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Motivation - Finding it, and Keeping it!

Friday, March 08, 2013

I just spent all last evening getting "Motivation" I looked up quotes, I pinned things I loved, wrote out goals and work outs to try AND I went back and found pictures of me at a healthy, happy weight! I now have ALL of things in places that I can see ALL day long! I also wrote out weekly goals that I have right at my desk....today I walked into the staff room....saw the chocolates and kept right on walking, yesterday that would NOT have happened...instead of 1 workout I have 2 different ones planned for today, yesterday I did nothing! There is something to be said about finding your own motivation and taking whatever steps you need to to keep it! That's my thought for the day :)

  
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JEETSA 3/13/2013 7:16PM

    Thanks all :)

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AMANDILANE 3/13/2013 2:43PM

    Good for you! I needed to hear that today.

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JENNGETTINGBUFF 3/11/2013 10:01PM

    Great job setting yourself up for success! Awesome! emoticon

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AME4IT 3/9/2013 3:02PM

    great job getting motivators where you can see them all day long!

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BALLOUZOO 3/8/2013 10:34PM

    Great work!

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CHUNKIMAMA 3/8/2013 4:22PM

    That is awesome! I never thought to look for motivation. I just always hope it will find me. lol I'm glad you found things to help keep you going! you are doing wonderful!

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TATTER3 3/8/2013 1:55PM

    Yea you!!!

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SP Coach

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I decided I needed a change....something to get me back on track. I signed up for the free trial of SP Coach and so far it is JUST what the doctor ordered...I am going to continue with the trial but my motivation is back and the realization that no matter what I CAN do this has hit again....thanks again to all of you who gave me the support and help when I asked! I am ready to return the favor....anyone struggling, this is the place to be! SP is FULL of amazing, friendly, motivating people....together we can do this!!! :)

  
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LOSE2CRUIZE 3/6/2013 9:25PM

    Yes we can!!

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TATTER3 3/6/2013 9:14PM

    Yea you!!!

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DETERMINED569 3/6/2013 6:39PM

    I'm soo happy for you my friend! No Matter What please don't leave me behind! I don't want to lose your support!
I also posted a Blog would you read it and leave me some feedback!
Thanks my friend,

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AME4IT 3/6/2013 2:29PM

    I'm so happy to hear that you're back on track. I've heard so many wonderful things about SP Coach and am glad you are able to reap the same benefits.
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Needing some help :(

Monday, March 04, 2013

I am really struggling....I don't know what my problem is but I seem to have great weeks and then totally bomb on the weekends. I am trying SO hard to not give up and maintain a positive attitude but when I'm not seeing any change and I can't even seem to keep myself on track it seems hopeless :( I have been reading and watching as many success stories as I can....I need some encouragement and any advice anyone is willing to give. I just really don't want another month to go by without anything to show for it. :(

  
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IMREITE 3/6/2013 12:36AM

    i have been going backwards on some of my goal but i am making small improvements that i hope to make into new habit.

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CHUNKIMAMA 3/5/2013 2:39PM

    I feel the exact same way. Each day is a new day. We can get right back on track and not look back at those bad days. You can do it!

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CHRISTILYNN1 3/4/2013 12:45PM

    If your schedule allows it, I would suggest exercising on the weekends. When I go to the gym, no matter what day it is, I tend to watch my eating more carefully, since I don't want to blow all the good I just did. It's a way to stop myself from throwing caution to the wind on the weekends. Maybe that will work for you!

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JEETSA 3/4/2013 12:33PM

    Thank you everyone for all your suggestions and support! I do try to not keep anything "junky" in the house...but honestly I will eat whatever I can when I'm "giving up" it is definitely something I am working on! The lack of control and planning is killing me so I have made a goal to stay within my cal range EVEN on the weekend....if I am on the higher end so be it but I do NOT want to go above!!! Thanks again, you are all amazing!!!
:) Here is to an awesome day!!!

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AME4IT 3/4/2013 12:11PM

    What are you doing (or not doing) on the weekends that you arent doing during the week? Is it the business of the week that allows you no downtime to snack? If so, maybe you need a list of things to do besides mindless snacking. I'm in and out of ruts all the time and I have found that posting a list on the fridge and/or pantry door help me decide whether I'm truly needing a snack or just bored and need something to do.

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EBERKSHIRE86 3/4/2013 11:33AM

    Routine for me is a huge factor on the weekends try to keep your eating schedule as close to your weekday schedule as possible. Keep plenty of healthy snack options available since your more likely to mindlessly snack when your home all day and remember that its ok to eat "bad" foods sometimes just watch your portions splurging a little on the weekends won't hurt you if you keep it in control, a slice of pizza isn't going to make you gain weight but a whole pizza probably will :) Also make sure your drinking enough water over the weekend! Don't forget about the March challenge and remember to do your scheduled cardio bursts everday, weekends too! Keep moving and you'll see those results! Most importantly don't give up!

