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Thanksgiving Homework

Monday, November 22, 2010

For everyone-- struggling or not: I want each of you to take the time to write a blog about what struggles you have had and what successes you have had so far with the SPICE challenge! I want you to write about what your plan of attack is for this week-- how you will make this Thanksgiving different than all the past ones! This is really important-- this week will set the pace for the rest of the holiday season--- so I want you all ready to go! (Team leaders, please help your members remember to do this... I know it is extra work for them, but I really think this could make all the difference for this week!!!)

Alright then... you heard her! :)

Successes: Actual weight loss... weird and refreshing. My success has been found in TRACKING my food. I can get pretty active, but fail to see the weight loss, so I give up, find other things to do. So... if I track and don't give into my every whim as far as food is concerned, I do see a difference!!!!

Stuggles: The past two weeks I've really stuggled with my fitness points. I will tell you I AM NOT BEING LAZY. I'm just not doing as much "fitness for fitness, sake" I'm doing hard labor (see painting and laying hardwood floors) so... I feel that since the painting is done (PRAISE THE LORD!!!) and the floors are done, I can get back into the groove... almost... my house is a disaster right now. And I'm so burnt out, I'm lacking motivation to get my butt up and clean!!! So, lesson learned is, "Don't start big home improvement projects right before hosting a big holiday!"

This week: The actual "day of" has never been a problem for me. I've always been good about getting a little bit of everything. For me it's when I start my Christmas baking and all those special Christmas treats are out... Like yesterday I saw that Dove now has peppermint bark chocolates!!!!!!! OMG!!! The good news is, peppermint bark is DELICIOUS but you can really only have so much. So, maybe I'll get a bag while I have company and try it and then REALLY share! :) So, I'm not sure this week will be too big of a struggle for me. It's the four or five weeks after! LOL
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  • BET212
    Hey! If you have any of that peppermint bark candy left bring it to our next walk emoticon
    3757 days ago
    You are doing GREAT my dear. Take a little bit of time to unwind, then tackle that housework in short spurts. It will be done before you know it!
    3757 days ago
    It is exhausting to do all that hard labor all day- I definitely wouldn't be out running after a full day of laying floors. My only suggestion would be to start the day with a hard workout- if I have labor-filled day ahead of me that's the only way I can do it!

    Holiday baking is brutal- once my mom starts making cookies I have to PRY myself away from the kitchen. I would live off of her cookies if I could!
    3757 days ago
    Sarah.... I weep for you.... actually, I DO feel bad for you! I wish you could count all of that work as fitness minutes! But we both know why we made that stipulation... so I LOVE that you stuck to it!

    You are such a great role model!!!
    3758 days ago
  • BET212
    You've been working hard on the house plus exercise with tracking, keeping up on your points and being a great leader for our team. It's no wonder you feel burnt out. Take a deep breath and take some time for yourself, even if it's just a short time.
    3758 days ago
    Good job! Sarah, if I haven't told you yet, you have been a big motivator and inspiration for me. Thank you so much!
    3758 days ago
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