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Warrior Within

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thank you all for your comments emoticon emoticon emoticon
Warrior Within is persevering
This morning I went walking for 30 minutes, had an on plan breakfast, but after that I know I had way too many carbs and protein. I did drink my water, and journaled my food. I do have some fruit but it will put me over my calorie limit, but I'll eat it anyway.
Okay, for my 100 mile challenge I have only completed 3.35 miles BUT if I walk 1 mile a day I should finish on time. My personal goal is to walk at least 2-3 miles per day to get it done before the end date. So tomorrow will be my first to try to do a 1 1/2 mile AM and PM walk, so I'll blog to tell how it went.

You all have a blessed week SPARKFRIENDS, I love you all

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YESITSDEB 5/25/2010 12:29PM

    Great Plan. emoticon

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GERPAT 5/25/2010 10:20AM

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LOOZINITNOW 5/25/2010 9:15AM

    Keep on persevering! emoticon

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CINDYMCD1 5/25/2010 7:32AM

    Keep up the good work. I love walking! It's good for the body and for the soul!

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/25/2010 6:54AM

    Great, you have a plan. Take your time, IF you dont' make the 100 miles by the time you specified, so be it. You did your best and that's good enough. You are changing your life for the better emoticon

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Being sincere

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I told Simone I was with her about getting back on track, but my actions today were in no way straight. I mean I only got the eating, of one meal done right and failed at everything else.
SIMONE, I'm sorry emoticon I will do better tomorrow, I have plans and I'm not going to let anything stop me. I'm ready! I'm ready!

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I was off track last week. Please don't give up because all your spark friends are here for you. Together we will do this.
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TEDYBEAR2838 5/24/2010 2:28PM

    Joann, just look around you. ALL OF US, every one of us fail, continually. Each time we pick up another good habit and new way of doing things. It's not an "all or nothing" kind of thing.

It's a new way of living, that we have not traveled before. So it takes time, but it's definitely worth the journey.

WE are here for you. Keep blogging we'll keep following you and helping along this MOST BEAUTIFUL Journey to a new better relationship with food and other areas of our lives.

We realize WE CAN DO IT!


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DARKTHOR 5/24/2010 11:41AM

    Try to focus on the positive steps you take. You ate a good meal, that means you can do it. You can do it again too! Eating one good meal a day is already better than many people do. Now you work up from there. It doesn't matter how many times you fall, just how many times you get back up and try again. You can do this!

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GERPAT 5/24/2010 11:33AM

    Thank goodness everyday is a new's hard to keep our focus on the good things we have done, don't let it get you down! Have a good week!!

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LOOZINITNOW 5/24/2010 11:01AM

    JoAnne...That one meal you got right is one step closer to becoming a better you. You are not a failure. You are here for a reason and we are here to support and help you get every step closer to that goal. emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/24/2010 10:10AM

    Joanne, you only fail when you quit trying. Simone is right - baby steps!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 5/24/2010 9:58AM

    emoticon Joe anne, it's ok. I wasn't perfect yesterday either but I did get my water and exercise in. Learn from yesterday and make your plan for today! YOU CAN DO THIS. Baby steps. Start by making small changes so you don't overwhelm yourself. Make up a list of one or two Fast Break Goals and set them up here on the goals page. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMFAN 5/24/2010 1:24AM

    You can do it!

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Meeting Jillian

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Just about a month ago Jillian was here in our community. She is doing a special presentation about Native Americans and had chosen a family here in this community as her subjects.
The day this picture was taken, the people in the community had planned a welcome event for her and the camera crew. I came to the event which was at the local park, and waited for her to arrive. The family that was chosen was there also and asked us all to welcome them. There was food to be served but I wasn't planning to stay long to eat. After the speech I went right up to her and hugged her and my sister took a picture and then I left. Sorry guys it wasn't a big hoopla meeting but I just wanted a picture.
The rest of the story, is that she upset quite a few people because she threw out a whole box of freshly cooked bread. I agree that it was not healthy food but someone had taken the time to cook it and she didn't have to eat it if she didn't want to.
Anyway Jillian and the crew were here about a week and had even done a community health walk, but I was busy that day and didn't make it. But next month Jillian is scheduled to come back for more filming and updates on the chosen family. Also there is some Native cultural events happening, so maybe then I will get to really meet her then.
Be blessed Sparkfamily emoticon

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RUN2MYDREAMS 5/23/2010 12:30PM

    What a wonderful experience for you to have had. I hope you'll post an update next month!
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MOMFAN 5/22/2010 9:44PM

    Next month she will see a lighter you!

