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Hormonal Detour

Monday, April 25, 2011

I am gearing back from a major hormonal detour. Iím back on the main road and realized I have to learn how to deal with the hormonal issues that occur once a month for me. This time my cravings were extreme but I put two and two together and found that if I drink diet drinks I grave more sweets so these to items and my hormones do not mix. I was constantly hungry and man I just couldnít deal with it! I have returned to my water full time. I have made it pretty. I call it spa water I got a wonderful water craf and filled it with ice and sliced key limes and filled it up with water, it hold a liter of water and figure two of these will be good 3 would be best. I drank my water this weekend no problem, I will use fruits like strawberries, pineapple, key limes, oranges slices, blueberries, mango, watermelon and or cantaloupe. You just add a few chunk of fruit and the ice and water and it gets the essence of the fruit. When I went away to my retreat earlier this month the hotel we were at did this and it was awesome tasting. So I am doing it for myself because I am worth it!!!!

I have also incorporated my exercise to 4 times a week and gradually doing more. I Ďm enrolling in a fun fitness class that uses dance and kickboxing I will do that 3 x a week; water aerobics twice a week and of course my Richards Simmons DVD at least a day or two week! Iím enjoying dancing and that is what Iím working at. I am finding the things I love to do vs. having a feeling of having to do. The girls and I will be going dancing on Friday, May 6, 2011ósome fun oldies music, twisting and elvising ; > )!

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EBPOOKIE 4/27/2011 1:05AM

    The water is heck of good Mar-we had it at SRD at the hotel they constantly had a jug of water with some type of fruit in it and it was nice.

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BABYMAR 4/27/2011 12:04AM

    glad you found your trigger and can get it out of your diet. the water idea sounds good.

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RD03875 4/26/2011 7:47AM

    That water idea sounds so neat! Thank you for sharing that!

Go Richard! Love his whole system.

Good luck with the hormones!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/25/2011 5:17PM

    Great to have figured things out! I love the "pretty water" idea. Keep staying focused on your plan and emoticon

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CATHYJR73 4/25/2011 3:13PM

    Great job getting things figured out! Take good care of yourself! emoticon

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EBPOOKIE 4/25/2011 3:10PM

    Rextine, it was aweful but now i know!!!

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REXTINE1 4/25/2011 3:00PM

    One of Dr. Amen's suggestions was "no sweetners of any kind - they can trigger uncontrolled eating." I guess you discovered that all by yourself.

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My Road to Success is being mapped out!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I just returned from a fabulous weight loss retreat with TOPS organization in Eugene, Oregon known as State Recognition Days (SRD) every year chapters from all over the area get together and hear motivational stories and crown there Queens and Kings (people who made their goal by the end of that year aka 12/2010) last week. It was amazing, people losing 228 # to goal she looked awesome and some of the stories. They all always said the same thing that no matter how hard things got or if they would fall off the wagon they NEVER gave up. Perseverance is the key to success!

My journey on sparks started in 2004 7 years ago at 318.5 through those years Iíve lost and then gained, my difference this past year is that I havenít given up on myself. Last year at SRD through TOPS we went to Seaside Oregon and I roomed with the most wonderful people, my TOPS family. I had been going to meetings knew them but never really KNEW them until then we all shared our wants and needs and from there we developed a kinship a family. We get together to exercise, support each other, we learn how to eat out when we go out we teach each other how to make good choices and believe me are eyes and stomach are now in check when it comes to dessert. Anyway, when I am with these girls they give me the energy and drive to keep going, no matter what I am going through I can call on anyone of them and they will be there for me.

My map consists of the following:
1. If you bite it you write it!
2. Exercise 5 times a week for 30 mins NO EXCEPTIONS
3. Rest-7-8 hours of sleep daily!
4. Keep myself fueled with the premium fuel not cheap fuels.
5. Service checks every six months and adjustments if needed.
6. My mini goals will be 5# at a time and little rewards along the way!!!
7. No emotional eating just emotional journaling!
9. Keep my map around me at all times so I never get lost permanently!

This is my maps detours may happen but it is up to me to not stay there and to find the way back on the main road not to be afraid to ask for directions.
I have somehow managed to stay on this map for a year now and will continue. I would love to say it has gotten easier but some days are harder than others. I just continue to keep my car in drive! I have dropped 42.10# since I started my journey. I will push through the plateaus and not give up as I have in the past because I AM WORTH IT!!!

I hope to graduate to KOPS status by next year because I want to graduate at IRD (international recognition days) It will be something to work towards!!!

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HEAD-OF-RED 4/18/2011 5:42PM

    You can do it!! Keep your eye on your prize and you can acheive anything!!!

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REXTINE1 4/18/2011 4:48PM

    They used to say plan your work, then work your plan. I think you have a good plan now ... Good Luck!

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LADYBUGG67 4/18/2011 3:07PM

    Great Plan!


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EBPOOKIE 4/18/2011 1:43PM

    Yeah IRD is going to be in the west coast in 2012 - san diego so i really want to graduate there... if not i think calgary will 2013. It is something i want to do next year hopefully!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/18/2011 1:07PM

    You will be a KOPS! I plan on being one too!
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Only You - Can Do -- You do have a choice!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Only you can decide to be happy and fullfilled.. Only You can make yourself be miserable. It is a waste of time to feel sorry for yourself!! Go ahead and give yourself your one and last pity party and then move on! Because only then can you take the energy you just wasted and turned it into doing! Doing the hard work, don't wait for the right Monday to start over do it now! You have a CHOICE to make and NOW is the time!!

