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Starting day for 5% challenge

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Did all my weight and got everything charted that I needed to for the 5% challenge. So ready for the first day!
We have to go through all the paint, old oil ect today as they are having a drop off on our side of town so we don't have to drive way over to the far side of Hfx. I have some that are nearly empty, some that are gross and hubby has oil from car oil changes. That will be done soon so we can take it over.
Anna may call asking for help with a washer but we haven't heard so maybe not.
Then later we are going to sister in laws and since she works till 4 we don't have to leave till later in day but probably be there for supper Not reallly what I wanted to do on the first day of challenge. OH OH have to fit dad in there this am! I nearly forgot.
So guess bettter go do my physio exercises, my bike and get this day going. Dull and cool today with rain forcast. We have a lawn in back needing a goat! argh hubby and his lawn mowing he hates it and it is only a wee little lawn.
Okay off I go a great day enjoy it and just relax.... okay I will thanks lol

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SEATTLE58 6/23/2012 8:43PM

    It sounds like you going pretty good with everything. Hugs to you while you're so busy buzzing around there! emoticon

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GOPINTOS 6/23/2012 5:36PM

    Best of luck on the challenge!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Wheat Belly Team

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/23/2012 12:47PM

    way to go, yes sadly this the first day of the 5% challenge, not sure what I will do see blog in a little bit I am in a pickle!!!

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NEW-CAZ 6/23/2012 11:41AM

    loving the positivity Cinders emoticon emoticon

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IMAGINE_IT 6/23/2012 10:51AM

    One day at a time... emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/23/2012 9:08AM

    Get a good start on this challenge Cindy. You can do it!

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INteresting info on this show

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yesterday when waiting for the truck. I watched the Marilyn Denis show and was about carb sesnstivity. HOpe this link works if not google Marilyn Denis and watch yesterdays show.

On the rigth side are the other sections. HOpe you learn some stuff even if you don't do carb limiting it is interesting for diabetes ect.


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-LINDA_S 6/21/2012 10:43AM

    Interesting stuff. Could explain my "carb coma" and the itchiness I get mostly on my back. Keeping closer track of what I ate would be helpful. Thanks!

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    interesting take on the lower carb diet.

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SEATTLE58 6/21/2012 9:10AM

    Wow, this show is so awesome! Thanks for sharing and I'll continue to look her up!

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GRANNYQUINN 6/20/2012 4:25PM

    Will check out!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/20/2012 11:56AM


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NEW-CAZ 6/20/2012 10:51AM

    emoticon for sharing

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CORGIGIRL2 6/20/2012 7:43AM

  This sounded interesting and her show looks great. Does anyone know if it is available in the U.S.?

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Engaging Eva

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dil put some pics of Eva up and wanted to share some. What a girl... looks a lot like her mum but can see Thomas too.

not sure what was wrong lol

she so has her mums lower part of her face and can look so like her. ds thinks she looks like her mama and her auntie I don't see Lisa other than both of them were bald! LOL

the one above she looks so much like her mum

Here is a smile
Hope you enjoy my baby as I did. Love finding new pics.
This eve with thomas was fun, he was busy but not bad, and he watched something on tv and came and sat with me,t hen just stood inbetween my legs watching and saying oh wow... lol
still not talking well or lots but better I am seeing some progress.

Okay off to check emails then think I will have a soak. My butt is sore where he massaged and top of my foot. Can't even imagine when he starts work on the scar area, I dont like pulling on them myself and lol they are pretty private! LOL
he said he is a pro at draping so that nothing is showing lol oh well if he can help the pain I willb e greatful as it is bad this week again.
Night all take care

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GRACEMCDOG 6/16/2012 2:39PM

    What a little beauty.

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NSMOOMAA 6/15/2012 1:48PM

    Sweet pictures!! I hope you had a good soak.
Take care and have a good weekend. Hugs

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CHRISTINASP 6/15/2012 6:20AM

    What a lovely baby!

