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Focus! Determination! Posting! Tracking!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Stay FOCUSED, on the overall results, pounds lost, inches lost, better attitude, better disposition, more energy, better numbers when tested by labs, and knowing we are Eating to Live.

DETERMINATION- know we are going to do this, do everything in our power to make it happen, do what we need to, to get the results, we desire, and continue forever.

POSTING- Here on Sparks Posting is so important, tracking our food, tracking our exercise, changing our spark page every now and again, as the mood strikes, posting to other spark pages, offer hope, encouragement and acknowledging accomplishments. Also, posting to challenges, discussions, and writing blogs, it all helps both others and ourselves.

I see I just combined Posting and Tracking together, and yes they go hand in hand, and together, is the way we do this, whether it is here or in person. Everyone needs someone, sometime.

Continue the journey, ask for help when you need it, share what you did, know, want to do!

Soar the Skies Beautiful Butterflies
Together, We are Strong

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LIBRARYLASS 2/1/2011 1:59PM

    Great post, as always!

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

My mind is working, ahead of what I am doing now and this is so important. I think, I'm going to have this for my next meal, then my mind is questioning me. Is this a healthy choice? If yes, I usually, go and have it, but if it's no, I question it, why not? What should I have, that will give me the taste or texture, I want? Ideas, are running through my mind, and I am making choices.

This is such a good feeling, I know it's working, I know it will take time. I know I will continue with these challenges, because, they are working, for me. I feel good most of the time. If my mood isn't quite where, I want it to be, I'm not using food to change my mood, or if I do I pick a healthy, food, like a piece of fruit, or a few pumpkin seeds, to get me through the mood, and it's working.

Each step we take, each thing we find out that is working, for us, we need to remember, and to it again, and again. not let it go. When the scale isn't moving as fast as we want it to, we need to check out, what were doing or what needs adjusted. Are the calories, to high or are they to low? Are signals being sent to my brain that I am starving myself, thus creating more glucose, which is causing me to crave food, or sweets, when it is not really needed. Also, giving a diabetic, a false high, which needs to be lowered, with either protein, nuts, seeds, oils, or/and medication. Another question we need to ask ourself, are we drinking enough WATER. Yes, I am finding WATER, is the most important beverage we can drink, and I try to get the water in, before other beverages, but also trying not to drink as pop soda or diet soda, as it is dehydrating me. This is so hard to understand. and Diet Pop, causes ones body to crave sweets, later. Pay close attention, you will find this out too.

Soar the Skies Beautiful Butterflies
Onward & Downward

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LISAWILLBEFIT 1/30/2011 7:52PM

    You are so right.I agree that you need to find the healthy alternatives to what we are craving and drink lots of water.We get more food if you eat alot of veggies instead of junk.I like lot of

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SKIRNIR 1/30/2011 6:52PM

    Planning truely makes it possible for me. I have to plan. If I decide when I am hungry what to eat, I make much less good choices.

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 1/30/2011 6:46PM

    I agree that emoticon is the key....Good Luck!

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My Plan for 2011, I will do this!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hi Everyone:

Just putting my thoughts together, I have learned so much, I feel this is where I need to be, to reach my goal.

1. I will spark daily

2. I will track food

3. I will exercise, to the best of my ability.

4. I will blog, often, striving for twice a week!

5. I will make comments on other people's blogs and participate in discussion.

6. I will claim the weight I am at, on my way down.

7. Learn, stay focused, and plan for maintenance!

Onward and Downward
Soar the Skies Beautiful Butterflies!
We Can Do This

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BTRFLY08 1/30/2011 3:58PM

    Great plan!! You can do it!

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DRB13_1 1/30/2011 1:18AM

    It really does boil down to making the daily habits stick. By making ourselves the priority and doing the step by step each day, wonderful things result (and not all related to the scale).
Onward and downward! emoticon

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LIBRARYLASS 1/29/2011 11:37PM

    Hooray for you, great goals! I know you can do it!

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SKIRNIR 1/29/2011 10:47PM

    Sounds like a plan to me and a good one. We will try and support you during that process!

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RUTGERSM0M 1/29/2011 10:00PM

Take it one goal at a time.

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KOREENREGIS 1/29/2011 9:46PM


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WOW! Someone Just Made My Day!

