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I'm Amazing

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Now, a word from my Spark Buddy DebbieDay....

"You CAN AMAZE YOURSELF in the next 4 months!!!! put on the walking ( or dancing shoes) and make it a goal to move your princess booty for the 30 minutes a day and pamper yourself by eating REAL (nutritious) food !!!! you CAN do it...Are You Ready? Get set....Goooo Deee!!!!"

emoticon This is me after reading Debbie's message! emoticon

I love her phrase "Amaze Yourself." I'm using it as my newest mantra. When faced with a choice or wavering in my dedication, I pull through with the thought "Amaze Yourself."

How about treating eating healthy as a way to "Pamper Yourself" ? She's right. It lifts my spirits to know I'm doing what it takes to reach my goals. I have more energy. I feel great!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/21/2012 7:06PM


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    Baby steps....a plan, one meal, some exercise....we can change our body, mind and soul!
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1BEACHWALKER 9/20/2012 12:01AM

    I am with you! I have done things in the past 2 years that has amazed myself! Looking forward to more amazing times and feeling more amazing!! emoticon emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 9/19/2012 3:16PM

    You are AMAZING and you & your body deserve the Best of Everything...Your enthusiasm is contagious I LOVE it! emoticon emoticon

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FLPALM 9/19/2012 2:44PM

    Dee, I have been following your BLOGS for some time now, and TRULY want to let you know....HOW WELL YOU ARE DOING! You have made some serious changes and there ALL great STEPS and CHANGES! I am so proud of your "New Amazing Attitude Changes"

So you go girl! AMAZING!!!

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POSITIVELY_EB 9/19/2012 12:17PM

    You're doing it! You're doing it! It's so nice to see all of these members who are working on getting and keeping their SPARK high!


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PEBBLES706 9/19/2012 9:34AM


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DEBBIEDAY 9/19/2012 7:32AM

    emoticon You HAVE it within you Dee to do what others (including your FORMER) self have said is impossible. Today is a fresh opportunity to DO the POSSIBLE ...what boundary will you blast through today???

*lacing up my shoes and heading out the door!!!

I'll be WATCHING you though so get moving!!!


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MAGGIEVAN 9/19/2012 6:38AM

    That is exactly what I do. I believe in abundant nutrition. I spoil myself with good food. You are welcome to check out my food tracker.

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DETERMINEDDE 9/19/2012 6:38AM

    That's awesome! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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Quiet Voices in my Head

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ever made a New Years Resolution and then didn't keep it? I'm making mine early this year.

I'm going to weigh myself on September 1st. Then the scale is going into hibernation. I will focus on a healthy life style. (More on that later.) I'm planning a Big New Years Celebration when I step on the scale and see what I was able to accomplish in 4 months!!

What is it I want most? It's not a number on a scale. It's quality of life. I want to be able to travel, ride a bicycle, hike to a waterfall, walk on a beach, swim, camp, and any other activity that I find enjoyable. I want to age gracefully. I want to keep my brain alive (my mother has been robbed of her golden years by Alzheimer's Disease).

Weighing myself every week (seeing a gain, maintain, or small loss) brings out the voices in my head. "It isn't worth it" or "I might as well have ate the cheesecake" or "Just give up and go back to my old ways."

Not knowing is going to add a bit of excitement. Waiting for the big surprise ending. Challenging myself to see just how good I can do.

Thank you BrendaBunny for suggesting this new approach. It has to be fun or I won't do it. This idea sounds like fun to me!

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    emoticon emoticonI'll be you're Fairy Godmother helping you stay motivated and on track!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/29/2012 9:04PM

    sounds like a great idea,hope it works. emoticon

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MARLY53 8/27/2012 11:11PM

    emoticon Sounds like a plan to me. What a very interesting concept this is. That darned old scale does turn on those voices when we don't see a loss. I would love to join in on this challenge if I may. What a fun way to ring in the New Year!

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BRENDABUNNY 8/27/2012 9:08PM

    Princess(Dee) I am smiling (BIG) I can't tell you how happy I am that we are going to do this....We have already been doing it the other way for a long time so what do we have to lose? Except pounds and what we have to gain is inmeasurable!!!
I have wanted for so long to break my addiction with the scale and that in its own is a huge victory!!
You hit it right on with what you said above in your blog :
"Challenging myself to see just how good I can do".
We will be challenging ourselves to make better choices!
Woohoo I'm excited!
Let's make the next 4 months about getting healthy I look forward to Our New Years Day Celebration!! Here's to : Jan. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and of course that lil emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FORMYDARLINGS 8/27/2012 6:54PM

    Excellent plan, my friend. Keep us posted on those NSV's. Keep smiling and doing what you like to do.


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POSITIVELY_EB 8/27/2012 6:43PM

    I'm thinking about this challenge with Brenda also. Sounds like it could be rather interesting!!!


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PEBBLES706 8/27/2012 6:27PM

    It does sound like fun Princess, I may join you in November. Right now I'm not the only one tracking my weight, my doctor is also, but come November I plan on joining you. Great idea!

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Get Inspired

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I made this beautiful meal plan, but I didn't follow it. I was lead astray by eating for entertainment. I went out to lunch with a girlfriend (2 days in a row). We had a great time, but ate too much and not the right stuff.

I picked up an old Weight Watcher's magazine this evening. I found some very helpful advice in their "Get Inspired" column. It features advice from people on Weight Watchers.

