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  • Weighing in for Week #3 for 5% Challenge

    10/24/2020 10:58:34 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I was up .2 pounds this morning, from last week's weight. It's a gain but it's better than the 1.6 pound gain that I saw on the scale when I had checked it a couple days ago. I sorta went on a fast for the last 2 days to try and bring my weight back down. I cheated and had a V-8 and a handful of H... Read more

  • Stress

    10/23/2020 11:35:16 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Nooo don't worry, I ain't eating dessert, but I was tempted to eat a whole package of "Harvest Snaps" snack..until I remembered that tomorrow is my weigh-in day. Why does being stressed or bored make us want to EAT? I put the Harvest Snaps in my closet and played silly mindless games on face... Read more

  • Ooops! Slam on the brakes

    10/22/2020 10:45:44 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As I might have mentioned before, my discipline for diets or challenges is usually short-lived. My motivation goes out after a week or 2. Well I am now on week 3 of the 5% Fall Challenge. For some reason this seems to be a tough week for me. Not sure why...work is going good and so far I like my ne... Read more

  • Not Enough Time For it All

    10/21/2020 3:18:07 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    At first I was going to blog to ask advice about QUINOA because I now have a 5 pound bag of the stuff. Then I wanted to blog about my new housemate, and also about "MY" idea of clean eating/real food/whole food..all that sorta thing. But then as I was checking on a few teams this morning, I ... Read more

  • Resistant Bands

    10/20/2020 1:14:41 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I got my resistance bands in the mail today. I also got these helpful cards, so I don't forget about different areas. The weather will soon be cold enough where I don't want to be outside much. So while most people prepare for snowy weather by fixing their car with chains & sn... Read more

  • After the Descent

    10/19/2020 5:35:18 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I know I've been gone a long time. Having one health crisis after another. Many hospital stays. I 'm trying now to get a grip...I found to my horror that one of my new medicines causes weight gain. I had noticed a constant stomach growling and feeling ravenous...very similar to steroid hunger. ... Read more

  • Nutrition Tracker: what an eye-opener

    10/18/2020 10:01:10 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Avocados, California (Haas), 1 fruit without skin and seeds ⊗ Calories: 289 , Carbs:15, Fat:27, Protein: 3, Fiber:12 Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 1 can ⊗ Calories: 140, Carbs: 0, Fat: 2, Protein: 32, Fiber:0 Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average, 1 medium whole (2-3/5... Read more

  • Tracking: to keep myself on track

    10/17/2020 9:51:25 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    This is not a Self Fulfilling Prophecy, but today your weight is likely the lowest it will be for the rest of the year UNLESS you take immediate action. Events like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's, parties, family gatherings, food displays at grocery stores, gifts of chocola... Read more

  • 5% challenge: weigh-in again

    10/17/2020 10:44:01 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Down another 1.4 pounds for a total weight of 181.4#. Getting close to the 170's. It's been awhile since I have seen 170s on the scale so I am excited. I have surprised myself that I am still motivated enough to stick with this for 2 whole weeks. Hopefully when I weigh-in next week I will see new n... Read more

  • Cleaning up my Sparkteams

    10/16/2020 2:04:35 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I started out this morning with about 110 teams. Now who has that much time to give quality attention to that many groups? Quite a few of them are inactive teams, so I guess other people also have trouble keeping up with their teams. What started this morning of checking in with my 5%challenge... Read more

  • Dance the Day Away

    10/16/2020 2:40:33 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I can hear my housemate's music through the wall. I am not really sure who she is listening to but I like it. So I decided to just start dancing around my room by myself while the music was going. I ain't no Fred Astaire but I don't care. Oh sometimes I wish I could dance as good as people on... Read more

  • 5% Challenge: Week 2

    10/11/2020 12:56:16 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    529 Summary Record all exercise minutes. It's 6,000 Minutes/Air miles. DAILY MAXIMUM 120 exercise minutes/miles. Scoring: 1 minute of exercise = 1 air mile Living the Good Life – No Eating Out (NEO) Daily Maximum 10 points (all or nothing) If you had no meals out score 10 points.... Read more

  • 5% Challenge: 2 Pounds Down

    10/10/2020 10:43:30 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    When I first woke up this morning, I just laid in bed for awhile because it was a bit chilly (39 degrees outside) until I remembered that today was weigh-in day for my 5% challenge team. Yee-Haw, I lost 2 pounds this first week. One person in the team lost 4.2 pounds..not sure how they did tha... Read more

  • Early Riser Even On a Day Off

    10/9/2020 7:42:14 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    My work schedule got changed yesterday, so I worked 11am-6pm. I had a quick meal when I got home and according to my Fitbit I was asleep by 7pm. Only problem with that is I was awake again after 1am this morning. The picture below was taken a little after 3am. I had planned on trac... Read more

  • Monday & You Can't Stop Me

    10/5/2020 11:29:06 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    It was a little chilly this morning when I first woke up, but at least my backache from last night was gone. According to my Fitbit, I actually slept about 7 hours, which is real good for me. Yesterday at work, I walked around the store trying to figure out what I wanted to buy. Usually... Read more

  • New & Improved: 5% Fall Challenge

    10/4/2020 2:29:50 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    There must be something about this time of year. Not only is it my favorite time of the year, but it seems to be the time to start over, start new, and get improved. Kids start a new school year in the Fall, television shows usually start their new seasons in the Fall...I just don't understand why c... Read more

  • Who Am I: updated

    10/3/2020 9:38:29 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I was going through my old blogs and found something fun from 2011. I figured seeing as I am in a new 5% challenge team and have people from the team checking out my page for the first time, that I would update this. *Ten Random Things About Me* 1. I like spending time alone (Introvert) ... Read more

  • Don't Give up on Yourself

    10/2/2020 10:32:02 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I was checking out the trackers here on sparkpeople, to get ready for the 5% FALL CHALLENGE that starts tomorrow. Part of the challenge is to record our measurements on the first day, during the 4th week and on the last day. Well when I got to the page to record today's measurements (yes I a... Read more

  • 4 Pounds in 4 Days

    10/1/2020 1:07:36 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I had weighed myself on September 27th, and I had weighed a few ounces over 191. I am signed up for the "2020 FALL 5% challenge" group and the official weigh-in and start date isn't until Saturday on October 3rd. But I decided to check my weight today for the start of a new month. OMG...what ... Read more

  • National Daughter's Day

    9/26/2020 11:19:19 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Yes I realize that I am a day late with this post. My oldest daughter and her boyfriend came to visit yesterday for a too- short visit. Hopefully she plans her next vacation out West with more time for planning. Heck if she gives me enough time then I could get a discount here at one of... Read more

  • Responsibility

    9/26/2020 3:20:52 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Well, since I went to my dad's house my weight was up 10 lbs then down five and now up two. It''s a bit like a trampoline. Right now i have no plans (food plans) or thoughts about how to proceed. Just eating what I can find in the house and tracking. Yesterday's calories were 900 odd. as were t... Read more