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New month, new goals
Thursday, June 01, 2017     

My goal for May was 60 active minutes per day and 10,000 steps per day. While my monthly average was 63 minutes per day, I did have 10 days where I did not meet that goal. Keeping goal for June and going to do more planning for days that are ful... Read more
Wrapping up May - looking forward to new goals in June
Wednesday, May 24, 2017     

My focus in May was reaching 10,000 steps a day and 60 minutes of activity a day. Did not achieve perfection but that's ok. I will average well over 10,000 and 60 minutes per day and that is progress! Plan for June: Maintain 10,000 steps ... Read more
Spark Guy - How to handle set backs - notes to self!!!
Monday, May 15, 2017     

The following is copied directly from this SparkGuy blog post:
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Day 2 Tame the Sweet Tooth challenge
Tuesday, May 09, 2017     

This is a hard one for me. I've had a strong sweet tooth my entire life. Part of the problem is a belief that since regular eating is so limited and challenging for me (lots of severe food allergies) I deserve something fun and interesting and d... Read more
Thump - me jumping off the wagon. Yay- me being honest in my tracking.
Friday, April 28, 2017     

So I gave into the cravings that have been dogging me all week. Yes I did. I knew what I was doing. Made a special trip to buy it. Intentional choice here. No "falling" off the wagon, like it was an accident or someone pushed me. Nope. I jumped ... Read more
First loss in a long, long time
Tuesday, April 25, 2017     

Yay! 2 lb loss! I will take it! My old behavior would be mapping out a consistent 2 to 3 lb loss per week, adding it to my calendar as a goal and seeing how long it would be before I hit milestones. Why at this rate.... Dreams and goa... Read more
Monday, Monday
Monday, April 24, 2017     

Monday, Monday, so good to me Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be.... (Mama's and the Papa's) Choosing to keep this cheerful outlook! What's gone right? Despite some insomnia, I woke up feeling refreshed. I made the time ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What's different this time?
Sunday, April 23, 2017     

I think figuring out what's different this time is key for me to stick with things this time. My plan and goals need to be meaningful and sustainable. I usually jump in too far, too fast and expect to make and keep sweeping changes. And then can... Read more
Migraine derailment of a temporary sort
Friday, August 07, 2015     

Wednesday was supposed to have been my 5th day at the gym and my first personal training appt. Well - migraine came on early afternoon. I did go to the Y so technically made day 5 of required 12 but all I did was talk with my trainer and l... Read more
Day 4 Back in the morning
Tuesday, August 04, 2015     

I made it to the gym again this morning shortly after 5. I stuck with it even when I wanted to quit (recumbent ellipitical) because I'd forgotten my headphones. Really did consider tossing in the towel after 5 minutes out of sheer boredom. ... Read more
Day 3 of 12 for August
Monday, August 03, 2015     

I joined the Y a few days ago. My goal for the next 3 months is to simply earn my health plan and corporate wellness program membership fee incentives. If I go 12x a month, I will receive $40 back - making my membership $26/mo or a maximum of $2... Read more
5 Healthy Choices Day 2
Thursday, July 17, 2014     

1. I took the stairs vs. using the escalator at work today. Go me!!!! 2. I walked to/from a meeting 12 blocks away vs. taking the bus. Go me!!!! 3. Apples for lunch vs. chips or fries. Go me!!! 4. Another nice walk with daughter a... Read more
5 healthy choices a day - Go Me!!!!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014     

Next to the dictionary definition of inconsistency - you'll see a picture of me! I have allowed life to be an excuse for making my health a priority. It is all on me. No one else's fault. I own the responsibility and power over my choices health... Read more
beginning day 2 of no extra sugar
Thursday, July 25, 2013     

I've refined my focus - no extra sugar means no candy, cookies, cake, etc. At this point not worrying about hidden sugars or sugar in food recipes. so yesterday fine actually - I anticipated situations where I might be tempted by a sudden ... Read more
it is better to move forward slowly than move backwards
Wednesday, July 24, 2013     

I've been in reverse mode for awhile now - aiming for perfection, failing and feeling like I can't start again until eevrything is lined up perfectly. Which won't happen. And I will never be perfect in this or any part of my life. So - slow step... Read more

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