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Need to find my motivation!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I know when my routine gets interrupted, I have so much trouble getting back to it. This week has been tough for me for many reasons, and I lost my motivation quickly and my routine was gone. I need to get back on track! I have been sick but I have been feeling better! I had a small dental procedure done which resulted in swelling, bruising, and a tender jaw that really affected my eating. My jaw is sore but getting better and I hope to get back on my diet. Had a few other small things happen such as our camper at a campground was broken into this week. Well, enough venting - now I need to find my motivation again and get back on track.

Today is a new day! My goals for today 1) track my food today 2)get in 10,000 steps 3)Spend time with my son.

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SHARKAR02 4/24/2010 1:33PM

    You've already getting back by making your plan for today. That's what this is all about is taking baby steps and making this a lifestyle change. You got hit with a lot but you didn't give up, you looked for what you needed to do to get back on the road. Hang in there, I know you can succeed, you've done a lot already. And BTW, feel free to vent anytime you need.


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CERIUSLY 4/24/2010 12:40PM

    Hi Joy,
I saw you on the Lady Bugs Huddle. You have a good plan in place. You have done it and you will do it. I was there to post my weight and went ahead and read the positives thread. That always helps me to regain my focus. Have a great day and most of all enjoy your son!

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TRACY180 4/24/2010 10:04AM

    A sickness and sore jaw can really challenge any one's resolve. Good job on coming up with some goals for today. It will probably help you get back on track. Good luck! emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 4/24/2010 8:07AM

    We often do the things we love and excuse the things we are not truely loving. Make the things which are good for you a priorty and learn to to love them because you will profit from them. God Bless, Vic.

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CAFLETER 4/24/2010 8:05AM

    You can do this! Keep the bigger goal in mind, and remember that it is a journey and not a race!


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I want to feel better!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Starting on Friday, I developed a cold. I just want to feel better soon. When I am sick, I stop tracking my calories, etc... and it takes me a while to get back to where I was. I especially lose my motivation to workout, and this takes me a long time to built that momentum up again. The plan is give myself today to relax and jump back on my routine on Monday.

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SHARKAR02 4/18/2010 10:47PM

    Hope you're better soon.

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TRACY180 4/18/2010 3:32PM

    Hope you feel better soon. I hate being sick because I just don't like to feel bad and lay around a lot.

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SEYSARAH 4/18/2010 12:38PM

    I'm so sorry you are feeling badly. Here's to some rest and calm so you can recover quickly!

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VVKIMBO07 4/18/2010 9:11AM

    I hate being sick. It makes working out so very hard because I never want to workout when I feel bad. Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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Making progress

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I finally feel like I am making progress. emoticon Seeing those numbers on the scale this week, have been very motivating. I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. Twelve years ago, my mom lost her battle with cancer. I was 23 at the time and had a very rough time. My mom, along with many of her family members battled major weight challenges. She always wanted me to be healthy and in control of my weight. At one point, she made me promise that I would try my best to never go over a certain weight because she knew what a slippery slope it can be. I have not been able to keep that promise, but seeing that I am four pounds from my promise to my mom is a good feeling. I have more to get to a healthy BMI, but will be so excited when these four pounds are gone.

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    That is so wonderful-good for you! We all have our why...for ourselves should be #1 but you have a lot of reasons to follow!
Thanks for stopping by my page when I was was great to "meet" you!

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SHARKAR02 3/31/2010 1:27AM

    Super! emoticon

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NEED2BTHIN4ME 3/30/2010 3:04PM

    You are doing awesome! Your Mom would be proud of you!


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BECKIWO 3/30/2010 1:39PM

    Congratulations! What a great feeling !
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Need to refocus a little bit

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Well, I just cannot seem to catch up on my sleep. I have not gotten 8 hours of sleep since last week. I am averaging 61/2 to 7 hours. I really need 8 hours and I am really feeling the affect. Plus, I have been drinking more caffeine which I am trying to limit. I have not felt up to my usually evening workout. I have to say, that I have been walking over my lunch break everyday. I am proud I am at least getting that in for some exercise. I am going to try leave work early today, so I can get a jump start on my evening stuff including my workout. I am making a crockpot dinner, so it will be ready to go. I am going to do all I can do to be in bed by 9:30pm. It is all about planning ahead of time.

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NEED2BTHIN4ME 3/24/2010 8:29AM

    8 hours? Where do you find the time for 8 hours of sleep? Just kidding but with our full active lives, I think most people get short changed on sleep. Good luck on getting back on track -

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JOYCEMARIE9 3/24/2010 8:20AM

    Sounds like you have a good plan. Good luck and enjoy your journey.

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THENEWCINDY 3/24/2010 6:54AM

    thats great that your planning ahead

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Ready for Monday

Monday, March 22, 2010

I am ready for today! I have to work 12 hours today, which is hard for me to manage everything with that many working hours with an hour commute each way. So, I tried to prepare a head of time. Last night, I got in a great workout, I got everything ready for my son to go to school (including his clothes, lunch, and homework all together), I prepared my lunch and lots of good snacks to get me through the day, I packed my sneakers to walk over my lunch, I spent time with my son playing t-ball and reading yesterday afternoon since I will not see him today. I am proud of my time managment skills last night and this morning. Off to a great start this week! emoticon emoticon

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TRACY180 3/22/2010 8:38PM

    Way to go on the time management and advance planning.

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BIKERNEL1 3/22/2010 8:17AM

    Wow, What great time management! You are an inspiration! emoticon

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SUNNEEGIRL 3/22/2010 6:36AM

  Good morning! I have to say you did a great job with your time management to get ready for today. I am impressed and inspired!

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