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Brain Blast (thank you Jimmy Neutron!)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Ok I think I have one new tool my by rusty little tool box. This is probably going to sound soooo stupid. But I love the way my teeth feel when they are really nice and clean. I KNOW that I won't eat anything after I brush. So... I carry a tooth brush and tooth paste with me everywhere I go. So I'm thinking something that might help me not snack all the time like I have been lately would be to brush after I eat anything. If I do that then I know I won't eat or drink anything other than water for a long time because I just love that feeling. Sounds stupid but I think it might be a good tool to help me get back on track.

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HUSKY_HANK 9/17/2007 9:48AM

    I have a friend who does that and it helped her stop drinking sodas and snacking between meals. That is a GREAT idea.

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SULTRYDAY 9/17/2007 9:04AM

    Hi Irish!! I love your toothbrush weight loss tool. What a great idea. Keep brushing and keep losing. LOL Sultry

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ok so somebody please tell me why it's so hard to start again? I mean, when I first started SP I just jumped on board and away I went adnd I was totally pumped up and all that jazz. Now, I'm motivated to do this and I really want to. But I'm learning that motivation and will power are two very different things. And it seems I'm really lacking in the will power department. I need to come up with ways to not put anything in my mouth! LOL I know it's stress and emotional eating. I accept now that I do have Emotional Eating Disorder ( I think it was they called it?). So I accept and recognize that. And I am HIGHLY stressed right now. So I need to come up with coping skills and ways to handle this. I want to get healthy SO badly it hurts. Now I just have to get myself under control.


I'm Getting Back On Track!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Ok so here's the deal. My truck's brakes STILL aren't fixed. But that's ok. I'm selling it anyway. I don't want to but I need to money. So the new plan is that my sweet girlfriend is willing to basically re-arrange her schedule so that she picks me up in the morning from work, we drop off the all too teenage rugrat at school, then I take her to work so that I can have the car and can go to the gym!! I am so thankful that my job has gym benefits! If it weren't for that I wouldn't be able to go at all. I also started using my tracker again as of today!! I'd forgotten how helpful that thing is! I just got lazy there for a while. I let the stress and rut of life get to me and stop me in my tracks on this journey. The great thing about a journey though is that you can pull off the road with a flat tire, do what you need to do, then get back on the road. So I'm back on the road! The old saying " A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"....well I'm steppin'!!! 8-) I'm determined to do this. I know it's going to work out for the best!


Well well well

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ok so this week hasn't started off exactly how I planned it. Some unavoidable road blocks came up. Brakes went out on my truck, PMS hit with a vengence...just a lot of stuff I won't bore you with! But it's ok. Stuff happens. Tonight I was diligent and kept track of my calories. And I'll continue. Next week I will hopefully have my turck fixed this weekend and can start the gym on Monday. Wish me luck with that. I'm looking forward to working out again!

Ya'll have a WONDERFUL DAY!!!!

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NYYANKEEFAN21 8/29/2007 9:26AM

    Hey!! Good job on keeping positive and getting back on track! that can be the hardest part!
Sending you positive- truck- fixing vibes. LOL!

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Starting Over.......again

Monday, August 27, 2007

It's now a bit before 2am on August 27th. My daughter starts school tomorrow. I've gotten leveled out on my work/sleep/family schedule. I'm taking care of my depression. My mom is chilling out! LIFE IS GOOD!!!

So now it's time to get back in charge of getting healthy. I've chosen today to begin my journey again. I've loved my summer with my daughter. We've gotten closer than ever and had such a good time with each other. Crystal and I have gotten things smoothed out and my relationship is better than ever! Now is a perfect time to get back on track. I've gotten my schedule like this: get off work at 7:15am, go home and go to sleep instead of sitting on the couch and eating, get up around at 3:30pm, go to the gym (varying my work out according to SP suggestions!), get done at the gym, go pick up Jordon from school, go home and hit the showers, cook dinner with Crystal and spend the evening until work hanging with the family. That's my weekday schedule. My weekends is that I'll get up at 9am instead of 1 or 2pm, go to the gym at 10am then spend day with family! I'm really looking forward to the future and the upcoming challenges (cause there's gonna be plenty) and rewards of getting healthy!!!

Thank you to all those who have been so supportive and encouraging for me! You really help me stay fired up about my journey!!!


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