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NEW-CAZ 6/15/2012 3:06AM

    She's adorable!
Hope you enjoyed your soak, nothing like it! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/14/2012 11:15PM

    beautiful pics, have a great soak

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JOYINKY 6/14/2012 10:21PM

    She is a cutie, beautiful smile!

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    Totally loved the pictures. Especially the top one. LOL. Baby's scream and I laugh. Can't help it. They are so mad over....................what? LOL. They generally have it made. I like to see a girl who knows how to get her way. Your family sure dresses her cute.

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LOVE this

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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    Love it!!!

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GOPINTOS 6/13/2012 8:56PM

    Loved that!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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ELIZRN 6/13/2012 8:31PM

  Just pinned it to my site. ;-))

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NSMOOMAA 6/13/2012 6:20PM

    Great!! emoticon

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LILYDOG11 6/13/2012 2:12PM

    Sweet emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/13/2012 1:49PM

    I like it!!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/13/2012 1:44PM


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SWAZY33 6/13/2012 11:51AM

    emoticon emoticon's

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NEW-CAZ 6/13/2012 9:42AM

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CHRISTINASP 6/13/2012 8:41AM

    Wonderful reminders! I feel more grounded just reading them!

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MERETONI 6/13/2012 8:06AM

    Very awesome. I like it!

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MARYJOANNA 6/13/2012 7:55AM

  Excellent advice for a person or a tree!

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Monday June 4th!

Monday, June 04, 2012

I have been thinking, I read a spark persons blogs and she is always commenting on power of positive and thinking things will happen and they will. Well she isn't doing so great, and neither am I. Now I am certainly not knocking positivity by no means, but am thinking you know even with al this talk these days about things like the secret, and mind over matter like my background says, you still have to do the work, walk the talk not just talk the walk so to speak.
I have had a good year for the most part, have lost 20 lbs, the most I have lots in ages I have also gained 6 of that back. Somehow I started with the junk again ( my vice is cookies, and soft chewy candy- yea choc but not as much) One pkg comes in cos company is coming, or hubby wanted them ect. I eat them like they are never going to be here again. duh...

So I speak of clean, healthy eating, primal to a point but am I walking the talk? No not really so even though we are diff this sparkperson and I, we are doing the same thing. Which led me to think of dr phil who is known for abnd hows that working??

Well it isn't. So today I am getting the house in order. I know that I can't have cookies in here, right now I haven't the willpower, or motivation to ignore them. I don't think I will never have them again, but for the most part, they will be way low on the foods I want to feed my body.

I have read countless blogs and pages on how a vast majority of sparkers who have done well and made this a "lifestyle change" not just in words, find that they don't want to eat that "junk".

I keep saying I don't want processed, and such yet I continue to feed my body this type of junk. I felt better when eating more healthy choices.

I also think if I am tired of hearing the same ole, stuff day in day out, on how I can or can't do it, what are my friends thinking. here she goes again............. that is what I think when I read someone that keeps on doing wht I do. I give them full credit for starting and starting but when is it just a start, when you start at 8 am , screw up by 10 re start the next day or even a few hrs after. I want it to be a choice that I want not one that is "inflicted" on me.

So I asked this spark person today, how about we both change what we are continually doing and find a diff way. Cos her way of positiveness and cheat days aren't working for her. and my way of having cookies in the house don't work for me! LOL so hubby will lose again too. lol

Tomorrow my dd will be 32. I am taking today to get things in order and then tomorrow will be start over again. HATE that with passion, yes it is failure to me but I know I know starting over is better than not. BUT.
I am envisioning this as making my body healthy and fit I am thinking what would I feed a baby - nt junk my kids got so much good foods ( stuff I wouldn't eat myself but fed them cos it was good for them ). My body is now my baby, it is up to me to make it a healthy, happy place for me to live in. I will be happier in mind and spirit if I know I am doing the best to make my body a better place to live.

Guess again it all comes down to BEMORESTUBBORN and

"What will you do today, to make your tomorrow a better, healthier day for you!

