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Invite to join in a challenge 3-4 lbs wt loss by Jan 1, 2012

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Well just a little over a month until the new year. I am not sure what everyone else does with regards to the holidays but I am of the Christian faith and celebrate Christmas with a tree, decos and SNOWMEN , my collection! LOVE them almost as much as my favorite live snowmam! I am currently wrting my last paper of the semester and then I will have the whole month of Decemer off . I am doing a master's in nursing education but also work as a Cardiac care nurse. So I am a busy, that is why I haven't been on here in a while.

I would love to do a challenge for December because I love the goodies too much this time of year. I would be content not to gain wt over Christmas but instead I would like to lose between 3-4 lbs, anyone like to JOIN Me in this challenge! I need the support of my SP . Thanks

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M0MTH3W1TCH 11/25/2011 10:01AM

  Count me in too! December is stressful. Nothing is off limits - just in moderation. Which is what we all need to improve on. We are in this together. That's the great thing about Spark People!!!!

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GOGETTERGIRL 11/24/2011 4:52PM

  Awesome !

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HEALTHY14REAL 11/24/2011 8:52AM

    I will join you in your challenge. I have been a member of SP for a long time but have gained weight over that time. I need to get a handle on myself and get rid of some weight.

I too am a Christian and LOVE snowmen! emoticon I work in a bank as a teller. I'm married with 2 teenage daughters.

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REDROSEMARIE 11/24/2011 8:50AM

    Thank you for this challenge! I will gladly join you. This will help me get through tempting times over the next month. I bake for shut-ins and for my family and friends for Christmas gifts. I usually gain 3 or 4 pounds during December. I need support to! Fantastic idea!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

What a beautiful time of year, the summer's over but the chill of winter is no where in site. The leaves are turning such brilliant colors. The days are not as long but they aren't all that short either! However, fall is the season when our natural tendanccy is to gain a few extra pounds in anticpation of the winter ahead. Of course , this is certainly not what I need! So I want to impliment something into my life that will help me not to gain those few extra pounds this time of year. Therefore, I will not eat after 8 o'clock in the evening for the month of October (with the exception of the few nights I will be working 12 hour shifts). Eatting in the evenings is one of my weak points and I hope to improve on this.
I invite you to please join me in the challenge to impliment one thing in your life this October to minimize wt gain or facilitate your efforts to continue to be a healthier you. Please share this in this blog. In Novemeber we will check back to see how everyone has faired. Thanks....gogettergirl!

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GOGETTERGIRL 10/14/2011 10:19AM

  Yea, it is Oct 14th and I have kept my commitment thus far to eatting nothing after 8 pm in the evening except for the 2 nights I worked. Hurrah. I sleep better that way too b/c if I eat before I go to bed, it gives me energy and keeps me awake .

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GOGETTERGIRL 10/4/2011 1:02PM

  Yea, thanks for joining me on this october challenge. So far so good for me , I have managed not to eat anything past 8 o'clock thus far in October. Determined to stick to it emoticon

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FAITH2BWELL 9/27/2011 1:03AM

    Well you already know my story, My days and nights not being the norm. However I will find something to implement. I guess I need to come up with it before the week is up. I'm in the Oct challenge. Let's do it.

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MAMAT08 9/24/2011 12:48PM

    I am with you on this one. I am already implementing that rule into my lifestyle changes. Enjoy Fall! emoticon

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MARISERV 9/24/2011 6:24AM

    Ok I am with you on this. I have a weakness for junk eating at night. I'm joining you in your challenge. No eating for me during the month of October after 8 pm. emoticon


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I need some motivation

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

For the past couple of days, I have not been feeling very motivated. The weather is beautiful and I cannot blame the way I am feeling on that. I have started back to school and always find the first of the semester a little intimidating, until I start into the term work and know how I will tackle my assignments. I am so concerned that all the school work will come first and myself and exercise will come second. I cannot let this happen. I am looking for some suggestions on how to keep motivated at a very busy time in the year and in my life. Any suggestions, stories will be greatly appreciated. :Lost that lovin' this new style feeling and need to get it back.

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GOGETTERGIRL 11/24/2011 7:37AM

  Well, I started with not eatting after 8 in the evening in October and have continued into Novemember, yeah I slipped up a few time but now eatting after 8 is the EXCEPTION for me where it was the rule back a couple of months ago. Just another way sparkpeople has supported me! LOVE MY SP firends

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GOGETTERGIRL 9/24/2011 5:00AM

  Thanks to all for the great comments, I really appreciate these. Here's to us emoticon

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IRENESH 9/14/2011 12:29PM

    Your schoolwork is important! Try to get up a half an hour to an hour earlier, do some jogging etc. It's important FOR you! Beside the added oxygen will make you study better afterwards. You will get used to it getting up earlier.
I also like the idea of exercising in your breaks. You are strong! You will make it!

