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In Response to your Note to Self - Take 1

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Dear Girlie 603 . . .

I received your note asking me to do those three very simple things for you. Now, the old me might have gotten a little defensive. You're trying to point out some things that are very simple that I could be doing to stay on track. It seems so simple, but you see, the problem is that I've lost my motivation.

Motivation aside, I am really going to try to honor your request this week. I'm going to check in daily with my team, I'm going to spin the Spark Wheel, and I'm going to log my food.

In addition, I want you to know that I'm taking one additional step. I am reaching out to a Spark Coach for assistance in finding my mojo. It's something I would not have done a week ago . . . a month ago . . . six months ago . . . but I'm doing it today.

Thanks for taking the time to reach out to me and give me that little push to do better for myself.

Signed, Girlie

P.S. Thanks for looking over my shoulder and playing good cop/bad cop with me every single day! You have likely helped me to keep that first 40 pounds off during these six months that I've struggled. I really do appreciate your support.

And to those reading, if you're confused by this blog post, just look at the last one.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GRANDMA1951 8/5/2013 9:35AM

    I love the way you're trying to get motivated again. I also have been struggling and haven't lost any weight in months. It's hard to get back on track but looks like you know what needs to be done. Good luck.

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CAT-IN-CJ 8/4/2013 7:44PM

    YOU ROCK!!!!!



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DOLLY1259 8/4/2013 4:15PM

    Wow! You lost 40 pounds?!! Great job! And keeping it off is amazing. I lost 20 pounds only to gain back 10 and now I am having a hard time staying motivated or even feeling like I want to continue. I know how you feel and I am proud of you for taking those little steps in the right direction. Those little steps inspired me to start exercising again. Thanks!

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Note to Self - Take 1

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Hey Girlie . . .

I wanted to take the time to write this note to you and ask a few favors. I hope you will take the time to read this and do this for a week. Just one week!

First, could you please be sure to stop into SparkPeople on a daily basis and spin the wheel?

Second, could you try to log your food each and every day for just this one week?

Third, can you check in with the Biggest Loser Orange Team chat daily?

I know your busy, but if you could just do that for me, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!

Signed, Girlie603

  
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YAEME79 8/4/2013 5:21PM

    How cute! I love it

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KNYAGENYA 8/4/2013 3:43PM

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Somewhere in the Middle

Thursday, July 04, 2013

"Somewhere in the middle" is a response that Jonah gives to his dad, Sam, in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. It's a reference to the middle states, and living in the middle states is a great thing. I used to live "somewhere in the middle."

The middle of the Oreo is the cream. I like the cream!

The middle of a yo-yo is the string! I feel like I'm hanging from a string these days, and just floating on a breeze.

The last time I struggled like this, I quit. When I started to struggle, I completely gave up and left Spark for a LONG time. I gained almost everything I had lost, and then some!

But the last time I struggled like this, I quit sooner. I've been trying to pinpoint when my struggle began. It was sometime around November, after vacation. It's gotten increasingly worse, but I refuse to quit.

Imagine if I quit Spark this time. I would have gained back at least 5-10 pounds a month since November. I would have gained it all back!

But imagine if I hadn't lost my mojo. I could have lost 5 - 10 pounds a month since November.

I'm somewhere in the middle. The question is . . . . how long do you plan to stay in the middle?

One positive . . . somewhere in the middle is better than quitting. Thumbs up for somewhere in the middle. I'll hang from my yo-yo string, but I'm not letting go!

  
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JCARDINAL 7/5/2013 4:56PM

    You go girl!! We all struggle at one point or another the trick is to never give up!! emoticon I like the cream too. ;)

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LETHA_ 7/4/2013 1:12PM

    I like your writing style. Thanks for sharing. Two steps forward, one step back.... Looks like you are ready to step forward again. Best wishes.
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My Kick Back Plan

Sunday, June 23, 2013

In my last blog post I mentioned I was trying to find a short plan to kick back into my healthy habits. I was a failure at Day 1 . . . but not by choice. I was working alone at a store, and spending time in and out of the bathroom when you're working alone is not a good thing. Especially when working at night . . . I could be in the bathroom and never know if someone came in or not. So the water drinking was put to a halt as soon as I knew my eight hour shift was going to be a lonely one. So a bit of an adjustment to my schedule was in order . . .

Today - Meal Planning and Shopping
Tomorrow - Water and a healthy start to the day!
Monday - 24 hours of healthy eating
Tuesday - Make an Exercise Plan
Wednesday - Gym
Thursday - Keep it all going!

Can you believe I may already be finding excuses to stay away from the gym. Really?!?!

I need to get over myself.

It's going to happen this week. It's GOT to happen this week.

  
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ALDECKER08 6/27/2013 8:26PM

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CM_GARDNER78 6/25/2013 12:00AM

    You can do it!!! Keep at it!!!

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FIRECOM 6/24/2013 1:47PM

    No body said this journey was easy. Good on you for looking for and finding alternative actions.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/24/2013 12:48PM

    Don't even think about not going.
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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 6/24/2013 12:16PM

  emoticon you are on the right track Girl!

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MANILUS 6/24/2013 10:47AM

    After the workout, you will feel great! Making the new habits and sticking too them can become 2nd nature and you will have no guilt!

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ROXYCARIN 6/24/2013 2:12AM

  emoticon I need to get over myself

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SPIRITSEEKER2 6/23/2013 3:46PM

    thats ok about the gym.. but you can always sneak in some short spark videos.. they are really good-
I do walk away videos and catch a spark or youtube one on occasion.. some days just don't too LOL
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Wasting Time

Saturday, June 22, 2013

So I'm in the beginning weeks of two challenges, and I'm still struggling. I know the challenges keep me from REALLY gaining . . . so that's a good thing. But I really need to get back on track and stop making excuses. I'm even slipping on water . . . and water was my easiest thing!

So my plan for kicking back into the healthy habits:

Today - Water
Tomorrow - Meal Planning and Shopping
Monday - 24 hours of healthy eating
Tuesday - Exercise Plan
Wednesday - Gym
Thursday - Keep it all going!

It's going to happen this week. It's GOT to happen this week.

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ALPHAEVE 6/24/2013 12:44AM

    This looks like such a great plan to get back in a good habit!!! Keep it up!!!

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JCARDINAL 6/23/2013 10:57AM

    You can do it!! emoticon

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KAYKAYGETSFIT 6/22/2013 3:47PM

    You've got this! Take it one choice at a time!

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SPIRITSEEKER2 6/22/2013 2:19PM

    emoticon I have had over whelming cravings for starches and chocolate .. needs to stop .. all my work coming undone.. but hungry- sick of same ole stuff.... good plan

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