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Did something I wouldn't have done...

Monday, June 22, 2009

.. 50 some odd pounds ago!!

I went Zip Lining. I also went canoeing for the first time.

If I the subject of ziplining came up a couple of years ago - there would be no way I would even let the thought enter my mind. It would have been an instant no. Some of that would have been because of how heavy I was but some of it would be to think I'd never physically or mentally be able to do it. It is easier to say no than to try new things.

I'm glad that I now believe in myself more and am able to challenge those limits I previously put on myself. Weighing less gives me some mental freedom when it comes to these types of activites (I may not sink the canoe now... not that I would have before) but also knowing that I am so much more than I used to give myself credit for, helps!!!

I never thought I could lose weight ... and I did.
I never thought I could jog more than 100 feet ... and I did. (and did a 5K)
I never thought I could not order a cheeseburger when I went to restaurants ... and I don't
I never thought I could give advice on healthy living ... and I do
I never thought I could zip line, canoe and hike ... and I did it

Wonder what next mental obstacle I'll over come???

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GEMA226 10/9/2009 6:24AM

  Never is not in my vocabulary because, as you have proved, there are no absolutes in life, just the will and hope to try and focus to getting what you REALLY want. emoticon

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KELCEE75 6/22/2009 8:16PM

    WTG! How awesome for you! This is such a great feeling blog....the feeling of accomplishment and just excitement when we realize we can do things that we never thought possible. It's so, so awesome.....congrats!!!

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KEEPITMOVING 6/22/2009 4:37PM

    cool! zip lining, canoeing, it's all good, isn't it? just think what you can accomplish! it's so empowering when that positive stuff seeps through every pore, you feel in the zone, and in control. keep on keepin on! i'm so proud of you and your terrific progress on all fronts. n

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ERINCOTT 6/22/2009 2:57PM

    I totally relate! Zip lining is my goal for my 30 lbs mark :) and I can't wait!

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New me, new job??

Monday, May 18, 2009

Well, I am going to apply for another job within my company - the one that I didn't get a year and a half ago which Sparked me into becoming a better me. It has become open once again (person who got it is moving) and I decided to apply for it. I spent a couple days in fear that they'll tell me no again - but then I decided that was the old me. I know I can do the job, know I would be a value to the team and I know that they'd be dumb not to hire me. I feel good about myself and need a change in my career.

Every morning I am sent a quote of the day from an ex co-worker. This morning's was ... "It is infinitely more exciting to live a life of catastrophic failures than a life of could-haves, should-haves and would-haves." M.H Meng

So I am applying. Wish me luck

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HUSKY__HANK 5/20/2009 8:35AM

  Good Luck!


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MSSUNBUG 5/19/2009 12:24PM

    Fantastic. If you know how qualified you are for the job and feel confident in what you could offer to it, then your confidence isn't at stake--which is a great position to be in. Best of luck in getting what you deserve, friend. :-)

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KEEPITMOVING 5/19/2009 9:37AM

    good luck, stay positive, keep your contributions uppermost in your talking points, get comfortable with the inevitable interview questions, and knock 'em dead! nancy

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KBUTTERFLY 5/18/2009 10:14PM

    You go Girl ... nothing ventured - nothing gained.

I luv this..."It is infinitely more exciting to live a life of catastrophic failures than a life of could-haves, should-haves and would-haves." M.H Meng


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Kind of proud of myself today

Friday, May 08, 2009

I ran to the grocery store to pick up fat free creamer for my coffee. I walked to the bakery department to see what they had and saw coffee cakes. I pick up two for my team at work. I walk to go pay and I have the internal debate about it - I was saying I'd only have a little bit. Then said "This isn't healthy for any one, why am I buying it?" I turned around and put it back.

The old me wouldn't have even had the internal debate

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GEMA226 10/9/2009 6:30AM

  How SparkPeople changes your way of thinking, eating, being, where all others had failed, we did it by becoming aware and taking responsibility -- not just "give me a pill, doctor" -- this is what I have learned in the short time of SP. I too, had a starting weight similar to yours and am working down, especially since, after 32 years, have ended my marriage and find myself starting everything anew. emoticon emoticon

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LIKEAWREN 5/9/2009 10:25AM

    That's great! I'm starting to have that internal debate about things I buy for my daughter (like mac and cheese). I'm starting to think: there's got to be a healthier way to make this...

Anyway, great job. I think it really shows progress when your brain takes a new pathway (Hey, hold on a sec! This isn't good for me) rather than resorting to the old habit (Yum, coffee cake! Where's the checkout???).


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CELINECRAZY 5/8/2009 10:55PM

    Great going!! I love it when I start to think like you did! Good for you!!

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Ate nothing that I didn't plan

Thursday, March 19, 2009

So today was a good day with eating. Lately, I have been nibbling on things that I hadn't planned my calories were higher than I had wanted. Not a lot higher - but still I think mentally it hasn't been the best for me.

Also stuck to my goal of working out after work. Was going to go to the gym but ended up not being close to the gym after work. So came home and went for a walk/jog. So that is good, too. I hate working out after work. (don't particularly like it before work, either emoticon) so I'm happy I went. It helped that I put a roast in the crock pot today so there wasn't much cooking to do.

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KALISWALKER 3/30/2009 9:48PM

    I feel the same, happy to get it done.

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KEEPITMOVING 3/20/2009 9:14AM

    good news all the way around! planning ahead can really help sometimes, don't you think? and any activity can be good for you, especially when you're careful about what you put in your mouth and remain mindful about your process and progress. it doesn't have to be in a gym to count or be helpful. so, keep up the good work! each day presents new challenges and opportunities to be the best you can be, so grab hold, hang on tight, and enjoy the ride! yours in sisterhood, nancy
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A little realization

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I've been kind of bummed that the scale hasn't budged in a few months. The same couple pounds coming and going. I know I haven't been exercising as much as I should (I didn't do any all week) and food choices could have been better (although not awful). I thought this morning as I stepped off the scale - at least I'm not gaining. It's like I'm in maintenance mode! I can be successful in maintenance mode!!

I know I need to start exercising more because it's the healthier choice but lately my best has been getting doing very little - and I'm OK with that. I know the exercise will come back

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SPRINGLEAP 3/3/2009 9:56PM

    Maintenance mode is much better than packing on pounds. You should be proud you've had the will power to keep yourself at your current weight and not gain! :)

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