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BENSHONEY 9/13/2011 9:10AM

    I am feel ya, I know where you are, I can testify! I'm a full time student online, work full time, and still take care of family stuff. It is not the easiest thing in the world and just yesterday I felt the way same. You're going to have days like that and it's ok as long as you still push forward. I agree, take ten minute breaks to do some exercises. I walk for about 30 minutes before I get started any homework just to get my brain going! How ever you do, work in the exercises. You'll be thankful you did. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 9/13/2011 7:34AM

    When I was going to school, I always remembered what the "experts" said: You need to take a break once an hour when sitting doing schoolwork/work. I would take ten minutes to do a few exercises, walk around, whatever. I got my exercise in and the break did refresh me and help me concentrate more. Good luck.

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MARATHONLADYR 9/13/2011 7:15AM

    Oh dear, you have fallen into a trap! You are worrying too much about tomorrow. Mark Twain said "I have had a lot of worries in my life, and most of them never happened." Focus on the NOW. Enjoy the moment. Each minute you spend worrying about what will happen in the future is a minute lost right now! Look out of the window and focus on how beautiful it is. Think about how much you will enjoy walking around out there. Then go do it! Action kills motivation! Lace up your shoes and go! Go even if you don't FEEL like it! Just go!


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Sum sum summer time!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lovin' this summer time stuff. Go a whole 2 weeks of vacation for the first time in years and loved every minute of it. Trying to do a little writing several days a week. I am working on a book and find writing very therapeutic. Oh it's not likely a book I will have published, just one that I plan on passing down to my daughter and her children when she has them. I have been doing a lot of soul searching these days about what direction my life is going in and what direction I would like it to take. Been off school for a couple of semesters but am starting back in Sept to complete my master's in nursing education. Not sure what direction that will take me. However, whatever happens in my life, I realized 3 months ago that I really, really needed to take some control over my wt and make healthy lifestyle changes to lose wt the slow but sure way. Not depriving myself just making sensible choices. Like the other night, i thought I'd get a chocolate bar. Then I decided, " no I don't really need that at this point" . So I made the choice to defer my want for an unhealthy snack. But if I had really craved it , I would have given in b/c I would have wanted it twice as much asfter that. Keeping fresh chopped veggies in the fridge for those urges for crunchy munchies. Drinking those 8 glassess of water a day. Have a room in basement for my workout. Colecting workout tapes at second hand store to keep the working out varied and fresh. Plus, summertime activities such as gardening, swimming etc. Feeling more positive than I have in months. So whereever life leads, I am facing it with a healthier body and mind. Thanks SP for three mts of encouragement. Don't know for sure how I will do on today's weigh in but whatever comes, I am ready to face another day, week , month. etc. Going to restrategies and set some new goals and hope to do this bofore the day is over. Will keep my SP friends posted. "Til than have a great monday everyone! emoticon

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FAITH2BWELL 8/7/2011 3:39PM

    I agree, And you know it's funny how life is. We can do anything we set our minds to. But the key is sticking to it once we know what it is we want to do. so do those things that you want to do. Keeping your eyes on the prize.

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BONNIE627 7/26/2011 9:40AM

    sounds like you are heading in the right direction.. great job.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonjust keep up the good work

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2 months in...

Monday, June 27, 2011

I joined SP 2 months ago. I have lost a total of 5 lbs. I did not lose anything this week but I stayed the same. NO great leaps and bounds, nothing to write home about right, or hold a celebration party. But that is ok. I am feeling more positive and getting more exericse and energy than I have in the past few years. I am oK with the small wt loses because I have done so many crash diets over my life that just backfired. I am making changes that I can incorporate into my life, not ones that I wll be tempted to throw away when temptation gets the best of me. I am excited because if I had not joined SP I may be even more unfit and wt more than I did when I started because I was heading down a bad road. Ah wha the heck , I am going to celebrate. YA HOO!

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GOGETTERGIRL 7/25/2011 4:24AM

  Thanks all for the wonderful encouragment! Haven't felt this positive about making healty lifestyle

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IRENESH 7/17/2011 8:33AM

    5 pounds already lost - that's wonderful! Let's celebrate! Let's have a coffee together. :-) emoticon

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FAITH2BWELL 7/9/2011 12:20PM

    Just reading your blog. 5 is good and your attutide is good, Just take the days one at a time, You can do it I believe in you. emoticon

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CATLADY52 6/29/2011 9:32AM

    Go for it! emoticon

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