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A BIT OF WUNDER & ADVICE FOR NEWBIES :)

Friday, March 04, 2011

I wrote to a new SP member tonight and I actually really felt with al my heart when I wrote it and decided it would be a nice blog for maybe someone who hasn't "introduced" themselves on the message boards. I hope you enjoy! xo

HEY SWEETIE!!!! :)
Welcome to Sparkpeople....again....and for the last time...yea!!! :) LOL

Don't get discouraged about the amount of weight girl. Just get excited knowing you are doing something about it. Forgive yourself and move forward. Do NOT look back and keep punishing yourself and live with guilt. It's over. Don't waste that energy...cuz you need it for the journey ahead! :)

You will have hard days...weeks...and maybe even months...but as long as you keep going, YOU WILL GET THERE! Be patient. Be kind to yourself. Be forgiving of yourself. Know that one bad day does NOT mean you throw it ALL away! It means you had a crap day and tomorrow will be better and you may even learn something about yourself. :) Be open to change. Be open to trying new things. Know that you will have to change yourself inside to help with the outside. It's a package deal.

I wouldn't look at this as a "Program"....even though I get it totally! :) This is your training plan for the BEST YOU EVER! You will be honest with yourself and track everything that passes your lips...even on the crap days!! You'll be shocked and learn heaps from those days! Again...no guilt...just a bump in the road! :) You will try and move more today than yesterday...even when you'd rather have plaque scraped from your teeth! Just aim for 10 minutes a day and try and beat your time and/or distance...the key is to JUST START! I do stickers on my calender for staying within my calories and for exercising...I love stickers. Each night before bed, It feels really good to put those silly stickers on...I get mad when I only have one because I went over calories and/or didn't move much!

Something else that sort of excites me in a weird way, is I have a goal to get 100 Sparkpoints a day...I go to Sparkpoints and simply go down the list every day and I learn and challenge myself....it also helps you get familiar with everything this amazing site has to offer! Just an idea to help keep you in the right headspace. :)

And finally...I am so NOT a team or group girl by any means, but I have found that joining teams and doing the challenges are a great way to keep you focused on the daily changes and challenges....again...I make tracking sheets and reward myself everyday with stickers! LOL I'm 38 years old but people think I'm 13! :)

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! We know how you feel...IT SUCKS! It seems hopeless and like it will take FOREVER....or will it ever happen?! IT WILL. IT CAN....YOU CAN! Please let me know if I can help you along this journey!
YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
XOXOXOXO
Patty

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KAZINMICH 3/5/2011 9:46PM

    This is an amazing blog!!! I wish someone would have shared this with me when I started! I want to keep this and read it on those "down" days. Today is one of those - and I needed this. Thank you very much!!!!

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JACRBUNCH 3/5/2011 9:49AM

    This is amazing. I think it is a good reminder to those of us that have been around for awhile too!

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MSPRIS3 3/4/2011 4:22PM

    Great Blog!

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CO-CREATOR 3/4/2011 11:43AM

    What positive encouragement! I love how you use stickers.

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KASEYCOFF 3/4/2011 7:37AM

    Great blog - and I sent the link to one of my newbie friends.
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So tired

Thursday, March 03, 2011

It's been so long since I had to go to work for someone and stay from this time to this time. I kinda forgot how that feels. I enjoy it and really like the atmosphere and the people, but I need to go back to what I rock at, which is packing lunches, etc. I am sort of winging it and I am use to cooking and taking my time, etc. SO...I've adjusted. Stayed within calories but not probably what i am use to eating! I had sushi again today and then just soup for dinner. Worked out after work and then had a weight loss client...so I am tired. I feel like I could sleep for 2 days!

And on that note...I'm gonna get my 100 points in and go to bed! :) I do love trophy day on SP! Makes me feel good! WHOO HOO!
Good night!

  
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MARTHASPARKS 3/3/2011 10:25AM

    WOW! You are amazing and beautiful and successful. How do manage to get 100 points in a day? I joined SP in January and am still figuring things out. That might be a good goal for me.
Thanks!

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So tired

Thursday, March 03, 2011

It's been so long since I had to go to work for someone and stay from this time to this time. I kinda forgot how that feels. I enjoy it and really like the atmosphere and the people, but I need to go back to what I rock at, which is packing lunches, etc. I am sort of winging it and I am use to cooking and taking my time, etc. SO...I've adjusted. Stayed within calories but not probably what i am use to eating! I had sushi again today and then just soup for dinner. Worked out after work and then had a weight loss client...so I am tired. I feel like I could sleep for 2 days!

And on that note...I'm gonna get my 100 points in and go to bed! :) I do love trophy day on SP! Makes me feel good! WHOO HOO!
Good night!

  
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SHREKWARD 3/3/2011 4:13AM

    Having just returned to work after 7 years (only 2 hours a day) is still a hard thing to conform once again to routine. So, I totally understand how you feel.
It's good that you are hunting down a trophy as that always feels so good!
Good luck with everything!
Chris.

