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Monday day 1 - 100 days of weight loss

Monday, August 18, 2014

I read the book 100 days of weight loss by Linda Spangle a few years ago, read it but didn't do the exercises or work. Well I joined the team while back here on spark and again did nothing. Linda Spangle the author is doing her 100 days so a lot of us are starting with her.

So I got myself a nice purple notebook, chose which food plan I wanted to do, ( dr recommended Health First by Steve Hirsch) so will do that. It is common sense but less food than I am used to. LOL HA of course it is silly!!!

Day 1 entails believing you will change your behaviours. So I used to do............. now I do.......... Here is my list.

I used to fear failure but now I am different. I will persevere and try harder and believe I am worth it.
I used to worry about being flabbier if I lost weight, but now I am different. I will work out with weights to my best ability and keep my exercise going and work at being toned.
I used to think that this is too hard, why bother, but now I am different. I know that it is hard, what in my life hasn't been at some time. So now I will embrace that I am strong and able and will do this for my health and well being. I NEED to do this.
I used to want junk and sweets constantly but now I am different. I will reach for fruit but only up to 4 servs a day, and drink my water. I will choose good healthy foods knowing that not only will it help me lose weight, but will make my body stronger inside and out and help protect from illness.
I used to eat my emotions, happy, sad, mad, glad no matter I would eat, But now I am different. I have many things I can do, journal, art journal, sew, quilt, x sttich when hands let me, scrapbook, walk, read. call a friend, talk to a friend on here... and thankfully talk to hubby. I have many options I don't need to turn to food. Besides food doesn't help at all.

My reasons are on the team page and my fingers hurt so not re doing them! LOL

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WALKINGGIRL6 8/18/2014 10:44PM

    Like your list. I'm on day one too

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WALKINGGIRL6 8/18/2014 10:38PM

    Like your list. I'm on day one too

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SUSIEPH1 8/18/2014 9:01PM

    I loved your blog !. You are amazing .. I love that you have found your inner strength .. You should be so proud of you ..darling ..
We can do this .. We can do this together ... Hugs and Love Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 8/18/2014 2:19PM

    "now I am different" - love this. Great way to prepare yourself for success!

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DEEGIRL50 8/18/2014 1:18PM

    "Of course, it is silly." I love that line. We want to lose weight not our sense of humors!
I'm starting Day 1 with you!! emoticon
Great statements! I love the new you!!

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Sunday Evening

Sunday, August 17, 2014

emoticon Well started out with Allie and I walking, brought her home, and I headed out again. Have a spot to get to and then turned and came back. A few more walks with her, short ones around the block. Read, napped, and then we went out for a bit. Home and walked her, then went out again alone. Same area, same length. Now am done for the night. I iced my knee and feel okay for me. I say okay but all that know it is the regular pain, just not extra. Oh well I will be fine. I will survive and I WILL LOSE this wt.

So tomorrow Linda Spangle starts her day 1 of her book, and I am starting then too. There are a few more new ones on the team also. I have had her book for few years, read it but never did the work. That changes tomorrow. Be good to have a team and the author doing it, sure will be harder to just give up! lol

Okay going to go and get ready for tomorrow. HOping the driveway guy shows up, supposed to be last Friday and a few days before that, but giving him benefit for Friday as was pouring rain..... man..... well at least the roof is done, and hubby is sure he can fix the emerg. brake of car. So onward to a good nights sleep and tomorrow.

HUGS all!!

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    Good luck with the Spangle plan. I'm not familiar with it but I hope it works well for you!

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NEW-CAZ 8/18/2014 3:38AM

    good job Cinders, and good luck with the challenge! emoticon

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WALKINGGIRL6 8/18/2014 12:23AM

    I have also joined Linda Spangle's 100 day Weight Loss. I had to order the book and my library doesn't have it either. Hopefully I can catch up when my book arrives. Good luck with the challenge.

