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Time to put my big girl panties on

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The first step in any recovery is to admit your mistakes and move on, it's either that or ignore it and keep doing it. I choose the first option, so here it goes...I have gained 10 pounds (technically 12 from my lowest weight). I was going to list all the reasons why that happened, but reasons are just excuses, and the fact is I fell off the wagon and suffered the choice (yes it was my choice, no one made me). So, its time to put on the big girl panties, wipe the tears, block out the self hate talk in my head, learn from my mistakes, and move forward and downward. This blog is my first step in my recovery.

Carol

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NHES220 12/23/2014 2:32PM

    Good start Carol. The first step is to own it and then go from there!

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SANDISOCAROLINA 12/23/2014 11:35AM

    emoticon emoticon You are so worth it!! I wrote an open letter to myself on my spark page this morning and will refer to it often. As for you nipping this in the bud at a mere 12 lbs. (not 80 or 90 which can happen) good for you and congratulations!!!! I am so proud of you and will always look up to you. emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 12/23/2014 9:59AM

    Great start!

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WWLD

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

You know the saying WWJD (what would Jesus do?) Well, I have a best friend named Linda that is the most real life biggest loser and dedicated exerciser I know! She has lost and kept off over a 100 pounds all by herself! She is my inspiration person, so my new saying every time I don't want to exercise or eat healthy I ask myself WWLD (what would Linda do?) It has really helped me stay focused on my journey, and reminds me that hard work and dedication to this lifestyle journey each and every day even if it is something small does pay off! So, if you have someone that inspires you I would suggest you try my little "trick" it just might help you make a better choice.

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SANDISOCAROLINA 11/5/2014 12:54PM

    Love this! You are in good company- and YOU are good company! A real inspiration to me with your successes so far, emoticon

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PINKPANTHERS 9/2/2014 10:23PM

    Great focus! Any tip or trick that helps to motivate is awesome!

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STEVEN2GO2 9/2/2014 8:32PM

    WWJD seems to be a great person to ask what she would do when making choices for your healthy lifestyle!

It is emoticon you have a role model to imitate!

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LOLAINSC 9/2/2014 6:35PM

    It only makes sense to follow the examples of the winners...er, losers...er, whatever, you know what I mean!
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NHES220 9/2/2014 3:07PM

    That's great! I have a runner friend who lives next door and she motivates me. She runs so effortlessly and she keeps me going!

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ROCKPORT9 9/2/2014 12:00PM

    Right now, I am using "Just do it!" to fight my sloth.

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STEVEN_D 9/2/2014 11:49AM

    So I have to ask, WDLD (what did Linda do)!!

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New Goals...New Motto

Monday, August 18, 2014

My 55th birthday is coming up this year at the end of November. I have decided to change my motto from STILL alive at 55 to FEELING alive at 55! What a difference just changing 2 words can make! I have 2 goals (birthday wishes) I would like to reach by my birthday. My new goal weight is 165 by Nov. 26th. which is about 15 pounds to lose. My exercise goal is to be able to run. Its funny that a year ago my goal was just to be able to walk and climb stairs with out feeling like I was going to have a heart attack, and now I want to run! At this point I don't care how fast or how far, I just want to say emoticon I found a 5 week running plan, and I am starting it today!

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PINKPANTHERS 8/18/2014 4:00PM

    emoticon goals! Love your new motto - two words really can make all the difference! emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 8/18/2014 2:12PM

    You are emoticon !

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KATIBUG49 8/18/2014 11:29AM

    emoticon Sounds like you have a plan & you are on your way!

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SANDISOCAROLINA 8/18/2014 9:38AM

    Awesome! You have come so far and you will continue to go far. emoticon Double nickels is a good Birthday- enjoy in November! emoticon

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NUTRON3 8/18/2014 8:53AM

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KCSMOM9 8/18/2014 8:50AM

    Great goals. I used the Spark People Rookie Running Program and it worked great for me. emoticon

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JCLJR4547 8/18/2014 8:38AM

  GO FOR IT!

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Carol's Sunday Comic

Sunday, August 03, 2014

So I bought myself a nice used bike at a garage sale. emoticon I haven't been on a bike in years! I get it home and jump on to see if I remember how. It has hand brakes and I always thought they were on the top side of the handle bars and that you used your 4 fingers to squeeze them, but this bike had them on the bottom side of the handle bars and you would use your thumbs to squeeze them. Then I noticed my toes hit the front wheel when I turned, and there didn't seem to be much room between me and the handle bars. I asked my husband to take a look at it when he got home. Well, a little while later I went back out to try the bike again, and I noticed the reflector on the handle bars was facing toward the seat instead of the front where people could see it. That's when I had my aha moment (are you ready?) .... I had the handle bars/wheel turned backwards!! emoticon Hey what can I say its been awhile emoticon Lets just say it is a lot easier to ride now!

  
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MOOMSHINE 8/11/2014 2:13PM

    Who knew ‽ ‽

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NHES220 8/4/2014 12:43PM

    Oh Carol, that is too funny! Glad you figured it out!

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PINKPANTHERS 8/3/2014 11:41PM

    Hey you figured it out, had a chuckle. emoticon Way to go for trying and getting on to begin with! Enjoy it!

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POSITIVEHOPE 8/3/2014 11:22PM

    Giggles and grins. I've been thinking about getting a bike. Sounds like fun.

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ROCKPORT9 8/3/2014 8:27PM

    Love it!

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BABY_GIRL69 8/3/2014 7:45PM

    I love the aha moments.....

God bless & enjoy every day!

Dee

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Warning Exercise

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Could give you energy! LOL After my morning walk I had so much more energy that I came home and swept and mopped my kitchen and bathroom. I think I will tackle the cleaning out of the fridge next! So, unless you want a clean house don't exercise first thing in the morning emoticon

Carol

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FUNZ81 6/25/2014 12:44AM

    That's kind of scary! LOL I like morning walks the best, too. It makes my whole day go better. emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 6/24/2014 8:42PM

    emoticon A clean sweep!

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PINKPANTHERS 6/24/2014 1:34PM

    Woo - hoo go you! emoticon I could use that morning energy boost for sure. Tho I would hate to waste it at work! emoticon I did get a lap in at break (10 am - I work on top of a high hill and we walk the circle down and up at breaks) and took a walk at lunch on the trolley trail nearby. Wish I was at home right now and could tackle some major cleaning! I'm considering taking next week off so maybe morning workout will help me get some work done then!

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SINFULLYQUAINT 6/24/2014 12:19PM

    Way to go! Now that is the kind of warning everybody needs to hear emoticon

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SANDISOCAROLINA 6/24/2014 11:26AM

    Love this warning! emoticon Sounds like a great idea and glad you shared. Now- will you come over and tackle my chore list? emoticon SO proud of you for your commitment.

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ROCKPORT9 6/24/2014 9:49AM

    I'm hiding from 92 degree heat index at 8 am and the dogs agree. We will have to face it soon for our morning walk. Your morning sounds so energized! emoticon

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