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Okey Dokey Here we go!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

So, I'm not sure why this time will be different. I just know it will be. I feel it in my bones (lol). I have struggled with my weight for my whole life. Ironically, I wasn't overweight my whole life, just convinced myself I was.

So, here I am. 40-something years old (40 is the new 30), wanting the rest of my life to be different and FINALLY accepting that this falls squarely on my shoulders to achieve (with lots of support!). And won't it feel divine when I DO achieve it.

I get GREAT inspiration from the blogs on SparkPeople. What an endless supply!!! I know I can do this one day at a time.

Yay me!

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CHERIBA1967 10/13/2012 5:25PM

  I see its been awhile since you wrote this blog. I am also 40 something. And you just so happen to be the first person(besides sparkguy) to friend me. I took a break although not intentional from posting,but back at it lately. I joined in August I think and only have lost 3.8 pounds. Having a rough time with bad anxiety attacks. I hope your doing good snd reaching your goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KFEASEL13 8/8/2012 2:19PM

    You can do it! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/8/2012 2:15PM

    emoticonthatīs the spirit emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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An Epiphany (aka aha moment)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Today was a hard day. Today was a good day.

I have had the habit of fizzling out on healthy living before or on the 2 week mark. I just quit. Today would be that 2-week mark this time around. Ironically, I did NOT want to work out. I was putting it off. I could hear the justfying in my brain. I was starting to talk myself out of it.

Then at 7:40pm, I angrily got my shoes on, muttered to my husband that I was going to work out and didn't want to and went downstairs and climbed on the treadmill. As I was being Mrs. Grumpypants I came to a realization. It's the choices I have made in these little moments that has gotten me fat. Choosing not to workout, choosing to eat the cupcake, brownie, cookie, ice cream (everyday), choosing to give in to that whining little voice screaming to be heard.

I know that tonight will not be the only night that my whining, spoiled self will want to take over. But for the first time in years, I am not mindlessly giving in to it. I made a different choice. If I don't make different choices in these very moments, how can my life be any different?

So, 45 minutes and 3 miles later I hopped off the treadmill and got some high-five action from my husband who told me he was proud of me. And, darn it, so am I!


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THINKINGTHIN08 2/18/2010 10:34PM

    Congrats on two weeks! Today is almost my two week anniversary, lol. emoticon emoticon

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 2/18/2010 10:28PM

    Good for you! Tonight you won one of the small battles in the war. Keep up the good work!

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HEALINGHANDS615 2/18/2010 10:18PM

    If you always do what you did - you'll always get what you've got. Here's to doing something different!!!! WAY TO GO!

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ETWBOK 2/18/2010 10:16PM

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Hello (snif, cough) SparkPeople (cough, sneeze)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Here is my first blog entry. I am a bit under the weather so this will be short.

I signed up on the SparkPeople website back in October but really didn't do anything with it for a few months. The past couple of month I started exploring and using the tools, reading more and more of the articles, I'm reading the book, too.

I've just in the past couple of weeks started exploring the SparkPeople community, joined some SparkTeams, added SparkFriends.

I have to say, this website is amazing! Thank you Chris Downie and staff!!! Thank you to everyone who contributes through your SparkPages, blogs, message boards, SparkTeams.

I will continue to use this great resource to help me achieve my goals and look forward to celebrating in everyone else's successes!

Yay! Go Team!

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LHLADY517 2/4/2010 4:44PM

    Welcome. I've been here for over 3 years, released over 70 pounds, have kept that off for over 1 year now. I'm so thankful to Sparkpeople.

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KIMMIEB 2/4/2010 10:07AM

    Welcome to Spark. I signed up in 2006 and used it probably for a month or so. I got back on it in January of this year and have been doing it daily because I have explored it more and got a handle on most of the tools and everything. I am debating on buying the Spark book but I have SO many diet books at home that I do not see it necessary right now. It is a great site and everyone is very supportive. Keep it up and I hope we chat more often.

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JLINK1972 2/4/2010 10:06AM

    Glad you joined us!!

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