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Reflection journey... what happened?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Been doing a lot of thinking on what happened and how I lost my way. There are many different reasons. So today's blog are the reasons or simply put what happened?
My brain storming list.
1) feeling deprived
2) love food
3) holidays
4) tired
5) stress
6) bored
7) busy
8) over worked
9) simply gave in to the devil on my shoulder
10) i have an addiction to food
11) night+TV=EAT
12) no time to exercise
13) took to much time to track
14) got to the point of dreading tracking and or working out and just wanted to relax after 12+hour days
15) seemed like a chore and longer taking time to document home made stuff

This is all for today. Just wanted to get this down as I continue to reflect.

  
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PURPLEBIRD63 9/11/2014 10:39PM

    I feel for ya! Nighttime is my KILLER!!!

12+ hours work days?!?! UGH! Poor you!

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PEZMOM1 9/11/2014 9:41PM

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Old goals and things I accomplished once before.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I am needing to start fresh. I lost my way but did not want to lose my notes. So this blog is to just have a copy of my notes from my page so I can clear that area and start again.



Take small steps this time. I have decided to set small goals and really work on some trouble spots.

4/10/2013 (DONE 4/14/2013): Create a vision collage and post on my page. I am teaming up with a buddy to get this done.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/vi
sion_collage.asp

For these to be considered done, they must have been completed each day for 1 month. If it takes too long, evaluate and re-focus.
4/18/2013: 1)-(DONE 6/15/2013-ongoing battle)Eliminate unplanned nighttime eating. 5/20: realized that eating an early dinner definitely leads to overeating. Will find the perfect time for dinner that works to fine tune this issue.

2)-(Done-5/20/2013)Drink 64 oz or more of water daily.
3) Figure out how to add in strength. Thinking about adding in my Fit Firm and Fired up Dvd I received with my "Spark Solution" book. 6/2: Refocus on this dvd for now and commit to 3 times this week.
6/15: refocus again...will add 10 minute video

  
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NEWTEXDEBBIE 9/11/2014 12:36PM

    I'm so sorry we lost touch! I was so wrapped up with my own troubles and struggles..... BIG HUG my sweet friend! emoticon

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OTEN36 9/11/2014 6:44AM

    Good points to remember. I usually do pretty good with drinking water while at work but need to re-focus while at home also. Thanks for the good info
Dee

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SO_WORTH_IT 9/10/2014 11:05PM

    It looks like you are very organized!! Best of luck as you regroup and start fresh!

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Positive Self Talk-Love my new SPARK ACTIVITY Tracker and you will too!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

I have been on my journey for a straight 10 months now. During this journey a lot has happened. But more importantly I have transformed into this person with a more positive self talking way to myself and others. I have made a lot of friends and supporters along the way. I have learned so much about me, food, exercise and more.

Today marks a BIG milestone. I have lost a total of 50 pounds! My reward was to purchase the Spark Activity Tracker. I bought this two days before I reached my goal. I knew deep inside, that this time I would reach this goal. As you all know from my previous blog that I tried to get to this goal 2 months ago and did not succeed. In fact, I gained quite a bit. I may have gotten discouraged, but I DIDN'T GIVE UP! I had all the tools, friends, support from YOU ALL, my family, my friends and my TOPS family to succeed. So, I went back to the basics. I only tracked my water and weighed in every morning. This my friends was pretty darn easy as I mentioned above...I had all the tools. I may not have tracked my food, but I did measure and use what I have learned to keep on the right path.
Back in December, I went into a downward spiral because I felt I was failing the people on the challenge I joined at the gym. I did not succeed and kicked myself the rest of 2013. But I learned something about me. I am a PERFECTIONIST! I saw I was not able to keep up with the information overload from the nutritionist and trainer, so I quit.
Fast forward and you will see I will not let the perfectionist part of me win. I called on Our God and asked for his help and look at me now!
I received my tracker today and I opened the box and darned if it didn't look like a piece of expensive jewelry to me. All in a nice little Box tucked away ready to motivate little ol' Me. All you in Minnesota know how flipping cold it has been. That did not stop me. I just walked, jogged and even ran until I got my first Glow Getter Award. I have to say this little thing is a jewel and a great motivator. I know this was the right reward and the right time for the reward. So don't hesitate to reward yourself with this jewel as it will give you a bit more motivation as you continue on your journey! Go ahead give it a try! TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT!

So there! As you see positive self talk can get you through the tough times. Understand you are gonna have some tough days, but don't let it determine your ultimate goal on your journey!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/8/2014 9:06PM

    emoticon WAY TO GO!!! Congratulations on your -50lbs!!!
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I am so coveting a Spark Tracker.