"Start small. At first, I added one vegetable to every meal. If that's all you can do for now, then do it. Each small change that you make will lead to a bigger one."

"When I go out to eat, I ask myself: Is this a special occasion? If yes, I may treat myself. But let's be honest: every time I go out to eat isn't a celebration, so I try not to treat it that way."

"I also stopped taking the easy way out (ordering in!) and always kept frozen lean meat and veggies on hand for dinner. Because I ate those meals so frequently, I never even had to look up the PointsPlus values."

"It's hard to for me to look back; I don't even recognize my pre-WW mindset. I can honestly say that I've enjoyed the journey, and I still look at it as a delicious adventure that moves me beyond my comfort zone every day."

*November/December 2011 Weight Watchers Magazine

I'm inspired. I will start fresh. I'm ready to experience this delicious adventure.

Just do it!
Happy 4th of July!

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KITT52 7/5/2012 8:43AM

    it worked for me..small changes helped me a great deal

when I have times like your's I just go back to what I know works....stop eating out

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1BEACHWALKER 7/5/2012 12:33AM

    Dee- I had some bad eating times this past couple days myself! It happens....But, we just get back on track! One day, one step, one meal at a time! I always count my calories even when I go over my calorie range. When you eat out, it is so amazing how many calories are in their food...even things you think are healthy! Geeze!! But, I keep going and I see you are too! Good for you!! Keep thinking like that and you will achieve all your goals and beyond!!
Thanks for such a nice comment on my blog! Don't you just love that Adam Lambert "Runnin'" Song? I played it while we were walking a couple days ago! It is such a good walking/running song! I gave the link to Coach Nicole and she posted it on her Twitter page! emoticon emoticon

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GETSALONG 7/4/2012 7:05PM

  emoticonWhat Sparktacular tips! from those who've been there, done that!!! Can't wait to do it too! Thanks for Sharing! Let's do it :)

i particularly like the *i don't even recognize my pre-ww mindset* ~ i look forward to the day when I feel I've truly transformed that way too! and choose to believe it's possible! Won't that be awesome??? ;)

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/4/2012 5:47PM

    you said it dee love now practice what you preach and JUST DO IT,lol emoticon

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FLPALM 7/4/2012 3:14PM

    You got it girl! One step! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 7/4/2012 11:54AM

    It's a process of always shifting your plan for where you are now. What works today, may not work tomorrow! There's a commercial on TV that says, "Make one change." (or something like that.) I've been thinking alot about that commerical lately!

Hope you are having a fun-filled 4th of July!


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The Plan

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

I've been trying to jump in the deep end. Now, it's time to try getting use to the water before the plunge!

1.) I will concentrate on eating fresh fruits and vegetables at every meal.
2.) I will drink a large glass of water before each meal.
3.) I will cook more meals at home.
4.) I will exercise at least 15 minutes every day.

I will do this for one week. Then I will increase my healthy actions!
See... I have "will" power. emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 6/9/2012 8:22PM

    I'm in the same boat as Fran I just got back from vacation yesterday and I am taking the plunge to give my everything starting the new spark week tomorrow morning..your plan for eating right is successful...we can all do this emoticon

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TEACHING1ST 6/9/2012 6:40PM

    Love the plan..great foresight!!

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FLPALM 6/9/2012 4:01PM

    Dee, Can I "Pppppllllleeeeaaasee" copy this! You have made me smile, with this one! I Love IT!!!! We just got back from vacation, late last night, and I just HAD TO READ your BLOG, and sooooo glad I did!

You are the BEST!


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MARLY53 6/7/2012 11:50PM

    emoticonGreat plan! You are so clever. This plan is a keeper. It's simple, it's not daunting and it won't overwhelm you. I like it so much that I am going to use it too. emoticon

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UP2ME_CC 6/5/2012 10:06AM

    Love it!


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POSITIVELY_EB 6/5/2012 9:11AM

    Definitely sounds like a "will" plan!!! emoticon

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MYBULLDOGS 6/5/2012 6:27AM


my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 93 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal.


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There's Cake In My Future

Friday, May 11, 2012

That's the name of the book I'm reading. emoticon

I just had to share this excerpt because it relates to our journey:

Scott is talking with Seema about making a piece of art called 'Crap Women Believe In.' This is a quote from the character Scott.
"No woman needs a diet book. Every woman I know knows enough on the subject to write a diet book herself. And it would be a short book, too. Page one: walk every day. Page two: if you're wicked serious, go to a gym three times a week and lift a few weights. Page three: quit eating all that crap. Whether your crap is Zingers every time life throws you a curveball, Twinkies hidden in your desk drawer, or eating a two-thousand-calorie 'salad' loaded with dressing and meat, knock it off!"

This is not a diet book. It's a very funny novel. I'm loving it. There's truth to be found in humor. I found his advice to be very accurate. Just thought I'd share some Joy this morning.

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HAVEFUN2LOSE 5/12/2012 3:52AM

    Sounds good, will check it out, thanks emoticon

BTW, there is certainly cake in my past emoticon

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LAFFWITHLINDA 5/11/2012 9:49PM

    Very funny! I'll have to read it.

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FLPALM 5/11/2012 7:28PM

    I know what book is being added to my summer reading....sounds great!

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UP2ME_CC 5/11/2012 6:20PM

    Sigh! Men are always so level headed.......why didn't I think of that?


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    emoticon emoticon emoticonlol, truth in simplicity! thanks for sharing :)

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KO1215 5/11/2012 9:27AM

    Sounds fun!

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