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Setting mini smart goals for today for a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I had a lazy day yesterday....not proud of it...but being honest. That is not good for me because I felt tired all day and it makes it that much harder to do today. Well up I am going to get up and exercise. I can't let even one day go by losing sight of my smart goals.

Today I set a goal of 60 min. of exercise. Will blog tomorrow to see if I made it or not.
Going to set small goals each day to keep focus on the prize...a healthier life and a thinner body.

Still haven't got groceries so eating what we have. I want to eat more veggies next month and not much meat. I have found really good recipes here to try leaving out the meat

So for today my smart mini goals are:
1. 60 ...maybe to be more realistic for me 30 min of exercise and if I do more that's good too.

2. find more recipes without meat for September and make a grocery list.

Just two for today. I don't want to set myself up for failure. Victory will help me feel good about myself.

How about you? Can you accomplish one or two smart mini goals for each day and keep them. It will give you a sense of pride that you met that mini goal.

In case you are interested...here are the recipes I want to try this month.

1. Kristin's Hamburger stroganoff ( leaving the meat out of mine...but in hubbies)
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=324348


2.Alysons vegetarian chili
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=31525


3.spaghetti salad
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=105779


Of course I may make a few of my own. It is fun to try new things and explore new ideas.


Find you mini goals for today and keep focused on the prize.

  
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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/31/2014 8:06PM

    nancy Jean got in 30 min. exercise. You scared me lol.

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COLOR-BLUE 8/31/2014 7:26PM

    Pam,

Please keep reminding me of the 7 Things to give up, as I need to keep them before me, always!

You better get up out of that bed and get at least one workout in, young lady! If I'm able to do this, I'm not letting you slide back again, as I've done enough of that this month for the both of us! God wiling, you and I both will be leaner, but not meaner!

Thanks for the recipe links. I tried one last night and it was Slow Cooker Lasagna and it was FANTASTIC!!! It said to let it cook about 4 hours, but I turned mine off when it had half an hour to go, and it turned out perfect! I did use the egg, but I used all whites, and I didn't use the hamburger, but ground chicken. It's one of SP's recipes and it's a keeper for me.

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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AUNTALICE2 8/31/2014 5:29PM

    Just loving the list of 7 things to give up!! That is something that will benefit everyone. I am so pleased you are dedicated to your smart goals! It is hard work and can be a battle but it is worth it in the end. Hope you find many meatless meals. Have you ever tried Pinterest? There is an unlimited supply of meatless dishes! Cheers for you this next week! emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 8/31/2014 3:52PM

    You are making a good plan. I know that you can do it! Hubby and I are having meatless meals several times a week--not planned but just do. We love to have zucchini pizza--just slice them thick the long way, bake until almost done, put a little pizza sauce/spaghetti sauce then sprinkle seasoned bread crumbs, bake until bread crumbs browned, then add shredded cheese (of your choice), and bake again until cheese melted. It is good. Very easy to make and you can add whatever you like. You can also layer the zucchini like lasagna noodles and you have lasagna without the calories of the noodles and more veggies.

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LALATIDAH 8/31/2014 1:51PM

    It sounds like you are on the road to success! I wish you much success in our mutual journey to good health!
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Hey! Who put me in this fat suit?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

When I was younger, I was overweight but not enough to care. I joined girl scouts, all the way from brownie to leader. funny thing when I was in high school, I was so shy because I was overweight and kids can be cruel...so I kept to myself except for a few friends.

My gram used to get all the neighborhood kids to play games and I was comfy with them. So I guess I was shy in school and still have fun at home.

Then somewhere along the line, I grew out instead of up. It isn't like I woke up someday and someone had put me in a fat suit. I didn't feel that fat when I was younger. I knew of course when I passed a mirror or a store window. I had to buy bigger clothes or get hand me downs from my aunt.

then one day I felt like I was dragging aournd a ball and chain. I looked in the mirror....a long, good look and there I was in that fat suit that had grown, Who did that to me?
Oh...guess that would be me.

so now I decided to get it off. I have tried many times but this time it is working. I am learning that if I overeat then this fat suit will grow. I am a good person and love people and helping them. So my weight has nothing to do with my personality or worth. I am still worth every effort that I make.

so my plan like I stated before is to go with spark. I have tried everything else but here, right in front of me, was the best plan, articles, exercises, ( though they won't play right for me so use you tube for exercise.).

My plan today:
1. get my grocery list ready for when the check comes.
2. exercise at least 30 min. ( already walked for 10)
3. having a smoothie for dinner because I ate too much for lunch. ( still have to eat what we have here)

So don't wait til you lose to enjoy life. You are worth every minute you spend on you. You take care of everyone else and now it is time to take care of you. You are a one of a kind miracle and you are special.

