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My journey this far!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tomorrow I weigh in for BLC 21, I'm nervous and I'm excited all at the same time. I can remember when I hit a plateau and how I felt defeated. How I then just gave in to all the temptations around me and, frankly said forget it, I will never be the size 5 I want to be.
Today I vow no matter how many set backs I have I won't beat myself up over them anymore. I will sleep it off, and get back up and start again.
I was 216 lbs at the beginning of November 2012 I am now 198, well hopefully 196 tomorrow. I will keep pushing, because this woman wants to be great!
Measure without the scale! This article was an eye opener.

We should already know from the years and years of"experience" not to always go by the scale. We need to learn to measure, not just our waist or our hips but our accomplishments, our healthy eating habits, do your clothes fit looser? How are your emotions? Do you view yourself different ?I know that I will hit a plateau, and I vow that I won't turn to a bag of chips to heal myself from feeling like I failed. Just because the scale has stopped moving doesn’t mean that you’ve hit a plateau in reaching your goals. Don’t give up out of frustration—all healthy behaviors are well worth the effort. Whether it’s better sleep at night or more energy throughout the day, start listening to the signs your body gives you that all of your hard work is paying off!

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 2/13/2013 9:43PM

    So proud of you. You are doing great! Well take this one day at a time & stick with it, even when it gets hard, and when you get frustrated at your scale & wanna quit, I'm here for you. emoticon

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GRACIEC 2/13/2013 3:17PM

    Your outlook is good and you've made amazing progress!

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SINGER73 2/13/2013 1:14PM

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CBAILEYC 2/13/2013 10:54AM

    So how did it go? I'm still on the slow-but-steady track myself, really embracing the 1 lb a week goal! I'm sending good scale juju, but I'm sure you don't need it!

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FITMAY 2/13/2013 9:12AM

    You DID it!!! emoticon You finished right in time!
I LOVE you attitude! No matter what, get back up and start again! emoticon

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XXMILAXX 2/13/2013 6:51AM

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FREELADY 2/13/2013 4:52AM

    What a great blog, Crystal! You really have a way of expressing things! What you wrote is going to encourage a lot of us!!

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2 years ago ME vs Present ME

Monday, February 04, 2013

This is my biggest loser team from my gym! We were strong and unstoppable! I worked so hard to take off the weight! When I was on this team, I felt like nothing could stop me, I ran most of my 5K this year! What a blast and great accomplishments. This was the year I quit smoking, I ran better then every, I felt better then ever.

So WHY did I stop? That is the question, that is the mystery that everyone asks, when this happens. Why if something feels so amazing, why would you go back to laziness, and bow down to junk food? Why would you go back to smoking?

I now am on a new Journey with my vertical biggest loser team (Navy Ninjas), again I feel strong, unstoppable and wanted as a team mate. Through this journey I will reflect on my whys, my how comes, and your not good enoughs, then I will blog again at the end of BLC and have answers.
I will work hard towards my goal of 52lb in 52 weeks, but I will also work on the internal me this time around, to fix the broken me, from the inside out.

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GREENKATS 2/10/2013 9:13PM

    You can do it Ninja Sister! emoticon

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HEALTH4LYFE 2/9/2013 9:33AM

    You are right about all of us going through it. I have a couple of times. This is a great blog as so many of us can relate to it. I have struggled with the all or none mentality, which sometimes leads to an incredible downward spiral, from which I perceive as too overwhelming to recover. It is at that point I need to look at how far I have come, what I am capable of doing, and if necessary, emoticon and do an about face.
Our journey is not easy, but it is also not impossible. We can do this, together!!! emoticon

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FREELADY 2/7/2013 6:46AM

    Great blog!

I have the same question about myself. We have a safe place to figure it out.

Your background is delightful!

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GRACIEC 2/7/2013 12:38AM

    And you are strong and unstoppable again! We'll work at staying that way together!

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XXMILAXX 2/5/2013 2:34AM

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/4/2013 9:26PM

All the best to you on your 52 in 52!

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 2/4/2013 6:09PM

    I'm so glad to see you back at it. You can do anything you set your mind to. emoticon

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1DERLANDBOUND 2/4/2013 5:44PM

    I know you can do it. It will be an everyday challenge but I know you are up to it.

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    I know you can do it!

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LALMEIDA 2/4/2013 5:04PM

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Blog to my teenage self!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Crystal look at the person that you were at 15, 16 you were strong beautiful healthy you had your trials and tribulations but you made it thru. You can be that person again the strong and independent woman that you were. I know that life is rough becoming a mom at such a young age you made it through that and raised a beautiful daughter. Who is now almost 18 years old she's strong she's beautiful she's independent and you made her the person she is today. You taught her how to be strong just like you were. Take what you taught your own daughter and use it for yourself become the person you always wanted to be don't look back. Stay strong and healthy for the rest your life

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HEALTH4LYFE 1/28/2013 12:52PM

    emoticon job on the blog. You are strong and you can do this! emoticon

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GRACIEC 1/28/2013 12:11AM

    Great blog! You are an amazing and strong person!

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DWEBI09 1/27/2013 11:08PM

    Ah. You are beautiful. I hope you believe it!

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 1/27/2013 9:24PM

    What a beautiful blog! emoticon
You ARE strong & beautiful, and a great role model to you daughter.

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FITMAY 1/27/2013 8:47PM

    How beautiful!
I thought of my own mom reading your blog... emoticon

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I Promise I will Not Quit

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - Fitting pledge for today!

"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, and 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!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)

Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)

Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)

Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)

(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56

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signed Fran

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Signed Shelby (theshelbster)

Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)

Signed Debaune (Doobie893)

Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012

Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012

Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012

Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.

Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012

Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Signed Julie (Shawfan) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed Michele (BeFit012) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Cheryl (Clavinova) Saturday, June 30,2012

Signed Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Signed Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012

Signed Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Signed Janet (EATVEGAN) Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Signed (IMAVISION) Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Signed Darlene (NANCYSINATRA) Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Signed Susan (ImSoozeeq) Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Signed Chris(CLPURNELL) Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Signed June(QTEALADY20031) Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Signed Kathy (KATHYJO56) Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Signed Lainie (LAINIESNEWLIFE) Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Signed Purps (Purplespedcow) Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Signed Laurel(Laurelspark) Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Signed Kristen (Tisten23) Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Signed Crystal (Finding_Crystal) Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!

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JIBBIE49 11/14/2012 6:47PM

    I've been here for over five year now, so I haven't quit, so I don't need to sign this. emoticon Nearly everyone I started with quit, so most do. My son said the other night that in five years I haven't accomplished anything, but I certainly have. I was 214# then and I've never been back to that since, so I've done well as far as I'm concerned. I will get to my goal. After reading THE SUGAR FIX by RICHARD JOHNSON MD, I understand now what my problem has been.

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GLORIAN31 11/14/2012 4:06PM

    Copy and pasting now! Very fitting for today indeed! Thanks! emoticon

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