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SO YOU HAD A BAD DAY.....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Well, I've had a BAD week - BAD, MY BAD!! But, now I'm all revved up after a whole weekend of a health seminar which included 5 doctors from all over the country, including South America. I just want to share one analogy that stuck me as relevant. I have so much more to share, but I have to digest it all first!

Imagine.....You are in a hurry. You are speeding. You run a red light. WeeOOO, WeeOOO, WeeOOO the siren is behind you. You get a ticket. You take off again. You are still in a hurry. You are still speeding. Are you going to run a red light again and get another ticket? Are you going to get tickets all day long?

Imagine your day...You have a healthy oatmeal breakfast. At break you take just half of a muffin. You top off a healthy lunch with a Snickers bar. Ok. You've blown your four letter word so you might as well have chocolate cake and B-B-Q ribs for dinner and start over tomorrow. (That pre-planned statement sets you up for failure.)

NO!! Before you run that 2nd red light, vow to slow down as much as possible and arrive at your destination safely. The same is true for eating patterns. We always say, "NEVER GIVE UP". Well, I'd like to add, never give up half way through a day! You have to make it to your goal, so correct your eating AS SOON AS YOU MAKE THE FIRST SLIP - DON'T GET ANOTHER TICKET! Your body is the one who will pay for that one!

  
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POETPAW 10/13/2009 12:15AM

    i know about bad week(s). I'm still recovering from an eating out vacation. Thanks for the visual.

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HICALGAL 10/12/2009 9:50PM

    well said!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARLIN515 10/12/2009 2:37PM

    I agree, great analogy! Who wants to get all those speeding tickets and go to jail?---I don't! I spent too much time in that prison of emotional eating and weight gain guilt!

That's in the past, I'm sticking to clean eating and clean living! Thanks for sharing! You are doing great, girl! emoticon
Linda

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1BODY1LIFE 10/12/2009 12:13PM

    Thanks for all your great comments which made me re-read my blog.....I'm not trying to take credit for this original thought...It was a story at the conference and I wish you had heard it for yourself. It was visual in its telling by an accomplished speaker. But, I'll add....

IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS WERE LIKE YESTERDAY, LOOK AT YOUR BODY TODAY!
IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT YOUR BODY WILL BE LIKE TOMORROW, LOOK AT YOUR THOUGHTS TODAY!

It is not about food, Girlfriends! It is a head thing totally!!

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THEQUEENBEE333 10/12/2009 11:59AM

    Loved this! Thanks for sharing!

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AWYEAGLE 10/12/2009 11:53AM

    What a great way to put it. I try to do that - just because I eat bad once doesn't mean I should give up. That is my old way of thinking but thanks to wonderful people like you I don't any longer.

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WILDMAMA 10/12/2009 11:37AM

    I really like the analogy. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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ROCKINFOX 10/12/2009 11:23AM

    Great analogy! I never thought of it that way. I used to start over each week, then day, and now I start over at each meal. Everything I eat is a fresh start.

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PJMCGEE114 10/12/2009 11:21AM

  Great way of thinking about it. I need visuals sometimes for me to get it.

thanks for sharing.

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For BOO CREW'S EYES ONLY.... AS WE BEGIN WEEK 2

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I can see the title of my blog has no bearing on who enters this ghostville haunting ground. There is a hex on all who enter unwelcome unless you redeem yourself in some way. Are you sure you want to keep reading and risk ANOTHER hex????

I am proud to learn that Mazzy0774 and Marthar3 have distinguished our Boo Crew by winning best profile in the icon picture contest for the Sparktoberfest challenge! Way to Go, Girls! emoticon emoticonBravo to the judges because there were some great choices and I'm glad our team came out on top in two of the four categories. emoticon

Now, to the issue of losing 1/2 pound a week. We can sabotage the other 5 teams and trick them into losing. Or, we can rise to the challenge and lose 9 pounds this week by EVERYONE meeting the goal. What do we choose?? I bet it is to LOSE! Let's do it as a team!!