Want to learn, then learn about food and what is good and bad for you...learn about foods that cause inflammation and those that take it away. There is so much to learn about food, preservatives, additives, etc. This is the school of life and it is in session.
Don't sit and feel sorry for yourself because you did it too yourself...one step at a time and that is how you can get it off. Let's support each other and become a healthy group of people.


I have been looking for a magic power to make it work but.....



Is there anything more blessed than a new birth. Begin yours today....renew, refresh and see the world through wide open eyes.

quiz abut losing belly fat. I didn't know as much as I thought I did.
www.webmd.com/diet/rm-quiz-best-wors
t-foods-belly-fat

  
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    You are coming a long way to understand you! I think it is wonderful you know that 'you' are not defined by the physical. Your personality is a breath of fresh air and I am breathing deep! I will be cheering you on in your journey for weight loss. emoticon emoticon

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my smart goals

Friday, August 29, 2014

today on spark coach supposed to make my smart goals. What are smart goals?
taken from spark article.
The Acronym SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. By applying each of these principles to your goal-setting, you'll set yourself up for success.

Say your goal is to lose 20 pounds.

Is your goal Specific? Does it answer who/what/when/where/why? You have the who (you) and the what (20 pounds), but try to add more detail, like why you're aiming for this goal and when--a specific date--you hope to reach it by. ''I will lose 20 pounds by June 30 so I can be healthier'' is much more specific.

I want to lose 149 pound by December 30, 2016

Is your goal Measurable? Does it answer questions like, ''How much?'', ''How many?'', ''How often?'' This is a great opportunity to break down your big goal into smaller goals that you'll reach along the way. For example, how much weight will you lose each week? How much will you eat each day to reach your overall goal? How often do you plan to exercise to reach that big goal? Now that your goal is specific, answer these questions--think of them as the ''action steps'' or mini goals that'll help you become successful at the larger goal.

smaller goals.
Oct.1 - 8pounds
exercise at least 30 min a day
calories between 1200 and 1500


Is your goal Attainable? Do you have the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach your goal? If not, how can you adjust your goal to fit your current situation?
My goal is attainable.
hubby will be in the hospital for at least 3 days so I will have to find a way to keep up with the 30 min with chair exercises and some walking.

Is your goal Realistic? This means that you are both willing and able to work toward your goal--you have the desire and ability to reach it. Make sure that your goal isn't too strenuous. You may plan to lose 2 pounds a week every week, but a 1-pound weight loss per week might be more realistic for you to commit to.

I think I can make 2 pounds a week.

Finally, is your goal Timely? Does it have a deadline? Have you broken it up into smaller goals that you can aim for along the way to reaching your bigger goal?

I will make this goal for now and then in Oct. make another one to reach. I want to see how I do first.

  
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DIANNEMT 8/31/2014 8:59PM

    I learned about SMART goals when I was a GS leader--and they DO work!! Good luck to you--but wait, you don't need luck--you have a plan!

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CHARITYAK 8/31/2014 12:28PM

    I taught SMART goals to my students when I did guidance counseling. They are an extremely helpful tool. I wish you well with yours!

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DAWNDMOORE40 8/31/2014 9:58AM

    emoticon I always feel like if you set your goals too high, or you expect perfection all the time, then your setting yourself up to fail! I think small baby steps are the answer, and those are the goals that will help us maintain our healthy lifestyle forever! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TENNISJIM 8/31/2014 6:49AM

    Great plan.

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MARYJEANSL 8/31/2014 1:00AM

  Sounds pretty smart to me!

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  good blog

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    Best wishes as you strive toward your goals one day at a time
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CELLA_P 8/30/2014 7:25PM

    No doubt that with solid resolve like that, you'll achieve all of your goals!

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    Thanks for sharing your goals. I need to follow your example and put them on paper. I'll be rooting for you. emoticon emoticon

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CATEKNK 8/30/2014 6:21PM

    Thanks for the reminders... small goals, measurable... I'm gonna go for it

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    I need to be more disciplined about seeing my goals to success.

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WOOFERCOALBOY 8/30/2014 3:43PM

    Achievable small goals are the KEY

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JSEATTLE 8/30/2014 3:18PM

  I love SMART goals. It is also important to review them frequently and tweak as necessary. Thank you for posting this, always timely reminder!

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GETHEALTHY2LIVE 8/30/2014 2:39PM

    Great blog! My problem is that I'm not specific enough with my goals--consequently I don't seem to reach them very often. Going to follow this and see what happens.
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PENOWOK 8/30/2014 2:24PM

    Very nice and good thinking! You can always reset goals that you achieve and make them harder. That's so much better than setting goals that are difficult and being disappointed with yourself!

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  Slow and surely gets us to the finish line! :-)

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BONNIEB1947 8/30/2014 10:53AM

    Thanks for your post; I just ordered a fitness journal, to help me keep track of the various exercises I am trying to do, and this is very good information to use as I set up my journal.
Years ago when I was younger I applied these principals to sales and was successful in business.
Now I need to apply those same ideas to THIS project to be successful!

