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Getting Enough of the Right Stuff

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm happy to say that I've successfully tracked my caloric intake since I joined on February 5th; but I am having a hard time meeting the minimum when it comes to getting enough calcium in my diet! (I'm eating more lowfat/nonfat yogurt, cottage cheese, and drinking skim milk, but still fall short on most days!! Any suggestions for calcium rich (healthy) foods would be greatly appreciated!! emoticon

  


Slow and Steady Progress...

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm happy to say that shed two more pounds this past week!! I would love to be putting up bigger numbers, but I'm okay with two pounds, as I'm meeting one of my short term goals, for the third week in a row!!! :) I've also been able to stay on track with all my other goals, including drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day; getting at least 20 minutes of exercise each day; NOT drinking ANY soda, and writing down every thing I eat!
I'm finally able to see the BIGGER picture and in doing so I'm hoping to continue with my slow and steady progress
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IDLETYME 2/23/2011 5:22PM

    Remember the old saying "slow and steady wins the race".
Congratulations!
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Chapter 2 Goal Setting

Saturday, February 19, 2011

It was reaffirming to read about the importance of goal setting, not just long term, but middle term and short term as well. I think the goals I'd set prior to reading chapter two are right on target for me, although I may need to tweak them a little as time goes on.
In addition, I found the articles that go along with this chapter to be very inspiring! My personal favorite, perhaps because it hit close to home, was the one about the messages we give ourselves that can help (or hurt) me when it comes to reaching my goals! I am now going to make every effort to say only positive things to myself, which means I won't say anything to myself that I wouldn't say to a friend! Very simple concept, but one that I needed to hear today! emoticon

  
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IDLETYME 2/20/2011 12:12PM

    I really like this Blog! You've figured out what will let you reach your goals and make yourself a happier person. Self-worth is something we all should strive for.
Thank you for your reminder!
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Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Well, today was my weekly weigh-in and I'm happy to say that I'm down 2.2 pounds; this helps me maintain my goal of losing two pounds a week!
To top it off, the weather outside today has been absolutely beautiful, I enjoyed a delicious, but sensible Valentine's dinner with my hubby of thirty plus years... So all in all, it's been a great day!!! emoticon

  
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HVILLECAT 2/17/2011 10:08AM

    Great job. I hope that you meet your goal of 2 lbs per week. I can finally see the ground again, it is wonderful. emoticon

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IDLETYME 2/15/2011 2:27PM

    Super. You're headed in the right direction - down 2.2! Keep up the good work!

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End of Week 1

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I began my Spark journey a week ago today and am happy to say that I'm even more excited about this SPARKPEOPLE than I was last week! I've had extra time to explore the website this week, due to 3 1/2 snow days, so I have much better understanding about what I'm doing!
In addition, I've made steady progress towards my BIG goals, by successfully completing my smaller goals!! Who knew I'd actually like "strength training"? Who knew getting healthy good good be so much fun? ? ?
Come on week two, I'm ready for you!!!

My biggest struggle this week has been in the area of technology, which is definitely NOT my strong point, there have been a few times that my stress level has gone up, but I've been pretty successful at controlling my stress as well!


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