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Some pain is Good pain..

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sometimes, we are stronger than we know. I haven't had the best day but I know in the morning, the sun will still shine and things will be better.

I wanted to walk so I can cry to myself and think clearly but the track I walk on was full of little peewee football players. Then I got upset that I couldn't cry. Then I thought about all the many triumphs I have overcome and yet I am still standing and smiling.

I thought about the times when i was so sore i could barely walk from having a hysterectomy at 29 and now at 38, I had to have my left ovary removed, (wishing they would have taken the right also but they wouldn't).
I had to heal in six weeks but it really is a lot longer than that. I thought to myself, if I can handle that pain and make it through it, then the pain I feel when i exercise is nothing. I always try to take the negative and end with a positive and today I realize that no pain can stop me from getting what I want. we have all had some major things, surgeries, pregnancy,divorce, and much more. I am sure this list can go on and on but the bottom line is we made it through the pain that was beyond our control so the pain we feel when we exercise,stretch,squat, and run is self imposed pain that should be no pain at all. If there is no pain, we are not working hard.

I never got to cry or walk, so I fold clothes and wash the dishes, set my alarm for an early morning walk/run when all the little kids are sleeping still ( as school start Monday) and enjoy the early morning dew and breeze. I know tomorrow will be a good day.

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LILSHINE 8/22/2012 1:47PM

    Wow I read this as I'm a few weeks away from the same... I wish you well and know that our obstacles, trials and pain are meant to build us up and we should not let it tear us down. Weep as you may but keep your head up this too shall pass

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A-NEW-TARA 8/21/2012 3:12AM

    I true heartfelt hug for you, your story hit home for me as I also had a hysterectomy, I was 27 and they took both ovaries at the same time because of cancer. Sounds like your ovaries are painful for you, but in many ways to avoid going through menopause so young is a good thing, that brings a bunch of complications in itself. I am sorry that you have to live with pain and hope that your latest surgery helps to alleviate some of it. My wish for you is a life with less pain.

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Doing Good but can do Better!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Today was a slap in the face reality check. I got a part-time job that could lead to a long term CI position within the next few months. With that being said, I needed to get new clothes for work. I had been working out and eating right but when i tried on some clothes and didn't fit like I wanted them too:
BOY was that a let down. I got sad and temporarily depress and said to myself, " I must have been bigger than I thought I was." I wanted to stop and quit but I have been an inspiration to all my full-time job co-workers and some family members and yet, I wanted to quit. It hurts so bad that I even allow me to get this big.I am not feeling this.
So. I had to go back to my roots and read some motivation stories and find that inner me that wants to do better and not settle for good.
1. I must and will push harder.
2. I will continue to log my meals and see where I can improve.
3. I will de-stress about my weight and take it one day at a time .
4. I will set up goals and follow a plan.
5. I will find me inside this fat body and pull me out with a happy face.
6. It's ok sweety, no one can stop you but you, so what are you going to do?



Never Quit Pledge

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Never Quit Pledge
Sunday, August 05, 2012

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

Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)

Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)

signed Fran

Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)

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

Signed elizabeth (MEADSBAY) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Caz (NEW-CAZ) Saturday June 30, 2012

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 Jenn (Plynsn316) AUGUST 2, 2012

Signed MaryAnn (MARYANNGI) AUGUST 2, 2012

Signed Diane (DianeDoesSmiles) August 8/2/2012

Signed Helen (Helen_Bru) August 3/2012

Signed Maria (winfield28) August 5, 2012

Signed: elizabeth (meadsbay) Aug 5, 2012

Signed: Ryan (ryanb1982) Aug 5, 2012

Signed: Legina (ginaboo1)

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?