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SHARON7464 8/30/2014 9:55AM

    Small goals helps people to achieve success- I found rewarding myself when I reached the goal helpful - like a pedicure...

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    You can do it!

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    This is awesome. You are right on it!

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    Great goals! Have a great long weekend!

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JOANN25 8/30/2014 1:26AM

  I really liked your blog. It makes me want to work harder to reach my goals and to realize how important it is to make goals. I recently dropped the 6000 steps goal to 3000, then had to change it to 3500, and now I am back to the 6000 step goal. Not there yet but yesterday I did 5800 and today a little less but the 6000 sounds more attainable than it did when I first started a couple of weeks ago when I received my Smart Tracker. Keep on going and sending out these motivational blogs. They do help. emoticon

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warriror mode granny is still going...come on and join me!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I like infused water and you make these in mason jars. You could make 2 or 3 and have them ready for when you want them. Just get the jars with the twist on lids.
gethealthyu.com/make-fruit-and-herb-
infused-water/


Today is really hot. I am glad I did some exercise this morning because our air is not working. The bad storm yesterday might have something to do with it. Last storm, it got wet and took 2 days before it came on again. I am praying that is all it is.

Get groceries in September and want to make some new recipes from spark recipes. I am so exicited to try something new. This looks so good. I know I was going to eat less meat but eating some again I am having a hard time getting off it againl

Crispy ranch chicken.
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=447376


I think maybe I will eat just 0nce a day. That would be healthier. I know I need to eat more fruit and veggies.
these look pretty good too.
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=121


Well I did lose another 2 pounds and am happy. I did this exercise this morning and my shoulders were hurting but it was a good hurt.


Workout at Work - Low Impact Total Body Chair Workout Routine by
FitnessBlender.com


www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AuLqYh4irI

Keep it up and keep on going. Warrior mode granny says " lets do this!"

Don't worry about past mistakes and let downs....GO FOR IT!

Do at least 10 min of exercise a day. You can do it! Don't think about it and put it off...just do it.

I have let myself down so many times and I imagine I will many more but I will always get up and start again.

  
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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/26/2014 9:13PM

    what a nice way to put it Nancy Jean.

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COLOR-BLUE 8/26/2014 7:08PM

    Pam,

What a FANTASTIC BLOG!!!! I put the recipes in my recipe book, and like you, I'll be making them. But please understand when I tell you, that you're not starting over! We all take different detours in this season of life. It may be a scenic, hardship, taking care of a family member, finances, or even just day dreaming. Those are all detours, but the beautiful thing about a detour is that it ALWAYS brings you back to the main road, and you CONTINUE ON with your journey! emoticon

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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PINKEUROGIRL 8/26/2014 4:56PM

    You got this!

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warrior mode granny..on a roll. spark coach revamped my motivation

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Well this morning did 2 videos- stronger senior strength workout and linda edler zuma...total of 25 minutes so far and doing more later. I usually do my exercises in the evening but sp coach recommends doing it in the morning to jump start your day.

I have only been on sp coach for 3 days and loving it...even though I have been here for a very long time. It is giving me tips, motivation and helping me stick to it....because I check in every day...it gives me focus.

I hope this mood lasts and I become as fit as that 99 year old fitness instructor when I am that old. Right now I am in warrior granny mode and feel the need for bouncing, not for real lol. So come on and get the go...go...attitude before your body gets up and leaves.

Pick up those feet and take a little stroll ..inside and out . If your feet don't work to well today then get those arms and make them stronger. I'm back! I will not ever give up or stop going forward. I sometimes take a step back or don't have a good day but if I fall I will get up and go again.

Glad to meet you.

  
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DAISYPETAL 8/25/2014 11:16PM

    Hey you are back in full force. Yes, coach is the greatest but better yet, you are the greatest. I know a couple of days ago you were pretty down but like you said, you DON"T stay down for long. We have a down day and then a couple of up days and it is like one step forward and 3 steps back. I know most of the down comes from our dear husbands that are in constant need of love and care. We sometimes have no time for ourselves. Pam, take one day at a time and know we love you even though none of us have met. We are there for each other whenever it is needed. You go granny, and I am right with you. I want to be a hot granny also and I guess we just have to work for it. You take care and know that you are being prayed for. Hugs, Jude/daisy

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COLOR-BLUE 8/24/2014 10:21PM

    Pam,

I'm so delighted that you're enjoying SparkCoach! It's so wonderful for me too, an I think it's just AWESOME!!!

You go girl! You're getting your workouts in during the AM hours, and that's a good thing, so it's done and out of the way, unless you build your stamina and your body wants to exercise more, which mine does, so I give it what it wants!

One last thing, I love "Well, aren't you GORGEOUS today!" and, YES I AM!!!!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA


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    you go girl!! I love sparkcoach too! I am glad you have gotten your second breath. It is all about commitment. I am happy for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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