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TEMPEST272002 8/17/2014 9:53PM

    Great job on the walking. I know what you mean about pain. That's the thing with chronic pain - it's "normal" and you only remark on pain above and beyond. I think the team challenge with the author leading it will be great. Give you an extra support. :O)

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Friday evening

Friday, August 15, 2014

Just watched an episode of Extreme wt. loss with Chris Powell. It was the girl Sara who was only 4'5 and 245 lbs. Not once on that show did she say I can't, I won't etc. she did say at the beginning she didn't deserve it but once she got past all the previous bullying and the most abusive sister ever ( verbally) she never gave Chris any flack about not doing or not able. She ran a full marathon!!! her short little legs did it.

Every time I watch this show I get motivated, more than biggest loser cos he seems more real and more intuned to the people. and once again I think yes I have a bad back, yes I have to take care, but I CAN do this. SO PEOPLE I WILL DO THIS!!!!

Off to get ready for bed. We didn't realize that 60 mins had Robin Williams life on or we would have pvrd it. Oh well. Can't watch everything.

Night all, off to get my strength sleep cos I gotta walk tomorrow. LOL I did my upper body today, and my walking. I have to figure what more I can do. I sure hope the program at the pool even though it is restorative and only one hr one day it is also better than nothing and is $2 so I can afford to go!!! She said to call end of month as she had to find a new instructor, I sure hope some physio therapist steps up to the plate!!! OH man I have to buy a new bathing suit! Sure mine was worn too thin,

NIght all. HUGS emoticon emoticon

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FREGGIE 8/17/2014 4:26AM

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    I've never seen the show but have seen him on T.V. with people on their final reveals. He does amazing work and it sounds like he takes more time with them and it is more supportive and less stressed.

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    Thanks for sharing. I believe you can do it and will do it. I have never watched that show but I may now. I can always use more motivation. Hugs Pat

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DS9KIE 8/16/2014 9:13AM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/16/2014 7:41AM

    I've never seen that show, but it sounds very inspiring.

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NEW-CAZ 8/16/2014 3:02AM

    emoticon I have faith in you, keep positive Cinderelli.
Luv ya emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/15/2014 10:45PM

    Yes my dear friend .. You can do it! .. You just have to want it enough..
I think you are awesome ...
Love and Hugs Susie. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thursday and POURING rain

Friday, August 15, 2014

But hey it isn't a cold rain and I only have to walk Allie, so will put my already wet, still drying clothes on and go in a bit. She doesn't mind. lol She gets extra lovin cos we have to dry her off. What a girl. Seems good today.

Well thankful so thankful that the company finally came through and did our roof for us. Was two guys that were done one job and come at 8:45 at night, nearly dark! But when I went out this morning, you cant see where it was fixed so that is great!! I guess will give them a thumbs up after all. Now the guy with the driveway was to come but it is pouring so give him one more chance. Feels so good to know one thing is done and off that list and we got it for the cheaper price since was just an after another job. Was only 4 shingles off when he got up there.

Been feeling a sense of urgency with this wt loss and healthy biz which hasn't been there before, Not sure why but hope it will stay, not bother me but stay. I have eaten well, did my exercises and was able to go up to 10 lb wts. with all but one, so my elbow is doing better as is my shoulder.

I got a really nice panel of material that I want to make a wall hanging with. Well 3 as it has 2 sides and a middle. Going to cut the middle and make one then do the other two. I don't have any batting right now so will wait till next pay to get batting, only cheap thin but do want something and then put a back on it. So what I like, and said to dd I am getting that one, not the colours for where I wanted it but can change walls. lol

Guess better go, have lunch and get a bit more done. Lazy day weather wise but don't feel lazy. that is good, however a nap later may be nice! lol

HUGS I don't mind a day of rain in summer...

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 8/15/2014 8:02PM

    Brings back memories of when I had my roof's been years you know how many years do they say it lasts? I want to say 15?