To do so, copy and paste and put on ur page under blog. :)

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DEBTOLOSE 8/11/2012 12:11AM

    thanks for posting this it was just what I needed

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Motivation or COMPETITION

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I didn't realize it until Sunday morning,(after working a 12 hour 7P-7a shift)
how competitive I was. I waS told that one of my cousins posted on FB that she exceeded her weight loss for the week by losing 3 lbs. I was like, what is she doing" and my sister said,"she didn't know". Well I took it upon myself to go to her page and read what she was doing. Actually she was doing the same as I am by cutting calories and exercising.
I recently seen her at our family reunion and had not know that she had already lost 20 lbs. I felt bad not noticing it but I did not know that until after I read her post from the month of May and our reunion was the end of July.
As I read her latest post where she lost the exceeding 3 lbs, she was posting how she went four miles but she pushed herself to do so. I thought to myself, oh I can do that because I do three miles most of the time. The sad part is that I wanted to go and do 4 miles instantly. In my mind, even though we were not competing and still isn't, I wanted to know I did those 4 miles and more because she did. Well that Sunday morning, after work I went and did one lap at a time on the track until 16 laps were complete. I was very proud of myself and yet very disappointed that I did it cause I was competing with my cousin and she did nothing to make me want to do that toward her.
I was glad she lost some weight and still on her journey to lose more so I sent her a message on how glad and proud I was for her and that she should join SP to help her along the way but yet , in my mind I was still feeling that "I am going to beat her mood". It's sad to know that I pushed myself with motivation because of my cousin glory.
I wasn't trying to be competitive because I thought I was motivated enough but now I know that what I thought was my best, wasn't good enough and I am ready to take on my own challenge this week. I am ready to push myself more so I can say I lost that 20 lbs, but have only lost some inches and 8 lbs. I know I should be happy with the small lbs because the numbers add up but I was discourage because it seem like they took forever.
After today, I realize sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Don't get too comfortable in doing one thing. I got comfortable when I should have been pushing myself all along. Keep the focus on what your goals are and follow through. I need to be happy and motivated for myself and keep my motivation so I can complete my daily journey. It is ok to compete, but do it in a team game or make fun out of it so that you stay motivated for all the right reasons and not because of someone fame.

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GAZAGIRL29 8/7/2012 5:39PM

    I like competition...maybe you and your cousin can use this to support each other. Use fbook or spark and be each others competition. Create rewards...I compete with my best friend...who is in WAY BETTER shape than I am. She challenges me to workout more and get uncomfortable...I challenge her to eat healthy foods. Then we met up and do an activity together like a 5k. I try to keep up with her...she gets all her exercise in by coming to the back of the back to find me every couple don't knock competition. you did not sabotage her you just needed her extra nudge! LOL!!!

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J0ETTE 8/7/2012 10:16AM

    This is exciting! Being competitive can be a positive motivator.. You found that out. :)

Don't discount your own success. It may not be the numbers someone else has... But you are walking in a different pair of shoes. "only 8 lbs" .. Rethink it... "I have lost 8 lbs AND learned more about myself!" I CAN push myself harder than I thought I could! "My willpower muscle is getting stronger!"

I secretly compete with my sister and my mom. My mom is my healthy lifestyle partner. We are always talking about what we are doing, complete with occasional pictures of our meals being texted to each other. She is my biggest cheerleader. Yes, we both know the friendly competition is there. ;)

My sister was more secret competition. Never in my life was I skinnier than she was. Now that I am 48 and a breast cancer survivor... We bounce back and forth with the same weight range... But I am wearing a smaller size than she does! :D

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My Weight Loss Prayer

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray this fat melt off of me.
To keep me healthy, fit, and firm,
I pray these calories will soon burn.

I pray my body will rest in peace,
and prepare for tomorrow five small feast.
I pray my muscles will recover with whey,
and be ready to face another day.

Thank you lord,
for your daily tools (strength, faith, courage,hope,love, motivation)
to help me through the daily life change rules. AMEN! emoticon

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JEN40311 8/13/2012 5:15PM

    Nice prayer, I might have to use that. emoticon

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OCTOBERBORN 8/7/2012 8:01AM

    Very Good! emoticon

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