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Calendar work
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      2 comments

So today I'm supposed to put stars or something similar on my calendar for each day I meet my goals so I can chart my progress. I've sort of done the opposite - I put a "check-in" activity on my e-calendar and removed it each day that I was suc... Read more
Motivation
Monday, January 17, 2011      2 comments

Motivation, motivation, motivation! The 31 Days program seems big on motivation. On the other hand, I guess that's what keeps us going, in the long run. Today's task is to write about my motivation - why did I choose my goals? What has inspi... Read more
Goal Setting - a new view
Sunday, January 16, 2011      4 comments

Well, I somehow lost a day of work on this, so this is a two-for-one blog day. The first task is to reflect on my goals, being halfway through January. Now, as far as Spark is concerned, these goals will be "fixed" in my consciousness within 3... Read more
Rewards
Saturday, January 15, 2011      4 comments

For today's goal work I'm supposed to write about rewards - non-food rewards - that I get for each stage of my journey. I started to think about those. At some point, I will need new clothes, but I'm more interested in "closet" shopping th... Read more
Technology Motivation
Thursday, January 13, 2011      2 comments

Today's work is on using technology for motivation. I already do that pretty well. I'm on Best Life and Real Age e-lists, I have a daily e-mail check in partner and I have two sparkteams and an e-list which I check in with daily. Additionally... Read more
Plan B
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      4 comments

Today's goal work is developing a plan B. It seems that's all I've been doing this week - I was supposed to have one lunch out and now it's 2 at the same place (I screwed up - don't wanna talk about it ... Read more
Thinking positively
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      0 comments

So today's goal is basically setting up a positive thinking list - writing down things that are positive about yourself. I'll start with a few things: I'm loyal I'm energetic I'm nurturing I'm a good teacher Can you match me... Read more
What's been right
Monday, January 10, 2011      6 comments

So the goal exercise today is to not beat yourself up about what's been wrong, but focus on what's been right. Well, I really had a good week. A really good week. I'm sure I'll have struggles along the way, but I felt good, I met my goa... Read more
That Motivation Collage
Sunday, January 09, 2011      3 comments

It's an exercise we've all done before. Or at least, those of us who've struggled with weight for long periods or much of our lives. You make the "motivational collage" and hang it where you'll see it frequently. That was today's task from th... Read more
as part of goal work...
Saturday, January 08, 2011      5 comments

I'm using the Sparkpeople January calendar on 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions, so here I am again - today's focus is starting a journal. This is part of a plan I'm on to keep up with 120 days of healthy habits. My 26-year-old nephew was ove... Read more
How many weeks of starting over?
Monday, April 26, 2010      6 comments

Okay, I think I have to get back to my original goals - a healthy day every day. I'm not sure where I lost that thinking - there's been too much pity party stuff going on this spring. I can't believe, at almost 51, that I'm so influenced... Read more
exercise rocks!
Thursday, April 22, 2010      3 comments

I've had several doctor's appts. this week. There's nothing wrong with me at the moment, but I have a series of chronic issues that need follow-up and all the follow-up seemed to be happening on this same week. The doctors have been happy,... Read more
Now for the other half
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      3 comments

Almost at full with exercise. It felt great. I start out each day well with food, but then lose it mid-afternoon or mid-evening. I have to find what my body/mind is TRULY looking for at these hours, because I really doubt it's cookies...... Read more
baby steps
Monday, April 19, 2010      6 comments

Yup, it's back to baby steps. I can't believe that my last entry was a full two weeks ago. That means it's been a full two weeks since I really gave my all to the plan. Okay, time to suck it up. ... Read more
NSVs
Monday, April 05, 2010      1 comments

Given that I'm trying to NOT focus on the scale this time around, NSVs become very important motivators. They also become more noticeable. One thing I've noticed lately is how much stronger I'm becoming physically. It's quite interesting to m... Read more

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