, I have a message that pops up on my computer to remind me to get up and go for a walk...works great!

Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
6/17/14 7:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Read this yesterday...but can't reply from my phone.

Track ALL that you consume. DONE
Track your exercise. 50% DONE - NEED TO CONNECT TO WIFI TO DOWNLOAD MY TRACKER INFO
Drink your water...it's warmer weather and often we grab a high calorie cold drink...reach for the iced water instead. DONE - NEVER A PROBLEM FOR ME SINCE WATER IS MY CHOICE OF DRINK



.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
6/16/14 8:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I did not track Sat. or Sun., but am back at it today, fell short of my 8 waters today, so will do better tomorrow, did not walk today but will try and get that in tomorrow morning before it gets too hot, it wasn't too bad today but is suppose to get muggier, if we get storms tomorrow will just walk inside. Thanks for the challenge Wanda to get us back on track.

Hugs,
Shirl

Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
6/16/14 7:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
June 16 Motivation Monday

We have all had a nice weekend of spending time with our loved ones. Perhaps we have relaxed our awareness of what we have been eating and drinking just a tad. Make today a day of being motivated to get back on track to your healthier version of you.

Track ALL that you consume.
Track your exercise.
Drink your water...it's warmer weather and often we grab a high calorie cold drink...reach for the iced water instead.

Have a great day of being motivated to reach your goals.

Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
6/2/14 1:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Wanda, for reminding me of its importance. Now that I'm not "required" to do it for my 5% Challenge that ended on Saturday, I need a reminder to do it.

Thank you for all your support, too.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
6/2/14 8:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wanda this is right up my alley today, as I haven't been tracking my food or water for a while now, but today had decided it's time to get back at it. Thanks for this challenge today.

Hugs,
Shirl

Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
6/2/14 7:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
June 2 Motivation Monday

Your challenge today is to TRACK everything that you consume. Sometimes as we walk this journey to health, we get a little lacks in our tracking, We get tired of doing it. Make today an accountable day and TRACK. Even if it's just to keep a piece of paper beside where ever you are and you just jot down each mouthful. Make yourself accountable.

Have a great day,
Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
5/26/14 10:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will get 45 minutes of exercise done today at a minimum...and plan meals for the week.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
5/26/14 9:11 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Plan to stop by GD's to see their new home after the parade.

Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
5/26/14 7:54 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
May 26 Motivation Monday

Choose one activity as your goal for today and just get it done!


My activity: I am GOING to do upper body strength training today.


Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
HEATHERSTHPW68's Photo HEATHERSTHPW68 SparkPoints: (38,712)
Fitness Minutes: (13,787)
Posts: 274
5/12/14 4:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Walking is impossible for me because right now it is raining here too. I did a 30 minute workout to video.

 current weight: 148.3 
 
148.3
143.725
139.15
134.575
130
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
5/12/14 3:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I didn't walk, but got in 45 min. of exercise DVD this morning. We've been having thunderstorms and it's very muggy this afternoon.

Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
5/12/14 8:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Will work on it today...it's really a challenge for me since I'm on the Hope Bus today...

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
5/12/14 8:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
May 12 Motivation Monday

Your challenge today is to walk for 30 minutes, even if you have to break it up into smaller segments...30 minutes is not that long!

Have a great day.

Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
4/29/14 8:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Shirl. I managed to get my fruit & veggies in yesterday.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
4/28/14 10:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Went back to Jan. for this one, but feel it's a good one to start the week off with as we all know the importance of getting in our fruits and veggies. I did not get any in for breakfast, but will get them in at lunch, supper and a snack.

Fruit and Veggie Challenge:

Everyday your body needs 5 servings of fruits and veggies. If you eat one or two portions with each meal and have the occasional fruit snack you might be surprised at how easy it is to eat five-a-day.

At breakfast you could:

add a handful of dried fruit to your cereal

eat half a grapefruit or an apple

drink a glass of fruit juice

At lunch you could:

eat a bowl of salad

have a banana sandwich

have some fruit salad

At your evening meal you could:

add vegetables or pulses to your curry, casserole or stir fry

serve at least two types of vegetables with your fish, chicken or meat

And don't forget, when you fancy a snack, reach for an apple, banana or perhaps even some dried fruit.


Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
HEATHERSTHPW68's Photo HEATHERSTHPW68 SparkPoints: (38,712)
Fitness Minutes: (13,787)
Posts: 274
1/6/14 9:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Today I had my usual fruit smoothie for breakfast. For lunch I Vegetable and beef soup and for dinner i had chicken pot pie with veggies!

 current weight: 148.3 
 
148.3
143.725
139.15
134.575
130
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
1/6/14 11:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great challenge today, Wanda. Thank you.

Had a kiwi for breakfast, lentil veggie soup for lunch, and not sure what dinner will be. Most days I do get my 5, simply because I don't eat meat. :)

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
1/6/14 11:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well for breakfast had 6 oz, tomato juice, will have some lite fruit for lunch, mixed frozen veggies and goulash which has kidney beans, diced tomatoes and onion, don't know about supper.

Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
COO_KIE's Photo COO_KIE SparkPoints: (42,471)
Fitness Minutes: (16,902)
Posts: 625
1/6/14 10:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had half a banana and 2 clementines so far, vegetable soup for lunch.
Now a question...........What is coconut? A fat? A fruit?

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


 Pounds lost: 20.2 
 
0
11.75
23.5
35.25
47
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
1/6/14 10:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Jan 6 Motivation Monday!

Fruit and Veggie Challenge:

Everyday your body needs 5 servings of fruits and veggies. If you eat one or two portions with each meal and have the occasional fruit snack you might be surprised at how easy it is to eat five-a-day.

At breakfast you could:

add a handful of dried fruit to your cereal

eat half a grapefruit or an apple

drink a glass of fruit juice

At lunch you could:

eat a bowl of salad

have a banana sandwich

have some fruit salad

At your evening meal you could:

add vegetables or pulses to your curry, casserole or stir fry

serve at least two types of vegetables with your fish, chicken or meat

And don't forget, when you fancy a snack, reach for an apple, banana or perhaps even some dried fruit.

Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
12/31/13 10:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cookie...I have created a 2014 word/phrase forum under General if you would like to copy your word there and how you will use it. What a great word!

Wishing you much success with your word in 2014.

Hugs
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
12/30/13 6:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Last week I had a word come to me that I thought was perfect but it is gone...so I believe it was not the right word. Have 3 in mind so will pray & meditate on it in the morning.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
COO_KIE's Photo COO_KIE SparkPoints: (42,471)
Fitness Minutes: (16,902)
Posts: 625
12/30/13 10:54 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Persevere
I will use it as I am tempted to pass by my treadmill or my bike. I will also use it as I reach for unplanned food in the kitchen. I need to persevere if I am going to get healthy.

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


 Pounds lost: 20.2 
 
0
11.75
23.5
35.25
47
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
12/30/13 10:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dec 30 Motivation Monday!

Your challenge for today is to come up with a word/phrase that you will use throughout 2014 as your means of motivation. Many of us meditate or pray about the right word, sometimes it just pops into your head. Go with it and use it as your strength and motivation for the new year.

Post your word to me along with how you are going to use it and I will create a 2014 word/phrase post so that you can always refer to it throughout the new year.,


Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
COO_KIE's Photo COO_KIE SparkPoints: (42,471)
Fitness Minutes: (16,902)
Posts: 625
12/16/13 6:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Success for me is a day that I am within my food ranges, met my water goal, had my fitness, preferably before 7 PM.
But, that is not success unless I have tracked it.
Then, I need to repeat daily.

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


 Pounds lost: 20.2 
 
0
11.75
23.5
35.25
47
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
12/16/13 6:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Healthy eating success for me has a few components:

1. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily.
2. Not skipping any meals.
3. Eating within my nutritional guidelines.
4. After a long day of work, avoiding the temptation to eat from a drive-thru fast food restaurant and instead coming home to eat a healthy sandwich or meal I've prepared.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
LADYWYNDY's Photo LADYWYNDY SparkPoints: (13,682)
Fitness Minutes: (46)
Posts: 442
12/16/13 2:28 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What is your definition of success? We are all successful at something, how do you define your healthy eating success.

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
Zig Ziglar

Edited by: LADYWYNDY at: 12/16/2013 (02:30)
God bless your endeavours
Wyndy


 Pounds lost: 41.6 
 
0
42.75
85.5
128.25
171
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
12/9/13 7:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If I want to, I could follow the steps of my *Spark* Restart plan. If I don't at any time during December, I will forgive myself and get back to it.

