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Taking it one day at a time

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Well, It seems like forever since I have been on sparkpeople. I think I haven't been visiting the site because I didn't want to face the fact that I have not been very consistence in my progression to healthy living. I have been doing good for a day or two then going right back to my old ways. The good thing is that I haven't gain much weight back, the bad news is that I haven't loss anymore weight either. Things having been kinda crazy in my life lately. I noticed that when I get stressed I get off track and recently I applied for a new position within the company that I work for. I have been stressing about this positions for a couple of weeks and it has thrown me completely off. well, recently I found out that I GOT THE JOB. So I am super excited and ready to take on the new challenges and responsiablities. With that being said, there are something in my life that I have to work on before I officially take on the position. in about 2-3 weeks.
1. I have to get organized. For this position I have to be very discipline and organized. ( A Thing that I am not ....LOL) so starting today I am going to organize my house, my office space. and my calendar so that I can start off right.
2. I have to have plan ahead. naturally I am a " go with the flow type of person" but that is not going to work with this new position. I need to ensure that I stick to a plan as much as possible to ensure that thing get done.
3. I also have to get back on schedule with my weight loss and health living plan. O.K the stressful situation is somewhat over so I have to get back in the swing of things. I have to stop eating out for convenience, taking my breakfast and lunch to work ( this will save money too... which is another stressor) and get back to working out daily.

Luckily my husband is trying to get healthier as well so I have a partner. we have planned to walk/run around the track and do my hip hop abs DVD for cardio.

I will keep you all updated


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PATTIE441 6/18/2013 10:26PM

    Great blog! Congratulations on your new job, and I know you will get organized, and work it. I think you are awesome! And so glad your husband is helping you towards your goals. You can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTH4LYFE 6/8/2013 9:49AM

    I have experienced when you organize areas of your life, other areas seems to follow suit as well. Best of luck to you in your new job and of course as you journey toward your goals.

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Day 1 of the rest of my life

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Good morning sparks family

I have decided that today would be day 1 of the rest of my life. Now I have had many "day 1's" when referring to my weight loss goals but for some reason today feels very different. I feel that I have never been as mentally ready for this change as I am now.
I feel that I deserve to be happy about myself. when I look at myself in the mirror I see that I am beautiful, but I feel that there is something missing. I feel that I still have some unhealthy habits, and in order for me to be the women that I want to be those things have to change. I am ready! I am making a few commitment to myself to be the person that I want to be.
1. I will do some form of cardio on a daily basics
2. I will try my hardest to eat as healthy as possible.
3. I will track my eating habits to make myself accountable
4. I will not make excuses for my unhealthy behaviors

The summer is coming I want to be comfortable in my own skin. When I go to the beach this summer I may not be the skinniest person, but I do want to be one of the most confident. I just need to focus on me for a while, Not my husband, not my kids but me. I have to take care of myself before I can effectively care for others. I have to be confident with myself before I teach my daughters the importance of self- confidence.
So wish me luck...... emoticon

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ADZY86 5/1/2013 6:00AM

    Good luck! This blog oozes motivation and get-up-and-go, I love it. You can do it. Believe in yourself, take each day as it comes, and you'll get there emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 5/1/2013 5:13AM

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Olympic Motivations- I just can't stop

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I have been feeling very off lately. I feel as if my motivation balloon has been some what deflated. I work 3 -12hour days a week (which are M,W,F) and they are the only days I workout. I do 30min cardio training before I go to work and I feel like that's just not enough. I have been doing good regarding my caloric intact but I just feel that I should be stricter on myself in order to meet the weight loss goal I desire.

Watching the Olympics have motivated me. These individuals are in the peak physical fitness. they work everyday at there craft with 100% dedication and motivation. They have a natural willpower that keeps them focus even if they have the desire to give up. They just keep going!!! When others are sleeping they are working. working, working, working;doing what ever it take to get the gold. They don't give in to the temptations of life, the stay focus. That's what separates us from them. In order to get to that place physically, you must first get there mentally. It is simply mind over matter. They know what they want and what it takes to get it. So, they simple do what it takes to get it. NO IF, AND or, BUTS about it. And if they try and fail they just go on to the next event just that much more motivated then the last because they know that they have worked hard at their goal and they refuse to let 1 failure destroy there whole journey.
This describes my weight loss goals even though yesterday I may not have reached the goal I desired, but I refuse to give up. I'll just wake up tomorrow and try again. I will keep trying til I over come the hurtle and prepare to move on to the next event.

I have to look in the mirror every morning and remind myself why I am dedicated to my weight loss goals; for my health, my self-esteem, to be an example for my girls, and to be able to live a long health life. I am going for the GOLD : )

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ALESHAWALKER 8/1/2012 12:03PM

    What a great blog! you have to stay committed each day and PUSH further than you thought.... you can do it!

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PATTIE441 8/1/2012 12:48AM

    That is awesome! I am so proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Sooo frustrated........