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MINDYJ1 5/21/2010 11:34AM

    You look so happy in the picture! I am so glad for you!

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YESITSDEB 5/21/2010 11:10AM

    How fun (except for the bread). emoticon

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THREEE 5/21/2010 1:56AM


and i think jillian actually is soooo tender-hearted but on a mission...if she would have THOUGHT for half a second, she MAYBE wouldn't have pitched the bread, but she just wants to fix anyone she comes in contact with...she was on, i think, Dr.Phil with a male (jacka**) trainer and she rode him hard when given the opportunity because he was only talking LOOKS and she is CONCERNED with HEALTH...she cares...

and DO let us know if you get to talk to her next time... emoticon

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ANGIEFAYE818 5/20/2010 10:16PM

    Wow!!! Really neat!!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/20/2010 9:14PM

    .Well, that was pretty kewl!~

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STARLIGHT615 5/20/2010 9:11PM

    How awesome is that!!!

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GERPAT 5/20/2010 8:58PM

    Yeah that's the thing we look at food with attachments and representations........not Jillian, bootcamp all the way! I hope you get to spend some time with her, don't forget to tell her about Sparks!!


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LOOZINITNOW 5/20/2010 8:47PM

    How cool! emoticon

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GRANDMAAMIE 5/20/2010 8:19PM

    that's nice
sorry to hear about the bread.

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    Cool getting to meet Jillian...

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Change is good :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

This past week I have been re-organizing my kitchen, to make it mine. Now I just need to re-learn how to cook, OK not really but at least healthier food that my family will eat.
I've been journaling my food on my IPOD with the LoseIt application. I really like it cause you don't need an internet connection and I can take it with me everywhere. Oh yea, I got my Curves toning shoes and am loving them.
Well got to go add some exercise minutes to my day. You all have a great evening emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 5/16/2010 3:59PM

    I will agree Sparkrecipes are great, but do what the nutirents on some and make any adjustments you might need.
Have fun with the new shoes.

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CINDYMCD1 5/16/2010 7:49AM

    There are so many healthy recipes out there! Good luck! Have a great weekend!

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/16/2010 5:53AM

    Good for you!

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/15/2010 10:37PM

    Well, it sure sounds like you had a good day. Reorganize the kitchen? Mine needs it... care to take over here also? I can cook.... emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 5/15/2010 10:21PM

    Use the Spark recipes. There are some great ones on here!

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DSCROW 5/15/2010 8:37PM

    Great start! Now ready and set, just Gooooooooo! Good luck.

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Slowly ~ ~ ~ ~ moving

Friday, May 14, 2010

I've kinda been not at home so much this week. I'm even driving more, and I'm feeling like I'm getting brave or is it control? I know that things will not change unless I am willing to let it change, I know that GOD has more for me to do, I just need to get past this fear. Depression can really bea block to growth but I am doing my best to get through it.
I did sign up for a 100mile walk challenge which will start on Monday and last until September. The group that is sponsoring this will be giving us T-shirts when we finish and Nikes for the first to finish, also we should be getting our pedometers today sometime.
You all have a blessed weekend, and I'll see you lighter emoticon

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BELLJOANN 5/16/2010 6:23PM

    Good for you.

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MEOWMAMA3 5/15/2010 6:53PM

    Good for you signing up for a walking challenge! I'm proud of you! Hang in there! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COJUTE2 5/14/2010 10:50PM

    That sounds like a great way to hold yourself accountable to get your exercise.

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GODSCLAY47 5/14/2010 9:21PM

    yay on the challenge! You are heading in the right direction! Have a blessed day!!

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LOOZINITNOW 5/14/2010 7:00PM

    Great challenge! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/14/2010 6:57PM

    That is great!

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CINDYMCD1 5/14/2010 6:22PM

    Bless you! I am so glad you took on the challenge! Awesome!

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/14/2010 4:07PM

    Good for you, sometimes you just have to put one foot in front of the other to get to the other end. You are doing it~!

I'm so proud of your efforts. It has to be hard, but sometimes, something worth while is.

YOU GO GIRL! emoticon

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GRANDMAAMIE 5/14/2010 3:44PM

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NORDAKOTA 5/14/2010 3:25PM

    What a wonderful challenge to take on! You can do it!

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MOCACHOC 5/14/2010 3:19PM

    GOd Bless you and good luck on your training for the 100 mile walk. I know you'll be just fine. God will never leave nor forsake us. We just have to hold on to HIS unchanging hand. He doesn't change we do, He doesn't move, we do. Stay in tune with Him and He will guide and carry you.

Have a Blessed Weekend.

Peace and Love

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