Good challenge, LadyWyndy.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
LADYWYNDY's Photo LADYWYNDY SparkPoints: (13,682)
Fitness Minutes: (46)
Posts: 442
12/9/13 2:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What are your reality goals for December. I know we all want to lose all the rest of the weight we "need to" but that's not reality and December is such a stressful time to even think about dieting. So, lets not think about it as a diet, it's healthy eating and healthy living. Right! Let's hear it, RIGHT! emoticon

December is the month to remember that "should" and "have to" are not words that we are using. Remember that the words are "If I want to, I could". They also are words that help to keep things real. And this applies to everything in your life not just the healthy eating.

Here's mine:

If I want to, I could lose the 2 pounds that will take me to the next level at the end of December. I could be at 270. But, if I don't I will not gain any pounds and the Christmas season will be a success.

God bless your endeavours
Wyndy


 Pounds lost: 41.6 
 
0
42.75
85.5
128.25
171
FRECKALYMC's Photo FRECKALYMC SparkPoints: (23,561)
Fitness Minutes: (51,617)
Posts: 431
12/2/13 6:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think this is a GREAT question to think about! I think, for me, part of what motivates me *now* is not wanting to lose the progress I've made...not wanting to edge backwards and start yo-yoing and gaining again as I have so many times before. I'm feeling too good lately and I want that to continue.


-Aly

"The goal in life is living in agreement with nature."
~Zeno, from Diogenes Laertius


 current weight: 115.0 
 
117
115.25
113.5
111.75
110
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
12/2/13 9:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Like Coo_kie, I push myself to do it. Once I start to see my way through the first couple of steps, I pick up momentum and end up doing more than I planned.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
COO_KIE's Photo COO_KIE SparkPoints: (42,471)
Fitness Minutes: (16,902)
Posts: 625
12/2/13 7:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I push myself to start activity, whether walking or biking, or whatever. (I may not like it, but I start it). Once I get started, and wake up my body, the motivation comes because I do not want to waste the effort I have already put in. Each workout achieved seems to cause me to see if I can do the next one better.

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


 Pounds lost: 20.2 
 
0
11.75
23.5
35.25
47
LADYWYNDY's Photo LADYWYNDY SparkPoints: (13,682)
Fitness Minutes: (46)
Posts: 442
12/2/13 2:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Do you ever think: I can't get motivated to do . . . I do that all the time. Today's challenge is:

What do you do to motivate yourself. I mean really motivate not just a thought or phrase that gets you going for a day but one that actually gets you going from deep down inside.

God bless your endeavours
Wyndy


 Pounds lost: 41.6 
 
0
42.75
85.5
128.25
171
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
11/28/13 8:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wyndy, I did make the butternut squash with chopped green apples, cinnamon and I used pecans since I already had some. It was delicious and one of the women with whom I work asked if I would mind if she took the leftover squash home to share with her family today. I had no problem doing that since John & I are going out to dinner, and I had saved a container for us.

I did everything to taste. So steamed the squash, mashed it and added the apples, cinnamon & pecans. I baked it for about 20 minutes, covered. I'm thinking as I write this that next time I may try roasting the squash so it is cubed with the rest of the ingredients.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
LADYWYNDY's Photo LADYWYNDY SparkPoints: (13,682)
Fitness Minutes: (46)
Posts: 442
11/27/13 4:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Maurizia that sound delicious. Let us know if you used it and how it went over with everyone.

God bless your endeavours
Wyndy


 Pounds lost: 41.6 
 
0
42.75
85.5
128.25
171
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
11/25/13 8:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great Challenge Wyndy

1. Since the US is having Thanksgiving this week, come up with a NEW recipe for your vegetables that is healthy and isn't a salad. Will have to come back to this one.

2. Thanksgiving means lots of leftovers so how about cleaning out the fridge from top to bottom and making room for delicious leftovers that won't get lost in the chaos.

I am having a friend over Sat. and will send some leftovers home with her.

3. Exercise can also be calming and a stress release; do a mild exercise to keep limber and stress free before the chaos starts. Will try and do some kind of exercise in the morning of the day we have our family Thanksgiving.


Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
HEATHERSTHPW68's Photo HEATHERSTHPW68 SparkPoints: (38,712)
Fitness Minutes: (13,787)
Posts: 274
11/25/13 12:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
1. I have already been to one Thanksgiving dinner(Sunday after church) and I made a healthy sweet potato and pumpkin casserole dish.
2. i am going to aqua zumba for my stress free workout
3. And i got rid of all the leftovers over the weekend

Everyone have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!


 current weight: 148.3 
 
148.3
143.725
139.15
134.575
130
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
11/25/13 11:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wyndy, great challenge!

