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Gotta pull myself out of this funk, one way or another....

Monday, February 07, 2011

The last month has been tough. Hours got cut in half at work, it's stressful not knowing what's going to happen. I was also sick last week, and that's always hard to bounce back from. I haven't been doing so great as far as working out and eating. I've been giving in to my sweet tooth... On the upside, I haven't gained any weight. And I'm only 2 lbs away from halfway to my goal. Sometimes though it just seems like I still have such a long ways to go. But then someone tells me how great I look and I have to remind myself that the 34 lbs I've lost so far is A LOT. It's coming off slowly but surely. I just need to snap myself out of it and get myself back into gear! My goal is 50 mins 5 days this week. It's Monday and I'm going to start off on the right track. The weather is too nice to sit inside on my butt all day so I think I'll go for a walk this afternoon. I'm just hoping it doesn't get up to 80 again. Thank you global warming!

I hope everyone has a great week!

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CHIQUITA72979 2/8/2011 8:41PM

    You can do it!
But don't complain about 80 degree weather -- my yard, sidewalks, roads, parking lots, everything has been coated in more than an inch of ice for the last week. It won't get above freezing before Saturday!

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DOCTORWHO24 2/8/2011 10:08AM

    Wow 34lbs is awesome!!!!!

Keep up the amazing work you've been doing! emoticon emoticon

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PAPER_WINGS18 2/7/2011 5:41PM

    Don't stress out about it girl, you can do this! I'm the worst when it comes to managing stress and eating healthy, but it's definitely do-able. The fact that you are here and blogging is a good thing! And look at how much progress you've made! :-) Keep it up lady! Let me know if you need any support!


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GARDENQE2 2/7/2011 4:03PM

    How wonderful that you have lost 34 pounds! emoticon

Great idea to get out for a walk...there is nothing like sunshine and fresh air for blowing away the blues! emoticon

Keep up the good work. We are all cheering for you! emoticon

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KELLSOUTH 2/7/2011 3:31PM

    You're still here, so that means deep down you do WANT to get out of the funk. I know how hard it can be though. Job related stress can really zap your motivation. Good idea about taking advantage of the nice weather, and I hope you enjoy your walk. Mine got messed up today. It suddenly started snowing... in the midst of thunder and lightning. So weird.

Have a great week!
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SEESALLYRUN 2/7/2011 3:30PM

    Hi Betsey, Way to go on your 34 pound loss!!! emoticon

Remind yourself it is a journey, an adventure and it won't happen overnight!!

Enjoy the journey!!
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Possibly losing my job and stressing out

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Just found out I'm probably going to lose my job next week. I hate change. I'm stressing out. Unless our corporate office in Europe makes the decision they need to make, I'm done for. I've been here almost 6 years and I don't want to go out job hunting... The next week is going to be a nightmare and I think the only way I'm going to get through this is by keeping active and working out. I am not going to let myself turn to food. I've worked to hard to lose this 33 lbs.

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THENEWSHANNON 12/30/2010 11:18PM

    Oh no! Stay strong, you can get through whatever gets thrown at you!

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TRUE-NESS 12/30/2010 10:31PM

    Try not to stress, especially about things over which you have no control. You know what you need to do. Pray. Trust God. Regardless of what happens, God has you in his hands and he will provide EVERYTHING that you need. You are right where he wants you. I'll be praying for you. Let me know if I can help in any way. God bless.

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BYEFATNANNY 12/30/2010 8:28PM

    Oh what terrible stress. I hope it all works out for you. Walk and think, maybe you'll come up with a terrific new plan. Best of luck.

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STEPHNPWY 12/30/2010 8:14PM

    Oh No Betsey!!!! I am SOOOO sorry to hear this! I totally understand how stressful this situation can be! My husband lost his job twice (once after working at a place for 11 years). I totally feel your pain! Sending hugs and prayers your way!!! Make sure you still take care of yourself. Go outside for walks in the fresh air when you need a little pick me up! I swear that helps!

