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Goals for October 20-November 20

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October - November Goals

emoticon Exercise 6 days per week:
- 3 days per week C25k
- 3 days per week other (bike, elliptical, swimming, etc.)

emoticon Start to incorporate some type of strength training 3 days per week.

emoticon Log ALL my food every day, even if I am over.

emoticon Lose 8 pounds.

  
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KADULAC 10/23/2013 3:21PM

    Good luck. emoticon

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Before Pictures

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I had my husband take some before pictures for me yesterday. I was expecting to see someone completely out of shape, but what I saw in my pictures was bad, really bad. I told my husband to pretend like he hadn't seen them and then had the realization that he has to look at that EVERY day. Cue waterworks. I had a total melt down. He gave me a hug and told me that he thought I was beautiful, but man was that a wake up call. I am very grateful to have a wonderful husband that is supportive and treats me so well. At some point when I have lost all of my weight, I will look at those pictures and be grateful that I am not there any more. For now, I will use them as motivation. Wish me luck all, because I am going to need it. emoticon

  
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CAMENDEZ13 4/15/2013 11:46AM

    Hooray for wonderful husbands! You can do this and ARE doing it. It takes a very brave person to even take before pics! Way to be BRAVE!!! :) I'm rooting for you! and thanks for the comments on my blog posts and for saying that my kiddo is cute! lol I kind of think so to! You as well have a BEAUTIFUL family! Let's do this today!!! ok?

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KADULAC 4/14/2013 11:54PM

    I have a wonderful husband like that too. emoticon

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TXTOAD9970 4/13/2013 5:38PM

    I too have a supportive husband. He celebrates every pound I lose with me. I know he is always in my corner. It's a great feeling.

You will find you can do anything with a supportive, loving husband backing you up. Good luck on your spark journey!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 4/13/2013 3:48PM

    You Got this. Just remember you can do ALL things through emoticon Christ

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GIRLYQUE 4/13/2013 1:38PM

    emoticon So happy for you that you have a supportive partner! With that kind of support, you can do anything you set your mind to!

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MAMISHELI53 4/13/2013 1:31PM

    Aww...You ARE blessed to have a hubby who loves and accepts you.
As you establish healthy habits, you'll also be able to help your girls.
Blessings on this journey to a healthy lifestyle!

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WALLINMW 4/13/2013 1:30PM

  Stay motivated!

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2.5 Years - OUCH

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I was looking back through my blogs and kind of laughing to myself. It is a very poignant reminder of not only where I was at, but where I expected to be at this point in my life. As with so many on SP, I made some bad choices. I got off track. This time will be different. Right now I am looking forward - to running another 5k, to tracking all of my food, to weighing in, to making this a life change. It has been nice to get back on and see the progress that some of you have made - I am so proud. It is also nice to see that a lot of you are still here. I missed you all. Prepare to see a lot more of me in the near future. Or, I guess, a lot less. emoticon

  
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KADULAC 4/10/2013 1:07AM

    Good luck with your 5K. I'm glad you are back on track. emoticon emoticon

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WILDFLOWERR_ 4/10/2013 12:06AM

    Great to have you back!
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"Free Day"

Monday, April 23, 2012

So I did really well this week as far as eating and exercise go. I had been reading that you should have one day a week where you have a "free day" because it keeps your body from gong in to starvation mode when you start eating less calories. That means (to me) that I can eat what I want within reason on one day. What I want is not necessarily good for me. emoticon Anyway, I ended up eating some foods that I had been looking forward to all week (french fries and a cheeseburger), but guess what? I didn't feel better after I ate them, I felt worse. My stomach hurt, I was tired and even moody. Lesson learned. A free day might work for some people, but for me, a free day needs to still be about what is good for my body. I still need to learn the balance of what I THINK I want and what I actually need.

  
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WILDFLOWERR_ 4/30/2012 12:39PM

    This is a emoticonthing! You are learning that, that nasty stuff the eludes us, really isn't so good after all! emoticon
Keep up the great work! Only good things can come from it!
Blessings,
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PENNEYV 4/27/2012 7:32AM

    I have found that even "free days" have to be about moderation for optimum energy and momentum. I often save my free days for those special occasions like holidays or special get togethers and then limit it to a "free meal". Sounds like you are doing well! emoticon

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Supersize Me

Monday, June 13, 2011

I have always wanted to watch Supersize Me, but haven't until challenged by my Wildflower team. It was one of those things that as I watched, I kept thinking, you know fast food is bad, so why are you so surprised? I guess that I had downplayed the amount of damage that it could do because I like the fast part of it and frankly, it tastes good to me now. I have also downplayed countless other bad choices in my life and it has landed me in the spot that I am now - overweight and unhappy. Time to make a change.

Another thing that really struck me, was how bad it is for my children. I immediately felt guilty (one of the things that I need to work on) and started craving unhealthy food - CRAZY right? I said a quick prayer, let it go though, and set a goal to not eat fast food very often anymore (1 or 2 times per month).

So here I am, with my goal, and some new knowledge gained.

  
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WILDFLOWERR_ 6/14/2011 3:41PM

    Someone should suggest Subway make a drive~thru! emoticon

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WINDSONG~ 6/14/2011 2:55AM

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PENNEYV 6/13/2011 10:19PM

    emoticon emoticon i am finding it more difficult than I thought to not do McD as too often the lifestyle made it so much easier to grab and go than to shop, cook, & clean up. I definately need to work on some things that I can have ready ahead of time for those "on the go" days. I really understand how difficult it is with children and all the things that every one can get involved in. We can do it! emoticon

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