The busier I am, the less I eat. I think this is true for everyone. Let's all try to get in 10,000 steps every day just keeping busy. I'm counting 1,000 steps for doing strength training this morning. If you work in the garden, give yourself 500 steps right off the bat. If you clean the car inside and out, give yourself 800 steps. And, if you have a 2 year old, give yourself 1,000 steps before you even have breakfast. Oh, and don't forget breakfast to get you revved up for the day. Hopefully these tips will come in handy this week.

Ok, let's go team! WIN! WIN!! WIN!!! emoticonWe can do this!!

  
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MAZZY0774 9/25/2009 7:51PM

    Thanks, y'all!

Sherry
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/16/2009 1:48PM

    WooHoo!!! We can do it!!! I'm getting in more exercise every day. I can't quite make 10,000 steps yet because of breathing issues, but I am increasing my steps every day. I post my steps every day on the Boo Crew chat forum.

Let's Go Boo Crew!!! We can do it!!!

Hugs,

Lainie emoticon

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PKSBELIEVEINME 9/16/2009 12:07PM

    I come in peace, a ghostly friend, and I agree, congrats to Mazzy and Martha for being voted best profile pics, great blog! To all those who are not on the Boo Crew, you are in for a big disappoinment!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/16/2009 11:45AM

    Double Double toil and trouble
the hex goes back to those that sent
and witches rule
you shall repent! emoticon

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WILDMAMA 9/16/2009 11:38AM

    emoticon LOL

I actually started wearing a pedometer and I do have a two year old, and a five year old, and an almost birthday boy who will be eight. I average a little over 15,000 steps a day. A slow day, I'll get in 11,000 a busy day 18,000. Now if I could just stop baking everything would be great. emoticon

Go Boo Crew! emoticon

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SPARKPIXIE 9/16/2009 10:46AM

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Great blog!! I am up for the challenge to lose some weight this week! Even though our goal is only 1/2 lb a week, I am aiming for one big FULL pound!!


I am keeping track of my steps on our Boo Crew's chat and support thread, I hope you are too!

Love your enthusiasm...I am so glad I picked you to be on the Crew!!!

Hugs,
Pixie
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JOLOVESRUM 9/16/2009 10:38AM

    good pep talk there Susan, too bad I belong to the BATTY BABES. Your hex worked on my.........I am getting thinner every day. Keep Hexing me.
Have a great week.
your spark friend and challenger
Jo emoticon

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For the Boo Crew's Eyes ONLY!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

If you are not on the Boo Crew, and we know who we are, you are not supposed to be reading this, and you know who you are. Back out right now and go on your merry way.








Well, the final tally for the first week of the challenge makes us low ghosts on the totem pole. After all the trash talk, I'm embarrassed. True, my lonely pound lost didn't help the team much and I will do better this week. Let's all take this seriously and win. Dedication, Restraint, Commitment, no excuses! In 5 weeks we can feel the pride of a job well done and truly be ready to scare our pants off!

Whadayasay????? Do you want to WIN??

  
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MAZZY0774 9/16/2009 3:24PM

    You did good, girl!!!!

Sherry
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/16/2009 1:40PM

    Congratulations on your pound lost! I lost a pound too. I think what happened was that not everyone on our team posted their weigh-ins in time. I'm sure we're going to have a better turn out next week. The other teams will be lost in the dust. We can do it!!!!

Hugs,

Lainie emoticon

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JOLOVESRUM 9/15/2009 11:46PM

    you need to be just a little more scary to keep me out.
I believe we are all winners here. Have a great week.(not as good as the batty babes)
hugs Jo emoticon

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MAGA99 9/15/2009 9:14PM

    LMAO emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKPIXIE 9/15/2009 9:05PM

    Hey, we don't ever say "only lost a pound"...we say "I LOST A POUND!" and then we say
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Congratulations to you on losing that pound! Keep up the good work and the rest of the Boo Crew will be working hard too! I'm proud of you!!!

