ABC's of me, 2013 Great Slimdown team version
Friday, January 18, 2013
A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you?
~~Of course it does, doesn't it push you?
B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)?
~~Ok, what the heck is BLC? Something to do with Biggest Loser no doubt. No, I have not been on a team but have done other fun teams on Spark
C is for CHILDREN...you have?
~~I have four, all grown and moved away. No grandkids yet, but I am lobbying for them actively.
D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation?
E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl?
~~Am a night owl trying desperately to become an early bird.
F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have?
~~I have two ratties, Winston and Pinto. They are brothers, 7 years old and great dogs.
G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with?
~~Vegetables, so much so that a little girl behind me blurted out, "Look at all her vegetables!" I also eat fruit, lean meats, eggs, chocolate (good chocolate), fish. I (try to) avoid processed foods and high carb food and sugars.
H is for HOME...what state do you call home?
I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration?
~~ The other people on Spark! Really, the people on here are amazing.
J is for JOB...What do you do for a living?
~~I am web developer (I make web sites and good ones too.)
K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your focus when short on time?
~~To not drop the ball and just eat whatever's easy
L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers?
~~Yes, I use them both as I find I do much better when I do
M is for MARRIED, Single, Involved?
~~Married, happily, finally. Took me a couple of tries.
N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname?
~~TERESA159 is my name and what I weighed when I first started Spark in 2011. I lost 26 pounds that year but then last year gained a lot of that back. So, here I am again cuz I know it works.
O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis?
~~Who actually measures? I keep it handy and drink a lot.
P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily?
~~Tons, I love produce and make a protein drink in my Vitamix every afternoon that has kale, collard greens, bok choy, parsley, apple, banana, blueberries, cranberry juice, protein powder and fish oil. Plus, I eat veggies or fruit at meals. I think produce is the KEY to good eating, no way around it. Luckily, I have learned to like them.
Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite?
~~"What in the Sam Hell do you think you're doing?" my dad used to say this when I was doing something ridiculously stupid. I keep it in my head for those times when I am still doing something ridiculously stupid. Keeps me from doing most of that stuff.
R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly?
~~I try to exercise 6 out of 7. Sometimes stuff happens. I don't panic when it does. I work out for at least an hour each time and work hard.
S is for STATURE...How tall are you?
T is for TIME...What time zone are you in?
U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby?
~~Reading, skiing, hiking, dog walking, sewing.
V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose?
~~ Italy!! I've just recently been to northern Europe for the first time and loved Brussels and Amsterdam. Paris, eh, glad I was there but wasn't taken by it. Of course, might have been the rain...
W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program?
~~Yes, I do ST three times a week. At my age, it's what's going to make the difference.
X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move?
~~12 weeks? I am here for the duration! I want a leaner, tighter, healthier body. What that means on the scale, I am not sure.
Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you allow choices to push you forward or dwell on them?
~~I bet this question's supposed to say something about bad choices? Like when you biff and eat every donut in the try-county area? I really don't do much of that anymore but when I do, I chalk it up to the bad eater still lurking inside me and move on. Now, if I did that every other day or every week, we'd have an issue that needed to be addressed. I find it helps to visualize what I want for myself, what I look like if I don't eat that crap.
Z is for ZERO...name one weight loss tool you couldn't live without?
~~My HRM. It validates all that sweat.