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Moving Forward!

First of all, thanks for stopping by my page!

Second, previously in this section I talked about being overweight my whole life. That part is true--but, I don't want to dwell on that anymore. I want to dwell on the fact that I don't have to be overweight for the rest of my life and I am finally being successful at becoming healthy. This may be because I have made being healthy my main objective rather than making losing weight my goal. A change in thinking has made a huge ...
First of all, thanks for stopping by my page!

Second, previously in this section I talked about being overweight my whole life. That part is true--but, I don't want to dwell on that anymore. I want to dwell on the fact that I don't have to be overweight for the rest of my life and I am finally being successful at becoming healthy. This may be because I have made being healthy my main objective rather than making losing weight my goal. A change in thinking has made a huge difference. It wasn't easy to retrain years of thinking. I still work on it, daily.

On Memorial Day of this year I began the Spark Solution and let me tell you, it is hard and time consuming work...but it is working and so worth it!! I have lost 35 lbs. so far and I am still counting. My first goal was to lose 25lbs by Labor Day...I met that with a week to spare. My next goal is to lose 15 more by the end of the year for a total of 40 lbs. I have 5 more lbs. to go on that one. Losing 40lbs is not my final goal weight, but it does put me over half way to the final number. My knees and feet feel so much better! I breathe better. My attitude is better. My drive is better. In my transition, I have been able to let a lot of mental and emotional things go, which has helped tremendously. I finally get that I am only accountable for myself and I cannot put blame on anyone or anything any longer.

I do worry sometimes that I will backslide and some times it's hard...but again, so very worth it. I feel I have the tools to keep me moving forward even if I do take a step or two backwards.

I will keep working and I will keep loving it!!!
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Member Since: 4/11/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 14,768

My Goals:
1. I will practice at least one healthy coping skill/day from the following list to deal with daily stressors;
A. Deep breathing
B. Stretching
C. Exercising
D. Playing my guitar, piano, or drums.
E. Listening to music.
F. Listening to guided imagery CD's.
G. Writing.
H. Reading.

2. I will exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes until I increase my stamina, then I will increase the times and duration.

3. I will eat at least 3 fresh fruits and vegetables/day.

4. I will eat healthy snacks daily.

5. I will Spark daily.

6. I will cook non-processed foods as much as I can-time permiting



My Program:
The Spark Solution


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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/5/2014 9:45:46 PM

I didn't know if you heard about the head-on collision accident that I was in. I posted an updated blog about my current injuries. I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon



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GRANDMASHUNGRY
5/18/2014 11:27:11 AM

Thank you for the flower!

Enjoy the sun shine today! Doesn't it feel great? emoticon



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MERAINA
4/28/2014 1:45:33 PM

I play a mandolin in a Bluegrass Gospel Band.
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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/7/2014 9:22:34 AM

emoticon Life is about choices! We become the choices we make. Every choice impacts our progress. We CAN take daily action based on the choices that's consistent with better lifestyle changes! The results of our choices WILL fulfill our lives in a positive way! Letís commi to making daily healthy CHOICES!!

emoticon C = Create a new normal that will get you to your desired results!
emoticon H = Have a sense of constant belief in yourself and abilities!
emoticon O = Open to new ideas and experiences by taking charge of your life!
emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
emoticon C = Change self-defeating habits into never-ending self-improvements!
emoticon E = Embrace goals by utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
emoticon S = Set yourself up for success and inspire those around you to do the same!


~ Monika ~ emoticon



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MEGAMITENCHI
4/5/2014 4:44:22 PM

Hey fellow Team C Done Girls member! Just a little reminder to post your minutes on the message board post, as week one tracking ends today! Yay!! emoticon



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