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Team Member Of The Week.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I was so honored yesterday when I was chosen to be EE's team member of the week.

When I finally got serious about doing something about my weight, Emotional Eaters was the first team I joined. They made me feel welcomed and gave me the encouragement I needed to feel secure in my decision. Without people in your corner to cheer you on,it's pretty hard to succeed. So I'm grateful to God for leading me there because if it had not been for the warm welcomes and YOU CAN DO IT!,I don't know if I would be where I am today mentally. You know the saying that goes: You can do anything you put your mind to do? Well it's true,your mind set must change and the rest will follow. So if you're reading this remember that a warm welcome or smile might mean so much to someone else. Even more than you dare to think.

Lets all remember the newcomers for they are the most important person on our Teams. They are what keep the teams growing.

Have a great day! emoticon emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MISBEHAVING 11/18/2009 8:07PM

    I am just checking out your sparkpage and you have been doing awesomely well. Congrats also on being chosen EE Memeber of the week.

Stay Blessed.

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LINDA! 11/11/2009 11:27AM

    You deserve the honor!! emoticon

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MEOWMAMA3 11/11/2009 11:20AM

    Sabrina this is AWESOME!!!!
You go girl!
thanks for all the inspiration and for just being you!

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TRAVELNISTA 10/26/2009 9:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You so deserved it! emoticon

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WILLOW49 10/26/2009 1:00PM

    You SO deserved to be team member of the week! Keep up your great work!!! emoticon emoticon

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FITGRL124 10/26/2009 9:56AM

    emoticon Sabrina!! You are doing great and are such an inspiration!!!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 10/26/2009 9:21AM

    emoticon you are such an inspriration Sabrina, keep up the hard week you are a champ in more ways that one.

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Keep It Simple.

Friday, October 16, 2009

To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.-Josh Jenkins

It's okay to make mistakes. But we shouldn't live a life of excuses. We shouldn't slide over our mistakes; we should learn from them.
Excuses keeps us apart from ourselves and others. People don't trust us if we won't admit and accept our mistakes. Relying on excuses dooms us to repeat the same mistakes.
In recovery, we admit and accept our behavior. We do this by continuing to take an inventory of our lives. We do this so we can learn from our mistakes. "Owning" our mistakes helps us grow.

I'm a work in progress. Sick but getting better.
Have a great night!

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NAYNAY69 10/19/2009 7:42AM

    How can so few words say so much? This one really spoke to me and I am going to print it and share it with my group of friends at the hospital. Thank you so much for sharing.


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TRAVELNISTA 10/17/2009 12:00PM

    I know you have learned from your past mistakes because you have done so well. You my friend are in this journey to win it! You will do this and we will all do it together! emoticon emoticon

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Something to meditate on

Friday, October 09, 2009

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13

Have a great night!

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MACMOM4 10/10/2009 1:13AM

    Thank you for offering us inspiration so beautifully. May you have a wonderful night, too!

Blessings and Hugs,
Mary Anne


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Confession(Practice What You Preach).

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

I'm part of 2 challenges. I weighed in for 1 of them last week and I had gained 1 pound so I made some changes and hoped when I weighed for the second challenge I would see a loss. For the last week I've been weighing myself daily. It's starting to drive me crazy. I weighed for the second challenge this morning and was 238 lbs. That's 2 lbs from last week and 3 lbs up from last month. Every time I weigh it seems as though I'm gaining. How could that be? I'm making good choices. I have also cut back on calories. I follow SP diet stages and one of my nutrition goal is to eat 1290-1640 calories a day and I'd been eating all the calories that I'm allowed so a few days ago I cut back and now I try not to eat no more than 1400-1500 calories a day. I've been successful so far. However I'm not losing weight,I'm gaining weight. What is going on? I know,I'm tripping right? I guess I'm having one of those moments and it's time to let it go and move on. I am going to have a moment of silence now. Moment..... Now back to work SELF!

Sorry. I,like everyone else,have those moments where I want,what I want,when I want it. But life just don't work that way. So I must rejoice in my successes and take my failures for what they are and walk through them head held high and move on. I will continue on this journey because at the end of the day,I do see changes and do like what I see.

I try to encourage others not to trip on the scale and now it's my time to practice what I preach.

Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement. I couldn't do this without you.

