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2nd week

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday's usually hate Mondays but today was good. I made effort to walk more at work and track everything today. I tracked how much I walked from my office to the other end of the and back a couple times and then how much times I walked to the bathroom and back to my office. I tracked walking from my office to the break room then to my car at the far end of the parking lot and then back. I wrote down what ever I ate and no hiding or leaving out anything. I wrote down my inner thoughts good and bad. I even wrote down money spent. Then reading instead of watching tv. After dinner I went for a walk around the neighborhood 10 min to start.
Tuesday is my treadmill work out and I will try to jog for 1 full minute and then try it for at least 5 min out of my 30 minute walk. Small steps working to make it consistent and in to a habit.

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SUNNYRAYE 10/29/2013 3:25AM

    Awesome progress! I love your go-getter attitude.

Keep up the good work! emoticon

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XOXJUICYLIPS 10/29/2013 3:09AM

  You are starting some great habits!! You are inspiring me to do some of those things...especially writing again about how I feel throughout the day. Great blog.

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Getting encouragement from my kids.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

So my oldest son has been asking me about me exercising lately. He asked me mom have you been walking? I told him I had stopped but I need to start again, so he has been saying mom just 30 minutes a day is good. You can do 3 days a week to start and then work up to 5 days. So I tell him ok I will do 2 weeks of 3 days of 30 min on my treadmill. He say ok good, then you can work up to 5 days. So I walked on Tuesday, when he got home I told him ok son I started and I did my 30 min. He ask me how fast did I walk and how far, I tell him 3mph and least 4mph about 3 min. I did about 1 1/2 miles. He says ok try to work up to jogging for 5 min then work up to 10 min. I tell I will try, jogging is hard cause of my weight I can for now only do a little while, I can't do it for too long. Then we talk about other ways for me to add more movement during my day. I tell him ok the last 2 days I have been parking at the bottom of the parking lot and walking into the store. He tells me that's good.
So my other son ask me same question as his brother, I tell I have been talking with your brother about the same thing, so now we start talking about exercising and eating healthier. He tells me he will work on eating better to so what he finds out he'll let me know and we can try it. He ask me about my exercise plan I tell him and he too says I can work my way up.
So my boys are helping me stay accountable by asking me when my schedule for exercise is and if I did it and how long and how far. I am happy with this. Just listening to a song from Beyoncé I'm a survivor just reminds me that I have survived through a lot and made out to the other side. I was a single parent of twin boys and a girl, I had a drug problem, I had bad influences in my life, I was on welfare, I use to move around a lot, I use to have problem boyfriends and now I have overcome all of that. I have a good job, I have a good man in my life for over 10 years, I'm not on welfare, I have been clean from drugs for over 10 years, I have better influences in my life, I have lived in one town for over 10 years and only 2 different homes in this one town. There is a lot I have survived from but now it is my weight that I have to change. I can do this compared to all the other things.

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JAMY130 10/29/2013 2:11AM

    Thank you so much for the encouragement and praise, seeing that I had comments put a smile on my face thank you all. I work during the day and they both work at nights, so we meet in between when I get home and they getting ready to head out. We do our talk at time, they ask me my goal for the week and when I will try to up my goal for how many days since I starting again. I have made more effort at work to walk more and I started reading a inspiring book. They cheer me on. I have started to cook brown rice also that we are all trying. Thanks again all for the comments. emoticon

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1FEISTYMAMA 10/24/2013 11:52AM

    How inspiring!! Not only your boys supporting you, but recognizing all you have accomplished! Good for you!! Any chance your boys will exercise WITH you or cook/eat with you? Perhaps ditch the treadmill and walk around the neighborhood while they tell you of their day? I love our family walks. It's bonding time and doesn't FEEL like exercise.

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SUNNYRAYE 10/24/2013 4:24AM

    That is so amazing! I love it when kids see the difference in us and want to follow the good example.

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CATLOVER110 10/24/2013 2:40AM

    Good for you! It sounds like you have overcome a lot, and are raising some great children. Keep up the good work!

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SPARKLETHYME 10/24/2013 2:35AM

    Wow, you are absolutely inspiring and amazing! Congrats on your many successes. And such a good momma, too, clearly your wonderful boys truly care for you.

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I wanted to tell myself good job!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

So good job on starting to put the Spark in to play with my life. I have finished week 2 and chapter 2, now going on to week 3 and chapter 3. I can see were my weakness is and now I can work on ways to combat the triggers of the high calorie foods. I have been doing self pep talks this past two weeks with my exercising and it has worked, so good job on that and keep on keeping on. I will read more motivational stories on sparkpeople and watch some of the motivational movies from the spark book. I have also found something I really like to listen to while I walk, podcasts from Joyce Meyers this really helps. So good job and keep up the good work, I can do this!

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JAMY130 2/1/2011 11:15PM

    thank you encouragement really helps, and I am trying to do my part with posting encouragement to others. emoticon

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WANAKA 1/31/2011 12:10PM

    I want to say to you "Good job"!!! Keep it up and DON'T quit!

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Pictures of me at my start :(

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I took pictures of myself this morning to monitor myself. Gosh very depressing to see how I have let myself get so big. i have looked at myself in the mirror before but not long enough to actually say hey wait a minute, "is this how I want to look", "is this a healthy body?", "what happen to myself?". I guess I just got numb of how my body looked at this size 14 and started to settle, but no more settling for this unhealthy body or this overlapping of body fat. I think taking pictures and printing it out to put up for me to see has put a spark in me to want to see some of this body fat go down. I have looked at other members pictures of before and after and I want some after pictures to show myself accomplishment.

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JAMY130 1/30/2011 5:33PM

    Thanks for the comments and motivation :)

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***DEBRA*** 1/18/2011 1:54PM

    I have a snap shot of me taken by a friend at my highest weight.
It was summmer time and I was helping her move some plants. I was completely covered in sweat and dirt.

It is a horrbible photo. I keep it stashed in the bottom back of a drawer in my dresser....for my eyes only.

I am so glad to have it. I can really see for myself the huge difference from then to now.

Now I get someone to take a full frontal and a side view of me from time to time.

It really helps to see the progress especially when I am getting frustrated.


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BRASKIN 1/18/2011 1:50PM

  Good for you.... nothing like the stark reality of a photo to get ya moving..... you're on your way! emoticon

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PARKERB2 1/18/2011 1:49PM

    Before and after pictures can be very motivating. Especially as you make progress. So go for it.

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Surprised at myself

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

This is my 3rd week that I have done my exercise routine for at least 3 times a week. I have been wanting to do some kind of walking during lunch. This is my 2nd day of walking at lunch for 15min. I am building my confidence in myself inch by inch.