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Saturday check in

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Part of what must happen for success for me is to be here, to "come to work" as it were...and not just log in, spin the wheel and be done for the day.

Someone made a crack about their job was so easy, all you have to do to be successful was to "show up". that's what I need in large doses, to show up at my SparkPeople 'work'.

Today I did a 30 min Wii workout. When the nice weather hit I put it away and hadn't bothered much with it, but now that there's snow and freezing conditions, it's a great way for me to get some cardio in.

Went into some of my team pages and looked around, said a few "hey how are yous" and changed up some of my goals. You know, reasons to be here! next will be stopping by a few sp friend pages and saying hey, I appreciate you!

So, i feel pretty successful with many things today - I was a grown up and didn't procrastinate about the homework I needed to do for school, the kitchen that looked like it'd thrown up on itself after thanksgiving, and I pampered myself and got my nails done...and i'm not doing too terrible on the water consumption either!

All in all, success. What did YOU do right today?

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AMBERZADE 11/28/2010 1:52AM

    It sounds like you had a great day. Congratulations!!!

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LOVESTODJ 11/27/2010 8:32PM

Sounds like you're making great things happen. Congrats!
I love the Wii and working out with My Fitness Coach. What do you use for your workout?
Today I was good to myself with a lot of walking, lots of water, and eating my fruits and veggies.

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5% challenge

Friday, November 26, 2010

I did really well in October...and November slid right back into poor habits and went no where.

The difference in October was I was very invested in a team challenge with the Lesbian Cafe...and I stayed on track well because of the challenge.

With no current challenge going...I'm asking myelf how I can get that jump start I'm looking for....and decided, I'll do my own challenge, based on a blog post I read about someone else's 5% challenge, to lose 5% their starting weight in 8 weeks.

That would be about 1.5 pounds a week, which isn't much at all in the grand scheme, but it's still reasonable, doable....and believe me...I need it. I need that boost, that incentive, I need a big ol' kick in the pants!

Asking myself how can I accomplish this? Some ideas are...
Wear my pedometer, work the water, aim for 1000 cal burn a week, be really invested in SP and my time here...paying attention to my teams, my spark friends, etc.

Of course, I'm flowing into finals week and part of me says, not a great time to try to START anything Lisa! and during the holidays? are you crazy??

but this quote is really working on me, and I think I'd better try to work while the engine is revved! "You can either make excuses or you can make progress but you can't do both!"
Tom Venuto

So here's to losing 12.2 pounds...let's go!

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NBJAGGAL 11/29/2010 2:27PM

    I may try a 5% challenge in dec/jan.....need something to motivate

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SHAR140 11/28/2010 11:51AM


What better time to incorporate healthier habits into your life than when you are busiest? If you can do this now, you can keep doing it for life!

Looking forward to seeing your results in 8 weeks! :)

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Today, I will drink water`

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In the face of the holidays suddenly right here in my face...and the food, food, and more food everywhere...the decline in cardio output the last two weeks...too much stress and not enough sleep...

I will drink water.

It's a small thing - it's no giant leap for mankind...but it's something. Something in the face of mashed potatoes, pie, too much to do and not enough time to do it in.

As well, I'm starting tomorrow off with cardio, LOL - something that has been hit and miss too often the last month.

What are YOU doing to stay off the "Binge Bus"?


Navel Gazing...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I've been thinking today. About my goals - not just health, but school, dance and work.

I have set some high goals for myself...and judge myself by sometimes impossibly high standards. If I don't get A's on all my homework, I'm not happy. Not perfect? Not good enough.

Needless to say, having goals is good....striving for excellence is important I think. But being so fixated on perfection and the destination....that i'm not enjoying the journey.

I'll be in school a long time. I can only take 2 or 3 classes a term and work, do dance stuff and have a reasonable family life. I'm maybe half way through to my AA degree....and then there's plenty after that!

I want to certify level 2 in Suhaila format for bellydance - let's just say it's like deciding you want to do an Ironman competition - it's pretty grueling. It takes time to train for it, and my training is hit and miss these days. I'm trying to focus on getting the stamina to make it through a weeklong workshop in August 2011. I'm learning a lot...I can feel I'm getting stronger...but it's so slow it's easy to be discouraged. There is a 45 minute warmup, comprised of various crunches, pushups, plank, etc....all hard. At 240, 46 years old and arthritic? WAY HARD. Then each class is another 45 minutes of cardio-dance type training. In other words, this is not a week or month long's a long prep and I don't honestly expect to test for certifcation until 2012. So like college, a long way to go.

I believe in "the journey". I believe in enjoying the process....

but I can't seem to get there for myself. If we think of all this in terms of health/weight? wow, i have just as hard a time....I can't seem to be content with the process...and I have a long time to go here so I need to figure this out.

So..posting more regularly is part of my learning to be in the moment of the journey. How do I figure this do i enjoy the journey? How do I do this AND make the progress I wanna make?

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SUGARPUNK52 11/14/2010 11:25PM

  For me,it took deciding to let it be in GOD'S hands.After I decided that it seemed to start falling it place for me.I believe you'll find your footing.Just don't give up on yourself.YOU are worth it!

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Holiday blues...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm having a hard time being excited about the upcoming holidays...Thanksgiving Jodie will still be in Louisiana, and my Daughter was transferred several hours away for work and won't be able to be home either, and I can't go see her because of work myself. Of course, there will still be three kids here, LOL. Just hard to have some gone - I really hate that.

Been another "catch up" weekend of chores and homework. Diet/exercise not going to plan. Need to do november goals, because there's a lot of November left! Never too late, right?


so I'm going to work on some more chores, and think about goals.....

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PRYDEQUEEN 11/13/2010 11:44PM

    I'm not feeling the holiday excitement either! Will work on the attitude for the next few days and remember the reason for the season - peace!

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ANGELCITYGAL 11/13/2010 9:10PM

    Can you Skype with the far-away loved ones? My gf and I (2000 miles apart) like to have Skype dates. We prepare the same meal in each of our kitchens and meet in front of the computer to eat and chat. It's not exactly the same as being together, but beats the heck out of a phone call. And it's free. Maybe you can share a toast or open gifts together that way?


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ZLOIE2 11/13/2010 7:19PM

    Holidays are always sorta a down time for me. Trying to go between both my family and my partners family and hoping everyone gets along. I could just skip Nov. and Dec. and move on to Jan.

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MAYBER 11/13/2010 6:21PM

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Just take one holiday gathering at a time we have five children and think two may be with us and that is okay they have in-laws and families of their own and encourage them to make their own tradtions the two that will be with us have no children and since DH has Alzheimers they understand that he wants to be at home where he is comfortable
One day at a time

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