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Lost 2 pounds :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

I lost 2 pounds this week! I'm so excited! Sparkpeople is the best thing for me at this time in my life. This program makes me feel so good about myself. When I feel good on the inside, it is sooo much easier to lose weight. I went to my daughter's 8th grade graduation today. I'm so proud of her. It's a milestone in our lives, both kids in high school and growing up and becoming amazing people. I started to get a little anxiety on my way over to the school this morning and I remembered what I read about perspective. It's all in how you look at it. I can choose to look at my kids growing up with worry and anxiety, or I can choose to look at it as a new challenge, a new adventure that we can go on together as a family. I'm sure it will be full of lots of opportunities for learning for all of us, and my newfound confidence will help us all get through this time in a more positive way. Thanks for the spark! emoticon

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TAMTAMM 6/10/2011 9:48PM

    Great attitude!!!

Way to go on the 2lb loss!!!

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Sparkpeople helped get my house clean!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I had no idea that building small successes consistently could make such a difference in my life. I LOVE the spark streaks and checking my goals off each day. I know that these small successes are going to lead to bigger ones, not just in health and fitness, but other areas too. Like cleaning my house a little each day! Who would've thought that exercising and eating right can also get you a cleaner house!! emoticon

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CSDAYS 6/8/2011 9:36PM

    Good for you. Come over and help my house!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Balloon Belly

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Why did I do it? emoticon I hadn't had a soda in a while and for some reason today, I was able to convince myself that a caffeinated soda would be just the thing to help me stay up late tonight. emoticon About 2 hours later, my stomach was puffed up like a balloon! I had been feeling pretty good about my belly until then. I guess I should look at this from a positive view- now I know that soda is not good for my tummy!! Drink water!! emoticon

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JANIS1122 6/9/2011 12:27PM

    well lesson learned ... and look you wont do that again!!

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Over ate?

Monday, June 06, 2011

I guess I overate today, but wow! I was soooo hungry all day long! I only ate when I was hungry, which was like every 2 hours. I'm 200 calories above my calorie range for the day, which isn't too bad I guess. It was also field day at school and I was outside being more active than usual, so maybe that explains the extra hunger. Okay, so I'm not going to worry about this. I was listening to my body, which is new for me, and so I think it's okay that I ate a little more today. I was really careful to only eat healthy things. Baby steps!!

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JANIS1122 6/6/2011 9:38PM

    It's fine.. Your right you listened to your body.. that is what we are learning to do.. your body needed a bit more today.. all is good!

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COCOA-BLAZE 6/6/2011 8:36PM

    You did fine and you should eat every couple of hours!

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The Seed

Sunday, June 05, 2011

My students and I were discussing whether a seed is alive or not. It doesn't grow or eat or change until given the right things-water, sun, soil. We even googled it and still could not come up with a definitive answer! It occurred to me this morning that we all have a seed inside us. When given the right circumstances we grow and change too! We have inside of us the power to be the best we can be. To change and grow into that person that we've always wanted to be. We just need to take care of ourselves and feed it properly to see a thing of beauty emerge from someone that wasn't even sure if they were truly alive or not. You have the seed inside of you!!!

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  Hmm... that's an interesting deep thought for the day

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TIAD21 6/5/2011 6:10PM

    Yep! Seeds aren't living per se, but they are potential life and they will come to life under the right circumstances, just like the potential for change within us all. Great analogy!

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