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What do I want Maintenance to Look Like?
Saturday, February 15, 2014      4 comments

When I am "done" with weight loss and ready to maintain, how do I want that to look? My brainstorm: emoticon ... Read more
Too much time on SP - need to enter maintenance...
Sunday, February 09, 2014      1 comments

Need to pare down on the time I spend on sparkpeople as I am starting to neglect other responsibilities. Don't get me wrong- I needed an intensive, focused, life encompassing start to the program. I've done that. Now I need to learn how to use S... Read more
What if I Couldn't Grocery Shop for a Month?
Wednesday, February 05, 2014      1 comments

Need a plan for times when can't get to grocery store for awhile; need enough staples in the house to still be able to eat right. What should I stock my fridge, pantry and freezer with? Freggies: -- frozen green beans, blueberries, m... Read more
My Current Hierarchy of Food and Fitness Priorities
Wednesday, February 05, 2014      0 comments

Daily streaks - no excuses, motivation optional 1) 10 minutes of exercise 2) Log into sparkpeople When possible on my worst to best days: food 1) Portion control eating (worst days) 2) Eat within calorie range 3) #2 + 3 freg... Read more
My Main Meals and other stuff
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      0 comments

1) Rice and Beans 2) Hummus, feta cheese and tomato wrap/pita or in half a sweet pepper (can add pine nuts) 3) Yogurt, granola and berries 4) Chicken dog wrap 5) Goat cheese and cucumber or tomato on crackers 6) Chicken nuggets with ho... Read more
Next steps - update regularly
Sunday, January 19, 2014      0 comments

My next steps: 1) grocery list - done 2) kitchen makeover - add food to fridge after shopping - done 3) visual collage/motivational wall 4) start streak of planning 2 weeks worth of meals (4 days per week), obtaining a grocery list f... Read more
28 day program: Week 4
Sunday, January 19, 2014      0 comments

Re-read chapter 9 1) Spread the spark to others 2) Set new goals for your life 3) Create your spark list Reward?... Read more
28 day program: Week 3
Sunday, January 19, 2014      0 comments

Review chapter 8 1) Continue spark time daily 2) Review goals: - examine your written goals every day and take a moment to visualize yourself reaching them and how it makes you feel, both to consciously think about them and imagine the... Read more
28 day program: Week 2
Sunday, January 19, 2014      0 comments

1) Take the healthy lifestyle pledge 2) Eat 5 fruits or veggies a day 3) Drink 8 cups of water daily (difficult one for me) 4) Eat breakfast daily 5) Track food on all or most days of the week for the next 3 weeks 6) Consistently exerc... Read more
Short, medium and long term goals
Sunday, January 19, 2014      1 comments

Long term: by age 50 (6/22/15) 1) Lose 50 pounds by 50 and maintain 2) Do a physical activity/event that I currently believe I would never be able to do; ideas -- Rock climbing trek -- Triathlon/mini triathlon -- Biking ev... Read more
28 day program: Fast Break Action Steps (week 1) - done except vision collage
Sunday, January 19, 2014      0 comments

1) Write down fast break goals: DONE -- fitness: exercise 10 minutes daily (walk dog or low impact SP cardio workout) -- nutrition: add 1 food to favorites a day, no more than 3 restaurant/fast food/takeout per week -- mo... Read more
Friday, January 10, 2014      0 comments

Short term goal rewards: Grocery list complete: lunch at Wegmans - DONE Fridge, kitchen and pantry set up for success: purchase 3 things from amazon wish list - DONE Vision collage done and goals posted: 2 photo scrapbooks Every 30 d... Read more