Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I saw several people blogging about finding their way back to Spark - summer hiatus is over. One Spark friend has been away longer and it's great to see she is back. Another has been away a couple of years and she even joined the Fall 5% Challenge.
Summer has been so busy and we've had an entourage for a couple of months. Potato chips, ice cream, etc. founds it's way onto the table. Yesterday I threw out the potato chips, taco chips, etc. As summer winds down I can see my way back to nutrition tracking. A couple of other Sparkers started already, so it's nice to have company.
I weighed in today and was 207.4 so I assume I have water retention and tomorrow the scale will start looking better.
Most of my healthy habits started in the 5% Challenges, but I will get started before the Challenge starts in September (date to be announced). I will get started with new streaks.
If you want to participate in the Fall 5% Challenge here is your invitation -
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Thursday, August 07, 2014
2008 Starting Point 242 pounds
2014 Onederland 199 pounds
Just got back from my Alberta vacation. I have water retention, my scale is in the RV, and I will weigh in Saturday. Traveling with the kids I ate things I don't usually eat - chips, ice cream, and hot dogs/buns. I enjoyed myself and did not worry about my diet.
I can accept that my weight may inch up, but I know I am in control of my actions and I can step back into my healthy habits, diet and exercise. I will never take it for granted that I can eat anything and laze about and not gain weight. I am in onederland because I work to stay here.
In the past it would have been difficult to get back on track with the diet and exercise, but now I have 'too much to lose'. Getting to onederland wasn't easy and staying here will never be easy, but it will be worth it.
Today I am launching my new steaks - 10,000 daily step streak and nutrition tracking.
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Edit - I just learned that my Spark Friend MABELL1WFTX passed away this weekend. She battled with weight issues her whole life and unfortunately ran out of time. Her friend MASTERCARE wrote a heart felt eulogy.
To honor her, I will remember her when I need motivation to exercise or do nutrition tracking.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
I love RV living, something new to do each day. We traveled with 3 happy children and had fun singing On the Road Again, when we took off for a new destination. Each day we had a good balance of fun, play, work, travel, and rest. We arrived home tonight, happy to be back. Headed to Washington this weekend, so a busy few days to do laundry, etc.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time has been flying by. We enjoyed hiking in the Rocky Mountains and exploring Jasper. We stayed one night in a cabin along a creek in the mountains.
Then we had a family camp at the old farm. The kids were crazy busy running around playing tag, hide & seek, catching butterflies and I too them for trips to town to the splash park and playgrounds. Meals were delicious made from the contents of our fridges and cupboards. The men were busy putting in new windows and siding on the guest cabin, great job!
Then the family headed to Edmonton and we headed south to attend a country wedding which was a lot of fun. The ceremony was held in the afternoon, outdoors under a sunny Alberta sky. It was the shortest hitching ever, followed by celebratory beverages. We had a rest in our RV and returned for the dinner (catered by the Hutterites), speeches and dance.
We pulled out this morning and headed north to Okotoks to camp on the Sheep River. In the afternoon we visited with hubby's DB & DSIL's then went out to dinner with them. Another great annual visit with them.
We are meeting our friends here for an early breakfast, before we head north to Edmonton. We will be in Edmonton one night and collect up 3 little darlings, then head to Drumheller the dinosaur capital of the universe - museums, walks in the badlands, etc.
Later in the week we will be in Red Deer area, then on to Nordegg. The weather here in Alberta has been so good, and hopefully more to come.
I did not weigh in the week but my clothes feel ok. That's important to me because my clothes are all for my current size.
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