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It's Not about falling down.....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012's about getting up.
Make yourself a priority.
Beat back that negative voice.
You are not a failure, you are more than a number on the scale. You ARE worth it, you CAN do this, you are going to do this!

Edited Note:
I must explain, I was taking notes from a blogtalk show by Jonathan Roche and the fact is, I need to repeat these things to myself until they become ingrained in my thinking! He is a wonderful encouraging personal trainer and he runs a .com called, no excuses workout dot com

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AMYTRIPP 10/26/2012 9:52AM

    SO true!! And such a good reminder for all of us.

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BALLOUZOO 10/24/2012 9:20PM

    Not only can you do this-you are-right now! Every choice you make is a new opportunity!

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SPARKFRAN514 10/24/2012 9:11PM

    We are know these words are so true and like you said we need to repeat therm over and over several times each day so days. copied it so i could hang it up in the kitchen and bathroom to remind me. another on i have and repeat often is its not a one day hike but a journey to good health. thanks again team mate have a great week with the challenge. we can do this as a team. the word team had no I we need each others support thank you for the push along the trail. emoticon your page makes me want to reach in and grab some feggies emoticon

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KADYSMOM11 10/24/2012 3:49PM

    You're right! Good advice! Thank you! emoticon emoticon

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PJBONARRIGO 10/24/2012 2:07PM

    Woo Hoo, we can do this! Yes, we all need to stop the negative self-talk. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 10/24/2012 2:04PM

    Yes you can do it change requires change welcome and embrace change

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DIETER27 10/24/2012 2:03PM

  thanks for your blog! It inspired me today! Have a nice day!

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Why o why?

Sunday, July 01, 2012

I really hate to say this out loud, or blog it, for all to see, or even just for me to have to look at, but I always, without fail, sabotage myself. I am a binge eater. I do good, and do good, and do good, and then I binge eat and undo all the benefit that I had gained. Every time. Then I try to make up for it by skipping meals, or going too low on my calories. And of course, that backfires as well. emoticon I just cannot seem to stay on a balanced level of caloric intake.
This has been my struggle my whole life. As a young person, I used to drink like that. Very dangerous. Then I'd swear the next day "ohhh, I am never drinking again" only to do it again, and again and again. (so thankful that God helped me pull out of that lifestyle) but here I am doing it with food now.
I really don't understand.
This morning I had a healthy b-fast before church, a bagel and 2 T of light cream cheese, and a greek yogurt. But when we got home from church, I had 3 leftover b-fast sausages as I made the kids lunch, then 2 bagels with cream cheese and a banana, so now I am down to 10-350 calories for the day.
My challenge team is staying on track for our food and calorie intake, so the only thing I can do is try to stay in my range.


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MOMFAN 7/2/2012 1:58PM

    Cheering for you. I couldn't't do yesterday but trying today.

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AMYTRIPP 7/2/2012 8:15AM

    I sure don't have any answers, but I can relate. We seem to go into auto-pilot sometimes... a stuff our mouths full of whatever comes to hand machine.

I think what's helped me is to give myself the leeway to eat pretty much what I want on weekends as longs as I'm good all week. I still can't sit there on Satruday and Sunday and eat myself into oblivion, but if I want a sweet or handful of potato chips, well, then that's okay.

I think we have to train ourselves to be mindful of everything we put into our mouths. Give it a few seconds thought before it passes the lips, and maybe rethink the direction...

Good luck, hun!

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June goals finally posted

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

June is a perfect month to begin monthly goals. My wedding anniversary is June 1st. My favorite person in the world's b-day is/was June 3rd (my grandma. She would be 101. She had such a hard sad life and yet persevered through it all.)

I am signed up for a 5Krun/walk this Saturday. It was a spur of the moment decision, but I needed that to get my butt in gear. Also, I *think* I might have bipolar. A slight case anyway. I've struggles with depression, good days/ bad days, just like everyone I think. But things have been said to me, or things happen and I have been thinking on them. I have most of the markers so anyway, I decided I need to exercise as part of my dealing with it, and life in general. Heck, if I am wrong, not a prob. :-)

1) Finish 5K!
2) Participate in my Starfish Challenge daily. I will just "make" the time. I can not use time as an excuse!
3) Exercise as if it is my JOB. Part time of course :-), but daily. My emotional health does depend on it! And I love exercise when I do it regularly.
4) work in the yard more! It's so easy for me to get carried away with housework IN the house, then I never get out, so I will make it a point to do something outside every day. If it's rainy, maybe just going to the mall or museum too. I have to plan some rainy day activities.

