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First week not bad

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I can't believe that we are ONLY 6 days into 2013. It feels like a life time already, but a good lifetime. I'm exercising - I'm happy - and I'm sore, but I feel good.

I discovered that how I think the day will be, it will be. For example, last Wednesday night, I was not looking forward to Thursday. I felt like something bad was going to happen. It kept me up worrying (so against God's will) all night. I got dressed the next day filled with dread.

Of course, when I got to work everything just went downhill. You would think being an HR Manager, I would be used to it. It started with a crazy board meeting then to everyone I came in contact with just seemed to have an attitude. After the day was done, I realized, it was probably me. I set the tone for my day. A lesson that I'm sure I will re-learn many times, but I choose to be positive, I look forward to life, I look forward to love. I'm feeling good, all in all - I learned new lessons and so for that I can say, my first week of 2013 was not bad.

How was yours'?

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    Welcome to SP. It's a great site! Be sure and sign up for Spark America and when you set up your exercises, just remove any you can't do or don't want and put in those you do. Be sure and schedule a day for cardio so you have access to the "other exercises" page where the walking, housework, playing with children etc. are to be found. When you are done, set up your Appointment calendar to send you reminders and when they come, click on the link then fitness and just check them off as you do them. Such a great feature. Use your spark points page to help you use and learn all the fantastic tools we have at this site. Visit others pages and get to know them better. Again, welcome to a great site.

Mine has been rough health wise as usual but I am persevering!

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So much to do!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I hang my head in shame as I stopped exercising and am now at the heaviest I've ever been. It's a horrible feeling to wake up one morning and realize that you are exactly 100 pounds more than when you graded college.

I have so much to do, so far to go....but I will make it!
I am putting down the deposit on the room at Disney for that 5K I am still scheduled to run in February. I have not given up on that.

I did a 21 day kick the habit of getting past someone who has been in my life for over 20 years...and it feels good.

I woke up this morning and have a clear vision of who my real friends are, where I need to go and how I need to get there.

I'm excited about 2013!

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/2/2013 11:21PM

    emoticon Just keep moving along and never give up. I have a feeling good things will come to us in 2013!

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CARRIEANNE1027 1/1/2013 12:05PM

    As you know, we both jumped in to the same sinking boat! But all is not lost! Let's patch the hole, grab a big bucket and start bailing out the water! We can do this!!

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CARRIEANNE1027 1/1/2013 11:59AM

    Of course we can do this! I have no doubts!!
Happy New Year!! emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYM48 1/1/2013 11:00AM

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Best of luck to you in the New Year! Take one day at a time and just start, once you start, it becomes a routine!

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Training for a 5K

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I know I have about six months and many people can probably train in less time, but I am training for a 5K - the Disney Princess Marathon at the end of February. I'm so excited about doing this.

It may not seem far to many, but for me it's going to be a huge step. Not only that it's about finding the motivation (and time) to train,but having a sense of accomplishment. I have my vision board on my bedroom wall along with a before picture of me and a list of things I want to accomplish - running a marathon being at the top of the list.

It will definitely take hard work and commitment, but I know through Christ that all things are possible. So I'm embarking upon this journey, I know I won't be alone - I will have God, family, friends and all of my friends at Sparkpeople to support me all the way!

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CAPECODBABE 8/29/2012 7:34AM

    Congrats on your motivation

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BOBINVA 8/28/2012 10:05PM

    No doubt. No fear. You will.

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/28/2012 9:51PM

    This is so exciting and I'm so happy for you! 5K's are so much fun. I still walk/jog almost every race I do, but I am still so happy when I cross that finish line. I know you will be too! emoticon emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 8/28/2012 9:10PM

    Well, I just say start training & then you will see you don't have that far to go...

God bless & enjoy the journey!!


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Monday, April 23, 2012

"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit." Vincent Lombardi.

How many times have I quit? How many times have I come back. Talk about being on a yo-yo roller coaster. I refuse to quit. I've got to keep at this. It's about building self-confidence because I deserve this. I refuse to let anyone's negative opinion of me become a reality.

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CAPECODBABE 4/24/2012 7:32AM

    Welcome Back! emoticon

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BOBINVA 4/24/2012 6:30AM

    You can find a lot of positive support here. Keep sparking.

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/23/2012 11:40PM

    Another message board I belong to our motto is "Commit, Don't Quit!" Every day, whomever posts the first message posts our poem (not sure who wrote it). Maybe it will help you....I know it does me!

Don't Quit!

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down
And you feel like the biggest failure in town;
When you want to give up just because you gave in
And forget all about being healthy and thin;
So What! You went over your points a bit;
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, It's an attitude change;
It's learning the skills to get back in your range;
It's telling yourself "You've done great up till now;
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal;
You're still going to make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
If you summon the will to get back in the race;
But, often the strugglers when losing their grip
Just throw in the towel and continues to slip
And learn too late when the damage is done
That the race wasn't over and they still could have won.

Life-style change can be awkward and slow
But facing each challenge will help you to grow;
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint in the cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit;
If you bite it you write it... but don't you quit!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest! if you must - but never quit.

Life is odd, with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might of won if he'd stuck it out;
Stick to your task, though the pace seems slows-
You may succeed with one more blow.

Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt-
And you may never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things seem worse that YOU MUSN'T QUIT

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See what happens when you leave?

Friday, January 06, 2012

It's kind of like being off the farm and forgetting everything I learned about nutrition and everything else. I gained back about 7 pounds, gained back a number of inches. Yikes.

But I'm glad to be back, but I must do this in moderation. Sitting in front of my computer all day is NOT going to get me back to where I need to be.

But with head held high, I return back to baby steps. Nobody can do this for me, BUT me!

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JAE_HENNINGTON 1/10/2012 8:26AM

  I am glad you are back and yes we can do this

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HDHAWK 1/8/2012 9:14PM

    Welcome back! I'm right there with you!

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/8/2012 7:32PM

    Welcome back. Yes, one day at a time.

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KSANDIEGO 1/8/2012 2:46PM

    You'll be great and we're all here to cheer you on! You're right though - don't spend all day on the computer doing spark stuff. Make a promise to yourself that you won't do anything on spark until AFTER you've done some kind of exercise for the day - even if its 15 minutes worth. Make spark your reward for doing some work. Good luck

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    Welcome back! One day at a time :-)

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LECATES 1/7/2012 9:33AM

    Glad you are back!

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BOBINVA 1/6/2012 9:45PM

    Glad you are back. Think of some habits you can work on to change things.

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CARRIEANNE1027 1/6/2012 9:32PM

    I know you can do this! I haven't lost weight, but I did manage to lose inches. I set a goal of 12,000 fitness minutes for 2012. We're 6 days in and I've exercised a minimum of 30 minutes each day, some days more.. I found that joining the 10 minute exercise challenge thing really helped a few months ago. I've been pretty consistent since then! Pretty soon you'll be going from baby steps to giant leaps.. I have faith in you :)

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TURTLERASKIN 1/6/2012 7:14PM

    Amen! I'm glad you're back (I'm back too), and we can knock this out of the park in 2012!

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