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I am a winner.......

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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, to 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!


Thanks Irene for reminding me.


Week One Recap........

Sunday, May 15, 2011

This week went pretty good. I concentrated on tracking Monday - Friday. I decided not to make any changes to my eating. I just tracked what I ate with no pressure on myself. It was immediately clear to me I need to eat more veggies and get in more protein. I wrote down every thing I ate each day and entered it every evening. I was over on my calories every day. Usually 200 - 300 calories.

On Friday I learned how to group foods making it easier to enter them and my breakfast is pretty much the same these days so I copied from day to day. Simplifying this process makes it feel effortless but the insight I gained armed me with the knowledge I need for success.

I have never had a problem with exercise as I go straight to the gym from work.

All in all I think this was a successful week. I met my goal of tracking for 5 days and even though I was over on my calories I still lost 1.8 pounds.

Next week I will continue to track and continue my exercise routine. I will change what I eat for lunch. It will include at least two servings of vegetables and at least 8 oz of water.

Thank you for the words of encouragement and may all of you have a wonderful week and meet all of your goals.

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DIDMIS 5/15/2012 10:08AM


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NOILEDNWAD 5/15/2011 11:44PM

    Congratulations on losing 1.8 lbs!! I love your plan for taking small steps. Your small steps are obviously working! emoticon

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Spring Challenge......

Sunday, May 08, 2011

When I received the emails regarding this challenge I put a lot of thought into whether I would start another challenge. This will be my third challenge. I never reached my 5% goal. I did lose 4-5 lbs during each of the challenges, however I was not successful in keeping it off.

I have spent a lot of time the last few weeks reading information on the web site - motivation, goal setting etc - and decided to approach this challenge differently. I did not really have a plan in the past. So this time I am going to track at least 5 days a week and continue with the 10 minute exercise streak. That is all!

Hopefully at the end of the eight weeks I will have a better grip on my food consumption and an idea on the next small change I will add to the tracking and exercise.

Finally in closing i must say when I saw writing a blog was part of this challenge I was not too happy but I am determined to fully participate. lol

I hope all mothers had a wonderful peaceful day today.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FVHORVATH 5/9/2011 9:42AM

    You can do this! Tracking is a great start and one that will help you keep that weight off.

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KIMBERTA99 5/9/2011 12:55AM

    You can do this....and 4-5 pounds is AWESOME!! Keeping in touch with other team members is a great way to stay motivated. Reading about everyones workouts, etc is really great motivation to do it yourself!!

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SPOKENWORD 5/9/2011 12:12AM

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CAPTHAMMER 5/8/2011 11:01PM

    If I'm doing the math right, losing 4 or 5pounds during a Challenge is 1/2 pound a week. That is a great steady weight loss. Even if it's not the magic 5% number, a steady decline is very impressive.

I'm glad you decided to join the Challenge again and even gladder (is that a word?) that you were selected to be a Daisy with us.

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MUEHLBBO 5/8/2011 10:32PM

    I didn't make goal last time, came close, but no cigar! Unfortunately I really slipped after the challenge. I'm hoping this challenge gives me the motivation and determination to stick with it again. Good luck to you on this challenge and your journey.

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IBSHAUN 5/8/2011 10:31PM

    You may not be reaching your 5% goal but you are sticking with it and in the end, you will be glad you did. And about the blogs - they don't have to be long or particularly philosophical - just share something about your day, vent or ask a question for feedback. One of my Spark Friends sometimes just blogs about a book she read or how dinner was that day. You can keep it simple. :)

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PEGTIGER 5/8/2011 10:10PM

    So glad you are giving yourself another chance to meet the challenge. I have not met my goal, but I lost more the 2nd time than the 1st. I hope to meet 5% this time!!

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I am finally catching on . . . . . .

Sunday, December 26, 2010

to this fitness thing. Its not a temporary thing I will do just to make it through the current team challenge. The things I am learning to do consistently are actually becoming the norm.
This week was a challenge for me but tomorrow I will be right back on track.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday.


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CELEBRATELIFE1 12/26/2010 6:41PM

    You are so right. As long as we are in these bodies we will be responsible for taking care of them. Like brushing your teeth, if you didn't they would decay and fall out. Our bodies are no different. It's a lifestyle.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/26/2010 1:38AM

    Welcome to SP! Best wishes for success.

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HGSGUY 12/26/2010 1:09AM

    like the song says...just put one foot in front of the other!

Keep on moving!

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MYASHA 12/26/2010 12:55AM


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ALIBROM 12/26/2010 12:39AM

    That's good! You are changing your everyday habits, which will add up to weight loss. emoticon

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LADYSHEL 12/26/2010 12:12AM


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SCHMEVELYN 12/26/2010 12:07AM

    A little bit every day adds up to a lot over time. You can do it!

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