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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hello everyone

I am back and ready to try again. It is a struggle as you can see if you have followed my success then failure to keep the weight off and then multiple rededications. The good news is I am not giving up. I am ready to make another push.

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BERRY4 10/15/2014 1:49PM

Think of it as the "dance" of life! ...being true to your self & taking care of yourself along with the demands that are put upon you.

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KOFFEENUT 10/15/2014 12:02PM

    At times I've found myself sitting on the sidelines of the healthy lifestyle journey, resting while others were making progress. The important thing is that we've picked ourselves back up and are continuing to head in the right direction!

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/15/2014 11:14AM

    Welcome back - you can do this!

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Gotta stay positive

Saturday, January 11, 2014

So my mission for the next couple weeks is to stay positive.

Classes started wednesday ( delayed due to the artic freeze over here is chicago). I am taking 4 classes. Three of which pertain to my social work major. But as an elective I am taking a spanish dance class, in which I have to wear some pretty 'form fitting' clothing. Also, hair has to be pulled back away from the face. So basically, I have to face two of my biggest physical insecurites being exposed ( huge forehead, extra weight) and have the task to be confident when I dance ( as that is a key in flamenco).

I have realized that I really am unhappy with my job and have not worked hard enough to look at different options.

I've been having relationship issues with my boyfriend.

Basically, this is usually the time in which I shut down and decide to eat and sleep.

But I did something wonderful today. I told myself... fix the things you can, if I dont like something change it. I also said... JUST DO IT.

I am down to about 160. I am making progress and exercising. I just want to make sure mentally I stay on track, because negativity can be a slippery slope.

FInishing my laundry, gonna pay a couple bills, look at a couple job options, then spend some time at the gym.

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GOINHEALTHY1 1/20/2014 4:05AM

    awesome that you're focusing on the positive and finding ways to mentally refocus the negative. i just recently decided i wanted to get back on my road to a healthy lifestyle and its been challenging. Especially when everyone around me isn't on the same wave length!
it's nice to come to the spark community and feel like there's others with my same mission :) keep it up!

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KOFFEENUT 1/12/2014 3:48PM

    When you have SO much going on it's easy to get overwhelmed and just give up on everything. Good for you for stepping back and looking at what you DO have control over. It may not all happen at once, but you CAN change things!

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Saturday, January 04, 2014

Well yesterday was CHAOTIC. I had work in the A.M. ( I am a home care assistant). Then I traveled far, and I mean a distance, to bring my doggy into the low cost vet clinic. He is having some serious issues with his teeth, plus he is having bathroom issues as far as going in the house, plus needed his shots. Well, he ended up getting sick last night.

After getting home around 6 p.m. I colored my hair and took a shower. By the time I was done, I ended up crashing out .

Basically, I didn't meet my exercise goals yesterday, which is not okay , but doesn't upset me too much because my right leg was cramping horribly. I think my legs needed a day of recovery.

However, I did pretty good with food intake. I had fruits, veggies, and fish.

I am motivated to exercise today and woke up feeling pretty positive about everything.

School starts on Monday and that makes me a little nervous as the class load is pretty intense.

Spark it up , sparkalos ! - Colleen

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KOFFEENUT 1/4/2014 5:11PM

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BERRY4 1/4/2014 4:51PM

    emoticon Keep your goals in sight and PUSH forward in the direction you want to be!

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

As part of the rededication to my weight loss journey, I have decided to blog daily regarding my progress. That being said .... let the blogging begin.

Today was good. I did the 30 minute circuit at planet fitness, high intensity on the stepping. I did 40 min on the elliptical and some extra ab work.

I was good on food . Coffee/water in the morning. I ate an apple and pint of cherry tomatoes around noon. I had a scoop of ice cream around 3. For dinner, I had a salad with a couple slices of deli turkey, whole grain croutons, tomato, and zero calorie raspberry red wine vinegar ( yuck on the dressing.... which want dressing at all....just vinegar). I had a total of probably 2 1/2 liters of water throughout the day.

Feeling good !

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KOFFEENUT 1/3/2014 10:53PM

    Yeah, sounds like you'll need to find a dressing you can ENJOY!

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OMG Relapse !!!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Well .... I abandoned my sparkpage and the sparkpeople community ... and I am up to 156.4 LBS !!! I am so dissapointed in myself ... I had lost 23 pounds !!!! BUT am once again ready to stick with it ! Another lesson learned ... This is a LIFESTYLE change , not a quick fix !!! So here I go again ... determined to stick it out and make it count. Im back on sparkpeople ! I ditched my nutrition and exercise routine.... which allowed me to regain the jiggles ! My goal is still 126 and I am recomitted . I didnt understand how important this community really is and how much it helps. Stick it out with me guys , I'm ready to get back on the horse !

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CMURR11 1/2/2014 11:42PM I guess I didnt really get back on the horse as I got all the way back to 167!

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KOFFEENUT 10/3/2013 5:59PM

    I figure on this healthy lifestyle journey we all hit bumps in the road (heck, I've wandered off the road ENTIRELY before!). The IMPORTANT thing is that you pick yourself back up and continue to head in the right direction. It sounds like that's EXACTLY what you're doing. Know we're right alongside you, cheering you on!

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ROBBIEY 10/3/2013 3:51PM

  Welcome back, you can do it!!!

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