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Gone Long Enough??

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I sure have been. I used to be such a faithful Sparkie, now I don't even log in, or track my exercise or food, or even drink my water.

I can't even say that starting now I will do it again, but I have been lacking the motivation to make the change again.

I've gained lots of weight back and my clothes do not fit as cute as they used to. And still this is not motivating enough.

I've been so busy...wait no...that's just an excuse. I've been lazy, I'm actually still really lazy and it shows, in my attitude mostly.

It stops now, wait, I said that a few weeks ago, and a month ago, and even day ago, and here I am again, same pit I've been. Aaagghhh!!!!

Worst of it all is...wait for it...I've gotten comfortable in larger size clothing!!! I packed up all my smaller clothes and haven't looked back. Am I ashamed? I think so, but has that changed anything? NOPE!!! Actually, I started buying a size bigger than what I (un)comfortably wear now. Yep, I'm doomed.

A few days ago my husband said "do SparkPeople, you know it works for you". So here I am, following the wise words of that ripped hunk I have for a husband.

So Spark friends, I'm back! For how long? I hope for the long run, I really need to be.

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DDHEART 12/18/2012 10:40AM

    If at first..............try try again.

Been there done that, bought a larger t shirt...Well that was is now....

We do know what works and it can be time consuming but logging in helps to remind us of what we have to do...tracking shows us where we are and where we're going....Do it! 2013 will be different!

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CORNERKICK 12/14/2012 12:22AM

  Welcome back

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COXBETH 12/13/2012 3:24AM

    Sometimes I hate having a super-fit husband...but then again, it's nice to have someone around who knows how to kick me in the seat of the pants when I need it.
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WHOVIAN3 12/13/2012 12:42AM

I totally get how you feel! It happened to me!! It started with just a few extra lbs and I would think this is not good,but then another side of me would say" oh who cares it just a few lbs". Well now its 50 lbs later!! I just started this new journey 3 days ago!

We can do it!! emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 12/12/2012 11:41PM

    I just read that Beyonce says it's not your physical strength but your mental strength that will get you to the body you desire. You know your weaknesses. I'm glad you didn't wait until January 1. Today is the perfect day to reboot your health and fitness plan. I have been fooling around on Wii Fit and find it a very motivating tool. It will weigh you and provide you with hours of programs both high energy and not-so-high. My son is my biggest coach and encourager. If you guys already have a Kinect, they say the fitness programs for that are fun and motivating too. I wish you much success in your goals! You will get those small-size clothes back into the front of the closet before you know it!

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Eating Salads with Braces :(

Monday, January 09, 2012

I am having a huge spinach salad with red onion, cucumber, sweet peppers, avocado, raw asparagus and broccoli and lean beef adn it is so hard!!!! Especially because I had 2 teeth extractions when I got my braces on and now I have two major gaps in my mouth and to top it off, the wires trap the spinach and I can't get it out! I'm in class right now and I am dreading smiling because I know the spinach is there. I forgot my mirror that I carry with me everywhere along with floss, toothpase and a toothbrush.

Oh well, a green smile is gonna have to do tonight!

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BEACH_BOUND120 1/10/2012 12:52PM

    try gum when you don't have your tooth brush it helps a little.

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JENNI_ROCK 1/10/2012 5:47AM

    Sounds yummy and completely worth the green smile!

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HIPPYCAT 1/9/2012 11:56PM

    emoticon (This emoticon seems to be missing something.)

Good going!

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My toddler won't let me nap!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

I needed a nap so badly today. I get out of school at 10:30 pm and end up falling asleep sometime after 11 pm. I am up early for work and today was an especially busy day for me. I wanted to nap and so I tell my 2.5 year old to lay with me and I'd put a Veggie Tales movie.

Never fails that as soon as I doze off I hear, "gi up momma, gi up!"

He is lucky he is so darn adorable!

Maybe tomorrow I can nap. Hey, a mommy can dream, right?


Catching up...I hope to be back for good!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

I haven't been very active on SP for a very long time. The reasons, for the most part, have been school, the thought I could do it on my own without SP, and recently, my new part time job. So I've been pretty busy. Sometimes I don't even have the ability to log on SP to spin the wheel. But anyways, I've been on a weight loss roller-coaster ride. My lowest was at 124 lbs and my current weight of 135 lbs (thanks to the amazing cooking of my MIL over Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays). I showed absolutely no restraint and I am paying for it now.