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PURPLEBIRD63 2/11/2014 10:50PM

    How did I miss this blog?? Sorry!
I'm so proud of you for reaching a 50 lb weight loss!!
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And, I'm so very happy you got a tracker! emoticon emoticon
I feel like I could be spokesperson for the tracker! ;)
I'm sure every SPAT owner feels that way!
I know what you mean by "asking God".
HE is the only reason I was able to quit smoking - ONLY reason!!
You have done so incredible Penny! :)
You should be so proud of yourself!!
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SILVER1369 2/10/2014 7:42AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I love mine also!!

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OTEN36 2/9/2014 10:23AM

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Great Blog! I love how your being nice to yourself.
I also have gotten overloaded with info in the past.
I can relate. I'm glad you got the tracker....let's "run" with it...hahaha
I crack me up....(it was a funny)
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SLIMMERJESSE 2/9/2014 10:01AM

    Congrats on your success!

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FELINA 2/9/2014 9:58AM

    Fantastic!
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LISASGONNADOIT 2/8/2014 11:50PM

    So proud of you! You proved that with determination and not giving up you can succeed. So happy that you reached your goal losing 50 pounds and rewarded yourself with the tracker. It is awesome and a great motivator to boot. Positive self talk reigns!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/8/2014 9:42PM

    I am glad you like the tracker, and I agree positive talk will get you through the tough times. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Glad you never give up!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/8/2014 9:24PM

    emoticon I will see you on the spark tracker team!! I love mine as well. It is a good motivator, which is funny since it is small. I'm amazed that you are jogging in the snow. Cold country where you live. The most I can complain about is our cool wind lol. Keep up the good work, I am proud of you!! emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 2/8/2014 9:10PM

    I read lots of good stuff about them,

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Super mini goal-lose 2 pounds by next Saturday

Saturday, December 14, 2013

I have decided to do a super mini goal.

I am so close to my 50 pound weight loss marker, that I have decided to do a short goal. To make this goal I will need to lose 1.8 pounds this week.

I know I can do this and I will make it happenby doing the following:
-lots of protein and veges emoticon emoticon
-limited sugars and carbs
-workout daily emoticon
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-do not exceed on my nutrients and calories.

So wish me luck! emoticon

  
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BECKYLIZ 1/24/2014 8:44AM

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HICKOK-HALEY 12/15/2013 8:46PM

    emoticon Sounds good. Your doing good!!
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AUNTB63 12/15/2013 9:59AM

    Wishing you luck, but I just know that you will meet this mini goal. After all YOU have a very good plan. Now all you have to do is act......YOU can do this. ONE day at a time....for ONE week. emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 12/14/2013 4:05PM

    emoticon Cheering you on emoticon and of course lots of emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/14/2013 9:50AM

    Small goals stacked up equal large progress

Make today the greatest day of your life

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Getting Fit with "Get Fit Body Challenge" at my gym.

Friday, November 29, 2013

As some of you may already know, I have been on a hiatus from "Sparkpeople". This is not by choice that is for sure. The Challenge I have joined need me to track my food on a different site and it is too hard to do both.

With the extended weekend from work, I wanted to touch base with all my favorite people here on Sparkpeople and any new beginners as well and share my story.

I joined a Get Fit Body Challenge with my local community center. This is an 8 week challenge. We meet as a group with a personal trainer once a week and she gives us a strength routine and we are to do this routine 3 times during a week along with our cardio 3-4 times a week at minimum. We submit our food log (tracked on myfitnesspal-not liking that part) once a week and it is analyzed and criticized to benefit you on your weight loss/get fit journey.

I happened to be a bit bull headed with the suggestions and the devil found the opportunity and jumped on my back and ranted in my ear. I ate all wrong and did not write it down and really was only doing the work but not doing the food. Not a good place to be. Nutrition guy was pushing protein and veggies and telling me to back off fruit and did not like that I ate air-popped popcorn and OMG!!! I just wanted to SCREAM!!!! Well I decided I need to quit sabotaging myself and just do what I can and use what info from them I feel will work for me. I try to build my meals around protein, then veges. I limit my carbs and even my fruit. I write every thing down even if HE ain't gonna like it.

I have lost 4 pounds since this journey and we do our measurements, for the first time since our first day, on Monday, so this should prove to be interesting.

I really needed to do something. I was in a deep slump, due to an issue in my lower back and other issues and like I said the "Devil" climbed on board and took hold and was not letting go.

We all struggle with different things on a daily basis. What we do with these struggles as they come to us, is what makes us who we are. These have been my struggles and I was heading back up on the scale or maintaining and personally I did not want to lose my momentum, so found a way to get it back. With the Holidays coming, I decided this would be the kick I needed.

I certainly appreciate all my friends here, that have kept in touch while I been moving along on my journey and look forward to being back on a regular basis.
Whatever struggle you encounter, keep fighting and you will get through and conquer!

Love n hugs!

Penny

  


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