LOVE and emoticon~Sabrina

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NAYNAY69 10/9/2009 9:23PM

    It is much harder to be patient with yourself than it is to be patient with others. You are right to treat yourself with the same wisdom and kindness you give everyone else. Keep up the good work and you will succeed.

NayNay emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 10/7/2009 7:51PM

    Sabrina I can't add a link here so I am cutting and pasting. I save this article in my favorites because it always comes in handy. This may be what you are experiencing especially if you have bumped up your exercise program.

I just started exercising to lose weight, but I've gained weight. Why did this happen?

It's true that many people either gain a little weight or don't see any change on the scale for as long as 4-6 weeks after making a significant change in their level of exercise. This is often explained as "gaining muscle while losing fat" but that isn't quite accurate. This extra weight is usually water.

When you start doing more exercise, your body begins storing more fuel in your muscle cells, where it can be used easily and quickly to fuel your workouts. The process of converting glucose (carbohydrates) into fuel that your muscles actually store and use (glycogen) requires three molecules of water for every molecule of glucose. As your muscles are building up glycogen stores, your body has to retain extra water for this purpose. That's what causes most of the initial weight gain or lack of weight loss. This is a good thing—not something to worry about.

However, despite what the scale says, you are actually losing fat during this time. The extra water retention will stop once your body has adjusted to its new activity level. At that point, the scale should start moving down. You'll end up with less fat, and muscles that can handle a larger amount of work.

Written by Dean Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer

I hope that maybe this can give you soem insight and maybe set your mind to ease. You have been working hard. Your body will soon straighten itself out.

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BARBARAROSE54 10/7/2009 1:54PM

    I know it's a struggle to stay off the scale. My weight consultant told my husband to put the scale where I couldn't get it. So down in the basement it went.

If you are following a program and are true to yourself, you must trust in it and the weight will go down, when your body gets ready to release it, not when you tell it to.

Our bodies are the strangest things and are very frustrating at times, I know I'm on a plateau now for 3 or 4 weeks.

Could it be sodium in processed foods or bad time of the month? It could be any number of reasons.

You keep taking one day at a time, believe in yourself, trust your program and you will succeed, maybe not as fast as you want, but it will happen.

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ONEMORETHING 10/7/2009 9:25AM

    You are seeing big changes maybe you should not weigh yourself each and every day did you know standing on the scale may not be as good as you think? You may not see a weight lost but you could be making some muscles or your weight goes up and down all through the day so don't you get discourage you are making progress and of course we are here for the support and remember we don't give in and we don't give up we just pick ourselves off the ground and go on! You will see the weight go off I know you will?

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Our Example

Friday, October 02, 2009

As adults, we often think of ourselves as examples for children, but we are also examples for each other. Every act of courage-whether saving a life, starting a new job, or recovering from an addiction-inspires others. Every act of love-from a generous donation of time or money to a simple kind word-encourages more of the same.
We can sow the seeds of love, courage, peacefulness, generosity, tolerance, compassion, hope, honesty, forgiveness, and joy. We can plant images of resposibillity, integrity, and dignity. Whatever we do, we can spread these kernels of positive energy. Just as Jonny Appleseed changed the landscape of the country by planting apple orchids, we can affect the world. It doesn't require fame or prestige, but grows from the seeds of example we plant.

I send the best example I can into the world. -Veronica Ray

What seeds are you planting? For me, I know that my children are watching me so I try to be mindful of the things I say or do. Parents used to tell their kids,"Don't do as I do,do as I say". Well that's crazy. We as parents should lead by example. Genectics, enviroment, and situations play a part in who they become as adults. There is so many things that affect our children as they grow so as parents we should be mindful of what we do and set the best example as we can. Because our children are watching. What will/do they see?

Have a great day!

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TRAVELNISTA 10/2/2009 8:35PM

    Sabrina I think the world of you and the person you are! I think you are a shining example on our Team. emoticon

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ANNROBERTS54 10/2/2009 9:42AM

    I wish I always had the patience to do what is the best example for children. We had our granddaughters for the summer, and although I was mindful of exactly what you are saying, in reality it can be tough. They can try you to the point where you do say things that you wish you had not later on. But I think as long as you keep trying, and admit when you fail, they will get the point. I have actually only met a few people in my entire life who could always keep a level head and a mindful tongue. And 1 of them, later on, admitted to me, that he was a mess inside cause he never let any of his frustrations out in the open.

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