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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising everytime we fall.~Confucius

That is a lesson in itself. We are all bound to fail, there is not 1 person on this great big world of ours that is perfect. It is what we do with the information we gain from a failure that matters. How we react to our failure that matters. What we do next after we have failed that matters. The failure itself does not matter all that much.

That lesson for so very long has been one of the hardest. To accept failure, learn and move on. I think I am there. I know I will fail in something, but I gain so much when I do. I remember reading somewhere, I think it was a quote from Thomas Edison, that each failure is one more step towards success. So why I am not burning it up with loss on the scale, my insides are loving me :) My blood work came out awesome! My cholesterol is great and the signs of inflammation are decreasing.

My exercising is slowly going. I backed off and apparently it is a good thing I did after my last doctor appointment. She was not happy hearing what I had been doing, telling me I am putting way too much pressure on my spine too quick. So I am a...

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PRINCESS2828 8/4/2009 6:50PM

  I liked this blog. It's no good to jump into anything to fast.

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Bootcamp Day 1

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Day 1 is here and I am ready!!
I am off to do the new workout!
WOO HOO, new me here I come! emoticon

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HEATHERW21 1/4/2009 7:14PM

    Way to go! I am also doing the bootcamp! Good luck to you! We are doing challenges on WW At Home again! We are all committed to this year being the year we lose our weight!

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

OK so to answer the question "How's it workin' for you?"
Not so good. I found myself feeling very hungry and then realized I had set myself back up for the all or nothing and perfection mentality. I began obsessing over what I ate, planning to a tee and if something interfered, as life will, it derailed me something awful. I managed to stay where I was weight wise and that would be awesome if I were at goal, but am far from it. So I am stepping back, looking over what has worked and trying to find that balance.

I have made a truce with food, it is not really the enemy at all, I am and I need to readjust my thinking. I know why core worked for me in the past, it helped remove that all or nothing and needing to be perfect mentality because I could easily adjust when life would throw me a curveball and still remain on program.

So until Wednesday, October 1 I am eating what I want in moderation. Giving me a break from all this craziness in my head of being a failure and not being perfect, because it is ok to not be perfect, I am NOT perfect, I have weaknesses and faults. I am working on them, but they will only get better not perfect.

On October 1 I will go back to the core program with strict guidelines about the processed and chemical "stuff" allowed on core as well as a points list for the healthy things I have found I really enjoy and satisfy me like almonds, peanut butter that is mixed with yogurt cheese, ground flax seed sprinkled on things so that I can get a sense of what I need to aim for to earn AP's so I can be sure to continue to enjoy those things on a daily or almost daily basis.

Maybe once I get to goal or at least in the range of it I will have finally freed myself of that all or nothing thinking, but for now I know it can so easily come back, so go with what I have found works for me.
The November 1, I will assess again and ask myself...

"How's it workin' for you?"

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JLITT62 9/21/2008 10:49AM

    Although I eat very little processed foods, I've never even tried Core. Maybe because it came along while I was not actively attending meetings. But Flex works for me. But that's me, and I know what works for me won't necessarily work for someone else.

But you're right, food truly isn't the enemy -- it just seems that way sometimes. I think I've mostly made peace with it, but we'll see how that is when life is really crazy -- like when I move (if I move). It's taken me decades to get to this point tho!

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