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It is a "Mojo" Kind of Thing!

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Those of you who know me are probably saying right now "Oh no she is on that mojo thing again".

Yup it is a refrain that I frequently mutter but I have held back on this round of BLC until I could really identify what "Mojo" is for me and why it is so important.

This picture really sums it up for me and creates feelings and emotions that I find difficult to express or explain.



Mojo is the inner core of who I am and I lose her when she is buried under fat and unhappiness. I know she exists under the layers but I can't feel or see her which makes me very sad. She is the part of me that is confident, thin, happy and self expressive. She makes me stand out in a crowd because I know who I am when she is in attendance.

I have this picture on my office wall and I look at it when I am doing those rotten triceps dips and push ups. I know that every time I do something good for me that Ms. Mojo is coming to the forefront. She is just waiting for me to come and rescue her.

I am 14 pounds closer and only 9 pounds away from when this picture was taken which by the way is on the northern California coast. We have a bike trip planned to this exact spot this summer and I am working feverishly to reunite with Ms. Mojo. I am beginning to hear her whisper to me and we are not far from being reunited.

  
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BABYSTEPS123 6/5/2014 11:14PM

    You are so close! emoticon

Love your picture! How inspiring! Great blog!

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CHERIONE 6/5/2014 10:29PM

    Go for it girl!

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VISUALLYRICS 6/5/2014 3:17PM

    Love your blog, Chickey! ...looking forward to celebrating with you when you have your reunion!
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I know that over-the-top elated feeling when you reunite! Nothing can quite describe how wonderful it IS to be just who you are...:::YOU are worth it!

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"Are You Tired of this Fad?"

Thursday, May 22, 2014

My husband started a sentence with "are you tired of this fad" this week and my heart went to my toes. I honestly thought he was going to ask about our healthy eating habits that started about 6 weeks ago. I have such a horrible track record of "keeping it going" that I just knew he wanted to know when this was going to be over.

But not the case! Whew! Dodged that bullet but it did make me think way deep down in my heart and mind. Is this a fad? NO! I know that we must keep this going for the rest of our lives. Lots of veggies, low on the fat, clean and as whole as possible and of course lots of fruits.

My honey eats whatever I put in front of him and for both of us this is a life long commitment!

  
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RONI122 5/23/2014 10:54PM

    emoticon keep putting it in front of him!

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PEGGYO 5/22/2014 3:13PM

    so true

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SUSANELAINE1956 5/22/2014 3:02PM

    Keep it up for both of you. I battled with my husband for years about how we ate. When I finally had the energy to make separate meals, I got control of my health. He noticed it and jumped on board. It gets easier the longer you stick to it.

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BABYSTEPS123 5/22/2014 1:46PM

    You're doing great! I get a little flack around here about healthy choices too, and some turning up the nose every once in awhile. But I'm determined, and hopeful that it'll make a difference for family too!

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EMSSBEARS 5/22/2014 1:20PM

    Keep it up, this is a way of life not a fad

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SARAHSLY 5/22/2014 10:35AM

    Having someone go along with your new agenda is amazing! My husband will still order what he wants when we are out (and let me have the bite I want from his plate), but he gladly listens to me point out all of the merits of the meals I put in front of him at home. He can see that these changes are good for OUR health... and my waistline.

The other day he was eating restaurant leftovers while I had a veggie stuffed hummus spinach rollup in a high fiber/high protein flat-bread. He got kind of quiet... put his fork down and said.. "You know... there is not one single healthy thing on this plate!" He stuck with his meal even after I offered to make him a roll-up, but I consider it a sign of progress that he even took note of what he was eating.

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MCFITZ2 5/22/2014 10:23AM

    Glad he is still on board. emoticon

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MOJO0607 5/22/2014 10:18AM

    Keep it going...you are doing great!

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TINA8605 5/22/2014 10:15AM

  I wish my boyfriend would eat whatever I put in front of him. But he doesn't. I have to cook 2 different dinners when he's here. His diet sucks!!!! But I'm doing this for me. Me...ME!!! IT's ALL ABOUT ME!!

