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Adding daily reminders to my life

Sunday, September 01, 2013

I just finished the latest BLC here on SparkPeople. It was my third round and the least successful if all you're measuring is pounds lost. I think it was valuable time spent learning about myself. Especially how I handle stress. But enough about the past, I am looking to the future.

I am setting daily and weekly goals. I am old-fashioned, so I got out my Spark Journal and made a chart to check them off:

Track food--that means record (I use SP for this) everything I eat
Record calorie total for the day--good, bad, or ugly, I own it
Record fitness minutes--I am committed to minimum 15 minutes when I first get up
Post scripture--every morning on FB w/my thoughts about the message
Job done--what extra task did I accomplish that day

That's for the first week, then in following weeks I plan to add more columns--tapping, gratitude, me time,blogging, mileage, who knows.

Its not exactly a 10 day challenge like I've done in the past, more just a daily reminder of what I need to do to reach my goals. My brain is so adept at distraction that without this I would be merrily going down some other path that leads away from my goal.

I am grateful for all my Spark friends and examples, as well as for my family for their support. Its a great day for Sparking!
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  • DAS92687
    I am an AVID "To Do List" person. (Please do NOT read OCD here emoticon ) Just that without a good list, I tend to lose focus and not spend my time as wisely as I would like to.

    I also read scripture in the morning - Great way to start the day. Sure keeps me centered and feeling like no matter what else happens today, it will all work out just fine.

    And food logging - you have to OWN it!! Start using the Nutrition reports on Spark to see where you can improve. Look at them at the end of every week. They have some emoticon data tools here that can help you continuously improve !!

    I also just posted a Weekend Challenge on the Chat Thread. Step on over and check it out.
    1721 days ago
    The reminder thing works for me too . . . and like you I'm very grateful indeed for Spark people!!
    1724 days ago
    Sometimes the mental work it's the most important and while we love to see more visible changes those are important, too. I had that happen this summer.

    Good to plan ahead and set goals. It's helpful in helping achieve them! emoticon emoticon
    1725 days ago
    Awesome blog!! Keep up the good work!!
    1725 days ago
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