So reading that sparkperson's blog and getting frustrated at seeing her not do well yet again, has really put the shoe on MY foot. I will treat this body well, take care of it and love it.

Now to go brush my teeth, dentist today! LOL
HUGS and hope we all can take care of our inners and outer beings.

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MELTNSUE 6/4/2012 7:52PM

    Wow, I could have written this blog myself. I went through 3 months where I plummeted "off the wagon" after I spent a year singing the praises of Paleo/Primal eating.

I knew it was my own failure and I was so ashamed that I just withdrew from my blog and abandoned all the people I supported and who supported me because I felt like a fraud. That was the wrong thing to do.

I came back, fessed up and am back to practicing what I preach. I realized it was important for me to let people know that it is okay to struggle as long as you don't give up. I'd forgotten that myself. Good luck to you in finding your way. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 6/4/2012 4:56PM

Never did I intend to malign your single parent status at all. I only see what you do that is similar to me, we both tend to go on about the same thing over and over and I for one need to find a diff. way.
Hope you too find your way and that it works for you!

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TWNOMWE 6/4/2012 4:55PM

    We are all different and every program or routine will not fit us all. Everyone will have to find what works and follow it. When we slip up we re-examine the plan and fix it to make work.
So make the necessary changes and make them work for you.
Good luck. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/4/2012 3:28PM

I could not agree with Joy more! And have very little to add; I track all meals and have my regulars as created groups saving time.
I have a workout routine that I mix up about once a month but the main stay is walking and cycling both of which I relish
You have to find something that's right for you and stick with it. if you have cravings either don't buy them in the first place or have them in your daily allowances- problem solved.

Change one habit at a time and it becomes second nature, then move on to the next.

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    Well reading this did ruffle my feathers a bit more (ouch lol)... because while I have slips - I do think overall I am doing well - I just have a few remnants of the 'habits' that have to be cleaned up.

Positivity is what keeps me going and brings me back so that I bounce back much faster than ever before. Before, I would simply hide and slide into a depressive mode and not blog about it ... but not I face it head on and move forward.

I workout almost every single day and eat relatively well... I am managing as a single parent, with financial strains at times, and work a full time job and also do a lot of volunteer work.

So yes - I have my own 'weakness' in the whole plan but I don't believe it to be as bad as you portray it and if anything, it keeps me searching for that formula that will work for me. I've reserved many books at the library about changing habits, because that's what it is that I need to do to make this lifestyle a lifetime change ... of HABIT.

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JOYINKY 6/4/2012 10:17AM

    Cindy, Even after all this time; if I have my "trigger foods" in the house; I will eat them. You are not alone in that. Living alone, it's easier for me not to have them in the house.

I don't forbid anything, I still enjoy a piece of cake and some ice cream at a birthday. Pizza with the grand kids, 2 slices not 4. That never was the problem---it's the servings that follow that are if it's here. So, goodies go home with the guests. But, it is not hard for me anymore. I refuse to be hungry and I refuse to eat things I don't like. Thankfully there are a lot of healthy foods I do like.

I do count calories and fitness minutes. Not a chore; I've done it so long. The questionable things are usually in a container and the calorie count is on it. I eat fruits, vegetables-raw or steamed and fairly plain, nuts, eggs, dairy, fish, a few whole grains (popcorn, oatmeal, brown rice). Very few packaged foods. Within that range there are plenty of foods I really like! Good hard cheeses, I can't have here because I would eat them. Most processed foods are designed to make you want more.

That part in place, my focus today is more on activity; again, finding things I enjoy for my fitness minutes; not things "I have to make myself do". That changes with the seasons. Walking Sugar is all seasons, now the yard and garden are my focus too and I'm enjoying hooping outside. Still going to yoga because, like you, I like the way it makes me feel. When it's too hot for the yard, I will go back to the gym.

My point is you have to make a plan that YOU like, eating healthy foods YOU like and activities that YOU enjoy. Going with the flow isn't what it's cracked up to be when it comes to restoring YOUR health. Be well. Hugs.

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