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Hi, my name is Michelle. I am 43 years old. I am about 125lbs overweight. I am single and have no kids.
I have been fighting emotional eating all my life. I was diagnosed with type II diabetes on the week of my thirtieth birthday. I stayed in denial for along time. Ten years later and i still want to be in denial that food is killing me. It is slowly stealing the very life from my body. Sooooo, why do i still eat unhealthy? Why, as i take the next bite i tell myself no, but eat it anyway? What is it that food does for me that makes it harder to quit than smoking? I am a lot like Taz when it come to the refrigerator. I jump in and go at it with no thought to the consequences but long after am depressed about what i did. lol
I hope that with the help of SP and all of you:

I learn how to be able to stop myself before taking that first bite of unhealthy food.

I can get my diabetes under control and get off most if not all my medications.

I can achieve all my weight loss goals.

Be able to feel better about myself and my choices.

Be able to run a marathon.

Be able to inspire my family and friends to live a healthier lifestyle.





My Distraction Chart
provided by GODZDESIGN95 (thank you)

1. Go shopping--window shop for inexpensive items.

2. Journal---write about the desired food and leave it there. Write about feelings and emotions instead of eating them. emoticon .

3. Exercise-- 10 min session of Pilates for relaxing--yoga if possible, slow walking. emoticon .

4. Chewing gum or drink green tea....If all fails allow for a low cal snack like a small apple, veggie plates of broccoli, cauliflower and peppers. Or a boiled egg with grapes, 1/2 c.unsweetened applesauce or cottage cheese with tomatoes or sugar free jello, lettuces onions celery stick with laughing cow cheese or LC ranch dressing cucumber slices and lightly salted rice cake.

5. distance myself from the desired food. Go outside etc.

6. Do self care like napping, facials, use tea bags or cucumber sliced on eyes. Yes tea bags and cucumber slices are great on puffy and tired eyes. They feel cool and refreshing. Pedicures or manicures. emoticon .

7. Do a craft project when possible winter months are best for this technique. Updated I am currently crocheting and have decided that I will crochet no matter the season. This including crocheting with beads. I have made several necklaces which I wear. I've done a few flower which I wear in my hair.

8. Pray.


Member Since: 4/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 959

My Goals:
Live healthy

Lose 125 lbs

A1C of 7.0 or less

Participate in a Marathon.


My Program:
Using nutrition tracker

Exercising

trying to be a healthier cook :P



Personal Information:
Northeast Ohio

43 years old



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You can't fail as long as you never give up.




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  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Success is a Choice
    -Unknown
    "Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
    dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
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    Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?
    Hugs,
    Pixie

    873 days ago
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    "We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.
    Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. "
    ~Ellen Goodman
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    Stay positive, Sparkfriend! You have so much potential, and I hope you will make the most of it in 2014. I will be cheering you on! See you on the Healthy Holidays team!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    880 days ago
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    “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation.
    Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
    -John C. Maxwell


    "The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true -- action precedes motivation. You have to prime the pump and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day."
    - Robert J. McKain
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    The Healthy Holidays Challenge team is still going strong, and we still have time to make some progress before New Years Day! If you're not feeling motivated to workout and eat right today....do it anyway! Be your own hero and take charge. You will likely feel motivated after you get started. I know I don't have to remind you that you're worth the effort, right?
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    883 days ago
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    "It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
    It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
    It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
    ~Jo Coudert
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    I just wanted to stop by from the Healthy Holidays Challenge team to wish you a very merry Christmas! Have a wonderful holiDAY!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    If you see a fat man…
    Who’s jolly and cute,
    wearing a beard
    and a red flannel suit,
    and if he is chuckling
    and laughing away,
    while flying around
    in a miniature sleigh
    with eight tiny reindeer
    to pull him along,
    then lets face it…
    Your eggnog’s too strong!!!
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    886 days ago
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    “Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.”
    -Og Mandino
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    Hello from the Healthy Holidays Challenge team! I just wanted to wish you a very healthy week! Do your best to stay on track and remember that its only a holiDAY, not a holiWEEK! Come by the team and let us know if you need support!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    All I Needed to Know About Life I learned from Santa


    Encourage people to believe in you.
    Always remember who’s naughty and who’s nice.
    Don’t pout.
    It’s as much fun to give as it is to receive.
    Some days it’s ok to feel a little chubby.
    Make your presents known.
    Always ask for a little bit more than what you really want.
    Bright red can make anyone look good.
    Wear a wide belt and no-one will notice how many pounds you’ve gained.
    If you only show up once a year, everyone will think you’re very important.
    Whenever you’re at a loss for words, say: “HO, HO, HO!”

    887 days ago
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