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AMANDILANE 3/4/2013 10:29AM

    I'm with you- weekends are the hardest time for me as well, because that's when I lose my routine. For example, Friday night I went to a benefit dinner, and Saturday night some of our friends invited us to dinner. When I lose the ability to control what food I eat for dinner, I also tend to lose my ability to portion. Then I tend to feel like the day is a waste, the weekend is a waste, and I might as well eat what I want.
I just have to keep getting right back on it on Monday. Watching "Biggest Loser" on Monday nights has helped motivate me for the week.
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LH-CRYSTALSTAIR 3/4/2013 7:11AM

    Is it that you eat out on the weekends? Do you have snack type food that is loaded with calories that you can't stop eating? That's what happened with me this weekend. We ate out twice, once for my son's birthday and another time after a game. I did eat more than I should have, but not like what I used to eat! I am making better choices just by coming to SP. I also bought cookies and snacks for my son's birthday weekend. I had gotten to where I never even bought that stuff, so if it wasn't in the house I couldn't eat it! Well, I had some this weekend! I weighed this morning, and I had gained. I can't let that get me off track for the rest of my life though. I am starting a new day with new choices today.
I know what works for me-- just not having it in my house! That may not be realistic all of the time, but I still struggle with moderation. I have to find a point where i can say a little bit is within my calories for the day- i'm not there yet. I don't need the temptation, and my family doesn't need the junk either.
Can you just not have whatever it is that you are eating in the house?
Can you find a healthier alternative to whatever it is that you are snacking on?
Can you find a way to get in more exercise to burn those extra calories that you are taking in on the weekend?
Just ideas that I need to work on too! Let me know how you do and what you come up with! I need help too!
Lori
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LOSE2CRUIZE 3/4/2013 6:44AM

    I'm with Tatter, what's your plan and what makes weekends different from your week? Are you restricting yourself from foods? Either way, you are doing great if you are making healthy choices 5 days out of the 7 instead 0-7. You WILL do this I know it! Onederland is calling you lol

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TATTER3 3/4/2013 6:24AM

    This may be your plan...to stick with it as tight as possible during the week and then just be reasonable on the weekends. Do you know what your triggers are? Do you know what time of day you run into probs or what you're doing differently on the weekends with your diet that you skip on weekdays. It's all in the long term planning. But just a step at a time! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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SWANATOPIA 3/4/2013 1:16AM

    It's important to realize that you are making progress, even if you cannot see it or it doesn't seem to be happening fast enough. Try and find how many calories it takes to maintain your weight for the weekends, this way instead of going over you can still eat more but not sabotage any previous days. I think there is a calculator online.

This is how I have done it since I started my journey. I go low calorie all week long, then on the weekends, I kick it up to my maintenance calories, which for me is 2,300. On Monday, I get back to it! works great for me and I think it will help you allot!

Remember that healthy choices will not always be 100% perfect but the closer you can get to it, the better!

Have a great week!

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ZRIE014 3/4/2013 1:02AM

  do not let it get you down. just think where you want to go and keep on track. best wishes.

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February down, March Up!

Friday, March 01, 2013

So February was almost a total write off I think I lost and gained back the entire month....definitely wasn't a success for me. HOWEVER, March is going to be a different story! I am READY to have an AMAZING Month ....I have been on track since February 28th with tracking everyday and staying within my calorie range. I am setting up a new workout routine and I am aiming high....going to reach my 1st goal of below 200 first and then aim for another 8lbs!!! Here I go!!!

  
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CHUNKIMAMA 3/5/2013 2:41PM

    You can do this!!

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LOSE2CRUIZE 3/1/2013 9:16PM

    Most important thing is you aren't giving in and you are keeping up with this..! ONEderland is waiting for you :)

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AMANDILANE 3/1/2013 11:39AM

    You can do it!

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Starting off right!

Monday, February 18, 2013

So last week was just a total right off and I vowed that that would NOT happen this week! Today I worked out over my lunch break and I felt GREAT! I had WAY more energy for my afternoon and just knowing that I could leave when school was done and have that extra time with my baby girl made it all worth it.
I had one hard eating choice, it was a staff member's bday celebration and they had ice cream cake, my favorite!!! SO I did have a small piece....BUT I included it in my tracker and even with my supper I am still on the lower end of my cals, yay!
This week is a BIG week for me...I REALLY want to get to my first goal before my babe turns 1 next Wednesday....send me your positivity I can really use it this week!
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IMREITE 2/22/2013 12:41AM

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TATTER3 2/19/2013 6:54AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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AMANDILANE 2/18/2013 10:43PM

    Last week was rough for me too. I got a lot of good exercise in, but my food choices were poor- especially at night. But I just went grocery shopping and have my meal plan for the week, and guess what? I think I "sparked" my husband and stepson- they are both starting an exercise program and healthy eating plan this week too. It will be MUCH easier if we're all doing it together. I'm excited this week- for both of us!!

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DYNAMICDEB53 2/18/2013 7:25PM

    Your little girl is going to be so pround of her mom, you are taking care of yourself and with that getting healthier. You will make your goal, Keeping figers crossed by Wed.
Hugs and smiles
Deb

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LOSE2CRUIZE 2/18/2013 6:41PM

    We WILL be under 200 by then! I know it..! ONEderland, here we come!! Hot(ter) Mommas on the way!! LOL

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