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BUSY FIRST DAY AT 1 of 2 OPEN GYMS IN THE CITY!!!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

That's right! Found out that the earthquake has smashed and destroyed all the gyms in Christchurch! There is us (Anytime Fitness) and SNAP Fitness on the other side of Riccarton. The police force from every country, the military from each country here to help and LOTS AND LOTS of Members from other gyms...WOW! I was suppose to work from 10-3 but we didn't get ANY training in...I jumped in and started seeing potential members by 10:10 AM! I shared what I knew from working out there so much! LOL Thank god I actually use my membership! So I ended up working until 7 pm...didn't plan to work that late so I brought along my banana and greek yoghurt and water, but not an actual lunch...so we are right next to a sushi place, so I went there and got something. Then finally had dinner around 8 and didn't work out...which sucks...but I am physically and mentally drained. So...it is what it is and tomorrow I will work from 10-3 and bring some substantial food incase and I have weight loss clients at 6, so I can't stay longer! But I need a good workout and then I will see my clients. They are friends so it's all good if I don't look perfect when I show up! :) SO....it's all about making it work this week and sticking to my calories and moving even when I have a rest day...etc so I get in what I need...although my 150 minutes yesterday gave me a nice boost for the week! :)
Okay..need to finish my 100 points and take my face off before bed! :)
Good night everyone!

  
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1DRWOMAN 3/2/2011 10:46PM

    Currently I do weight loss and nutrition consulting and I work in membership sales at Anytime Fitness. But I am also a hairdresser, makeup artist, beauty therapist, image consultant and personal trainer! One stop fix it shop.

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CANDOK1260 3/2/2011 4:04PM

    yep what type of job to you hold?

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CO-CREATOR 3/2/2011 10:37AM

    Are you a physical trainer? Take good care of yourself.

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Almost Killed My Dog today :(

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

We did a BIG - HUGE clean out of the garage and cars, etc....storage, etc. Max was outside with us and then Earl says "Have you seen max"...and then I started to worry...I walked up and down our block clapping and calling his name and ended up in a panic and in tears...then I went to change shoes and a different shirt and head out some more and then Earl said...he's not in the car is he? Sure shit! He's black and so is the interior of my car...and it was like 85 degrees here today!!!!! I just cried and cried. My animals are like my kids and I can't believe this happened. It will never happen again I can promise! All the death and destruction I saw the past week and this is the thing that almost made me want to step in front of a bus! My poor Max. he's my best friend, child, and therapist!

I keep listening to P!NK's Fucking Perfect song....

I'm calm now and I know it was a pure accident...but I still feel sick that I almost did the unthinkable!
Okay...now...in the process I spent at least 2 1/2 hours cleaning hard core!! That's good. Will start at gym tomorrow and will work out! Happy I am getting a FREE membership now and today Vodaphone gave me a $100 credit on my account because I wasn't sure about my pay or banks, etc since the quake. That was so nice. Being self-employed during times like this is really hard...business comes to a stand still...however the gym starts tomorrow and I think I have a new client as well...so all is good...and my Max is well...except the aftershocks...we just had a goodie.
Good night everyone.
Happier blog tomorrow! :) xox

  
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RR1_RR1 3/3/2011 1:18PM

    Aww, glad Max is ok! My dog is like my child too.

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JULESDUD1 3/2/2011 5:31PM

    I'm so glad that you, your husband & Max are ok!! He forgives you and knows it was an accident!! You have to be kind to yourself!! There's enough stress right now!! Just hug Max & love him!! He'll be more than happy!! I hope Mother Nature takes kindly on New Zealanders for a long time. No more aftershocks, droughts, floods, anything bad!! Just some warm, balmy days to help you all recover.

Good luck!! You sure seem to do a good job at shaping your own luck in such a positive way with your attitude & strenght!

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REMEMBER2BME 3/1/2011 4:08PM

    OMG. I can only imagine what you must have gone through. I would completely freak out!!! You poor thing. How old is Max?

On the other hand, great job for getting all they cleaning done. That has to feel good, taking a bit of control.

Take care and breathe.

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MSPRIS3 3/1/2011 3:30PM

    Glad to hear Max is ok. My Jacks are my babies too, so I completely understand how you feel. I did something similar. It was REALLY hot last summer, and took them for a walk up the road, and I was pooring in sweat when I got home, the two of them were dragging on the way back and immediately laid down on the ceramic tile to cool down. They were pretty lathargic the rest of the evening. Now walks are done in later evening and in cooler weather, just to be safe!

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YAMINOKODOMO 3/1/2011 10:39AM

    Dont beat yourself up, it was an accident and you guys found him on time so he is ok. But I do know how precious a pet can be, I have a dog too and whenever she isnt feeling well I feel horrible and she is like my child and I cant imagine anything happening where she wont be in our lives anymore! But glad that max was found and he is ok!

Hope you enjoy the gym!

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XPHOENIX 3/1/2011 8:27AM

    OMG :( Dont be so upset, pure accident and it's over now. OF COURSE you didn't hurt him!! He's tough and is ok... all is well in the world :) YAY for tons of cleaning!

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