Remember there is no time like the presence as for tomorrow may come but not guarantee!! If we live life to the fullest, do it the best way possible be good to yourself, love yourself, be healthy, exercise and always have love, faith and hope in your day to make it the best!!! Go and do NOW not tomorrow!

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ROBYN168 1/18/2011 1:16PM

    So so true!

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REXTINE1 1/13/2011 12:55PM

    To quote someone "Most people are about as happy as they want to be." There is a message there, just as your blog says.

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CHUBBYSELF 1/13/2011 10:44AM

    That is so true!!!

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Music-can you find inspiration in words for you to succeed?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hell yes I can, i've got a playlist that inspires me to do better to feel to want to do more!!

I love the show Glee and i've been watching the season one and it is inspiring I grew up in a glee club so music rocks me to the core but i heard this song and wow it really hit me to the core! Read the lyrics:

Defying Gravity by Glee.

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I am defying gravity
And you wont bring me down!

I'm through accepting limits
''cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost

Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!

I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you wont bring me down!

I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you won't bring me down!
bring me down!
ohh ohhh ohhhh!

Another song that inspires me is This Is The Moment - Donny Osmond from the broadway play Jeckell and Hyde.

This is the moment!
This is the day,
When I send all my doubts and demons
On their way!

Every endeavor,
I have made - ever -
Is coming into play,
Is here and now - today!

This is the moment,
This is the time,
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme!

Give me this moment -
This precious chance -
I'll gather up my past
And make some sense at last!

This is the moment,
When all I've done -
All the dreaming,
Scheming and screaming,
Become one!

This is the day -
See it sparkle and shine,
When all I've lived for
Becomes mine!

For all these years,
I've faced the world alone,
And now the time has come
To prove to them
I've made it on my own!

This is the moment -
My final test -
Destiny beckoned,
I never reckoned,
Second Best!

I won't look down,
I must not fall!
This is the moment,
The sweetest moment of them all!

This is the moment!
Damn all the odds!
This day, or never,
I'll sit forever
With the gods!

When I look back,
I will always recall,
Moment for moment,
This was the moment,
The greatest moment
Of them all!

It is amazing to feel positive when you listen to such music. Inspires success!

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EBPOOKIE 10/31/2010 4:52PM

    Lol thanks for sharing... i just started run/walk programs 4 weeks ago, doing good with it and that is what i'm doing today setting up inspirational fun tracks on my mp3 :)

Thanks for visiting my page/blog!

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CAITY86 10/31/2010 4:19PM

    Awesome song! Sometimes when I'm running (just in the beginning stages) I change some of the lyrics of a song I'm listening to, to make it sound like a weightloss/motivation song, of course I sing it in my head not in the gym surrounded by people haha.

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Who & What Motivates Me

Friday, October 29, 2010

I sit here today thinking what motivates me to lose weight; to succeed in my weight loss journey, what keeps me going when it gets hard?
Well there are a lot of things that motivate me as I really put thought to it.
We all look at the magic number on the scale, measuring tape and clothes. How do they fit but truly I think of the one that really motivated me to continue. That was my AC1 blood test (this test checks your blood glucose levelsódiabetes) I used to be on 3 pills a day of Metformin now Iím on 1 pill and soon to be off it. Last year when I had my physical my AC1 score was at 7 and I couldnít control my blood sugar readings. I am officially now at 5.6 my goal is to get to 5 or under to get off meds completely. So what motivates me surely that alone canít be it but yes my health motivates me because the only thing I did was eat right-more veggies, fruits, lean meats and good carbs. I still have things that are quote bad but I have learned no food is bad just needs to be drank or eaten in moderation.
PORTION CONTROLSóreally new concept not I knew I ate more then I should. Now I use the plate method half of my plate is veggies and fruit then the rest is protein and carbs. I used to drink my calories about 800-1000 per day in Coke or Pepsiís, now 150 calories is my max and sometimes I chose my calories wisely and not have any Pepsiís at all. If I want more I have to exercise and burn moreÖ yes OMG the bad word, wash my mouth out with soap word EXERCISE!!! OMG do I have to?
Exercise Ė eeck yuck hate it!! That is a bad word at my house!!! Movement but why?? OH it is necessary, you are crazy! I avoided it like the plague. To a fluffy person exercise is just wrong BUT in reality itís a fluffy personís best friend in the end. I have learned and I say learned to think I went to school for this learning (it has been expensive if I just would have listened from the get go-can you say STUBBORN?) I learned that if I move the scales moves too.. IMAGINE THAT!!
Loveóyou say really huh? What is that? I love everyone but do you love yourself the way you love everyone huh??? Yeah Yeah, nah look at me, I donít deserve it?? Iím too busy, I canít this or that, heck do you say that to your kids, husbands, parents and or friends. We treat ourselves worse than any enemy could treat someone, yet if we do something wrong in our dieting eating or forget to exercise we will beat ourselves silly and give up on ourselves. Now what the heck is wrong with us?? HmmmÖ
Basically who motivates me, myself! I keep dreaming I will achieve it. I donít want to quit on me!! I love myself like my husband, mother, father, sister, friends etc. do the way I should have. Sure I still wake up and say really gotta run/walk or go the pool. Yes, look in the mirror and see who you are becoming and remember how great it felt when you went from a size 30/32 to a 26 how you went from 318.5 to 374.6, remember how great it feels to go to the doctor and hear your AC1 # are going down and soon you will be off your diabetic meds no more poking yourself with needles or having to remember to take a rotten pill. Remember when your hubby makes fun sounds like grrr baby you look good or whistles. When your weightloss friends clap for your success or hug you when you need it. That is what motivates me! A little song that says itís my moment to shine reminds me I hear it daily when I wake. That is what I do!


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