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I will not quit

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I'm writing/printing this out to put on my bathroom mirror!

Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)

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Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)

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(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

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signed Fran

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Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012

Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012

Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012

Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.

Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012

Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012

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Signed Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Signed Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012

Signed Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Signed Janet (EATVEGAN) Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Signed: Sheila (RFJSJ50) Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Signed: Amy (SLIMAGAIN88), Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Signed: Tiffany (CERULEANSIN516), Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!



Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A lot has happened that pretty much threw me off my healthy lifestyle course. On top of it being that time of the month, my boss had to tell a co-worker that we are letting her go. Now I know she will find another job because she is pretty awesome but this change just made my job a dead end one. My next progression would have been that job, now I have no stepping stone. I'm extremely thankful that I have a job but that first and second day, I felt like I was never going to go anywhere. This started my downward spiral.

That night I went out and got fast food, not such a smart idea because I was not feeling well as it was. I really didn't want to go to work the next day anyways but there was no one to cover so I went in anyways. That morning, a co-worker of mine went to 7-11 on his break and never came back. On his way to the store he hit a patch of black ice, hit a car then a tree. He passed away about an hour after he got to the hospital. I didn't know him like some of the other employees, but every time I saw him he had a smile and a warm greeting. By Friday last week I was an emotional mess and seeing a large group of people coming together after a great loss, made me even more of a mess. The entire shop floor, plus office workers filed out of the building to walk down to the scene of the crash and create a roadside memorial. There had to be close to 70 people all walking down to the spot. Made me tear up. It was very moving.

The weekend came and I was really feeling like crap. I stopped working out on Wednesday, stopped eating healthy and pretty much just slouched on the couch watching Buffy. It's been a week, that time of the month has come and gone, the sadness of last week is still here but it's getting better. It's time to get back on track. Before everything went down, I was rocking it. I was running 3x a week, doing strength exercises 2-3x a week, doing some form of Yoga everyday and cleaning. I had lost 4lbs and was almost below a goal weight for me. It's like the universe saw how good I was doing and decided to mess with my life. Yeah I didn't handle it well and that's why I'm writing this blog.

Finding Balance

How can I find a balance? The last week of the month is the hardest for me because when that special time hits, I want to eat like crap and do nothing. It's like all the hard work I've done adds to the intensity to over indulge in the foods that are not healthy and to skip the workouts. I know it's not burnout it's just mental road blocks I set myself. I'm not sure to combat this issue. Do you have something you use to help you get through the tough times? Do you pull yourself back a little and re-evaluate? Do you just push through it and tell yourself to stop being a baby and move on?

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SLIMAGAIN88 2/5/2013 12:43PM

    First of all, I want to say that I'm terribly sorry that all of this has happened to you. For most of us, work is where we spend most of our waking hours, and having things unsettled there can be a major negative force.

I want you to know that struggling with emotions during our weakest physical time is not something to be ashamed of. When I began to try to lead a healthier lifestyle, my first goal was to convince myself that being healthy was the way to happiness. If I truly believe that eating well, exercising, and keeping myself from sacking out in front of the television is the happiest way to live (which it is, by the way), then I will stick with it. When I am feeling down, I have to KNOW that getting on that treadmill or stationary bike will perk me right up, help me sleep better, and give me the confidence to seek out people who can support me.

Another important factor is to understand what is going on with your body during this time. Your body is using more calories, which means staying within your range will eventually result in MORE weight loss! You can think of this as a bonus you earn by feeling achy and miserable (at least that helps me).

Sorry for the book! I hope some of it helps.

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Weekly Weigh in!

Monday, January 21, 2013

This week was another one to be proud of. Completed Week 4 of the C25K (Couch to 5K), got in my 3 strength days and lost weight! Cheers to another great week!


Weight: 271 lbs
Fastest Mile time: 16.07 mins
Longest Distance: 2.02 miles
Total Distance: 6.84 miles
Active days: M,T,W,TH,F,SUN
Calorie Ranges: 1315 - 1711

I finished week 4 of the C25K program and will attempt week 5 on today! Workout #3 scares me, not really looking forward to running 20 mins. Eck! I did manage to lower my mile time so I know I will be able to reach that 15min pace as long as I continue doing this program.

Read more @ amorefabulousme.blogspot.com/

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GODIVADSG 1/28/2013 6:54AM

    You are doing fantastic!!!!!!!! emoticon Don't give up when it gets hard. You are going to surprise yourself. YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK! I am so proud of you. emoticon is within reach! May not seem like it but it is literally one step at a time, sister. emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 1/21/2013 9:20PM

    Great job!! Keep it up!!

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NJHARRIS 1/21/2013 7:38PM

  Great job! Keep up the good work!

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SYZYGY922 1/21/2013 7:30PM

    Great job!

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ONTHEPATH2 1/21/2013 7:27PM

    Congrats! You inspire me!

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Weekly Weigh In!

Monday, January 14, 2013

What a great start to the year! This week was amazing and I did great. Friday's workout was the only one where I had to talk myself into going. I really don't like that feeling but I'm proud of myself for getting off my ass and going to the gym. Cheers to another great week!

Weight: 274 lbs
Fastest Mile time: 17.24 mins
Longest Distance: 1.7 miles
Total Distance: 6.1 miles
Active days: M,T,W,TH,F,SAT
Calorie Ranges: 1452 - 1720

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GODIVADSG 1/16/2013 4:25PM

    You are doing fantastic! Keep it up girlie girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NF 6 Week Challenge #2

Monday, January 07, 2013

It's time for another challenge!

Beginning Jan 7, 2013 (today!) and going to February 18, 2013 I will conquer my 4 set goals. I feel so much better about this challenge because I have a hard set goal to accomplish. An increased mile time!

Quick Goals overview :
1. Limber Up
2. Endurance
3. Might
4. Clean up my home

Read more @ amorefabulousme.blogspot.com/2013/01


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