Hugs,
Pixie
The Boo Crew RULES! emoticon

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HEALTHY2MORROW 9/15/2009 8:28PM

    If you wanted to have a lot of people read your blog, just say don't read this unless....you are "special". LOL. emoticon

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BUFFYSMOM2 9/15/2009 8:09PM

    Your "lonely pound" loss is FABULOUS! You went the right way!!!
Give yourself a HUGE pat on the back!!!!! emoticon
Hugs!
Patti emoticon

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HICALGAL 9/15/2009 6:01PM

    knock, knock...hmmm...well i did knock and nobody answered so i'm stepping in to say congrats on your wt loss this week. keep up the good work.

but keep in mind...Butterscotch Honeys Rock and Rule Sparktoberfest! emoticon emoticon emoticon


ps...oh and thanks for the goodie apple...i passed it on to someone on the boo crew... emoticon

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AWYEAGLE 9/15/2009 5:38PM

    Well I'm not part of the crew, but I'm so glad to hear that you lost a pound!

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MARLIN515 9/15/2009 4:32PM

    Watch out Boo Crew! Batty Babes are getting thier groove on!! You don't scare us, we are fly girls!! emoticon

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YAFENELRA 9/15/2009 3:59PM

    You tell me to keep out and OF COURSE I will come in!! emoticon

I just can't seem to control myself!! Sorry!!

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WILDMAMA 9/15/2009 3:10PM

    emoticonBOO! emoticon

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My New Philosophy in Life

Thursday, September 10, 2009



( Better get busy before the Health Department shuts me down!!)

  
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AWYEAGLE 9/10/2009 12:25PM

    LMAO!

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SPARKPIXIE 9/10/2009 10:42AM

    That was great!

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JOLOVESRUM 9/10/2009 10:36AM

    what an insightful blog!

now I know why my house is so messy? My husband is a computer junkie and we have 3 desktops and 2 laptops that are all hooked up. So when 1 is down you just drag your bottom to another chair.


Now when the power goes out that is different, except then you can't run the dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, or washing machine.
What a shame?

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BUFFYSMOM2 9/10/2009 10:07AM

    Amen to that! emoticon
Hugs!
Patti emoticon

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HUGGSUMONE 9/10/2009 9:37AM

    I know that's right. LOL

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JILLTBNAGART 9/10/2009 9:30AM

    Love it!

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"If you are going to bother to do it, DO IT RIGHT!"

Thursday, September 03, 2009

My mother's words echo in my head like rocks rattling in a grinder. Sometimes I don't even bother to do something because I'm afraid I won't do it RIGHT. My mother was not a lick and a promise type of person and usually did everything right the first time. Alas, this acorn rolled down the hill, never to see that mighty oak again. Go Figure!

But, when I do strength training, her words seem to ring true. Who would like to go through the motions without seeing some progress? I really give it my all when working with weights, doing step aerobics, and doing ball and band exercises. In other words, I sweat and do each lift until I'm shaking. I hear that's a good thing, right? I know it has made me stronger.

To know how far I've come with SP, is encouraging. Lately I've been able to wear bracelets and rings that used to be too small, shirts with sleeves that used to cut off my circulation, and now can wear pants without the pockets bulging out. I still have a long way to go, but I've proved to myself that flexibility can come back (not to the point of back flips, but, Oh, well) and my legs are not extinct after all. Losing weight has made exercising easier and I like the feeling of progress. When I reach goal, I'll know exercising has played a big part in the success.

My mother would not be proud of how I got to be 260 pounds (Scary) as a couch potato, but I think she would be proud of me now. I'm doing it right, Mom!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BADMAMMAJAMMA1 9/3/2009 10:16PM

    Yea!! Stand Tall and be Proud!! You deserve it!!

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Carol

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MARLIN515 9/3/2009 9:52PM

    I want to agree with your mom...if I want to see results and feel satisfied, I must give it 100% or not do it at all! Just to make the effort is a good start for me since exercise is something I never used to do, now my body craves it!

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BIBLIOMANE40 9/3/2009 1:20PM

    You are doing so awesome! I agree that the more you put into your exercise, the more you get out of it!

Have a great week,

Sherry emoticon

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YAFENELRA 9/3/2009 12:57PM

    Well, I am proud of you!! You are doing great and I am just so glad that I hooked you up to Rootin' For Ruby. You will get so much motivation there.

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