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Non TOPS meeting

Thursday, October 16, 2014

When I got up yesterday and stepped on the scale I was over from last week and feared I would be over at TOPS last night.

Our good Lord intervened...we could not have our meeting as we could not get in the building. For some reason the lock would not open for love or money.

No weigh in=no gain.

We stayed and chatted and had a great time.

I look at it as a blessing and a reminder for me to keep on track all week.

p.s. this morning I was down when I stepped on the scale.

Luv n hugz,


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NEWTEXDEBBIE 10/16/2014 9:19AM

    YAY! I can see that stubborn door.... LOL

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/16/2014 7:51AM

  Wow, if that would happen to me tonight!

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GETHNOW 10/16/2014 7:42AM

  God Bless

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I will maintain or lose

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today is my day for my TOPS meeting. We meet every Wednesday. I have been a member over a year and a half. This past year I gained all I had lost back and am trying hard to at least maintain or lose. I have an issue with beating myself up during the tough times and regressing to a no contact mode. Denial is the real term.

So this time around, it is about reflection and simply trying to maintain.

I noticed this morning as I stepped on the scale that I was up from last week. Right away I was internally abusing myself and figured I better blog about this and get a jump on it.

So here comes the self talk...
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I will involve my friends, family and my emoticon 's
I will emoticon 5 times a week for at least an hour a day. emoticon emoticon
I will knock this guy emoticon off my shoulder at any point in the day.
I will emoticon myself no matter what!

So with that said, I will have a great day and a great weigh in.

Luv n hugz,


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PEZMOM1 10/15/2014 8:55AM

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 10/15/2014 8:48AM

    Lead the way my friend!

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GETHNOW 10/15/2014 7:28AM

  You can do it - God Bless

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/15/2014 7:25AM

  Put your mistakes behind you. Always look to the present, for it defines the future.
Never, never, never give up! (I didn' now almost a 16-year KOPS)

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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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HICKOK-HALEY 9/29/2014 11:12PM

    I think a lot of us go through the battles, but you are here. A good sign. Don't give up. We are all here for each other!! emoticon

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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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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.

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

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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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    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!!
So proud! emoticon
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

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


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    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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