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AMYTRIPP 6/8/2012 10:23AM

    Great goals! I'm the opposite of you, at least this time of the year, I tend to ignore the indoors and head out as soon as I can in the evenings. Yesterday I had to stop myself and do a load of laundry and vacuum before I moseyed out the door. :)

Bipolar: Good for you to be so proactive! We know our bodies/minds better than anyone, including doctors, so if you feel there's an issue, then there probably is.

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JERZGURL_NAN 6/6/2012 9:18PM

    wow - congrats on the 5k coming up - I am just now trying to make a commitment to just train enough to be able to do it.. We shall see.

Anyway - wanted to encourage with your Outside Goal. I just had a super evening. I've been hosting a Women's Walk on Wed's - an indoor activity. Tonight I invited the girls to meet at my house to do a 2mile walk in my neighborhood. It was SO nice. When they left - I couldn't convince myself to go Inside so I grabbed the broom, a trash can and worked on the front porch, sidewalk, cleaned out the flowerbeds and it all looks so neat and clean and I feel Fabulous. Such a rewarding feeling. YOu will love it and feel awesome. Go for it.

You can be sure that I included that in my cardio - I worked hard enough for it to count!!

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Not Doing So Good

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I started off with so much gusto and slowly it has been leaving me. I have not been making good choices. Why did I decide NOT to work out yesterday.? I know I feel better when I work out. I KNOW I feel better when I eat good.
I seem to have alot of excuses...
I'm tired.
I'm too old for this.
My 4 yr old needs to ____. (nap, eat, go potty, etc)

I need to snap out of this. Will is not feeling well today so I am going to try to do an exercise video. I will try to stay in my calorie range today. And post on some blogs. That usually helps.....
Wish me luck!

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COLLINSCJ2012 3/30/2012 2:45AM

    Try breaking your workout into 10 min sessions and build up from there. I can easily talk myself out of a 30+ session because the though of it is too daunting with a busy schedule.

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CARLYG8 3/29/2012 4:57PM

    Don't concentrate on yesterday. It was so...yesterday. You can't change it, and you positively can not let it decide your choices for today. Every day is a new day, with new choices, and new triumphs! You can do this!

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MERLINANDME 3/29/2012 4:34PM

    Is there any way you can find a workout buddy, someone who will hold you responsible for getting that walk in? Even if you cannot meet and do it together, it often helps to have someone who is going to ask you if you got it done. We never want to report failure to a friend or loved one.

I have my exercise physiologist at my gym. If I am not there, he asks me where I was. I do not want to let him down.

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VICKLET31 3/29/2012 10:24AM

    Hang in there. We all go through those phases, just stick with it and do what you can. Make the small choices and the bigger ones will come later. emoticon

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DOTTY7267 3/29/2012 10:19AM

    Stay encouraged and try some activities with your child which can be motivating as well. I popped in a Zumba video with my 2 year old god-daughter, and helping her while at the same time trying to workout was not only fun, but invigorating. Some times changing things up is the best motivator.

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MAPLECANDY3 3/29/2012 10:15AM

    You can do it!!

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CARRKM 3/29/2012 10:11AM

  You can do it! We all get that way... the difference between those who are successful and those who are not is just pushing through it. Hope that doesn't sound preachy - I need to hear it more than you do! Have a strong day!

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The results of gaining

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I recently read an article that challenged me to make a list of what are the results if I keep gaining weight. Or how will things be. Very interesting. Usually I hear to make a list of how it would be to lose weight.
So, I know that I will have a harder time bending over. I know my asthma will be back. Sex, hmmm, not so much. Definitely have to go to a size 16 and up. BP would go's just ebbing into the high zone.
I'm going to keep thinking about this. Because I know I don't want to go there. And I KNOW that would be the result.


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