1. Actually found a butternut squash recipe that uses chopped apples with cinnamon & nuts, and no butter. They will decrease unhealthy fats while increasing healthy fats in the nuts, and upping the fiber with both nuts & apples.

2. Cleaned out leftovers on Saturday, using some cooked veggies for toppings on whole wheat English muffins, instead of cheese.

3. Will add some exercise when I get home from work today.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
LADYWYNDY's Photo LADYWYNDY SparkPoints: (13,682)
Fitness Minutes: (46)
Posts: 442
11/25/13 12:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Motivation Monday Nov. 25
Here goes my first try at initiating a challenge:
1. Since the US is having Thanksgiving this week, come up with a NEW recipe for your vegetables that is healthy and isn't a salad.
2. Thanksgiving means lots of leftovers so how about cleaning out the fridge from top to bottom and making room for delicious leftovers that won't get lost in the chaos.
3. Exercise can also be calming and a stress release; do a mild exercise to keep limber and stress free before the chaos starts.

God bless your endeavours
Wyndy


 Pounds lost: 41.6 
 
0
42.75
85.5
128.25
171
COO_KIE's Photo COO_KIE SparkPoints: (42,471)
Fitness Minutes: (16,902)
Posts: 625
11/18/13 6:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
1. Did Nicole's boot camp 3 video
2.109 minutes, walking and biking and video
3. daily goal 100 minutes minimum.....weekly goal to do more strength training

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


 Pounds lost: 20.2 
 
0
11.75
23.5
35.25
47
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
11/18/13 9:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Nov 18 Motivation Monday

Your challenge today:
1. Find a new exercise that you have not as yet tried and give it a go. You just might discover it`s easier than you thought.

2. At least 30 minutes of exercise today.

3. Set a goal for yourself for the day and then one for the week. My goal for this Monday is to keep control and make wise food choices tonight at the Thanksgiving potluck.

Goal for the week to increase my exercise time.

Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
11/18/13 7:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Nov 18 Motivation Monday

Your challenge today:
1. Find a new exercise that you have not as yet tried and give it a go. You just might discover it`s easier than you thought.
2. At least 30 minutes of exercise today.
3. Set a goal for yourself for the day and then one for the week.

Have a great day,
Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
HEATHERSTHPW68's Photo HEATHERSTHPW68 SparkPoints: (38,712)
Fitness Minutes: (13,787)
Posts: 274
11/4/13 8:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I did 90 minutes of aqua exercises this evening!

 current weight: 148.3 
 
148.3
143.725
139.15
134.575
130
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
11/4/13 1:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Got here late but will try and get in 30 min. after our resident meeting this afternoon.

Hugs,
Shirl

Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
MAWMAW101's Photo MAWMAW101 SparkPoints: (66,245)
Fitness Minutes: (23,799)
Posts: 1,755
11/4/13 11:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great challnge--got the first 30 minutes in!
emoticon

Wishing everyone a great day!

Phyllis ~~~~
2014 Motto--Finish what you started!


 current weight: 180.0 
 
209
196.5
184
171.5
159
COO_KIE's Photo COO_KIE SparkPoints: (42,471)
Fitness Minutes: (16,902)
Posts: 625
11/4/13 10:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Whoa. Hold everything. I have a tracker. They only count exercise as a workout for 10 minute minimums, though of course every step is counted. So, every 2 hours, I will do 10 minutes. I may try to beat the system, but refuse to let it beat me.

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


 Pounds lost: 20.2 
 
0
11.75
23.5
35.25
47
COO_KIE's Photo COO_KIE SparkPoints: (42,471)
Fitness Minutes: (16,902)
Posts: 625
11/4/13 8:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
OK. I am on my way to catch my 5 minutes now. (I already had 20.)

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


 Pounds lost: 20.2 
 
0
11.75
23.5
35.25
47
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
11/4/13 7:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just the motivation I need to get back in the swing of my *SPARK RESTART* plan! Thanks, Wanda!

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
11/4/13 7:28 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Nov 4 Motivation Monday

It's been awhile since we have done this challenge: For every hour that you are wake today, do five minutes of exercise. Push yourself if need be to get it done. If you are awake for 6 hours then you will have accomplished 30 minutes...see what you can do.

Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
HEATHERSTHPW68's Photo HEATHERSTHPW68 SparkPoints: (38,712)
Fitness Minutes: (13,787)
Posts: 274
10/28/13 8:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
45 minutes of aqua zumba for me today! emoticon

 current weight: 148.3 
 
148.3
143.725
139.15
134.575
130
FRECKALYMC's Photo FRECKALYMC SparkPoints: (23,561)
Fitness Minutes: (51,617)
Posts: 431
10/28/13 6:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Got myself a brisk walk in this morning (75 minutes). Woot woot!

emoticon


-Aly

"The goal in life is living in agreement with nature."
~Zeno, from Diogenes Laertius


 current weight: 115.0 
 
117
115.25
113.5
111.75
110
COO_KIE's Photo COO_KIE SparkPoints: (42,471)
Fitness Minutes: (16,902)
Posts: 625
10/28/13 5:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was surprised to find that the very most motivating thing for me is to hear my husband say, "Atta Girl, Good Job!"
In turn, I try to pass that on.

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


 Pounds lost: 20.2 
 
0
11.75
23.5
35.25
47
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
10/28/13 7:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oct 28 Motivation Monday

Your challenge today is to keep your body moving. This means at minimum 30 minutes of exercise today. If you aren't able to do the whole 30 minutes at one go, then break it down into smaller segments. A body in motion is using up calories faster than a stationary body.

Madagascar.... " I got to move it, move it, I got to move it, move it"


Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
9/17/13 12:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great challenge. Unfortunately, not for me because of my shoulder injury...and it is midnight. Will supplement something tomorrow, well, today.

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
CHANGING-TURTLE's Photo CHANGING-TURTLE SparkPoints: (81,997)
Fitness Minutes: (47,188)
Posts: 8,732
9/16/13 11:45 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Monday 9/16/13
I challenge everyone to do as many push ups as you can through out the day. I have done 40 and aim for 100.

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT . I WILL STAY ON TRACK
I choice to conquer!!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

Kathryn




 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
HEATHERSTHPW68's Photo HEATHERSTHPW68 SparkPoints: (38,712)
Fitness Minutes: (13,787)
Posts: 274
9/9/13 3:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My motivation for Monday and thee rest of the week is to take care of me in any way that i can. Whenever under a lot of stress, I often forget to eat right, get the required rest I often need and exercise. Oh and BREATHE once in a while emoticon

 current weight: 148.3 
 
148.3
143.725
139.15
134.575
130
YOYONOMORE1's Photo YOYONOMORE1 Posts: 8,883
9/9/13 11:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sept 09 Motivation Monday

Your challenge today is to take one of your goals and really motivate yourself to be successful in it today.

What is your goal:

To increase my exercise today, got an hour walk in this morning but want to add more exercise than just that to my day. Will come back later and post what else I was able to work in.

I added 30 min. of stationary bike to the hour walk, so got in 90 min. of exercise today, a slight increase.

Hugs,
Shirl

Edited by: YOYONOMORE1 at: 9/9/2013 (20:05)
Shirl

Co-leader Positive Blogger's Team



Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


 current weight: 177.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 10,028
9/9/13 8:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goal today...and for the week...is to step back, breathe, and remember to tend to me amidst the craziness of a 6 day work week, some long days, visitors from Illinois, visitors from Italy, and dealing with my cousin Lola & family.

B - R - E - A - T - H - E...

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
(¸.•´(¸ ;.•Maurizia.•*¨)♥

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ~~John W. Gardner, US administrator (1912 - 2002)


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
10.75
21.5
32.25
43
WANDAH3's Photo WANDAH3 SparkPoints: (97,411)
Fitness Minutes: (107,334)
Posts: 9,114
9/9/13 8:10 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sept 09 Motivation Monday

Your challenge today is to take one of your goals and really motivate yourself to be successful in it today.

What is your goal:
My goal is to settle my mind and breathe deep through out the day. It's going to be a crazy busy day at work and I want to keep my attitude positive.

Hugs,
Wanda

Positive Bloggers

You are the creator of your own reality.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
Page: 1 of (14)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Positive Bloggers Daily Challenges Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Forget it Friday 12/20/2013 6:50:59 PM
Freeing up Friday! 8/22/2014 2:25:20 PM
Time for Positives Tuesday 10/30/2013 8:34:34 PM
Wrap around it Wednesday 10/3/2013 7:53:07 AM
Fill-a-meter Friday! 8/23/2013 1:39:06 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7522x25555x18477878

Review our Community Guidelines