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Never Thought I'd Say This...

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

I want to go back to work!!!

I haven't spent much time at work the past three weeks. I'm an assistant at a preschool and, with the Holidays & and brutally cold weather, we haven't had too many students attending. I enjoy my job, but I've always thought it would be nice to be home with my own kids (1.5 & 6 years old).

Now, it could be because this is the wrong season to be out of work, but I really just want to get back to our normal schedule. I give stay at home parents a lot of credit! I couldn't do it, especially this time of year. The Girls and I have a bad case of cabin fever! We've gotten used to our new Lifestyle of walking and being active (2 years ago I didn't move much). Now our sleep patterns are even out of whack. My oldest is disappointed that school has been canceled every day this week!

So, I'm hoping next week brings warmer weather. I NEED to go back to work! My kids NEED to go back to school! And our Lives NEED to go back to normal!

Hope you all are staying warm out there!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/9/2014 1:56PM

    LOL! I love y job and look forward to it every day.

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CAPT_BUTTERFLY 1/7/2014 8:27PM

    Good luck! the weather is up and down all over the last few weeks. Hope it gets back to normal for you soon.

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43MELANIE 1/7/2014 7:16PM

    Funny how much our sanity demands routine. I hope the weather improves for you soon.

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One Year Today!!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

I've been a SparkPeople member for one year!! It's been a long year that went by quickly, if that makes sense. When I started here with SP I knew I found something great! This website gave me the information & tools I needed to get me started and continue on my journey. The other members here gave me the support I needed throughout the year. Thank you SP and Sparklers!

But I can't give all the credit to SP. I've seen success and setbacks, but never quit. I've had to change things up and rearrange my Lifestyle. It was me spending the time on my fitness. I had to proportion my meals and count my calories.

And you know what, the hard work paid off because a few months ago I accomplished my goal! Since then I've settle at a comfortable weight right below that goal. And everyday is still work. Why...? Because this is a Lifestyle Change!

My point is, Sparklers, is that you can't give up!! You have to do things you never thought you would, or could, do! You have to find your groove! And DON'T QUIT!

One year ago today I never had imagined I could accomplish so much for myself, but I have. And everyday, for the rest of my Life, I will continue to accomplish my goal!
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43MELANIE 1/7/2014 7:14PM

    Thank you for this. emoticon

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What is Weight Loss Success?

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

I set out to lose 75 lbs and accomplished it. I have even settled slightly below my goal weight. I like to claim success, but as I work to maintain this weight loss I wonder..."Am I really SUCCESSFUL?"
I feel as though I have small successes every day. And that's the way I like to look at it in the smaller picture. The extra few steps I put in or the brownie I traded for an apple are choices I consider successful. But what about the big picture?
I just recently had someone tell me that they are surprised I've kept my weight off (to be honest, so am I), that they expected it to bounce right back. I only hit my goal weight about 3 months ago and haven't put any pounds back on. But this person's comment makes me question my success. Is there a time frame? How long does someone have to maintain weight loss to be really successful emoticon emoticon
Well, I suppose I'll stick to the small picture. It's a lot less scary than wondering if I can maintain for 1, 3, 5 years.

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/2/2014 11:31AM

    I think success is a process, not a goal. Success is making the right decisions every day. New goals mean new successes. Today, success for me was getting through my workout.

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RICKYDAF 1/1/2014 9:54PM

    Baby steps ....each day gives us new challanges... find someone to help you stay accountable to your goals:-)

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Disney World here we come!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

We leave this weekend to go to Disney World for my daughter's 5th Birthday!! I am so excited! Just as excited as she is! I can't wait to see the look on her face, hear her beautiful little laugh, and watch her do her Happy Dance when we walk toward the Disney Castle for the first time.

It's going to be warm there which is a much needed break from this Northern cold weather. There will be sunshine (a little rain), warm air, and blue skies.

I know we'll have a great time but I'm a little nervous about being away from my daily routine. I'll be doing plenty of walking but my usual workout has to stay at home. We're taking our laptop and I'll be able to log into SparkPeople so hopefully I'll be able to catch time for a few videos to keep on track. I've gotten really good at watching my calorie intake but I'm worried I'm going to have a hard time because we aren't doing a meal plan.

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    emoticon Have a glorious time!!

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DIANA3BANANA 2/6/2013 7:00AM

    How fun!!! Have a great time. I absolutely LOVE Disney World.


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Putting Myself Together!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

On Saturday mornings my oldest daughter has dance class. The morning is usually chaotic for me as I struggle to wake up, make breakfast, straighten the house, and get both the Girls together to leave the house (with the oldest ready for dance). I don't take much time to get myself together. I potty, brush my teeth, put my hair back in a ponytail, and well...I stay in my pajamas. No shower, no make-up, barely remember to put on some deodarant.
Well, I'm relieved that today has been different. I have been feelin so good about myself that things are running much smoother today! And I'm DRESSED! Make-up, a little more effort toward my hair, and I'm put together. The Girls will be put together in a few minutes but I just had to announce that I made myself somewhat of a priority this morning!

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MICHIGANLORI 1/13/2013 10:05AM

    Happy to hear you are feeling good about yourself. I remember the days of taking my girls to dance classes.

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