Monday, July 23, 2012

OK so I have been at this "health lifestyle thing " for a total of 3 weeks now. Week one I was soooo motivated. week 2 I surprised my self with great weight loss. Now I am in week three and not feeling so good. I am thinking to myself " Can I really do this? Am I just fooling myself." I want this soo bad but I am afraid of failure. Not only for myself but for those around me. Since, I have started my weight loss program people around me have been totally supportive and are cheering for my success. I just cant let them down. But this is really hard. I have been dedicated to my 3day a week workout sessions before for I go to work. I really enjoy them. The problem is food. It is my weakness, especially bread (corn bread to be exact) I had two boxes in the cabinet and promised that after they are gone I will not buy anymore ( I really don't like wasting food).To make matters worst It is "that time of the month" and I got on the scale and gained 2lbs : ( My friend told me don't worry that blotting will happen during that time of the month but It this point I just don't want to see it. I also have been much more stressed than normal and can tell that stress triggers me to eat more. I know that this is a hurtle that I need to get over but it is hard. I needed advice on how to deal with these situations differently. I want success to happen but it hard. Is it just me or do others experience these set backs?

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AUDREYANNDEDE 7/24/2012 11:57PM


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CIARAJONES 7/24/2012 9:41PM

    Thanks everyone for your support

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SWEETLIPS 7/24/2012 1:50AM

    If you can remember to take small steps you will do well. We can not change everything at one time, so please don't fret - you are working out and that is going well - and add more fruit and veggies - that may help you as well.

You are loved by many especially with the support that you are receiving - follow your path, don't worry about letting them down - this journey is not won by the swift, but the one who endures until the end. Blessings to you.

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B-LYNN1ST 7/23/2012 8:26PM

    I no longer weigh during (TOM). I've had good check points with (TOM) and I don't gain, but what I do notice is I'm very mindful during the week of (TOM). I don't load on crappy food during (TOM) because I know (TOM) can throw you off. Candy cravings are super high on (TOM) with me, and also salty things, so I do good with the self control. I also don't think about it as much. You know, the week after week and failing or failure. Done that in the past, and that little voice in my head named (Ucan't) had always been there talking in my ear. you can't do this, says Ucan't. You're going to fall flat on your face, says Ucan't. You have to get that little voice out of your head and start thinking positive. NO! you are not going to let anyone down. The main person you should focus on is you. No one else. Just you! So, do what you do best love. Shine... emoticon

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PATTIE441 7/23/2012 6:30PM

    I totally understand. You are doing great! I know it is hard with stress. I have posted a link to help with stress on the SP Class team where it has "dealing with stress." Here is also a link for the message boards about the time of the month. I hope it helps. Let me know if it doesn't come through. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon!-What-to-do-when-its-your-time-of-the-month/32/1/22434494

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CLOUDREADER 7/23/2012 5:33PM

    I find just going outside and looking up at the sky cheers me up. I know this sounds weird, but it really works to lift your spirits. Hopefully, it's a really blue sky. The world is amazing and I think to myself that I am alive and that I can do anything. Even tackle corn bread - and whatever else is tempting you.

(BTW thanks for commenting on one of my blog post)

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CATSPANK 7/23/2012 5:05PM

    That time of the month pounds are just water, it will go away. Drink plenty of fluids, it helps. One meal at a time. Don't think about it all the time. Just when your plate is in front of you. Try leaving some behind. Even if it is only one bite, leave it. Avoid alcohol, they are just empty calories. Good luck!!

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Week 2 Surprises : )

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Well, i haven't blogged in a few days but I have a lot to blog about. Ok, so last Friday I my in-laws came in town for the weekend. with the visitors in my spear room I did have the time nor the space to do my daily workout. I also had my first"fast food break" in 2 week. I had a craving for a roast beef sandwich from Arby's so I did my research and ordered the Jr. version and instead of fries ordered a salad ( less than 400 calories : ) But the good thing about this weekend is that my sister-in-law show me lots of new low fat cooking techniques and fat free alternatives. During the week I did stay within my caloric daily caloric intact but with all the inactivity I just knew that my weigh in wasn't gonna be looking to good. So when I got on the scale I was shocked to see that I had loss 3 pounds!!!!!!!! I was like OMG this can't be right. But it was. So in 2 weeks I have a total of a 5lb weight lose. This is truly motivating. I am inspired to work a little hard to keep up the weight lose and meet my goal. Wish me luck : )

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SWEETLIPS 7/20/2012 10:15PM

    Alright there now!! You got this coming. I am a team member for 3-6-5 and want to drop by and let you know I am praying for you and our team's success!!

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B-LYNN1ST 7/17/2012 9:28PM

    Oh Yeah! Congrats, that's why doctor oz say.... Fat-urdays are good. 1 day out of the week is welcome to eat some free eating, and you stayed in a good range, so yeah! That was great. Keep on sparking honey... emoticon

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