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Analyzing

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Spent the last few days looking at my eating habits and finding my triggers. I KNOW how to lose weight. I thought I had a good gripe on the healthy lifestyle I had achieved ----but it slipped away.

In order for me to move forward I need ed to analyze my eating habits - and that's what I've been doing.
I've been monitoring my food intake. I've been looking at "when" I eat, "what" I'm choosing and how I'm feeling at the time. I've noticed a pattern. This is the pattern that has contributed to the seemingly endless cycle of losing, gaining, losing, gaining....... emoticon

Now I can come up with a plan that will not only get me where I want to be but will help me stay there. Time to set my goals and devise my strategy to achieve them.









Keep Sparking...it works!




  
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TSISQUAUSDI 9/14/2014 11:23PM

    You go, girl! I've been doing pretty much the same thing. In 2005, I was using the WonderSlim program - it's like Medifast, only less expensive, and it worked really well for me. I need structure and easy.... This had structure and it was easy. But it's primarily "frankenfood" - lots of chemicals and crap. Funny how getting older makes you care more about being healthy than being thin - I started eating real food, and progressed to eating as clean, organic and natural as I can afford. And let me tell you, on a limited budget, that's not easy! I also have tried several diet programs that are organic, and very good for you, and the food I like on the program is way too expensive or the program itself if unbearably restrictive. So now, I'm trying to find a program that I can live with - A structured program with real food I don't have to gag down. emoticon I'll let you know if I find something that works!

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COLOR-BLUE 8/30/2014 10:14PM

    Catti,

Young lady, it's good that you know what to do and when to do it, so you can minimize your weight gain, and head it back down to where it needs to be! I have that same problem, and I'm just doing my baby steps, and they appear to be working, so I'll continue to do them.

What you're doing is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC, and I'm on board with you, so let's kick this together and get her done!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 8/30/2014 9:48PM

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/30/2014 7:13PM

    I am so proud you came back to Sparks! It sounds like you have a great plan! You can do it! I know you can! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love,
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CHICAT63 8/30/2014 6:22PM

    Baby steps and in no time you'll be leading the pack !!! emoticon

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Finding my way home

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Home....back to me. I've been sidetracked for too long. Time to focus on the good things in my life, either deal with the not so good things, when possible.... Or just let go and move forward in the direction that "I" choose for me. It's time to come home.

  
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CHICAT63 8/27/2014 4:57AM

    Welcome back !!!!

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COLOR-BLUE 8/26/2014 11:26PM

    Catti,

I'm delighted that your detour has come to an end and has brought you back to the main road, for the completion of your lifestyle change journey!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/26/2014 9:34PM

    Welcome home!
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 8/26/2014 8:49PM

    Welcome back! emoticon

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Last thought for today

Monday, April 28, 2014

  
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CHRISTINE1623 5/2/2014 8:08PM

    I completely agree !!!

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CHICAT63 4/29/2014 2:29PM

    Ah so cute !

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LIVE_2_KICK 4/29/2014 11:35AM

    So true!

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SAKS20111 4/28/2014 11:43PM

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COLOR-BLUE 4/28/2014 11:26PM

    Catti,

Just keep looking, as if the glass is half full! You'll be the winner each and every time!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/28/2014 11:18PM

    Awww.....I love that quote!
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Bouncing back

Monday, April 28, 2014

after a difficult time. Took me longer than I wanted but I'm moving forward again.

I just got back from a dance weekend. The last few I've been on....well, I'm not going to even bother looking back when I feel so positive and refreshed.

I had a great time, a lot of laughs, quality time with my daughter and my friend, reconnected with some old friends and made some new ones. This break was just what I needed. I feel like ME again!!!

Now back to the business of getting back in shape and HEALTHY!!! Losing weight is great, you feel great, you look great but you need to have a program that works...something you can live with, something that fits into your lifestyle. And I have no problem changing my lifestyle but there are some things I just refuse to give up because they bring me pleasure. I'll find a way to work them in. Life is meant to be enjoyed.

Some inspirations...













and most important to me......



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LIVE_2_KICK 4/29/2014 11:38AM

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You have a fantastic attitude and outlook on life!
I'm sure it is contagious to all those around you!

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KAYATLANTA2010 4/29/2014 9:00AM

    I appreciate how you choose to keep moving forward. Great going, lady!
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 4/29/2014 7:31AM

    Great attitude!

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/28/2014 8:23PM

    Love your positive attitude! I'm so glad you had a great time, lot of laughs and some quality time with your daughter and your friend, that's great you reconnected with some old friends and make some new ones! That is awesome you feel like YOU again! Way to go girl!
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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/28/2014 7:55PM

    You GO GIRL!

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My laughs today

Saturday, April 05, 2014









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I know it's not a laughing matter when you want to lose weight. It's not easy. It takes determination...and a lot of work. But I know it's worth it in the end. I'll get back to where I was but I want to do it with some humor. But I will get there. And so can you!!!
Today is just another starting point...no looking back. Taking those small steps and sometimes giant leaps. As long as I'm moving forward I'm emoticon . And that's a good place to be.

  
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LIVE_2_KICK 4/6/2014 7:41PM

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LJCANNON 4/6/2014 6:47PM

    emoticon Nothing wrong with having a little fun along the way!! It makes the Journey a bit easier. And, which one of us Has Not wished for a Magic Pill or Counted getting Our Panty Hose on as Cardio?!?!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 4/6/2014 8:37AM

    Right, it isn't easy. Go for it with gusto, girl !!!! emoticon

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MSGO72 4/5/2014 11:59PM

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PWILLOW1 4/5/2014 9:45PM

    Oh so true. We've all been there. Love your attitude

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/5/2014 8:53PM

    What a great blog! I love your positive attitude! Way to go girl!
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ROBBIEY 4/5/2014 8:32PM

  Awesome, thanks for the reminder to have fun and laughs during your journey!!

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