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To Track or not to Track, That is the Question

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Do you track what you eat? What tool do you use? How often do you track? Is tracking the answer to being successful with your weight loss plan? If I don't track then I don't loose and it is that simple and I track with SP because it is so easy.

The Mocha's are working on tracking for four days next week and I have made out my plans on my tracker.

Happy Tracking!

  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/12/2014 12:21AM

    I track, track, track, and track some more and that's when I'm most successful. Don't know what I'd do without my Spark Tracker. Actually that's not true since I was without Spark late fall and early winter months last year and I GAINED! I love my Spark Trackers which were the reasons I first signed up here.


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FITLIKENIC 5/11/2014 9:12PM

    *I* am trying to track, or use check off boxes to be sure that I get in the nutrients I need. When I do I see results, and have less mindless eating.

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RONI122 5/11/2014 9:10PM

    I hate tracking. Mostly because I get started for the day then I have something I don't know how to track so I quit. Reading the responses to your blog makes me realize the best way to lose weight is to track . I'm convinced!

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BABYSTEPS123 5/11/2014 6:37PM

    I'm with you ... tracking = success; not tracking leads to trouble. I don't love to do it, and I don't always do it successfully, but I know it helps me make better choices every day.

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FITNFUNJEN 5/11/2014 6:13PM

    I track here on SP. I have found tracking my food to be the vital ingredient for my weight loss. I'm pretty sure I will need to continue tracking to be successful when I'm ready for maintenance too. I'm currently working on getting back in the tracking habit too!

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NEWBIRTH2014 5/11/2014 4:24PM

    I track my food daily, when I first started tracking I discovered how much unnecessary snacking and tasting meals while cooking I was doing Once I made that discovery, and replaced and track snacking with fruit or celery stalks the inches slowly began to come off…tracking is a must for me!


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STEVEN_D 5/11/2014 3:30PM

    Tracking food AND exercise is the main reason I use SP, and when I am not here, I gain weight. Good luck tracking this week!

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LOSE4LIFE47 5/11/2014 3:28PM

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Falling Off the Wagon???

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I have always loved this euphemism and probably because it is so visual. Oh my holy heck is that Lisa in the dirt behind us? She must have fallen off AGAIN. Should we stop so she can catch up? No, just keep going she can run for us, she is always falling off.

That in a nut shell is the story of my adult life and it is way past time for me to stop this self destructive behavior and get on the wagon and stay there!

I have found that if I stay with SP then I remember to stick with it and not quit because I have failed for a day, a couple of days or even months on end. My answer to falling and not letting it take over is to stay with SP every day, day in and day out even when I have "fallen off the wagon".

Here is to "falling" and getting right back up, dusting off and running to catch that wagon. emoticon

  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/12/2014 12:19AM

    emoticon emoticon Go, Chickey, go! Burn some calories running for that wagon. emoticon

I believe this is such an important lesson to learn. emoticon

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ROSINVN 5/11/2014 7:26PM

    you are right Well said, together we stay on the wagon

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BABYSTEPS123 5/11/2014 6:38PM

    emoticon You got this!

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GLORY63 5/11/2014 3:49PM

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We all have to remember it is not "falling off the wagon" that is the issue; it is getting back on and staying there.

So right there with you!!

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MM11113 5/11/2014 3:15PM

    Well said!
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VISUALLYRICS 5/11/2014 3:09PM

    emoticon I'm right with ya Chickey! ....:::on the wagon to stay. emoticon

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In the Zone!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

I had an incredibly awesome week with BLC 25!!!!

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EMSSBEARS 5/8/2014 2:20AM

    emoticon job

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EMSSBEARS 5/8/2014 2:20AM

    Great job

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CHERIONE 5/7/2014 8:01PM

    emoticon Woohoo! Happy for you!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 5/7/2014 12:53PM

    Woot Woot!!!! LOVE your page!

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BABYSTEPS123 5/7/2014 12:01PM

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Rockin' this challenge!!!!

Congrats! And keep it comin'!

You are on fire!!
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