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A New (Old) Fitness Plan
Friday, March 10, 2017      7 comments

Lately fitness has kind of gotten pushed aside and I want to work on changing that, so I'm going to answer some of these questions to get my mind working on some solutions again. I want to work on earning some stars and I want to start feeling b... Read more
Reward System (3-Month Challenge)
Thursday, March 09, 2017      9 comments

Something I've been trying to develop throughout my entire journey is an adequate reward system for reaching goals. When I first started, I tried rewarding myself for reaching particular weight goals and I had chosen rewards for each weight mile... Read more
Week 11: Funeral & Fritzy's Birthday
Monday, March 06, 2017      7 comments

Week 11 had a lot of ups and downs. I spent the week with my sister, as Tim's funeral was on Tuesday morning and she needed my support, so the only exercise I got was on Monday morning, and then on Saturday we had Fritzy's birthday party (his bi... Read more
Week 10: Sad Week, Lots of Steps, Weight is Back Up.
Monday, February 27, 2017      5 comments

Week 10 started out great! I got a ton of steps, I had a lot of highlights, and I even baked some banana bread. But then on Thursday night my sister's fiance died and the rest of the week was downhill from there. My weight went back up to 194, w... Read more
Week 09: Getting Things Sorted!
Monday, February 20, 2017      4 comments

In Week 09 I looked over my past progress and decided that it was time to get things sorted. I needed to start making some serious forward progress if I wanted to lose the 50 pounds that I set out to lose this year, but I felt renewed with new g... Read more
Week 08: Bad Weather, Scale is Not My Friend!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      6 comments

Week 08 overall was a better week than Week 07, but the weather was super icy and it was difficult to get out and get any steps most of this week! My Sparkfriend Kayde53 suggested I get a walking DVD program by Leslie Sansone for when bad weathe... Read more
Week 07: Busy, No Time to Step!
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      5 comments

I had a very busy week in Week 07, so there wasn't any time to exercise, and I didn't get a lot of steps, but I got a lot of floors and my calorie burn was pretty good. This was a good week in general and of course winter makes it hard to get th... Read more
Fitness Analysis Week 07
Friday, February 03, 2017      4 comments

This week I got a new planner to use specifically for planning and tracking exercise. If I can plan out my exercise each day and then check it off as I complete it, I should be a lot more motivated to get started with the exercise, as well as be... Read more
Mid-Week Reflection Week 07
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      6 comments

My reflection is going to be a little different this week for a couple of reasons. I wasn't able to to blog on Monday and I wasn't able to get to my Chromebook until late tonight, so the traditional reflection questions don't really apply tonigh... Read more
Fitness Analysis Week 06
Friday, January 27, 2017      7 comments

I won't be able to post on Monday or Wednesday, so I'll give a short summary of how the week has gone so far. I've had a step increase of 106% since last week. My sleep is right in the right range. I lost 2.8 pounds this week, meeting my 5-pound... Read more
Mid-Week Reflection Week 06
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      8 comments

One of my goals is to journal daily and blog three times a week, so I'm going to do regular themed blogs from now on: Monday Weekly Updates, Wednesday Mid-Week Reflections, and Friday Fitness Analyses. So for Week 06 this is my first mid-week re... Read more
Week 05: Sick, but a Great Week!
Monday, January 23, 2017      4 comments

During Week 05, I was sick and my back pain flared up, which left me not doing much of anything except watching Netflix and casually eating whatever happened to be around, but this week was FULL of highlights! I really had a great week this week... Read more
Week 04: 2% Improvement
Monday, January 16, 2017      7 comments

In Week 04, there were a lot of difficulties and trials. My grandpa got pneumonia and fell down in the snow and we had to call the ambulance, and he went to the hospital. Everyone in my family got sick except for me, so the week was really tryin... Read more
The Rewards of Change
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      5 comments

For the past couple of weeks, I have been working on creating consistency in my routine. I have been making small changes and working on repeating healthy habits while diminishing negative ones. I haven't always succeeded, but I've continued to ... Read more
Week 03: Progress in the Right Direction
Sunday, January 08, 2017      3 comments

Week 03 was definitely progress in the right direction. I took some small positive steps that led me towards my goals and although I'm not yet where I want to be, I'm a lot closer! I improved upon all of my stats this week and even lost a little... Read more

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