Friday, December 31, 2010

I was reflecting on what I accomplished, during the pass year, and was going to wait until after weigh in, to post about it, but I just received a phone call and have to share with you what happened, and why I feel great!

This lady came to my home, yesterday, to get paper work done, to see what was going to happen, as far as financial needs and care needs. We had a good conversation and she left, to take care of it, and contact her boss and she was going to let me know of the outcome, within a week or two.

I was surprised to get a phone call, but she said she had a couple of questions and one was what my weight was, when I answered her she said" that is why I called, I read what was already on your chart and I said to myself, "No way that has to be a mistake, well it wasn't and I was below that weight also" She said she thought I only weighed 220, and said I held my weight well. This made me feel, so good, as I can't see it, that way.

Lately, I have been wondering, If I'm really seeing a difference, but then at other times I would say No, look how big your stomach is, when your sitting, but I was sitting, when she was talking to me. So I have to say I am feeling this and it feels so good!

Just thought I would share!

Onward & Downward

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LILABE11 1/1/2011 3:23PM

    It's great when others recognize what you've accomplished! Happy New Year! I hope you continue to reach all your goals in 2011!

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SKIRNIR 12/31/2010 8:47PM

    I am sure others see your weight loss, more than we acknowledge it anyway. There are still times I see me heavier in my minds eye. That seems to be the last thing that happens, we acknowledge our weight difference.

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LIBRARYLASS 12/31/2010 2:31PM

    Yay, you! That's super!

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LISAWILLBEFIT 12/31/2010 10:46AM

    I think that is wonderful.I am tall so i carry my wieght well as well.I am so happy for you.

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YOSOYLINDA 12/31/2010 9:04AM

    That's great! It often takes others to see what we can't; that thing about perceiving our bodies are larger/smaller than we actually are is real. Hang in there!

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TINY67 12/31/2010 9:04AM

    That's a great feeling, isn't it? It's usually someone else that will notice the difference because you're seeing yourself day in and day out and see, and don't notice, the gradual change. Keep up the good work.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Geminisue invites you come and learn, how your body, actually works, for you.

If your blood pressure is 120/80 or lower

If your total cholesterol is ideal, it is below 200 mg/dl

If your LDL's is ideal, it is 100-129 mg/dl

If your HDL'S is ideal, it is 60 mg/dl and above

and your Total HDL/ratio is ideal, it is 3.5:1

and let's not forget your triglycerides (fat in blood), ideal is less than 150 mg/dl

Remember, to limit sodium intake, to 2300 milligrams per day.

Remember, to have a 40 inch waist, or below, if you are a man.

Remember, to have a 35 inch waist, or below, if you are a woman.

Why are these numbers, so important, Why should these numbers, be our goal?

In, down to earth, words:

We need our blood to flow through, our veins, to make every inch, of our bodies, to work, to

the utmost, so we can do, all we want to do. We also, want our oxygen, to flow, to our

brains and reach, every cell, in it, so everything is available, to us in the fullest! Going

in the other direction, we want the oxygen, to reach to the tip of our longest toe. We need

our toes, to maintain, utmost balance, when walking, when jogging/running, even when

stepping up two inches. It is so important, to us.

So let's all strive, to do the best, for the bodies, we have, Our dad's chose to make us, our

mom's chose, to give us life. We get to choose, to make it the best, we can make it. Let's

try, one day at a time, one meal at a time, one exercise session, at a time, We Can Do This!

Come and Join the WINTER 5% WEIGHT OFF CHALLENGE, we need to start someplace,

and this sure seems to be the right place, in my opinion, and I wouldn't steer you, in the

wrong direction, I would only steer you in the direction, of possibility, we must do the work!

You Can Sign Up Here (please give my name, if you signed up after reading this)
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JOANOFSPARK 11/23/2010 12:32PM

    emoticon emoticonI got all those good numbers last time, so everyone was very pleased......
great blog and great information... I am making a copy of it as a reminder to myself, what I am working for....

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JEANUT 11/23/2010 11:49AM

    Great info. and a great reminder. I've already joined the challenge and looking forward to it.

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WILLOWWINDS 11/23/2010 10:52AM

    Great information post. I copied for when they run all the results to me.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 11/23/2010 9:28AM

    Thanks for your reminder about why the numbers are so important - I'm already part of the challenge team so will see you there!!

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KALISWALKER 11/23/2010 8:21AM

    I am working on getting all the good numbers too!

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