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Chocolate in all of it's evilness...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Earlier today my boss brought a large basket full of chocolates (Ghiradelli, Lindt Truffles, and Ferrero Rocher) which she placed on the counter by my desk, right at eye level. I told myself I would just have one, and that's it. But did I? Nope. I'm ashamed to admit that I've eaten several pieces and am now feeling sluggish and a little sick. Not to mention it's that TOM and my butt is getting kicked. I really should know better. But oh well, life goes on. I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I'm moving the basket across the office where I can't see it and getting back to work.


2011 New Years' Resolutions

Friday, December 17, 2010

Here goes:

#1. Reach 10,000 fitness minutes. I could probably go higher, but I have to be realistic. I figure I will probably have things come up during the year, illness, etc.

#2. Reach my goal weight and surpass it. My goal weight is 175, I have 41 lbs to go (31 down). I know I can reach it, and beyond that, I would just like to find a weight/size that I'm happy with.

#3. To have a whole new wardrobe by the end of next year!

#4. To wear out my workout shoes.

#5. To work on my finances (this is the toughest...)

#6. To make this my best year ever physically!


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DOCTORWHO24 12/27/2010 12:35PM

    Awesome goals! emoticon

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TRUE-NESS 12/18/2010 2:24AM

    Those are all great goals and definitely within reach. emoticon

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TINASWEEP 12/17/2010 9:19PM

    Excellent goals! I like the wearing out the workout shoes in particular, because you'll get there meeting most of the other goals. Here's to a spectacular 2011! emoticon

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STEPHNPWY 12/17/2010 7:12PM

    Great attainable goals!!! emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 12/17/2010 4:27PM

    Great goals. emoticon

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Self-Sabotage vs. Success

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

This may be rather disjointed, so please forgive. I just wanted to get my thoughts written down.

This morning I was reading a blog by BETTERNEXTTIME, and she was writing about her loss of 50 lbs and how she was freaking out a little bit. I've only lost 30, but I as I was reading her blog, I started thinking, and realizing that maybe I've been doing the same thing, along with a little self-sabotage. I keep thinking to myself, "ok, you've lost 30 lbs, you won't lose more and you'll always be the big girl." I had my work Christmas party at The Cheesecake Factory the other night, and overall I think I did pretty good. I only had half my steak, a few fries, and a few bites of my cheesecake. I didn't get to the gym for a couple days, and for some reason, I always tend to eat worse when I haven't worked out in a day or two. Yesterday, that cheesecake was in the fridge and screaming my name. I thought I would just have a couple of bites, and ended up eating half. I thought "I've worked hard and I've earned this." Finally I smacked myself upside the head and threw the rest away. I went to the gym yesterday and did a full 65 mins on the elliptical, and felt great. Came home, had my salad, etc. But then after dinner I had a couple of mini Snickers.

What is wrong with me??? I should know better. I see all of the success stories of my fellow sparkers, but yet I think "I could never do that." But I can and I will! I will stop self-sabotaging myself and I will be successful in becoming healthy! Even if it takes me another year to lose the remaining 45 lbs till my goal weight. I will do this!!!

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DOCTORWHO24 12/15/2010 10:07AM

    I believe we all face this challenge thinking we'll never get to our goal or where we want to be but we just have to keep pushing through and we will!

You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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TINASWEEP 12/15/2010 12:18AM

    You are strong! You can and WILL do this! All the times you face this situation, you learn from it. And next time, you might say no based on what you learned. Keep the forward healthy momentum moving and the progress will keep producing the great rewards you're seeking!

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GIGICHRISTINE 12/14/2010 5:32PM

    I get discouraged now, because I haven't lost weight and I think, "I'll never lose the weight. I may as well enjoy being fat." I will do the head smacking thing!

Thanks for this post! It helps to know I'm not alone and crazy!

Excellent job! emoticon

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KELLSOUTH 12/14/2010 4:26PM

    If I had a nickel for every time I've told myself "I've worked hard and I've earned this"..... well, I'd have a little less debt. lol

And almost every time I say that, I suffer guilt for eating whatever it was I had "earned". So apparently, I've worked hard and I've earned GUILT? That doesn't make sense. We all tend to sabotage ourselves at times. Why is it we feel we're somehow undeserving of happiness or success?

You've come so far already. Don't settle. You deserve to reach your final goal!

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