I'm not dwelling on it though. I am going back to the basics! And for me, that means SP. This has been the one place that has truly helped me. So a bit of an update on me follows.

I had a good but not great 2011.

My weight has been up and down all year long.

My DH is driving me nuts with all his research and constant change of views on the best weight loss/muscle gaining programs (but that's a rant, I mean blog, for another day).

I finished my Accounting program in October and am currently doing my Associates degree. Completion date: July 2012.

I got a part time job as an auditor at a really great organization. The prospects of full time in the future are great. I love my job and look forward to going to work every morning.

The combination of school and work keeps me away from my favorite hobbies: sewing, scrapbooking and napping!

My 2 year old is starting to potty train.

My oldest son turned 9 in November! This is so hard to believe. Time goes by way too fast.

For Christmas, I got a food processor, a juice extractor, and an indoor grill. All helpful kitchen appliances to aid in my healthy lifestyle.

I also got the Ipod Touch 4th generation (because my husband will not give in to getting Iphones). I absolutely love it.

And last but not least about a week ago...I GOT BRACES!!! I am so thrilled because my dentist friend worked with me on the cost. He is the best!! Go doctor Randy Prewitt. I've always been a bit self concious about my smile but now, I am working on it and am hoping to have a nice straight smile in about 1.5 to 2 years from now (wow! it seems like forever!)

This is all I can think of for now. I hope you are having a great start to 2012. My goal is to be more active on Spark and to really utilize the basics I learned here.

Can't wait to catch up with you all!

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    welcome back..I recently came back after awhile too

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BEACH_BOUND120 1/5/2012 2:25PM

    I am so happy to have you back, I hope you stick around! Congratulations on finishing you accounting program and congratulations on being proactive about the things you want. it seems you have all the tools needed to make 2012 a successful year. I use to wear braces too and was a bit self concious about my smile too they can be painful but the results are amazing! and well worth it. Since the braces are in your mounth you should see them as a tool not only to help you straighten your teeth but also as a reminder to be careful about what you put in your mouth: is it worth it to eat this or that? do i really need a second serving of this?

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CINDYHEN 1/5/2012 11:20AM

    Welcome back! It sounds like your life is good but busy! I will be finishing school in June so I understand that. I've re-committed to SP too. We can do this!

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CORNERKICK 1/5/2012 1:27AM

  Welcome back!

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Living A Sheltered Life

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

After 10 months in school, I have come to the realization that I have lived a sheltered life. Actually, I guess I gradually realized how sheltered and naive I am because everyone around me knows so much...too much I think. And yesterday, there was an attempt to burst the perfectly warm and fuzzy "bubble" I live in. I'm not going into detail because I would not know how to explain it. Fortunately, I am that naive and sheltered that their attempt did not work. This is me: I am sheltered, I am naive, I believe there is good in every person and I try to see that before I pass judgement, I believe in God and I secretly wish I had super powers. I don't get "dirty" or sarcastic jokes. I do not use curse words and I do wish the best for everyone. I am not conceited but I am confident in myself. I strive to exceed all expectations at all times because I know I am capable of going above and beyond what is asked of me. I don't believe in failure, as long as I learn something from a mistake.

Thinking about, I am very sheltered and a bit naive. I am thankful to my mother for raising me this way. I hope my children grow up the same. Who needs to fit in? Why be a follower. Be a leader, be different. Above everything I've learned in the past 10 months, this is the most important thing I've learned. I want to be different. Actually, I am different. And this does make me quite happy.

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RURABE 10/19/2011 11:32PM

    Hi Josie!
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CINDYHEN 10/19/2011 1:25AM

    And it shows through in your personality (in real life and online). You come across as sweet and caring which it what we should all strive to be! Good for you for being different and a leader. Your children will love you for it the same way you love your mom for it.

I grew up very very sheltered and naive and made some big mistakes because of it. I've been happy and healthy (mentally) for the last 10 years. We are trying to raise my 7 year old to be sheltered too.

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