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You don't get what you don't earn

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This has been one of my BIGGEST motivational sayings as I work out. One of the the things I believe has happened in society and does translate into being overweight is the idea that things will just "happen" to me. "My dreams will come true" is really only half the equation. We forget that they just don't happen. You have to actively DO something about it. If I don't work out and eat healthy, then I haven't earned being healthier, losing weight, etc. This mindset has really helped me put in the hard work that is needed to accomplish weight loss!

  
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BECCAZEN7 5/24/2013 5:18AM

    Another good one is "if it is to BE, it's up to ME". Kinda the same sentiment. I am like you in that way - I need something to focus on and spur me on so I keep on going and give it my all instead of slacking during a workout when I get fatigued.
Keep sparkin' and keep sharing. Thanks!
Becca
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DEEEBEE 5/23/2013 12:22AM

    That's true. Thank you for the insight.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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JAMBABY0 5/22/2013 4:16PM

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*RENEAT* 5/22/2013 4:15PM

    I LIKE THAT! Thanks for sharing!!

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Sabotage and Getting back on the horse.....so to speak

Friday, April 05, 2013

I've been thinking about sabotage and how we are so quick to sabotage ourselves. I give excuses as to why I didn't exercise, what I ate, Why I ate, etc. It's easy to do. I came up with cards that listed ALL my excuses and then what I called "excuse busters" and put the reality and truth of it. For example.

Excuse: I'm too tired to exercise.
Excuse Buster: If you wait until you have more energy, you'll never do it. Exercise will help give more energy.

But I have been also thinking about others in life who may intentionally OR unintentionally sabotage you. Someone I love dearly is very overweight and any time I try to eat healthy they are pushing bad food on me. I find thinking these things through really helps with the weight loss journey because ALOT of it is mental.

On that same side of it, I have viewed weightloss as a long term investment. It will take many months, maybe years to get where I want to be. But if I keep taking steps forward, I will get there and you will too. We will have ups and downs, but get back up and keep going. Stop beating yourself up.

  
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BECCAZEN7 4/6/2013 3:25AM

    Well said! You are so right! Maybe your good eating and exercising habit will rub-off on the overweight saboteur - wouldn't that be a hoot?!? Keep on doing the hard work and it will pay off.
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Becca
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I'm back Sparkpeople!!!!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Well, it has been 4 years since I joined and I've been gone for a very long time. Since then I've had 3 kids (1 adopted) come into my life. I am BACK on the weight loss journey. I am excited that I'm pre recent baby weight. Before this pregnancy I was at 220 during pregnancy went up to 235 and now I'm down to 207-209. 11 pounds to go and I will be at my pre ANY baby weight. It's a process. Ups and downs. I'm just starting Couch to 5k and am really excited about it. My parents visited this Easter though, so we went out to eat alot and I did not make good choices.

  
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CRYSTAROSE24 4/5/2013 1:22AM

    Thank you everyone! Becca, yes, they DO keep me busy, and a little crazy :) hehe.

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BECCAZEN7 4/4/2013 5:11AM

    Wowza! Guess you are one busy momma! Welcome back. Sounds like you are well on your way and a virtual pro at this! Maybe you can motivate some of us and help us along:)
Becca
Missourians! Team

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SUZEMARIE73 4/3/2013 1:27PM

    Welcome back! You've definitely taken the first step in the right direction!

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Stuck here, need to move forward.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

So I lost 40 pounds. Yay. I don't sound thrilled, do I? That's because that accomplishment came and went a long time ago and I have no new accomplishments. I'm stuck at 210 and although I need to continue losing weight, I feel no motivation whatsoever. Oddly I really feel it's impossible (even though my -40 lb says its not) Ugh!

  
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JULIE2BTRUE 8/5/2009 11:09AM

    On the contrary... It is very possible to reach your desired goal, my lady! You just have to keep trying, and find ways to bring your motivation back!

I got to this point last January, and ended up gaining back almost all of the 57 pounds I had worked so hard to lose... Tsk.. Tsk.. Tsk.. So DEPRESSING!!

After re-gaining the weight, (now) I am kicking myself HARD for not continuing to follow my dream, and continuing to reach for my goals. You may not realize what you have done by losing those 40 pounds, but you sincerely would, if you went back to the old you...
Remember how unhappy she was????

YOU are WORTH THIS BATTLE... Don't GIVE UP the GOOD FIGHT!!!!!!!!!! We all care, and want you to be the BEST PERSON you can be! I know in your heart, that YOU DO TOO!!
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GIVEOUTGRANNY 8/5/2009 10:15AM

  I think we have all been here at one time or another if we have been fighting this for long. One thing I have learned is it is up to me to reach deep down and find that motivation. Sometimes it is trying new recipes to avoid getting stuck in boredom with my food. Sometimes it is getting a piece of clothing that I love that is just one size too small. Sometimes it is treating my self to a me day, which to me it just a quite time alone watching the boats in the river and eating what I have prepared as my new exciting recipe, and reflecting on how far I have come. Simple things sometimes are the best motivator. When I was going through cancer with my parents we all learned at that time to take one day at a time, in this battle it is much the same. emoticon

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DSLIGER 8/5/2009 7:52AM

    You are a Winner!!!! You will do this just take it one day at a tme. emoticon

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What happens when you stare at the treadmill timer?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My husband wise man that he is, reminded me of some truths recently when I was discouraged be cause it took me 7 months to lose 40 pounds and I'm at the half way point of where I wanted to be. I was frustrated and TIRED of the process. He said, what happens when you stare at the timer on the treadmill....it feels like FOREVER until you reach your goal, but if you cover it up with a towel and focus on other things, the time passes quickly. He went on to equate it to the weight loss journey. If every day all I'm looking at are the numbers, it feels like it's taking forever, so instead, he encouraged me to make good and healthy choices such as eating right and exercise and keep going. The weight will be lost and if not at least you know you are healthier and doing good for yourself! I love him!

  


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