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DS9KIE 8/15/2014 5:08PM

    how the heck did the roofers see where to fix the roof...hope they fixed it....I guess you will find out with the rain

i would think when someone is is not coming to an appointment that they would call...silly me

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TEMPEST272002 8/15/2014 2:46PM

    Love those feeling motivated day! So glad the roof was fixed before the rain.

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    We are getting rain this weekend but I'm okay with that as my hubby and I are both tired and in need of rest.

Kind of weird to have your roof fixed at night but whatever gets it done is good for me. They must be very busy.

Sounds like both you and Allie are doing great and that really makes me feel good!

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SUSIEPH1 8/15/2014 1:16PM

    Sounds like a Win Win all around Cindy ..
Great all well and you are staying on track .. Your wall hanging sounds really lovely .. Pics when finished please? ..
Once again it is 3 45 am in the morning and I am Sparking on my I-Pad snuggled up with Bobby in bed .
Much easier than going to the office for the computer .. .
Stay well, keep moving .. be happy .. Love you ..hugs Susie xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEATTLE58 8/15/2014 12:15PM

    I know what you mean about how good it feels to get some construction guys to come out finally and then do a good job too! Wow, we even feel like paying them! ha! Way to go with the exercising! emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 8/15/2014 11:53AM

    Progress in all areas Cinders - great going on the exercises! emoticon

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Question on tablets.... please reply if you use a tablet

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Okay I am going to be getting a tablet so I can use it upstairs and also for when I am recuperating from my surgery when ever that is.
here is my question........... I don't care what type or brand you have... unless you had a lot of problems but

What size screen is best for you. and can also say which is best for reading if you wish LOL
I want to read books, go on my email, fb, and spark... that's about it oh pintrest. Hubby has an older one and is heavy, dad has a 6 and too small. so I was thinking 8 but some say 7. So what size do you use and what for!


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GRACED777 8/15/2014 12:29PM

    I use a 7" Android. It is a blessing. I use it for email, news, sparking, regular blogging, watching movies, reading blogs...beginning to use for Bible studying and some journaling. I also take photos and read books here.

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DS9KIE 8/14/2014 9:38AM

    i say the bigger screen...I can't imagine trying to read on a small screen...and do email with the button pushing you have to do.

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TEMPEST272002 8/13/2014 6:33PM

    Guess I shouldn't even reply as I have a tablet... but I don't use it. Way too much problems and frustration. Lasted 3 months & just as I was finally getting the hang of it, something mysterious happened and it refuses to turn on anymore. Back to paper books. lol

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SUSIEPH1 8/11/2014 11:38AM

    1 have a 9 inch Apple I pad .. I use it all the time .. It takes photos ... emoticon emoticon also I read books on it . I can skype on it and I am chatting to you on it now at 1.45 am in the morning ..
Couldn't sleep! ..
Hugs Susie xxx

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SONFLOWERGAMMY 8/11/2014 10:21AM

    I swear by my NOOK HD. I do everything on it except take photos and do video calls because it doesn't have a camera.
My sons bought me a 7" Nook Color when they first came out and since I loved it so much I now have a 9" which I love even more especially for movies, magazines, e-mail, web surfing and sparking which I do on it everyday. I have a 7" Dell tablet but only seem to use it when the grandkids are around to take pictures or when they wan to video call.
Here is a link to the Nook HD 9".

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MYTURNNOW2013 8/11/2014 6:45AM

    I use my Kindle Fire as my tablet. My only issue, is not the tablet, but me, getting used to typing on the touchscreen.

I use it for books,magazines, MP3 playing, watching Amazon Prime content (free first 30 days), e-mail, the web....I wear the battery out daily LOL!

Whatever tablet you buy, you can download the free Kindle app to it for reading if it's not already installed. I recommend Kindle Buffet and Bookbub (you can google those) as a couple of great free book sites.

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